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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Respeccing Ability Points

Nathan Garvin

In order to respec your Ability Points, in The Witcher 3, you’ll need one of two items: a Potion of Clearance or a Potion of Restoration (for mutations). Typically these items are sold by specific vendors and below you’ll find a handy table that lists each one, along with their location.

(1 of 1) Select merchants carry Potions of Clearance.

Ability Point Respec - Potion of Clearance

Accidents happen. Sometimes some ability seems better on paper than it turns out to be in practice, or perhaps some formerly great abilities are nerfed (in a single player game!) for “balance” reasons. Maybe some new DLC drops that makes you think how you want to spend your ability points? On Death March difficulty, you may also adopt a build that covers early-game vulnerabilities that you eventually outgrow?

Whatever the reason, there may well come a time when you wish you had spent your ability points differently, and fortunately you can use Potions of Clearance to refund spent Ability Points. You can find these potions stocked by various merchants throughout the game, although it’s a fairly selective list (until you reach Blood and Wine, anyways), and purchasing one will set you back 1,000 crowns. If you need to raise funds, check out the aptly named Money Farming Tips page.

Below you’ll find a list of various merchants who stock Potions of Clearance:

Potion of Clearance Vendors

Merchant Location
Kiera Metz Varies depending on choices - likely either northeast of Midcopse, in Velen, or south of the keep in Kaer Morhen.
Merchant Southeast of the “St. Gregory’s Bridge” signpost, in a building near a barber shop.
Gremist On a path north of Gedyneith, in Skellige.
Yolar In a cave near (under) Gedyneith, in Skellige.
Merchant In a perfume shop southwest of “The Gran’place” signpost in Beauclair, Toussaint.
Herbalist In an herb shop northwest of the “Metinna Gate” signpost in Beauclair, Toussaint.
Herbalist Castel Ravello Vineyard, Toussaint.
Herbalist Coronata Vineyard, Toussaint. You must complete a “Person(s) in Distress” even northeast of the “Trading Post” signpost, first.
Wine Merchant Northeast of the “Chuchote Cave” signpost in Toussaint. You must complete Vintner’s Contract: Chuchote Cave first.
Wine Merchant Southwest of the “Dun Tynne Crossroads” signpost in Toussaint. You must complete “Vintner’s Contract: Dun Tynne Hillside” first.

(1 of 2) You can buy them for 1,000 crowns each, and when you use one,

You can buy them for 1,000 crowns each, and when you use one, (left), all the ability points you’ve spent on abilities will be refunded. (right)

When you buy a Potion of Clearance, it’ll be stashed in the “Potions” section of your inventory. Just drink it from there and all the ability points you’ve earned from leveling and visiting Places of Power will be refunded, save for ones used to unlock mutations. For these, you’ll need Potions of Restoration.

Mutations Respec - Potion of Restoration

Potions of Restoration are a Blood and Wine exclusive item that refund any ability points you’ve spent unlocking new mutations in the mutations tree, which can be unlocked by completing the side quest Turn and Face the Strange. Like Potions of Clearance, these are sold by various merchants for 1,000 crowns a pop. Any merchant in Toussaint who sells Potions of Clearance will also sell Potions of Restoration (see list, above).

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  • Publisher
    CD Projekt
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    24 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    21 July 2024
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin (Haeravon)

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You are Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster-hunter known as a Witcher. You’ve fully regained your memories since your miraculous revival and escape from the Wild Hunt, and have cleared your name of the false accusations of regicide. In the wake of the assassination of Foltest, king of Temeria, the north have been rent by warfare as Nilfgaard launches its third major invasion, and the northlands have been united under the insane king Radovid. Overshadowing these petty politics is the mysterious return of Ciri - Geralt’s adopted daughter, who is now being pursued by the Wild Hunt.

The guide offers the following:

  • A full walkthrough that’s more than just a listing of quests-it’s an “ideal chronological order” that will get you through the whole game and allow you to see and do everything the game has to offer.

  • Side quests, including monster contracts and treasure hunts for obtaining powerful Witcher sets.

  • Descriptions of decisions, quests, and events that influence the various endings of the game.

  • Crafting and Alchemy information.

  • General strategies on how to take down foes large and small, monstrous and humanoid, boss or mundane.

  • Information on how to complete all the Gwent quests and obtain all the Gwent cards, including detailed Gwent strategies.

  • Trophy/Achievement information.

MASSIVE UPDATE: 7th September 2016 ongoing

  • Added DLC quests “Fool’s Gold” and “Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear”.
  • Organisational changes in the Velen section of the walkthrough to reflect the increased level of Griffin School Gear.
  • Organisational changes throughout the walkthrough to provide a “no skulls” path through the game.
  • Added Death March difficulty tips and commentary throughout the guide.
  • More XP reward numbers included.
  • Walkthrough now includes additional information based on patch changes.
  • Various typo and grammar fixes.
  • Added DLC pages for Blood & Wine, Heart of Stone
  • Lots more quality of life improvements

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