This page will cover how to respect in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, specifically how to refund your ability points using Potions of Clearance, including where you can find said Potions of Clearance.
Where to Find Potions 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 How to Get Money Fast in The Witcher 3 page.
Below you’ll find a list of various merchants who stock Potions of Clearance:
|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.|
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.
Where to Find Potions 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).