The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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The Witcher's Forge Walkthrough

Nathan Garvin

While you’re at Kaer Morhen, there is a quest you can get that grants access to the legendary Witcher forge within the castle. The result of it is that you can get yourself a mastercrafted version of the Wolf school gear, which saves you needing to run around getting diagrams, at the cost of one elementa’s life anyway. Here is a walkthrough of the Witcher’s Forge questline in the Witcher 3.

The Witchers Forge (Level 30)

Now, if you read “Monstrum, Or a Portrayal of Witcher: Volume 2” which you could have found back in Kaer Morhen you may remember it mentioned “the mines near Kaer Morhen”. Since you’re already here and all, you might as well finish up this quest, too. In the chamber where you fought the golem - along the northern wall of said chamber - you’ll find a shrine. Yes, the same shrine where you nabbed the “Diagram: Superior Wolven Gauntlets”. Examine it and some candles will light up, and a passageway to the west will open up. Score.

Head west down the passage that opened up, then turn south to reach a chamber, where Geralt will comment on some magic nearby. Loot the room, then head up some stairs to find a hearth, which is somehow still burning, although the bellows nearby suggest the blaze isn’t quite as potent as it could be. Investigate one of the bellows and the fire itself will talk to you, claiming the forge belongs to one Radmir of Tor Carnedd. Say what you will and the voice will grow… agitated when Geralt voices his desire to poke about, ultimately manifesting as an Ifrit (level thirty). Apply some more Elementa Oil, if necessary, and don’t forget that Aard can snuff the elemental’s flames for a time.

Once the Ifrit is slain, return to the hearth - now mere embers, but still hot enough to burn you if you step on the coals - and use The Eye of Nehaleni on the wall at the back of the hearth to dispel it. Behind this wall you’ll find three chests containing various armor, most notably a suit of Mastercrafted Wolven Armor . Considering the Crowns and components you’ll save by not having to craft this yourself, it’s a worthy reward, indeed.

Objective Reward
For investigating the forge in the mines 25 XP


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  • Publisher
    CD Projekt
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    24 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    2 January 2023
    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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