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Substances Small Albedo Substances Small Nigredo Substances Small Rubedo

All alchemical ingredients contain one of six basic substances: aether, hydragenum, quebrith, rebis, vermilion and vitriol, but there are also three additional substances: albedo, nigredo and rubedo. Any given ingredient contains only a single basic substance and potentially one additional, or secondary substance. If all ingredients selected to create a given potion (and only a potion, not an oil or a bomb) contain the same additional substance, the resulting potion will provide some additional benefits over a similar potion which uses ingredients which have no secondary substance or varying secondary substances.

Finally there are special ingredients. There are only a few of these and they contain neither basic nor additional substances. Their alchemical properties are inherent and unique.

Journal potion Potions using additional substances Edit

Image Name Effect Duration
Substances Small Albedo
Albedo Reduces the toxicity of any subsequently imbibed potions. 1 hour
Substances Small Nigredo
Nigredo Increases damage by 20%. 4 hours
Substances Small Rubedo
Rubedo Increases the regeneration rate of vitality. 4 hours

Notes Edit

  • Drinking an Albedo potion when you already have the Albedo effect will not reduce toxicity further. The effects do not stack.

Glossary Entry Edit

Journal Glossary Additional Substances

An alchemical ingredient can contain one of three additional substances: albedo, nigredo or rubedo. If all of the ingredients chosen for the creation of a potion have identical additional substances, the resulting potion will provide additional benefits beyond its basic effect.
— Source: Basics of Alchemy

Albedo potions: characterized by a lower level of toxicity.

Nigredo potions: affect coordination and concentration, increasing damage inflicted on opponents.

Rubedo potions: aside from the potion's primary effect, it also regenerates lost Vitality.

Substances Small Albedo Albedo Edit

Albedo is an additional, or secondary substance which is present in some alchemical ingredients in addition to the primary substance. If all ingredients used to create a given potion contain albedo as an additional substance, the potion created reduces the toxicity of any subsequently imbibed potions.

Substances Small Nigredo Nigredo Edit

Nigredo is an additional, or secondary substance which is present in some alchemical ingredients in addition to the primary substance. If all ingredients used to create a given potion contain nigredo as an additional substance, the resulting potion will positively affect Geralt's coordination and focus, increasing his chances of hitting opponents.

Substances Small Rubedo Rubedo Edit

Rubedo is an additional, or secondary substance which is present in some alchemical ingredients in addition to the primary substance. If all ingredients used to create a given potion contain rubedo as an additional substance, the resulting potion will increase the regeneration rate of vitality in addition to the potion's original effect.

Substances Big Special Special ingredients Edit

Special ingredients are unique items which can be obtained by slaying particular monsters, and occasionally, from plants. These can be used to create special mutagenic potions with powerful effects (often granting additional talents to be used to obtain skills, or granting special skills directly).

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