Disambig-icon.png This article is about blade coating bases. For The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt bear fat ingredient, see Bear fat. For The Witcher 3 dog tallow ingredient, see Dog tallow. For The Witcher 3 similarly named item, see Alchemy paste.
Blade Coating Bases are those various pastes, fats and lards that provide a stable grease able to withstand the addition of alchemical ingredients without losing viscosity. The bases easily spread over the entire length of the weapon, distributing the powerful ingredients evenly for maximum results. Care should be taken, however, not to touch one's eyes or other sensitive body parts until thoroughly washing your hands.
  • Standard quality allows up to 3 ingredients. (This quality of base is not found in the game.)
  • High quality allows up to 4 ingredients.
  • Top quality allows up to 5 ingredients.

Top quality bases Edit

Image Name Description Buy Sell
Base Alchemical Paste
Alchemical paste Can usually be purchased from alchemists. 70 Items Oren 14 Items Oren
Base Bear fat
Bear fat Can usually be purchased from waitresses and blacksmiths. 40 Items Oren 8 Items Oren
Base Dog Tallow
Dog tallow This is a top quality blade coating base, despite information to the contrary (see note below). 10 Items Oren 2 Items Oren

High quality bases Edit

Image Name Description Buy Sell
Base Goose Fat
Goose fat Found on most Salamandra corpses. 20 Items Oren 4 Items Oren
Base Suet
Suet Fairly ubiquitous 20 Items Oren 4 Items Oren

Notes Edit

  • Dog tallow is actually required for a quest: The Dogcatcher of Vizima. It can be found in many places, but Salamandra bodies are a good bet, as is Shani's house, though the exact location within Shani's house varies. It will also appear in the crypt inside the sewers, near the Aard Circle of Elements. Of course, there is always the option to kill the hapless animals under cover of night.
  • All other bases can be purchased from waitresses and blacksmiths.

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  • how to apply coating,

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    • can someone plz tell me how to apply these blade coatings 
    • Same as whetstone - Once you have made or bought the actual coating (Spectre oil, for example), just drag it onto the weapon in your invento...