As with normal Scavenger Hunts, there are purchasable maps that reveal the starting location for each of the treasure hunts. One can purchase these maps from specific merchants.
The Treasure maps are optional as one can find the diagrams without the maps as well.
Basic Cat School Gear:
- Feline Steel Sword Diagram
Go to Drahim Castle signpost. The diagram is down a few ladders once you step inside the castle.
- Feline Silver Sword Diagram.
The exact location has a signpost called Est Tayiar. This is located to the northeast of Oxenfurt and directly east of the Temerian Partisan Camp. Look inside the tunnel for a brick wall that can be smashed with Aard. Here you can find the diagram.
- Feline Crossbow Diagram
Located in the shipwreck of the Flying Stag, to the southwest of the lighthouse (which in turn is southwest of Novigrad). Swim or sail to the location, climb on board and drop through the deck to find a chest with the diagram (the crossbow requires a minimum level of 29 to be used).
- Entire Feline armor set (Feline Armor Diagram, the Feline Gauntlets Diagram, the Feline Boots Diagram, and the Feline Trousers Diagram)
Travel to the northwest of Novigrad, to the Electors' Square signpost. From there find the stairs directly west of the signpost and head down them towards the south. At the bottom make a sharp right (west) and down another few steps. Pass the large brazier and the priest on your left hand and continue down the left side of the slope, the steep slope. At the first opportunity on the slope, take a sharp left (southwest), then down a few steps and follow along another slope downward. At the bottom, near a regular brazier, make a right (west) and go around the building (don't go further down the slope you see left, but stick to the building on your right), you'll end up going north now. Follow the path. If you see two wooden wash tubs on your right hand in the grass then you're on the right path. The path stops a little bit further north. Drop down here and follow the path as it wraps around the cliff, leading you towards the cave entrance.Use the Eye of Nehaleni to open the cave, inside a Golem is guarding the cave. From the main cave entrance follow the tunnel to the left until you reach some statues. Use the levers until they all face the center of the room. Correctly aligning the statues will cause the floor to open up. Kill the three drowners, grab a key off the bottom of the pool and return to the main cave area where you killed the Golem. Use the key to open the door which the Golem was guarding. Inside the next room you will encounter Mad Kiyan, who will attack you on sight. Defeat him to get the diagrams.
- Feline Steel Sword Diagram – Enhanced
Start at the Reardon Manor Signpost and head to the northeast. You’ll eventually come to a cave halfway between Lurtch and Benek, (which is the "hog hut" of the Fool's Gold quest.) Inside is a chest with the Feline Steel Sword Diagram – Enhanced.
- Feline Silver Sword Diagram – Enhanced
Head into Novigrad using the Oxenfurt Gate. As you cross into the city, look for a merchant in a building directly in front of you. Look for some scaffolding a short ways to the right. There is a ladder hidden in there. Climb it and enter the building, then go to the top and snag the Feline Silver Sword Diagram – Enhanced from the chest.
- Feline Armor Diagram – Enhanced.
Head to the Aeramas' Abandoned Manor, located straight east of Oxenfurt. Go up some stone steps, on the upper level a chest with the diagram can be found.
- Feline Gauntlets Diagram – Enhanced
- Feline Boots Diagram – Enhanced
East of Toderas and north of Benek there is a cave where the Feline Boots Diagram – Enhanced can be found. The cave has two marked entrances, the chest can be found just past the north entrance where the Witcher mark is located. Head into the cave a short distance going south and the chest will be on your right hand against the cave wall. Marking the location are some vertical tree roots on the other side of the passage.
- Feline Trousers Diagram - Enhanced
Go into the house adjacent to the Oxenfurt journeyman blacksmith. Once inside go to a room at ground level with bloodstains on the floor, and down ladder on the right of the witcher symbol on the wall. Once down the ladder use aard to break through the brick wall. In the next room there will be iron gates on either side. Ignore these gates and instead use your witcher senses to identify a brick (it should be on the right side of the room. Press the brick to open a hidden room containing a chest in which the diagram can be found.
All four pieces of armor are located in the same spot, which is a welcome change from the running around we did to get the enhanced versions. First, head southwest from the Dragonslayer's Grotto Signpost. You can also go directly west from the Downwarren Signpost. You’re in the right spot when you find some ruins, and within those ruins is a chest. There's also an Earth Elemental, so we advise grabbing the Feline Armor Diagram – Superior, the Feline Gauntlets Diagram – Superior, the Feline Boots Diagram – Superior and the Feline Trousers Diagram – Superior, then getting out of there.
Find the nearest Signpost and fast travel to the Drahim Castle Signpost. You want to take the road that goes southwest, but when it splits off, go straight off-road. This should lead you to the Ursten Cave, and inside it will fork to the left and right. Take the right path, using your Witcher Senses to find the Feline Silver Sword Diagram – Superior.
Leave the cave and head to the nearest fast travel point, then look for the innkeeper icon on your map near the St. Gregory's Bridge Signpost in Novigrad. From the icon, head north and across the water. When you hit the shore you will be at the Smuggler's Den. There is another cave here, and inside is where you can use your Witcher Senses to locate the Feline Steel Sword Diagram – Superior. This will complete the superior set of gear for the Cat School Gear.
Luckily, there are only three locations to visit to find the gear for this set. The problem is it's all on the islands that make up Skellige, and there are some really tough beasts that stand in your way. We aren’t here to tell you how to defeat them, so try to ensure you are at least level 22 or higher to be able to take on all evildoers in the next portion. Even then, some will be tough.
Head to the Rogne Signpost on the main Skellige Island. You want to go east from this location until you reach the Kaer Gelen ruins. From the fast travel point, head in through the gate or head around the ruins to the right for a second entrance if the gate is closed. As you then head up the stairway, keep an eye out for a break in the wall to the left, with a broken metal grate. Squeeze through this gap and you'll find a chest on the left containing the Feline Steel Sword Diagram – Mastercrafted. Grab it and go.
Head to the most southern Skellige Island and fast travel to the Harviken Signpost. You want to go east (and a bit north) from there, stopping when you reach the Troll Treasure Cave. Head inside and follow the right tunnel, using your Witcher Senses to spot a wall you can smash through with Aard. In that room you’ll find the Feline Silver Sword Diagram – Mastercrafted.
The final location you need to visit is to the southeast of the last, along the shore by one of the boat icons you should see on your map. Travel there and look for the Wraith Treasure Cave, heading inside and moving forward. When you reach another section of cave, use your Witcher Senses to spot what you came for, the Feline Armor Diagram – Mastercrafted, the Feline Gauntlets Diagram – Mastercrafted, the Feline Boots Diagram – Mastercrafted and the Feline Trousers Diagram – Mastercrafted.
Journal entry Edit
- Scavenger Hunt: Cat School Gear:
- In his travels, Geralt happened upon the trail of a witcher named Kiyan. Having heard tale of this witcher's legendary equipment before, Geralt decided to investigate, visions of mighty armor and sharp weapons glistening before his eyes...
- Gathering all the diagrams to a full set of Cat School witcher gear - "Bah!" I hear you say, "Everyone knows such a deed is impossible!" But to Geralt of Rivia, "impossible" merely means "a tempting challenge I shall surely best." While accomplishing this particular bit of the impossible, he learned the story of Kiyan, a witcher who it seems was born under a very unlucky star...
- Scavenger Hunt: Cat School Gear Upgrade Diagrams - Part 1, 2, 3, 4 :
- During one of his numerous adventures, Geralt got his hands on a map covered with strange markings. He quickly deduced that they indicated the locations of hidden witcher caches and, intrigued by the chance of discovering long-lost crafting schematics, he set out to find them.
- Geralt found all the caches marked on the map and recovered the crafting schematics contained therein. With these in hand, he could add life-saving improvements to his combat gear. He did not know how many more such caches remained undiscovered in the world - but hoped one day he would have the chance to find more.