Substances are the active components in the main ingredients used to create potions, oils, and bombs. The ingredients can come from plants, minerals or animals. There are two kinds of substances: basic and additional.

The Witcher (PC) Edit

Basic substances Edit

The basic substances include Vitriol, Rebis, Aether, Quebrith, Hydragenum and Vermilion. They are the basic building blocks of all bombs, oils and potions. For more specific information, just click on any of the icons below.

Substances Small Vitriol Substances Small Rebis Substances Small Aether Substances Small Quebrith Substances Small Hydragenum Substances Small Vermilion
Vitriol Rebis Aether Quebrith Hydragenum Vermilion

Additional substances Edit

Additional substances include Albedo, Nigredo and Rubedo. Having all the ingredients in a single potion containing the same additional substance provides additional benefits not present in basic potions. For more specific information, just click on any of the icons below:

Substances Small Albedo Substances Small Nigredo Substances Small Rubedo
Albedo Nigredo Rubedo

Note: There is no benefit to leveraging these additional substances for oils, bombs or mutagenic potions. They are only of use in regular potions which Geralt takes to enhance his fighting and/or healing abilities. There is also no benefit derived from making White Gull with a dominant additional substance as its effects do not transfer to the resulting potion.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Edit

There are no secondary alchemical substances in The Witcher 2.

Basic substances Edit

Vitriol tw2 Rebis tw2 Aether tw2 Quebrith tw2 Hydragenum tw2 Vermilion tw2 Sol tw2 Caelum tw2 Fulgur tw2
Vitriol Rebis Aether Quebrith Hydragenum Vermilion Sol Caelum Fulgur