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This page is a list of all potions and decoctions which are found in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Potions in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are similar to the potions in The Witcher 2, a major difference being that most potions can be upgraded to Enhanced and, in turn, Superior versions which increase the buff effects, dosage limit and buff duration time, and decrease the toxicity. Potion recipes can be looted from chests, or bought from herbalists and alchemists in the world.

Furthermore, potions may be consumed at any time either by selecting and activating them in the inventory, or by assigning certain potions to hotkeys, and pressing a relevant hotkey during gameplay. Meditation is no longer used to consume potions.

Potions are replenished during meditation which uses alcohol (alcohest by default, or another alcoholic ingredient such as dwarven spirit or mahakaman spirit if no alcohest is available). Thus, herb ingredients or monster parts are used only in the initial creation of a potion, or when a potion is being upgraded to a better variant.

The Witcher 3 also introduces decoctions which are longer-lasting than regular potions and confer more powerful effects, however, decoctions also have high toxicity. Unlike regular potions, decoctions may only be used once before they have to be replenished.

Note: The values listed in this table for duration, doses and toxicity are default values not affected by any abilities.

Image Name Ingredients Effect(s) Duration Toxicity Doses
Tw3 decoction alghoul
Alghoul decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
5 × Lesser red mutagen
1 × Alghoul bone marrow
1 × Buckthorn
Adrenaline Points are generated more quickly than normal until the first successful enemy attack.
50% Adrenaline Point gain
1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction ancient leshen
Ancient leshen decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Ancient leshen mutagen
1 × Mandrake root
1 × Ginatia petals
1 × Honeysuckle
Each Sign cast increases Stamina regeneration for the remainder of the fight. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction arachas
Arachas decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Arachas mutagen
1 × White myrtle petals
Reduces damage received based on armor and inventory weight: less weight carried and lighter armor means less damage is taken. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction archgriffin
Archgriffin decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Archgriffin mutagen
1 × Ribleaf
1 × Blowball
If any Stamina is available, strong attacks consume all of it and reduce the struck foe's Vitality by 5% after their normal damage is calculated. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction basilisk
Basilisk decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Basilisk mutagen
1 × Blowball
1 × Fool's parsley leaves
1 × Beggartick blossoms
Applies a buff increasing the intensity of a randomly selected Sign at dusk and dawn. Lasts longer than other mutagen decoctions. 5760s 40 1
Tw3 bear pheromones
Bear pheromones 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Berbercane fruit
1 × Ergot seeds
1 × Hellebore petals
Bears will not attack the witcher. (doesn't appear in game) 90s 15 N/a
Tw3 potion black blood Black Blood 1 × Dwarven spirit
2 × Sewant mushrooms
4 × Ghoul's blood
Witcher's blood injures vampires and necrophages when they wound him. 30s 15 3
Tw3 potion black blood Enhanced Black Blood 1 × Black Blood
1 × Alcohest
1 × Hellebore petals
5 × Sewant mushrooms
5 × Ghoul's blood
Witcher's blood injures and knocks back Vampires and Necrophages when they wound him. 45s 15 4
Tw3 potion black blood Superior Black Blood 1 × Enhanced Black Blood
1 × White Gull
5 × Hellebore petals
5 × Sewant mushrooms
1 × Han fiber
1 × Nostrix
1 × Rebis
Witcher's blood injures and knocks back Vampires and Necrophages when they wound him. Causes Vampires and Necrophages around Witcher to bleed.
Damage Returned +30%
60s 15 5
Tw3 potion blizzard Blizzard 1 × Dwarven spirit
5 × White myrtle petals
1 × Golem's heart
Whenever you slay an enemy, time slows for a short period. 15s 25 2
Tw3 potion blizzard Enhanced Blizzard 1 × Blizzard
1 × Alcohest
1 × Celandine
5 × White myrtle petals
1 × Golem's heart
Improves reflexes and prolongs reaction time. 20s 25 3
Tw3 potion blizzard Superior Blizzard 1 × Enhanced Blizzard
1 × White Gull
1 × Celandine
4 × White myrtle petals
1 × Sewant mushrooms
1 × Buckthorn
1 × Rebis
After you kill an enemy, Slowdown 60%

During this time, signs cost no stamina when Adrenaline is full.

30s 25 4
Tw3 potion cat Cat 1 × Dwarven spirit
4 × Berbercane fruit
2 × Water essence
Grants sight in total darkness. 60s 15 3
Tw3 potion cat
Enhanced Cat 1 × Alcohest
1 × Cat
5 × Berbercane fruit
1 × Cortinarius
3 × Water essence
Grants sight in total darkness and immunity to hypnosis. Extended duration. 120s 15 4
Tw3 potion cat
Superior Cat 1 × Enhanced Cat
1 × White Gull
4 × Berbercane fruit
4 × Cortinarius
1 × Moleyarrow
1 × Allspice
1 × Aether
Grants sight in total darkness. Makes immune to hypnosis. 720s 15 3
Tw3 decoction ancient leshen
Chort decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Chort mutagen
1 × Puffball
1 × Cortinarius
Provides complete resistance to the Stagger effect and reduces the Knock-down effect to Stagger. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction basilisk
Cockatrice decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Cockatrice mutagen
1 × Crow's eye
All alchemy creations can be used one additional time. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction doppler
Doppler decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Doppler mutagen
1 × Han fiber
1 × Longrube
Increases critical hit damage when attacking from behind. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 drowner pheromones Drowner pheromones 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Drowner brain
1 × Sewant mushrooms
1 × Puffball
Drowners will not attack the witcher. 90s 15 2
Tw3 decoction earth elemental
Earth elemental decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Earth elemental mutagen
1 × Balisse fruit
1 × Pringrape
Increases the witcher's resistance to Vitality-depleting critical effects applied during combat. The resistance level rises the longer the critical effect is applied. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction ekhidna
Ekhidna decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Ekhidna mutagen
1 × Ribleaf
1 × Berbercane fruit
Performing actions that consume Stamina regenerates Vitality. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction ekimmara
Ekimmara decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Ekimmara mutagen
1 × White myrtle petals
1 × Mandrake root
Damage dealt to foes regenerates Vitality. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction fiend
Fiend decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Fiend mutagen
1 × Hellebore petals
1 × Fool's parsley leaves
1 × Arenaria
Increases the amount of weight the witcher can carry without being overburdened. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction foglet
Foglet decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Foglet mutagen
1 × Fool's parsley leaves
1 × Blowball
Increases Sign Intensity during cloudy weather. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction basilisk
Forktail decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Forktail mutagen
1 × Moleyarrow
1 × Bryonia
Combining various attacks (strong strikes, fast strikes, Signs) grants a bonus that increases Attack Power for the next attack mounted or Sign Intensity for the next Sign cast. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 potion full moon Full Moon 1 × Dwarven spirit
2 × Wolfsbane
1 × Dark essence
Increases maximum Vitality. 60s 25 3
Tw3 potion full moon Enhanced Full Moon 1 × Alcohest
1 × Full Moon
2 × Crow's eye
5 × Wolfsbane
2 × Dark essence
Increases maximum Vitality. 90s 25 4
Tw3 potion full moon Superior Full Moon 1 × White Gull
1 × Enhanced Full Moon
1 × Mistletoe
1 × Verbena
4 × Crow's eye
4 × Wolfsbane
1 × Quebrith
Increases maximum Vitality. Extended duration. Heals Vitality by an amount equal to current Toxicity.

Max. Vitality is increased by 1000.

180s 25 5
Tw3 potion golden oriole Golden Oriole 1 × Dwarven spirit
4 × Blowball
1 × Light essence
Grants immunity to poisons, neutralizes the effects of poisons already in bloodstream. 60s 20 3
Tw3 potion golden oriole Enhanced Golden Oriole 1 × Alcohest
1 × Golden Oriole
6 × Blowball
1 × Celandine
2 × Light essence
Grants immunity to poisons, neutralizes the effects of poisons already in bloodstream. Extended duration. 120s 20 4
Tw3 potion golden oriole Superior Golden Oriole 1 × White Gull
1 × Enhanced Golden Oriole
4 × Blowball
4 × Celandine
1 × Han fiber
1 × Ranogrin
1 × Quebrith
Extended duration. Poisons now heal instead of doing damage. 180s 20 5
Tw3 decoction grave hag
Grave hag decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Grave hag mutagen
1 × Longrube
1 × Cortinarius
Each foe slain accelerates Vitality regeneration for the duration of the battle. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction griffin
Griffin decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
4 × Griffin mutagen
4 × Oil
1 × Bryonia
1 × Wolf's liver
Taking damage raises damage resistance (up to an upper limit) for the remainder of the fight. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction katakan
Katakan decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Katakan mutagen
1 × Verbena
1 × Arenaria
Increases critical hit chance. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 potion killer whale Killer Whale 2 × Dwarven spirit
5 × Balisse fruit
6 × Buckthorn
5 × Drowner tongue
Increases breath supply while underwater by 50% and improves vision while diving. 180s 15 3
Tw3 decoction ancient leshen
Leshen decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Leshen mutagen
1 × Moleyarrow
1 × Pringrape
A portion of the damage dealt by enemies is reflected back on the attacker. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 potion maribor forest Maribor Forest 1 × Dwarven spirit
3 × Berbercane fruit
1 × Alghoul bone marrow
4 × Drowner tongue
Accelerates the generation of Adrenaline Points. 30s 20 3
Tw3 potion maribor forest Enhanced Maribor Forest 1 × Alcohest
1 × Maribor Forest
5 × Berbercane fruit
1 × Crow's eye
2 × Drowner tongue
Accelerates the generation of Adrenaline Points. Extended duration. 60s 20 4
Tw3 potion maribor forest Superior Maribor Forest 1 × White Gull
1 × Enhanced Maribor Forest
4 × Berbercane fruit
4 × Crow's eye
1 × Hellebore petals
1 × Ribleaf
1 × Vermilion
Accelerates the generation of Adrenaline Points. Extended duration. Grants 1 Adrenaline Point upon consumption. 90s 20 5
Tw3 nekker pheromones Nekker pheromones 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Green mold
1 × Drowner brain
1 × Moleyarrow
Nekkers will not attack the witcher. (doesn't appear in game) 90s 15 N/a
Tw3 decoction doppler
Nekker warrior decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Nekker warrior decoction
1 × Fool's parsley leaves
1 × Ranogrin
Mounts never panic. 50% increase to mounted combat damage. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction wraith
Nightwraith decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Nightwraith mutagen
1 × Mistletoe
1 × Sewant mushrooms
Geralt's maximum Vitality is increased with each foe killed. This increase lasts until he meditates or fast travels. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction wraith
Noonwraith decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Noonwraith mutagen
1 × Ginatia petals
1 × Ergot seeds
Significantly limits the duration of Knockdown, Hypnosis, Stun and Blindness. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 potion petris philter Petri's philter 1 × Dwarven spirit
5 × Arenaria
1 × Specter dust
Increases Sign intensity. 30s 25 3
Tw3 potion petris philter Enhanced Petri's philter 1 × Alcohest
1 × Petri's Philter
6 × Arenaria
1 × Buckthorn
2 × Specter dust
Increases Sign intensity. Extended duration. 60s 25 4
Tw3 potion petris philter Superior Petri's philter 1 × White Gull
1 × Enhanced Petri's Philter
4 × Arenaria
4 × Buckthorn
1 × Longrube
1 × Ranogrin
1 × Rubedo
Increases Sign intensity. Extended duration. Signs always apply their special effects. 90s 25 5
Tw3 nilfgaardian lemon
Pops' mold antidote 4 × White myrtle petals
1 × Celandine
1 × Hellebore petals
Grants temporary immunity to pop's mold. 360s 29 3
Tw3 potion of clearance
Potion of Clearance none (this potion can be bought or is automatically added to inventory) Returns all Ability Points spent to develop Abilities to the available pool so you can redistribute them. N/A N/A 1[1]
Tw3 potion of restoration
Potion of Restoration BAW_English_logo.png none (this potion can only be bought) Returns all Ability Points spent developing mutations to the pool so you can reallocate them. Mutagens spend developing mutagens will not be returned. N/A N/A 1[1]
Tw3 decoction relievers
Reliever's decoction 5 × Dwarven spirit
4 × Lesser red mutagen
4 × Lesser green mutagen
4 × Lesser blue mutagen
1 × Essence of wraith
Increases damage dealt and decreases damage taken against wraiths. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction archgriffin
Succubus decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Succubus mutagen
1 × Green mold
1 × Allspice
Attack Power grows over the course of a fight until reaching a maximum threshold. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 potion swallow Swallow 1 × Dwarven spirit
5 × Celandine
1 × Drowner brain
Accelerates Vitality regeneration. Vitality regeneration pauses for 2 seconds upon receiving damage. 20s 20 3
Tw3 potion swallow Enhanced Swallow 1 × Alcohest
1 × Swallow
6 × Celandine
4 × White myrtle petals
5 × Drowner brain
Accelerates Vitality regeneration. Vitality regeneration pauses for 2 seconds upon receiving damage. 20s 20 4
Tw3 potion swallow Superior Swallow 1 × White gull
1 × Enhanced swallow
6 × Berbercane fruit
6 × White myrtle petals
4 × Celandine
4 × Crow's eye
2 × Vitriol
Accelerates Vitality regeneration. Taking damage does not interrupt regeneration. 20s 20 5
Tw3 potion tawny owl Tawny Owl 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Arachas venom
2 × Verbena
Accelerates Stamina regeneration. 30s 20 3
Tw3 potion tawny owl Enhanced Tawny Owl 1 × Alcohest
1 × Tawny owl
4 × Verbena
2 × Wolfsbane
1 × Arachas venom
Accelerates Stamina regeneration. Extended duration. 45s 20 4
Tw3 potion tawny owl Superior Tawny Owl 1 × White gull
1 × Enhanced tawny owl
4 × Verbena
4 × Wolfsbane
1 × Fool's parsley leaves
1 × Mandrake root
1 × Sewant mushrooms
Accelerates stamina regeneration. Extended duration. Never expires at night. 60s 20 5
Tw3 decoctions of the grasses
The Decoctions of the Grasses
Tw3 potion thunderbolt Thunderbolt 1 × Dwarven spirit
2 × Cortinarius
1 × Endrega embryo
Increase Attack Power. 30s 25 3
Tw3 potion thunderbolt Enhanced Thunderbolt 1 × Alcohest
1 × Thunderbolt
2 × Cortinarius
1 × Fool's parsley leaves
2 × Endrega embryo
Increases Attack Power. Extended duration. 60s 25 4
Tw3 potion thunderbolt Superior Thunderbolt 5
Tw3 decoction troll
Troll decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Troll mutagen
1 × Crow's eye
1 × Honeysuckle
Regenerates vitality during and outside of combat. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction alghoul
Water hag decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Water hag mutagen
1 × Berbercane fruit
Damage dealt is increased when Vitality is at its maximum. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction werewolf
Werewolf decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Werewolf mutagen
1 × Beggartick blossoms
1 × Hop umbels
Running, sprinting and jumping outside combat does not use Stamina. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 potion white honey White Honey 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Honeysuckle
Clears Toxicity and cancels all active potion effects. N/a N/a 1
Tw3 potion white honey Enhanced White Honey
Tw3 potion white honey Superior White Honey
Tw3 potion whiteraffards White Raffard's Decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
2 × Ribleaf
4 × Nekker heart
Immediately restores a portion of Vitality. N/a 30 2
Tw3 potion whiteraffards Enhanced White Raffard's Decoction 1 × Alcohest
1 × White Raffard's decoction
4 × Ribleaf
1 × Bryonia
5 × Nekker heart
Immediately restores a large portion of Vitality. N/a 30 2
Tw3 potion whiteraffards Superior White Raffard's Decoction
Tw3 wolven hour
Wolven Hour none (this potion is automatically added to inventory) Temporarily lowers the required level of all items by 2. 1 hour N/a 1[2]
Tw3 decoction wraith
Wraith decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Wraith mutagen
1 × Blowball
1 × Nostrix
Whenever a single hit drains more than a third of Vitality, a Quen shield is activated which protects against the next attack. 1800s 70 1
Tw3 decoction wyvern
Wyvern decoction 1 × Dwarven spirit
1 × Wyvern mutagen
1 × Moleyarrow
1 × Celandine
Each blow landed increases Attack Power until either the fight ends or damage (other than that from toxicity) is taken. 1800s 70 1
  1. 1.0 1.1 This potion can be bought from certain merchants so it's exact number of times available is unknown
  2. This potion cannot be replenished