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This is a list of all Alchemy Skills and their effects in the game Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. Read on for information on each Alchemy Skill's effects and required points, or click on an ability's name to see its upgrades.

List of Alchemy Skills and Effects

Brewing


Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Heightened Tolerance 1/5
Heightened Tolerance
Brewing 0 S Rank Icon
Effect: Increases potion overdose threshold from 75% to 80%.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Refreshment 1/5
Refreshment
Brewing 8 A Rank Icon
Effect: Each potion dose imbibed heals 5% of maximum Vitality.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Delayed Recovery 1/3
Delayed Recovery
Brewing 20 C Rank Icon
Effect: Potion effects don't wear off until potion Toxicity falls to 90% of the maximum level.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Side Effects 1/5
Side Effects
Brewing 28 A Rank Icon
Effect: Imbibing a potion gives a 20% chance of activating the effects of another randomly-selected potion, without additional Toxicity cost.

Oil Preparation


Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Poisoned Blades 1/5
Poisoned Blades
Oil Preparation 0 B Rank Icon
Effect: Oil applied to blades gives a 3% chance of poisoning the target on each hit. The chance is greater the higher the level of oil used.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Protective Coating 1/5
Protective Coating
Oil Preparation 8 A Rank Icon
Effect: Adds 5% protection against attacks from the monster type the oil targets.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Fixative 1/3
Fixative
Oil Preparation 20 A Rank Icon
Effect: Blade oils now have 33% more charges.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Hunter Instinct 1/5
Hunter Instinct
Oil Preparation 28 A Rank Icon
Effect: When Adrenaline Points are at their maximum, critical hit damage against the targeted enemy type is increased by 20%.

Bomb Creation


Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Steady Aim 1/3
Steady Aim
Bomb Creation 0 C Rank Icon
Effect: Time is slowed a further 15% while aiming bombs.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Pyrotechnics 1/5
Pyrotechnics
Bomb Creation 8 B Rank Icon
Effect: All bombs, even those that usually do not inflict damage, now deal +30 damage in addition to their normal effects.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Efficiency 1/5
Efficiency
Bomb Creation 20 A Rank Icon
Effect: Increases the maximum number of bombs in each slot by 1.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Cluster Bombs 1/5
Cluster Bombs
Bomb Creation 28 B Rank Icon
Effect: Upon detonation bombs separate into explosive fragments. Number of fragments: 2

Mutation


Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Acquired Tolerance 1/3
Acquired Tolerance
Mutation 0 S Rank Icon
Effect: Every known level 1 alchemy formula increases maximum Toxicity by 1.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Tissue Transmutation 1/5
Tissue Transmutation
Mutation 8 B Rank Icon
Effect: When consumed, mutatgen decoction increases maximum Vitality by 200 for decoction's effective duration.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Synergy 1/5
Synergy
Mutation 20 A Rank Icon
Effect: Increases bonus for mutagen placed in mutagen slot by 10%.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Adaptation 1/5
Adaptation
Mutation 28 C Rank Icon
Effect: Extends effective duration of all mutagen decoctions by 10%.

Trial of the Grasses


Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Frenzy 1/3
Frenzy
Trial of the Grasses 0 A Rank Icon
Effect: If potion Toxicity is above 0, time automatically slows when an enemy is about to perform a counterattack.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Endure Pain 1/5
Endure Pain
Trial of the Grasses 8 B Rank Icon
Effect: Increases maximum Vitality by 10% when Toxicity exceeds the safe threshold.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Fast Metabolism 1/5
Fast Metabolism
Trial of the Grasses 20 B Rank Icon
Effect: Toxicity drops 1 point(s) per second faster.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Killing Spree 1/5
Killing Spree
Trial of the Grasses 28 A Rank Icon
Effect: If Toxicity is above 0, each opponent killed increases critical hit chance by 10% for the duration of that fight.

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