The Witcher 3

How to Upgrade Weapons and Armor

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This page contains information on How to Upgrade Weapons and Armors in the game The Witcher 3. Read on to learn more about the Upgrading and Crafting feature in the game.

How to Upgrade Weapons and Armors

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Upgrading weapons and armors can be done by crafting on the Blacksmiths and Armorers that you will find. There are many requirements that you will need to complete before you are able to craft an upgraded equipment in the game.

Below is the list of all the requirements that you will need to craft any item and to fully understand the Crafting feature.

Jump to a section:

Diagrams Craftsman Requirement
Required Ingredients Crafting Price


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Diagrams for equipments can be found on fixed locations such as Guarded Treasures, Monster Nests, etc., while some can be received as a reward after finishing a quest.

Diagrams are required to allow Blacksmiths and Armorers to craft the item that you need. Keep in mind that items without diagrams will not be shown on the crafting selection screen even if you have all the requirements needed to craft the item.

Craftsman Requirement

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Before you can craft any item in the game you must first check if the Blacksmith or Armorer meets the Craftsman Requirement needed in order to create your item.

Craftsman Requirement is different for every item. Higher rarity equipment like the Witcher Gears require higher craftsmanship.

Note: This can be seen on the lower right side of the screen in the Crafting section.

Required Ingredients

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These required materials can be collected from looting chests, monsters, etc., or from dismantling items for materials. Do not forget that some materials required can be bought straight off from the Armorer or Blacksmith if they have it on their shop.

Items with higher rarity will require rarer materials. You can get these rare materials usually by dismantling extra high rarity equipment that you will find later in the game.

Note: Materials required for crafting an item can be seen at the center of the screen in the Crafting section.

Crafting Price

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The price of crafting items depends on the rarity of what you are going to craft and which Blacksmith or Armorer you will pay to craft the item.

Always check the price at the bottom of the screen to find which Blacksmith or Armorer will charge you the least for that specific item, especially on the lower rarity weapons and armors. Low rarity items are usually available to most Blacksmiths and Armorers you can find because of the low Craftsman Requirements.

Crafting rare items can be pretty expensive. Be sure to check our guide on How to Make Money Quick on the link below.
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Master Armorer

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You can unlock the first Master Armorer by finishing the quest from Fergus Graem on Crow's Perch inside Velen. He will give you the quest Master Armorers if you ask him for a lightweight but strong armor.

After you finish the quest you will be able to craft Master Crafting Requirement on Armors from Yoana.

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The map of the exact location of Fergus Graem can be seen here.

Master Blacksmith

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You can unlock the first Master Blacksmith once you have finished the quest for Hattori. You can find Hattori just north of Portside Gate on Novigrad where he will give you the quest Of Swords and Dumplings.

Once you have finished the quest, you can come back to Hattori if you need to craft Master Crafting Requirement on Weapons.

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The map of the exact location of Hattori and the quest can be seen here.

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