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This is a guide about the most rewarding side quests and contracts and what benefits you gain after completing them. Read on for more information on which side quests and contracts are included in this category.
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You can ask any Blacksmith you encounter if they know how to make mastercrafted swords. You can also go straight to Hattori's home in Novigrad and speak with him.
Once this quest is completed, you will have access to a Blacksmith who can craft and upgrade weapon diagrams up to the Master tier.
The Relic Steel Sword that you get from Hattori after finishing this quest is not a good reward for the diffuculty and length of this quest.
You will mainly complete this quest in order to unlock Hattori as a blacksmith so he can craft Master tier Witcher weapons for you.
Go to Crow's Perch in Velen and speak to the Armorsmith Fergus Graem. Ask him if he knows how to make mastercrafted armor and finishing the conversation should start the quest.
Once this quest is completed, you will have access to an Armorsmith who can craft and upgrade armor diagrams up to the Master tier.
Speak to the runewright near the Upper Mill Signpost at the Northeast corner of the Velen Region.
Finishing this quest will give you access to another quest where you can unlock a runewright to add runewords and glyphwords to your gear.
This is the follow up quest after completing the Secondary Quest: Enchanting: Start up Costs. You will get this quest automatically after finishing the said quest previously.
When you fully finish this quest, it will give you access to a master level runewright. The runewright will be able to add master level runewords and glyphwords to your gear and give you additional bonuses to make you stronger.
After you finish the quest Main Quest: Blood Run, you automatically get this quest after receiving the letter from the delivery boy in Beauclair.
Once this quest is completed, you will get the Mutations unlocked in your abilities. This will add more slots to your abilities and will make Geralt even more powerful.
Pick up the Notice on the Notice Board in Beauclair to start the quest and visit Lafargue at his shop.
Once this quest is completed, you will have the all diagrams for Grandmaster Witcher Gear and you will unlock a blacksmith and armorsmith that can upgrade gear up to the Grandmaster tier.
Pick up the Notice on the Notice Board at Beauclair to start the quest, which w you need to do actions that prove your chivalric values.
Once this quest is completed, the Lady of the Lake will give you the Silver Sword Aerondight. This is one of the best Silver Swords in the game.
Pick up the Notice posted on the Notice Board at White Orchard.
This is the monster contract with the lowest recommended level where you can get a trophy with the bonus 5% Bonus experience from humans and nonhumans.
Pick up the Notice posted on the Notice Board at the Nilfgaardian Army Camp in the southeast corner of Velen.
This is the monster contract with the lowest recommended level where you can get a trophy with the bonus 5% Bonus experience from monsters.
Pick up the Notice posted on the Notice Board at Downwarren in Velen.
This is the monster contract with the lowest recommended level where you can get a trophy with the bonus 5% Bonus Gold.
Pick up the Notice posted on the Notice Board at Larvik in Skellige.
This is the monster contract with the lowest recommended level where you can get a trophy with the bonus 5% Chance to find additional herbs.
|Completing the Story|
|Controls and Techniques||Difficulty Level Differences|
|Does Dialogue Matter?||How to Fast Travel|
|Most Important Side Quests for the Story||Romance Guide|
|List of Endings and How to Get the Best Ending||What is Enemy Upscaling?|
|Things to Know Before Starting Witcher 3||What is New Game+?|
|Should You Simulate a Witcher 2 Save File?||Which Version to Buy?|
|Fighting Like a Pro|
|Combat Guide and Tips||Sign Tier List|
|Healing During Battle & Meditation||Is Repairing Weapons and Armor Worth It?|
|What are Adrenaline Points?||How to Fight on Horseback|
|How to Fight Underwater||What is Toxicity?|
|What are Mutations||What are Mutagens|
|Leveling Up & Getting Beefy|
|How to Level Up Fast||Place of Power Locations|
|Best Character Builds||Best Early Game Skills and Builds|
|Skills Ranking and Tier List||Top Five Best and Most Useful Skills|
|How to Get Magic Acorn||How to Reset Ability Points|
|Best Death March Build and Tips for Survival||Max Level and Level Cap for Geralt|
|Obtaining Weapons & Armor|
|Best Early Game Weapons and Armor||The Best Weapons, Armor and Equipment Sets|
|How to Upgrade Weapons and Armor||Most Rewarding Side Quests and Contracts|
|Witcher Gear Locations||Where to Find Blacksmiths and Armorers?|
|Which Trophy is the Best?||Best Crossbow and Bolts|
|Managing Money & Items|
|Managing Your Inventory||Best and Worst Items to Sell|
|Where to Sell Junk||Where to Find Ingredients and Crafting Materials|
|Should You Loot Everything?||How to Dismantle Items|
|How to Make Money Fast||Can You Cook Food?|
|What Items to Buy From Shops||-|
|Just for Fun|
|List of Hairstyles||Best Looking Armor for Geralt|
|How to Get Paintings||How to Win Horse Races|
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