Witcher 3 Best Steel Swords: Top 20 Swords Locations

Released first in 2015 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, Witcher 3 is an action RPG game that was developed by CD Projekt Red. Players once again control Geralt of Rivia, who gets paid by hunting monsters, wild animals, beasts, bears, vampires, and other monstrosities that threaten the human populace. The witcher uses many weapons ranging from steel to silver swords and crossbows, and our Witcher 3 best steel swords guide entails the top 20 steel swords in the game.

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Best Witcher 3 Steel Swords

Geralt uses two kinds of swords, i.e., the steel sword and the silver. The silver sword is a special type of magical sword used to hunt down specific monsters. Meanwhile, the steel sword is Geralt’s main weapon which uses raw strength and prowess to hunt down typical foes like humans and humanoid monsters. Geralt also uses magic signs like; Aard, Igni, Yrden, Quen, and Axii to assist him in hunting down dangerous monsters.  

Lore wise, the steel sword is mistaken for a witcher’s primary weapon, but in reality, it is just used to hunt down armored foes, which usually have metal on their bodies. However, the silver sword is often used for hunting down monsters as they do not have armors as soldiers do.

Toussaint Knight’s Steel sword (Crafted)

Toussaint Knight's blade
Toussaint Knight’s steel sword

The Toussaint Knight’s steel sword is, without a doubt, the best steel sword in witcher 3. It is easily the best of the best, having +300 armor-piercing, absolutely decimating foes it encounters in its way.

This sword deals 745-911 damage, which is insane. If this is not enough for you, then the Toussaint Knight sword also deals +100% critical damage, has a +30% Quen sign intensity bonus, +20% chance to deal a critical blow, and last but not least, +15% chance to cause burning. This sword is an absolute beast.

Disassembled components

  • 1x Leather Scraps
  • 2x Dark Steel Ingot
  • 1x Ruby
  • 2x Amber
  • 2x Monster Saliva

Location

Players can get Toussaint Knight’s steel sword in Witcher 3 only after buying and installing the Blood and Wine expansion. Following are the components needed to craft the weapon:

  • Sword’s diagram (blueprint)
  • 3x Leather straps,
  • 2x Dark steel ingots
  • 1x Ruby
  • 1x Amber
  • 2x Monster Saliva

Hjalmar’s Steel sword (Relic)

best weapon Hjalmar's steel sword
Hjalmar’s steel sword

Hjalmar’s steel sword can sometimes also rival the Toussaint Knight sword. It deals 734-898 damage, has a +45-200% critical hit damage bonus, and gives an additional +2-3% experience from killing humans and non-humans. This sword is completely on another level due to its extremely high damage. It is considered one of Witcher 3 best steel swords.

Disassembled components

  • 4x Leather Straps
  • 2x Steel Ingot

Location

The Hjalmar’s steel sword does not require any diagram, and players can only obtain this unique sword by winning it from Hjalmar after they defeat a Vildkaarl in a fistfight. This fight takes place in the Banquet in Kaer Trolde Citadel once Geralt embarks on the King’s Gambit quest.

Tor Lara (Relic)

Tor lara sword
Tor Lara Witcher 3 sword

The Tor Lara sword deals 338-414 damage, which is enormous. The best thing about this weapon is the +140 vitality it provides, so players don’t have to worry too much about health and keep tanking the enemy. It also increases Aard sign intensity by +19, a 12% chance to cause burning, and a 3% chance to instant kill. Keep in mind, the minimum level to wield Tor Lara Sword is level 43. The Tor Lara sword costs 1211 gold.

Disassembled components

  • 1x Leather Straps
  • 2x Dwimeryte Ingot
  • 2x Amber Dust
  • 1x Emerald Dust
  • 2x Sapphire Dust

Location

This sword can only be found in Skellige on the Faroe Island, where it is dropped by doing treasure hunts for your Witcher Diagrams.

The Glory of the North (Relic)

Glory of the north steel sword witcher 3
Glory of the North

The Glory of the North sword deals around 320-400. This is partly the reason why it is so high on this list. Its other abilities include a +8% chance to increase Igni intensity and a +6 % chance to cause burning. They are not really super effective, but their damage output earns it this spot.

This weapon also grants three additional empty sockets. Its minimum level for wielding is level 40. The Glory of the North steel sword costs 899 gold.

Disassembled Components

  • 1x Leather Straps
  • 2x Steel Ingot
  • 2x Amber

Location

The Glory of the North steel sword is located inside a hidden treasure West of the House of Respite or South of the Kimbolt Way.

Caroline (Relic)

Witcher 3 Caroline Steel Sword
Caroline Steel Sword Witcher 3

The Caroline sword deals 304-372 damage. Besides the damage it deals, the sword also has some tanky and offensive feats. It boosts vitality by +84, increases the chance to increase Axii sign intensity by +11%, and has a +12% chance to deal a critical blow and on top of that. Moreover, it also has a +10% chance of causing bleeding. The minimum level to wield this weapon is 38. The Caroline sword costs 1128 gold.

Disassembled Components

  • 1x Leather Straps
  • 2x Dark Steel Ingot
  • 2x Ruby Dust
  • 2x Emerald Dust

Location

There are many ways that this sword can be obtained. Firstly, this sword can be obtained from the chest inside Kaer Galen. Secondly, the chest in a small Isle North of the Undvik Coast also contains it. This sword can also be unlocked as a reward for completing the contract Missing Miners. Lastly, this sword can be claimed as a reward by Tinker and Hunter.  

Ultimatum (Relic)

witcher 3 Ultimatum steel sword
Ultimatum steel sword one of the best Witcher 3 swords

Ultimatum steel sword witcher 3The Ultimatum sword has one of the best witcher 3 steel sword designs. Not only that, but it also deals 302-370 damage; it has a little bit of everything, i.e., +7% Igni sign intensity, +10% critical hit damage bonus, +3% critical hit chance, and +8% chance to stagger opponents.

It does cost 728 gold, which is relatively cheaper than the swords mentioned above also while keeping quality. The Ultimatum sword also has a very low minimum wielding requirement of level 38.

Disassembled components

  • 2x Leather Straps
  • 3x Iron Ingot
  • 2x Amethyst Dust
  • 1x Amber Dust

Location

The ultimatum sword is located Northwest of Byways, inside a locked chest, East of the Condyle Peninsula.

Lune (Relic)

Lune steel sword witcher 3
Lune Steel sword

The Lune steel sword, apart from its fancy and delicate design, deals 306-374 damage. It has a 6% chance to increase Aard sign intensity and a 4% chance to freeze its opponents. Its minimum wielding requirement is level 38, which is great considering the damage it deals. It costs 1086 gold only.

Disassembled components

  • 1x Leather Straps
  • 2x Dark Steel Ingot
  • 2x Sapphire

Location

The lune sword cannot be crafted as it does not have a diagram. The Lune sword is located inside the province of Skellige. It is placed as a guarded treasure, East of Druids to be precise. This is the only way the sword can be obtained.

Mourner (Relic)

Mourner steel sword witcher 3
Mourner steel sword

MournerThe Mourner packs 327-399 damage to enemies. It is very good against armored opponents; this is because it has a +18 armor-piercing bonus. It also has a +20% chance to land a critical hit, which is even better.

Getting a little to its monster-hunting side, the sword has a +9% chance to increase Yrden sign intensity. This sword can also be great for leveling up because it grants an additional +2% EXP from killing humans or non-humans. The sword only costs 692 gold, has a minimum level requirement of 41, and is also considered as one of Witcher 3 best steel swords.

Disassembled components

  • 1x Leather Straps
  • 3x Iron Ingot
  • 1x Amethyst Dust

Location

The mourner sword does not have any diagrams as it cannot be crafted. This sword can only be obtained inside the province of Velen. There is a bridge North of Lindenvale, Velen. On the bridge, there are looters from where this sword can be purchased.

Dancer (Relic)

Dancer blade Witcher 3
Dancer Steel sword

Despite its delicate design, the Dancer sword does not lack behind in damage at all. It deals 328-400 Damage. It’s a +10% chance to land a critical hit and a +7% chance to cause bleeding to go by beautifully. Like the Mourner, this sword also has the same +2% EXP boost, making it great for increasing your level. It costs 1384 and Requires 41 levels, both of which are a little ok, but they are worth the feats this sword provides.

Disassembled components

  • 4x leather Straps
  • 2x Dwimeryte Ingot
  • 1x Ruby Dust

Location

The Dancer sword does not have any diagrams hence why it cannot be crafted. There are only two ways from which this sword can be obtained. Firstly, it is dropped as a reward from the Champion of Champions Boxing storyline. Secondly, it is dropped from completing the contract, Dragon. After which, it can be found just north-east of Fyresdal inside the Skeillge isles.

Wolf (Relic)

Wolf steel blade
Wolf steel sword

The Wolf sword lives up to its name, having a +62armor-piercing and +4% chance to cause bleeding. Both are great for hunting humans and non-humans alike. The wolf sword also deals 319-389 damage. It has a unique feat of +4% gold earned hunting down foes. The sword has a minimum wielding a level of 40 and costs 819 gold.

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Disassembled components

  • 1x Leather Straps
  • 2x Steel Ingot
  • 1x Amethyst

Location

The wolf steel sword does not come as a separate sword; instead, it comes as a whole set. It is located west of Kaer Morhen, inside the Bastion.

Gwestog (Relic)

best weapon Gwestog
Gwestog

The Gwestog has a curvy and barbed design. It deals 344- 420, which is one of the highest the best steel swords in witcher 3 can deal. Due to its unique design, this sword has a 10% chance to dismember, which basically means it can cut off a hand, leg, or head., instantly killing your opponent. Moreover, it also has a +9% chance to increase Quen sign intensity and a +2% chance to freeze. This sword requires a minimum level of 43 to wield. It also costs 1080 gold.

Disassembled components

  • 1x Leather Straps
  • 2x Dark Steel Ingots
  • 2x Sapphire Dust
  • 1x Ruby Dust

Location

It is not possible to craft this weapon as it does not have a diagram. It can only be found in Kaer Gelen, which is a ruined fortress in the northern mountains of Skellige. Beware, this fortress is guarded by a vampire, so get your gear together accordingly.

Inis (Relic)

Inis steel sword witcher 3
Inis Steel sword

With it dealing 310-378 damage, the Inis sword has a +29 armor-piercing bonus, +2% chance to land a critical blow, +3% chance to poison. Making it the perfect sword to use against humans and, in some cases, humanoid monsters. It also has a +1% EXP gain bonus, making it a good choice for farming EXP. It costs 670 gold and has a minimum level requirement of 39, which is pretty good.

Disassembled components

  • 2x Leather Straps
  • 2x Dark Steel Ingots
  • 1x Venom Extract

Location

This sword, too, does not have a diagram, so obtaining it by crafting is not possible. This sword can be obtained inside a hidden treasure in water under a boat, south of Eldberg Lighthouse, which is located on Ard Skellig in Skeillige Isles.

Faroe Blade (Master Item)

Faroe Blade steel sword witcher 3
Faroe Blade

The Faroe Blade totally earns its place among relics. Not only does it deal 289-353 damages, which is very high for master items, it also has a +75% critical hit, which is enormous. It is followed by a +3% chance to cause bleeding, making it an overriding choice amongst other relics for hunting humans and humanoid creatures. The Faroe does have a minimum level requirement of 37 and costs 603 gold.

Disassembled components

  • 4x Leather Straps 
  • 2x Dark Steel Ingot

Location

The Faroe blade cannot be crafted and can only be obtained by random drops while playing the game.

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Barber-Surgeon (Relic)

The Barber-Surgeon is a great all-rounder because it has a little bit of everything. Firstly, its damage ranges from 331-405, and it has a +8% Aard sign intensity and a +5% chance to stun. Because of its sharp design, it has a +8% chance to dismember. Secondly, it has the highest EXP bonus you can earn from any steel sword, that is, +4% bonus from both humans and non-humans.

Disassembled Components

  • 1x Leather Straps
  • 2x Dwimeryte Ingot
  • 1x Diamond Dust
  • 1x Sapphire Dust

Location

The Barber- Surgeon steel sword is located southeast of the Fyke Isle, which is inside Velen, there it is placed as a guarded treasure and is protected by a ghoul.

Devine (Relic)

Devine steel sword witcher 3
Devine

The Devine sword deals excellent damage to armored enemies. It is 339-415 damage paired with a +42 armor-piercing bonus is a menace for enemies like soldiers or bandits. On top of that, it has a +9% chance of increasing Aard sign intensity, a +7% chance to cause stun and give +3% bonus EXP after killing foes. The only reason why it is ranked so low on this list is because of its high-level requirement, that is, 43. Steel swords like the Wolf or Faroe blade easily replace this weapons spot. Nevertheless, this weapon is still a beast.

Daystar (Relic)

The Daystar steel sword is an excellent choice if your play style is Igni focused. This is because it deals additional +8 fire damage, has a +8% chance to cause burning. This is backed by its 339-415 damage. This sword also grants additional +3% gold. Like the Devine sword, this sword also has a high-level requirement to wield, i.e., 43. This weapon costs 753 gold.

Disassembled components

  • 1x Leather Straps
  • 2x Steel Ingot
  • 1x Amber Dust

Location

This weapon is dropped by a mini-boss, i.e., a fiend in the southeast of Velen. This weapon, too, cannot be crafted.

Longclaw (Relic)

Longclaw steel sword witcher 3
Longclaw steel sword

The Longclaw, as the name suggests, is a long steel sword. It deals 327-399 damage with a +38 armor-piercing bonus. It is excellent for hunting armored humans and monsters alike, as it also has a +9% Yrden sign intensity and +2% chance to dismember.  Players gain an additional 4% EXP after defeating foes. This weapon has a high-level requirement of 41 and costs 842 gold.

Disassembled Components

  • 1x Leather Straps
  • 2x Dark Steel Ingot
  • 1x Amethyst

Location

The Longclaw steel sword can be looted during the contract Missing Son, and it is looted from the fiend Morvudd.

Ashrune (Relic)

Ashurne steel sword witcher 3
Ashrune

The Ashrune sword has a unique design with a curved hilt and sharp edges, giving it a +2% chance to dismember humans or humanoid opponents. It deals 319-389 damage, which is decent. It has a 4% Critical hit damage bonus and a +5% chance to freeze. It also grants an additional +2% experience by killing humans and monsters. Its minimum required level is 40 and costs 844 gold.

Disassembled Components

  • 1x Leather Straps
  • 2x Steel Ingot
  • 2x Sapphire Dust

Location

The Ashrune sword is located on a distant isle in Velen. This is guarded by a level 13-14 monster.

Harvall (Relic)

Harvall steel sword witcher 3
Harvall steel sword

The Harvall is a stream-lined broad sword capable of landing attacks in quick succession. It deals 320-392 damage. Players who prefer using Igni may find this sword as an optimal option, as it has high damage and has +11% Igni sign intensity. Moreover, it causes a +9% chance to cause burning.

Disassembled Components

  • 1x Leather Straps
  • 4x Iron Ingot
  • 2x Amber

Location

The Harvall sword is obtained during the treasure hunt known as “An Unfortunate Turn of Events”.

Forgotten Vran Sword (Relic)

Forgotten Vran sword steel sword witcher 3
Forgotten Vran sword

The Forgotten Vran sword is ranked last on our Witcher 3 steel sword list solely because of its high minimum level requirement to damage ratio. It requires a minimum level of 40 to be wielded and deals 316-386 damage. It does have decent feats like +13% critical hit damage bonus and +10% chance to stun. It costs 913 gold.

Disassembled components

  • 4x Leather Straps
  • 4x Iron Ingot
  • 1x Diamond

Location

The Forgotten Vran sword is obtained through the contract: Jenny o’ the Woods.

Conclusion

This is pretty much everything you need to know about Witcher 3 best steel swords. Which sword has been your go-to weapon in the game? Let us know more about it in the comment section down below.

Witcher 3 Steel Swords FAQs

What are the best runestones for steel swords in Witcher 3

Chernobog Runestone gives a buff to all stats like vitality and damage.

Where to find the best Toussaint knight’s steel sword in Witcher 3?

A chest located in Artach Palace ruins’ top floor contains the diagram

Which is the best steel sword in Witcher 3?

Toussaint Knight steel sword is the best steel sword in Witcher 3(Crafted)

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