Witcher 3 Griffin School Gear [All Rarity Types]

Learn how to get Basic, Enhanced, Superior, Mastercrafted and Grandmaster Griffin School Gear in The Witcher 3.

The Griffin School Gear in Witcher 3 is one of four. It has a Medium Armor Set that is designed for balanced fighters who want to focus on using Signs too. The Griffin School Gear has Gear set from Basic to Grandmaster level that is hidden at different locations in the game. To get the Griffin School Gear, you must find all of these diagrams in a separate Scavenger Hunt questline.

Key Takeaways
  • The Griffin School Gear is a Medium Equipment Set focusing on Sign users.
  • It is crafted at the Basic level, and then it is upgraded all the way to the Grandmaster level.
  • You’ll need to acquire each piece’s diagram through a series of quests to craft the School Gear.
  • These quests are known as the ‘Scavenger Hunt.’
  • To unlock the Scavenger Hunts for Griffin School Gear, you need to either talk to a certain NPC or acquire Edwin Greloff’s maps.
  • All pieces can be crafted from Basic to Superior at a Journeymen level, Armorer or Blacksmith.
  • Only a Master Armorer or Blacksmith can craft the Mastercrafted Griffin School Gear.
  • As for the Grandmaster Griffin School Gear, only Lazare Lafargue can craft it.

What Is Griffin School Gear

The Griffin School Gear is a full set of equipment for Geralt in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, linked to the Griffin School. It includes Armor, Trousers, Boots, Gauntlets, a Silver Sword, and a Steel Sword. You can upgrade it through five levels: Basic, Enhanced, Superior, Mastercrafted, and Grandmaster (with the Blood & Wine DLC). To get it, you must complete Scavenger Hunt quests by reading maps that lead you to design diagrams for each gear piece.

Complete information about the Griffin School Gear in Witcher 3: 

Gear NameArmor PieceIngredientsEffects
Basic Griffin School GearGriffin Armor- 1 x Shirt
- 2 x Hardened Leather
- 1 x Meteorite Silver Plate
- 5 x Leather Straps
- 2 x Monster Eye
- +5% Sign Intensity.
- +5% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +5% Bludgeoning Damage resistance.
- +10% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +15% Monsters Damage resistance
Griffin Trousers- 2 x Silk
- 1 x Cured Leather
- 1 x Meteorite Ore
- 4 x Leather Scraps
- 1 x Monster Blood
- +5% Sign Intensity.
- +2% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +5% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +7% Monsters Damage resistance.
- +17% Elemental Damage resistance
Griffin Gauntlets- 4 x Leather Scraps
- 1 x Meteorite Ore
- 2 x Leather Straps
- 2 x Thread
- 4 x Powdered Monster Tissue
- +5% Sign Intensity.
- +1% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +2% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +2% Monster Damage resistance.
- +5% Elemental Damage resistance
Griffin Boots- 1 x Hardened Leather
- 1 x Meteorite Ore
- 3 x Thread
- 4 x Leather Scraps
- 1 x Monster Essence
- +5% Sign Intensity.
- +1% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +1% Bludgeoning Dagame resistance.
- +2% Shalshing Damage resistance.
- +2% Monster Damage resistance
Griffin Steel Sword- 1 x Leather Scraps
- 2 x Steel Ingot
- 1 x Monster Brain
- 1 x Monster Eye
- +5% Sign Intensity.
- +5% Humans and Non-humans Bonus experience
Griffin Silver Sword- 1 x Leather Scraps
- 3 x Silver Ingot
- 1 x Fifth Essence
- 1 x Monster Brain
- +5% Sign Intensity.
- +20% Monsters Bonus experience
Enhanced Griffin School GearEnhanced Griffin Armor- 1 x Griffin Armor
- 3 x Hardened Leather
- 1 x Meteorite Silver Plate
- 4 x Linen
- 5 x Monster Feather
- +10% Sign Intensity.
- +8% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +8% Bludgeoning Damage resistance.
- +14% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +20% Monsters Damage resistance
Enhanced Griffin Trousers- 1 x Griffin Trousers
- 2 x Silk
- 1 x Cured Leather
- 1 x Meteorite ore
- 4 x Leather Scraps
- 1 x Monster Blood
- +6% Sign Intensity.
- +3% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +6% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +7% Monsters Damage resistance.
- +19% Elemental Damage resistance
Enhanced Griffen Gaultlets- 1 x Griffin Gauntlets
- 4 x Leather Scraps
- 1 x Meteorite Ore
- 2 x Leather Straps
- 2 x Thread
- 4 x Powdered Monster Tissue
- +6% Sign Intensity.
- +2% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +3% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +3% Monster Damage resistance.
- +6% Elemental Damage resistance
Enhanced Griffin Boots- 1 x Griffin Boots
- 1 x Hardened Leather
- 1 x Meteorite Ore
- 3 x Thread
- 4 x Leather Scraps
- 1 x Monster Essence
- +6% Sign Intensity
- +2% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +2% Bludgeoning Damage resistance.
- +3% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +3% Monsters Dmaage resistance
Enhanced Griffin Steel Sword- 1 x Griffin Steel Sword
- 1 x Leather Scraps
- 2 x Dark Steel Ingot
- 1 x Powdered Monster Tissue
- 1 x Monster Claw
- +10% Sign Intensity.
- +5% Human and Non-Human Bonus experience
Enhanced Griffin Silver Sword- 1 x Griffin Silver Sword
- 2 x Leather Straps
- 2 x Meteorite Silver Ingot
- 1 x Monster Egg
- 1 x Monster Tongue
- +10% Sign Intensity.
- +20% Monsters Bonus experience
Superior Griffin School GearSuperior Griffin Armor- 1 x Enhanced Griffin Armor
- 3 x Cured Draconid Leather
- 2 x Dimetrium Plate
- 1 x Monster Hide
- 2 x Monster Hear
- +15% Sign Intensity.
- +12% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +12% Bludgeoning Damage resistance.
- +18% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +25% Monsters Damage resistance
Superior Griffin Trousers- 1 x Enhanced Griffin Trousers
- 2 x Silk
- 1 x Leather Straps
- 1 x Meteorite Silver Ingot
- 1 x Monster Egg
- +8% Sign Intensity
- +4% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +7% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +10% Monsters Damage resistance.
- +23% Elemental Damage resistance
Superior Griffin Gauntlets- 1 x Enhanced Griffin Gauntlets
- 1 x Cured Leather
- 1 x Meteorite Silver Plate
- 2 x String
- 2 x Monster Tongue
- +8% Sign Intensity.
- +3% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +4% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +4% Monsters Damage resistance.
- +8% Elemental Damage resistance.
Superior Griffin Boots- 1 x Enhanced Griffin Boots
- 2 x Hardened Leather
- 1 x Meteorite Silver Ingot
- 2 x String
- 2 x Monster Claw
- +8% Sign Intensity.
- +3% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +3% Bludgeoning Damage resistance.
- +4% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +4% Monsters Damage resistance
Superior Griffin Steel Sword- 1 x Enhanced Griffin Steel Sword
- 1 x Leather Scraps
- 3 x Dark Steel Ingots
- 1 x Monster Blood
- 1 x Monster Feather
- +15% Sign Intensity.
- +25% Critical hit damage bonus.
- +5% Humans and Non-Humans Bonus Experience
Superior Griffin Silver Sword- 1 x Enhanced Griffin Silver Sword
- 2 x Leather Scraps
- 1 x Mimerituim Ingot
- 1 x Monster Blood
- 1 x Powdered Monster Tissue
- +15% Sign Intensity.
- +25% Critical Hit Damage bonus.
- +10% Dismember Chance.
- +20% Monsters Bonus experience
Mastercrafted Griffin School GearMastercrafted Griffin Armor- 1 x Superior Griffin Armor
- 2 x Cured Draconid Leather
- 3 x Dimeritium Plate
- 1 x Fifth Essence
- 1 x Monster Brain
- +20% Sign Intensity.
- +17% Piercing damage resistance.
- +16% Bludgeoning Damage resistance.
- +22% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +30% Monsters Damage resistance
Mastercrafted Griffin Trousers- 1 x Superior Griffin Trousers
- 2 x Silk
- 1 x Leather Straps
- 1 x Meteorite Silver Ingot
- 1 x Monster Egg
- +10% Sign Intensity.
- +5% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +8% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +10% Monsters Damage resistance
- +30% Elemental Damage resistance
Mastercrafted Griffin Gauntlets- 1 x Superior Griffin Gauntlets
- 1 x Cured Leather
- 1 x Meterorite Silver Plate
- 2 x String
- 2 x Monster Tongue
- +10% Sign Intensity.
- +4% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +5% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +5% Monsters Damage resistance.
- +10% Elemental Damage resistance
Mastercrafted Griffin Boots- 1 x Superior Griffin Boots
- 2 x Hardened Leather
- 1 x Meteorite Silver Ingot
- 2 x String
- 2 x Monster Claw
- +10% Sign Intensity.
- +4% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +4% Bludgeoning Damage resistance.
- +5% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +5% Monsters Damage resistance
Mastercrafted Griffin Steel Sword- 1 x Superior Griffin Steel Sword
- 2 x Leather Scraps
- 2 x Dimeritium Ingot
- 1 x Monster Egg
- 1 x Siren Vocal Cords
- +20% Sign Intensity.
- +25% Critical Hit Damage bonus.
- +5% Critical Hit Chance.
- +5% Humans and Non-Humans Bonus Experience
Mastercrafted Griffin Silver Sword- 1 x Superior Griffin Silver Sword
- 2 x Leather Scraps
- 2 x Dimeritium Ingot
- 1 x Monster Feather
- 1 x Monster Heart
- +20% Sign Intensity.
- +25% Critical Hit Damage bonus.
- +5% Critical Hit chance.
- +10% Dismember Chance.
- +20% Monsters Bonus experience
Grandmaster Griffin School GearGrandmaster Griffin Armor- 1 x Mastercrafted Griffin Armor
- 2 x Infused Slyzard hide
- 2 x Enriched Dimetrium Plate
- 2 x Monster Heart
- 1 x Monster Essence
- +22% Sign Intensity.
- +19% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +17% Bludgeoning Damage resistance.
- +24 Slashing Damage resistance.
- +31% Monsters Damage resistance
Grandmaster Griffin Trousers- 1 x Mastercrafted Griffin Trousers
- 1 x Infused Slyzard Hide
- 1 x Enriched DImeritium Plate
- 2 x Monster Blood
- 2 x Monster Brain
- +11% Sign Intensity.
- +6% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +9% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +11% Monsters Damage resistance.
- +33% Elemental Damage resistance
Grandmaster Griffin Gauntlets- 1 x Mastercrafted Griffin Gauntlets
- 1 x Infused Slyzard Hide
- 1 x Enriched Dimeritium Ingot
- 1 x Monster Heart
- 2 x Monster Blood
- +11% Sign Intensity.
- +5% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +6% Slashing Damage resistance.
- +6% Monster Damage resistance.
- +12% Elemental Damage resistance
Grandmaster Griffin Boots- 1 x Mastercrafted Griffin Boots
- 1 x Infused Slyzard Hide
- 1 x Enriched Dimeritium Plate
- 2 x Powdered Monster Tissue
- 4 x Monster Claw
- +11% Sign Intensity.
- +5% Piercing Damage resistance.
- +5% Bludgeoning Damage resistance.
- +6% Slashing Damage resistance
- +6% Monsters Damage resistance
Grandmaster Griffin Steel Sword- 1 x Mastercrafted Griffin Steel Sword
- 2 x Leather Scraps
- 2 x Enriched Dimeritium Ingot
- 1 x Monster Heart
- 1 x Monster Essence
- +21% Sign Intensity.
- +25% Critical Hit Damage bonus.
- +5% Critical Hit chance.
- +10% Dismember chance.
- +5% Human and Non-Human Bonus experience
Grandmaster Griffin Silver Sword- 1 x Mastercrafted Griffin Silver Sword
- 2 x Leather Scraps
- 2 x Enriched Dimeritium Ingot
- 1 x Monster Heart
- 1 x Monster Essence
- +21% Sign Intensity
- +25% Critical Hit Bonus Damage.
- +5% Critical Hit chance.
- +10% Dismember Chance.
- +20% Monster Bonus Experience

Edwin Greloff’s Maps

There are four Maps of Edwin Greloff, and each initiates a unique quest related to the School Gear of the Griffin. Here’s how they work:

  1. 1st Map of Edwin Greloff triggers the Scavenger Hunt: Griffin School Gear Part 1 quest. It leads you to the diagrams for the Enhanced Trousers, Boots, and Steel Sword.
  2. 2nd Map of Edwin Greloff starts the Scavenger Hunt: Griffin School Gear Part 2 quest, guiding you to the remaining Enhanced Griffin Gear diagrams: the Armor, Gauntlets, and Silver Sword.
  3. 3rd Map of Edwin Greloff kicks off the Scavenger Hunt: Griffin School Gear Part 3 quest. This quest enables you to obtain the Superior Griffin Gear. It leads you to the diagrams for the complete Superior Griffin Armor Set, including Armor, Trousers, Gauntlets, and Boots, as well as the Silver and Steel Swords.
  4. 4th Map of Edwin Greloff begins the Scavenger Hunt: Griffin School Gear Part 4 quest. In the base game, this is the final Scavenger Hunt for Griffin’s Gear. It guides you to the Mastercrafted diagrams for the Griffin Gear, including the Silver and Steel Swords, Armor, Trousers, Gauntlets, and Boots.

Notably, the list does not include the Basic Griffin School Gear. This is because the quest to acquire the diagrams for the Basic Gear becomes available as soon as you obtain any one of the other maps or diagrams.

Acquiring The Griffin Gear

You can obtain the Griffin School Gear through the “Scavenger Hunt: Griffin School Gear” quest in Witcher 3. To start this quest, you have two options:

  1. Visit a specific Amateur Armorer, such as the one in Midcopse Village in Velen.
  2. Purchase Edwin Greloff’s 1st and 2nd maps from the Armorer.
  3. Acquire both maps to trigger the “Scavenger Hunt: Griffin School Gear” quest.
  4. Focus on completing this quest to obtain the diagrams for all the basic Griffin School Gear items.
Midscope village in Witcher 3.
The Journeymen Armorer at Midscope sells 1st and 2nd Edwin Greloff’s maps. [Image by: eXputer]

Basic Griffin School Gear

To acquire the Basic Griffin School Gear, follow these steps:

  1. Obtain the maps for the Griffin School Gear to initiate the quest.
    Witcher 3 Basic Griffin School Gear.
    The Basic Griffin School Gear. [Screenshot captured by eXputer]
  2. Equip the quest and check the objectives, which include finding all Griffin School Witcher Gear and Witcher George’s grave.

Locating the Armor Set’s Diagrams:

  1. Head to Dragonslayers Grotto in Velen, found in the southern part of Crookback Bog. Use a Signpost as a guide.
  2. Descend into the catacombs, eliminate Wraiths using Yrden, and break a crumbling wall on the left with Aard.
  3. Progress through an area with poison gas and Wraiths, either burning the gas or running through. Break another crumbling wall with Aard to access the main Chamber.
  4. Defeat Ekimmara, the boss, to obtain the diagrams for the Armor Set.
    Dragonslayer's Grotto location.
    The exact location of Dragonslayer’s Grotto for the Basic Griffin Armor Set. [Image by: eXputer]

Finding the Steel Sword Diagram:

  1. Locate the Steel Sword diagram in Hindhold Watchtower, east of the Border Post in Velen.
  2. Defeat Endrega surrounding the Watchtower and navigate through the tower, defeating Harpies. Use the Crossbow or signs.
  3. Find a wooden door, go inside, and loot a Skeleton for the Griffin Steel Sword diagram and Balstick’s Letter.
    Witcher 3 Hindhold Watchertower.
    Hindhold Watchtower’s location in Witcher 3. [Screenshot captured by eXputer]

Acquiring the Silver Sword Diagram:

Crafting the Griffin School Gear:

  1. Head to Lornruk Lighthouse to get the Silver Sword diagram, ensuring you’re at level 14.
    Lornuk Lighthouse Witcher 3.
    Lornuk lighthouse’s exact location in the game. [Image by: eXputer]
  2. Look for a secret entrance near the bridge leading into the water.
  3. Dive underwater and discover a small cave beneath the island.
  4. Navigate platforms to reach a wooden platform, then go outside.
  5. Ascend a ladder and find the Chest containing the Basic Griffin Silver Sword diagram and Crafting Notes book.
  • Griffin Armor:
  • Griffin Armor: +5% Sign Intensity, +5% Piercing Damage resistance, +5% Bludgeoning Damage resistance, +10% Slashing Damage resistance, +15% Monsters Damage resistance.
  • Griffin Trousers: +5% Sign Intensity, +2% Piercing Damage resistance, +5% Slashing Damage resistance, +7% Monsters Damage resistance, +17% Elemental Damage resistance.
  • Griffin Gauntlets: +5% Sign Intensity, +1% Piercing Damage resistance, +2% Slashing Damage resistance, +2% Monster Damage resistance, +5% Elemental Damage resistance.
  • Griffin Boots: +5% Sign Intensity, +1% Piercing Damage resistance, +1% Bludgeoning Damage resistance, +2% Slashing Damage resistance, +2% Monster Damage resistance.
  • Griffin Steel Sword: +5% Sign Intensity, +5% Humans and Non-humans Bonus experience.
  • Griffin Silver Sword: +5% Sign Intensity, +20% Monsters Bonus experience.

Craft the gear at the Journeyman-level Craftsman to complete the Basic Griffin School Gear set.

Enhanced Griffin School Gear

To upgrade your Griffin School Gear to the Enhanced level in The Witcher 3, follow these steps:

Witcher 3 Enhanced Griffin School Gear
The Enhanced Griffin School Gear is acquired by upgrading the Basic version. [Screenshot captured by eXputer]

Part 1: Boots, Trousers, and Steel Sword

  1. Acquire the 1st Edwin Greloff map from the Armorer in Midscope Village in Velen to unlock Part 1 of the quest.
  2. For the Enhanced Griffin Boots, head to unnamed ruins northwest of the Inn at the Crossroads. Defeat a Forktail and check the western ruins for a chest containing the Enhanced Griffin Boots diagram.
    Enhanced Boots diagram location.
    The Enhanced Griffin Boots diagram is located in ruins to the Northwest of the Inn at the Crossroads. [Image by: eXputer]
  3. To find the Enhanced Griffin Trousers, go near the Crow’s Perch signpost. Locate the Burned Ruins near the moat and find a chest in the area with collapsed rubble, which contains the Enhanced Griffin Trousers diagram.
    Enhanced Griffin School Gear Trousers Witcher 3.
    The Enhanced Griffin Trousers are at the Burned Ruins. [Screenshot captured by eXputer]
  4. To get the Enhanced Griffin Steel Sword diagram, go to Midscope Village and head west to a castle ruin. Clear out the bandits inside, find a wooden staircase, and obtain the Enhanced Griffin Steel Sword diagram.
    Griffin Enhanced Steel Sword location.
    The diagram to Enhanced Steel Sword is located to the west of Midscope. [Image by: eXputer]

Part 2: Armor, Gauntlets, and Silver Sword

  1. Acquire the 2nd Edwin Greloff map from the same Armorer in Midscope Village to unlock Part 2 of the quest.
  2. For the Enhanced Griffin Armor, head to White Eagle Fort to the west of Oxenfurt Harbor. Behind the friendly Troll’s shack, you’ll find a chest containing the Enhanced Griffin Armor diagram.
    White Eagle Fort location.
    The location of White Eagle Fort for the Enhanced Griffin Armor. [Screenshot captured by eXputer]
  3. To locate the Enhanced Griffin Gauntlets, go to Frischlow in the southwestern part of Velen. Battle wraiths and a Noonwraith in the village’s cemetery. Proceed to a cave blocked by rocks, clear the path with Aard, and retrieve the Enhanced Griffin Gauntlets diagram from a chest.
    location Frischlow for Enhanced Griffin School Gear Gauntlets Witcher 3.
    The Enhanced Gauntlets are found near Frischlow [Image by: eXputer]
  4. Find the Enhanced Griffin Silver Sword diagram in an unnamed cave east of the Crossroads signpost, south of the Ancient Oak in Southern Velen. Explore the cave and look for a chest near dead soldiers containing the Enhanced Griffin Silver Sword diagram.
    Diagram location of enhanced Griffin School Gear Silver sword.
    In the Ghoul’s cave, you’ll find the Enhanced Griffin Silver sword’s diagram. [Screenshot captured by eXputer]

Crafting Ingredients and Effects:

Upgrade your Griffin School Gear with a Journeyman-level Armorer and Blacksmith. The following ingredients are required for each piece, along with their enhanced effects:

Griffin Armor (Enhanced):

  • Ingredients: Griffin Armor, Hardened Leather, Meteorite Silver Plate, Linen, Monster Feather.
  • Effects: +10% Sign Intensity, +8% Piercing Damage resistance, +8% Bludgeoning Damage resistance, +14% Slashing Damage resistance, +20% Monsters Damage resistance.

Griffin Trousers (Enhanced):

  • Ingredients: Griffin Trousers, Silk, Cured Leather, Meteorite Ore, Leather Scraps, Monster Blood.
  • Effects: +6% Sign Intensity, +3% Piercing Damage resistance, +6% Slashing Damage resistance, +7% Monsters Damage resistance, +19% Elemental Damage resistance.

Griffin Gauntlets (Enhanced):

  • Ingredients: Griffin Gauntlets, Leather Scraps, Meteorite Ore, Leather Straps, Thread, Powdered Monster Tissue.
  • Effects: +6% Sign Intensity, +2% Piercing Damage resistance, +3% Slashing Damage resistance, +3% Monster Damage resistance, +6% Elemental Damage resistance.

Griffin Boots (Enhanced):

  • Ingredients: Griffin Boots, Hardened Leather, Meteorite Ore, Thread, Leather Scraps, Monster Essence.
  • Effects: +6% Sign Intensity, +2% Piercing Damage resistance, +2% Bludgeoning Damage resistance, +3% Slashing Damage resistance, +3% Monsters Damage resistance.

Griffin Steel Sword (Enhanced):

  • Ingredients: Griffin Steel Sword, Leather Scraps, Dark Steel Ingot, Powdered Monster Tissue, Monster Claw.
  • Effects: +10% Sign Intensity, +5% Human and Non-Human Bonus experience.

Griffin Silver Sword (Enhanced):

  • Ingredients: Griffin Silver Sword, Leather Straps, Meteorite Silver Ingot, Monster Egg, Monster Tongue.
  • Effects: +10% Sign Intensity, +20% Monsters Bonus experience.

Superior Griffin Gear

Superior Griffin School Gear in Witcher 3.
The Superior Griffin School Gear. [Image by: eXputer]
Once you have the Enhanced Griffin Gear, consider upgrading it to the Superior Griffin School Gear for greater usefulness in Witcher 3. Note that you can’t create Superior Griffin School Gear without first obtaining the Enhanced Griffin School Gear, so complete the previous steps as mentioned.

Requirements: First, obtain the Enhanced Griffin School Gear.

Part 1: Initiating the Quest

  1. Travel to Novigrad’s Hierarch Square.
  2. Buy the 3rd Edwin Greloff map from an Armorer. Equip the quest “Scavenger Hunt: Griffin School Gear Part 3.”
    3rd Edwin Grellof map's seller.
    3rd Edwin Grellof’s map is sold by an armorer in Novigrad. [Screenshot captured by eXputer]

Part 2: Locating the Diagrams

Steel Sword:

  • Head to An Skellig island, defeat level 24 Bandits, and find the Superior Griffin Steel Sword diagram west of the highest mountain.
    Superior Steel Sword's location
    The Diagram of the Superior Griffin Steel Sword is surrounded by Bandits. [Image by: eXputer]

Armor Set (Armor, Trousers, Gauntlets, and Boots):

  • Return to Ard Skellig’s northeastern part near Giants’ Toes signpost. Face level 24 Bandits and find a chest with diagrams for the Superior Armor set.
    Griffin Superior Armor Set's location
    All Armor diagrams are located near Giants’ Toe. [Screenshot captured by eXputer]

Silver Sword:

  • At the Elverum Lighthouse on Ard Skellig, explore the nearby cave, defeat monsters, and find the Superior Griffin Silver Sword diagram.
    Silver Sowrd of Superior Griffin School Gear in Witcher 3.
    The diagram is hidden in the cave near Elverum Lighthouse [Image by: eXputer]

Crafting Ingredients and Effects:

Upgrade at a Journeyman-level Armorer and Blacksmith. Ingredients for each piece and their enhanced effects:

Griffin Armor (Superior):

  • Ingredients: Enhanced Griffin Armor, Cured Draconid Leather, Dimetrium Plate, Monster Hide, Monster Heart.
  • Effects: +15% Sign Intensity, +12% Damage resistance.

Griffin Trousers (Superior):

  • Ingredients: Enhanced Griffin Trousers, Silk, Leather Straps, Meteorite Silver Ingot, Monster Egg.
  • Effects: +8% Sign Intensity, +4% Damage resistance.

Griffin Gauntlets (Superior):

  • Ingredients: Enhanced Griffin Gauntlets, Cured Leather, Meteorite Silver Plate, String, Monster Tongue.
  • Effects: +8% Sign Intensity, +3% Damage resistance.

Griffin Boots (Superior):

  • Ingredients: Enhanced Griffin Boots, Hardened Leather, Meteorite Silver Ingot, String, Monster Claw.
  • Effects: +8% Sign Intensity, +3% Damage resistance.

Griffin Steel Sword (Superior):

  • Ingredients: Enhanced Griffin Steel Sword, Leather Scraps, Dark Steel Ingots, Monster Blood, Monster Feather.
  • Effects: +15% Sign Intensity, +25% Critical hit damage bonus, +5% Bonus Experience.

Griffin Silver Sword (Superior):

  • Ingredients: Enhanced Griffin Silver Sword, Leather Straps, Mimerituim Ingot, Monster Blood, Powdered Monster Tissue.
  • Effects: +15% Sign Intensity, +25% Critical Hit Damage bonus, +10% Dismember Chance, +20% Bonus Experience.

Mastercrafted Griffin Gear

If you only have the base game, then the Mastercrafted Griffin Gear is the last upgrade that you’ll get with the School Gear. With the Mastercrafted, your School Gear will be at the highest level. But if you have the DLC Blood & Wine, then it won’t be the last upgrade that you can do to that specific Griffin School Gear.

Mastercrafted Griffin School Gear in Witcher 3.
The Mastercrafted Griffin School Gear is available in Witcher 3. [Screenshot captured by eXputer]
To acquire the Mastercrafted Griffin School Gear diagrams, purchase the 4th Edwin Greloff map from Eibhear Hattori, a master-level Blacksmith in Novigrad’s Glory Lane district. This purchase initiates the ‘Scavenger Hunt: Griffin School Gear Part 4’ quest. To obtain the Mastercrafted diagrams, you’ll need to travel to The Skellige Isles once more.

Part 1: Initiating the Quest

  1. Purchase the 4th Edwin Greloff map from Eibhear Hattori, a master-level Blacksmith in Novigrad’s Glory Lane district. This purchase initiates the ‘Scavenger Hunt: Griffin School Gear Part 4’ quest.
    The Master Blacksmith in Witcher 3.
    Master Blacksmith Hattori sells 4th Edwin Grellof’s map. [Image by: eXputer]

Part 2: Locating the Diagrams

Griffin Silver Sword (Mastercrafted):

  • Start at Fornhala signpost on Ard Skellig island.
    location of Mastercrafted silver sword.
    Mastercrafted Silver Sword’s diagram is located near Fornhala. [Screenshot captured by eXputer]
  • Head east to the abandoned fortress Kaer Dhu.
  • Defeat or evade a level 20 Griffin.
  • Inside the fortress, find a chest with the Mastercrafted Silver Sword diagram.

Griffin Steel Sword (Mastercrafted):

  • Travel to Boxholm, near Fayrlund and Rannvaig on Ard Skellig island.
    Location of Mastercrafted Steel Sword.
    Near Boxholm, you’ll find Mastercrafted Steel Sword’s diagram. [Image by: eXputer]
  • Head east to the ruined watchtower.
  • Climb a wall, locate a chest hidden under wooden planks, and find the Mastercrafted Steel Sword diagram.
    Griffin School Gear Mastercrafted Armor set Witcher 3.
    Location of the diagram of Mastercrafted Griffin Armor Set. [Screenshot captured by eXputer]

Griffin Armor Set (Mastercrafted):

  • Go to the ruins near the coastline to the southeast of Whale Graveyard and northeast of Redgill signposts on Ard Skellig island.
  • Face a level 30 Cyclops or bypass it to reach a room with a Place of Power.
  • In that room, find a chest with diagrams for the Mastercrafted Armor set.
    Location of only master armorer.
    Master Armorer in the base game of Witcher 3. [Image by: eXputer]

Crafting Ingredients And Effects:

Upgrade at a master-level Blacksmith and Armorer, which requires completing their side-quests.

Griffin Armor (Mastercrafted):

  • Ingredients: Superior Griffin Armor, Cured Draconid Leather, Dimeritium Plate, Fifth Essence, Monster Brain.
  • Effects: +20% Sign Intensity, enhanced damage resistance.

Griffin Trousers (Mastercrafted):

  • Ingredients: Superior Griffin Trousers, Silk, Leather Straps, Meteorite Silver Ingot, Monster Egg.
  • Effects: +10% Sign Intensity, enhanced damage resistance.

Griffin Gauntlets (Mastercrafted):

  • Ingredients: Superior Griffin Gauntlets, Cured Leather, Meteorite Silver Plate, String, Monster Tongue.
  • Effects: +10% Sign Intensity, enhanced damage resistance.

Griffin Boots (Mastercrafted):

  • Ingredients: Superior Griffin Boots, Hardened Leather, Meteorite Silver Ingot, String, Monster Claw.
  • Effects: +10% Sign Intensity, enhanced damage resistance.

Griffin Steel Sword (Mastercrafted):

  • Ingredients: Superior Griffin Steel Sword, Leather Scraps, Dimeritium Ingot, Monster Egg, Siren Vocal Cords.
  • Effects: +20% Sign Intensity, enhanced critical hit stats, bonus experience.

Griffin Silver Sword (Mastercrafted):

  • Ingredients: Superior Griffin Silver Sword, Leather Scraps, Dimeritium Ingot, Monster Feather, Monster Heart.
  • Effects: +20% Sign Intensity, enhanced critical hit stats, dismember chance, bonus experience.

Grandmaster Griffin School Gear

The Grandmaster Griffin School Gear won’t be available in the base game of Witcher 3. It is only available if you have acquired the DLC Blood and Wine. That is because you can acquire the quest from Lazare Lafargue. He is the only Grandmaster Armorer and Blacksmith in the whole game, including all the DLCs. You can get Grandmaster-level armor and weapons crafted from him right from the beginning.

location of Grandmaster Armorer and Blacksmith.
Only Lazare Lafargue can craft Grandmaster Griffin School Gear in Witcher 3. [Image by: eXputer]

Part 1: Initiating the Quest

  1. Visit Lazare Lafargue, the Grandmaster Armorer and Blacksmith, located in the Hauteville district of Beauclair in the Duchy of Toussaint.
  2. Interact with Lazare and inquire about the Griffin School Gear, which will trigger the ‘Scavenger Hunt: Grandmaster Griffin Gear’ quest.
    Grandmaster Griffin School Gear in Witcher 3.
    The Grandmaster Griffin School Gear is the final upgrade in Witcher 3 without NewGame+. [Screenshot captured by eXputer]

Part 2: Locating the Diagrams

Gauntlets, Boots, and Steel Sword:

  • Head to the Fort Ussar Ruins, southeast of Ardaiso Quarry and Mont Crane Castle.
    Location for Grandmaster Griffin Gear.
    The exact location of Fort Ussar Ruins. [Screenshot captured by eXputer]
  • Beware of two Slyzards flying in the area; you can engage or avoid them.
  • Find a crate under a staircase with the diagrams for Grandmaster Griffin Gauntlets, Boots, and Steel Sword.
  • Loot the crate to discover a report that advances the quest.

Armor, Trousers, and Silver Sword:

  • Proceed northwest to Mont Crane Castle. Expect level 40 Bandits inside.
    rest of Griffin Grandmaster School Gear location.
    Mont Crane Castle is infested with Bandits. [Image by: eXputer]
  • Clear the Bandits on the lower levels.
  • Proceed to the quest marker, where you’ll find a stone wall.
  • Interact with it to dispel an illusion, revealing an underground passage.
  • In the underground Workshop, find a Power Crystal on a table.
  • Locate a hidden button on the wall in the next room using Witcher Senses, which opens a door.
  • Place the Power Crystal and activate it with Aard, opening a portal.
  • Enter the portal to confront a Golem and defeat it.
  • Explore the area to collect the diagrams: Trousers on a chair, Armor near a stove, and Silver Sword on a table.

Crafting Ingredients And Effects:

Lazare Lafargue is the exclusive Grandmaster Armorer and Blacksmith capable of crafting the Grandmaster Griffin School Gear.

3 Pieces of Griffin School Gear (Grandmaster):

  • Casting a second Sign within 3 seconds of the first won’t consume Stamina.

6 Pieces of Griffin School Gear (bonus effect):

  • Yrden’s trap size increases by 40%.
  • Stamina regeneration increases by 5 per second when inside the trap.
  • Sign Intensity increases by 100%.
  • 20% damage reduction.

Griffin Armor (Grandmaster):

  • Ingredients: Mastercrafted Griffin Armor, Infused Slyzard Hide, Enriched Dimetrium Plate, Monster Heart, Monster Essence.
  • Effects: +22% Sign Intensity, enhanced damage resistance.

Griffin Trousers (Grandmaster):

  • Ingredients: Mastercrafted Griffin Trousers, Infused Slyzard Hide, Enriched Dimetrium Plate, Monster Blood, Monster Brain.
  • Effects: +11% Sign Intensity, enhanced damage resistance.

Griffin Gauntlets (Grandmaster):

  • Ingredients: Mastercrafted Griffin Gauntlets, Infused Slyzard Hide, Enriched Dimeritium Ingot, Monster Heart, Monster Blood.
  • Effects: +11% Sign Intensity, enhanced damage resistance.

Griffin Boots (Grandmaster):

  • Ingredients: Mastercrafted Griffin Boots, Infused Slyzard Hide, Enriched Dimeritium Plate, Powdered Monster Tissue, Monster Claw.
  • Effects: +11% Sign Intensity, enhanced damage resistance.

Griffin Steel Sword (Grandmaster):

  • Ingredients: Mastercrafted Griffin Steel Sword, Leather Scraps, Enriched Dimeritium Ingot, Monster Heart, Monster Essence.
  • Effects: +21% Sign Intensity, enhanced critical hit stats, bonus experience.

Griffin Silver Sword (Grandmaster):

  • Ingredients: Mastercrafted Griffin Silver Sword, Leather Scraps, Enriched Dimeritium Ingot, Monster Heart, Monster Essence.
  • Effects: +21% Sign Intensity, enhanced critical hit stats, dismember chance, bonus experience.

Conclusion

The guide contains all there is to know about the Griffin School Gear in Witcher 3. It teaches how you can start from crafting the Basic and all the way to the Grandmaster Griffin School Gear. Although, if you only have the base game, then you can only craft till the Mastercrafted. It is one of the few Full Gears Worth Getting. So it won’t disappoint you.

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