The Witcher 3 Mutagens

Mutagens are special items in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, genetic material obtained by killing monsters. They can either be used to improve you character through:
  • Scaling with active skills; or
  • Being the main ingredient in mutagen decoctions.
In this guide, we’re going to list all Witcher 3 mutagens, where to find them and what bonuses you’ll get for equipping them.

mutagens guide
If you equip a mutagen, it will give you a bonus to one of your attributes.
If you then pair the mutagen with up to three active skills of the same color, it will multiply the bonus. Every skill you pair with the mutagen will increase its efficiency by 100%.

For example, if your is green and gives you 150 Vitality, you can pair it with an alchemy skill, after which it will give you 300 Vitality. If you pair it with three alchemy skills, it will grant you an amazing 600 additional Vitality.

Are Mutagens Permanent?

No. You can switch them at will in order to adapt to the situation at hand. If you develop your character in such a way that you can jump between playing styles when need be, you should keep a couple of different mutagens handy, too. The same goes for mutagens of the same color, but with different effects. Carry a few of them with you so you can always shake things up.

Mutagens List

Name Effect How To Obtain
Lesser Blue Mutagen Sign intensity +5% Harpies, Nekkers, Endrega Worker, Harpies sometimes drop them
Blue Mutagen Sign intensity +7% Combine three lesser blue mutagens
Greater Blue Mutagen Sign intensity +10% Combine three blue mutagens
Lesser Green Mutagen Vitality +50 Nekkers, Endrega Worker, Endrega Warrior, Harpies sometimes drop them
Green Mutagen Vitality +100 Combine three lesser green mutagens
Greater Green Mutagen Vitality +150 Combine three green mutagens
Lesser Red Mutagen Attack power +5% Nekkers, Endrega Warrior sometimes drop them
Red Mutagen Attack power +7% Combine three lesser red mutagens
Greater Red Mutagen Attack power +10% Combine three red mutagens
Wraith Mutagen Vitality +50 Wraiths sometimes drop them
Noonwraith Mutagen Vitality +50 Defeat the Noonwraith (Contract: Devil by The Well)
Nightwraith Mutagen Vitality +50 Defeat the Nightwraith
Griffin Mutagen Vitality +50 Defeat the Griffin (The Beast Of White Orchard quest)
Archgriffin Mutagen Attack power +5% Defeat the Archgriffin
Werewolf Mutagen Attack power +5% Defeat the Werewolf
Leshen Mutagen Sign intensity +5% Defeat the Leshen
Nekker Warrior Mutagen Attack power +5% Defeat the Nekker Warrior
Basilisk Mutagen Sign intensity +5% Defeat the Basilisk
Ancient Leshen Mutagen Sign intensity +5% Defeat the Ancient Leshen
Ekhidna Mutagen Sign intensity +5% Defeat the Ekhidna
Earth Elemental Mutagen Sign intensity +5% Defeat the Earth Elemental
Grave Hag Mutagen Vitality +50 Defeat the Grave Hag
Water Hag Mutagen Attack power +5% Defeat the Water Hag
Forktail Mutagen Sign intensity +5% Defeat the Forktail
Foglet Mutagen Sign intensity +5% Defeat the Foglet
Greater Foglet Mutagen Attack power +5% Defeat the Greater Foglet
Wyvern Mutagen Attack power +5% Defeat the Wyvern
Doppler Mutagen Attack power +5% Defeat the Doppler
Troll Mutagen Vitality +50 Defeat the Troll
Succubus Mutagen Attack power +5% Defeat the Succubus
Fiend Mutagen Vitality +50 Defeat the Fiend
Chort Mutagen Sign intensity +5% Defeat the Chort
Ekimmara Mutagen Vitality +50 Defeat the Ekimmara
Cockatrice Mutagen Sign intensity +5% Defeat the Cockatrice
Arachas Mutagen Vitality +50 Defeat the Arachas
Katakan Mutagen Attack power +5% Defeat the Katakan
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10 COMMENTS

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    Kynamite

    I picked up a water hag mutagen today that did 5% attack power too
    And Nekker’s drop lesser blue mutagens for fun!

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    Jeremy

    I collected the lesser green mutagen last night from a dead Nekker.

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    Corey Ammons

    I got lesser red from endrega workers

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    Zack Murphy

    Yep I’ve picked up two lesser blue mutagens from Nekkers 🙂

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    edoardo92

    i picked 9 lesser lesser red mutagen froms L16 fiend I have about 25-30% I think, killed many times XD

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    ExiledBlood

    Nekkers have dropped green/blue lesser mutagens, Endrega have dropped all three colours ( green/blue lesser worker, green/red lesser warrior ), Harpies have dropped green blue lesser.

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    CPGC

    By the blooming End game it has Mutagens coming out of every orifice. Except red ones. FFFFFFUUUUUUUUU

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    CaptainCor708

    the devil by the well didn’t give me a mutagen

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    nugu

    Can i combine various red mutagens with eachother? or is it only “lesser red” ?

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      Gosu No0b

      You can combine lesser red into red mutagen and red mutagens into greater red

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