Gear Map locations for Witcher armor

The best armor & weapons in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is not that easy to find and craft. First, you need to find diagrams and then collect different ingredients by defeating monsters or destroying items. It’s very tricky to discover diagrams by simply exploring an area. They are usually well hidden in some chests, deep inside caves, or in a hard to reach areas.

But, there are merchants scattered around the Witcher 3 world who sell gear maps. When you buy a map, this item will start the quest with marked locations for armor and weapons. For the first (basic) gear each piece is marked on the map, while for enhanced, superior and mastercrafted gear you will find 3 locations on the map. All armor diagrams are hidden at one location, and swords can be found at the remaining two locations.

Wolven School Maps – Notes by Hieronymus

  • Basic Gear – Given to you automatically once you buy and read any of the “Hieronymus’ notes on the Witcher Elgar”.
  • Enhanced Gear – Upgrade Diagrams No.1 (chest armor, boots, silver sword) sold by Hattori, the master blacksmith in Novigrad. You have to complete the quest “Of Swords and Dumplings” given by Hattori in order to be able to buy stuff like notes (maps) from him.
    Upgrade Diagrams No.2 (gauntlets, steel sword, trousers) sold by Blacksmith in Lindenvale, Velen.
  • Superior Gear – Upgrade Diagrams No.3 (chest armor, steel and silver sword) sold by Blacksmith in Kaer Muire, The Skellige Isles.
    Upgrade Diagrams No.4 (gauntlets, boots, trousers) sold by Armorer near Hierarch Square, Novigrad.
  • Mastercrafted gear – Upgrade Diagrams No.5 (steel sword, chest armor, silver sword) sold by Hattori the master blacksmith, Novigrad.
    Upgrade Diagrams No.6 (gauntlets, boots, trousers) sold by Armorer near Bridge to Kaer Trolde, The Skellige Isles.

Griffin School Maps – Edwin Greloff’s Maps

  • Basic and Enhanced gear – can be bought in Midcopse from Armourer.
  • Superior Gear – Hierarch Square in Novigrad
  • Mastercrafted gear – from elf vendor Hattory who gives you the quest Of Swords and Dumplings. You need to finish the quest in order to get the map

Cat School (Feline) Maps – Adalbert Kermith’s Maps

  • Basic and Enhanced gear – Vendor and blacksmith in Backbough
  • Superior gear – Crow’s Perch Vendor
  • Mastercrafted – Blacksmith in Lindenvale Blacksmith in Lindenvale

Bear School (Ursine) Maps – Ibrahim Savi’s Maps

  • Basic gear – Armourer in Oxenfurt
  • Enhanced, Superior and Mastercrafted gear – Armorer near Bridge to Kaer Trolde

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  1. W
    Wojciech Ostrowski

    Clear and simple guide – just what I was looking for, thanks!

  2. D

    Where i can get upgrade diagrams No. 3 if Kaer Muire is abandoned? i have already completed the game and now am playing DLCs

    1. T

      I’m having the same fucking problem

      1. T

        You’re not alone. I can’t do the swords or the chest piece. 🙁

        1. J

          Go to kaer trolde, skellige and buy it from the armourer

    2. G

      Kaer Morhen is abandoned , not kaer muire , kaer muire is a island on skellige , says on the guide “Kaer Muire , on SKELLIGE ISLES” , you welcome

      1. M

        Actually, after you kill Lugos. It is abandoned.

    3. C

      If, by chance, you finish the game before getting the map for Part 3 (meaning the events at Kaer Muire have happened), then the armorer at Kaer Trolde, the same one with the map for Part 6 will also have the map for Part 3

  3. G

    Kaer Muire IS abandoned if you complete the story. Events transpire and it becomes abandoned.

    1. M

      You can still find the peices. You just won’t have the quest mergers to make it easier for you.

  4. D

    Im currently looking for the superior and mastercrafted witcher gear but I can only ever find the armour and swords diagrams for each set but not the boots gloves or trousers.
    so I tried looking online, but every site tells me the same thing, that all the diagrams for the armour, boots gloves and trousers are in the same place. i’ve tried multiple times to restart my game and search the locations again in case it was a glitch but I keep coming up with the same result.

    1. G

      I think the superior and mastercrafted armors are all in the same spot

    2. J

      Download the Debug console mod, Find the list of commands and add the Maps via Additem command

  5. A

    I can’t seem to find the basic bear diagram. I tried to find it in Oxenfurt and no one is selling it. Is there a bug, or am I an idiot?

    1. C

      I’m having the same problem! The Bear school gear map isn’t available from the Oxenfort armorer, so I have no idea where to find it.

    2. A

      I had the same problem, but I found it is being sold by the Armorer near Bridge to Kaer Trold. You can buy the basic set, along with the upgrades too.

  6. D

    You are wrong , armorsmith in oxenfurt doesnt sells nothing about ursine map

  7. T

    Since 1.08, the ursine amor maps (Ibrahim Savi’s maps) can all be found at the armorer (not the blacksmith, though the player can talk to and buy stuff from both) at the Kær Trolde keep in Skellige. The Oxenfurt armorer no longer sells them.
    Just go to the armorer’s table in Kær Trolde, and the merchants are there.
    The armorer also sells the Skellige DLC amor set and the Horse equipment to go with it.

  8. N

    so i have a problem accesing the wolven basic swords and armors i have the dlc installed its really f*&%^up the things like this still happen please sme one help me

  9. F

    I have the same problem as Natan described. The chest on Kaer Morhen Watchtower is not selectable, my witcher senses does not detect it. The Crystal is not located where it should be, there’s no second crystal at all to activated the portal. My patch is the 1.12 for XB1. Seens like a lot of people have the same glitch. Don’t know what to do. Reloaded the save, gone from a location to another, got back to the tower and the problem is still there. I have all the other witcher school armor upgrade to superior and all the diagrams of wolven school, except from the base ones. Sad about it. Didn’t expected a bug like that in the game.

    1. N

      The second crystal is about head height above the scaffolding on the outer part of the tower. Go back to the entrance of the tower and look left, it doesn’t look much like a path, but trust me, it’ll be there. Tread carefully, take the crystal, put it in place, use Ard, jump through the green portal, be happy 🙂

      1. E

        This is a known bug, the chest won’t be accessible and the crystal won’t appear.

  10. J

    Superior Gear – Upgrade Diagrams No.3 (chest armor, steel and silver sword) sold by Blacksmith in Kaer Muire, The Skellige Isles.
    Is wrong, please correct .)

  11. N

    how do you get the grandmaster upgrades ?

  12. P

    what do i do if the armourer in oxenfurt doesn’t have the map

    1. C

      i got the same problem, but i also dont get the map from hattari. is this is a bug or how do i fix it ?

  13. J

    Blacksmith in Lindenvale sells no map for the part 2 diagram. I must complete the quest “Of Swords and Dumplings” in order to buy the first map from Hattori and then the sceond from the blacksmith, or it’s a bug?

  14. S

    Need to know where the superior boots witcher 3

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