The Witchers’ Forge

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The Witchers’ Forge is a side quest in Kaer Morhen in which you’ll search for an old forge that contains some powerful weapons and armor.

Key Facts

Location:Kaer Morhen
Category:Side Quest
Reward:
  • Mastercrafted Armor
  • Master Weapons

Quest Text

Additional Info

You can start this quest at any time, but you will not be able to complete it before you get the Eye of Nehaleni from Keira Metz, during the “Wandering in the Dark” main quest.

Walkthrough

Following contains quest spoilers. You’ve been warned

Read a copy of the tome.

From the main hall at Kaer Morhen, head to the southeastern tower, with the massive stone pillar in its center, and look for a chest in the middle of the three arched alcoves. In it you’ll find a book – read it immediately. There is a note on the margin in the book, something about the breaking of an illusion for which the book is the key.

Go to the mine near Kaer Morhen.

Head south from Kaer Morhen, to the Old Mine signpost on the western bank of the river. From it follow the path west until you reach the entrance to the mine itself.

Search the mine.

Go down the tunnel until you reach the first chamber of the mine. There you’ll run into an earth elemental guarding a stone pedestal. Kill it, then inspect the pedestal. Place on it the book you’ve previously found; a section of the cavern’s wall will collapse. Go through it and into the next chamber.

Search the mysterious chamber.

You’ll see a forge brimming with magic. Climb up to the raised area with the fireplace and use the Eye of Nehaleni to spot an illusion. Interact with the bellows there and the fire will speak to you and warn you that the forge belongs to Radmir of Tor Carnedd. Choose whichever conversation option you wish, but tell it that you want to look around. The fire will not be happy at that and will rise up and blast you across the chamber.

Kill the Ifrit.

You’ll now have to slay the ifrit. You should first check the bestiary for information on how to achieve that. The best tactic is to cast Aard while the ifrit is ablaze, and to strike it with heavy attacks while dodging its own attempts to hit you.

Remove the illusion.

When you kill the ifrit, approach the hearth and use the Eye of Nehaleni to see a secret compartment behind a section of a wall that is an illusion. There you’ll find three chests with some armor and weapons. The quest has now come to a close.
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17 COMMENTS

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    Watcher1

    The problem is this quest is level 30 (You fight 2 level 30 golems, one being the ifrit), but your reward for completing the quest are 2 level 25 chest pieces. This makes no sense. I was expecting at least level 30 gear or weapons. Trying to accomplish this at level 25 would be a challenge, especially against the Ifrit.

    I was sorely disappointed. This quest is just not worth doing. No good story tie in and nothing decent in terms of rewards to make the quest worthwhile.

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      stephan

      lol i got wolf armour lvl 34

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        Jack Wynne

        So did I…On NG+ they are level 60, for a lvl 34 armour haha missed it on my first play through though

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    Rob Hardy

    Cool quest, I received a master crafted wolven cuiruss and 2 level 30+ breastplates.

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    stephan

    depends on ur lvl i gues

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    Sirris

    in case people haven’t realized by now, quest rewards are based off YOUR level not the level of the quest. Should’ve been able to notice that pattern Mr Watcher1

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    Eastrid

    I was lvl 31 and got lvl 20 chest armor Eternal Fire Executioner’s armor and two level 10 chest pieces. It’s random not on a level cap. 🙁

    1. D
      Due

      I got a mastercrafted wolven armor

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    reminent

    Hi i think i sold the tome i cant find it any where but it seas to go the altar advice pleas
    Or atlseast the name of the tome pleas

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    daniel

    Hi I killed the 1st earth elemental guard then I save the game as I had to go out when I came on the next day the misson said put the tome on the thing but I dont have the tome nomore what can I do plz

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      Roch

      I have the same problem

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    Joeblow12345678

    Sigh

    Read a copy of the tome.

    From the main hall at Kaer Morhen, head to the southeastern tower, with the massive stone pillar in its center, and look for a chest in the middle of the three arched alcoves. In it you’ll find a book – read it immediately. There is a note on the margin in the book, something about the breaking of an illusion for which the book is the key.

    So do that. The objective to kill the earth elemental might reappear (as it did for me) but you’ll still be able to complete the quest with no problems

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    LadySvanes

    For some reason Hattori (or any other NPC) does not sell any maps for Wolf School Gear.I cant find any piece from the Wolf school anywhere I go! Neither in the mine! I have completed the main storyline and I am level 38 so there shouldn’t be any restrictions. but it its missing from my game! And the Ursine Sword steel SUPERIOR. All those thing just not on my game!! I got a bug? Please help me.

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      grenadeh

      A few of them are in Khaer Morhen. One is northeast of the castle in the water just south of a triangle shaped island right on the shore. This also leads to a quest to kill a troll in a cave. Some of it is in the watchtower directly west of the castle across the river, which is full of wraiths. Another piece is north of that in a cave in the mountains.

      All the grandmaster gear is extremely easy to find though, as there are 3 pieces in each location and wolven gear takes about 5 seconds if you’ve explored the world and are high level.

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      Dipman

      Did you download the DLC for it? The Wolven gear quests aren’t part of the expansions or main game, you have to download it separately (free DLC).

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    Sini

    anyone ever have this bugged?

    i’ve never been able to open the cave wall.. i can see the door there but the ‘rock’ where you’re supposed to interact with (I checked videos) doesn’t work for me =( been bugged since release 🙁

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      Marcin

      Same with me :/ I contacted support and they couldn’t help it. The problem was I killed the giant before starting the quest. Ugh, this is literally the last quest I have not finished in Witcher 3 and all its DLCs. :T

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