How to get Grandmaster Bear (Ursine) Gear

The Ursine witcher set is ideal for a tanky build with heavy armor and strong attacks, and in Blood & Wine you can make it even better by upgrading it to Grandmaster level. This will not only improve the stats, but also add two set bonuses:

  • Up to 30% chance to cast a new Quen shield with no cost when your old one breaks
  • Increase damage dealt by abilities linked to Quen by 200%

Start off by speaking with the Grandmaster Smith in southern Beauclair – he will begin the Scavenger Hunt quest for the Grandmaster Ursine Gear.

grandmaster smith location toussaint beauclair
Grandmaster Smith location in Toussaint

The quest will point you towards a bunch of rubble that you can break with the Aard sign.

grandmaster ursine gear quest

Inside you’ll find the diagrams for the grandmaster silver sword, armor, and gauntlets. Read the journal to get the next quest location, which will lead you to a nearby cave.

Break the weak wall in the cave with Aard and loot the next note to get a quest update.

grandmaster ursine gear quest

Continue on into the cave and follow the symbols on the walls to lead you to the Bear school witcher’s corpse, which holds the last 3 diagrams.

grandmaster ursine gear quest

You can now travel back to the grandmaster smith to craft the Ursine set. Make sure that you have all the mastercrafted Ursine pieces – you’ll need them to craft the Grandmaster gear.

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