How to get Grandmaster Griffin Gear

The Blood & Wine expansion adds an additional tier to your existing Witcher sets – Grandmaster. The Sign-oriented Griffin set provides two bonuses when you upgrade it to Grandmaster:

  • After casting a Sign in standard mode, the next standard Sign cast within 3 seconds won’t cost stamina
  • Increased Yrden Sign trap radius by 40%; standing inside the trap increases stamina regeneration by 5 per second and Sign intensity by 100%, and reduces damage taken by 20%

To find the diagrams for the Grandmaster Griffin set, start by talking to the Grandmaster Smith in southern Beauclair – he will begin the Scavenger Hunt quests for the four Grandmaster sets, and the brand new Manticore set.

grandmaster smith location toussaint beauclair
Grandmaster Smith location in Toussaint

Next, travel to the location highlighted by the Scavenger Hunt: Grandmaster Griffin gear quest at Fort Ussar. The Fort is guarded by two basilisks but you don’t have actually have to fight them; just head into the main ruins and look for the chest. Read the captain’s report to unlock the next diagram location.

Grandmaster griffin steel sword gauntlets and boots location
Grandmaster Griffin Steel Sword, Gauntlets and Boots

At the next highlighted location you’ll encounter a Hanse Base – a camp controlled by bandits. After fighting a small group of bandits, dispel the illusion blocking the entrance into the room below.

Mont Crane castle illusion griffin gear

Use the highlighted wall switch to enter a secret room and loot Moreau’s journal; reading it will give you quest update to find the teleportation crystal. You can find it on a table in the first room.

grandmaster griffin gear scavenger quest moreau

Place the crystal into the apparatus and enter the portal.

grandmaster griffin gear scavenger quest teleport crystal

You’ll find the Grandmaster Griffin armor, trousers and  silver sword diagrams here after fighting a Golem.

You can now travel back to the smith to craft the set; he also sells many of the components required.

Note: Grandmaster gear is very expensive, especially if you don’t want to gather all the required materials yourself and would rather buy them from smiths. One possible workaround is to install the Witcher debug console and use the addmoney (#) command.

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