How to get the Feline Witcher Gear

The Feline gear from the Cat School is the best light armor set in the Witcher 3. As with other Witcher gear sets, you need to find diagrams to craft the armor pieces and weapons for every level (basic, enhanced, superior, mastercrafted, and grandmaster) of the set.

We’ve put together a detailed walkthrough for finding every diagram of the set. This includes map locations for the Feline armor, boots, trousers, gauntlets, silver sword, and steel sword diagrams.

Start at the beginning if you want the whole Feline set or find the location of the specific Feline armor or sword diagram you’re looking for.

Note: if you’re having trouble finding the diagram chests, look for a Wolf Head symbol; examining it will give you a general area to search.

This symbol can be found at every Witcher gear diagram location; examining it will give you a highlighted area to look for the chest on your map.

Normal Feline Gear

Start by traveling to the village of Blackbough. There, you will find two merchants; the one to the northwest will sell you the map for locating the feline set diagrams. After this, you will get a new quest location in Novigrad – you will have to do some exploring around the hill to find the entrance into the cave.

Feline Armor Location

In the cave, take the leftmost tunnel, and make all the statues turn inwards to open the secret trap door, then loot the laboratory key at the bottom – you can ignore the drowners.

Return to the start of the cave and this time take the main route where the Golem is – behind it will be a door that you can now unlock, fight the mini-boss, and loot the diagrams.

Basic Feline Armor Diagrams Location

Feline Crossbow Location

The Feline crossbow diagram is inside the capsized ship to the south-west of Novigrad

Feline Crossbow diagram location.

Feline Silver Sword Location

The Feline silver sword diagram is behind a breakable wall to the north-east of Oxenfurt.

Feline Silver Sword diagram location.

Feline Steel Sword Location

The Feline steel sword diagram is at the lower level of the castle tower south of Novigrad, behind a breakable door.

Feline Steel Sword diagram location.

Video Walkthrough:

Enhanced Feline Gear

Enhanced Feline Armor Location

On the second floor of a ruined building directly east of Oxenfurt in eastern Velen.


Enhanced Feline Boots Location

Just inside the entrance to a cave in eastern Velen – the same cave where you get the Royal Wyvern contract (“Phantom of the Trade Route”).


Enhanced Feline Trousers  Location

Under a house in Oxenfurt. You will have to enter the house, go down the stairs to the basement, and then take a ladder into the sewer. In the sewer, you will find a mechanism that opens a hidden door to reveal the diagram’s chest.


Enhanced Feline Gauntlets Location

Found at an abandoned mine site to the west of Oxenfurt, in a small cave under the wooden stairs.


Enhanced Feline Steel Sword Location

Inside the same cave where you do the “Fool’s Gold” DLC quest in eastern Velen. The chest is located near the cave entrance, where the path turns to the left.


Enhanced Feline Silver Sword Location

Just past Novigrad’s eastern (Oxenfurt) gate. Climb up the ladder near the quest location, go inside the door, and then up another set of stairs and you will find the diagram chest.


Superior Feline Gear

Superior Feline Armor Location

All four armor diagrams are found at a single location in eastern Velen, to the northwest of Crookback Bog. The area is guarded by a level 27 Earth Elemental but you don’t have to fight it – the chest is located inside nearby ruins.


Superior Feline Steel Sword Location

This diagram is found in the far north of the map, inside a cavern to the north of Novigrad. It is guarded by a level 19 Golem.


Superior feline Silver Sword Location

This diagram is found in a cave to the south of Novigrad; there will be a couple of level 18 Nekkers here. The chest itself is up on a ledge, behind some breakable rocks. You will need to use Aard to access it.


Mastercrafted Feline Gear

Mastercrafted Feline Armor & Silver Sword Location

All of the mastercrafted Feline armor diagrams are Inside a cave on Faroe – the southernmost island in Skellige. The chest is located just behind the 2 statues.

The silver sword diagram is found in a different cave on the same island. You will find two walls that you can break using Aard. The diagram chest is behind the second wall.


Mastercrafted Feline Steel Sword Location

Inside the ruined fortress of Kaer Gelen in central Ard Skellig. You will have to enter from the side because the main gate is locked. The chest is behind a set of broken metal bars, halfway up the stairs to the second level. The area is guarded by level 29 Wraiths.


Grandmaster Feline Gear

To upgrade your Feline gear to grandmaster, simply talk to the Grandmaster Smith Lazare Lafargue in southern Beauclair to start the scavenger hunt quest (Blood and Wine expansion required). Here’s a detailed walkthrough to unlocking Witcher Grandmaster cat armor.

grandmaster smith location toussaint beauclair
Grandmaster Smith location in Toussaint.

Of course, the Feline set is not the only good armor in the game. Head over to our guide to the best armor sets in Witcher 3 if you’re looking for more armor options.

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