How to get the Griffin Witcher Gear

On this page, you can find detailed walkthroughs with map locations for obtaining every diagram for every upgrade level (basic, enhanced, superior, and mastercrafted) of the Griffin Witcher set. The Griffin set provides you with medium armor, and is ideal for Sign-focused builds, as it will give lots of bonus sign intensity.

Note: if you’re having trouble finding the chest with the diagrams, look for a Wolf Head symbol; this will give you a general area to search.

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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 Set

Witcher 3 - Fast & Easy Way to Get the Griffin Witcher Set

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Fast Travel to the village of Downwarren in east Velen, and then explore the second question mark location to the west.

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Location of the 4 Griffin Armor diagrams.

The question mark will reveal a cave, inside of which you can find the 4 Griffin armor diagrams -- armor, boots, gauntlets, and trousers -- you can either fight into the cave to get this, or reveal the secret back entrance that is being hidden by an illusion.

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Location of the hidden back entrance into the same cave that is on the 2nd question mark. You need the Eye of Nehelani to reveal the illusion at this location and enter the cave.

After this, read the notes you looted along with the diagrams, and you will get 2 new locations highlighted on your map, where you can pick up the steel and silver Griffin sword diagrams. At the Silver Sword location, you can avoid fighting the flying monster by jumping across the ledge and climbing up onto the ruined tower once  you’re out of combat.

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Location of the Griffin Silver Sword Diagram
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Location of the Griffin Steel Sword Diagram

Enhanced Set

Enhanced Griffin Boots & Trousers -- The boots are to the south-west of Novigrad, and directly west of the Border Post. They are guarded by a level 18 Forktail.

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The trousers are behind some rubble at a burned building to the east of Crow’s Perch.

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Enhanced Griffin Steel Sword -- Western edge of Central Velen, in a pirate base.

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Enhanced Griffin Gauntlets & Silver Sword -- Silver sword is inside a cave in far south-eastern Velen. Gauntlets are near the village of Frischlow; you will need to break the rocks blocking the cave entrance to get them (also guarded by a level 18 Nightwraith).

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The cave with the gauntlets diagram is blocked by rocks; use Aard to clear the way.

Enhanced Griffin Chest Armor -- just to the west of Oxenfurt, among boat rubble.

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Superior Set

Superior Griffin Armor (Chest, Boots, Trousers, Gauntlets) -- on the north-eastern end of Ard Skellig, in a pirate base near the “Giant’s Toes” travel post. The chest is all the way at the back of the camp, guarded by 3 level 24 bandits.

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Superior Griffin Silver Sword -- southern edge of Ard Skellig, at the end of the cave.

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Superior Griffin Steel Sword -- on An Skellig, the northernmost island in the Skellige Isles. The chest is behind a large rock slab, guarded by 3 level 24 bandits.

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Mastercraft Set

Mastercrafted Griffin Armor (Chest, Boots, Trousers, Gauntlets) -- All four diagrams are in a chest next to the place of power at the centre-east edge of Ard Skellig. You have to run inside the ruins past the cyclops and climb up the rock steps to get up there.

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Mastercrafted Griffin Silver & Steel Sword -- (Ard Skellig) Steel sword is next to the abandoned village of Boxholm, inside the lair of Morvudd the Fiend.

The Silver sword is at the abandoned tower on the lake, guarded by a level 32 Werewolf. The chest is inside the tower; if you’re careful, you can run in there and wait until the Werewolf loses aggro and loot the chest without fighting.

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The mastercrafted griffin steel sword location, just above Morvudd’s lair
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Mastercrafted silver griffin sword location, inside the tower by the lake.