The Griffin Witcher gear is a medium armor set that’s ideal for a signs-heavy build. Like other Witcher School sets, you need to craft the armor and weapons for every upgrade level of the set by using diagrams.
Here’s a detailed walkthrough to finding every Griffin gear diagram. We’ve included map locations for the Griffin basic, enhanced, superior, mastercrafted, and grandmaster armor, boots, gauntlets, trousers, silver sword, and steel sword diagrams.
Follow along from the beginning if you want the whole gear set or look for the specific Griffin armor or sword diagram location you’re after.
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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.
Basic Griffin Gear Locations
Griffin Armor Location
Fast Travel to the village of Downwarren in east Velen, and then explore the second question mark location to the west.
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 these diagrams or reveal the secret back entrance that is being hidden by an illusion.
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.
Griffin Silver Sword Location
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.
Griffin Steel Sword Location
Enhanced Griffin Gear Locations
Enhanced Griffin Boots & Trousers Location
The boots diagram is to the south-west of Novigrad, and directly west of the Border Post. They are guarded by a level 18 Forktail.
The trousers are behind some rubble at a burned building to the east of Crow’s Perch.
Enhanced Griffin Steel Sword Location
Go to the western edge of Central Velen, into a pirate base.
Enhanced Griffin Gauntlets & Silver Sword Location
The Griffin enhanced silver sword diagram 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).
Enhanced Griffin Armor Location
You’ll find this diagram to the west of Oxenfurt, among boat rubble.
Superior Griffin Gear Locations
Superior Griffin Armor Location
You’ll find the four superior Griffin armor diagrams at 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 three level 24 bandits.
Superior Griffin Silver Sword Location
At the southern edge of Ard Skellig, at the end of the cave.
Superior Griffin Steel Sword Location
On An Skellig, the northernmost island in the Skellige Isles. The chest is behind a large rock slab, guarded by 3 level 24 bandits.
Mastercrafted Griffin Gear Locations
Mastercrafted Griffin Armor Location
All four armor diagrams are in a chest next to the place of power at the center-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.
Mastercrafted Griffin Silver & Steel Sword Location
The steel sword diagram is next to the abandoned village of Boxholm, inside the lair of Morvudd the Fiend in Ard Skellig.
The Silver sword diagram 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.
Grandmaster Griffin Gear Locations
To upgrade your Griffin Gear to grandmaster, either talk to the Grandmaster Smith Lazare Lafargue in southern Beauclair to start the scavenger hunt quest or go directly to the diagram locations below. Lafargue is the only smith who can upgrade your witcher gear to grandmaster level.
Grandmaster Griffin Steel Sword, Boots, Gauntlets Location
Travel to Fort Ussar in the far east, the easternmost location in Toussaint.
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 Armor, Trousers, and Silver Sword Location
The next location is located to the northwest, where you’ll find a Hanse Base: a camp controlled by a gang of bandits. After fighting a small group of bandits, dispel the illusion blocking the entrance into the room below.
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.
Place the crystal into the apparatus and enter the portal.
Here, you’ll find the Grandmaster Griffin armor, trousers, and silver sword diagrams after fighting a Golem. You can now travel back to the Beauclair grandmaster smith to upgrade your mastercrafted griffin gear to grandmaster; he also sells many of the required materials.