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.
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 this, 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. 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.
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.
The trousers are behind some rubble at a burned building to the east of Crow’s Perch.
Enhanced Griffin Steel Sword -- Western edge of Central Velen, in a pirate base.
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).
Enhanced Griffin Chest Armor -- just to the west of Oxenfurt, among boat rubble.
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.
Superior Griffin Silver Sword -- southern edge of Ard Skellig, at the end of the cave.
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.
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.
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.