As you’ve probably heard by now, the crafted Witcher school gear (Bear, Cat, Griffin, and Wolf) is the best armor in Witcher 3 once you upgrade it to the highest level (which is called grandmaster for most sets).
To find the diagrams for these sets, you can either stumble on them randomly (which is difficult), or buy maps from specific merchants that will reveal the location of the diagrams for each gear set or its upgraded version.
Below you can find the locations of these merchants, to make it easy for you to obtain your own Bear (Ursine), Cat (Feline), Wolf, and Griffin sets. Keep in mind that in order to craft each upgrade level, you need the previous tier set, so you’ll have to craft all the way up from normal to mastercrafted or grandmaster.
Also, there are no maps for the grandmaster gear diagrams and you’ll have to follow the scavenger hunt quests from Grandmaster armorer Lazare Lafargue in southern Beauclair to unlock grandmaster gear.
Similarly, there are no maps for the Manticore, Viper, and the newly added Forgotten Wolven gear sets.
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Bear (Ursine) Gear Map Vendors
Normal, Enhanced, Superior, and Mastercraft Set Maps – All four Ibrahim Savi maps for the normal, enhanced, superior, and mastercrafted set of Bear (Ursine) Gear can all be purchased from the armorer in Kaer Trolde in Skellige.
Follow this guide to upgrade to Bear grandmaster gear.
Cat (Feline) Gear Map Vendors
Normal Set Map – Merchant in the village of Blackbough, near the Crow’s Perch in Velen; Enhanced Set – Blacksmith in Blackbough.
Superior Set Map – merchant in Crow’s Perch (the one by the armorer)
Mastercraft Set Map – blacksmith in the village of Lindenvale, to the east of Crow’s Perch.
Follow this guide to upgrade to Cat grandmaster gear.
Griffin Gear Map Vendors
Normal and Enhanced Set Maps – the armorer in the village of Midcopse in western Velen.
Superior Set Map – Armorer in Hierarch Square in Novigrad; Mastercraft Set – Hattori (master blacksmith in Novigrad).
Follow this guide to upgrade to Griffin grandmaster gear.
Wolf Gear Map Vendors
Just like the other witcher sets, you can buy maps for the Wolf Witcher armor set from vendors. There are a total of 6 maps (they are actually called notes).
Whenever you read any of the notes, you will automatically get the quest and location for the normal set. Notes 1 & 2 are for the Enhanced Set; 3 & 4 for Superior, and 5 & 6 for the Mastercrafted Set.
Notes #1 & 5 – Hattori (master blacksmith in Novigrad)
Note # 2 – Lindenvale blacksmith
Notes # 3 & 6 – Kaer Trolde Armorer
Note # 4 – Armorer in Hierarch Square of Novigrad
Follow this guide to upgrade to Wolf grandmaster gear.
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16 thoughts on “Vendor Locations that sell Maps for Witcher Gear (Bear, Cat, Griffin, Wolf)”
I go to the armorer in Oxenfurt, yet I don’t see the first Bear diagrams available for purchase. I just passed The King is Dead-Long Live The King. Do I need to go further in the main story before it’s finally availabe for purchase?
The merchants don’t sell the diagrams directly. They sell diagram maps – when you buy these maps and use from your inventory (under quest items), they will give you a quest with locations of the witcher set. So for the bear set you need to buy Ibrahim Savi’s First Map from the Oxenfurt blacksmith and then read it from your inventory.
The problem is, the map isn’t showing up in the armorers inventory.
Hmm, that’s odd. I just went back and double checked, it’s there for me.
Could be several things. It’s possible that you need to scroll down in the vendor window, sometimes the maps are put all the way at the bottom. Another possibility is that you already used it but you weren’t in Skellige so it bugged out and you never got the quest.
Worst case scenario, you can go to An Skellig and find the first pieces of armor without the map.
No same for me, it’s been driving me nuts. I’ve found all the other maps but this basic set for ursine 1. I’m level 21, have enhanced sets of griffin and cat, about to start wolf and even though I’ve found almost all the ursine gear on my own through grinding and questing, I can’t start this stupid gear cause I can’t find this map lol. The guy just doesn’t have it, never did and it’s bugging me cause I’m the kinda guy that likes to have all the gear sets. If anyone has answers….but if worse comes to worse will try your tip.
I’d the same issue, but in my case I got all 4 Map from the blacksmith near Kaer Trolde, hope it helps
Same here. That’s where i found the maps
Depends what version of the game your running. It got changed in an update. Don’t know which one. The armorer in the castle in Skellige (the main one) sells Ursine one, and the Oxenfurt armorer doesn’t sell any diagrams anymore.
Same problem here.
there is still no wolf armors in 2018
Go to the armorer in Kaer Trolde. He had all 4 quest maps for the bear armor, as well as two for the wolf armor.
i found it bro. i didnt know i had to download a free dlc. thanks though
sorry but i need help i can not find and superior potions line while raffard superior and my new dlc skellige most wanted is in a infinite loop with the were wolf bounching up and down inthe ground and i cant get his name were wolf off my screen help please ? if you have and ideas please email me [email protected] ty
What about the grandmaster diagrams?
There isnt an armorer in novigrad anymore for me
I believe some of the maps that the armorers have is randomized. In that you have to come back later to get the correct set of maps you want. But overall this guide is correct.