Vendor Locations that sell Maps for Witcher Gear (Bear, Cat, Griffin, Wolf)

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 (mastercrafted for the standalone game, and grandmaster for the Blood and Wine expansion).

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 and Viper witcher gear sets.

Bear (Ursine) Gear Map Vendors

Normal Set Map  – the map for the basic Ursine set (Ibrahim Savi’s First Map) can be bought from the armorer in Oxenfurt.

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The location of the armorer selling the map to find the normal Bear (Ursine) set.

Enhanced, Superior, and Mastercraft Set Maps – The maps for the enhanced, as well as the superior and mastercrafted set of Bear (Ursine) Gear can all be purchased from the armorer in Kaer Trolde in Skellige.

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The location of the armorer selling the maps to find the enhanced, superior, and mastercraft Ursine set.

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.

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Location of the blacksmith and merchant selling the Normal and Enhanced Cat (Feline) Gear Maps.

Superior Set Map – merchant in Crow’s Perch (the one by the armorer)

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The location of the merchant selling the maps to find the superior Cat (Feline) set.

Mastercraft Set Map – blacksmith in the village of Lindenvale, to the east of Crow’s Perch.

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The location of the blacksmith selling the maps to find the mastercrafted Cat (Feline) Set.

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.

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The location of the armorer selling the map for the Normal and Enhanced Griffin Set (village of Midcopse in western Velen).

Superior Set Map – Armorer in Hierarch Square in Novigrad; Mastercraft Set – Hattori (master blacksmith in Novigrad).

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The location of the armorer selling the map for the Superior Griffin Set (central Novigrad) and the blacksmith (Hattori) selling the map for the Mastercraft Griffin Set.

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)

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The location of the blacksmith selling notes #1 and 5 for the Wolf Witcher set.

Note # 2 – Lindenvale blacksmith

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The location of the blacksmith selling note #2 for the Wolf Witcher set.

Notes # 3 & 6 – Kaer Trolde Armorer

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The location of the armorer selling note #3 and 6 for the Wolf Witcher set.

Note # 4 – Armorer in Hierarch Square of Novigrad

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The location of the armorer selling note #4 for the Wolf Witcher set.

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)”

  1. 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?

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    • 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.

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        • 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.

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          • 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.

          • 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.

  2. 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

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  3. 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.

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