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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Guide to Mutagens

Want to know the details of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Mutagens to build the ultimate character and decoctions? Then look no further!

Are you looking to build the ultimate Witcher character? In this guide, you'll learn everything about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Mutagens. Learn what they are, what they do, and the decoctions they help make to turn you into a formidable foe.

Be sure to check here for more guides to help you achieve success throughout your journey. The Guide to the Alchemy Skill Tree will be beneficial in combination to this one when dealing with Mutagens.

Here in this guide you'll find everything associated with:

Mutagens

Mutagens are used in combination with character abilities to give bonuses to your character Geralt of Rivia. These items are obtained from slaying monsters throughout the Northern Realms.

Types of Mutagen:

There are common, lesser mutagens, and then there are mutagens dropped from specific monsters killed for Geralt's Witcher contracts.

There are also three colors of Mutagen: red, green, and blue. Each color coincides with the specific skill trees.

  • Red: Attack Power bonuses in the Combat Sign area
  • Green: Alchemy and bomb bonuses; increases Vitality
  • Blue: Increases Sign Intensity

Mutagen Name

Bonus

Price

Weight

Lesser Red Mutagen

Attack Power +5%

20

0.1

Lesser Green Mutagen

Vitality +50

20

0.1

Lesser Blue Mutagen

Sign Intensity +5%

20

0.1

Katakan Mutagen

Attack Power +10%

20

0.1

Arachas Mutagen

Vitality +150

20

0.1

Cockatrice Mutagen*

Sign Intensity +10%

20

0.1

Archgriffin Mutagen

Attack Power +10%

20

0.1

Griffin Mutagen

Vitality +150

20

0.1

Water Hag Mutagen

Attack Power +10%

20

0.1

Nightwraith Mutagen

Vitality +150

20

0.1

Ekimmara Mutagen

Vitality +150

20

0.1

Chort Mutagen

Sign Intensity +10%

20

0.1

Foglet Mutagen

Sign Intensity +10%

20

0.1

Wyvern Mutagen

Attack Power +10%

20

0.1

Doppler Mutagen

Attack Power +10%

20

0.1

Troll Claw

Vitality +150

20

0.1

Noonwraith Mutagen

Vitality +150

20

0.1

Succubus Mutagen

Attack Power +10%

20

0.1

Greater Foglet Mutagen

Sign Intensity +10%

20

0.1

Fiend Mutagen

Vitality +150

20

0.1

Forktail Mutagen

Sign Intensity +10%

20

0.1

Grave Hag Mutagen

Vitality +150

20

0.1

Wraith Mutagen

Vitality +150

20

0.1

Earth Elemental Mutagen

Sign Intensity +10%

20

0.1

Ekhidna Mutagen

Sign Intensity +10%

20

0.1

Ancient Leshen Mutagen

Sign Intensity +10%

20

0.1

Basilisk Mutagen

Sign Intensity +10%

20

0.1

Werewolf Mutagen

Attack Power +10%

20

0.1

Nekker Warrior Mutagen

Attack Power +10%

20

0.1

Leshen Mutagen

Sign Intensity +10%

20

0.1

Mutagen Slots

 

The ability slots in the Character Screen are divided into groups of three. Each of these has a mutagen slot to provide special bonuses to the abilities in that group. Since there are only three types of mutagen and four mutagen slots, double up where needed for the bonuses. If you use mutagens that coordinate with the abilities, you’ll get even higher bonuses; e.g. Green Mutagen combined with Alchemy abilities.

You start the game with no Mutagen Slots unlocked, but by the time you reach Level 28, all four slots will be unlocked.

 

Decoctions

Decoctions are for the experienced Witcher, thanks to their high toxicity and the risk that comes with them. Yet so worth it!

These are alchemy potions made with specific monster mutagens that Geralt gets during a Witcher contract kill. These provide great bonuses, but come with a very high toxicity, so it's best to weigh your options before using.

  • Troll Decoction: Constant Vitality regeneration in and out of combat. For Witchers expecting multiple waves of enemies.
  • Ekimmara Decoction: A Witcher restores Vitality with every successful strike against an enemy.
  • Succubus Decoction: The longer the battle, the harder the Witcher strikes!
  • Alghoul Decoction: Adrenaline is generated more quickly by a Witcher in combat, but the effect is broken upon the first successful strike from an enemy.
  • Werewolf Decoction: Running, sprinting, and jumping outside of combat doesn't use Stamina.

More will follow in my Potions Guide coming soon which will include how to make bombs and more.

Hope this helps. Don't forget to check through The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Master Guide List for more helpful guides, tips, and tricks to assist you throughout your journey.

Published May. 22nd 2015
  • Quest4Skunkbudz
    Referring to the mutagens in The Witcher 3.. What about all the extra mutagens I picked up along the way? After the decoctions are made and the character slots have best mutagens installed theres 100's of these things left over in my inventory.. Do I save them (maybe for something later in the game I dont know about yet.)or sell the extras?
  • Venisia Gonzalez
    Featured Columnist
    I have only kept an extra two on hand just in case for the DLC (season pass) but I have sold the others. I have not come across any other use for them at this point. If I do, this will be updated.
  • terrance_7555
    is there any mutagen higher then greater blue mutagen
  • Venisia Gonzalez
    Featured Columnist
    No there is not. You will only find monster specific mutagens, often upon killing them, that can be used to make decoctions.
  • Stephen_9759
    my griffin mutagen only gave 50 vitality to start with from the white orchard griffin. But my friend did the same one and his griffin mutagen gave 150 like you said. Lol
  • Venisia Gonzalez
    Featured Columnist
    It depends on the level of the Griffin. The higher level monster, the higher level mutagen but that's the highest amount. My first Griffin in White Orchard gave me +50 Vitality as well.
    You do get awarded with the Griffin Trophy on the first successful kill (goes in your equipment section) that gives a 10% chance to dismember.
    Each monster trophy after that each has its own benefit, so be sure to compare and switch around as needed.

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