The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains multiple weapons to pick up after killing bandits, opening chests and crafting with diagrams scattered across the land. Usually you end up selling most of the weapons and armor you collect from the battlefield, but the trick involves knowing where to find the diagrams that lead to the best weapons and armor. The Griffin, Feline and Ursine armor and weapon sets are primarily composed of diagrams hidden in chests. Thankfully we're here to tell you how to find each one, so all you need is to gather the materials, then visit a blacksmith or weaponsmith to craft your new gear. In addition, use the links below to find the coolest gear in the game!

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Griffin Set

Griffin Steel Sword

Base Damage: 97

Location: Head to the Hindhold fast travel location in Velen. There's a harpy nest nearby alongside a structure. Inside the building is a corpse near a treasure chest that contains a diagram for the sword and the location of the other base Griffin items.

Enhanced Griffin Steel Sword

Base Damage: 153

Location: Go to the Refugee's Camp fast travel location in western Velen. Head southwest to find the diagram in a chest at a bandit camp. 

Superior Griffin Steel Sword

Base Damage: 209

Location: Northwest of the Urialla Harbor in An Skellig is a village. There's a shrine on the north side with some bandits guarding the location. Search the back of the shrine for a chest with the diagram. 

Mastercrafted Griffin Steel Sword

Base Damage: 281

Location: Head to the ruins of Boxholm in Ard Skellig. On the east side is a chest that holds the diagram. 

Griffin Silver Sword

Base Damage: 180

Location: In western Velen, go to the castle in Lornruk near a Place of Power. Here you'll find an underwater entrance into the castle. Inside the castle, head for the wooden gate and use the ladders to reach the upper area to find a chest with a diagram.

Enhanced Griffin Silver Sword

Base Damage: 250

Location: Head to the Crossroads fast travel location in southeast Velen, west of the Nilfgaardian camp. Go east to a cave to find a chest at the end containing a diagram. 

Superior Griffin Silver Sword

Base Damage: 330

Location: In south Ard Skellig, find a cave east of the Elverum Lighthouse inhabited by bears. Go inside and look left to find a chest and the diagram. 

Mastercrafted Griffin Silver Sword

Base Damage: 410

Location: Head to the lake near Fornhala In Ard Skellig. Go inside the tower across the lake to find the chest with the diagram. 

Griffin Armor Set

Location: The diagrams for the Griffin armor set are located in the Dragonslayer’s Grotto, west of Reardon Manor.

Enhanced Griffin Boots

Location: Go southwest from Novigrad to Mudplough Island to find a few Forktail enemies near a chest. You need to be at least level 14 or 15 to take them down, or carefully approach the chest to avoid confrontation and collect the diagrams. 

Enhanced Griffin Trousers

Location: Head east of the Crow's Perch fast travel location in Velen to find the Burned Ruins. There's a chest in the wood beams of the burned down ruins that holds the diagrams. 

Enhanced Griffin Gauntlets

Location: Fast travel to Frischlow in southern Velen. Continue south to a cave and use Aard Sign Magic to clear the entrance and find a chest inside with the diagram.

Enhanced Griffin Armor

Location: Just west of Oxenfurt is a Rock Troll guarding a chest with the diagram.

Superior Griffin Armor Set

Location: Head to the bandit camp at Giant's Toes in northeast Ard Skellig. You'll have trouble with the bandits if you're not at least level 20. Head left at the stone arch to find a chest in the boat with the diagram. 

Mastercrafted Armor Set

Location: In Ard Skellig, look for an abandoned fort located northeast of Redgill. A Cyclops guards the place, but you don't need to fight it. Go inside and head left, then up to the second floor to find a few chests with the diagrams. 

Feline Set

Note: Most of the diagrams for the Feline armor and weapons set require you to complete the main quest, Wandering in the Dark to obtain the Eye of Nehaleni item. 

Feline Steel Sword

Base Damage: 153

Location: Go to Drahim Castle south of Novigrad. Inside the basement of the tower is a diagram. 

Enhanced Feline Steel Sword

Base Damage: 193

Location: Find the cave between the fast travel locations of Reardon Manor and Toderas. Go left once you're inside to find a chest with the diagram.

Superior Feline Steel Sword

Base Damage: 241

Location: Head to the cave northeast of Novigrad. There's a Golem guarding the place that will give you trouble if you're not at least level 15. Kill the Golem to find some treasure and the diagram. 

Mastercrafted Feline Steel Sword

Base Damage: 281

Location: Go to Kaer Gelen (on Ard Skellig) and head left at the gate to find an entrance off to the side. Take out the Wraiths and go downstairs into the side room to find a chest with the diagram. 

Feline Silver Sword

Base Damage: 240

Location: East of Novigrad are the ruins of Est Tayiar. Drop down into the ruins and use Aard Sign Magic to break through the wall to the right. Loot the dead body here and read Gloger's notes for the location of the next diagram.

Enhanced Feline Silver Sword

Base Damage: 300

Location: In a house north of the Oxenfurt Gate in Novigad, use ladders to reach the upper level and find a chest with the diagram.

Superior Feline Silver Sword

Base Damage: 360

Location: Go to the Ursten fast travel location south of Novigrad to find a cave to the east. Head right until you reach a cracked wall. Use Aard Sign Magic to break down the wall and find a chest with the diagram. 

Mastercrafted Feline Silver Sword

Base Damage: 410

Location: In Faroe, search for a cave east of Harviken. There's a chest in the back of the cave with the diagram. 

Feline Armor Set

Location: Find the cave in northwest Novigrad, then continue left into a room with statues. Pull the lever to turn the statues toward the center of the room to find a hidden path. Dive into the water and loot the corpse to find a Laboratory Key. Head out of the room and continue left to the laboratory door. Kill the Mad Kiyan inside and loot the body to find the diagram. 

Enhanced Feline Boots

Location: Head over to the Toderas fast travel point near the eastern coastline of Velen. Go inside the cave here to find a chest on the right with the diagram. 

Enhanced Feline Gauntlets

Location: Head to the cave west of Oxenfurt around Codger's Quarry. The diagram can be found just inside the cave. 

Enhanced Feline Trousers

Location: Go to a structure on the southeastern side of the largest island in Oxenfurt. Head down to the basement and use Witcher Senses to examine a brick. This unlocks a hidden passage with the diagram just beyond.

Enhanced Feline Armor

Location: Head east of the Aeramas' Abandoned Manor fast travel location in Oxenfurtto find a red brick house. Loot the chest near the bookcase to find the diagram. 

Superior Feline Armor Set

Location: From the Downwarren fast travel location, head west to the lake and search the ruins to find a chest with the diagram. There's an Earth Elemental patrolling the area, so be on the lookout.

Mastercrafted Feline Armor Set

Location: South of Trottheim is a group of sirens around a cave. Clear the enemies, then go inside and head straight to find a pillar. Behind the pillar is a chest with the diagram. 

Ursine Set

Ursine Steel Sword

Base Damage: 161

Location: On the south side of Ard Skellig, head to the Ruined Inn and clear the nearby monster nest. Go into the building and use Aard Sign Magic to clear a path into the basement. Take care of the enemies down there, then open the chest to find the diagram. 

Enhanced Ursine Steel Sword

Base Damage: 209

Location: Head to Prison Island in Kaer Almhult, then take the main path to the fort and continue up the stairs to the right to find a chest near some fallen debris. The diagram is inside the chest. 

Superior Ursine Steel Sword

Base Damage: 249

Location: Make your way to the Ruined Tower, northeast of Crookback Bog. Kill the Earth Elemental guarding the area, then open the chest in the corner of the ruins to find the diagram. 

Mastercrafted Ursine Steel Sword

Base Damage: 282

Location: Head to the cave northwest of Blackbough and look for the entrance on the side of a cliff. Go inside and follow the right wall until you reach the chest behind a pillar. Loot the chest to find the diagram. 

Ursine Silver Sword

Base Damage: 270

Location: Go to the ruins of Fort Etnir, located north of Rogne on Ard Skellig. Defeat the two Gargoyles and the Ice Elemental guarding the area, then loot the nearby corpse to find the diagram.

Enhanced Ursine Silver Sword

Base Damage: 320

Location: Head to the castle northeast of Kaer Gelen on Ard Skellig. Go down into the basement and kill the Ghouls here. Continue down the corridor to find the chest with the diagram near the end of the path. 

Superior Ursine Silver Sword

Base Damage: 370

Location: With the main quest Wandering in the Dark completed, travel to Crookback Bog in Velen. Head southwest to a cave and remove the illusion blocking the entrance. Continue inside and look right to see the chest with the diagram. 

Mastercrafted Ursine Silver Sword

Base Damage: 415

Location: Head to the island northwest of the Road To Bald Mountain. Go to the small portion of land between Bald Mountain and Olena’s Grove and then head north to encounter some Drowners. Search behind a large boulder nearby to find the chest with the diagram.

Ursine Armor Set

Location: Go to the large building just north of Urialla Harbor on An Skellig. Continue onward to Yngvar’s Fang, then down the path to the building. Head inside and down the stairs to the left. Kill the Wraiths and pull the lever on the far side to reveal a hole in the ground. Head down the hole, then to the right, but don't attack the Wraiths here. Run to the stairs and over the rocks to find a chest next to the throne. Loot the chest to obtain the diagrams. 

Enhanced Ursine Gauntlets

Location: Head to the tower in Ard Skellig, northeast of Rogne. Kill the Wraiths nearby if you arrive at night, then go inside and up the stairs to find the diagram. 

Enhanced Ursine Trousers

Location: Make your way to the island northeast of Marlin Coast on Undvik. Head into the cave here using Aard Sign Magic to clear the entrance. There's a chest inside with the diagram. 

Enhanced Ursine Boots

Location: Head to the Wild Shore on Ard Skellig, then go southeast to find a cave. Kill the Trolls guarding the area, then open the chests near the campfire for the diagram. 

Enhanced Ursine Chest Armor

Location: Head to the Grotto cave in southeast Ard Skellig. Make your way to the end of the cave to find the Grossbart brothers. Kill them and search in far left corner to find the chest with the diagram. 

Superior Ursine Armor Set

Location: Fast travel to the Hanged Man's Tree in Velen, then head northwest to a cave. Follow the left wall to reach a group of chests that contain the diagram.

Mastercrafted Ursine Armor Set

Location: Go to the tower at the Destroyed Bastion signpost, just southwest of the Crossroads. Take out the Cyclops patrolling the area or sneak around it if you want to avoid a fight. Head inside the tower to find a group of chests with the diagrams.