Bombs in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt refer to thrown projectiles Geralt can use to supplement his other combat techniques, abilities and tools. When thrown, Bombs produce a variety of effects including dealing damage in an area, hindering the abilities of Monsters or inflicting crowd control effects on targets. Rounding out Geralt's diverse set of monster hunting tools, Bombs, just like Potions, Decoctions and Oils can be crafted through Alchemy and their usage and effects are heavily tied to the Alchemy Skill line.

 

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The Witcher 3 Bombs Overview

Bomb Crafting

Bomb creation is is a skill mastered by Witchers through years and years of honing the craft and the study of Alchemy, as well as subjecting themselves to various toxins and chemical compounds to better understand their properties. Bombs can be crafted using various Alchemy Ingredients found throughout the environment, obtained from opponents or purchased from Alchemists and Herbalists in cities, villages and other settlements.

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In order to craft a Bomb, you must first learn its Formula by finding and reading its manuscrpt page icon witcher 3 wiki guide Manuscript Page — these are crafting instructions similar to Weapon and Armor Diagrams and each one is specific to every single Bomb. Many manuscript pages can be found randomly in chests and guarded treasure throughout the world, while some can be purchased from Alchemists and Herbalists. Few even have fixed locations or specific points in the game where they can be obtained.

All Bombs also have upgraded versions with the Enhanced and Superior prefix. Upgraded versions of Bombs typically have improved effects, extended durations for those with effects that persist, and number of charges. Each upgraded version also has its own Manuscript Page that you will need to find and the forumlas for these will require that you have at least 1 unit of the previous tier Bomb in your inventory. For example, while you may be able to find the Manuscript for Superior Devil's Puffball early on, you will not be able to upgrade to it directly from the basic Devil's Puffball as the Enhanced Devil's Puffball is required as one of the crafting components.

Bomb Usage & Monster Nests

bombs quickslot sample witcher 3 wiki guideOnce crafted, Bombs can be equipped to your Bombs Quickslots for easy usage in combat. Up to 2 types of Bombs can be equipped this way but you can swap your equipped Bombs at any time.

Bombs can be readied and aimed manually for precision throws to hit specific targets or groups of targets. Investing in the Steady Aim skill in the Alchemy Skill line allows you to slow down time while aiming Bombs, in order to better hit your targets. By default, only some Bombs have a damaging component with the rest producing varied effects that make combating Monsters easier. However, players can also invest in the Pyrotechnics skill to not only boost the damage dealt by damage-dealing Bombs, but also add a damaging component to those that normally do not do damage.

Some Bombs have the special function of being able to destroy Monster Nests. These are places Geralt may come across where a certain type of Monster will keep spawning indefinitely until the nest is destroyed. The Bombs that qualify for this function are as follows:

This also applies to these Bombs' Enhanced and Superior variants.

Bomb Replenishment

Just like Potions and Decoctions, each Bomb has a set number of ChargesEnhanced and Superior versions of Bombs typically have more charges along with other improved benefits. You can also invest in the Efficiency skill in the Alchemy Skill line. At max level, this skill provides up to 5 additional charges for all bombs. Once all charges are used up, you will not be able to use the Bomb again. However, you do not need to craft Bombs over and over. Instead, charges can be replenished by Meditating for at least One Hour while you have some Strong Alcohol in your inventory. Strong Alcohol refers to high concentration alcoholic spirits that can be used for alchemical purposes. The following items qualify for this purpose:

Note that you only need 1 unit of any of the above to refill all of your Bomb charges via Meditation. This will also refill all of your Potions and Decoctions. These alcoholic beverages can commonly be found throughout the world and they can also be purchased from Merchants. Some can even be crafted through Alchemy using other components. Dwarven Spirit in particular is quite abundant so you should rarely be found wanting for these.

 

 

 

All Bombs in The Witcher 3

 

Quick Search of All Bombs in The Witcher 3

Note: Due to the randomness of acquiring Manuscript Pages, the locations listed here may not be accurate. However, purchase locations and quest rewards are generally consistent.

 

Name & Info Ingredients Location of Recipe

dancing star bomb witcher 3 wiki Dancing Star

Produces a fiery explosion that can cause nearby opponents to start burning. Destroys monster nests.
Damage: 100
Duration: 4 secs
Charges: 2
1x Saltpeter
2x Sulfur
  • Harpy Feeding Ground in Velen, Herbalist's Hut in Novigrad
  • Oxenfurt- The Manuscript for this bomb can be bought from the Blacksmith in Oxenfurt
  • Sund-  Within a chest, on an island north of Sund would be another copy of the manuscript.

enhanced dancing star bomb witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Dancing Star

Produces a fiery explosion that can cause nearby opponents to start burning. Enhanced effect. Destroys monster nests.
Damage: 100
Duration: 7 secs
Charges: 3
1x Stammelford's Dust
1x Dancing Star
1x Phosphorus
1x Sulfur
1x Sewant Mushrooms
1x Hellebore Petals
1x Nostrix

superior dancing star bomb witcher 3 wiki Superior Dancing Star

Produces a fiery explosion that ignites the surrounding area. Enhanced and extended effect. Destroys monster nests.
Damage: 100
Duration: 10 secs
Charges: 4
1x Alchemists' Powder
1x Enhanced Dancing Star
2x Phosphorus
2x Sulfur
2x Sewant Mushrooms
2x Nostrix
1x Nigredo

devils puffball bomb witcher 3 wiki Devil’s Puffball

Releases a cloud of poison when detonated.
Damage: 100
Duration: 10 secs
Charges: 2
1x Saltpeter
2x Sewant Mushrooms

enhanced devils puffball bomb witcher 3 wiki Enhanced Devil’s Puffball

Releases a cloud of poison when detonated. Enhanced effect.
Damage: 100
Duration: 30 secs
Charges: 3
1x Stammelford's Dust
1x Devil's Puffball
1x Calcium Equum
1x Endrega Heart
1x Sewant Mushrooms
1x Ginatia Petals
1x Green Mold

superior puffball bomb witcher 3 wiki Superior Devil’s Puffball

Releases a cloud of poison when detonated. Enhanced and extended effect.
Damage: 100
Duration: 30 secs
Charges: 4
1x Alchemists' Powder
1x Enhanced Devil's Puffball
2x Calcium Equum
2x Endrega Heart
2x Sewant Mushrooms
2x Ginatia Petals
1x Rebis
  • Skellige- Gremist the herbalist sells the manuscript for this.

dimeritium bomb wticher 3 wiki Dimeritium Bomb

Releases a cloud of dimeritium slivers that block magic and monsters’ magic abilities.
Damage: 0
Duration: 15 secs
Charges: 2
5x Saltpeter
2x Optima Mater

ehanced dimetrium bomb witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Dimeritium Bomb

Releases a cloud of dimeritium slivers that block magic and monsters’ magic abilities.
Damage: 0
Duration: 30 secs
Charges: 3
1x Stammelford's Dust
1x Dimeritium Bomb
1x Optima Mater
1x Powdered Pearl
1x Blowball
1x Ginatia Petals
1x Bloodmoss

 superior dimtetrium bomb witcher 3 wiki Superior Dimeritium Bomb

Releases a cloud of dimeritium slivers that block magic and monsters’ magic abilities. The blockade survives for a short time after the cloud dissipates.
Damage: 0
Duration: 30 secs
Charges: 4
1x Alchemists' Powder
1x Enhanced Dimeritium Bomb
2x Optima Mater
2x Powdered Pearl
2x Puffball
2x Bloodmoss
1x Nigredo

dragons dream bomb witcher 3 wikiDragon’s Dream

Releases a cloud of gas that explodes when ignited.
Damage: 300
Duration: 15 secs
Charges: 2
1x Saltpeter
2x Phosphorus

enhanced dragons dream bomb witcher 3 wiki Enhanced Dragon’s Dream

Releases a cloud of gas that explodes when ignited. Enhanced effect and chance to apply Burning.
Damage: 400
Duration: 30 secs
Charges: 3
1x Stammelford's Dust
1x Dragon's Dream
1x Phosphorus
1x Optima Mater
1x Mistletoe
1x Allspice
1x Bryonia

superior dragon dream bomb witcher 3 wikiSuperior Dragon’s Dream

Releases a cloud of gas that explodes when ignited. Enhanced effect and chance to apply Burning. Foes it kills explode, wounding others nearby.
Damage: 400
Duration: 30 secs
Charges: 4
1x Alchemists' Powder
1x Enhanced Dragon's Dream
2x Phosphorus
2x Optima Mater
2x Allspice
2x Bryonia
1x Aether
 

grapeshot bomb witcher 3 wikiGrapeshot

Inflicts shrapnel damage to foes within its explosion radius. Deals a small amount of fire damage. Destroys monster nests.
Damage: 350
Duration: 0 secs
Charges: 2
2x Saltpeter
2x Calcium Equum
  • Ruins northwest of Oreton
  • Also a starting recipe

enhanced grapeshot bomb witcher 3 wiki Enhanced Grapeshot

Inflicts shrapnel damage to foes within its explosion radius. Deals fire damage. Enhanced effect. Destroys monster nests.
Damage: 600
Duration: 0 secs
Charges: 3
1x Stammelford's Dust
1x Grapeshot
1x Calcium Equum
1x Blowball
1x Crow's Eye
1x Longrube
  • Sold by the Halfling Herbalist in Novigrad
  • Sold by Otto Bamber

superior grapes bomb witcher 3 wiki Superior Grapeshot

Inflicts shrapnel damage to foes within its explosion radius. Deals fire damage. Enhanced effect. Damage ignores enemy armor. Destroys monster nests.
Damage: 600
Duration: 0 secs
Charges: 4
1x Alchemists' Powder
1x Enhanced Grapeshot
2x Calcium Equum
2x Sulfur
2x Longrube
2x Hop Umbels
1x Nigredo
  • Found as loot on the ground floor of the haunted house on the Witcher contract: Doors Slamming Shut. The contract starts in Novigrad
  • Skellige- Cane be sold by Gremist

samum bomb witcher 3 wiki Samum

Blinds opponents within its explosion radius. Destroys monster nests.
Damage: 0
Duration: 4 secs
Charges: 2
1x Saltpeter
2x Celandine
 
  • Recipe with Geralt at the start of the game.

enhanced samum bomb witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Samum

Blinds opponents within its explosion radius. Extended duration. Destroys monster nests.
Damage: 0
Duration: 6 secs
Charges: 3
1x Stammelford's Dust
1x Samum
1x Phosphorus
1x Foglet Teeth
1x Celandine
1x Blowball

superior samum bomb witcher 3 wiki Superior Samum

Blinds opponents within its explosion radius. Extended duration. The first hit landed on a blinded opponent is always critical. Destroys monster nests.
Damage: 0
Duration: 8 secs
Charges: 4
1x Alchemists' Powder
1x Enhanced Samum
2x Phosphorus
2x Foglet Teeth
2x Celandine
2x Hellebore Petals
1x Aether
  • After traveling to Skellige, found in a chest on the top deck of the Atropos' wreckage.
  • Skellige-  Can be bought from Gremist
  • Fyke Isle- Island southwest of the Fyke Isle.

moon dust bomb witcher 3 wiki Moon Dust

Contains silver splinters that temporarily prevent monsters from transforming.
Damage: 0
Duration: 20 secs
Charges: 2
1x Saltpeter
2x Quicksilver Solution

enhanced moon dust bomb witcher 3 wiki Enhanced Moon Dust

Contains silver splinters that temporarily prevent monsters from transforming. Extended duration.
Damage: 0
Duration: 40 secs
Charges: 3
1x Stammelford's Dust
1x Moon Dust
1x Quicksilver Solution
1x Sulfur
1x Hop Umbels
1x Blowball
1x Honeysuckle

superior moon dust bomb witcher 3 wiki Superior Moon Dust

Contains silver splinters that permanently prevent monsters from transforming.
Damage: 0
Duration: Permanent
Charges: 4
1x Alchemists' Powder
1x Enhanced Moon Dust
2x Quicksilver Solution
2x Sulfur
2x Hop Umbels
2x Blowball
1x Nigredo

northern wind bomb withcer 3 wiki Northern Wind

Freezes foes. Blows landed on frozen foes deal additional damage.
Damage: 0
Duration: 4 secs
Charges: 2
1x Saltpeter
1x Ducal Water
1x Powdered Pearl
2x Allspice

enhanced northern wind bomb witcher 3 wiki Enhanced Northern Wind

Freezes foes. Blows landed on frozen foes deal additional damage. Extended duration.
Damage: 0
Duration: 4 secs
Charges: 3
1x Stammelford's Dust
1x Northern Wind
2x Ducal Water
1x Powdered Pearl
1x Fool's Parsley Leaves
1x Verbena
2x Allspice

superior northenr wind bomb witcher 3 wikiSuperior Northern Wind

Freezes foes. Blows landed on frozen foes deal additional damage. Extended duration. Chance of instant kill.
Damage: 0
Duration: ? secs
Charges: 4
1x Enhanced Northern Wind
1x Saltpeter
3x Ducal Water
2x Powdered Pearl
2x Verbena
3x Allspice
1x Quebrith
  • Tor Gvalcha: Second quest mark on right, close to water (i hope someone can maybe write this better then me), Ancient Crypt: After "The Sunstone" in a chest along the path leading towards the exit.
  • Can be found also in a barrel in Castle Drahim south of Novigrad on floor 0 next to the tower (found in act 3/ level 30+) 
  • Ancient Crypt: After "The Sunstone" in a chest along the path leading towards the exit.
  • Arnskrone Castle Ruins- During the questline " A Dark Legacy"
  • Von Everec Family Crypt- Behind a Breakable wall.
  • Undvik- Within the rotten cave owned by Clan Tordarroch Forge 

 




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    • Anonymous
      Locations05 Jul 2016 09:36  

      The Herbalist ( outside Oxenfurt, northeast hut) -- Mentioned for Devil's Puffball also has Dragon's Dream, Golden Oriole, and Enhanced White Honey (none of which I've ever found in loot.) If someone better with these chart edits could add these I'd appreciate it.

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