Oils in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are special alchemical compounds that Geralt can apply to his Weapons to grant them a temporary damage buff. The practice of Oil Coating allows a Witcher to deal increased damage to a specific enemy type. The majority of Oils are applied to Silver Swords to counteract the various Creatures and Monsters that Geralt will come across on his adventure. However, there are also a couple of Oil types that can be applied to Steel Swords for similar purposes against non-magical or supernatural opponents. 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 Oils Overview

Oil Crafting

Similar to Potions and Decoctions, Oils can be crafted via the Alchemy skill, an age-old traditional craft amongst Witchers honed through years and years of experience, as well as subjecting themselves to various toxins and chemical compounds to better understand their properties. Oils 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.

Tw3 dog tallow + Tw3 puffball = elementa oil consumable witcher 3 wiki

In order to craft a type of Oil, 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 Oil. Aside from the Necrophade Oil and Specter Oil which Geralt starts the game knowing how to craft, Manuscript pages for Oils have no fixed location but are typically found randomly in chests and guarded treasure. 

All Oils also have upgraded versions with the Enhanced and Superior prefix. Each version of an Oil provides different levels of damage bonus. For example, the base version of Beast Oil provides a 10% damage boost to Beasts, while the Enhanced Beast Oil provides a 25% bonus and finally, the Superior Beast Oil provides a 50% bonus.  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 learned the formula for the previous version. For example, while you may be able to find the Manuscript for Superior Relict Oil early on, you will not be able to upgrade to it directly from the basic Relict Oil as the Enhanced Relict Oil is required as one of the crafting components.

Oil Usage & Replenishment

consumables quickslot witcher 3 wiki guideOnce crafted, Potions can be used from the Inventory even while in the middle of combat. Additionally, up to four Oils can be assigned to your Consumables Quickslots for easy usage without going into the inventory. However, this is typically better reserved for your Potions.

Each Oil has a set number of Charges, and by default, Base Oils have 20 Charges, Enhanced Oils have 40 Charges and Superior Oils have 60 Charges. Charges are depleted with each successful hit, even against Monsters that your current Oil is not targeting. Unlike Potions and Decoctions, Oils have an infinite amount of uses and do not need to be replenished via Meditation. This means you can keep reapplying them as they run out. When you draw an Oil-Coated Sword, you will be able to see the Oil's icon under your Health, Stamina and Toxicity bars on the HUD. The number represents the amount of Charges remaining:

oil hud icon witcher 3 wiki guide

 

Your Oil Charges can be vastly increased by investing in the Fixative skill of the Alchemy Skill line. At max level, this skill completely prevents Oils from wearing off so you only need to apply new Oils when switching between different enemy types. However, the value of this skill may be thought of as more of a convenience as you can simply reapply Oils indefinitely, even in the middle of combat. Note that by default, you can only apply 1 type of Oil to a Sword. However, with the Blood and Wine DLC's addition of the Grandmaster Wolven Witcher Gear, wearing 3 pieces allows you to apply 3 different Oils at once on your Swords.

 

 

All Oils in The Witcher 3

 

Quick Search of All Oils in The Witcher 3

Note: Due to the randomness of acquiring Manuscript Pages, we have removed the locations section of this table..

 

Name & Info Ingredients

beast oil consumable witcher 3 wikiBeast Oil

+10% Attack Power vs Beasts
Charges: 20
1x Dog Tallow
2x Wolf's Liver

enhanced beast oil consumable witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Beast Oil

+25% Attack Power vs Beasts
Charges: 40
5x Bear Fat
1x Beast Oil
1x Bear Hide
1x Celandine
1x Puffball
1x Bison Grass

superior beast oil consumable withcer 3 wikiSuperior Beast Oil

+50% Attack Power vs Beasts
Charges: 60
1x Alchemy Paste
1x Enhanced Beast Oil
1x Cockatrice Stomach
1x Celandine
1x Puffball
1x Bison Grass
1x Rubedo

cursed oil consumable witcher 3 wikiCursed Oil

+10% Attack Power vs Cursed Ones
Charges: 20
1x Dog Tallow
4x Wolfsbane

enhanced cursed oil consumable witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Cursed Oil

+25% Attack Power vs Cursed Ones
Charges: 40
1x Bear Fat
1x Cursed Oil
1x Ekimmara Hide
1x Puffball
1x Wolfsbane
1x Balisse Fruit
1x Wolf's Liver

superior cursed oil consumable witcher 3 wikiSuperior Cursed Oil

+50% Attack Power vs Cursed Ones
Charges: 60
1x Alchemy Paste
1x Enhanced Cursed Oil
1x Ekimmara Hide
1x Cave Troll Liver
1x Wolfsbane
1x Mistletoe
1x Rubedo

draconid oil consumable witcher 3 wikiDraconid Oil

+10% Attack Power vs Draconids
Charges: 20
1x Dog Tallow
4x Ergot Seeds

enhanced draconid oil consumable witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Draconid Oil

+25% Attack Power vs Draconids
Charges: 40
1x Bear Fat
1x Draconid Oil
1x Cockatrice Stomach
1x Nekker Warrior's Liver
1x Moleyarrow
1x Arenaria
1x Bryonia

superior draconid oil consumable witcher 3 wikiSuperior Draconid Oil

+50% Attack Power vs Draconids
Charges: 60
1x Alchemy Paste
1x Enhanced Draconid Oil
1x Cockatrice Stomach
1x Nekker Warrior's Liver
1x Nostrix
1x Bryonia
1x Albedo

elementa oil consumable witcher 3 wikiElementa Oil

+10% Attack Power vs Elementa
Charges: 20
1x Dog Tallow
4x Puffball

enhanced elementa oil consumable witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Elementa Oil

+25% Attack Power vs Elementa
Charges: 40
1x Bear Fat
1x Elementa Oil
1x Moleyarrow
1x Puffball
1x Allspice
1x Honeysuckle
1x Buckthorn

superior elementa oil consumable witcher 3 wikiSuperior Elementa Oil

+50% Attack Power vs Elementa
Charges: 60
1x Alchemy Paste
1x Enhanced Elementa Oil
1x Nostrix
1x Essence of Wraith
1x Allspice
1x Honeysuckle
1x Albedo

hanged mans venom consumable witcher 3 wikiHanged Man’s Venom

+10% Attack Power vs Humans and Nonhumans
Charges: 20
1x Dog Tallow
4x Arenaria

hanged mans venom consumable witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Hanged Man’s Venom

+25% Attack Power vs Humans and Nonhumans
Charges: 40
1x Bear Fat
1x Hanged Man's Venom
1x Han Fiber
1x Nekker Eye
1x Fool's Parsley Leaves
1x Arenaria
1x Mandrake Root

superior hanged mans venom consumable witcher 3 wikiSuperior Hanged Man’s Venom

+50% Attack Power vs Humans and Nonhumans
Charges: 60
1x Alchemy Paste
1x Enhanced Hanged Man's Venom
1x Bloodmoss
1x Devourer's Blood
1x Fool's Parsley Leaves
1x Green Mold
1x Quebrith

hybrid oil consumable witcher 3 wikiHybrid Oil

+10% Attack Power vs Hybrids
Charges: 20
1x Dog Tallow
4x White Myrtle Petals

enhanced hybrid oil consumable witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Hybrid Oil

+25% Attack Power vs Hybrids
Charges: 40
1x Bear Fat
1x Hybrid Oil
1x Erynia Eye
1x Ginatia Petals
1x White Myrtle Petals
1x Hornwort
1x Bryonia

superior hybrid oil consumable witcher 3 wikiSuperior Hybrid Oil

+50% Attack Power vs Hybrids
Charges: 60
1x Alchemy Paste
1x Enhanced Hybrid Oil
1x Erynia Eye
1x Ginatia Petals
1x White Myrtle Petals
1x Bison Grass
1x Albedo

insectoid oil consumable witcher 3 wikiInsectoid Oil

+10% Attack Power vs Insectoids
Charges: 20
1x Dog Tallow
4x Ranogrin

enhanced insectoid oil consumable witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Insectoid Oil

+25% Attack Power vs Insectoids
Charges: 40
1x Bear Fat
1x Insectoid Oil
1x Endrega Heart
1x Puffball
1x Ranogrin
1x Hornwort
1x Honeysuckle

superior hybrid oil consumable witcher 3 wikiSuperior Insectoid Oil

+50% Attack Power vs Insectoids
Charges: 60
1x Alchemy Paste
1x Enhanced Insectoid Oil
1x Endrega Heart
1x Puffball
1x Hornwort
1x Bloodmoss
1x Hydragenum

necrophage oil consumable witcher 3 wikiNecrophage Oil

+10% Attack Power vs Necrophages
Charges: 20
1x Dog Tallow
4x Blowball

enhanced necrophage oil consumable witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Necrophage Oil

+25% Attack Power vs Necrophages
Charges: 40
4x Bear Fat
1x Necrophage Oil
1x Rotfiend Blood
1x Blowball
1x Arenaria
1x Pringrape
1x Cortinarius

superior necrophage oil consumable witcher 3 wikiSuperior Necrophage Oil

+50% Attack Power vs Necrophages
Charges: 60
5x Alchemy Paste
1x Enhanced Necrophage Oil
1x Devourer's Blood
1x Beggartick Blossoms
1x Arenaria
1x Pringrape
1x Hydragenum

ogroid oil consumable witcher 3 wikiOgroid Oil

+10% Attack Power vs Ogroids
Charges: 20
1x Bear Fat
4x Ginatia Petals

enhanced ogroid oil consumable witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Ogroid Oil

+25% Attack Power vs Ogroids
Charges: 40
2x Bear Fat
1x Ogroid Oil
1x Cave Troll Liver
1x Longrube
1x Ranogrin
1x Ginatia Petals
1x Ribleaf

superior ogroid oil consumable witcher 3 wikiSuperior Ogroid Oil

+50% Attack Power vs Ogroids
Charges: 60
2x Alchemy Paste
1x Enhanced Ogroid Oil
1x Cave Troll Liver
1x Arenaria
1x Ranogrin
1x Ribleaf
1x Aether

relict oil consumable withcer 3 wikiRelict Oil

+10% Attack Power vs Relicts
Charges: 20
1x Dog Tallow
5x Mistletoe

enhanced relict oil consumable witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Relict Oil

+25% Attack Power vs Relicts
Charges: 40
1x Bear Fat
1x Relict Oil
1x Water Hag Tooth
1x Cave Troll Liver
1x Beggartick Blossoms
1x Hop Umbels
1x Green Mold

superior relict oil consumable witcher 3 wikiSuperior Relict Oil

+50% Attack Power vs Relicts
Charges: 60
4x Alchemy Paste
1x Enhanced Relict Oil
1x Devourer's Blood
1x Hop Umbels
1x Beggartick Blossoms
1x Green Mold
1x Nigredo

spectre oil consumable witcher 3 wikiSpecter Oil

+10% Attack Power vs Specters
Charges: 20
1x Bear Fat
4x Arenaria

enhanced spectre oil consumable witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Specter Oil

+25% Attack Power vs Specters
Charges: 40
1x Bear Fat
1x Specter Oil
1x Essence of Wraith
1x Arenaria
1x Mistletoe
1x Wolf's Liver

superior spectre oil consumable witcher 3 wikiSuperior Specter Oil

+50% Attack Power vs Specters
Charges: 60
1x Alchemy Paste
1x Enhanced Specter Oil
1x Essence of Wraith
1x Longrube
1x Mistletoe
1x Ergot Seeds
1x Rebis

vampire oil consumable witcher 3 wikiVampire Oil

+10% Attack Power vs Vampires
Charges: 20
2x Dog Tallow
4x Ducal Water

enhanced vampire oil consumable witcher 3 wikiEnhanced Vampire Oil

+25% Attack Power vs Vampires
Charges: 40
2x Bear Fat
1x Vampire Oil
1x Fifth Essence
1x Wine Stone
1x Cortinarius
1x Wolfsbane
1x Ribleaf

superior vampire oil consumable witcher 3 wikiSuperior Vampire Oil

+50% Attack Power vs Vampires
Charges: 60
2x Alchemy Paste
1x Enhanced Vampire Oil
1x Fifth Essence
1x Wine Stone
1x Cortinarius
1x Wolfsbane
1x Vermillion


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    • Anonymous

      if i craft an oil, do they replenish themselves, or do i have to keep recrafting them? same with potions, bombs yes, but potions and oils?

      • I have gone through and corrected every oil formula by comparing them with the most recent recipes in-game as of 1/7/2018. The only formula I was not able to consult was the Superior Ogroid Oil, as I have not yet collected that in-game. I have also re-ordered the ingredients under each formula to reflect the order in which they are presented in the in-game formulae. If you look at the page's revision history, I have provided details of each correction.

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