Steel Swords in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are one of two main Weapon types used by Geralt to deal damage to Enemies in combat. Steel Swords are effective against humans, some humanoid opponents as well as non-magical beasts such as bears and wolves. Against Monsters and magical beings, however, they are largely ineffective. Steel Swords have varying stats and properties that influence their effectiveness in combat, and they can be upgraded with Runestones to gain bonus effects provided they have upgrade slots available. They can also be coated in certain Witcher Oils to gain a temporary buff that improves their damage against specific enemy types. Steel Swords can be obtained through various means including random drops from defeated opponents, looted from treasure chests, awarded for completing Quests and objectives or crafted by a Blacksmith with the appropriate diagram and materials.

  • See the Weapons page for an overview of weapon mechanics pertaining to Steel Swords.
  • See the Combat page for an indepth look at the basic Combat Mechanics
  • See Upgrades for a full list of Runestones and Glyphs

 

 

All Steel Swords in The Witcher 3

 

Quick Search of All Steel Swords in The Witcher 3

Note: This list is currently being reworked into a more accurate representation of all weapons in the game, including proper level requirements, stats, craftability, as well as lower tier weapons that are missing. For now, the list contains only Relic weapons.

 

Name & Details Damage Bonuses Location

Mourner

Relic Item
Required Level 5
3 Upgrade Slots
57 Armor Reduction 20
Crit Hit Damage Bonus +5%
Can be purchased from "Looters" after crossing a bridge north of Lindendale in Velen

UltimatumUltimatum

Relic Item
Required Level 5
3 Upgrade Slots
68 - 84 Igni Sign Intensity +8%
Crit Hit Chance +3%
Crit Hit Damage Bonus +16%
Chance to Stagger +8%
Hidden Treasure south of Duen Hen

Headhunter Headhunter

Relic Item
Required Level 6
3 Upgrade Slots
77 - 95 Armor Piercing +33
Crit Hit Chance +5%
Crit Hit Damage Bonus +28%
Chance to Dismember +1%
Hidden Treasure northeast of Hindhold

tir tochair blade Tir Tochair Blade

Relic Item
Required Level 5
2 Upgrade Slots
67-81 Crit Hit Chance +5%
Crit Hit Damage Bonus +50%
Bleed Chance +35%
Hidden Treasure underwater in the cave at Whispering Hillock

Forgotten Vran SwordForgotten Vran Sword

Relic Item
Required Level 6
3 Upgrade Slots
77-95 Crit Hit Chance +4%
Crit Hit Damage Bonus +11%
Chance to Stun +10%
Defeat Jenny O' the Woods

Harvall Harvall

Relic Item
Required Level 4
3 Upgrade Slots
51-63 Igni Sign Intensity +15%
Burning Chance +9%
Looted during An Unfortunate Turn of Events

Carabella

Relic Item
Required Level 6
3 Upgrade Slots
76-94 Crit Hit Chance +11%
Freeze Chance +2%
Defeat Ignis Fatuus
(Contract: Swamp Thing) or
Guarded Treasure southeast of
The Orphans of Crookback Bog

placeholder Ard’aenye

Relic Item
Required Level 10
3 Upgrade Slots
121 +17% Igni Sign intensity
+3% Chance to cause burning
Guarded treasure near a lake northeast of Novigrad.

Deireadh Deireadh

Relic Item
Required Level 19
3 Upgrade Slots
129 - 157 Crit Hit Damage Bonus +8%
Chance to stun +1%
Bonus Gold +3%
Monster Den cave near Cavern location just northeast of Novigrad.

placeholder Princess Xenthia’s Sword

Relic Item
Required Level 23
3 Upgrade Slots
135

Igni Sign intensity +6% 
Axii Sign intensity +6%
Chance to stagger +8% 
Chance to dismember +3%

In a chest in the cave east of the lake of Kaer Morhen, during the quest "The Final Trial"

placeholder Hjalmar’s Steel Sword

Relic Item
Required Level ?
1 Upgrade Slot
140

Crit Hit Damage Bonus +36%
Bonus experience from humans and nonhumans +2%

??

Superior Dol Blathanna sword Superior Dol Blathanna Sword

Relic Item
Required Level 15
3 Upgrade Slots
142 Crit Hit Damage Bonus +5% Sold by Scoia'Tael vendor
northwest of Lucian's Windmill

Ashrune Ashrune

Relic Item
Required Level 12
3 Upgrade Slots
152 Crit Hit Damage Bonus +2-4%
Freeze Chance +5%
Chance to dismember +1-3%
Bonus experience from humans and nonhumans +1 – 2%
Guarded Treasure
west of Lighthouse
also drops from Penitent

placeholder Abritrator

Relic Item
Required Level 17
3 Upgrade Slots
153-187

Crit Hit Damage Bonus +50%

Chance to Stagger +10%

Chance to Dismember +10%

??

placeholderWolf

Relic Item
Required Level ?
3 Upgrade Slots
169 Armor Reduction 100
Bleed Chance +4%
Top floor of *****son Junior's casino during Get Junior.

placeholder Glory of the North

Relic Item
Required Level 5/14/17
3 Upgrade Slots
67-186 Igni Sign intensity +6% – 7% 
Chance to cause burning +6% 
Hidden treasure south of the Kimbolt Way, and west of the House of Respite.

Daystar Daystar

Relic Item Required Level 42
3 Upgrade Slots
185 Fire damage  +5 - 6% 
Chance to cause burning +8% 
Bonus gold +1 – 2% 

Dropped off Fiend in Velen in the South East.

Drops from Abaya

Devine Devine

Relic Item
Required Level 6
3 Upgrade Slots
190 Armor Piercing +10
Aard Sign Intensity +6%
Chance to Stun +7%
XP Bonus vs humans and nonhumans +1%
Guarded Treasure
northeast of Harpy Feeding Ground

HopeHope

Relic Item
Required Level 6
3 Upgrade Slots
76-92 Igni Sign Intensity +2%
Chance to Dismember +1%
XP Bonus vs humans and nonhumans +1%
Destroyed Bastion
(Guarded Treasure)

Bloed AeddBloed Aedd

Relic Item
Required Level 26
3 Upgrade Slots
215 Crit Hit Damage Bonus +2%
Bleed Chance +6%
Yrden Sign intensity +6%
Bonus experience from humans and nonhumans +1%
Loot from Ekimmara during Contract: "The mystery of the Byways Murders"

InisInis

Relic Item
Required Level 16
3 Upgrade Slots
148 - 180 Armor Piercing
Crit Hit Chance +3%
Poison Chance +3%
XP Bonus vs humans and nonhumans +2%
South of Eldberg Lighthouse (Hidden treasure in the boat in the water)

The Emmentaler The Emmentaler

Relic Item
Required Level 9
3 Upgrade Slots
94-114 Fire Damage +9
Igni Sign Intensity +6%
Aeramas' Abandoned Manor

GwestogGwestog

Relic Item
Required Level 20
3 Upgrade Slots
174 - 212 Freeze Chance +2%
Chance to dismember +7%
Quen Sign Intensity +5%
In Kaer Gelen

winters blade Winter's Blade

Relic Item
Required Level 17
2 Upgrade Slots
152-186 Armor Piercing +40
Crit Hit Damage Bonus +55%
Freeze Chance +10%
Possible gift from
Crach an Craite

placeholderGwyhyr

Relic Item
Required Level ?
3 Upgrade Slots
255 100 Armor Reduction
Crit Hit Damage Bonus +1%
Bleed Chance +6%
On the North-West of "The Hang Man's Tree" Sign there is a cave! -Velen No Man's Land

Cleaver hoodCleaver Hood

Relic Item
Required Level 27
3 Upgrade Slots
273 Armor Reduction 90
Crit Hit Damage Bonus +20%
Drops from Therazane

CarolineCaroline

Relic Item
Required Level 15
3 Upgrade Slots
139 - 171 Vitality +95
Crit Hit Chance +17%
Bleed Chance +10%
Axii Sign Intensity +14%
On the shore east of Harpy Feeding Ground (Guarded Treasure).

placeholderLune

Relic Item
Required Level 20
3 Upgrade Slots
171-209

Freeze Chance +4%
Aard Sign intensity +7%

Guarded treasure to the East of Druids, on The Skellige Isles.

LongclawLongclaw

Relic Item
Required Level 18
3 Upgrade Slots
161 - 197 Armor Reduction 40
Yrden Sign Intensity +9%
Chance to Dismember +3%
Bonus Experience from Humans and Non-Humans +4%
Looted from Morvudd
(Contract: Missing Son)

AngivareAngivare

Relic Item
Required Level ?
3 Upgrade Slots
353 Crit Hit Chance +1%
Crit Hit Damage Bonus +10%
Bleed Chance +2%
Located In a Guarded Treasure in the very south of Velen along the path east of Frischlow

DyaeblD’yaebl

Relic Item
Required Level ?
3 Upgrade Slots
153 - 187 +4% Chance to cause burning Just south of Blandare.

placeholderBarber-Surgeon

Relic Item
Required Level ?
3 Upgrade Slots
377 Aard Sign intensity +3%
Chance to Stun +5%
Chance to dismember +8%
Bonus experience from humans and nonhumans +4%
Bonus Gold +4% 

Al-Ghoul guarded treasure south-east of the Fyke Isle.

DancerDancer

Relic Item
Required Level 21
3 Upgrade Slots
170-226 Crit Hit Chance +5%
Bleed Chance +7%
Bonus experience from humans and non-humans +1% 
Dropped Contract: Dragon, just to the North-east of Fyresdal, on The Skellige Isles

Beann’shie

Relic Item
Required Level 44
3 Upgrade Slots
385 +6 – 9% Frost damage
50 Armor Reduction
+9 – 13% Aard Sign intensity

On a small island southwest of Novigrad.

Northwest of the Wild Shore fast travel marker.

On one of the islands west-northwest of An Skellig, guarded treasure

Black UnicornBlack Unicorn

Relic Item
Required Level 16
3 Upgrade Slots
147-179 Aard Sign Intensity +2%
Bleed Chance +5%
Gaurded Treasure, Just East of Gedyneith
Dropped by Kernun, Contract Lord of the Wood

placeholderCaerme

Relic Item
Required Level ?
3 Upgrade Slots
401 None ??

Tor LaraTor Lara

Relic Item
Required Level 13
3 Upgrade Slots
127-155 Vitality +75
Aard Sign Intensity +16%
Burning Chance +12%
Instant Kill Chance +2%
Monster Den norhtwest of Rogne on Ard Skellig



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    • Anonymous

      The instant kill swords were my preferred choice in Witcher 2, so I was thrilled to find the Tor Lara sword. The required level is 17. I'm guessing I found mine far too early to see 410 damage because mine is 150-184 Damage 101 Vitality 18% Aard Sign intensity 17% chance to cause burning and the 3% chance for instant kill.

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