While Alfred Nabel's most important invention failed to find broad application, it proved splendid as the basis for the Grapeshot bomb, a highly democratic explosive that wounds everyone within range, whether human or monster.
The Grapeshot is effective against nearly all creatures, except perhaps the most powerful.
The character of gnomeAlfred Nabel is a not so subtle reference to Alfred Nobel, who invented dynamite.
Geralt can place two of these bombs in a slot at one time. Upon reaching White Orchard, the witcher has the necessary knowledge to concoct this explosive. These bombs can be used to destroy monster nests.
Grapeshot functions like a conventional grenade in combat, it deals a chunk of damage with a little fire damage. Grapeshot can also chip a considerable amount of Stamina from shield-bearing enemies in one hit.