Lesser red mutagen is an alchemy ingredient and is be used to craft Red mutagens and Reliever's decoctions. They can also be used to augment abilities, but are not as effective as their regular or greater counterparts. When placed in the diamond-shaped slot in the character panel, they give +5% to attack power, which increases by 5% up to a max of +20% if all 3 skills attached to it are red.
Blood and Wine expansion
With Blood and Wine, the player can now craft these with other ingredients.
- In an undocumented change for Patch 1.08, all mutagen icons were changed. However, there was still a bug for those on Steam and Origin that didn't reflect this and was later fixed in Patch 1.22. Despite this, some may still see the original icons instead, even with a fully patched game.
- In the base game, this mutagen is somewhat rarer than the other two kinds, generally only dropped by stronger, rarer monsters (e.g: Drowned Dead, Alghouls, Fiends, Arachas). The rarity of this item can bear some difficulties for crafting Red and Greater Red mutagens which are essential for players who wants to enhance Combat-based perk build. This is quite compensated in Blood and Wine expansion.