The Witcher

Substances Small Nigredo

Nigredo is an additional, or secondary substance, which is present in some alchemical ingredients in addition to the primary substance. All alchemical ingredients contain one of six basic substances: aether, hydragenum, quebrith, rebis, vermilion, and vitriol. There are also three additional substances: albedo, nigredo, and rubedo. Any given ingredient may contain only a single basic substance and potentially one additional, or secondary substance.

Journal potionNigredo potions: If all ingredients used to create a given potion contain nigredo as an additional substance, the resulting potion will positively affect Geralt's coordination and focus, increasing his chances of hitting opponents and giving him a + 20% damage advantage for 4 hours.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Unlike previous games, Nigredo is not simply part of other alchemical ingredients, it must be crafted.

Needed to craft:


  • In alchemy, the nigredo means "putrefaction" or "decomposition" of the matter, and is the first step Magnum opus process.
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