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Disambig-icon This article is about the potion bases in The Witcher. For the alchemy ingredients used in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, see The Witcher 3 alchemy ingredients.
In The Witcher, Potion bases (or hard liquor) are considered a strong alcohol and are necessary to brew potions of any kind. Only alcohol which can be used as a potion base is included in this list. For other kinds of alcohol found in The Witcher, see Alcoholic beverages.

Strong alcohol is divided up into 3 qualities: standard, high, and top.

Standard bases Edit

Standard quality allows up to 3 ingredients to be used in a single potion

Image Name Description Buy Sell
Alcohol Local Pepper Vodka
Local pepper vodka Throat-burning pepper vodka. 20

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Alcohol Nilfgaardian Lemon
Nilfgaardian Lemon A vodka popular in the Nilfgaardian Empire. In the North it is used to toast the defeat of the Black Ones. 20

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4

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Alcohol Redanian Herbal
Redanian Herbal A red vodka, called "stern" in honor of King Radovid the Stern. 20

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Alcohol Soldiers Hooch
Soldier's hooch A crudely distilled alcoholic beverage distributed to soldiers before battle. 20

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4

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Alcohol Temerian Rye
Temerian Rye Drunkards call this rye vodka their daily bread. 20

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4

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High quality bases Edit

High quality allows up to 4 ingredients to be used in a single potion

Image Name Description Buy Sell
Alcohol Cherry Cordial Spirit
Cherry Spirit Cordial Cherry cordial valued by connoisseurs of strong liqueurs. 30

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6

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Alcohol Dwarven Spirit
Dwarven spirit Mahakaman spirit. 30

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6

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Alcohol Plum Cordial
Plum Cordial The specialty of Temerian housewives. 30

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6

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Alcohol Temerian Spirit
Temerian spirit The favorite beverage of Viziman city guards. 30

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6

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Alcohol Zerrikanian Spirit
Zerrikanian spirit Spirit often referred to as "dragon blood". 30

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Top quality bases Edit

Top quality bases allows up to 5 ingredients to be used in a single potion

Image Name Description Buy Sell
Alcohol Alcohest
Alcohest A very pure distillate with a touch of magic. 50 Items Oren 10 Items Oren
Alcohol Azoth
Azoth A very pure distillate used in advanced alchemy. 50 Items Oren 10 Items Oren
Alcohol Mandrake Cordial
Mandrake cordial Distilled from Mandrake roots. 50 Items Oren 10 Items Oren
Alcohol Wormwood Spirit
Wormwood spirit A hallucinogenic vodka. 50 Items Oren 10 Items Oren
Alcohol Wyvern Blood Spirit
Wyvern blood spirit Spirit distilled by druids. 50 Items Oren 10 Items Oren
Potion White Gull
White Gull The best potion base, and actually a product of any lower quality base on this page plus some other alchemical ingredients. n /a n /a
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