The Witcher

Substances Small Rubedo

Rubedo 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 potionRubedo potions: If all ingredients used to create a given potion contain rubedo as an additional substance, the resulting potion will increase the regeneration rate of vitality for 4 hours in addition to the potion's original effect.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

Needed to craft:


  • In alchemy, the rubedo means "coagulation" of the matter, and is the last step Magnum opus process.
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