Ursine armor diagram set Edit
The Standard set can be equipped at level 20. All four diagrams are in the same location, found at An Skellig at Skellige Islands. Travel to Urialla Harbor and head north, or travel to Trail to Yngvar's Fang and follow the path west. Your goal is the ruined fort Yngvar's Fang. Enter the fort and follow through it. Once you come upon them, open the cell doors with a lever on the right at the end of that passage and find the cell where the floors drops away. Continue until you reach the throne room where a chest containing the diagrams stands. Inside the room is another lever to open the portcullis to let yourself out again.
Ursine crossbow diagram Edit
Head to the most northwestern island in this region, Spikeroog. Go to the Old Watchtower if you can, or travel to Svorlag and follow the road that goes south west until you reach the shore and eventually a cave. Head inside and go on straight until you come upon a giant effigy of a Melusine, then head left into a smaller cave. Here climb up some rocks and follow the ledge until you find a skeleton which has the diagram on it.
Ursine steel sword diagram Edit
Travel to Fyresdal on Ard Skellig and follow the road leading east until you reach the Ruined Inn. The inn is the most northern building, burnt down and collapsed. Head down the stairs and then towards the room on the left. Inside is a chest containing the diagram.
Ursine silver sword diagram Edit
The final piece of the standard gear is also found on Ard Skellig, but this time you'll want to find the Rogne signpost. Follow the road that goes east from there, then turn north when it gives you the option. You can take this all the way to your destination, Fort Etnir. You'll have to deal with some Gargoyles and an Ice Elemental before you'll be able to loot the diagram.
The Enhanced set can be equipped at level 25.
Fast travel to the Ruined Inn on Ard Skellig and head along the shore to the east. If you have a boat, take that instead of tasking Roach with this off-road trip. When you get close to the southeast part of the island, look for a cave that connects to the water, then go inside and all the way to the far end. Use your Witcher Senses to locate a chest with the Enhanced Bear School Armor Diagram inside.
Head back to the west side of Ard Skellig and locate either the Kaer Muire Signpost or the Wild Shore Signpost. If it's Kaer Muire you go with, take the road that runs north along the shore, ducking into the woods on the east, just a bit more than half way to Wild Shore. If you fast travel to Wild Shore, take the road that runs south, darting into the woods to the east a short way down the road. You'll find a Place of Power ridiculously close to your objective. When you locate an unmarked cave, head inside and deal with the 3 Lv 16 farting Rock Trolls named Jesse, Dodger, and Joe, then steal the Enhanced Bear School Boots Diagram from a chest near the fire. The rock trolls' names are an easter egg to some popular YouTube celebrities, and are voiced by the same individuals.
Using the previous piece of gear as a point of reference, you are headed to Undvik, which is the large island to the west of Wild Shore. On the northeast part of Undvik is a Signpost called Marlin Coast, and there should be a boat or two kicking around as well. Grab one of these, then sail northeast to a small island. Find a cave blocked by ice, then use Aard to smash through the blockade. You'll find a chest inside that contains the Enhanced Bear School Trousers Diagram.
Fast travel back to the Rogne Signpost in Ard Skellig and again take the road that goes east, turning north when you are given the opportunity. You won't have to go far before you spot a ruined tower. As long as you arrive during the day this area will be unguarded, allowing you to acquire the Enhanced Bear School Gauntlets Diagram with little to no fuss.
Head for Kaer Almhult Signpost at Prison Island. The island is located north west of Arinbjor and in a straight line west of Kaer Trolde Follow the road until you reach a fort, look for some stairs to your right. Go up the stairs and use your Witcher Senses to locate the diagram
The final piece of enhanced gear is on the northeast side of Ard Skellig. You'll find it over the mountain from northeast of Kaer Gelen, or just to the southeast of Yustianna's Grotto. Either way, you'll need to do some off-roading until you locate an abandoned castle filled with alghouls. Go into the cave basement and use your Witcher Senses in the tunnels until you find the Enhanced Bear School Silver Sword Diagram, then it's on to superior gear.
The Superior set can be equipped at level 30.
Northwest from the Hangman's Tree Signpost in Velen is a cave. You might have already visited this cave during the secondary quest A Deadly Plot acquired in Novigrad, but either way, it's there. Go inside the cave and look for a small room on the left. You'll find the Superior Bear School Armor Diagram, the Superior Bear School Gauntlets Diagram, the Superior Bear School Boots Diagram and the Superior Bear School Trousers Diagram.
Still in Velen, move to an area between the Downwarren Signpost and the Ancient Oak Signpost. You want a Signpost called the Ruined Tower. There might be an Earth Elemental there, so do what you need to do to remove that threat, then use your Witcher Senses to spot the Superior Bear School Steel Sword Diagram in the stone ruins.
Fast travel from the Ruined Tower Signpost to The Orphans of Crookback Bog Signpost and start making your way southwest through the swamp until you reach the square hut visible on the map. near there is a cave covered by an illusion that you can bypass using the Nehaleni's Eye item that you received during the Wandering in the Dark quest. Look on the right side for the chest that contains the Superior Bear School Silver Sword Diagram.
Mastercrafted EditMastercrafted gears can only be forged by a master armorer and blacksmith. They are unlocked after completing Master Armorers and Of Swords and Dumplings.
The Mastercrafted set can be equipped at level 34.
Fast travel to the Crossroads Signpost in Velen. If you don't have that, try the Ancient Oak Signpost and take the road south. You will eventually bump into the Crossroads Signpost. From there, take the road as it runs south and then southwest. There's only one road, so stay on it until you reach the Destroyed Bastion Signpost. You're looking for a ruined stone tower, and near there you will find theMastercrafted Bear School Armor Diagram, the Mastercrafted Bear School Gauntlets Diagram, theMastercrafted Bear School Boots Diagram and the Mastercrafted Bear School Trousers Diagram. Grab them all and then it's on to the next.
Fast travel to the Blackbough Signpost and take the road that goes to the northwest. When the road starts to curve directly west, keep going northwest and into the woods. Find a cave that leads you into the side of a cliff, following the right wall until you find a chest at the back. You should see it tucked away behind a pillar. Grab the Mastercrafted Bear School Steel Sword Diagram and backtrack to the Blackbough Signpost.
The final piece of gear of the entire collection is close to the Road to Bald Mountain Signpost. Fast travel there and then start moving southwest along the coast. Just keep following the coast, keeping the water on your right until you see an island. It's very, very small and has a rock on it. Swim to the island and look behind the rock to find the Mastercrafted Bear School Silver Sword Diagram.
Journal entry Edit
- During one of his many escapades, Geralt happened across the diagram of a powerful item that once belonged to a legendary witcher of the Bear School. He decided to investigate further, hoping there was more where that came from...
- His efforts were rewarded: Geralt acquired diagrams for all the armor and weapons used by Bear School witchers. During his search he also learned of the fate of a witcher-adventurer named Gerd, the previous owner of this extraordinary set.
- Find all the diagrams to Bear School witcher gear. 7/7
- Search the ruins of Clan Tuirseach's castle.
- Read the court chronicler's tome.
- Search the ruins of Fort Etnir.
- Search the sirens' cave.
- Read Sir Chilton's letter.
- Search the ruins of the inn.
- Read the innkeeper's notes.
- Read the letter to Ingeborga.