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== [[White Orchard]] ==
 
== [[White Orchard]] ==
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|battlefield north of the witchers' campsite
 
|battlefield north of the witchers' campsite
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|Found in a chest near the road, just outside a tent.
 
|Found in a chest near the road, just outside a tent.
 
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|guarded treasure south of the [[Ransacked Village]]
 
|guarded treasure south of the [[Ransacked Village]]
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|Guarded over by several drowners. There are several chests here with several diagrams between them.
 
|Guarded over by several drowners. There are several chests here with several diagrams between them.
 
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|bandit camp southwest of the [[Ford]] signpost (in the woods)
 
|bandit camp southwest of the [[Ford]] signpost (in the woods)
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|Guarded over by several bandits. Loot the chest for the diagrams.
 
|Guarded over by several bandits. Loot the chest for the diagrams.
 
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|guarded treasure northeast of [[Abandoned Village (White Orchard)|Abandoned Village]], along the riverbank
 
|guarded treasure northeast of [[Abandoned Village (White Orchard)|Abandoned Village]], along the riverbank
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|Guarded over by several drowners. Take them out to loot all the chests here.
 
|Guarded over by several drowners. Take them out to loot all the chests here.
 
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|[[Abandoned Village (White Orchard)|Abandoned Village]]
 
|[[Abandoned Village (White Orchard)|Abandoned Village]]
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|Found during [[Contract: Devil by the Well]]. After you jump into the well and get the item, you'll have to swim to get out. In the small area connecting the tunnels is a chest with 2 diagrams.
 
|Found during [[Contract: Devil by the Well]]. After you jump into the well and get the item, you'll have to swim to get out. In the small area connecting the tunnels is a chest with 2 diagrams.
 
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|bandit camp southwest of [[Broken Bridge]]
 
|bandit camp southwest of [[Broken Bridge]]
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|This camp has several bandits and lootable crates. Kill them off, then loot the chests.
 
|This camp has several bandits and lootable crates. Kill them off, then loot the chests.
 
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|[[Mislav]]'s hut (northeast of [[Broken Bridge]])
 
|[[Mislav]]'s hut (northeast of [[Broken Bridge]])
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|This one can NOT be retrieved as his hut remains locked. The only way to get it is by using mods.
 
|This one can NOT be retrieved as his hut remains locked. The only way to get it is by using mods.
 
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|just northwest of White Orchard village, in the river
 
|just northwest of White Orchard village, in the river
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|Along the riverbank, look for a couple washing tubs and you'll see a fisherman's boat out in the river. The chest is just beneath his boat.
 
|Along the riverbank, look for a couple washing tubs and you'll see a fisherman's boat out in the river. The chest is just beneath his boat.
 
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|Bandit camp south of [[Nilfgaardian Garrison]]
 
|Bandit camp south of [[Nilfgaardian Garrison]]
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|After killing the bandits, loot the chest for the diagrams.
 
|After killing the bandits, loot the chest for the diagrams.
 
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|unmarked Nilfgaardian camp, northwest of [[White Orchard cemetery]]
 
|unmarked Nilfgaardian camp, northwest of [[White Orchard cemetery]]
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|If having trouble finding it, follow the road north of the cemetery to the west. As you near the river, you should see the camp on a hill. The chest is behind the tents.
 
|If having trouble finding it, follow the road north of the cemetery to the west. As you near the river, you should see the camp on a hill. The chest is behind the tents.
 
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|in the house near the mill at [[Mill (White Orchard)|Mill]]
 
|in the house near the mill at [[Mill (White Orchard)|Mill]]
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|Found during [[Temerian Valuables]]. In the hut's basement are several chests.
 
|Found during [[Temerian Valuables]]. In the hut's basement are several chests.
 
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|hidden treasure east of the [[Mill (White Orchard)|Mill]]
 
|hidden treasure east of the [[Mill (White Orchard)|Mill]]
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|Kill off any enemies here, then loot the place for the diagrams.
 
|Kill off any enemies here, then loot the place for the diagrams.
 
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== Velen and Novigrad ==
 
== Velen and Novigrad ==
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|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Mulbrydale]]
 
|[[Mulbrydale]]
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|Look for two huts that you can use [[Aard sign|Aard]] on to get inside. Each one has a basement that contains a chest with a diagram.
 
|Look for two huts that you can use [[Aard sign|Aard]] on to get inside. Each one has a basement that contains a chest with a diagram.
 
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|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|Merchant tent between [[Mulbrydale]] and [[Devil's Pit]]
 
|Merchant tent between [[Mulbrydale]] and [[Devil's Pit]]
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|Look for the merchant's tent around the intersection area between the two settlements. It'll be in a chest beside the tent.
 
|Look for the merchant's tent around the intersection area between the two settlements. It'll be in a chest beside the tent.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|Devil's Pit
 
|Devil's Pit
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|At the very bottom of the pit is a chest with a diagram.
 
|At the very bottom of the pit is a chest with a diagram.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|Monster den northwest of [[Hanged Man's Tree]]
 
|Monster den northwest of [[Hanged Man's Tree]]
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|3 are outside the cave: 2 in a chest on the scaffolding and 1 in a chest just outside the cave entrance. The other 3 are inside, with 2 being in one chest above the 3rd's chest.
 
|3 are outside the cave: 2 in a chest on the scaffolding and 1 in a chest just outside the cave entrance. The other 3 are inside, with 2 being in one chest above the 3rd's chest.
 
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|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|Bandit camp north-northwest of [[Inn at the Crossroads]]
 
|Bandit camp north-northwest of [[Inn at the Crossroads]]
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|Take out any enemies if needed, then loot the chests to find the diagram.
 
|Take out any enemies if needed, then loot the chests to find the diagram.
 
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|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Boris (troll)|Boris]]' camp, far northwest of [[Inn at the Crossroads]]
 
|[[Boris (troll)|Boris]]' camp, far northwest of [[Inn at the Crossroads]]
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|Near Boris' soup are several crates. 2 of them have a diagram.
 
|Near Boris' soup are several crates. 2 of them have a diagram.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|Bandit camp northeast of [[Blackbough]]
 
|Bandit camp northeast of [[Blackbough]]
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|Take care of the bandits, then loot the chest for a diagram.
 
|Take care of the bandits, then loot the chest for a diagram.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|Person in Distress west (and slightly south) of [[Hangman's Alley]]
 
|Person in Distress west (and slightly south) of [[Hangman's Alley]]
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|Take out the bandits and loot the chest beside a tent for the diagram.
 
|Take out the bandits and loot the chest beside a tent for the diagram.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|Guarded Treasure south of [[Hangman's Alley]]
 
|Guarded Treasure south of [[Hangman's Alley]]
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|Take out the bandits here and loot the chests.
 
|Take out the bandits here and loot the chests.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|Bandit camp north-northeast of [[Coast of Wrecks]]
 
|Bandit camp north-northeast of [[Coast of Wrecks]]
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|Take out the bandits here, then loot one of the chests for the diagrams.
 
|Take out the bandits here, then loot one of the chests for the diagrams.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|unmarked wrecked ship north-northwest of [[Coast of Wrecks]]
 
|unmarked wrecked ship north-northwest of [[Coast of Wrecks]]
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|Between the guarded treasure and bandit camp north of Coast of Wrecks is a small peninsula on which a lone wrecked ship sits. On one side it has 2 chests, one of which has 2 diagrams.
 
|Between the guarded treasure and bandit camp north of Coast of Wrecks is a small peninsula on which a lone wrecked ship sits. On one side it has 2 chests, one of which has 2 diagrams.
 
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|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|Guarded Treasure northwest of [[Coast of Wrecks]]
 
|Guarded Treasure northwest of [[Coast of Wrecks]]
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|Note that a noonwraith guards over this chest. Swim out to the island this is on and take out the noonwraith. The chest is on the island, near the split boat.
 
|Note that a noonwraith guards over this chest. Swim out to the island this is on and take out the noonwraith. The chest is on the island, near the split boat.
 
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|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|unmarked half-wrecked ship west of the above Guarded Treasure and north of the other Guarded Treasure
 
|unmarked half-wrecked ship west of the above Guarded Treasure and north of the other Guarded Treasure
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|There are 2 chests in this area, with 1 diagram each. One is on the bow of the ship (have to climb up to get to it) and the other is in the stern, in the submerged area on the top part of the ship (near some [[buckthorn]]).
 
|There are 2 chests in this area, with 1 diagram each. One is on the bow of the ship (have to climb up to get to it) and the other is in the stern, in the submerged area on the top part of the ship (near some [[buckthorn]]).
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|unmarked location between the above ship and the Guarded Treasure to the east
 
|unmarked location between the above ship and the Guarded Treasure to the east
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|Between the top part of the wreck and the island to the east is a submerged chest with a random diagram (in a shallow part of the water). [[Witcher Senses]] will make it easy to find here.
 
|Between the top part of the wreck and the island to the east is a submerged chest with a random diagram (in a shallow part of the water). [[Witcher Senses]] will make it easy to find here.
 
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|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|west of the Hidden Treasure that's north of [[Coast of Wrecks]]
 
|west of the Hidden Treasure that's north of [[Coast of Wrecks]]
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|Along the coast to the west of the Hidden Treasure marker are a number of crates and barrels. There's a half-submerged chest here with a random diagram.
 
|Along the coast to the west of the Hidden Treasure marker are a number of crates and barrels. There's a half-submerged chest here with a random diagram.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|Guarded Treasure to the west of [[Coast of Wrecks]]
 
|Guarded Treasure to the west of [[Coast of Wrecks]]
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|A couple [[drowner]]s are here along with a chest with a random diagram.
 
|A couple [[drowner]]s are here along with a chest with a random diagram.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|Bandit camp east and slightly south of [[Refugees' Camp]]
 
|Bandit camp east and slightly south of [[Refugees' Camp]]
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|Take out the bandits here then loot the chest for the diagrams.
 
|Take out the bandits here then loot the chest for the diagrams.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Monster nest]] southwest of [[Crow's Perch]]
 
|[[Monster nest]] southwest of [[Crow's Perch]]
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|This monster nest is gathered around an abandoned cart. Take out the ghouls then loot the cart's chests.
 
|This monster nest is gathered around an abandoned cart. Take out the ghouls then loot the cart's chests.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Crow's Perch]] well
 
|[[Crow's Perch]] well
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|If you weren't allowed in to see the Baron, you will have to go this way. If you were allowed in, simply enter the well at a later time. In the cavern area are 2 chests on the surface, each with a diagram. Now look for the small pool of water just off this area. 2 more chests are submerged here, 1 with a diagram, the other with a [[Wolf School Gear|wolf gear]] diagram.
 
|If you weren't allowed in to see the Baron, you will have to go this way. If you were allowed in, simply enter the well at a later time. In the cavern area are 2 chests on the surface, each with a diagram. Now look for the small pool of water just off this area. 2 more chests are submerged here, 1 with a diagram, the other with a [[Wolf School Gear|wolf gear]] diagram.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Crow's Perch]] barn area
 
|[[Crow's Perch]] barn area
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|1 is in a chest in the barn's loft. Another is in the building to the left of the barn. Go up the stairs, then all the way over and down to the grass floor. A chest is here with a diagram.
 
|1 is in a chest in the barn's loft. Another is in the building to the left of the barn. Go up the stairs, then all the way over and down to the grass floor. A chest is here with a diagram.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Crow's Perch]] smith area
 
|[[Crow's Perch]] smith area
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|This diagram is in the room above the [[Quartermaster (Crow's Perch)|quartermaster]]. To the left of him is a small alley with a ladder. Climb up and follow the path all the way to the end. The building here will have a half wall section you can climb over to find a room with several chests, one of which has a diagram.
 
|This diagram is in the room above the [[Quartermaster (Crow's Perch)|quartermaster]]. To the left of him is a small alley with a ladder. Climb up and follow the path all the way to the end. The building here will have a half wall section you can climb over to find a room with several chests, one of which has a diagram.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|ruins south of Wastrel Manor, during [[A Greedy God]]
 
|ruins south of Wastrel Manor, during [[A Greedy God]]
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|You need [[The Eye of Nehaleni]] for this. Start the quest and uncover a hidden cellar. The diagrams are in a chest.
 
|You need [[The Eye of Nehaleni]] for this. Start the quest and uncover a hidden cellar. The diagrams are in a chest.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|unmarked area west of [[Lindenvale]] and north of the guarded treasure.
 
|unmarked area west of [[Lindenvale]] and north of the guarded treasure.
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|There is an unmarked area north of where a [[Forktail]] guards over a treasure, most likely with [[nekker]]s nearby. It'll be a chest among some rocks, halfway down a hill (just on the border of the forest).
 
|There is an unmarked area north of where a [[Forktail]] guards over a treasure, most likely with [[nekker]]s nearby. It'll be a chest among some rocks, halfway down a hill (just on the border of the forest).
 
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|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|watch tower above [[Lindenvale]]'s inn
 
|watch tower above [[Lindenvale]]'s inn
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|Climb up the ladder just outside the inn's door. They'll be the only chest in the tower.
 
|Climb up the ladder just outside the inn's door. They'll be the only chest in the tower.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|Bandit camp just northeast of [[Lindenvale]]
 
|Bandit camp just northeast of [[Lindenvale]]
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|align="center" |2
 
|Take out the bandits, then climb up the tower and loot the chest for the diagrams.
 
|Take out the bandits, then climb up the tower and loot the chest for the diagrams.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|Bandit camp northeast of [[Lurtch]]
 
|Bandit camp northeast of [[Lurtch]]
| align="center" | 1
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|align="center" |1
 
|Take out the bandits, then loot the chest.
 
|Take out the bandits, then loot the chest.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|Guarded treasure east of [[Ruined Tower]]
 
|Guarded treasure east of [[Ruined Tower]]
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|align="center" |1
 
|Chest is guarded over by a [[water hag]].
 
|Chest is guarded over by a [[water hag]].
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|in the water tunnels beneath the [[Ancient Oak]]
 
|in the water tunnels beneath the [[Ancient Oak]]
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|align="center" |3
 
|Starting at the bend in the water tunnel, there are 3 submerged chests, each with 1 diagram.
 
|Starting at the bend in the water tunnel, there are 3 submerged chests, each with 1 diagram.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|First monster nest west of [[Benek]]
 
|First monster nest west of [[Benek]]
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|align="center" |1
 
|Near the wagon is a chest with 1 diagram.
 
|Near the wagon is a chest with 1 diagram.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, outside first room
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, outside first room
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|align="center" |1
 
|After going down the first flight of stairs (and before the first cutscene) there is a chest beside the archway.
 
|After going down the first flight of stairs (and before the first cutscene) there is a chest beside the archway.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, after failed portal
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, after failed portal
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|align="center" |1
 
|If you went through the failed portal, you'll have to go through a flooded tunnel to get back. There's a submerged chest here.
 
|If you went through the failed portal, you'll have to go through a flooded tunnel to get back. There's a submerged chest here.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, first main chamber (first cutscene area)
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, first main chamber (first cutscene area)
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|On the ground floor, below the archway and stairs you passed through to enter the first chamber, is a chest with a diagram (near a torch).
 
|On the ground floor, below the archway and stairs you passed through to enter the first chamber, is a chest with a diagram (near a torch).
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, sea port cavern
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, sea port cavern
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|align="center" |5
 
|The tunnel to the left has a submerged chest with 2 diagrams. After you get to the other side are more chests for 2 more diagrams ([[wraith]]s will attack after you loot them). Head back to [[Keira Metz|Keira]], then take the tunnel across from where you originally entered the sea port cavern. It's a dead end with 1 chest.
 
|The tunnel to the left has a submerged chest with 2 diagrams. After you get to the other side are more chests for 2 more diagrams ([[wraith]]s will attack after you loot them). Head back to [[Keira Metz|Keira]], then take the tunnel across from where you originally entered the sea port cavern. It's a dead end with 1 chest.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, [[golem]] room
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, [[golem]] room
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|Look for the chest on the same floor as the golem for 2 diagrams. Then head up the scaffolding to find another chest with 1 diagram.
 
|Look for the chest on the same floor as the golem for 2 diagrams. Then head up the scaffolding to find another chest with 1 diagram.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, [[gargoyle]] area
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, [[gargoyle]] area
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|align="center" |2
 
|Just before the optional room where a gargoyle will attack is a chest with 2 diagrams.
 
|Just before the optional room where a gargoyle will attack is a chest with 2 diagrams.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, after closing the 3 portals
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, after closing the 3 portals
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|align="center" |1
 
|Before the fight with [[Nithral]], you go through a small tunnel. There is a blocked off area here where you can use [[Aard sign|Aard]] to access a chest with 1 diagram (note it's guarded over by a [[Fogler|foglet]]).
 
|Before the fight with [[Nithral]], you go through a small tunnel. There is a blocked off area here where you can use [[Aard sign|Aard]] to access a chest with 1 diagram (note it's guarded over by a [[Fogler|foglet]]).
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, [[Nithral]] fight area
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, [[Nithral]] fight area
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|align="center" |3
 
|After defeating Nithral, he'll have a [[Diagram: Angrenian cuirass|particular diagram]] on him. There is also a chest near where you entered the fight with 1 diagram. For the 3rd one, after you get [[The Eye of Nehaleni]], run back across the room and use on the illusion behind the destroyable wall to reveal a submerged area with 1 diagram in a chest.
 
|After defeating Nithral, he'll have a [[Diagram: Angrenian cuirass|particular diagram]] on him. There is also a chest near where you entered the fight with 1 diagram. For the 3rd one, after you get [[The Eye of Nehaleni]], run back across the room and use on the illusion behind the destroyable wall to reveal a submerged area with 1 diagram in a chest.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, finding an exit
 
|[[Wandering in the Dark]] cave, finding an exit
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|Near the illusion exit is a chest with 1 diagram.
 
|Near the illusion exit is a chest with 1 diagram.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Magic Lamp (quest)|Magic Lamp]] cave area
 
|[[Magic Lamp (quest)|Magic Lamp]] cave area
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|Agree to help Keira in finding the lamp and follow to another area. Near the shrine are climbable ledges to a [[Place of Power]] and a golem. Take out the golem to loot the chests here, 2 of which each have a diagram.
 
|Agree to help Keira in finding the lamp and follow to another area. Near the shrine are climbable ledges to a [[Place of Power]] and a golem. Take out the golem to loot the chests here, 2 of which each have a diagram.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Fyke Isle]] tower
 
|[[Fyke Isle]] tower
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|A chest on the third floor, in one of the bedrooms, contains 2 diagrams. The 3rd diagram is in a chest in [[Alexander]]'s lab.
 
|A chest on the third floor, in one of the bedrooms, contains 2 diagrams. The 3rd diagram is in a chest in [[Alexander]]'s lab.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|island south of [[Fyke Isle]]
 
|island south of [[Fyke Isle]]
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|This is the only non-submerged chest in this area and lies on the south side of the small island.
 
|This is the only non-submerged chest in this area and lies on the south side of the small island.
 
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|-
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|island south of [[Fyke Isle]]
 
|island south of [[Fyke Isle]]
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|Just to the east of the campfire is a small pool of water. There's a submerged chest here.
 
|Just to the east of the campfire is a small pool of water. There's a submerged chest here.
 
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|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|island south of [[Fyke Isle]]
 
|island south of [[Fyke Isle]]
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|Further east of the last one, past the last above water wall structure, is another submerged chest.
 
|Further east of the last one, past the last above water wall structure, is another submerged chest.
 
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|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|island south of [[Fyke Isle]]
 
|island south of [[Fyke Isle]]
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|Near the chest for the [[Sunken Chest]] quest is another chest.
 
|Near the chest for the [[Sunken Chest]] quest is another chest.
 
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|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|island south of [[Fyke Isle]]
 
|island south of [[Fyke Isle]]
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|To the south of the previous chests is another pit area. There are 2 chests (one on the south side, one on the west) on scaffolding, each with 1 diagram.
 
|To the south of the previous chests is another pit area. There are 2 chests (one on the south side, one on the west) on scaffolding, each with 1 diagram.
 
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|[[Velen]]
 
|[[Velen]]
 
|island south of [[Fyke Isle]]
 
|island south of [[Fyke Isle]]
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|At the northeast part of the submerged ruins are 2 chests just before the last submerged wall to the north. One chest is on scaffolding, the other just to the west, each containing 1 diagram.
 
|At the northeast part of the submerged ruins are 2 chests just before the last submerged wall to the north. One chest is on scaffolding, the other just to the west, each containing 1 diagram.
 
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|[[Novigrad]]
 
|[[Novigrad]]
 
|[[Widows' Grotto]]
 
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|Inside the grotto you'll find 2 chests in the back, with up to 2 diagrams in each.
 
|Inside the grotto you'll find 2 chests in the back, with up to 2 diagrams in each.
 
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|[[Novigrad]]
 
|[[Novigrad]]
 
|islands south of [[Widows' Grotto]] (must do [[Coast of Wrecks (quest)|Coast of Wrecks]])
 
|islands south of [[Widows' Grotto]] (must do [[Coast of Wrecks (quest)|Coast of Wrecks]])
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|Start the quest [[Coast of Wrecks (quest)|Coast of Wrecks]], where you'll have to loot 4 chests. Each one can have 2 diagrams.
 
|Start the quest [[Coast of Wrecks (quest)|Coast of Wrecks]], where you'll have to loot 4 chests. Each one can have 2 diagrams.
 
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In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, diagrams and manuscripts appear at random in chests throughout the world, therefore making it hard to sometimes locate a particular one if it's not sold by a merchant. This is a list detailing locations of chests known to hold a random diagram (or 2).

White Orchard

Location # of Diagrams Description
battlefield north of the witchers' campsite 1 Found in a chest near the road, just outside a tent.
guarded treasure south of the Ransacked Village 4 Guarded over by several drowners. There are several chests here with several diagrams between them.
bandit camp southwest of the Ford signpost (in the woods) 2 Guarded over by several bandits. Loot the chest for the diagrams.
guarded treasure northeast of Abandoned Village, along the riverbank 4 Guarded over by several drowners. Take them out to loot all the chests here.
Abandoned Village 2 Found during Contract: Devil by the Well. After you jump into the well and get the item, you'll have to swim to get out. In the small area connecting the tunnels is a chest with 2 diagrams.
bandit camp southwest of Broken Bridge 2 This camp has several bandits and lootable crates. Kill them off, then loot the chests.
Mislav's hut (northeast of Broken Bridge) 1 This one can NOT be retrieved as his hut remains locked. The only way to get it is by using mods.
just northwest of White Orchard village, in the river 2 Along the riverbank, look for a couple washing tubs and you'll see a fisherman's boat out in the river. The chest is just beneath his boat.
Bandit camp south of Nilfgaardian Garrison 2 After killing the bandits, loot the chest for the diagrams.
unmarked Nilfgaardian camp, northwest of White Orchard cemetery 2 If having trouble finding it, follow the road north of the cemetery to the west. As you near the river, you should see the camp on a hill. The chest is behind the tents.
in the house near the mill at Mill 2 Found during Temerian Valuables. In the hut's basement are several chests.
hidden treasure east of the Mill 2 Kill off any enemies here, then loot the place for the diagrams.

Velen and Novigrad

Region Location # of Diagrams Description
Velen Mulbrydale 2 Look for two huts that you can use Aard on to get inside. Each one has a basement that contains a chest with a diagram.
Velen Merchant tent between Mulbrydale and Devil's Pit 1 Look for the merchant's tent around the intersection area between the two settlements. It'll be in a chest beside the tent.
Velen Devil's Pit 1 At the very bottom of the pit is a chest with a diagram.
Velen Monster den northwest of Hanged Man's Tree 6 3 are outside the cave: 2 in a chest on the scaffolding and 1 in a chest just outside the cave entrance. The other 3 are inside, with 2 being in one chest above the 3rd's chest.
Velen Bandit camp north-northwest of Inn at the Crossroads 1 Take out any enemies if needed, then loot the chests to find the diagram.
Velen Boris' camp, far northwest of Inn at the Crossroads 2 Near Boris' soup are several crates. 2 of them have a diagram.
Velen Bandit camp northeast of Blackbough 1 Take care of the bandits, then loot the chest for a diagram.
Velen Person in Distress west (and slightly south) of Hangman's Alley 1 Take out the bandits and loot the chest beside a tent for the diagram.
Velen Guarded Treasure south of Hangman's Alley 2 Take out the bandits here and loot the chests.
Velen Bandit camp north-northeast of Coast of Wrecks 2 Take out the bandits here, then loot one of the chests for the diagrams.
Velen unmarked wrecked ship north-northwest of Coast of Wrecks 2 Between the guarded treasure and bandit camp north of Coast of Wrecks is a small peninsula on which a lone wrecked ship sits. On one side it has 2 chests, one of which has 2 diagrams.
Velen Guarded Treasure northwest of Coast of Wrecks 2 Note that a noonwraith guards over this chest. Swim out to the island this is on and take out the noonwraith. The chest is on the island, near the split boat.
Velen unmarked half-wrecked ship west of the above Guarded Treasure and north of the other Guarded Treasure 2 There are 2 chests in this area, with 1 diagram each. One is on the bow of the ship (have to climb up to get to it) and the other is in the stern, in the submerged area on the top part of the ship (near some buckthorn).
Velen unmarked location between the above ship and the Guarded Treasure to the east 1 Between the top part of the wreck and the island to the east is a submerged chest with a random diagram (in a shallow part of the water). Witcher Senses will make it easy to find here.
Velen west of the Hidden Treasure that's north of Coast of Wrecks 1 Along the coast to the west of the Hidden Treasure marker are a number of crates and barrels. There's a half-submerged chest here with a random diagram.
Velen Guarded Treasure to the west of Coast of Wrecks 1 A couple drowners are here along with a chest with a random diagram.
Velen Bandit camp east and slightly south of Refugees' Camp 2 Take out the bandits here then loot the chest for the diagrams.
Velen Monster nest southwest of Crow's Perch 2 This monster nest is gathered around an abandoned cart. Take out the ghouls then loot the cart's chests.
Velen Crow's Perch well 3 If you weren't allowed in to see the Baron, you will have to go this way. If you were allowed in, simply enter the well at a later time. In the cavern area are 2 chests on the surface, each with a diagram. Now look for the small pool of water just off this area. 2 more chests are submerged here, 1 with a diagram, the other with a wolf gear diagram.
Velen Crow's Perch barn area 2 1 is in a chest in the barn's loft. Another is in the building to the left of the barn. Go up the stairs, then all the way over and down to the grass floor. A chest is here with a diagram.
Velen Crow's Perch smith area 1 This diagram is in the room above the quartermaster. To the left of him is a small alley with a ladder. Climb up and follow the path all the way to the end. The building here will have a half wall section you can climb over to find a room with several chests, one of which has a diagram.
Velen ruins south of Wastrel Manor, during A Greedy God 2 You need The Eye of Nehaleni for this. Start the quest and uncover a hidden cellar. The diagrams are in a chest.
Velen unmarked area west of Lindenvale and north of the guarded treasure. 2 There is an unmarked area north of where a Forktail guards over a treasure, most likely with nekkers nearby. It'll be a chest among some rocks, halfway down a hill (just on the border of the forest).
Velen watch tower above Lindenvale's inn 2 Climb up the ladder just outside the inn's door. They'll be the only chest in the tower.
Velen Bandit camp just northeast of Lindenvale 2 Take out the bandits, then climb up the tower and loot the chest for the diagrams.
Velen Bandit camp northeast of Lurtch 1 Take out the bandits, then loot the chest.
Velen Guarded treasure east of Ruined Tower 1 Chest is guarded over by a water hag.
Velen in the water tunnels beneath the Ancient Oak 3 Starting at the bend in the water tunnel, there are 3 submerged chests, each with 1 diagram.
Velen First monster nest west of Benek 1 Near the wagon is a chest with 1 diagram.
Velen Wandering in the Dark cave, outside first room 1 After going down the first flight of stairs (and before the first cutscene) there is a chest beside the archway.
Velen Wandering in the Dark cave, after failed portal 1 If you went through the failed portal, you'll have to go through a flooded tunnel to get back. There's a submerged chest here.
Velen Wandering in the Dark cave, first main chamber (first cutscene area) 1 On the ground floor, below the archway and stairs you passed through to enter the first chamber, is a chest with a diagram (near a torch).
Velen Wandering in the Dark cave, sea port cavern 5 The tunnel to the left has a submerged chest with 2 diagrams. After you get to the other side are more chests for 2 more diagrams (wraiths will attack after you loot them). Head back to Keira, then take the tunnel across from where you originally entered the sea port cavern. It's a dead end with 1 chest.
Velen Wandering in the Dark cave, golem room 3 Look for the chest on the same floor as the golem for 2 diagrams. Then head up the scaffolding to find another chest with 1 diagram.
Velen Wandering in the Dark cave, gargoyle area 2 Just before the optional room where a gargoyle will attack is a chest with 2 diagrams.
Velen Wandering in the Dark cave, after closing the 3 portals 1 Before the fight with Nithral, you go through a small tunnel. There is a blocked off area here where you can use Aard to access a chest with 1 diagram (note it's guarded over by a foglet).
Velen Wandering in the Dark cave, Nithral fight area 3 After defeating Nithral, he'll have a particular diagram on him. There is also a chest near where you entered the fight with 1 diagram. For the 3rd one, after you get The Eye of Nehaleni, run back across the room and use on the illusion behind the destroyable wall to reveal a submerged area with 1 diagram in a chest.
Velen Wandering in the Dark cave, finding an exit 1 Near the illusion exit is a chest with 1 diagram.
Velen Magic Lamp cave area 2 Agree to help Keira in finding the lamp and follow to another area. Near the shrine are climbable ledges to a Place of Power and a golem. Take out the golem to loot the chests here, 2 of which each have a diagram.
Velen Fyke Isle tower 3 A chest on the third floor, in one of the bedrooms, contains 2 diagrams. The 3rd diagram is in a chest in Alexander's lab.
Velen island south of Fyke Isle 2 This is the only non-submerged chest in this area and lies on the south side of the small island.
Velen island south of Fyke Isle 2 Just to the east of the campfire is a small pool of water. There's a submerged chest here.
Velen island south of Fyke Isle 2 Further east of the last one, past the last above water wall structure, is another submerged chest.
Velen island south of Fyke Isle 2 Near the chest for the Sunken Chest quest is another chest.
Velen island south of Fyke Isle 2 To the south of the previous chests is another pit area. There are 2 chests (one on the south side, one on the west) on scaffolding, each with 1 diagram.
Velen island south of Fyke Isle 2 At the northeast part of the submerged ruins are 2 chests just before the last submerged wall to the north. One chest is on scaffolding, the other just to the west, each containing 1 diagram.
Novigrad Widows' Grotto 4 Inside the grotto you'll find 2 chests in the back, with up to 2 diagrams in each.
Novigrad islands south of Widows' Grotto (must do Coast of Wrecks) 8 Start the quest Coast of Wrecks, where you'll have to loot 4 chests. Each one can have 2 diagrams.
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