Disambig-icon.png This article is about steel swords in the first game. For steel swords in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, see The Witcher 2 steel swords. For steel swords in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, see The Witcher 3 steel swords.

In The Witcher, steel swords are used primarily against humans, and nonhumans, as they have little effect on monsters, with a few exceptions: Vodyanoi, Dogs and Wolves are also effective steel sword targets. Geralt can have up to two steel swords equipped at once.




Standard swords

Steel swords are commonly found in lootable containers, dropped by humans and non-humans upon death, and sold by merchants. Occasionally, steel swords can be acquired as a gift from other characters.

Icon Name Damage Critical Effects Buy Sell
Sword Witcher's Steel Blade.png
Witcher's steel sword ±0% 200 Items Oren.png 40 Items Oren.png
Weapons Ceremonial Deithwen.png
Ceremonial sword of Deithwen −30% Disarm +60%
Precise hit +30%
1500 Items Oren.png 300 Items Oren.png
Weapons Dyaebl.png
D'yaebl +30% Pain +50%
Disarm +25%
1500 Items Oren.png 300 Items Oren.png
Weapons Elven sword of the blue mountains.png
Elven sword of the Blue Mountains −30% Disarm +20%
Precise hit +15%
400 Items Oren.png 80 Items Oren.png
Weapons Mahakaman rune sihill.png
G'valchir +100% Armor penetration +100% 1000 Items Oren.png 200 Items Oren.png
Weapons Gwalhir.png
Gwalhir +50% Disarm +40%
Pain +40%
Precise hit +40%
3000 Items Oren.png 600 Items Oren.png
Weapons Harvall.png
Harvall +30% Disarm +20%
Pain +20%
Precise hit +20%
1500 Items Oren.png 300 Items Oren.png
Weapons Holy Sword of the order.png
Holy sword of the Order +10% 500 Items Oren.png 100 Items Oren.png
Weapons Illegal Sword.png
Illegal sword −20% Pain +30%
Bleeding +30%
Precise hit +30%
350 Items Oren.png 70 Items Oren.png
Weapons Rusty sword.png
Rusty sword −30% 100 Items Oren.png 20 Items Oren.png
Weapons Sword of the Order.png
Sword of the Order −10% 350 Items Oren.png 70 Items Oren.png
Weapons Temerian steel sword.png
Temerian steel sword −20% 200 Items Oren.png 40 Items Oren.png
Weapons DB rune sword.png
Dol Blathanna rune sword ±0% Disarm +45%
Precise hit +40%
Armor penetration +20%
1000 Items Oren.png 500 Items Oren.png
Weapons ardaeyne.png
Ard'aenye +200% 2500 Items Oren.png 500 Items Oren.png
Sword of Vaclav's grandfather

Meteorite swords

Meteorite swords are steel swords which can be forged using three pieces of meteorite ore by a blacksmith. Different combinations of meteorite ore produce swords which deal different damage and critical effects.

Icon Name Ores Damage Critical Effects Buy Sell
Blue meteorite sword Three Blue Meteorite sword
Meteorites Blue ore.png Meteorites Blue ore.png Meteorites Blue ore.png
±0% Pain +45%
Disarm +20%
600 Items Oren.png 120 Items Oren.png
One Red, two Blue Meteorite sword
Meteorites Red ore.png Meteorites Blue ore.png Meteorites Blue ore.png
+5% Pain +16% 700 Items Oren.png 140 Items Oren.png
Two Red, one Blue Meteorite sword
Meteorites Red ore.png Meteorites Red ore.png Meteorites Blue ore.png
+20% Pain +10% 900 Items Oren.png 180 Items Oren.png
Red meteorite sword Three Red Meteorite sword
Meteorites Red ore.png Meteorites Red ore.png Meteorites Red ore.png
+40% Bleeding +30% 1000 Items Oren.png 200 Items Oren.png
One Yellow, two Red Meteorite sword
Meteorites Yellow ore.png Meteorites Red ore.png Meteorites Red ore.png
+28% Pain +10%
Stun +10%
Precise hit +10%
1100 Items Oren.png 220 Items Oren.png
One Red, two Yellow Meteorite sword
Meteorites Red ore.png Meteorites Yellow ore.png Meteorites Yellow ore.png
+21% Pain +20%
Stun +20%
Precise hit +20%
1500 Items Oren.png 300 Items Oren.png
Yellow meteorite sword Three Yellow Meteorite sword
Meteorites Yellow ore.png Meteorites Yellow ore.png Meteorites Yellow ore.png
+24% Pain +30%
Stun +30%
Bleeding +30%
Precise hit +30%
1600 Items Oren.png 320 Items Oren.png
One Blue, two Yellow Meteorite sword
Meteorites Blue ore.png Meteorites Yellow ore.png Meteorites Yellow ore.png
+16% Pain +30%
Disarm +20%
Precise hit +20%
1300 Items Oren.png 260 Items Oren.png
Two Blue, one Yellow Meteorite sword
Meteorites Blue ore.png Meteorites Blue ore.png Meteorites Yellow ore.png
+8% Pain +35%
Disarm +10%
Precise hit +10%
800 Items Oren.png 160 Items Oren.png
One Red, one Blue, one Yellow Meteorite sword
Meteorites Red ore.png Meteorites Blue ore.png Meteorites Yellow ore.png
+13% Pain +20%
Stun +10%
Precise hit +10%
1000 Items Oren.png 200 Items Oren.png

Notes

  • Unlike branding rune swords, forging a meteorite sword does not require a steel sword to start with; only three pieces of ore are needed. A newly forged meteorite sword will fit in Geralt's primary steel sword slot or the heavy weapon slot, see inventory.
  • You cannot use ore to upgrade the stats of an existing sword - it always takes three pieces of ore for this transaction, and a new sword is created. Any existing primary sword in Geralt's inventory is dropped, and disappears as soon as you leave the shop. If you want to collect meteorite swords, simply store your primary sword at an inn prior to the transaction with the blacksmith.
  • If you cannot get G'valchir, Meteorite swords that cause bleeding (three red or three yellow) are probably your best option when fighting Greater Brothers and especially Mutant assassins towards the end of the game, as they are immune to most or all other effects found on non-silver swords.
  • It is possible to "steal" meteorite pieces from blacksmith by simply dropping (selling is also possible) them during transaction, and later re-use them to another sword. Works same with runes.
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