The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features several armor sets that you can choose based on your needs or personal play style. Remember that Geralt may be a skilled swordsman, but even he cannot survive the many dangers of Temeria without wearing proper gear.
The Temerian armor set is designed for only the best of warriors. It is perfect for players who are looking to boost their defenses in the early-mid portions of the game.
You will get a health bonus to resistance against all kinds of damage, including elemental. The best part is that the Temerian armor set also includes some armor for Roach, your trusty mare.
The following guide will tell you how and where to get the Temerian armor set in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Where to find the Temerian armor set in The Witcher 3
Unlike many of the other armor sets, you cannot craft the Temerian armor set. There are no Scavenger Hunts in the game that will lead you to their diagrams.
This is because the Temerian armor set was originally part of the 16 free post-release DLC packs that were released for The Witcher 3. If you purchase the game now, the armor set will automatically be part of your game.
However, that does not mean you will start your journey with the Temerian armor set. You will have to go out and get it from a merchant named Bram in White Orchard, the starting area of the game. You can find him next to the White Orchard Inn, near the Woesong Bridge signpost.
You will encounter Bram fairly early in the game. When you start out with Vesemir, Bram is the first person you will meet. A griffin will have attacked him and his cart, and you can offer your help to save his goods. This encounter will also start The Beast of White Orchard quest.
If you agree to help Bram for free, you will get a 50 percent discount on all of his goods. After helping him out, make sure to find him later near the Find him near White Orchard Inn, as marked on the map above.
Note that you need to be at least level 4 to wear the Temerian armor set. If you are not, you will not be able to purchase them from Bram.
You will need around 1200 crowns to purchase the entire Temerian armor set. When starting the game, this does make Temerian armor set a pretty expensive one. So you might need to farm some gold or cheat your way to extra crowns.
Luckily, the Temerian armor set also has an upgraded version for level 29 and that might be more affordable as you will have a lot of money by that time.
Is the Temerian armor set worth it?
The Temerian armor set is easily one of the best armor to find for the early hours of The Witcher 3. It gives you an impressive armor rating to lower the damage you take from enemies in the first couple of dozen hours of your journey.
If you are playing on Death March difficulty, any armor set is better than the one you are wearing. That makes the Temerian armor set a must-purchase to increase your survival chances. The gold you spend here is going to be worth it.
The base, level 4, version of the Temerian armor set should be good to go for the next 6-8 levels. Once you hit level 12, you can start the Scavenger Hunt: Griffin School Gear. Get that as a replacement.
The Temerian armor, trousers, gauntlets, and boots give you a combined armor rating of 91. You also get +25 percent resistance to piercing and bludgeoning damage, +30 percent resistance to slashing damage, and +10 percent resistance to monster and elemental damage.
Lastly, the Temerian saddlebags are going to increase your inventory weight to 30, allowing you to carry more early on. This is important because the more you can carry, the more you can sell for gold.
The Temerian saddle, on the other hand, increases your stamina by 25, and the Temerian horse blinders reduce Roach’s fear level by 20.