The Witcher 3 Viper Armor Location “Viper School Gear” Guide

Equip yourself with Witcher gear from the Serpent school.

The Viper School Gear, otherwise known as the Serpent Set/Gear, is one of the many Witcher school gear sets available in The Witcher 3. This particular gear set is meant for the Witchers of the School of the Viper and is mainly a mid-late game gear set due to its level 39 requirement.

At first, the Serpentine gear set in TW3 only had two items–swords– which were tied to the Scavenger Hunt: Viper School Gear.

However, with the addition of the Heart of Stone expansion, you can now get the full Viper gear set in The Witcher 3, including the Viper armor and two more swords known as Venomous Viper Swords.

You stumble across the Scavenger Hunt: Viper School Gear as you explore the White Orchard region. Geralt of Rivia learns of another Witcher who came to the White Orchard once, bringing with him a set of diagrams for the Viper School’s swords.

Alternatively, you can also start this quest by finding any one of the two diagrams on your own. The order that you get them in doesn’t matter, you only need one of them to start this quest.

FYI

The Viper School Armor set can be purchased from one specific NPC in the Hearts of Stone expansion in The Witcher 3.

Where to find the Viper School armor and weapon diagrams?

Something important to note is that the Viper School Gear only features a Viper silver sword and a Viper steel sword in the base game. There is no Viper armor set in the base game.

You need to have the Hearts of Stone expansion pack to get access to not only the full armor set but also two new, viper venomous swords.

Serpentine silver sword diagram location

The diagram for the serpentine silver sword is located in the White Orchard Graveyard, near the Old Mill. You can also reach this place by simply traveling north from the Mill fast travel point in The Witcher 3.

At the White Orchard Graveyard, you will find a Wraith guarding a Crypt. This particular Wraith is a strong one, so will be a bit difficult to deal with since it’s a level 7 enemy. Try using the Specter Oil and the Yrden sign against it, as the Wraith is weak against them.

Once the Wraith has been dealt with, break open the crypt door and head inside. At the far end of this crypt is a body with the serpentine silver sword diagram, along with a note from Kolgrim.

Serpentine steel sword diagram location

For the serpentine steel sword diagram in TW3, you need to make your way to the Amavet Fortress Ruins, which lies west of Ransacked Village and southeast of the White Orchard Inn.

There is a fallen structure in the southwest corner of the ruins that leads up to the cliff. You can sprint over this pillar to reach the top, where there are several bandits. These are low-level enemies, so you should be able to get the Serpentine Steel Sword crafting diagram when you are level 1 or 2.

Clear them out and find the large chest in a room along the eastern wall. You will get the serpentine steel sword diagram alongside another note from Kolgrim.

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It is better to first obtain the viper/ serpentine steel sword in TW3 as you will get another important item along with finding it. This will happen to be the Interrogation report, which will lead you to the whereabouts of the Viper silver sword, making your search easier.

Venomous Viper silver sword diagram location

If you have the Hearts of Stone expansion for The Witcher 3, you can get the Serpent School’s Viper venomous silver sword during the quest, “Whatsoever a Man Soweth”.

This is the last quest of the expansion where you take on Master Mirror in his own world. This also makes the Venomous Viper silver sword missable.

If you complete the quest without finding the silver sword, you will have to replay the expansion or use a console command to spawn its diagram. The crafting diagram for Venomous Viper silver sword can’t be found anywhere in The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 Venomous Viper silver sword

Head across the central path under the archway and then take a left at the end. You will eventually see a red light at the other end. Head over there, and you will encounter a Specter that you need to get rid of.

Once you do that, you will see the Viper venomous silver sword stuck in a stone ahead of you. Simply pull it out and claim it as your own.

Venomous Viper steel sword diagram location

Unlike the venomous silver sword, the venomous Viper steel sword in The Witcher 3 has a crafting diagram that you can get during the Hearts of Stone expansion.

You can only find the diagram during the Open Sesame! quest while you are in the vault under the Borsodi auction house.

If you head over to the back end of the table that holds the House of Maximillian Borsodi, you will see a chest on your left, which contains the Venomous Viper steel sword diagram.

Viper armor diagrams location

The Viper armor, boots, gauntlets, and trouser diagrams are pretty easy to get in the Hearts of Stone expansion. You just have to purchase them from the NPC called Countess Mignole at Borsodi’s Auction House during the Open Sesame! quest in The Witcher 3.

For that, you will need to visit the auction house and speak to an NPC called Master Vimme Vivaldi first, who will then introduce you to the countess herself. After speaking with her, Geralt will ask the Countess for her most prized possession, and she will reply that she has the Viper Amor set in TW3.

All four Viper armor set diagrams will cost you around 1200 crowns.

FYI

The Legendary Viper School Gear can only be obtained in New Game + mode. You will need to revisit the same location as the armor and the gear pieces.

How to craft the Viper armor and swords in The Witcher 3

The starting Viper gear set weapons in TW3 (Serpentine swords) are going to be easy to craft. When you do get the diagrams for the Viper venomous swords and armor, you will need to find a master armorer and blacksmith. These are legendary-tier items and need top-notch hands to craft them.

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If you want to craft silver ingots to make the Viper school gear set, you can purchase silver from the Blacksmith present at the Nilfgaardian Garrison.

The overall required level for the Viper Witcher school gear set is going to be Level 39 in The Witcher 3. However, in order to craft the Legendary Viper Gear in the NG+, you will need to be above level 93, and you will also require a Master Blacksmith.

The table below shows all the crafting requirements for each piece of the Viper witcher school gear set.

ItemLevel Ingredients
Viper armor394x Linen, 4x Hardened Leather, 5x Leather Straps, 4x Wire, 1x Cured Draconid Leather
Viper gauntlets392x Linen, 2x Hardened Leather, 3x Leather Straps, 2x Wire, 1x Cured Draconid Leather
Viper trousers393x Linen, 3x Hardened Leather, 4x Leather Straps, 4x Wire, 1x Cured Draconid Leather
Viper boots392x Linen, 2x Hardened Leather, 3x Leather Straps, 2x Wire, 1x Cured Draconid Leather
Viper steel sword11x Leather Straps, 1x Iron Ingot, 1x Emerald Dust, 1x Venom Extract
Viper silver sword11x Leather Straps, 2x Silver Ingot, 1x Emerald Dust, 1x Venom Extract
Venomous Vipersilver sword392x Leather Scraps, 2x Dimeritium Ingot, 1x Monster Brain, 1x Sapphire Dust, 2x Emerald Dust
Venomous Viper steel sword392x Leather Scraps, 2x Dark Steel Ingot, 1x Monster Brain, 2x Emerald Dust
Legendary Viper armorNG+ ( Lvl 93)4x Linen, 4x Hardened Straps, 5x Leather Straps, 4x Wire, 1x Cured Draconid Leather
Legendary Viper bootsNG+ ( Lvl 93)2x Linen, 2x Hardened Leather, 3x Leather Straps, 2x Wire, 1x Cured Draconid Leather
Legendary Viper gauntletsNG+ ( Lvl 93)2x Leather Straps, 2x Cotton, 1x Cured Draconid Leather, 1x Meteorite Ore, 4x Leather Scraps, 1x Thread
Legendary Viper trousersNG+ ( Lvl 93)3x Linen, 3x Hardened Leather, 4x Leather Straps, 4x Wire, 1x Cured Draconid Leather
Legendary Viper venomous silver sword39 and above1x Cured Leather, 3x Dimeritium Ingot, 1x Sapphire Dust, 2x Emerald Dust
Legendary Viper venomous steel sword39 and above1x Cured Leather, 2x Dimeritium Ingot, 1x Amethyst Dust, 1x Diamond Dust
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