Witcher 3: Where to Respec Your Abilities and Get All the Potions of Clearance

Witcher 3: Where to Respec Your Abilities and Get All the Potions of Clearance

We show you how you can reset your skills and your build to start anew in Witcher 3.

Witcher 3 has numerous abilities, skills and builds to make, but sooner or later you might regret your choices in how you specialize Geralt, or just want to try a new approach altogether. Here we'll show you how to respec yourself (before you wreck yourself).

How Do I Respec My Build in Witcher 3?

To reset your skill tree and get all your ability points back, you'll need a rare elixir called the Potion of Clearance, a single-use consumable item that resets Geralt's points when he throws one back.

Once you get a Potion of Clearance, you can find it, appropriately enough, in the potions section of your inventory, marked as a little jam jar of green liquid with a skull and crossbones on the front. Consume it as you would any drink, and now you can simply go into the character menu and assign all those ability points accordingly.

Potions of Clearance are the only way to respec, and they always cost a lot of money. | Joel Franey/USgamer, CD Projekt Red

Where to Get the Potion of Clearance

These potions are rare and can only be purchased, not found in the world. The exception to this is that you are given a free Clearance Potion straight into your inventory when you start New Game+, but all others must be bought from merchants, and they always cost the same price: 1000 crowns.

Aside from the free New Game+ potion, there are four you can buy in the main game, and four more in the Blood and Wine DLC. They belong to these characters:

Base Game

  • Keira Metz
  • Gremist
  • Yolar
  • An unnamed merchant's shop in Gildorf, Novigrad

Blood and Wine

  • The herbalist to the east of Lazare Lafargue
  • The merchant in the Hauteville Perfumery
  • The herbalist at Castel Ravello Estate
  • The herbalist at Coronata Vineyard

While all these function identically, the easiest to find is the unnamed merchant in Novigrad, for whom you need to complete no additional quests, only have the 1000 crowns necessary to pay. We've marked the location below for your convenience.

The location of Novigrad's only Clearance Potion. | Joel Franey/USgamer, CD Projekt Red

If you found that helpful, why not go see some of our other guides for more advice on how to conquer the world of the Witcher? Those who respec their skills might want to think about trying a crossbow-based build like the one here, or you could always learn how to maintain your weapons like a pro with our easy how-to guide.

Joel Franey

Guides Writer

Joel loves books, games, comics and drinks that make a person feel like they just got kicked in the head by a mule. He has a Masters in writing from Sussex, which he somehow got by writing about Superman. He is absolutely NOT three children in a long coat, so please stop asking.

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