Should I keep my relic gear?

I have a number of bits of orange Relic grade gear which are not quite as good as my existing gear. I’ve been holding onto them just because I feel they are ‘rare’, so might be valuable, plus the relic swords have three sockets.

Now that I have 4 swords and a number of relic pieces of armour, I’m beginning to wonder what actual value they might have.

So is it worth keeping this gear or dismantling it? Will dismantling relic gear net me any rare crafting resources? Is it worth me specifically socketing it with runes to match a type(s) of monster, so I can swap to that specific sword before fighting?


I did hesitate to sell my first relics early in the game, but later you get so many of those that selling or dismantling them is really the only option. You only need one good item for each slot, and the witcher sets you craft are usually the best items you can get for their level.

Dismantling them can make sense if it results in crafting materials you don’t have in abundance. You’ll have to check for each item what the result of dismantling is. You probably don’t need to worry too much, I had no problems crafting all upgrades for one witcher set up to the mastercrafted version, and I almost never dismantled gear. You might need to buy a few materials, but you generally have enough money later in the game that this is not an issue.

Runes provide minor boosts, you won’t get much of a benefit from trying to optimize anything monster-specific here.

You can keep the gear in your stash or put it on display in your home Corvo Bianco, if you have the Blood and Wine DLC.

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