Gwyhyr

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A gwyhyr is a splendid gnomish sword, regarded as the best in the world. The gnomes had ceased production of these weapons more than two hundred years before the events of the saga. Gwyhyrs were forged with "dark iron" which made the blades light and sharp as a razor. They were also characterized by their undulating edge and hide covered hilts.

Leo Bonhart wanted a sword for Ciri, and he had chosen a gwyhyr from the collection of a particularly dedicated swordsmith, Esterhazy. She named it "Jaskółka" (English: Swallow; Old Tongue: Zirael).

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[edit | edit source]

Gwyhyr
Tw3 unique gwyhyr.png
Steel sword. Used when fighting humans.
Description
Inventory/slot
Equipment / Steel weapon
Category
Relic
Type
Steel sword
Required Level
19 / 20
Rune slot(s)
3 rune slots
Source
Loot
Price to buy
556 / 660 crown(s)
Weight
2.34 weight
Effects
DPS - Steel Sword 165 – 201 / 228 – 278
+25 – 34 Armor piercing
+3 – 4% Yrden Sign intensity
+2 – 4% Critical hit damage bonus
+6% Chance to cause bleeding

One such sword can be found inside the cave where Harrisi has her nest.

See also[edit | edit source]

In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings[edit | edit source]

Gwyhyr
Tw2 weapon gwyhyr.png
Steel sword
Description
Category
Rare
Type
Steel sword
Effects
Damage 30 – 40
Vitality +20
Damage reduction on block +30
Bleeding +15 – 20%
Stun + 5 – 10%
Rune slot(s)
3
Source
Cecil Burdon
Price to buy
1776 – ? oren(s)
Price to sell
90 oren(s)
Weight
weight 8

Gwyhyr appears in The Witcher 2 as a rare steel sword. It is the best steel sword available in Act 2. Geralt obtains the sword by completing the Baltimore's Nightmare quest in Chapter 2 if he sides with Iorveth. To obtain it, he must keep Master Baltimore's notes from Thorak (i.e. he cannot show him the notes!). this ultimately leads to the witcher being forced to kill Thorak after which he returns to Alderman Cecil and is rewarded with the sword.

Alternatively, showing Thorak the notes but rejecting his offer to let him search the workshop first will turn Thorak and his team hostile. This has the same result as not showing Baltimore's notes to him in the first place.