How to get the formula for White Gull

Usually by the time you need to craft White Gull then you will already have the formula. Check if you have the recipe by going to Menu > Alchemy > Alcohol and seeing if it is available. If for some reason you do not then you can purchase it off the herbalist in White Orchard. If you cannot find the herbalist (I could not) then you should go to the Skellige Isles and find the Master Alchemist. Once you complete his quest then you will automatically learn how to craft White Gull (he teaches you). The Master Alchemist also has lots of the best formulas in the game so he is worth going to find (I won’t spoilt his location in this post, but you can easily search where to find him elsewhere).

White Gull is an important item that is used to craft many high end items. It is also a component of Rebis (guide for finding the formula for Rebis)

How to get the ingredients to make White Gull

The only difficult ingredients to find are Mandrake Cordial and Cherry Cordial. The others ingredients are plentiful and should not pose a problem to you.

Where to find Mandrake and Cherry Cordial

Mandrake Oil and Cherry cordial are a pain to find. Luckily, the Quartermaster at Crow’s Perch (In Velen) stocks both of them in reasonably high amounts. See the video below if you are having problems finding him.

Redanian Herbal

This is available at most bars/inns. The place in the video below stocks several which is useful. If you cannot view the video then it is the place where you see Priscilla perform her song.

Empty Bottle and Arenaria

This herbalist in Novigrad has most of the common herbs you need.

By the time I wanted to craft White Gull I had plenty of these items just from looting and gathering. If you need to buy some then go to any herbalist or alchemist. I always use the herbalist in Novigrad, you can find him at the location in the picture below and he stocks both of these in high numbers.


Buy enough ingredients to make plenty of White Gull. If you want to craft a lot of Witcher armour or other bombs/potions then you will need a lot of it. Buy enough to make 5-8 and it should be enough for you.

Hope this helps you

Comment below if you need any more help finding these ingredients. White Gull was a key ingredient that always took me a long time to make until I found the Crow’s Perch quartermaster.