The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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Duplicate items

Go to any monster nest, and loot everything in the nest except for one item. You can leave any item, but you must leave one item or this will not work. Turn the camera in a 360 degree circle or walk a short distance away from the nest, and then loot the nest again for all items to have respawned. Repeat this as many times as desired. Sell all the items you get from this exploit for lots of crowns. The game has a cap of 65,535 crowns. Thus, stay under that number to avoid losing any crowns. If you meditate for five days, the shops will get all their money (crowns) back. Alternately, go to the Loan Shark in Navigrad since his money comes back each time you leave. You can also buy florens so he has more money, and then just convert florens to crowns at the bank in Novigrad. Note: This glitch was performed on an unpatched version of the game. It will probably eventually get patched. To avoid not being able to use this exploit, either do not install new patches before using this exploit or delete the patches. You can avoid patches being installed by disconnecting from the internet until you are ready for the game to install new patches.

Infinite money

This glitch allows you to earn over 1,000 crowns per minute. You must buy shells from a merchant, dismantle them, and then sell the pearls for a higher price. First, go to the merchant at the following location at Hierarch Square in Novigrad. Buy all his shells and sea shells. Then, exit the shop, talk to the merchant again, and he will have all the shells in stock again. Buy as many as possible. Once you reach Velen, you can swim directly to Novigrad or take a boat to get there. Go to the armorer right next to the merchant, and dismantle the shells to get pearls. Sell the pearls to the armorer until he runs out of money. Next, meditate for five days, and the armorer will have roughly 1,000 coins again. Sell pearls to him again. Repeat this process as many times as desired. Alternately, go to the Loan Shark in Navigrad since his money comes back each time you leave. You can also buy florens so he has more money, and then just convert florens to crowns at the bank in Novigrad. Buying and dismantling a shell costs 8 coins. Selling the pearl you get from it gives you 109 coins, which is a 101 coins profit per shell. Note: The game stops saving your crowns if you go above 65,535 and will revert them to a previous state. Thus, do not go over this limit. If the merchant does not have shells in stock, either meditate or fast travel to another map, then check again. Additionally, make sure to do this during the day, as merchants and armorers are not around at night.

Easy money

Note: This exploit was patched after Version 1.1. Before crossing the Woesong Bridge to leave the town of Midcopse in White Orchard early in the game, jump over the fence to enter a grass pasture with some cows at this location. Kill all the cows at that location with your sword or fire magic. Then, meditate for two hours where you killed them by pausing the game, selecting "Meditation", and advancing the time by two hours. This will force two cows to respawn. Kill the cows again, and repeat the process to accumulate a large number of cow hides, as well as meat for healing. Once satisfied, go to the merchant directly across the road from the cow pasture. Talk to him, then select the "Other" tab from his shop's inventory to find the "Cow Hide" option to sell all of your hides to him. Repeat this process as many times as desired. Note: Since the nearby merchant only has a limited number of crowns, you will need to sell the cow hides to other shop keepers to get more crowns.

Easy XP

Go to the following location in "Velen - No Man's Land", which is southwest of Novigrad. Go under the water (near the wrecked ships), and start shooting at the three Level 10 Drowners with your crossbow to one-hit kill them. After killing the three Drowners, simply turn the camera in a 360 degree circle, and they should keep respawning. They are guarding a nearby chest -- so do not open the chest or the Drowners will stop respawning. If you keep shooting your crossbow towards the Drowners, the game will simply auto-aim at them so you can easily kill them without much effort. You will also need to come up for air when you run out of breath. The Level 10 Drowners are worth 7 XP each. If you are Level 9, you can reach Level 11 in approximately 30 minutes using this farming method. Note: If the Drowners do not respawn, move around a little or turn the camera in the opposite direction to get them to respawn.

Infinite food

Go to the following location at the Clan Tordarroch Forge in The Skellige Isles, and kill all the goats. Next, meditate for one hour for the goats to respawn. If they do not reappear, meditate again for another hour. Kill all the goats again. Repeat this process as many times as desired. Then, loot all the goat corpses to get lots of goat milk, meat, and goat hide. Note: Goat hides are heavy.

Infinite run

While sprinting, jump immediately before your stamina is empty, then release [Sprint]. When you land, your stamina will be full or close to full. A second after you land, press [Sprint] again. If timed correctly, you will not lose your stride.

Extra storage

Use the following trick to store items that you do not want to carry in your inventory. Enter the Inn in Skellige, and go to a corner in the room. Drop all your items at once, and they will appear as a bag on the floor. You can return to retrieve them whenever desired. To add something else to the pile, pick up the bag, and then drop it again after it has the additional item.

Feline Witcher gear set locations

The Feline Witcher gear set can be found in Novigrad (Scavenger Hunt: Cat School Gear). It consists of 7 pieces -- 4 armor pieces, 2 swords, and 1 crossbow. Simply collect any of the pieces to start the treasure hunt (you do not need to accept a quest -- just go to any of the shown locations in the video and collect the diagram). The recommended character level is 14.

Griffin Witcher gear set locations

The Griffin Witcher gear set can be found in Velen (Scavenger Hunt: Griffin School Gear). It consists of 6 pieces -- 4 armor pieces and 2 swords. Simply collect any of the pieces to start the treasure hunt (you do not need to accept a quest -- just go to any of the shown locations in the video and collect the diagram). You can craft them at the armorer and blacksmith in Oxenfurt (large town in the east of Novigrad). To get the required materials, loot all the monsters you kill during story missions and side quests. Some materials need to be crafted from other components or you must dismantle a weapon. For example, to get silver ingot you can dismantle one of your silver swords at the blacksmith. After equipping all six pieces, you will get the "Armed And Dangerous" achievement.

Serpentine Witcher gear set locations

The Serpentine Witcher gear set can be found in White Orchard (Scavenger Hunt: Viper School Gear). It consists of only 2 swords -- a steel sword and silver sword. Simply collect either piece to start the treasure hunt (you do not need to accept a quest -- just go to any of the shown locations in the video and collect the diagram). The recommended character level is 2.

Ursine (Normal) Witcher gear set locations

The Ursine Witcher (heavy armor) gear set can be found in Skellige (Scavenger Hunt: Bear School Gear). It consists of 7 pieces -- 4 armor pieces, 2 swords, and 1 crossbow. Simply collect any of the pieces to start the treasure hunt (you do not need to accept a quest -- just go to any of the shown locations in the video and collect the diagram). The recommended character level is 17.

Ursine (Enhanced) Witcher gear set locations

The Enhanced (upgraded) Ursine Witcher gear set (heavy armor) can be found in Skellige (Scavenger Hunt: Bear School Gear Upgrade Diagrams). It consists of 6 pieces -- 4 armor pieces and 2 swords. The crossbow cannot be upgraded. You can buy the maps for this scavenger hunt from the armorers in Kaer Trolde and Oxenfurt. You must craft the upgrades at an armorer or blacksmith after collecting the upgrade diagrams. You must also have the Normal Ursine gear set to upgrade to the Enhanced version. There are four tiers to each armor set: Normal, Enhanced, Superior, and Mastercrafted. The recommended character level is 22.

Ursine (Superior) Witcher gear set locations

The Superior (2x upgraded) Ursine Witcher gear set (heavy armor) can be found in Velen (Scavenger Hunt: Bear School Gear Upgrade Diagrams - Part 3). It consists of 6 pieces -- 4 armor pieces and 2 swords. The crossbow cannot be upgraded. You can buy the maps for this scavenger hunt from the armorer in Kaer Trolde. You must craft the upgrades at an armorer or blacksmith after collecting the upgrade diagrams. You must also have the Normal and Enhanced Ursine gear set to upgrade to the Superior version. There are four tiers to each armor set: Normal, Enhanced, Superior, and Mastercrafted. The recommended character level is 27.

Ursine (Mastercrafted) Witcher gear set locations

The Mastercrafted (highest tier) Ursine Witcher gear set (heavy armor) can be found in Velen (Scavenger Hunt: Bear School Gear Upgrade Diagrams - Part 4). It consists of 6 pieces -- 4 armor pieces and 2 swords. The crossbow cannot be upgraded. You can buy the maps for this scavenger hunt from the armorer in Kaer Trolde. You must craft the upgrades at the Master Armorer in Crow's Perch (Velen) or Master Blacksmith in Novigrad (near the docks). Successfully complete their respective side quests to make them Master Armorers. You must also have the Normal, Enhanced, and Superior Ursine gear set to upgrade to the Mastercrafted version. The recommended character level is 31.

Gwent cards

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding Gwent card:

Neutral cards

    Decoy: Purchase for 20 Crowns from Quartermaster's Baron's Store in Crow's Perch in Velen.
    Decoy: Purchase for 20 Crowns from a Trader at Seven Cats Inn in Novigrad Gustfields.
    Decoy: Purchase for 50 Crowns from an Innkeeperess in the White Orchard Tavern.
    Commander's Horn: Purchase for 10 Crowns from an Innkeeper at Inn at the Crossroads in Velen.
    Commander's Horn: Purchase for 10 Crowns from a Store Trader at Passiflora in Novigrad.
    Commander's Horn: Purchase for 20 Crowns from Stjepan at The Alchemy Inn, Oxenfurt in Novigrad.
    Scorch: Purchase for 50 Crowns from an Innkeeper, Cunny of the Goose in Novigrad.
    Scorch: Purchase for 50 Crowns from an Innkeeper at New Port Inn, Kaer Trolde Harbor in Skellige.
    Scorch: Purchase for 50 Crowns from an Innkeeper at Urialla Village, An Skellig in Skellige.
    Biting Frost: Starting card.
    Biting Frost: Starting card.
    Biting Frost: Randomly awarded.
    Impenetrable Fog: Randomly awarded.
    Impenetrable Fog: Starting card.
    Impenetrable Fog: Randomly awarded.
    Torrential Rain: Randomly awarded.
    Torrential Rain: Randomly awarded.
    Torrential Rain: Randomly awarded after winning from the Crafter or Merchant.
    Clear Weather: Starting card.
    Clear Weather: Starting card.
    Clear Weather: Randomly awarded after winning from the Crafter or Merchant.
    Geralt of Rivia: Purchase for 50 Crowns from Thaler at the Seven Cats Inn in Novigard. It is a Close Combat Hero card.
    Vesemir: Purchase for 20 Crowns from Vivaldi at the Bank of Vivaldi, Hierarch Square in Novigard.
    Yennefer Of Vengerberg: Ranged card with Medic ability. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Stjepan at The Alchemy Inn, Oxenfurt in Novigrad.
    Cirilla Fiona Elen Rianno: Close Combat Hero card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from a Scoia'Tael Trader and Camp in Novigrad Forest.
    Triss Merigold: Closed Combat Hero card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from Lambert at The Nowhere Inn in Novigrad.
    Dandelion: Closed Combat card. Win a match during the masquerade ball at Vegelbud Estate in Novigrad Gustfields.
    Zoltan Chivay: Randomly awarded after winning from the Crafter or Merchant.
    Emiel Regis Rohellec Terzieff: Randomly awarded after winning from the Crafter or Merchant.
    Villentretenmerth: Randomly awarded after winning from the Crafter or Merchant.
    Avallac'h: Hero card with Spy ability. Purchase for 20 Crowns from Gremita at Gedyneith, Ard Skelling in Skellige.

Northern Realm cards

    Vernon Roche: Hero card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Hadko the Card Prodigy at Midcopse in Velen.
    John Natalis: Hero card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Ravvy at Golden Sturgeon Tavern in Novigrad.
    Esterad Thyssen: Hero card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Dijkstra at the Bathhouse in Novigrad.
    Philippa Eilhart: Randomly earned after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Thaler Siege: Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper at Arinbjorn in Skellige.
    Ves: Starting card.
    Siegfried of Denesle: Starting card.
    Yarpen Zigrin: Starting card.
    Sigismund Dijkstra: Close Combat Spy card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from The Bloody Baron, Phillip Strenger at Crow's Perch in Velen.
    Keira Metz: Starting card.
    Síle De Tansarville: Starting card.
    Sabrina Glevissig: Starting card.
    Sheldon Skaggs: Starting card.
    Dethmold: Starting card.
    Prince Stennis: Starting card.
    Trebuchet: Starting card.
    Trebuchet: Starting card.
    Poor F—ing Infantry: Starting card.
    Poor F—ing Infantry: Closed Combat Bond card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Shopkeeper in Midcopse, Spitfire Bluff in Velen.
    Poor F—ing Infantry: Closed Combat Bond card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from Trader in Midcopse, Spitfire Bluff in Velen.
    Crinfrid Reavers Dragon Hunter: Longed Ranged Bond card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from Innkeeperess at White Orchard Tavern in the White Orchard.
    Crinfrid Reavers Dragon Hunter: Longed Ranged Bond card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Trader in Claywich Village, The Mire in Velen.
    Crinfrid Reavers Dragon Hunter: Longed Ranged Bond card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from shopkeeper in Midcopse, Spitfire Bluff in Velen.
    Redanian Foot Soldier: Starting card.
    Redanian Foot Soldier: Starting card.
    Catapult: Bond Siege card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Innkeeperess at White Orchard Tavern in the White Orchard.
    Catapult: Bond Siege card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Store Trader in Passiflora in Novigrad.
    Ballista: Starting card.
    Ballista: Starting card.
    Kaedweni Siege Expert: Starting card.
    Kaedweni Siege Expert: Starting card.
    Kaedweni Siege Expert: Starting card.
    Blue Stripes Commando: Closed Combat Bond card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from Innkeeperess at White Orchard Tavern in the White Orchard.
    Blue Stripes Commando: Closed Combat Bond card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Shopkeeper in Midcopse, Spitfire Bluff in Velen.
    Blue Stripes Commando: Closed Combat Bond card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Quartermaster's Baron's Store in Crow's Perch
    Siege Tower: Randomly earned card.
    Dun Banner Medic: Medic card. Starting card.

Nilfgaard cards

    Letho Of Gulet: Close Combat Hero card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from the Boatbuilder in Oreton in Velen.
    Menno Coehoorn: Close Range Hero card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from the Innkeeper at the Inn at the Crossroads in Velen.
    Morvran Voorhis: Siege Hero card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Marquise Serenity in Passiflora in Novigrad.
    Tibor Eggebracht: Long Range Hero card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Olivier at Kingfisher Inn in Novigrad.
    Albrich: Long Range card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from a trader in Crow's Perch in Velen.
    Albrich: Long Range card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from a trader in Crow's Perch in Velen.
    Assire Var Anahid: Long Range card. Acquired during the prologue.
    Cynthia: Long Range card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from Quartermaster's Baron's Store in Crow's Perch in Velen.
    Fringilla Vigo: Long Range card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from Caesar Bilzen's home while on a quest in Novigrad.
    Morteisen: Close Combat card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from the Shopkeeper at Midcopse, Spitfire Bluff in Velen.
    Rainfarn: Close Combat card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from a trader at Midcopse in Spitfire Bluff in Velen
    Renuald aep Matsen: Ranged card. Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Rotten Mangonel: Siege card. Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Shilard Fitz-Oesterlen: Closed Combat Spy card. Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Stefan Skellen: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Sweers: Long Range card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from a trader in Claywich Village, The Mire in Velen.
    Vanhemar: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Vattier de Rideaux: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Vreemde: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Cahir Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Puttkammer: Long Range card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from a trader in Claywich Village, The Mire in Velen.
    Archer Support: Long Range Medic card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from a trader at Midcopse in Spitfire Bluff in Velen.
    Archer Support: Long Range Medic card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from a trader in Claywich Village, The Mire in Velen.
    Black Infantry Archer: Long Range card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from a trader in Claywich Village, The Mire in Velen.
    Siege Support: Siege Medic card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper at The Golden Sturgeon in Novigrad.
    Black Infantry Archer: Long Range card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from a trader at Midcopse in Spitfire Bluff in Velen.
    Heavy Zerrikanian Fire Scorpion: Siege card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from a trader at Midcopse in Spitfire Bluff in Velen.
    Zerrikanian Fire Scorpion: Siege card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from a trader in Crow's Perch in Velen.
    Impera Brigade: Close Combat Bond card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from a trader in Crow's Perch in Velen.
    Impera Brigade: Close Combat Bond card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper at the Inn at the Crossroads in Velen.
    Impera Brigade: Close Combat Bond card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from a trader at the Seven Cats Inn in Novigrad.
    Impera Brigade: Close Combat Bond card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from the Innkeeper at Cunny of the Goose in Novigrad.
    Nausicaa Cavalry Brigade: Close Combat Bond card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from Quartermaster's Baron's Store in Crow's Perch in Velen.
    Nausicaa Cavalry Brigade: Close Combat Bond card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper at the Inn at the Crossroads in Velen.
    Nausicaa Cavalry Brigade: Close Combat Bond card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from a trader in Crow's Perch in Velen.
    Combat Engineer: Siege card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper at the Inn at the Crossroads in Velen.
    Young Emissary: Close Combat Bond card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper at the Cunny of the Goose in Novigrad.
    Young Emissary: Close Combat Bond card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from a trader at the Seven Cat's Inn in Novigrad.

Scoia'tael cards

    Eithné: Long Range Hero card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Zoltan at Rosemary and Thyme in Novigrad.
    Saskia/Saesenthessis: Long Range Hero card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Vernon Roche at the Temerian Resistance Camp in Novigrad.
    Isengrim Faoiltiarna: Close Combat Morale card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from inside Zed's home during a quest in Novigrad.
    Iorveth: Long Range Hero card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from a druid after the quest, in Gedyneith, Ard Skellig in Skellige.
    Dennis Cranmer: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Milva: Long Range Morale card. Acquired after winning tournament at Masquerade Ball in Vegelbud Estate in Novigrad.
    Ida Emean: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Filavandrel: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Yaevinn: This Close Combat Agile card is acquired for 50 Crowns from Sjusta the Tailor at Kaer Trolde Harbor, Ard Skellig in Skellige.
    Toruviel: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Riordain: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Ciaran aep Easnillien: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Barclay Els: Close Combat Agile card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper at the Golden Sturgeon in Novigrad.
    Hav'caaren Medic: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Hav'caaren Medic: Long Range Medic card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper at the Cunny of the Goose in Novigrad.
    Hav'caaren Medic: Long Range Medic card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Olivier at Kingfisher Inn in Novigrad.
    Vrihedd Brigade: Close Combat Agile card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from Stjepan at The Alchemy Inn, Oxenfurt in Skellige.
    Vrihedd Brigade: Close Combat Agile card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from Olivier at Kingfisher Inn in Novigrad.
    Dol Blathanna Scout: Close Combat Agile card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from the Innkeeper at the Golden Sturgeon in Novigrad.
    Dol Blathanna Scout: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Dol Blathanna Scout: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Dwarf Skirmisher: This Close Combat Muster card is acquired for 10 Crowns from Stjepan at The Alchemy Inn, Oxenfurt in Skellige.
    Dwarf Skirmisher: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Dwarf Skirmisher: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Mahakaman Defenders: Close Combat card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from a Store Trader in Passiflora in Novigrad.
    Mahakaman Defenders: Close Combat card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from Stjepan at The Alchemy Inn, Oxenfurt in Skellige.
    Mahakaman Defenders: Close Combat card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from a trader at the Seven Cats Inn in Novigrad.
    Mahakaman Defenders: Close Combat card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper at the Golden Sturgeon in Novigrad.
    Mahakaman Defenders: Close Combat card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from Olivier at Kingfisher Inn in Novigrad.
    Elf Skirmisher: Long Range Muster card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from the Innkeeper at Urialla Village, An Skellig in Skellige.
    Elf Skirmisher: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Elf Skirmisher: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Vrihedd Cadet: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Dol Blathanna Archer: Long Range card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from a Store Trader in Passiflora in Novigrad.
    Hav'caaren Medic: Close Combat Muster card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from a trader at the Seven Cats Inn in Novigrad.
    Hav'caaren Medic: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Hav'caaren Medic: Close Combat Muster card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from Olivier at Kingfisher Inn in Novigrad.

Monsters cards

    Draug: Close Combat Hero card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Crach an Craite, Kaer Trolde, Ard Skellig in Skellige.
    Kayran: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Imlerith: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Leshen: Long Range Hero card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Ermion, Gedyneith, Ard Skellig in Skellige.
    Forktail: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Earth Elemental: Siege card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper at New Port Inn, Kaer Trolde Harbor in Skellige.
    Fiend: Close Combat card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper at Arinbjorn in Skellige.
    Plague Maiden: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Griffin: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Werewolf: Close Combat card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper at Urialla Village, An Skellig in Skellige.
    Botchling: Close Combat card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from the Innkeeper at New Port Inn, Kaer Trolde Harbor in Skellige.
    Frightener: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Ice Giant: Siege card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from the Innkeeper, Svorlag, Spikeroog in Skellige.
    Endrega: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Harpy: Long Range Agile card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper in Harviken tavern, Faroe in Skellige.
    Cockatrice: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Gargoyle: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Celaeno Harpy: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Grave Hag: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Fire Elemental: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Foglet: Close Combat card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from the Innkeeper, Svorlag, Spikeroog in Skellige.
    Wyvern: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Arachas Behemoth: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Arachas: Close Combat Muster card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from Innkeeper, Arinbjorn in Skellige.
    Arachas: Close Combat Muster card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper at Urialla Village, An Skellig in Skellige.
    Arachas: Close Combat Muster card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Innkeeper, Svorlag, Spikeroog in Skellige.
    Nekker: Close Combat Muster card. Purchase for 20 Crowns by defeating Lambert at the Nowhere Inn near the end of the quest.
    Nekker: Close Combat Muster card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from Innkeeper, in Harviken tavern, Faroe in Skellige.
    Nekker: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Vampire: Ekimmara: Close Combat Muster card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from Innkeeper, Svorlag, Spikeroog in Skellige.
    Vampire: Fleder: Close Combat Muster card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Innkeeper, in Harviken tavern, Faroe in Skellige.
    Vampire: Garkain: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Vampire: Bruxa: Close Combat Muster card. Purchase for 20 Crowns by winnning a match at the masquerade ball at Vegelbud Estate in Novigrad.
    Vampire: Katakan: Close Combat Muster card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from Jarl Madman Lugos, Kaer Muire, Ard Skellig in Skellige.
    Ghoul: Close Combat Muster card. Purchase for 10 Crowns from Innkeeper, in Harviken tavern, Faroe in Skellige.
    Ghoul: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Ghoul: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Crone: Brewess: Randomly earned card after winning from Crafter or Merchant.
    Crone: Weavess: Close Combat Muster card. Purchase for 50 Crowns from the Seer (Old Sage) at Benek in Velen.
    Crone: Whispess: Close Combat Muster card. Purchase for 20 Crowns from the Innkeeper, Arinbjorn in Skellige.

Leader cards

    The Steel-Forged: Acquired during the "Passiflora" quest.
    The Siegemaster: Acquired during the "Imperial Audience" main quest by defeating Nilfgaardian Nobleman.
    Lord Commander Of The North: Defeat the Innkeeperess at White Orchard Tavern.
    King Of Temeria: Starting card.
    The Relentless: Acquired during the "Passiflora" quest.
    The White Flame Dancing on the Graves of His Foes: Successfully complete Gwent: Skellige Style.
    The Emperor Of Nilfgaard: Purchase from the Innkeeper, Inn at the Crossroads.
    His Imperial Majesty: Starting card.
    Queen Of Dol Blathanna: Acquired during the "Passiflora" quest.
    The Beautiful: Successfully complete the Big City Players.
    Daisy Of The Valley: Purchase from the Innkeeper, Cunny of the Goose.
    Pureblood Elf: Starting card.
    Destroyer Of Worlds: Acquired during the "Passiflora" quest.
    Bringer Of Death: Successfully complete the Velen Players.
    King Of The Wild Hunt: Acquired from the Innkeeper, New Port Inn, Kaer Trolde Harbor.
    Commander Of The Red Riders: Starting card.

Runestones

Runestones can be crafted using diagrams and a craftsman of the appropriate level. Runestones can also be disassembled for Infused Dust. The following runestone diagrams can be found in the indicated locations:

Lesser Stribog Runestone

    Effect: 2% Stagger
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: Runestone lesser + Amethyst dust
    Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Stribog Runestone

    Effect: 5% Stagger
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: 3x Rune stribog lesser
    Locations: Skellige

Lesser Dazhbog Runestone

    Effect: 2% Bleed
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: Runestone lesser + Amber dust
    Locations: Keira Metz

Greater Dazhbog Runestone

    Effect: 5% Bleed
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: 3x Rune dazhbog lesser
    Locations: Skellige

Lesser Devana Runestone

    Effect: 2% Bleed
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: Runestone lesser + Ruby dust
    Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Devana Runestone

    Effect: 5% Bleed
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: 3x Rune devana lesser
    Locations: Skellige

Lesser Zoria Runestone

    Effect: 2% Freeze
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: Runestone lesser + Sapphire dust
    Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Zoria Runestone

    Effect: 5% Freeze
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: 3x Rune zoria lesser
    Locations: Skellige

Lesser Morana Runestone

    Effect: 2% Poison
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: Runestone lesser + Emerald dust
    Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Morana Runestone

    Effect: 5% Poison
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: 3x Rune morana lesser
    Locations: Skellige

Lesser Triglav Runestone

    Effect: 2% Confuse
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: Runestone lesser + Diamond dust
    Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Triglav Runestone

    Effect: 5% Confuse
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: 3x Rune triglav lesser
    Locations: Skellige

Lesser Svarog Runestone

    Effect: 10% Armor Reduction
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: Runestone lesser + Monstrous saliva
    Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Svarog Runestone

    Effect: 30% Armor Reduction
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: 3x Rune svarog lesser
    Locations: Skellige

Lesser Chernobog Runestone

    Effect: 2% Damage Reflection
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: Runestone lesser + Monstrous essence
    Locations: Unknown

Greater Chernobog Runestone

    Effect: 2% Damage Reflection
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: 3x Rune elemental lesser
    Locations: Unknown

Lesser Perun Runestone

    Effect: 2% Adrenaline Gain
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: Runestone lesser + Monstrous brain
    Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Perun Runestone

    Effect: 5% Adrenaline Gain
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: 3x Rune perun lesser
    Locations: Skellige

Lesser Veles Runestone

    Effect: 2% Spell Power
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: Runestone lesser + Monstrous dust
    Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Veles Runestone

    Effect: 5% Spell Power
    Craftsman Level: Master
    Recipe: 3x Rune veles lesser
    Locations: Skellige

Glyphs

A Glyph Of Infusion is required to craft a Lesser Glyph. They can be found or purchased from merchants. You can also purchase a Glyph Of Infusion diagram and craft them yourself. To create a Greater Glyph, you must combine multiple Lesser Glyphs. The following are the effects of both the Lesser and Greater Glyphs.

Aard

    Lesser Glyph Of Aard: Increases Aard Sign Intensity by 2%.
    Greater Glyph Of Aard: Increases Aard Sign Intensity by 10%.

Axii

    Lesser Glyph Of Axii: Increases Axii Sign Intensity by 2%.
    Greater Glyph Of Axii: Increases Axii Sign Intensity by 10%.

Igni

    Lesser Glyph Of Igni: Increases Igni Sign Intensity by 2%.
    Greater Glyph Of Igni: Increases Igni Sign Intensity by 10%.

Quen

    Lesser Glyph Of Quen: Increases Quen Sign Intensity by 2%.
    Greater Glyph Of Quen: Increases Quen Sign Intensity by 10%.

Yrden

    Lesser Glyph Of Yrden: Increases Yrden Sign Intensity by 2%.
    Greater Glyph Of Yrden: Increases Yrden Sign Intensity by 10%.

Witcher signs

The following signs have the listed effect and upgrades:

Aard Sign

Far Reaching Aard

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Increases Aard's range by 1 yard.

Aard Sweep

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Decreases knockdown chance by 21% and effects everyone within area-of-effect.

Aard Intensity

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Increases Aard Sign intensity by 5%.

Shock Wave

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Allows players to deal +40 damage with Aard.

Axii Sign

Delusion

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Increases Axii's effectiveness in dialogues and the targeted enemies do not advance towards Geralt.

Puppet

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Allows players to turn an enemy into an ally for a limited duration of time.

Axii Intensity

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Increases Axii Sign intensity by a certain percentage.

Domination

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Allows players to influence two enemies at the same time.

Igni Sign

Melt Armor

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Igni Sign also allows players to weakens enemy armor.

Firestream

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Emits a continuous stream of fire that damages enemies.

Igni Intensity

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Increases Igni Sign intensity by 5%.

Pyromaniac

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Increases the chance to Burning by 20%.

Quen Sign

Exploding Shield

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Knocks back enemies after the effect ends.

Active Shield

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Damage absorbed by the shield replenishes players' Vitality.

Quen Intensity

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Increases Quen Sign intensity by 5% after every level.

Quen Discharge

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Reflects a fixed amount of damage back towards the attacker.

Yrden Sign

Sustained Glyphs

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Increases Sign duration by 5 seconds.

Magic Trap

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Damages and slows all enemies within a 10 yard radius and destroys projectiles passing through this area.

Yrden Intensity

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Increases Yrden Sign intensity by 5%.

Supercharged Glyphs

    Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 seconds per level.
    Effect: Enemies lose points of Vitality or Essence after every second.

Horse upgrades

Purchase and equip the indicated item to Roach to gain the corresponding effect:

    Saddle: Costs 100. Increases total Stamina by 20.
    Enhanced Saddle: Costs 125. Increases total Stamina by 25.
    Superior Saddle: Costs 150. Increases total Stamina by 30.
    Mastercrafted Saddle: Costs 175. Increases total Stamina by 35.
    Racing Saddle: Costs 200. Increases total Stamina by 40.
    Enhanced Racing Saddle: Costs 225. Increases total Stamina by 45.
    Superior Racing Saddle: Costs 250. Increases total Stamina by 50.
    Mastercrafted Racing Saddle: Costs 275. Increases total Stamina by 55.
    Zerrikanian Saddle: Costs 300. Increases total Stamina by 60.
    Enhanced Cavalry Saddle: Costs 325. Increases total Stamina by 65.
    Superior Cavalry Saddle: Costs 350. Increases total Stamina by 70.
    Mastercrafted Cavalry Saddle: Costs 375. Increases total Stamina by 75.
    Cavalry Saddle: Costs 400. Increases total Stamina by 80.
    Horse Blinders: Costs 100. Decreases Panic speed by 20.
    Racing Horse Blinders: Costs 125. Decreases Panic speed by 40.
    Zerrikanian Blinders: Costs 150. Decreases Panic speed by 60.
    Saddlebags: Costs 100. Increases weight-carrying capacity by 30.
    Rugged Saddlebags: Costs 175. Increases weight-carrying capacity by 70.
    Zerrikanian Saddlebags: Costs 350. Increases weight-carrying capacity by 100.

Weapon crafting

Steel swords and silver swords

Human Steel

  • Koviri Cutlass: Leather scraps + 2x Iron ingot
  • Temerian Poniard: Leather scraps + 2x Iron ingot
  • Steel Shortsword: Leather scraps + 2x Iron ingot
  • Witcher's Steel Sword: 2x Leather scraps + 2x Iron ingot
  • Rusty Velen Sword: 2x Leather straps + 2x Iron ingot
  • Velen Longsword: Leather scraps + 2x Iron ingot
  • Velen Longsword: 2x Leather straps + 2x Iron ingot
  • Dorian Sword: 2x Leather straps + 2x Iron ingot
  • Maribor Sword: 2x Leather straps + 2x Steel ingot
  • Bremervoord Blade: 2x Leather straps + 2x Steel ingot
  • Rusty Nilfgaardian Sword: Leather scraps + 2x Iron ingot
  • Nilfgaardian Longsword: Leather scraps + 4x Iron ingot
  • Mettina Blade: 2x Leather straps + 2x Steel ingot
  • Vicovaro Blade: 2x Leather straps + 2x Steel ingot
  • Gemmerian Steel Sword: Leather scraps + 2x Dark steel ingot
  • Rusty Novigrad sword: Leather scraps + 2x Iron ingot
  • Novigrad Longsword: Leather scraps + 3x Iron ingot
  • Gildorf Sword: 2x Leather straps + 2x Steel ingot
  • Silverton Sword: 2x Leather straps + 2x Steel ingot
  • Blade from the Bits: 2x Leather scraps + 2x Dark steel ingot
  • Rusty Skellige Sword: Leather scraps + 2x Iron ingot
  • Skellige Longsword: 4x Leather scraps + 2x Steel ingot
  • Spikeroog Longsword: 4x Leather straps + 2x Steel ingot
  • Faroe Blade: 4x Leather straps + 2x Dark steel ingot
  • Winter's Blade: Leather + 2x Dark Steel ingot + 2x Feather + Sapphire flawless
  • Witch Hunter's Sword: 2x Leather straps + 3x Iron ingot
  • Witch Slayer: 2x Leather straps + 2x Dark steel ingot
  • Wild Hunt Warrior's Sword: Leather straps + 2x Dark Steel ingot + Sapphire dust
  • Wild Hunt Warrior's Sword – Enhanced: Leather straps + 2x Dark Steel ingot + 2x Sapphire dust
  • Wild Hunt Warrior's Sword – Superior: 2x Leather straps + Dimeritium ore + 3x Glowing ingot + Sapphire
  • Wild Hunt Warrior's Sword – mastercrafted: 2x Leather scraps + Dimeritium ore + 3x Glowing ingot + Sapphire flawless

Non-Human Steel

  • Vrihedd Brigade Sword: 2x Silk + 2x Dark steel ingot
  • Scoia'tael Sword: 2x Silk + 2x Dark steel ingot
  • Elven Steel Sword: 2x Silk + 2x Dark steel ingot
  • Red Meteorite Steel Sword: 2x Silk + 4x Meteorite ore
  • Mahakaman Steel Sword: 4x Leather scraps + 2x Dark steel ingot
  • Dwarven Blade: 4x Leather scraps + Dimeritium ore + 3x Glowing ingot
  • Gnomish Gwyhyr: 4x Leather straps + 2x Dimeritium ore + 2x Glowing ingot
  • Tir Tochair Blade: 4x Leather straps + 2x Dimeritium ore + 2x Glowing ingot + Ruby

Human Silver

  • Witcher's Silver Sword: Leather scraps + 4x Silver ore
  • Disglair: Leather straps + 4x Silver ore
  • Gven'nel: Leather straps + 2x Silver ingot
  • Mastercrafted Silver Sword: Leather scraps + 2x Silver ingot
  • Eirlithrad: Leather scraps + 3x Silver ingot
  • The Adversary: 2x Leather straps + 3x Silver ingot
  • Tor'haerne: 2x Leather straps + 3x Silver ingot
  • An'ferthe: 2x Leather scraps + 2x Meteorite silver ingot
  • The Striga: 2x Leather scraps + Dimeritium ore

Non-Human Silver

  • Torlunn: 2x Leather scraps + 2x Meteorite silver ingot
  • Melltith: 2x Leather scraps + 2x Meteorite silver ingot
  • The Tamer: 3x Leather scraps + 2x Dimeritium ore
  • Steiger: Leather scraps + 2x Dimeritium ore + 2x Glowing ingot
  • The Digger: 2x Leather scraps + 2x Dimeritium ore + 2x Glowing ingot
  • Faustino: 3x Leather scraps + 2x Dimeritium ore + 2x Glowing ingot

Relic weapons

Steel Relics

  • Angivare: Leather + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + 2x Ruby dust
  • Abritrator: Leather scraps + 2x Steel ingot + Amethyst
  • Ard'aenye: Leather scraps + 2x Steel ingot + Amber + 2x Amber dust
  • Barber-Surgeon: Leather scraps + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + Diamond dust + Sapphire dust
  • Beann'shie: Leather scraps + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + Sapphire
  • Black Unicorn: Leather scraps + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + 2x Ruby dust + 2x Sapphire dust
  • Caerme: Leather scraps + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + 2x Amber dust
  • The Emmentaler: 2x Leather straps + 2x Dark Steel ingot + 2x Amber dust + Gold ore
  • D'yaebl: Leather scraps + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + Amber flawless
  • Deireadh: 2x Leather scraps + 2x Steel ingot + Diamond dust
  • Hope: Leather scraps + 2x Dark Steel ingot + 2x Amber dust
  • Gwyhyr: Leather scraps + 2x Dark Steel ingot + 2x Ruby dust + Amethyst dust
  • Forgotten Vran Sword: 4x Leather straps + 4x Iron ingot + Diamond
  • Harvall: Leather scraps + 4x Iron ingot + 2x Amber
  • Hjalmar's Steel Sword: 4x Leather straps + 2x Steel ingot
  • Carabella: 3x Leather straps + 2x Steel ingot + Sapphire
  • Princess Xenthia's Sword: Leather scraps + 2x Steel ingot + Amethyst dust + 2x Sapphire dust + 2x Amber dust
  • Superior Dol Blathanna Sword: Leather scraps + 2x Steel ingot
  • Ashrune: Leather scraps + 2x Steel ingot + 2x Sapphire dust
  • Longclaw: Leather scraps + 2x Dark Steel ingot + Amethyst
  • Daystar: Leather scraps + 2x Steel ingot + Amber dust
  • Devine: Leather scraps + 2x Steel ingot + Diamond dust + Sapphire dust
  • Bloed Aedd: Leather scraps + 2x Dark Steel ingot + Emerald
  • Inis: 2x Leather straps + 2x Dark Steel ingot + Venom extract
  • Gwestog: Leather scraps + 2x Dark Steel ingot + 2x Sapphire dust + Ruby dust
  • Winter Blade: Leather scraps + 2x Dark Steel ingot + 2x Sapphire dust
  • Wolf: Leather scraps + 2x Steel ingot + Ruby
  • Cleaver Hood: Leather + 2x Dark steel ingot
  • Dancer: 4x Leather scraps + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + Ruby dust
  • Headhunter: Leather + 3x Iron ingot
  • Mourner: Leather scraps + 3x Iron ingot + Amethyst dust
  • Ultimatum: 2x Leather straps + 3x Iron ingot + 2x Amethyst dust + Amber dust
  • Caroline: Leather straps + 2x Dark Steel ingot + 2x Ruby dust + 2x Emerald dust
  • Lune: Leather scraps + 2x Dark Steel ingot + 2x Sapphire
  • Glory of the North: Leather scraps + 2x Steel ingot + 2x Amber
  • Tor Lara: Leather scraps + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + 2x Amber dust + Emerald dust + 2x Sapphire dust

Silver Relics

  • Bleidd: Leather straps + 2x Meteorite silver ingotx 2x Amber dust + 2x Ruby dust
  • Addan Deith: 2x Leather straps + 2x Silver ingotx 2x Sapphire dust + Emerald dust
  • Moonblade: Leather + 3x Silver ingotx Sapphire dust + Amethyst dust
  • Maugrim: 2x Leather straps + 2x Silver ingotx 2x Ruby dust + 2x Amethyst dust
  • Bloodsword: 2x Leather straps + 3x Silver ingotx 2x Ruby dust
  • Deithwen: Leather scraps + 3x Silver ingotx 2x Sapphire dust
  • Fate: Leather + 3x Silver ingotx 2x Amethyst dust + 2x Amber dust + 2x Emerald dust
  • Gynvael Aedd: Leather + 3x Silver ingotx 2x Ruby dust + Amber dust
  • Naevde Seidhe: Leather + 3x Silver ingotx Amethyst + 2x Amber dust
  • Blade of Ys: Leather straps + 3x Silver ingotx Amber dust
  • Zerrikanterment: Leather + 2x Meteorite silver ingotx Rubyx Sapphire dust + Emerald dust
  • Anathema: Leather scraps + 2x Meteorite silver ingotx Amber dust + Sapphire dust + Ruby dust
  • Rose of Shaerrawed: 2x Leather straps + 2x Meteorite silver ingotx 4x Amethyst dust + 2x Emerald dust
  • Reach of the Damned: Leather + 2x Meteorite silver ingotx 2x Sapphire dust + 2x Emerald dust + Ruby dust
  • Azure Wrath: 2x Leather straps + 2x Meteorite silver ingotx 2x Diamond dust
  • Deargdeith: 2x Leather straps + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + 2x Sapphire dust + 2x Emerald dust + 2x Amethyst dust
  • Arainne: 2x Leather straps + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + Ruby dust + Amber dust + Amethyst dust
  • Hav'caaren: Leather + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + Amethyst
  • Loathen: Leather scraps + 2x Meteorite silver ingotx 2x Amber dust + Sapphire dust
  • Gynvael: Leather scraps + 2x Meteorite silver ingotx 2x Emerald dust + Venom extractx 2x Amethyst dust
  • Anth: Leather + 3x Silver ingotx Emerald flawlessx 2x Venom extract
  • Weeper: Leather scraps + 2x Meteorite silver ingot
  • The Bride: Leather scraps + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + Ruby
  • Negotiator: Leather + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + 2x Diamond dust
  • Harpy: Leather + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + Ruby
  • Tlareg: Leather + 2x Dwimeryte ingot + 2x Sapphire dust + 2x Amber dust
  • Breath of the North: Leather scraps + 3x Silver ingot
  • Tor Zireael: Leather scraps + 2x Dwimeryte ingot

Secondary weapons

  • Blunt Axe: Haft + 3x Iron ore
  • Hatchet: Haft + 3x Iron ore
  • Battle axe: Haft + 4x Iron ore
  • Velen Axe: Haft + 2x Steel ingot
  • Dwarven Axe: Haft + 2x Steel ingot
  • Wild Hunt Warrior Axe: Haft + 2x Steel ingot
  • Small Blackjack: 2x Haft + 2x Leather straps
  • Mace: Haft + 2x Steel ingot
  • Heavy Mace: Haft + 16x Nails
  • Pickaxe: Haft + 4x Iron ore
  • Poker: 4x Iron ore

Crossbows

  • Crossbow #1: 2x Timber + String + Resin + Iron ore
  • Crossbow #2: 2x Timber + String + Resin + 2x Iron ore
  • Crossbow #3: 2x Timber + 2x String + Wax + Steel ingot
  • Crossbow #4: Hardened timber + 2x String + Wax + 2x Steel ingot
  • Crossbow #5: Hardened timber + 3x String + Resin + Dark iron ore
  • Crossbow #6: Hardened timber + 3x String + Wax + Meteorite ore
  • Crossbow #7: Hardened timber + 3x String + Wax + Dark iron ore
  • Death From Above: 2x Timber + String + Wax + 2x Iron ore

Pulp Fiction reference

Successfully complete the "Family Matters" quest, then enter the Bloody Baron's Castle. Go to the basement using the central staircase to encounter two guards having a conversation. Listen closely to hear them reenacting the "Gimp" scene from Pulp Fiction.

Easy "Assassin Of Kings" trophy

To take part in the assassination of King Radovid, you have to complete a series of lengthy side quests to trigger the "Reason Of State" side quest at the very end of the game. During the "Reason Of State" side quest, you will automatically assassinate King Radovid as part of the quest. If you miss one of the required side quests before going to the Isle Of Mists, you cannot trigger the "Reason Of State" side quest any longer. If you make a wrong dialogue choice during the "Blindingly Obvious" main story quest, you will also miss it. Make sure to always choose the first dialogue option at the end of this quest when talking to Dijkstra and Philippa. The necessary quests are all found in Novigrad. They are as follows:

    1. Redania's Most Wanted
    2. An Eye For An Eye
    3. A Matter Of Life And Death
    4. Now Or Never
    5. A Deadly Plot
    6. Blindingly Obvious [main quest] (always choose the first dialogue choice at end of quest when talking to Dijkstra and Philippa)
    7. Reason Of State

Make sure to do these quests as soon as they become available. The exact requirements to trigger each of the side quests are shown in the video below.

Easy "Bombardier" trophy

You can simply buy six bomb formulae from a herbalist to get the "Bombardier" trophy. There is one located at the "Herbalist's Hut" fast travel point south-east of Novigrad. He offers eight different bomb formulae. This will cost you approximately 2,000 crowns. However, you can simply create a backup save before doing this, then sell all your crafting materials/alchemy ingredients to the merchant, and buy the formulae with the money. Then, just reload your saved game to get the money back.

Easy "Brawl Master" trophy

There are 14 fistfights that you must win to get the "Brawl Master" trophy. After winning a fight, you will receive a fistfighting questline for that region. You can then track this side quest to see the next fight highlighted on the map. It does not matter which order you do the first three fights of each map, but the fourth fight (champion) is only unlocked after the other three fighters have been defeated. The fights get increasingly harder in each map. If you have too much trouble, lower the difficulty in the game options. The basic strategy for every fight is to counter (or dodge) an opponents attack, then use three quick strikes to hurt him. The fights will become available after completing the "Bloody Baron" main story quest in Velen. Simply walk up to the Bookie to start fighting. If you lose a fight, you can replay it by talking to the Bookie again (or load last checkpoint). Unlocking the very last fight requires you to complete a side quest to get rid of a wraith that haunts the arena. Let the wraith defeat you in combat, and talk to the guards in the watchtower near the arena to unlock the last fight. If you die against the champion of champions, you need to reload the last save game to try again. The following are the locations of all 14 fights:

    1. Velen (Inn at the Crossroads)
    2. Velen (Lindenvale)
    3. Velen (Blackbough)
    4. Velen (Crow's Perch)
    5. Novigrad (Hierarch Square)
    6. Novigrad (Oxenfurt Gate)
    7. Novigrad (Novigrad Docks)
    8. Novigrad (Glory Gate)
    9. Skellige (Kaer Trolde Harbor)
    10. Skellige (Arinbjorn)
    11. Skellige (Harviken)
    12. Skellige (Urialla Harbor)
    13. Skellige (Hov)
    14. Skellige (Hov)

Easy "Brawler" trophy

To fight Olaf, you must first complete the other three fistfights on The Skellige Isles. The first one is in Kaer Trolde Harbor (town in the north of the main island), the second is in Arinbjorn (far west on the main island), and the third is in Harviken (small island in the south-east of the map). The fight against Olaf then takes place on Urialla Harbor (small island in the north of the map). Go to the arena to begin the fight. Then, dodge Olaf's attacks (Circle), and throw 2-3 heavy punches at him before you dodge again. You will get the "Brawler" trophy after finishing the dialogue after the fight.

Easy "Butcher Of Blaviken" and "Can't Touch This!" trophies

A great place to get the "Butcher Of Blaviken" and "Can't Touch This!" trophies are at the "Hanged Man's Tree" fast travel point in Velen (middle of the map, where you enter Velen for the very first time). Near the fast travel point is a pack of Level 1 wolves. Block their attacks until they are all in front of you, then use the Igni sign to kill them instantly. While holding [Block], they cannot hurt you. If there are only a few wolves left, you can take them out with some quick attacks. Make sure to create a saved game before attempting this. If you fail, you can simply reload your saved game and try again. You can also make the wolves respawn by fast traveling to another map (away from Velen) and traveling back.

Easy "Can't Touch This!" trophy

Find a group of underwater Nekkers, then use your crossbow to one-hit kill them.

After leveling high enough to inflict decent crossbow damage, go to the Devil's Pit in Velen. Run around and get at least five bandits from the camp to follow you, then return to the entrance. The enemies cannot get past the gate, and will line up at that boundary. Take out a crossbow, and auto attack them until all the bandits are killed. If something goes wrong, fast travel to another location, then return to respawn the bandits, and try again.

Easy "Environmentally Unfriendly" trophy

The environment can be used in several ways to kill enemies:

    Explosive Barrels: Ignite using the Igni sign or by attacking it. It will explode after a few seconds for a large amount of area of effect damage.
    Insects (Hornet Nest): Can be destroyed to unleash hornets on nearby enemies.
    Stack of Barrels: Topple over onto enemies using the Aard sign.
    Swamp Gas: Ignite using the Igni sign.

Easy "Even Odds" trophy

The first contract available is "The Devil By The Well" in White Orchard, but may be difficult to complete without using oils and signs. Instead, consider doing this on the griffin in White Orchard. It is an easier fight, and will count as a contract even though it is required by the main questline. Another option is the werewolf at Velen during the "Wild At Heart" side quest. Although the quest does not appear as a contract in the journal, it also counts towards the "Even Odds" trophy.

Easy "Fist Of The South Star" trophy

You can find a fistfight at the "Inn At The Crossroads" fast travel point on the "Velen" map. Go into the inn to find some men fighting in the corner, and talk to them to participate. When the fight starts, you must immediately hold [Block]. After blocking your opponent's strikes, use strong attacks (Triangle) to break his defense and knock him out.

Easy "Friends With Benefits" trophy

To unlock the subplot involving Keira Metz, you must first complete the "Hunting A Witch", "Wandering In The Dark", and "Magic Lamp!" main story quests. In those quests, you will go through a dungeon with Keira (unmissable). After completing this story questline, you will automatically receive the "An Invitation From Keira Metz" side quest. Visit Keira in her hut in the woods of Velen to start the optional subplot. It consists of the following small side-quests:

    1. An Inivtation From Keira Metz
    2. A Towerful Of Mice
    3. A Favor For A Friend
    4. For The Advancement Of Learning

Make sure to track the quests so you can see where to go next. Successfully complete these four quests to will receive the "Friends With Beneifts" trophy. Note: It is highly recommended to send Keira to Kaer Morhen at the end and not kill her, as it is required for the "Full Crew" trophy.

Easy "Full Crew" trophy

The "Full Crew" trophy is easily missable. There are seven allies that you must recruit to get the "Full Crew" trophy. After completing the main quests in Kaer Morhen (towards the end of the story), you will get "The Isle Of Mists" main mission and four new "Brothers In Arms" quests. That is when you are supposed to recruit people for your upcoming battle in Kaer Morhen. You must play a series of lengthy side quests and subplots to recruit everyone, which takes several hours. Keira Metz and Triss can be recruited before reaching this point in the game and are the easiest to miss. You must recruit the following Allies:

    1. Keira Metz: In Velen, send her to Kaer Morhen at the end of her subplot instead of killing her.

    2. Triss Merigold: In Novigrad, complete her subplot. It starts with the "A Matter Of Life And Death" side quest and ends with the "Now Or Never" side quest. During the "Now Or Never" side quest, you must choose that you want her to stay and that you love her during the dialogue at the harbor. She will then go to Kaer Morhen automatically after a cutscene.

    3. Roche: In Novigrad, complete the "An Eye For An Eye" side quest, then talk to Roche during the "Brothers In Arms: Novigrad" main story mission for him to go to Kaer Morhen.

    4. Ves: In Novigrad, complete the "An Eye For An Eye" side quest, then talk to Roche during the "Brothers In Arms: Novigrad" main story mission, and he will bring Ves with him to Kaer Morhen.

    5. Zoltan Chivay: In Novigrad, simply talk to him during the "Brothers In Arms: Novigrad" main story mission.

    6. Ermion: In Skellige, simply talk to him during the "Brothers In Arms: Skellige" main story mission.

    7. Hjalmar: In Skellige, complete the subplot about choosing Skellige's ruler for the "Kingmaker" trophy. Either Hjalmar or Cerys must become ruler of Skellige; it does not matter which one you help. Talk to them once they are ruler, and Hjalmar will come with you.

There are other characters you can talk to during the "Brothers In Arms" side quests. Also, some can be recruited from side quests, but they are optional and do not have an impact on this trophy. It does not matter if they die or whether you talk to them or not. You can simply skip them altogether. Cerys an Craite is only important if she becomes ruler of Skellige, as you then must talk to her.

These characters are not needed:

  • Emperor Emhyr Var Emreis (Royal Palace of Vizima)
  • Letho (Velen)
  • Sigismund Dijkstra (Novigrad)
  • Folan (Skellige, during "The Lord Of Undvik" side quest)
  • Vigi (Skellige, during "The Lord Of Undvik" side quest)
  • Crach an Craite (Skellige)
  • Cerys an Craite (Skellige; if she becomes ruler of Skellige, you need to talk to her, and she will send Hjalmar to Kaer Morhen)

The following things can go wrong or are missable:

  • You could end up killing Keira Metz if you make a wrong dialogue choice at the end of her subplot.
  • Triss Merigold will sail away and never return if you do not tell her to stay and that you love her at the end of her subplot.
  • If you choose the third dialogue choice during the "King's Gambit" side quest in the "Kingmaker" subplot, you will walk away and neither Hjalmar or Cerys will become ruler. Then, Hjalmar cannot be recruited any longer.
  • You could ignore the "Brothers In Arms" story quests entirely and go directly to the Isle Of Mists; thus, missing all possible allies.

Easy "Humpty Dumpty" trophy

A great place to kill 10 opponents by knocking them off somewhere high with the Aard sign is the Bandit Camp at the "Devil's Pit" fast travel point in Velen. There is a large Bandit Camp in this area. Lure some bandits to a ledge, preferably the one where you enter the camp. Block or counter their attacks to push them to the edge, then immediately use the Aard sign to knock them down the hill. Kill the enemies with two-handed weapons/axes with your sword, rather than the Aard sign. Their attacks cannot be countered and they do not usually fall off the ledge -- so they are only in your way. Once all enemies have been killed, fast travel to the Royal Palace on the "Vizima" map, then return to Devil's Pit. All the bandits will have respawned, and you can repeat the process. You should be able to get 4 to 6 kills each time. Note: You do not have to buy any skill upgrades to do this.

Easy "Kaer Morhen Trained" trophy

This works best against human city guards with swords. Archers also work well since they always carry a sword. Look for a single city guard, and counter 10 attacks in a row. You must press [Block] just before the enemy is about to hit you. Always press [Block] when the enemy has his sword vertically above his head (a fraction of a second after he starts swinging the sword and a fraction of a second before he hits you). Your timing must be precise, and it will probably take a few tries. A good place to do this is by the river, north of the "Woesong Bridge" fast travel point on the "White Orchard" map (first town you enter in the game). There is a friendly archer in this area. Attack him to start the fight. By doing this against a friendly guard, he will only knock you out and not kill you. So if you make a mistake, you will respawn right in front of the archer without any loading time and can keep trying.

Easy "Kingmaker" trophy

To complete the subplot about choosing Skellige's ruler, you must first complete "The King Is Dead - Long Live The King!" main story quest, which is the first main quest on The Skellige Isles. You will then automatically get two new side quests called "Possession" and "The Lord Of Undvik". You can mark them in the side quests tab in your inventory. The subplot about Skellige's ruler consists of the following four side quests: "Possession", "The Lord Of Undvik", "King's Gambit", and "Coronation". As soon as the "Possession" and "The Lord Of Undvik" side quests have been completed, you will automatically get the "King's Gambit" side quest. In this quest, you have to choose whether to go with Cerys or Hjalmar during a dialogue. This will decide who becomes the ruler, and is extremely important for the "Full Crew" trophy. If you do not help either of them, you will miss the "Full Crew" trophy. Thus, be sure to help either Cerys or Hjalmar; it does not matter which one you help.

Easy "Master Marksman" trophy

A kill may not always count as a head shot, even if you fire at the enemy point blank in the face. Humans, dwarfs, and elves count as valid targets. Killing drowners will not count. You can damage your target with other weapons, but the final blow that kills must be a headshot with a crossbow bolt. A successful headshot is indicated by the screen shaking at the moment of death, with yellow text on the left side confirming a critical hit was made. A good place to farm kills is at the Devil's Pit in Velen. Lure enemies to the gate. They will not move past the gate if you do not get too close. Then, begin shooting them in the head. To stop the enemy from moving around, use the Axii sign, then fire a free aim kill shot. After killing all the enemies, fast travel to another location, then return to respawn more enemies.

Easy "Necromancer" trophy

At the end of Chapter 2 on Roche's path, Dethmold will send you into a kingslayer's mind to act out some of his memories. Save the game before starting the process. There are six segments that must be completed. Since you must be successful on your first attempt, reload the saved game if you fail and get kicked out of the memory.

  • Kill the harpies without dying.
  • For the traps on the ground, precisely follow Serrit's footsteps and path. Walk, and do not run.
  • When sneaking through the camp, you cannot be seen. Follow the person on the left, and remain out of sight until you can move past him and the tents.
  • When walking ahead, nothing special needs to be done.
  • Kill the soldiers without dying to get the "Necromancer" trophy. There will be another fight that follows.

Easy "Overkill" trophy

To easily get the "Overkill" trophy, use Broadhead Bolts (bleeding), Devil's Puffball Bombs (poisoning), and Dancing Star Bombs (burning). The Broadhead Bolts are available at most blacksmiths and have a 100% bleeding chance (each shot will always make enemies bleed for 15 seconds). The Devil's Puffball creates a poison cloud; the enemy must be standing inside the cloud to receive poison damage. The Dancing Star Bomb inflicts burning damage and has a much higher chance of burning enemies than Igni (but it is possible with Igni). The two bomb formulae can be bought at the Herbalist's Hut in Novigrad. Once you have all these items, go to the Devil's Pit Bandit Camp in Velen. Make sure to set the difficulty to "Death March" or the enemies will die too quickly. Start by shooting the Broadhead Bolt, followed by the Devil's Puffball, and then the Dancing Star Bomb. Stay very close to enemies so they cannot run away from the poison cloud. The three effects must be active on one enemy at the same time. Repeat this with ten enemies to get the trophy. You can meditate to replenish your bombs. Fast travel to another map to make the bandits respawn. Note: You can also do this against most other human enemies, animals, and several monster types. Some enemies are resistant to some of the three required effects -- so it will not work on all enemies. It works best on bandits, bears, wolves, cyclopes, and anything else without armor.

Easy "Power Overwhelming" trophy

Places Of Power are glowing ritual stones hidden in the woods of the "White Orchard" map (where the game starts). They are marked with question marks on the map until you have discovered them. Activating a Place Of Power will earn you a skill point and give you a significant boost for one of your signs. Each Place Of Power corresponds to one of your signs (Axii, Yrden, Quen, Igni, and Aard). After activating the stone, an icon will appear at the top of the screen indicating the remaining time for that particular bonus effect. They stay activated for 30 minutes. You must have all five Places Of Power activated simultaneously to get the "Power Overwhelming" trophy. Search the White Orchard area to find the five different stones, then use your horse or fast travel to activate all of them before the previous ones expire. Note: There are two "Quen" Places Of Power at this location; make sure you do not use the "Quen" stone twice.

Easy "Shrieker" trophy

The Shrieker contract starts at the quest board in Crow's Perch ("Velen" map). Make sure you are tracking the quest to see where you must go. Talk to the man down by the village, and accept his offer. Ask the child behind the house about the Shriker, and go to the target area. Investigate the site to find some blood trails. Follow the blood, go into the cave, and throw a bomb at the Shrieker's nest to lure it out. Then, kill the Shirker outside the cave, and return to the man in the village to collect your reward and get the "Shrieker" trophy.

Easy "The Enemy Of My Enemy" trophy

For the Axii sign to turn an opponent against another, the Tier 2 Axii "Puppet" skill is required. The first level will temporarily turn a target into an ally and give them a 60% damage boost, which can be upgraded two more times to 60%. Find a group of enemies, and weaken all but the strongest one. Then, use Axii on that strong enemy.

Easy "Triple Threat" trophy

You can easily kill three opponents in one fight using three different methods at the "Hanged Man's Tree" fast travel point in Velen (middle of the map, where you enter Velen for the very first time). By the time you enter Velen, you will automatically have a crossbow in your inventory. Equip the crossbow and Igni sign. Then, kill some wolves near the fast travel point with the Igni sign, use your sword until only one is left, then kill the last one with your crossbow to get the "Triple Threat" trophy.

Easy "What Was That?" trophy

First, craft a bomb with alchemy. The necessary ingredients can be bought from herbalists (there is one in the middle of White Orchard). Put the bomb in your inventory, and look for an enemy. Make sure it is not a weak enemy, as you may one-hit kill it. Start with the counter attack, followed by a quick attack, throw the bomb, and cast the sign at the end to get the "What Was That?" trophy. Note: Do not forget to select the bomb in your weapon wheel before the fight.

Trophies

Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:

    The Limits of the Possible (Platinum): Collect all trophies.
    Passed the Trial (Bronze): Finish the game on any difficulty.
    Ran the Gauntlet (Silver): Finish the game on the "Blood and Broken Bones!" or "Death March!" difficulty levels.
    Walked the Path (Gold): Finish the game on the "Death March!" difficulty level.
    Dendrologist (Bronze): Acquire all the Abilities in one tree.
    The Enemy of My Enemy (Bronze): Use the Axii Sign to force one opponent to kill another. Do this 20 times.
    Humpty Dumpty (Bronze): Kill 10 opponents by knocking them off somewhere high with the Aard Sign.
    Environmentally Unfriendly (Bronze): Kill 50 opponents using the environment (e.g. swamp gas, insects or objects).
    Kaer Morhen Trained (Bronze): Perform 10 effective counterattacks in a row without getting hit or parrying.
    Can't Touch This! (Bronze): Kill 5 foes in a fight without taking damage (except for Toxicity) and without using the Quen Sign.
    That Is the Evilest Thing… (Bronze): Ignite the gas produced by a Dragon's Dream bomb using a burning opponent. Do this 10 times.
    Mutant (Bronze): Fill all mutagen slots.
    Butcher of Blaviken (Silver): Kill at least 5 opponents in under 10 seconds.
    Brawler (Silver): Defeat Olaf, the Skellige champion of unarmed combat.
    Overkill (Silver): Make an opponent suffer from bleeding, poisoning and burning simultaneously. Do this 10 times.
    Master Marksman (Bronze): Kill 50 human and nonhuman opponents by striking them in the head with a crossbow bolt.
    Even Odds (Silver): Kill 2 monsters you have a contract on without using Signs, potions, mutagens, oils or bombs.
    Globetrotter (Bronze): Discover 100 fast travel points.
    Pest Control (Silver): Destroy all monster nests in the Velen / Novigrad region, or in Skellige.
    Card Collector (Bronze): Acquire all gwent cards available in the base version of the game.
    Gwent Master (Bronze): Defeat Tybalt and win the gwent tournament held at the Passiflora.
    Let's Cook! (Bronze): Learn 12 potion formulae.
    Bombardier (Bronze): Collect the formulae for 6 different bomb types.
    Bookworm (Bronze): Read 30 books, journals or other documents.
    Armed and Dangerous (Silver): Find and equip all the elements of one set of witcher gear.
    Power Overwhelming (Bronze): Have all possible Place of Power bonuses active at the same time.
    Brawl Master (Bronze): Complete all fistfighting quests in Velen, Skellige and Novigrad.
    Fast and Furious (Bronze): Win all the horse races in the game.
    Munchkin (Gold): Reach character development level 35.
    Fire in the Hole (Bronze): Destroy 10 monster nests using bombs.
    Fist of the South Star (Bronze): Defeat an opponent in a fistfight without taking any damage.
    Geralt and Friends (Bronze): Win a round of gwent using only neutral cards.
    All In (Bronze): Play three hero cards in one round of gwent and win the match.

Additionally, there are 20 secret trophies:

    Lilac and Gooseberries (Bronze): Find Yennefer of Vengerberg.
    A Friend in Need (Bronze): Find and free Dandelion.
    Necromancer (Bronze): Help Yennefer extract information from Skjall's body.
    Family Counselor (Bronze): Find the baron's wife and daughter.
    Something More (Bronze): Find Ciri.
    Xenonaut (Bronze): Visit Tir ná Lia and convince Ge'els to betray Eredin.
    The King is Dead (Silver): Defeat Eredin.
    Geralt: The Professional (Bronze): Complete all witcher contracts.
    Kingmaker (Bronze): Complete the subplot about choosing Skellige's ruler.
    Assassin of Kings (Bronze): Take part in the assassination of King Radovid.
    Friends With Benefits (Bronze): Complete the subplot involving Keira Metz.
    Full Crew (Bronze): Bring all possible allies to Kaer Morhen for the battle against the Hunt.
    Triple Threat (Bronze): Kill 3 opponents in one fight using 3 different methods (swords, bombs, crossbow, Signs, etc.).
    What Was That? (Bronze): Attack, counter, cast a Sign and throw a bomb (in any order) in under 4 seconds.
    Shrieker (Bronze): Complete the contract on the shrieker.
    Fearless Vampire Slayer (Bronze): Complete the contract on Sarasti.
    Woodland Spirit (Bronze): Complete the contract on the Woodland Spirit.
    Fiend or Foe? (Bronze): Complete the contract on Morvudd.
    Ashes to Ashes (Bronze): Complete the contract on Therazane.
    The Doppler Effect (Bronze): Resolve the doppler problem in Novigrad.
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