The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: first steps, tips and tricks, to become a legendary witch like Geralt of Rivia

Geralt of Rivia is a formidable warlock in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, in the Netflix series and in the books. He has trained and studied for decades to be effective at his job: killing monsters. But… you don’t have that much time. Consequently, below I will tell you some tips and tricks so that you arrive with a little wisdom on your adventure.

First Steps in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

You should know that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt It has a complete tutorial. You can disable and/or skip most of them through dialogs, but I recommend you don’t. The next gen version has a couple of new tutorials that you might want to check out. This publication serves as a supplement to Vesemir’s teachings.

Steel sword and silver sword, choose well

If you want a more immersive experience in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, visit the settings before you start and disable the automatic sword draw. It happens that each sword, steel and silver, serves a purpose: kill humans Y monsters respectively.

It doesn’t take much to tell them apart and automatic unsheathing takes away a learning process that culminates in a few very satisfying seconds: draw the right sword for each situation. Look at the shape of the forends and grips to tell them apart.

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Identifying the enemy and correctly choosing the weapon is something very immersive and that is a pleasure when done well… but it implies making mistakes a few times at the beginning and/or when changing swords.

Potions, oils, bombs and consumables… Use them!

The object creation is one of the most important parts of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Collect plants and other raw materials whenever you can to craft items that help you during combat and in other extreme situations.

  • potions: they are used for everything and there is an exaggeratedly high number. You can increase your defenses, deal more damage, get a temporary ability, reduce toxicity, and heal yourself.
  • oils: They are applied to swords and are used to add effects or altered states (poison, for example) and do more damage to a certain type of enemy. There are enemies that have a special weakness to a specific oil.
  • bombs– These throwables are especially useful for controlling and inflicting statuses on multiple enemies. I highly recommend the Vampire Bombs. You’ll understand.
  • consumables: It is always a good idea to carry food and drinks in your inventory. They serve to recover life. The duration depends on the edible. Combine them with abilities and mutagens to increase their effects.
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Signals: fast launch, what are they and what do they do

The signs It is the magic that witches perform. It is a form of “lesser magic”, so to speak. Geralt de Rivia has a total of 5, all unlocked from the start of the game. As you progress, you can upgrade and prolong its effects with skill points and mutagens.

  • aard: wave that can throw, hit or stun the enemy. Very useful against groups of enemies and to stop the attack of a medium monster. I do not recommend using it to stop charges from powerful enemies. It can be used against cracked walls, obstacles…
  • igni: fiery discharge in the shape of a cone that damages and causes burning effect to enemies. Like Aard, it momentarily stuns enemies, making them vulnerable while burning. It can also be used against explosives.
  • Yrden: Circular magic trap that creates vulnerability and slows down certain enemies within its area of ​​effect. This is a very useful signal, but situational and limited. Identify the enemies that are weak to it and stay inside the trap.
  • What in: protective shield that absorbs damage received. One of the best signs, if not the best. Use it from the beginning of your adventure for the most complicated confrontations. As you improve it, its effects will be more devastating for enemies that dare to hit you.
  • axis: Manipulates the opponent’s mind and temporarily stuns them. Mostly, you will use it during dialogues, but it can also paralyze enemies during combat. If you want my advice, use Aard or Igni to slow down. It is extremely situational, but very useful.
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Enemies have too weaknesses to certain signals. Like potions, oils, and more, signs have a practical utility. The more you know about these utilities, the better you will master the fights.

Bestiary and preparations

Warlocks are famous for their effectiveness. His mastery of swords is amazing, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. The true power of a sorcerer lies in his knowledge and the preparation. The bestiary is an inexhaustible source of information about your enemies, it contains:

  • Descriptions of origins and biological.
  • Behaviors and trends.
  • Strengths and weaknesses.
  • Signals, oils, bombs and potions to which they are weak.
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The difference between a good and a bad sorcerer is in their ability to identify enemies. Just as you must know which sword to draw, you must also remember the enemy’s weaknesses what you have in front of you You can complete the game on the easier modes without paying attention to these details, but you won’t on the higher difficulties.

Take your time learning about your enemy, spend time on alchemy, and sharpen your blades. At the very least, you’ll save yourself combat time. Think that the time you spend preparing is time you don’t spend dying. When making very elaborate preparations, remember to make a manual save to reappear after dying with everything done.

Finally, learn to choose your battles. The world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is very large and you will not always be ready to face the challenges. Knowing how to prepare and choose your battles is essential in this game.

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The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: first steps, tips and tricks, to become a legendary witch like Geralt of Rivia