I'm playing a sign-oriented witcher this time and I just unlocked the heliotrope sign. But I haven't seen it in action yet as I'm not building up enough adrenaline to actually activate the sign. I didn't have this problem with a Swordmanship witcher, just hitting enemies was enough to charge up the sign.
For the heliotrope sign it seems to me that only magical damage increases the adrenaline bar, not damage caused by my sword. Even when I fire a few Ignis in row I don't get the bar completely charged.
How does the adrenaline generation for the heliotrope sign work exactly, is it only gained by sign damage or are there other factore? What are effective ways of increasing my chance to fill the adrenaline bar and activate the sign?