The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a roleplaying game where you play a witcher called Geralt of Rivia, set in a world created by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

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How do I fight multiple enemies effectively?

Fighting one tough opponent is no problem. Dodge, attack, dodge, etc. The "automatic aiming" ensures I will always hit when in range. But how are you supposed to fight multiple opponents, surrounding ...
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Can you not spend any talent points in hard mode?

My brother and I recently beat our copies of The Witcher 2, and, being the masochists we are, both decided to up the difficulty and play the other story branch. He finished before me, and experienced ...
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Who is Mathias Tumm and why is he rewarding me?

In Act I, a man named Mathias Tumm appears in the yard in front of Bernard Loredo's residence, next to the stall containing armor and weapons racks, and a large chest. I believe he first appears ...
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House in the swamp in chapter 1, where is the key?

If you cross the river using the broken bridge you get to a swamp with one single house. There are some bandits waiting before the house. The door is locked, if you open it you get the message "key ...
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Graphics Card for The Witcher 2 [closed]

would a PNY - GeForce GT 440 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express Graphics Card be a suitable card for The Witcher 2? (Its replacing my current Radeon HD 5450 1g) I havent bought anything yet, can anyone recommend ...
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Very low performance in the Witcher 2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How firm are The Witcher 2's minimum required specs? I went out and bought The Witcher 2 yesterday. But unfortunately it seems not matter how low I put the graphics ...
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How do I use riposte and counter-attack?

One of the first talents in the swordsmanship tree is Riposte: Unlocks the ability to counter an opponent's blows. I invested a point into it in my first playthrough, but I never really got it ...
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How to assign more than one Sign and switch them quickly?

Just started playing the Witcher 2 recently and found that the sword alone is far from being enough in battle.. Signs must be used, usually more than one - so far I've been able to assign only one, ...
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Where are Harpy's Nests located?

I found three nests inside the lair, and three while going down/up to quarry. However, I am missing one more. Where can the last one be found?
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Failing the quest “Of Flickering Hearts”

I am attempting to do the "Of Flickering Hearts" quest. En route, I am also doing the search for Tress. After passing the red bandana to Phillipa, a mob of peasants wish to lynch the prince. Somehow, ...
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How do I get to the Catacomb in Chapter 2?

I am trying to complete the quest "Of Flickering Hearts" and the "Symbol of Death". However, the map marks the location north of the Vergen, and the only route I have found there takes me through the ...
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How can I re-spec my abilities in The Witcher 2?

I've begrudged some of the choices I've made in regards to ability choices while progressing through the Witcher 2, and now that I've reached Act 3, I've heard rumors that some sort of "secret quest" ...
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What are the consequences of accepting unknown substances from strange men?

In Chapter 1 of The Witcher 2, I encountered two people dressed in merchant clothing who asked me to test a potion for them, with promises of great rewards to come in a year or two at Vizima. They ...
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Can I win without using Anabolic Steroids?

Apparently, Arm Wrestling in The Witcher 2 is serious business. The final "boss" in the arm wrestling chain, if you will, is a circus performer named The Mighty Numa. Skalen Burdon says he cheats, and ...
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How many times must I beat the mysterious monk in the inn at Dice Poker to get his relic?

In Flotsam's inn in Chapter 1, there's a monk in the basement of the inn who claims he has a mysterious relic that he can't use, and that only those blessed of good luck may have it. As a result, we ...
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What's up with the two Elves outside Phillipa's House?

Okay, Phillipa, I realize that the last time I sent Geralt barging into your house, he interrupted some casual S&M between you and your apprentice, and the time before that, I interrupted a ...
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Which women have “romance” options in The Witcher 2?

I'm remembering that in the first game there were quite a few women that Geralt could pursue. So far I've only found Triss as a romantic prospect in the second game. Are there any others?
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How do I use Harpy Traps?

I'm trying to complete The Harpy Contract outside of Vergen, and while I've slain enough harpies that the quest has updated to "use harpy traps! 0/7 nests", I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing ...
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How do I kill Vincon Traut and the other conspirators?

When I approach Vincon Traut in Chapter 2 in an attempt to obtain his enchanted armor, he warns me that it was a mistake to go there by myself. Spot on, Vincon -- I thought I was fairly comfortable ...
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Who's writing my journal?

I was looking through some old journal entries today when it clicked with me that Geralt can't be the one writing down these journal entries, since it discusses Geralt in the third-person. Furthermore,...
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Is there an easy way to identify what's lootable and what isn't? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Key to highlight items in the Witcher 2? One of my main frustrations in Witcher 2 so far is that whenever I run into a room filled with loot, I'm forced to spend minutes ...
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Monster taxonomy in the Witcher 2 (for blade oil usage)

There are several different blade oils available that cause more damage to certain classes of monsters, e.g. spectre oil, arachnid oil, necrophage oil and insectoid oil. Most of the monster ...
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Why should I use the silver sword in the Witcher 2?

Some common swords do more damage than the silver sword. I'm level 7 now and don't see why that silver sword is special? Why do I need two swords, when I could just use one of them all the time?
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How does Potion Toxicity work in The Witcher 2?

I know that every potion in The Witcher 2 has a "toxicity", but both the manual and the game provide less than adequate explanations of what toxicity is, and how it works. For instance, much of the ...
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Scarce / non-renewable items

I'm trying not to be too vague here, as I suspect a complete answer would require a massive Wiki/DB, but which items are "renewable" vs "scarce" ? Obviously "boss" parts like Queen Endraga Pheremones ...
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Increasing maximum Vigor?

I see lots of stats, abilities, and equipment revolving around faster recovery of Vigor, but no mention of increasing the maximum. Are you limited to two points for the whole game? If not, does it ...
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Where is the Contract Board in Vergen?

I found the Contract Board in Flotsam easily enough -- it's right next to the Inn. But now that I've reached Vergen, I've been looking for a new contract board, and haven't yet had much luck. Does ...
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Can you profit from crafting / alchemy?

Is there any money to be made from purchasing (or hoarding) low-end components like timber or twine, crafting them into better items, then selling? Or is crafting just an inherently lossy/expensive ...
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Who do I have to play to beat everyone in Dice in Flotsam?

I'm trying to get the she-troll head but the guy that has it won't play dice with me because I'm not good enough. I've already defeated the people at the inn. I also know that the the dwarf book ...
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The Smell of Incense - where's the quest giver?

I am looking for the quest giver for the Smell of Incense. I have been wandering about Flotsam and yet to meet the quest giver. How do I start the quest?
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Is food useful?

You can purchase various items categorized as food in the inns. Is there any use for this food? Does it restore vitality or vigor?
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Who or what is the northwest shop in Flotsam?

Following the shop icons on the map, I found: the dwarven Blacksmith the bookseller across the street from him (Einar Gausler) a stall selling alchemy components nearby Sendler in Lobinden village ...
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How do I get to the place of power that Cecil Burdon mentioned?

I've been playing this game for a few hours now and I got to the point where I need to find a place of power. Cecil Burdon mentioned a place in a forest where a witch used to live. I got to the place ...
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Where do I find Odrin?

In Chapter 2 of The Witcher 2, I've been tasked with finding a drunk man named Odrin by a few other drunk people. Normally this wouldn't be very high on my priority list, only, well... They won't ...
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Where Do I Turn in Queen Endregas Quest?

I've killed the cocoons and Queen Endregas but the quest doesn't have a check-box in my journal. Does this quest turn in somewhere, if so where?
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Can you help the woman with two children escape from the jail?

While escaping from the jail after Geralt remembers his death, I ran across a cell with a woman who begged for me help her escape because she has two children. After I picked the lock, she sat down. ...
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Where is the Mysterious Trader from The Witcher 2 DLC 1?

Where is the Mysterious Trader from The Witcher 2 DLC 1? More specifically, the one from Act 3.
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How can I register The Witcher 2 and get the Troll Trouble DLC?

I just started up the game launcher and saw that the "Troll Trouble" DLC is free if you register the game. If I try to register through the launcher menu, I get this error: Connection error. Try ...
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Witcher 2 Gargoyles: How to get in the last district?

The question is all in the title. I'm talking about the district on the left of gate when you arrive.
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How do I find Queen Endregas?

I'm having problems with luring out the Queen Endregas to complete the Endrega Contract mission. I understand from reading up on the lore that Endrega queens only appear when I find their cocoons and ...
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I lost all my stuff after a night of hard drinking… Can I get it back?

There I am, woken up by the townsfolk after a night I cannot remember completely. I lost all my stuff now, Triss is waiting for me at the Kayran's lair, and I have no armor and no blade. Should I ...
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After I beat the Kayran, what can I do with its corpse?

After a long struggle, I managed to beat the Kayran. Great! Now I have a neat Kayran Trophy, a Kayran Hide, and other Kayran bits to round out my loot. I know the Kayren Hide can be crafted into ...
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What determines the success of Axii / Persuasion / Intimidate?

Sometimes in dialog of The Witcher 2, Geralt gets the option to try to alter the course of the conversation with persuasion, intimidate, or the axii sign. In practice, I've had intimidation fail to ...
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How does Quen work?

I know how to activate Quen, and I am aware that it absorbs damage during the time it is active (about 40 seconds). Now, the manual says: .. the Quen absorbs all damage directed at you, and the ...
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What are lures for?

I notice a category of items in the inventory called "Lures". What are they for? I guess they're for attracting monsters. If so, what lures would attract what type of creatures?
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How do you start the Troll Contract?

The guide for Witcher 2 which comes with the premium/collector's edition says you can get the troll contract off the notice-board, but I never got any. Do I have to read the notice to get the quest? (...
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How can I farm orens?

Is there any way to "farm" for orens in The Witcher 2?
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So I was out drinking last night…how do I remove a tattoo?

Geralt got into a bit of fun with the Blue Stripes last night. After getting rip-roaringly drunk, the Witcher thought it might be good to see if it was possible to float across the river on the bums ...
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How do I find books about a particular monster?

I have a couple of side quests to kill monsters of a particular type, and they say I should read up on them. I can double-click the quest in my journal, and the tracking symbol appears, but it doesn't ...
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How do I get to the laboratory for Scent of Incense?

I'm working on the Scent of Incense quest in Flotsam (Chapter 1). I got the real recipe and talked with the scholar. I refused to be blindfolded, so he marked the location of his laboratory on my map. ...