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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Will Group Finisher Adrenaline Rush impede my other one?

When playing The Witcher 2 it is possible to obtain more than one Adrenaline Rush skill. As Witcher Wiki says, they are all activated simultaneously. I'm interested in getting the following ones: ...
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Setting choices without playing the previous games

I've played the first The Witcher some time ago now and I remember it already felt dated when I played it. I never finished it but I did make almost to the end and I eventualoly watched a long play to ...
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Witcher 2 how to drop a bomb [duplicate]

Regarding trying to destroy the Nikker's nest in Witcher 2: I'm trying to fire either drop the bomb I've already made bombs I can't figure out how to release it of trying on keyboard and with the ...
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The witcher 2, how does adrenaline works?

I'm just wondering, what adrenaline is in The Witcher 2, and how am I supposed to use it? I can't see any adrenaline bar or something like that, so I'm a bit confused...
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What is the benefit to monster knowledge?

If you go into the Character menu and look under Attributes, then Knowledge, there's entries for all the different monsters you've learned about. I know you can learn these entries via Books (level ...
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With Flickering Heart Quest - Is the Succubus guilty?

While investigating the murders of several young men Geralt follows the trail to a succubus. Using Dandelion as a lure he finally finds her lair. The succubus though denies any involvement in the ...
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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 are Witcher 2 save game files located?

Witcher 2 doesn't delete auto-saves, so I have a bunch of them that are taking up too much space on my hard drive, and I want to delete them in bulk through Windows Explorer rather than the clunky ...
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Witcher 2 bomb bugs

None of my bombs seem to be doing any damage. And neither is Geralt getting damaged by any traps in the forest! Is this a bug? I saw that having more than 1 bomb in your inventory cures this ...
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How firm are The Witcher 2's minimum required specs?

According to TotalPCGaming.com, Steam, and the official site, The Witcher 2 requires at least a Radeon HD 3850. How firm is this requirement? Has anyone managed to play with a lesser card? (Bonus ...
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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 much related story is there between parts of The Witcher series? [duplicate]

I'm new to the Witcher series and wonder if I should spend time going through all of them. I read that the story is somehow related and there's even ability to import saves from previous parts into ...
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How does arm wrestling work?

"Keep the indicator in the yellow field. If the yellow field reaches the left end of the bar, you lose. If it reaches the right end, you win." That's all the description it gives, without a single ...
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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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Unable to import save file in Witcher 2 and 3

I am having a problem with importing the save files from the Witcher games. I purchased both games from GOG, but I am not able to play my save files. I get the option of importing my save file but ...
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How to quickly switch between signs in the Witcher 2?

I am playing the Witcher 2 using a XBox360 controller and I find the way the switch between signs to be very clunky. I have to press LR and then navigate to the sign, and ever so often it seems to ...
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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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How can I tell whether the meteors are doing any damage to the messenger in Act 3?

This is the messenger you have to steal notes from in Act 3. After a few attacks, I figured out the idea behind it all. The messenger summons meteorites and teleports away if you get too close. So I ...
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How do I use mutagens?

I've collected a nice selection of mutagens so far, but I have no idea on how to actually use them. They are supposed to be able to improve my character somehow. How exactly do I apply those ...
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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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Where is the kingslayer's hideout?

I'm supposed to go to the kingslayer's hideout now, as part of the Assasins of Kings quest, but I just can't find it. The quest marker points to a cave system near the army camp, but the hideout is ...
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witcher 2 - interface questions

I'm having some problems with witcher 2 interface (and can't actually find any relevant posts about it). I'm looking for 2 things: Where do you see sign base effects and stats? For example I can ...
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Is it fine to remove all the language files for localizations I don't need in The Witcher 2?

Is it alright to remove CookedPC/*.w2{strings,speech}, CookedPC/user_speech/* and so on for localizations I don't need? From what I saw this could save me nearly 5 GiB and would therefore offset the ...
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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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Crafting Glitch?

So I went to try and craft myself a weapon called a Jagged Blade. I had all the proper materials, and I got Cedric to craft it for me. Or I thought I did. After getting the "crafting completed" heads ...
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Does a keymap of the witcher 2 combat rebalance exist?

I just installed the Combat Rebalance Mod (1.2) for my wife as she's playing through Witcher 2 and she asked me where she could look for what key is mapped to what action (by default on PC you cannot ...
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Always aggressive guards in flotsam - witcher 2

So I'm not sure if I have encountered a bug or if I am just doing something wrong.. I broke up the hanging and rescued Dandelion in flotsam by using my hex and beating the two guards in a fist fight. ...
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How do I defeat the Kayran in the first chapter of the Witcher 2?

In the first chapter you are supposed to slay the Kayran, this enormous beast: I'm having a hard time with it. I drank the Mongoose potion for poison resistance and I have the Kayran trap, but it ...
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Character stuck in the bridge

I tried that section where there's a dragon chasing you in the bridge a lot of times but I can't move. I am pressing s but the character is not moving. Is it a bug?
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Witcher 2 Encumbrance Bug

I beat The Witcher 2 for the first time last week, and I'm looking to play through the game a second time taking Roche's path (whom I avoided the first time 'round). I made my way through the ...
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Where to put The Witcher 1 saves on Mac so that they can be imported to The Witcher 2?

I have finished The Witcher 1 on PC a few years back and still have my final save I would like to import to the sequel. Now I'm playing The Witcher 2 on Mac, version downloaded from GOG. Where ...
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What are the best things to craft in The Witcher 2?

I've stored up a ton of crafting items and I have bought all of the diagrams. What is worth making? What is the best craftable in each category? Weapon Armor Sale value
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Skipping The Kayran fight

I tried so many times now, but most of the time the tentacles hit the Yrden spot but don't freeze. I managed to cut of 2 tentacles, but then I die. I used three potions. Is there a way to skip the ...
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How do I acquire the Combat Acumen ability?

I'm wanting to complete this Steam achievement on The Witcher 2. How do I acquire the Combat Acumen ability?
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Does having a Steel or Silver sword drawn affect sign damage?

Is IGNI damage on The Witcher 2 A.O.K.E.E affected if you equip a Steel Sword or a silver sword in terms that you attack monsters or humanoids, or should you just draw the weapon that has the most ...
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What quest ends Chapter 1 in The Witcher 2?

I want to get the most out of each chapter, so I don't want to inadvertently move on to Chapter 2 before finishing all the Chapter 1 side quests. Which quest should I do last in Chapter 1 (i.e. which ...
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Does The Witcher 2 record your play time for save files individually?

Does The Witcher 2 record your play time for each save game separately? I have it on Steam.
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What do enemies mean when they shout 'plough the lily'?

In the prologue I hear a good many enemy soldiers shout this refrain as they charge at me. I presume when they say 'plough' they don't mean it in the agrarian sense, but I think I'm missing some ...
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How do armor enhancements work?

I've found some shiny new armor enhancement: Now, when I try and drag this onto my armor, I'm getting the message "Action not allowed on this item". Am I doing it wrong, or can I only enhance ...
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Where is Vernon Roche in For Tameria?

In the quest, For Tameria!, where is Vernon Roche when I have to decide between him and Triss? The quest tracker on the map seems useless as I don't see him anywhere in the market square! How do I ...
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Why am I getting such low FPS in the Witcher 2?

I bought Witcher 2 during the Steam sales, and I don't know why I get so low FPS... My specs are : MSI GE70 Intel i7 4700MQ 2.4GHz GTX 765M 2Go 8Gb RAM HDD 7200 RPM Low or High presets doesn't ...
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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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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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Installing pre ordered game from Steam as soon as possible

I have pre ordered The Witcher 2 some while ago with my Steam client. So far so good. The game should be released to public on May 17th 2011 - great. Now for the questions: Can I somehow ...
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What's the fastest way to get a new silver sword?

I've just begun the first chapter of the game, but I find myself... lacking. I stabbed something big and mean with my Silver Sword as part of the Prologue, and now I'm stuck in a catch-22. As a ...
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What does the grey arrow on the minimap mean?

What does the grey arrow on the right side mean? Is it somehow related to that sun inside of circle thing?
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Where did Malena run off to?

Outside Floatsam, I ran into an elf woman being harassed by the guards as a spy. Being the amicable monster-slaying gentleman that I am, I volunteered to check her alibi in the nearby cave. Six game ...
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How do I enter Meditation Mode?

The game is telling me that in order to drink potions, I must enter Meditation Mode, but it doesn't give me any clue how to enter Meditation Mode in the first place. How do I do that?
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What do the symbols on the top of The Witcher 2's screen mean?

Ok, so I get that these are active effects that you are currently under, and the timer is straightforward and what not, but the symbol itself is nigh meaningless, and I don't know what effects I'm ...
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Where is Cedric during the quest “Where is Triss Merigold” in The Witcher 2?

During the quest "Where is Triss Merigold" Geralt is tracking the elf Cedric by the blood trail he leaves. I've done that, using my medallion to highlight the blood, but ended up at a dead end, some ...