Questions tagged [the-witcher-3]

The Witcher 3 is the third game in the Witcher series based loosely on the books written by Andrzej Sapkowski.

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Which merchants pay best?

I noticed at some point that different merchants don't all pay the same for what you're selling. Depending on the category, or even the specific item, some merchants simply pay significantly more. ...
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Can I steal anything without repercussions?

When I arrived in the first village, the tutorial popups warned me that I should be careful not to do anything that would draw the attention of the guards. I ignored this advice and went right to ...
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Where can I find Anna, the Baron's wife?

I'm stuck during the second part of the quest "Family Matters". I've found the Baron's daughter, but I can't find any more leads to find his wife. The quest descriptions isn't really helpful in this ...
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How do I combat enemies in the water?

Is there any way to kill swimming enemies in the water? I can't seem to find any way to deal with them while I'm swimming in the open water. The only thing I can think of doing is coaxing them near ...
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How does the armor value work?

I have 114 armor right now, but I don't really know what that actually means. By how much does this reduce the damage I take? Is the armor value substracted from incoming damage, or is it some kind of ...
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Do we have quests in Witcher 3 with a time limit?

Sometimes a new quest starts with "I have to do that NOW" or "...immediately" or "...as soon as possible". Are there any quests in Witcher 3 with a time limit? Can I solve some quests only if I start ...
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How do you harvest honey in Witcher the Wild Hunt?

I've noticed small hives of bees but whenever I try to approach to harvest the honey Geralt starts getting attacked by the bees. I tried casting Quen and then harvesting but nothing came of it. Does ...
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Do I need to play previous Witchers before Witcher3

I'm thinking about buying The Witcher 3 and I know it's heavily based on a story/narrative. For the story/narrative to make sense, do I need to play the previous 2 Witcher games - or are the stories ...
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Which blade oil should I use against the Wild Hunt?

The blade oils provide quite a substantial advantage, especially once you can upgrade to the superior versions that do 50% additional damage. But you have to know which oil to use against each foe. I ...
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What is the default world state in Witcher 3, regarding decisions from Witcher 2?

At the start of The Witcher 3 - The Wild Hunt you can either import a savegame (PC only) select the decisions you made in Witcher 2 (Simulate Witcher 2 Decisions) skip the whole import of decisions ...
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Why does Geralt hate Portals?

Throughout The Witcher 3, any time Yennefer or any of the other sorceresses want to use a portal to teleport to another destination, Geralt will complain and try to take a different route to get to ...
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Is riding Roach actually faster than running?

Sometimes I ride Roach to cross an area where I have easily done so on foot, but Roach has trouble doing it. I haven't seen much difference between running and riding Roach. Is Roach actually faster?
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To whom should I return my trophies

In Witcher 3, the trophies description says that it can be returned for a reward but I am not sure who to return those trophies to.
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How do I have a threesome with Yen and Triss?

I've seen the actual scene in which this occurs, but I am not sure how to get it to happen in my game. I've played through twice and I've either gone with full Yen or full Triss. Is there a point in ...
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Should I loot every house in Witcher 3?

I've been playing Witcher 3 for a little while now, and I find myself exploring every house in new cities that I discover. I keep thinking that this is a waste of time because I only seem to find ...
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How can I kill the Werewolf?

In the quest "Wild at Heart", the main enemy is a werewolf. This fight turned out to be surprisingly difficult, even though I'm at the appropriate level for the quest. The main problem is that the ...
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What are the little red arrows on the minimap?

I'm actually at the cemetery at White Orchard. There is a white question mark and some little red arrows. What are this little red arrows? Do they point to something dangerous?
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Where can I find a journeyman blacksmith?

I found some schematics for Witcher gear that I'd like to craft. But I can't find a journeyman blacksmith in Velen, and the lower level blacksmiths can't craft the gear. Where are the journeyman ...
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What counts as strong alcohol for potion refilling?

Strong alcohol is needed to refill potions, but the game doesn't really explain which items specifically count as strong alcohol. There are various alcoholic items in the game, and I'm not sure which ...
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How do I fight Alghouls effectively?

I'm doing a contract at the moment, but I ran into trouble defeating two level 5 Alghouls that roam the area I have to examine. I'm at the same level myself, but the Alghouls are quite a bit harder ...
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Defend Kaer Morhen - Choice outcome?

In Kaer Morhen I have to choose if I want potions or traps be made in the laboratory and if the wall or the forge should be repaired. My questions here: What will I get if take the potions? What ...
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What does this 'Bottomless Carafe' do?

During my travels in The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone expansion pack, I came into possession this little item called the 'Bottomless Carafe'. It's description reads: "Provides an endless supply of ...
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Is there any meaning to the passing days?

I love to roam the open world of Witcher, and can't help noticing lots of game time is passing away while doing so. Day and night, over and over. So far I did not notice any possible influence it ...
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How do you repair items?

I didn't realize that this game has durability (but of course it has durability), so I was mid-battle with a bear when it popped up the helpful tooltip that my sword was in bad shape and I should ...
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Where is “Devil's Leap” in The Witcher 3?

After I stumbled upon a refugee camp and liberated it from filthy deserters I found this poster. It mentions Devil's Leap but I cant find anything about it. Here is a screenshot :
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Why does Dijkstra hate Geralt?

In The Witcher 3 you meet an influential spy called Sigi Reuven. Having not played previous games at all, and noticing their mutual hatred for one another, what exactly has Geralt done to Dijkstra in ...
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How to get into this castle?

So i stumbled uppon this castle that has some sort of treasure in it. I went all the way around and cant find a way to get in. Here are some screenshots detailing the location and look
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Do enemies and objects respawn?

Although I've played the game for some time now, I still couldn't find out whether certain objects and NPCs respawn or not. I'm particularly interested in: Enemies Herbs Lootable objects. While ...
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How can I reset my Ability Points?

I'm also curious about being able to reset my points, should I wish to change my ability configuration later. So far (10h-ish) I've only seen one way, which is a potion sold by Kiera Metz for 1000g. ...
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Where is Ciri's loot?

When I play as Ciri, I can loot various things: herbs, chests, and more. For example: However, Ciri doesn't have inventory of her own, and I wasn't able to find the things she loot in Geralt's ...
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Can Dandelion defeat you?

In the sidequest 'The cabaret', Dandelion wants to fight you with fake swords so he can seduce a woman (to get money from her father). During the fight, you can 1-2 shot Dandelion, but after you ...
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How important is Gwent for the game?

I am not such a fan on Gwent. Do I really need to play it to get further in the game? Is it just a nice way to make money or is it required at some point to be good at it?
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Increase boat speed in Witcher 3

Is there any way (using console or otherwise) to increase the speed of the boats in the game it's just too slow for me (a lot of stuff in Skellige is accessible by boat only) .
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Using boats for traveling — Is there any advantage?

I mostly travel by fast traveling or by riding Roach, but I don't use boats because I don't find it interesting using boat for traveling. If I am not using boats, do I miss something or are there any ...
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Are glyphs kept or destroyed when upgrading witcher gear?

I've pretty much ignored glyphs so far, but I've found a greater glyph just now reasonably early in the game and I'm tempted to try it out. But I don't want to waste it entirely when I upgrade my gear ...
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What is that red hammer icon?

I noticed a red hammer icon when viewing armor or weapons in the inventory. Can anyone explain what it means? What's the meaning of the number next to it? The following screenshot shows the red ...
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Who are the original inhabitants of the world of the Witcher 3?

The wiki regarding the Conjunction of the Spheres reads The Conjunction of the Spheres is a cataclysm which occurred 1,500 years before the events in the novels, trapping many "unnatural" creatures ...
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The Witcher 3 Heart of Stone Auction

In the Witcher 3 Addon Heart of Stone you can buy different items in an auction. I remember the Is there any point in buying any of the items? Will some of them have an outcome?
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High Stake Gwent Tournament, Cards?

Just won the high stake Gwent tournament in Novigrad and completed the quest. After each match I received a message that I won a new card, but there was nothing on my deck. I thought that the cards ...
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How can I kill Jenny o' the Woods?

I just thought that maybe the game is getting a bit easy when I dispatched the Shriker from an earlier contract without any difficulty, but then this contract quickly shows that it's still pretty hard ...
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Where can I find an Erynia Eye?

I need one of these for my enhanced Hybrid Oil, it's the only missing ingredient. But I have no idea where to even start looking for one. Where can I find an Erynia to harvest for ingredients?
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Witcher 3 crashes constantly

So The Witcher 3 has been crashing constantly ever since I started playing it and I'm having a hard time diagnosing it. I've still played it a fair bit but now I'm at my wits end (playing 10 minutes ...
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How to determine the right sword?

I am fighting enemies and using my Steel Sword for human enemies, as per the games instructions, but I've just run into a group of Ghouls and I'm unsure which sword I should be using. The game tells ...
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Is it possible to take screenshots in-game?

I've found many scenes in The Witcher 3 to be very pretty and I'd like to record them by taking a screenshot. Is it possible to take a screenshot actually in-game? If it is, how is it done? I am ...
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Are there Places of Power that are missable?

I was under the assumption that the Places of Power were not missable, as they are mostly tied to simply finding them in the world. Some required you to be at a certain part of the story quest to be ...
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How do I get the Swallow potion in Witcher 3?

I am attempting to complete the "On Death's Bed" quest, and need to create the Swallow potion. However, I don't have that potion receipe listed in my Alchemy screen. I only have two formulas - Tawnty ...
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How to refill my stock of Samum Bombs?

I'm sure I have the recipe for the Samum Bomb (to destroy monster nests). But after using two of my own crafted bombs, I see 0/2 in my inventory. If I try to recreate such bombs with the matching ...
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Why is Kaer Morhen in such a bad shape?

I did not play Witcher 1+2 and didn't read any of the books, so my reference pool is Witcher 3 only. When I came to Kaer Morhen I was quite surprised to see that it is in such a bad shape. Most of ...
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Should I buy crafting diagrams from merchants?

When I get to a new town, I always check the merchants' merchandise, and often they have crafting diagrams for armor and weapons that I can't use yet because I'm too low level. I'm wondering, should ...
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Is there any benefit to importing a save, rather than simulating one?

I know that The Witcher 3 allows me to 'simulate' a Witcher 2 save by allowing me to make various key decisions about what happened in the previous game. However, I do have some Witcher 2 save files ...