A complete guide for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is finally available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and we have a complete guide that will make your trip through the game easier. Using this guide you will be able know all the tips and tricks regarding combat, story decisions, character development and exploration. Furthermore, we also take a look at the cheats/cheat codes for fastest ways to make unlimited gold, crown, money, level up quickly to 70, infinite ability points, unlock all skill trees, infinite experience points, (XP) and infinite carry weight.
Furthermore, we have locations guide for Griffin School Witcher Gear Crafting Diagrams, Bomb Formulae, Horse Races, Places of Power Bonuses, Fistfighting Quests, Monster Nest and Treasure Hunts. We also take a look at how you can get a Novigrad Pass, how you can make potions, alchemy, mutagens and decoctions. And finally we take a look at how you can unlock some the trophies and achievements in the game.
Combat and Story Tips:
The combat in the game is tough but you can always scale the difficulty up and down by going into the options menu. Try and loot as much as you can alchemy and crafting. A blacksmith/armourer can do wonders for your armor and weapons but it all depends on your mastery skill. The Witcher sense is not only useful to track down people but it also highlights stuff that can be picked up.
Try and use runes to upgrade weapons and glyphs to enhance armour. If you are serious about monster hunting, try and make sure you keep Monster trophies equipped at all times. Food is free and heals you, so try and collect as much as you can.
Some monsters only come out in day or night. So plan accordingly. Nearby points of interest will be marked on your map. Some side quests are dependent on the main missions so if you complete all of them you may not be able to complete some of the side quests.
The controls can be tricky so make sure you memorize them. The choices you make in the game will have a major impact so make sure you choose wisely, as they also effect side quests. Grey dialogue options are just used for gathering information, dark grey ones advance the conversation, and yellow ones advance the chat.
The best way to make combat a bit easier is to invest your skill points into signs. Make sure you try and fight on a horse back, this will increase the strength of the attacks. Make sure you always reference the bestiary, as every enemy has a weak point. Dodge when possible but aggressive play is rewarded with damage increasing adrenaline. The axii sign can reduce your horse’s fear level. Holding down attack on horseback makes the cameras move in slow motion, making it easier to hit your target.
Character Development Tips:
Try and find places of power as they grant one ability point. Try and find all of them. Use the locations guide below for the same. Try unlocking smaller skills first but it’s best to invest in a single group as much as possible. Mutagens paired with active skills, grouped by colour, are very effective. Buy Potions of Clearance whenever possible as they allow you to reallocate misspent skill points.
First of all, spend as much money as possible on your horse’s equipment. This will make your mount faster. If you are taking the sea route, beware, as sea monsters can take your ship down. Your horse can gallop down the road automatically.
Fastest Way To Make Money:
Complete as many secondary quests as you can. Try and take up Witcher contracts as they offer rewards. Sell useless items but they won’t fetch you much money. Try and find Smuggler’s Caches as these contain treasure or money. Monsters often protect treasures and as you can guess, there is a tone of it. These battles are tough but the rewards are even bigger.
In order to earn unlimited money, you need to be in the town of Midscope in the White Orchard area. This will happen when you are pursuing the “Hunting A Witch” Main Quest. Now before you go through the Woesong Bridge, jump towards the livestock fence into the green pastures. There you will see some animals. Kill them all. Now mediate at the same spot for 2 hours, the animals will respawn. Kill the animals again. Repeat and rinse. Now you can sell those animal hides to a Merchant for a price. You can keep going this doing and earn money.
Another way is to buy all the shells and sea shells from the Merchant at Hierarch Square in Novigrad. Exit and talk to the guy again and for some reason he will have all the shells again. Buy as much as you can. Now go to Velen and go to the armorer and dismantle the shells to get the pearls. Sell the pearls. Medidate for 5 days and the armorer will once again have 1000 coins again. Rinse and repeat.
Cheats And Cheat Codes:
Before we begin, a disclaimer: Please use the following modifications at your own risk. If you are banned from Steam, GOG or any platform by using these cheats, you cannot hold us responsible in anyway. Furthermore, we haven’t tested these cheats so use them at your own discretion. With that out of the way, there are ways to get unlimited money and much more in The Witcher 3.
Youtube user Stephen Chapman has uploaded videos showcasing how you can get unlimited gold, crown, money, leveling up to 70, infinite ability points, unlock all skill trees, infinite experience points, (XP) and infinite carry weight.
Griffin School Witcher Gear Crafting Diagrams Locations Guide:
This video shows you were to find all the diagrams for the Griffin Witcher Gear Set. All the pieces are found in Velen.
Get A Novigrad Pass:
There are a few ways to get a Novigrad pass. The first one will require some money, around 50-100 crowns. You need to talk to the guards let me know you need a pass to board near the bridge. You will then be awarded a quest from the Merchant. This quest is called Fake Papers. This pass may be a fake but it works.
The second way is probably longer. In the story mode, right after you finish Baron’s quest, he will give you the pass to enter Novigrad.
All Horse Races Locations:
Bomb Formulae Location:
All Places of Power Bonuses Locations:
All Fistfighting Quests Locations:
All Monster Nest Locations:
There are 3 in Velen, 4 in Novigrad and 4 in Skellige.
Treasure Hunts Locations:
Below is the complete video guide that will show you each and every treasure hunts locations in the game.
Potions and Alchemy Guide – How to Craft Potions, Mutagens & Decoctions
Below is a complete guide for the same.
Achievements and Trophies:
Passed the Trial
Finish the game on any difficulty.
Ran the Gauntlet
Finish the game on the “Blood and Broken Bones!” or “Death March!” difficulty levels.
Walked the Path
Finish the game on the “Death March!” difficulty level.
Geralt: The Professional
Complete all witcher contracts.
Acquire all the Abilities in one tree.
The Enemy of My Enemy
Use the Axii Sign to force one opponent to kill another. Do this 20 times.
Kill 10 opponents by knocking them off somewhere high with the Aard Sign.
Kill 50 opponents using the environment (e.g. swamp gas, insects or objects).
Kaer Morhen Trained
Perform 10 effective counterattacks in a row without getting hit or parrying.
Can’t Touch This!
Kill 5 foes in a fight without taking damage (except for Toxicity) and without using the Quen Sign.
That Is the Evilest Thing
Ignite the gas produced by a Dragon’s Dream bomb using a burning opponent. Do this 10 times.
Butcher of Blaviken
Kill at least 5 opponents in under 10 seconds.
Refer Can’t Touch This! guide above.
Defeat Olaf, the Skellige champion of unarmed combat.
Make an opponent suffer from bleeding, poisoning and burning simultaneously. Do this 10 times.
Kill 50 human and nonhuman opponents by striking them in the head with a crossbow bolt.
Discover 100 fast travel points.
Destroy all monster nests in the Velen / Novigrad region, or in Skellige.
Learn 12 potion formulae.
Collect the formulae for 6 different bomb types.
Read 30 books, journals or other documents.
Armed and Dangerous
Find and equip all the elements of one set of witcher gear.
Have all possible Place of Power bonuses active at the same time.
Complete all fistfighting quests in Velen, Skellige and Novigrad.
Fast and Furious
Win all the horse races in the game.
Reach character development level 35.
Fire in the Hole
Destroy 10 monster nests using bombs.
Fist of the South Star
Defeat an opponent in a fistfight without taking any damage.
Kill 2 monsters you have a contract on without using Signs, potions, mutagens, oils or bombs.
Fill all mutagen slots.
Kill 3 opponents in one fight using 3 different methods (swords, bombs, crossbow, Signs, etc.).
What Was That?
Attack, counter, cast a Sign and throw a bomb (in any order) in under 4 seconds.
Complete the contract on the shrieker.
Fearless Vampire Slayer
Complete the contract on Sarasti.
Complete the contract on the Woodland Spirit.
Fiend or Foe?
Complete the contract on Morvudd.
Ashes to Ashes
Complete the contract on Therazane.
The Doppler Effect
Resolve the doppler problem in Novigrad.
This guide will be updated once we have more information.