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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Nathan Garvin (Haeravon)
First Published: 24-06-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 14-09-2020 / 02:49 GMT
Version: 1.03 (????) 22-09-2020 / 05:44 GMT

September 2020 Update

August 2020 Update

July 2020 Update

  • Media added to various Blood and Wine pages.

April 24, 2018 Update

Added the following pages: Gwent: To Everything - Turn, Turn, Tournament! Wine Wars: Belgaard (Part 1) Wine Wars: Coronata Wine Wars: Vermentino Wine Wars: The Deus in the Machina Wine Wars: Belgaard (Part 2)

April 23, 2018 Update

Added the following pages:

April 22, 2018 Update

Added the following pages:

April 21, 2018 Update

April 18, 2018 Update

Tweak the description for Aerondight in "There Can Be Only One".

April 16, 2018 Update

April 14, 2018 Update

April 13, 2018 Update

January 24, 2018 Update

  • Added minor notes concerning the quest "Contract: Woodland Beast" and Marquise Serenity.
  • Blood and Wine DLC work added, including the quests "Envoys, Wineboys", "Beast of Beauclair", and "Turn and Face the Strange".

January 11, 2018 Update

  • Greatly expanded the Kaer Morhen pages ("Ugly Baby" quests) of the guide to include all exploration, new Wolven Witcher set items, and side quests.
  • Added the page "Unfinished Business - Final Contracts".
  • The "Battle Preparations" page has been replaced by the "Veni, Vidi, Vigo and (Some Exploration)" page. The "Battle Preparations" quest is now covered at the end of the "Through Time and Space" page, whereas the aforementioned "Veni, Vidi, Vigo and (Some Exploration)" page now covers the named quest and some high-level Skellige exploration.
  • Numerous typo/tense fixes, additions and revisions to "The Wild Hunt" chapter of the guide.

December 28, 2017 Update

  • Fixed/added numerous experience values throughout the guide.
  • Added the quest "A Bard's Beloved".
  • Added notes regarding certain progression differences if you do the main quests out of the typical Velen - Novigrad - Skellige order.

May 13, 2017 Update

  • Added numerous sidequests, map marker exploration and Witcher gear found in Skellige.
  • Added the quest "In Wolf's Clothing".
  • Added the racing quest "The Heroes' Pursuits: For the Goddess' Glory!".
  • Added the sections "Exploring Skellige - Spikerogg", "Exploring Skellige - From Spikerogg to Undvik", "An Skellig - Urialla Harbor and Ursine Armor", "An Skellig - Tower Outta Nowhere and The Path of Warrirors", "Exploring Skellige - From An Skellig to Spikerogg" and "Exploring Skellige - From Ard Skellig to Faroe".
  • Split the "Exploring Skellige - From Farylund to Fyresdal" section into two smaller sections: "Exploring Skellige - From Farylund to Blandare" and "Exploring Skellige - From Blandare to Fyresdal".
  • Split the "Exploring Skellige - From Rannvaig to Arinbjorn" section into two smaller sections: "Exploring Skellige - From Rannvaig to Arinbjorn" and "The Phantom of Eldberg".
  • Split the "Dealing with Druids" section into three smaller sections "Practicum in Advanced Alchemy - Skellige Spirit", "Practicum in Advanced Alchemy - Pimpernel" and "Practicum in Advanced Alchemy - Rain Ritual".
  • Reworked the "Hindarsfjall" and "Larvik and the Last Wish" sections - their contents have been expanded and now take place over the sections "Hindarsfjall - Nameless", "Hindarsfjall - En Route to Larvik", "Hindarsfjall - Questing Larvik", "Hindarsfjall - In Wolf's Clothing", "Hindarsfjall - The Last Wish" and "Horse Races and An Unpaid Debt".
  • Various typo and grammar fixes.

January 26, 2017 Update

  • Gwent Cards in the walkthrough are now only bolded when they are obtained, not during general strategy discussions.
  • Split "The Dreamer and Dandelion" into two seperate pages: "Novigrad Dreaming" and "Broken Flowers".
  • Added more media throughout the guide.
  • Added the page "Novigrad Exploration - From Alness to Yantra" to the "Novigrad" section of the guide.

September 7, 2016 Update

  • Added DLC quests "Fool's Gold" and "Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear".
  • Organizational changes in the Velen section of the walkthrough to reflect the increased level of Griffin School Gear.
  • "Important Items in this Area" and "Gwent Players in this Area" tables added at the beginning of pages, where applicable.
  • Organizational changes throughout the walkthrough to provide a "no skulls" path through the game.
  • Added Death March difficulty tips and commentary throughout the guide.
  • More XP reward numbers included.
  • Walkthrough now includes additional information based on patch changes.
  • Various typo and grammar fixes.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    CD Projekt
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    24 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    14 September 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin (Haeravon)

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You are Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster-hunter known as a Witcher. You've fully regained your memories since your miraculous revival and escape from the Wild Hunt, and have cleared your name of the false accusations of regicide. In the wake of the assassination of Foltest, king of Temeria, the north have been rent by warfare as Nilfgaard launches its third major invasion, and the northlands have been united under the insane king Radovid. Overshadowing these petty politics is the mysterious return of Ciri - Geralt's adopted daughter, who is now being pursued by the Wild Hunt.

The guide offers the following:

  • A full walkthrough that's more than just a listing of quests-it's an "ideal chronological order" that will get you through the whole game and allow you to see and do everything the game has to offer.

  • Side quests, including monster contracts and treasure hunts for obtaining powerful Witcher sets.

  • Descriptions of decisions, quests, and events that influence the various endings of the game.

  • Crafting and Alchemy information.

  • General strategies on how to take down foes large and small, monstrous and humanoid, boss or mundane.

  • Information on how to complete all the Gwent quests and obtain all the Gwent cards, including detailed Gwent strategies.

  • Trophy/Achievement information.

MASSIVE UPDATE: 7th September 2016 ongoing

  • Added DLC quests "Fool's Gold" and "Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear".
  • Organisational changes in the Velen section of the walkthrough to reflect the increased level of Griffin School Gear.
  • Organisational changes throughout the walkthrough to provide a "no skulls" path through the game.
  • Added Death March difficulty tips and commentary throughout the guide.
  • More XP reward numbers included.
  • Walkthrough now includes additional information based on patch changes.
  • Various typo and grammar fixes.
  • Added DLC pages for Blood & Wine, Heart of Stone
  • Lots more quality of life improvements

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