Witcher 3 Gameplay: Page 8 of 13

Let the hunt begin!
Let the hunt begin!

Enemies and Bosses

To Witchers, monsters are creatures that cannot be reasoned with and that like their humans dipped in salsa. The Witcher 3 is chockfull of such creatures. They are divided into classes, each with its own unique set of behaviors, abilities, and weaknesses. Examples of such classes are:

Necrophages: undead creatures such as drowners and ghouls. Horrible stench, even more horrible bite.

Insectoids:  enormous, ravenous insect-type monstrosities. They usually attack in groups, the cheap bastards.

Draconids: dragon-type beasts that include wyverns, basilisks, and cockatrices. Hideous things; the mightiest make Daenerys’s dragons look like pansies.

Vampires: powerful creatures that drain the blood of the living to survive. While some are hurt by sunlight, others are unimpeded by it. And no, they don’t sparkle.

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Yep, I think it's dead

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Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Bosses are the most powerful enemies in the game. They’re difficult to kill not only because of their highly damaging attacks and enormous health, but also because of the complex tactics they employ in combat. Boss battles often occur in several stages.

It helps to come prepared before you dive into such battles. Bring healing items. Brew potions and apply the right oils. Ready your Signs. Most importantly, ensure you’ve mastered the art of chaining attacks together, as well as dodging and parrying. Stocking up on crossbow bolts doesn’t hurt, too.

Players will have to use diverse strategies to survive such encounters. Pay attention to the boss’ attack patterns. Look for signs of weakness, and exploit every opportunity to dish out pain. The harder the boss, the more precision and patience are required. Just hang in there, and don’t give up!

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After that eagle... lion... thing!

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BRamsay 5 years 4 months ago

Witcher 3 is one of my favorite games. It inspired me to pick up the novels. As an author, I'm very glad it did.

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