The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt How to – Beginner’s Combat Guide

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Make Sure You’re Using the Right Weapon

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Combat in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can get a bit complicated at times with all of the signs (which we break down for you here), dodging, parrying, rolling, attacking, and different enemies that the game throws at players. In fact, it gets so complicated that players who are prone to panicking may find themselves making simple mistakes, starting with their choice of weapon. You see, Geralt of Rivia (the nice man with the white hair controlled by you) carries melee weapons, one steel and the other silver.

The steel weapon is used for dealing with human aggressors. Geralt can easily cut them down with no worry of them getting back up for whatever creepy reason the world of The Witcher 3 could come up with. The silver weapon on the other hand is used for the more supernatural enemies players will come across. Most of the time, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will automatically draw the proper weapon for the scenario for you, but with players being able to switch between the two at will, mistakes can (and sometimes will) be made. This is especially common when fighting a group comprised of both human bandits, and supernatural creatures such as ghouls.

In some cases, the wrong weapon will do less damage and waste a bit more of your time, but in other cases the wrong weapon will be completely useless and players would just be ruining a perfectly good tool of death. So always keep in mind what weapon you’re swinging around, you want to make sure that you put your best foot forward at all times.

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