From the outset, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt never hesitates to throw tough opponents in Geralt’s path. From wild beasts, to treacherous bandits, the witcher’s travels are never without risk of death.
But, the game doesn’t throw a real boss at players until the encounter with Nithral of the titular Wild Hunt. This is a fight that will test even the bravest of warriors, and is not one to be trifled with.
Nithral is encountered at the end of the Wandering in the Dark story quest. He is a member of the Wild Hunt which should immediately let players know that this will be a tough fight.
Like the Griffin boss encounter from the first part of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Nithral has two phases that repeat. But, it must be noted that each phase completely changes the required approach, so players must be able to adjust on the fly in order to take Nithral down quickly.
Before getting started, meditate beforehand so that Geralt starts the battle at full health. Have the Quen sign equipped, and your silver sword ready. It’s a good idea to have more than one silver sword if possible. There are a lot of enemy encounters leading up to the Nithral fight so being able to swap out a damaged one if need be is a great advantage.