• Estimated trophy difficulty: 6/10 (Personal Estimate)
  • Offline trophies: 53 (42, 8, 2, 1)
  • Online trophies: None
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 100-150+
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
  • Number of missable trophies: 11 - Assassin of Kings , Brawl Master , Card Collector , Even Odds , Fast and Furious , Fist of the South Star , Full Crew , Geralt: The Professional , Gwent Master , The Doppler Effect , Woodland Spirit
  • Glitched trophies: None
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes
  • Do trophies stack?: Yes - Difficulty Trophies
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: None

Welcome to the world of The Witcher 3! If you have never played any of The Witcher games, you will play the role of Geralt of Rivia (aka The White Wolf), a professional monster slayer known as a Witcher. Travel to different areas in the Northern Realms searching for your long lost love Yennefer, while helping people in need, completing monster contracts, and injecting yourself in other people's business. Sit back and enjoy the game, you're in for one long amazing ride.


*Hearts of Stone Change*
The requirements for Dendrologist have changed due to the expansion adding 5 new skills to the general tree.

Step 1 (Complete the main quest line on Death March)

Death March difficulty is not very difficult once you get adjusted on how to play the game, so we suggest that you start on it so you do not have to complete two playthroughs for this game. You can practically play the game anyway that you like, just explore everything and complete as many quests as you can. The higher the monsters you kill, the more experience you gain, so keep that in mind. There are a couple of trophies you will want to keep a close eye on while going through the main quest line, so you do not end up missing them.

Assassin of Kings
Card Collector
Full Crew

There are other missable trophies, but they can be earned after the main quest still as they are not tied to the main quest line or any specific Act. Just as you are going along, make sure you keep an eye on all eight missable trophies, so you don't unintentionally miss one. To help remedy this, I would suggest making multiple game save slots every now and then. If you have a USB stick, transfer the save slots onto it, or use the cloud save feature if you're a PS Plus member. This will help in case you miss a trophy on accident, thus giving you the option to go back to one of these saves instead of completely starting over.

Make sure you make a backup save before heading to the Isle of Mists. Once you go here, a lot of side quests will become unavailable forever.

Over all, just enjoy the game and play how you see it. Just keep an eye on those missable trophies.

Step 2 (Free roam)

After you finish the main quest line, you can switch the difficulty over to Easy to make things, well, easier for you to complete. So any trophies that you didn't complete while you were on your journey through the main quest, now is the best time to complete them.

Here's an interactive map of White Orchard, Velen, Novigrad, and Skellige to help out HERE. These maps will show you the locations of everything that you can discover (except side quests). They are very handy. Kaer Morhen is still in the works.

[PST Would Like to Thank PainOfDemise for this Roadmap]

 

Hearts of Stone DLC:


  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Personal Estimate)
  • Offline trophies: 13 (13)
  • Online trophies: None
  • Approximate amount of time to 100%: 10-15 Hours
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
  • Number of missable trophies: 4 - Let the Good Times Roll , Shopaholic , Curator of Nightmares , and When It's Many Against One...
  • Glitched trophies: 1 - I Wore Ofieri Before It Was Cool
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
  • Do trophies stack?: No
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No

Welcome to the first of two story expansions for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone! You will continue where you left off in the shoes of Geralt taking on another adventure and meeting old friends. This expansion does not add any new areas to explore, but adds on to the area of Novigrad. It also adds a couple of new monsters for you to deal with and additional skills for you to pick from.

You can essentially complete this any way you want to. You can continue on with your previous save, start a New Game +, or select to do the DLC only and it will give you a high level character with decent gear to play through the DLC. Either way, the choice is yours.

All the missable trophies are part of the main story line, so just pay attention to the missables when doing the main story and you will be fine. There was one glitched trophy: Wild Rose Dethorned . This trophy has since been patched with 1.12. I Wore Ofieri Before It Was Cool was glitched to the point where it could not be obtained, because you could not purchase horse blinders and saddlebags, but with patch 1.11, they have fixed it. Now with the recent patches, I Wore Ofieri Before It Was Cool has been glitched again where the trophy may not pop if you obtain everything and meet the requirements of the trophy.

Just keep an eye on the missables. The other trophies can be done at any point in the game, so you do not have to worry about them.

[PST Would Like to Thank PainOfDemise for this Roadmap]

 

Blood and Wine DLC:


  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 5/10 (Personal Estimate)
  • Offline trophies: 13 (13)
  • Online trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to 100%: 25+
  • Minimum number of playthroughs:
  • Number of missable trophies: 6 - David and Golyat , The Grapes of Wrath Stomped , A Knight to Remember , Embodiment of the Five Virtues , Kling of the Clink , Last Action Hero
  • Glitched trophies: None
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
  • Do trophies stack?: No
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No




Welcome to the second story expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine! This is the final DLC, and an excellent way to end it. In this, you will once again you will follow the path of Geralt of Rivia, as he journeys into the land of Toussaint, "a remote land untouched by war, where you will unravel the horrifying secret behind a beast terrorizing the kingdom."



There are three different methods to start Blood and Wine. First one is to choose "from the beginning" option. This will add the first quest automatically after you finish the "A Poet Under Pressure" quest. Second option is to load a previously saved game, which will add the quest if you have already completed "A Poet Under Pressure". The last option is to choose to play "Blood and Wine" only, which will start you at the beginning of the expansion at level 34 with a set of gear and abilities.

Like the last expansion, you can essentially go about this any way you choose. Just make sure to keep an eye on the 6 missable trophies, like Embodiment of Five Virtues as you will need to make certain decisions in order to fulfil the 5 virtues.

Also, when you get the main mission "Capture the Castle" it is a point of no return. Good news is it seems that none of the quests (at least all the ones I haven't completed at the time) do not auto fail. You just cannot complete some of them until you have finished the game, and then they become available to you again. You will want to make backup saves when you are on the quest "The Night of Long Fangs", as that is where the two missable story quests diverge.

[PST Would Like to Thank PainOfDemise for this Roadmap]

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trophy Guide

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79 trophies ( 68  31  )

  • Collect all trophies.

    Congratulations, you have collected all the trophies and passed the Trial of the Grasses!

  • Finish the game on any difficulty.

    See Walked the Path.

  • Finish the game on the "Blood and Broken Bones!" or "Death March!" difficulty levels.

    See Walked the Path.

  • Finish the game on the "Death March!" difficulty level.

    This is the hardest difficulty available. One of the biggest changes from this difficulty from the others, is your vitality does not regenerate when you meditate. It does regenerate at a very slow rate on its own, but you are much better off to use any consumables to help speed up the process as you'll be waiting forever. There are a few skill points you should invest in:

    • Sun and Stars - Increases the Vitality regeneration rate during the day and Stamina regeneration during the night.
    • Survival Instinct - Increases Vitality by 500 points.

    All other skill points are up to your play style and how you want to build them. Any build works, but if you want to be cheap and basically become invulnerable, here's what you should invest in and max out:

    • Muscle Memory - Increases fast attack damage +5% and adrenaline point gain +1% each level.
    • Arrow Deflection - Deflect arrows while parrying. Adrenaline Point gain: +1% each level.
    • Rage Management - If your current Stamina level is too low, Signs can be cast using Adrenaline Points.

    This set up will basically allow you to constantly cast Quen, so you will always be able to absorb a blow to you and you'll practically never take any damage just as long as you remember to cast it.

    Here are some other tips to help you through Death March:

    • Loot everything - You get money, crafting materials, schematics....everything!
    • Dodge, parry, use oils and potions - If you do not prepare and try to face roll everything, you're going to have a bad time during battle. It's easy enough to look up the monsters to see their weaknesses. Use it to your advantage.
    • Explore - This is how you find good things to loot, plus some additional side quests that won't show up on your map for extra experience.
    • Complete the Witcher Gear Sets - Well worth it, the best gear you can get. Each set is geared towards a different tree:
      • Feline Set (Light) = Combat
      • Griffin Set (Medium) = Signs
      • Ursine (Heavy) = Defense
      • Wolf (Medium) = Balance of all 3 (DLC only)
    • Get the skill for your Gear Set - Whichever set you go with, get the skill to go with it in the General Tree.

    Once you get the hang of the combat system and you get a feel for the way you play, it is not that hard. Just follow the tips above and you should do fine. Once you complete the final main quest, "Something Ends, Something Begins", the trophy will unlock.

  • Acquire all the Abilities in one tree.

    You will need to obtain all the skills in one tree. You do NOT need to upgrade each skill to max for this, just each skill needs at least one point in it. There are a total of four different trees: Combat (20 skills), Signs (20 skills), Alchemy (20 skills), and General (15 skills).

    Of course the easiest way to go about obtaining this is when you reach Novigrad, there is a merchant that sells Potion of Clearance that will reset your skill points for 1,000G. He is located next to the barber by the St. Gregory's Bridge fast travel point. Save before you buy it and then purchase the potion, reset your skills, invest them all in the General tree to get the trophy and then reload your save.

  • Use the Axii Sign to force one opponent to kill another. Do this 20 times.

    You will need to unlock the "Puppet" skill from the Sign tree and equip it in your skills. This is one of the best Signs to use in Death March difficulty, as it makes your opponents fight each other.

    Once you have it equipped, find a group of enemies and weaken one enemy, then cast the alternative Axii sign (hold for a split second and release instead of tapping) on the other enemy. Keep casting it until you have made an opponent kill another opponent 20 times, at which point, the trophy will unlock.

  • Kill 10 opponents by knocking them off somewhere high with the Aard Sign.

    A great place to earn this is in the Bandit Camp at the Devil's Pit fast travel point in Velen. There's a huge Bandit Camp here. Lure some bandits towards a ledge, preferably the one shown in the video below where you enter the camp. Block or counter their attacks to push them to the edge, then immediately use the Aard sign to knock them down the hill. Kill the enemies with two-handed weapons / axes with your sword, rather than the Aard sign. Their attacks cannot be countered and they don't usually fall off the ledge, so they are only in your way. Once all enemies are dead you fast travel to the Royal Palace of Vizima map and return to the Devil's Pit. All bandits should have respawned and you can try again. You should be able to get 4-6 kills per run.

    You don't have to buy any skill upgrades to do this, but they can help a little bit:

  • Kill 50 opponents using the environment (e.g. swamp gas, insects or objects).

    There are plenty of opportunities to obtain this trophy throughout the game. Igniting swamp gas, blowing up explosive barrels near opponents (and hope they die), destroy a bees nest near damaged enemies, or cast Aard on your opponents and knock them down, then walk up towards them and press while they are on their back for an instant kill, which will count. We found this the easiest method to obtain the trophy. This also works especially well on any bandit that you come across that is riding a horse, as they instantly fall on their back when blown off.

    If you are to use any of the environmental objects, be sure you damage your opponents first, so that they actually die when you use the objects to try and kill them. After you get 50 kills due to using the environment, the trophy will unlock.

    You will also get lots of environmental kills automatically during the Battle of Kaer Morhen. There are meteorites falling from the sky and barrels exploding without you doing anything. You will get the majority of required kills automatically during the battle. If you are lucky the trophy will unlock during the Battle of Kaer Morhen. If it doesn't, then you don't have many kills left. It's recommended to wait with farming the kills until after the battle.

  • Perform 10 effective counterattacks in a row without getting hit or parrying.

    This works best against human city guards with swords. Archers are also perfect as they always carry a sword. Look for a single city guard and counter 10 attacks in a row. You must press the block-button () just before the enemy is about to hit you. Always press the block-button when the enemy has his sword vertically in the air above his head (a fraction of a second after he starts swinging the sword and a fraction of a second before he hits you). Your timing needs to be perfect and it's going to take a few tries to complete.

    The best place to do this is by the river, North of the Woesong Bridge fast travel point on the White Orchard map (first town you enter in the game). There's a friendly archer here. Attack him to start the fight. Doing so against friendly guards is great as they will only knock you out and not kill you. So if you mess up you will respawn right in front of the archer without any loading times and can keep trying. Getting knocked out will cost you money, so make a backup beforehand.

  • Kill 5 foes in a fight without taking damage (except for Toxicity) and without using the Quen Sign.

    A great place to do this is at the Hanged Man's Tree Fast Travel Point on the Velen Map. That's the point in the middle of the map where you enter Velen for the very first time. Near the fast travel point, there's a pack of level 1 wolves. Block their attacks until they are all in front of you, then use the Igni sign to kill them instantly.

    When holding down the block-button () they cannot hurt you. If there are only a few wolves left you can take them out with some quick attacks.

    Also be sure to create a save game before attempting this. In case you fail you can reload your save game and try again. You can also make the wolves respawn by fast traveling to another map (away from Velen).

  • Ignite the gas produced by a Dragon's Dream bomb using a burning opponent. Do this 10 times.

    First you must buy the formula for the Dragon's Dream Bomb from the Herbalist in the East of Novigrad (Herbalist’s Hut fast travel point, East of Oxenfurt). He also has the required ingredients in stock. Buy them and craft the bomb. Now look for a group of monsters or humans without armor. Use Igni on them to make them burn, then immediately throw the Dragon's Dream Bomb on the burning enemy. This will ignite the gas produced by the bomb and cause an explosion. You must repeat this 10 times for the trophy to unlock.

    If you have strong alcohol in your inventory you can meditate to replenish your bombs. Fast travel to another map (e.g. Royal Palace of Vizima) to make enemies respawn, or do it against different enemies every now and then if you don't want to farm it in one spot (can also be combined nicely with destroying monster nests).

  • Fill all mutagen slots.

    When you reach level 28, you will have all four mutagen slots unlocked. By that time, you should have amassed more than enough mutagens from defeating monsters to fill all four slots. Equip any four mutagens in each slot and the trophy will unlock.

  • Kill at least 5 opponents in under 10 seconds.

    A great place to earn this, is at the Hanged Man's Tree Fast Travel Point on the Velen Map. That's the point in the middle of the map where you enter Velen for the very first time. Near the fast travel point there's a pack of level 1 wolves. Block their attacks until they are all in front of you, then use the Igni sign to kill them instantly. When holding down the block-button they cannot hurt you.

    Also be sure to create a save game before trying this. In case you fail you can reload your save game and try again. You can also make the wolves respawn by fast traveling to another map (away from Velen).

  • Defeat Olaf, the Skellige champion of unarmed combat.

    To fight Olaf you must first complete the other 3 fistfights on The Skellige Isles. The first one is in Kaer Trolde Harbor (town in the North of main island), the second in Arinbjorn (far West on the main island) and the third in Harviken (small island in the South-East of the map). The fight against Olaf then takes place on Urialla Harbor (small island in the North of the map). Go to the arena to start the fight. Now dodge Olaf's attacks and throw 2-3 heavy punches at him before you dodge again. The trophy will unlock when you finish the dialogue after the fight.

  • Make an opponent suffer from bleeding, poisoning and burning simultaneously. Do this 10 times.

    A good method on earning this trophy is to use Broadhead Bolts (bleeding), Devil's Puffball Bombs (poisoning) ,and Dancing Star Bombs (burning). The Broadhead Bolts are available at most blacksmiths and have a 100% bleeding chance (each shot will always make enemies bleed for 15 seconds). The Devil's Puffball creates a poison cloud and the enemy must be standing inside the cloud to receive poison damage. The Dancing Star Bomb does burning damage and has a much higher chance of burning enemies than Igni (but it's possible with Igni, especially when you fully upgrade it). The two bomb formulae can be purchased at the Herbalist's Hut in Novigrad.

    Once you have all these things head to the Devil's Pit Bandit Camp in Velen. Be sure to set the difficulty to Death March, otherwise they will die too quickly. Start by shooting the broadhead bolt, followed by the Devil's Puffball and then the Dancing Star Bomb. Stay very close to enemies so that they cannot run away from the poison cloud. The three effects must be active on one enemy at the same time. Repeat this 10 times. You can meditate to replenish your bombs. Fast travel to another map to make the bandits respawn.

    You can also do this against most other human enemies, animals and several monster types. Some enemies are resistant to some of the three required effects, so not all enemies will work! Bandits, Bears, Wolves, Cyclopes and anything else without armor works best.

  • Kill 50 human and nonhuman opponents by striking them in the head with a crossbow bolt.

    You will obtain the crossbow towards the end of the prologue. It is best to do this on the easiest difficulty, so you can save it for after you complete the main quest and obtained the trophy by beating the game on Death March.

    You will need to kill 50 opponents with headshots using the crossbow. The best place to grind this out is the Devil's Pit Bandit Camp in Velen. Kill every bandit in the area and fast travel to another region and then return. As long as you have not looted the chests around the area, they will respawn. Keep repeating this until you have killed 50 and unlocked the trophy.

    It is best if you obtain and max out the skills: Lightning Reflexes and Anatomical Knowledge in the Combat Tree, and Steady Shot in the General Tree. You should also unequip your swords, as you will do more damage with your crossbow without them. You will also know if you successfully obtained a headshot kill by the vibration of the controller and the shaky screen.

  • Kill 2 monsters you have a contract on without using Signs, potions, mutagens, oils or bombs.

    *Missable Trophy*
    You must kill two contracted monsters without using any Signs, potions, oils, bombs, or having any mutagens equipped. We found the two that the easiest were the first two that you could complete: Devil by the Well and the Griffin from the main quest line, both are completed in the Prologue in White Orchard.

    If one of these does not suit you, you can do this for any two of the 26 contracts available. Take a look at the Geralt: The Professional trophy to find which monster suits you best for this attempt.

  • Discover 100 fast travel points.

    You'll unlock this naturally through your playthrough while exploring the world and completing quests. Each signpost you unlock will count towards the total. After discovering 100 of them, the trophy will unlock.

  • Destroy all monster nests in the Velen / Novigrad region, or in Skellige.

    It's recommended you do this on Skellige as it has the fewest monster nests, making it the quickest way to earn this trophy (Velen/Novigrad has over 20).

    4 of the Skellige Monster Nests are on the main island (Ard Skellig) and 1 on the northern island (An Skellig). You must have destructive bombs in your inventory to destroy the nests (e.g. Grapeshot, Dancing Star Bomb). Bombs can be crafted using alchemy and replenished using strong alcohol while meditating. Monster nests will be shown as question marks on the map after interacting with all quest boards of that region. For a quick overview of their locations see the video below:

  • Acquire all gwent cards available in the base version of the game.

    *Missable Trophy*
    There are a total of 195 cards, but you only need to collect the base 120 cards, as there are 75 duplicates in all. 11 of them are missable. You start out with a decent amount of cards, but you will need to: buy some from merchants or innkeepers, win them, get them from Gwent Quest (5 in total), or acquire them from side quests. Use these interactive maps HERE, which will show you the locations of all of the playable merchants.

    Here's a list of the quests for the missable cards you'll want to watch out for:

    • A Matter of Life & Death
      • Location: Act 1, Noivigrad
      • Cards Obtained: Dandelion, Milva, Vampire: Bruxia
      *Note* When at the ball with Triss, you will notice a "!" on the mini map while in the garden area. You will want to complete in the Gwent game they have going and win against all three opponents.
       
    • A Dangerous Game
      • Location: Act 1, Noivigrad
      • Cards Obtained: John Natalis, Fringilla Vigo, Isengrim Faoiltiarna
      *Note* Make sure when completing this quest when asked by Zoltan, that you want the cards as a reward and NOT the gold.
       
    • High Stakes
      • Location: Novigrad
      • Cards Obtained: The Steel-Forged, The Relentless, Queen of Dol Blathanna, Destroyer of Worlds
      *Note* See Gwent Master for more information.


    The other missable card is Zoltan Chivay, which can be found in White Orchard. You win it from the Scholar in the White Orchard tavern. Make sure you do this before you finish up the main quest in that area, or you WILL lose your opportunity, as he leaves.

    We recommend to check out this detailed guide HERE for help with collecting the cards you need, as well as the missable ones you should watch out for.

    Below is also a created checklist from a user on reddit that I have slightly altered, which you can use to help keep track of what cards you have, and which ones you still need: Gwent Card Checklist. We have marked the missable cards in red.

  • Defeat Tybalt and win the gwent tournament held at the Passiflora.

    *Missable Trophy*
    Be sure to create a save game between each match and before starting the tournament. If your deck is too weak and you lose a match it will fail the quest. The only way to retry is to load an older save game.

    First you must build a very strong deck of Gwent Cards and then go to the Passiflora (brothel) in the North of Novigrad. Here you can talk to a person in the back of the Passiflora with a side quest marker. Pay the 1000 Crowns fee to participate and the "High Stakes" side quest will start. You must defeat 4 very strong Gwent players to finish the quest.

    You can win with any deck, but the Northern Realms deck is highly recommended due to its many spy cards. You may want to wait and work towards the Card Collector trophy first before attempting this. Below are the locations of some very good Gwent cards (they are also used in the video guide):

    Recommended Deck: Northern Realms, total of 22 Unit cards and 5 Special Cards

    3x Commander's Horn (buy from merchants at Passiflora, Velen Inn at the Crossroads, Oxenfurt Alchemy Inn)
    2x Scorch (buy from merchants at Kaer Trolde Inn, Oxenfurt Alchemy Inn)
    1x Geralt of Rivia (Gwent: Old Friends, from Thaler)
    1x Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon (Gwent: Big City Players, from merchant in the woods)
    1x Yennefer of Vengerberg (Gwent: Playing Inkeeps, from Oxenfurt innkeeper)
    1x Vesemir (Gwent: Big City Players, from Vivaldi banker)
    1x Zoltan Chivay (randomly earned, can be replaced with any other card)
    1x Dandelion (Side Quest: A Matter of Life and Death, win match at masquerade ball)
    1x Mysterious Elf (Gwent: Skellige Style, from Alchemist after doing his side quest)
    1x Vernon Roche (Gwent: Velen Players, beat the player in Midcopse)
    1x John Natalis (Side Quest: A Dangerous Game)
    1x Esterad Thyssen (Gwent: Big City Players, from Dijkstra)
    1x Catapult (buy from merchant at Passiflora)
    1x Dethmold (automatically in your deck from the beginning of the game)
    2x Trebuchet (automatically in your deck from the beginning of the game)
    1x Ballista (automatically in your deck from the beginning of the game)
    1x Ves (automatically in your deck from the beginning of the game)
    1x Prince Stennis (automatically in your deck from the beginning of the game)
    1x Dun Banner Medic (automatically in your deck from the beginning of the game)
    1x Sigismund Dijkstra (Gwent: Velen Players, from Bloody Baron at Crow's Perch)
    2x Blue Stripes Commando (buy from merchants at Crow's Perch and Midcopse)
    1x Thaler (buy from Arinbjorn innkeeper in Skellige)

    The must-have / most important cards are: Geralt of Rivia, Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, Yennefer of Vengerberg, Mysterious Elf, Dun Banner Medic, Thaler, Commander's Horn.

    Strategies:

    - Always play your spy cards first. Yes, they will add some points to your opponent's score, but you can draw 2 more cards. Don't be afraid to lose the first round if it means you will have 14 cards and your opponent only has 8 cards left. This guarantees a certain win, as your enemy will not have enough cards to keep up with you.

    - Keep your deck to the minimum of 22 unit cards and throw out as many special cards as possible. This increases the chance of drawing only your best cards. Keep some Commander's Horn cards.

    - The final player uses a Monster deck which focuses almost entirely on Close Combat. Be sure to have 2 Biting Frost cards and some Scorch Cards in your deck. As long as you can play a Biting Frost card your opponent won't stand a chance.

  • Learn 12 potion formulae.

    There are a few different ways you can collect and learn formulas. You can find them in chests, buy them from merchants, or get them as a reward from quests. Without trying, you will come across more than enough formulas in your playthrough to earn this trophy.

  • Collect the formulae for 6 different bomb types.

    You can simply buy 6 bomb formulae from a herbalist. There's one at the "Herbalist's Hut" fast travel point in the south-east of Novigrad (near Oxenfurt). He offers 8 different bomb formulae. This will cost you around 2000 crowns. You can simply create a backup save before doing this and sell all your crafting materials / alchemy ingredients to the merchant, then buy the formulae with the money. Reload your save game to get the money back.

  • Read 30 books, journals or other documents.

    There is a ton of reading material for you to get this trophy. Any books, notes, journals, or any other documents that can be found scattered about will count towards this. Simply go into your inventory when you pick them up and open them. You do not have to actually read them or have them open for an extended amount of time, just opening them will count towards the trophy. You can also read any notices that might be posted around towns or villages.

  • Find and equip all the elements of one set of witcher gear.

    In order to earn this trophy, you must find all weapons and armor pieces of a witcher set, craft and equip them. There are 3 sets that are eligible for this: Griffin Set (6 pieces), Feline Set (7 pieces), Ursine Set (7 pieces). The Serpentine Set does not unlock the trophy as it doesn’t have armor pieces.

    The Griffin Witcher Gear Set is recommended as it has the fewest pieces and the lowest level requirements. It’s found in Velen. Finding the first piece will trigger the side quest “Scavenger Hunt: Griffin School Gear”, which will lead you to the other pieces. Once you’ve found all 6 pieces go craft them at the Armorer and Blacksmith in Oxenfurt (big town in the East of Novigrad). To get the required materials you should loot all monsters you kill during story missions and side quests. Some materials need to be crafted from other components. The basic materials to craft more valuable materials that can be bought from armorers/blacksmiths. You can also dismantle your equipment to get required parts. For example to get Monster Eyes you can dismantle Drowner Eyes, Nekker Eyes, Cylcops Eyes etc. If you are unsure about a material, then just browse through your items and see what you get for dismantling them.

    After equipping all 6 pieces the trophy will unlock.

    You can view the full Playlist of all Witcher Gear Sets and their upgrades HERE.

  • Have all possible Place of Power bonuses active at the same time.

    This is best done in White Orchard (starting area). Places of Power are ritual stones hidden in the woods of this map. They can also be found in Velen, Novigrad, Skellige and Kaer Morhen. Interact with the quest board in White Orchard to reveal their locations as question marks on the map.

    Activating the places of power will earn you a skill point, and give you a significant boost for one of your signs. You have 5 signs, so you will need to activate the 5 corresponding stones. One for each sign. The catch is that the effect only stays active for 30 minutes. That means you have to activate all stones in quick succession. Luckily, there's more than enough time that you can make use of fast travel if you wish.

  • Complete all fistfighting quests in Velen, Skellige and Novigrad.

    *Missable Trophy*
    There are 14 fistfights that you must win to unlock the Brawl Master trophy. After winning a fight you will receive a fistfighting questline for that region. You can then track this side quest to see the next fight highlighted on the map. It does not matter in what order you do the first 3 fights of each map. But the fourth fight (champion) is only unlocked after the other 3 fighters have been defeated.

    The fights get increasingly harder with every map. If you have too much trouble, then lower the difficulty (make a backup save if your doing Death March) in the game options. The basic strategy for every fight is to counter (or dodge) an opponent’s attack, then use 3 quick strikes to hurt him.

    The fights will become available after completing the "Bloody Baron" main story quest in Velen. Just walk up to the Bookie to start fighting. If you lose a fight you can replay it by talking to the Bookie again (or load last checkpoint). Unlocking the very last fight requires you to complete a side quest to get rid off a wraith that haunts the arena. Let the wraith defeat you in combat and talk to the guards in the watchtower near the arena to unlock the last fight. If you die or lose against the champion of champions you need to reload the last save game to try again.

  • Win all the horse races in the game.

    *Missable Trophy*
    There are 11 horse races that you need to win. 3 in Velen, 4 in Novigrad, 4 in Skellige. It's recommended that you complete them in the order shown in this video guide as some races can only be played if you won certain other races already. The races in Velen are all at the same location and the track is the exact same. There’s a note for them on the quest board in Crow’s Perch which will lead you to the races (if it’s not available to you then keep playing the story for a bit). The first 3 of Novigrad are also in the same place, at the Vegelbud residence (complete “Get Junior” Main quest to unlock). Keep talking to the quest giver to ride against the other opponents. After winning the 3 Vegelbud races someone will talk to you and give you a note that you must read. This will bring you to the final Novigrad race. If you lose it, you cannot repeat it! Make a backup save before this race, or reload your latest auto save to avoid missing out. Also, Race: Crows Perch is missable if you go to the Isle of the Mist before completing it.

    The ones on Skellige all have their own unique location. See the video guide below for all their starting points:

  • Reach character development level 35.

    Level 35 will require 54,000XP in total. You gain experience from quests, special conversation choices, and defeating enemies. You gain little experience by defeating enemies or by conversation choices in comparison by quests, so your best bet is doing quests.

    If you go for all of the other trophies, complete all 26 witcher contracts and participate in side quests and map exploration, you should reach level 35 by the time you finish the final story mission. The last story missions also give a lot of XP and you will be able to get several level-ups within just a few hours (1000XP+ per mission). Liberating abandoned sites in the open world also grants decent XP bonuses. Just do everything available to you and you will get to level 35 naturally.

  • Destroy 10 monster nests using bombs.

    You will get this easily enough while progressing through the game. Nests can be found in every area, by exploring the map where you see a "?" and eventually you will uncover a monster nest that will be represented by a "dragon's head" icon.

    Clear out the monsters around the nest and then use a bomb (Grapeshot or Samum) to destroy the nest. The Grapeshot is your best bet as it is the easiest to craft, using 2 Saltpeter and 1 Calciumequum. After destroying 10 monster nests, the trophy will unlock.

  • Defeat an opponent in a fistfight without taking any damage.

    *Missable Trophy*
    You can find a fistfight at the "Inn at the Crossroads" fast travel point on the Velen map. Go into the inn and there will be some men fighting in the corner. Talk to them to participate. When the fight starts you must immediately hold down the block-button. After blocking your opponent's strikes you use strong attacks to break his defense and take them out.

    If there’s nobody in this inn then you must keep playing the story for a bit and return later. See Brawl Master for all fistfights. You can also earn this from fistfights during story missions or side quests. Just be careful, as there is a limited amount of fights that you can participate in. That is why this trophy is missable, so make sure you do a backup save in case you don't get this.

  • Win a round of gwent using only neutral cards.

    There is a total of 17 (31 if you count multiples) different neutral cards. You only need to win one round, not the game. Here is a list of all the neutral cards:

    • Biting Frost
    • Clear Weather
    • Commander's Horn
    • Deocy
    • Impenetrable Fog
    • Scorch
    • Torrential Rain
    • Avallac'h
    • Cirillia Fiona Elen Rianno
    • Dandelion
    • Emiel Regis Rohellec Terzieff
    • Geralt of Rivia
    • Triss Merigold
    • Vesemir
    • Villentretenmerth
    • Yennefer of Vengerberg
    • Zoltan Chivay


    The easiest way to do this, is to lose your first round and then your opponent will barely play and reserve their cards and pass. This gives you the opportunity to use a few neutral cards and win the round.

  • Play three hero cards in one round of gwent and win the match.

    In order to earn this trophy, you will need to obtain hero cards first. You can do this by completing Gwent Quests, which will net you hero cards. Keep in mind that you can only use one faction of cards along with the neutral cards, so you must have three hero cards between the two and they must also be in your hand when you play. Put the minimum amount of cards in your deck to play and make sure to stack it with the special cards. Redraw two cards if needed when starting a game. If you do not have three hero cards in your deck, forfeit the match and try again until you do so. When you have three in your hand, you will need to play all three in one round for it to count, and then you need to win the match.

 

Secret trophies

  • Find Yennefer of Vengerberg.

    Story related, cannot be missed.

    This will unlock in the Prologue after completing the quest, "Lilac and Gooseberries".

  • Find and free Dandelion.

    Story related, cannot be missed.

    This will unlock in Act I after completing the quest, "Poet Under Pressure".

  • Help Yennefer extract information from Skjall's body.

    Story related, cannot be missed.

    This will unlock in Act I after completing the quest, "Nameless".

  • Find the baron's wife and daughter.

    Story related, cannot be missed.

    This will unlock in Act I after completing the quest, "Family Matters".

  • Find Ciri.

    Story related, cannot be missed.

    This will unlock in Act II after completing the quest, "Isles of the Mist".

  • Visit Tir ná Lia and convince Ge'els to betray Eredin.

    Story related, cannot be missed.

    This will unlock in Act III after completing the quest, "Through Time and Space".

  • Defeat Eredin.

    Story related, cannot be missed.

    This will unlock in Act III after completing the quest, "On Thin Ice".

  • Complete all witcher contracts.

    *Missable Trophy*
    There is a total of 26 (25 with patch 1.07) contracts that you will need to complete. Here is the breakdown of all the contracts, locations, and any pertinent information for them:

    WHITE ORCHARD

    • Devil by the Well *Not required with Patch 1.07 or higher*
      • Contract Location: White Orchard notice board
      • Recommended Level: 2+
      • Monster Type: Noonwraith

     

    VELEN

    • Woodland Beast
      • Contract Location: Boarder Post notice board
      • Recommended Level: 6+
      • Monster Type: Scoia'tael
    • Patrol Gone Missing
      • Contract Location: Nifgaardian Central Army Camp notice board
      • Recommended Level: 7+
      • Monster Type: Wyvern
    • Shrieker
      • Contract Location: Crow's Perch notice board
      • Recommended Level: 8+
      • Monster Type: Cockatrice
      *Note* Completion of this contract will unlock the Shreker trophy.
       
    • Jenny O' the Woods
      • Contract Location: Midcopse notice board
      • Recommended Level: 10+
      • Monster Type: Nightwraith
    • The Merry Widow
      • Contract Location: Lindenvale notice board
      • Recommended Level: 10+
      • Monster Type: Grave Hag
    • Swamp Thing
      • Contract Location: Villager west of The Orphans of Crookback Bog
      • Recommended Level: 12+
      • Monster Type: Foglet
      *Note* This should be done after you have obtained the "Eye of Nehalenu", which you will get after completing the main quest "Wandering in the Dark".
       
    • Mysterious Tracks
      • Contract Location: Lindenvale notice board
      • Recommended Level: 20+
      • Monster Type: Chort
    • The Mystery of the Byways Murders
      • Contract Location: Oreton notice board
      • Recommended Level: 22+
      • Monster Type: Ekimmara
      *Note* Completion of this contract will unlock the Fearless Vampire Slayer trophy.
       
    • Phantom of the Trade Route
      • Contract Location: Benkelham refugees
      • Recommended Level: 23+
      • Monster Type: Royal Wyvern
    • The Griffen from the Highlands
      • Contract Location: Crow's Perch notice board (During "Master Armorer Side Quest")
      • Recommended Level: 24+
      • Monster Type: Archgriffin
    • Missing Brother
      • Contract Location: Inn at the Crossroads notice board
      • Recommended Level: 33+
      • Monster Type: Arachas

    NOVIGRAD

    • An Elusive Thief
      • Contract Location: Hierarch Square notice board
      • Recommended Level: 13+
      • Monster Type: Doppler
      *Note* Completion of this contract will unlock The Doppler Effect trophy. This contract is also missable if you let the Doppler get away while chasing him on foot, so make a manual save before hand.
       
    • The Apiarian Phantom
      • Contract Location: Beanston notice board
      • Recommended Level: 14+
      • Monster Type: Hound of the Wild Hunt
    • Deadly Delights
      • Contract Location: Hierarch Square notice board
      • Recommended Level: 15+
      • Monster Type: Succubus
    • The White Lady
      • Contract Location: Notice board south from Novigard's walls
      • Recommended Level: 16+
      • Monster Type: Noonwraith
    • Doors Slamming Shut
      • Contract Location: Hierarch Square notice board
      • Recommended Level: 24+
      • Monster Type: Earth Elemental
    • Lord of the Wood
      • Contract Location: Cunny of the Goose Inn notice board
      • Recommended Level: 25+
      • Monster Type: Leshen
    • The Oxenfurt Drunk
      • Contract Location: Oxenfurt Port notice board
      • Recommended Level: 26+
      • Monster Type: Katakan
    • The Creature of the Oxenfurt Forest
      • Contract Location: Oxenfurt notice board
      • Recommended Level: 35+
      • Monster Type: Archgriffen
      *Note* If you run across the nest before you start the quest and loot the Merc body near it, when doing the quest, it will not update properly to lure you towards the nest. You will have to find the nest again on your own at night for the Archgriffen to appear.

     

    SKELLIGE

    • Strange Beast
      • Contract Location: Larvik notice board
      • Recommended Level: 16+
      • Monster Type: Nekker Warrior
    • The Phantom of Eldberg
      • Contract Location: Arinbjorn notice board
      • Recommended Level: 17+
      • Monster Type: Wraith
    • Muire D'Yaeblen
      • Contract Location: Kaer Trolde Harbor notice board
      • Recommended Level: 18+
      • Monster Type: Water Hag
    • Here Comes the Groom
      • Contract Location: Svorlag notice board
      • Recommended Level: 19+
      • Monster Type: Ekhidna
    • Dragon
      • Contract Location: Fyresdal notice board
      • Recommended Level: 28+
      • Monster Type: Forktail
    • Missing Son
      • Contract Location: Rannvaig notice board
      • Recommended Level: 29+
      • Monster Type: Fiend
      *Note* Completion of this contract will unlock the Friend or Foe? trophy.
  • Complete the subplot about choosing Skellige's ruler.

    To earn this trophy, you must first complete the main story quest "The King is Dead - Long Live the King"! That's the first main quest on the Skellige Isles. After you complete this quest, you will automatically receive two new side quests called "Possession" and "The Lord of Undvik" (cannot be missed). You can mark them in the side quests tab in your inventory.

    The subplot about Skellige's ruler consists of multiple side quests:

    1. Possession
    2. The Lord of Undvik
    3. King's Gambit
    4. Coronation


    As soon as Possession and The Lord of Undvik are completed, you will automatically receive the next quest "King's Gambit". In this quest you have to choose during a dialogue whether to go with Cerys or Hjalmar. This will decide who becomes the ruler!

    Important: If you don't help either of them during the Dialogue in “King’s Gambit” you will miss the Full Crew trophy and someone else will become ruler. So be sure to help either Cerys or Hjalmar, it doesn't matter which one you chose.

  • Take part in the assassination of King Radovid.

    *Missable Trophy*
    You have to do a series of lengthy side quests to trigger the "Reason of State" side quest at the end of the game. During "Reason of State" you will then automatically assassinate King Radovid as part of the quest.

    If you miss one of the required side quests before going to the Isle of Mists, you cannot trigger "Reason of State" anymore. If you make a wrong dialogue choice during the "Blindingly Obvious" main story quest you will miss it, too. Be sure to always choose the first dialogue option at the end of this quest when talking to Dijkstra and Philippa.

    The necessary quests are all found in Novigrad. They are as follows:

    1. Redania's Most Wanted
    2. An Eye for an Eye
    3. A Matter of Life and Death
    4. Now or Never
    5. A Deadly Plot
    6. [Main Quest] Blindingly Obvious (must always choose first dialogue choice at end of quest when talking to Dijkstra and Philippa)
    7. Reason of State


    Be sure to do them as soon as they become available to you. The first four start automatically as part of the main story (track them in your side quests). A Deadly Plot becomes available immediately after doing the previous mission Now or Never for Triss. The last two will then trigger automatically.

  • Complete the subplot involving Keira Metz.

    In order to earn this trophy, you must first complete the main story quests "Hunting a Witch" and "Wandering in the Dark!". In these quests you will go through a dungeon with Keira (unmissable). After this story questline is complete, you will automatically receive a new side quest called "An Invitation from Keira Metz". Go visit Keira in her hut in the woods of Velen to start this optional subplot.

    It consists of multiple small side quests:

    1. An Inivtation from Keira Metz
    2. A Towerful of Mice
    3. A Favor for a Friend
    4. For the Advancement of Learning


    Be sure to track the quests so you can see where to go next. Complete these 4 quests and you will receive the Friends With Beneifts trophy at the end.

    Important: It's highly recommended that you send Keira to Kaer Morhen at the end and not kill her (required for "Full Crew" trophy).

  • Bring all possible allies to Kaer Morhen for the battle against the Hunt.

    *Missable Trophy*
    There are 7 allies that you must recruit to earn this trophy. After doing the main quests in Kaer Morhen (towards the end of the story), you will receive a main mission called "The Isle of Mists" and 4 other "Brothers in Arms" quests. That's when you are supposed to recruit people for your upcoming battle in Kaer Morhen. You must play a series of lengthy side quests and subplots to recruit everyone, which is going to take several hours. Keira Metz and Triss can be recruited before reaching this point in the game. Keira Metz can be missed if you kill her, but Triss will show up in Kaer Morhen either way (doesn’t matter if she stays or sails away).

    You need to recruit the following Allies:

    • Keira Metz (Velen, send her to Kaer Morhen at the end of her subplot instead of killing her. Her subplot consists of the side quest "An Invitation from Keira Metz", "A Towerful of Mice", "A Favor for a Friend", "For the Advancement of Learning. See Friends with Benefits for more details.)
    • Triss Merigold (Novigrad, complete her subplot. It starts with the side quest "A Matter of Life and Death" and ends with "Now or Never". It does not matter if she sails off at the end or stays. She’ll show up in Kaer Morhen either way)
    • Roche (Novigrad, complete side quest "An Eye for an Eye", then talk to Roche during Main Story Mission "Brothers in Arms: Novigrad" and he will come to Kaer Morhen)
    • Ves (Novigrad, complete side quest "An Eye for an Eye", then talk to Roche during Main Story Mission "Brothers in Arms: Novigrad" and he will bring Ves with him)
    • Zoltan Chivay (Novigrad, simply talk to him during Main Story Mission "Brothers in Arms: Novigrad")
    • Ermion (Skellige, simply talk to him during Main Story Mission "Brothers in Arms: Skellige")
    • Hjalmar (Skellige, complete the subplot about choosing Skellige's ruler to earn the Kingmaker trophy. The subplot consists of the side quests "Possession", "The Lord of Undvik", "King's Gambit". During King's Gambit you must choose whether to help either Hjalmar or Cerys, and it does not matter which one you side with. Talk to them once they are ruler and Hjalmar will come with you. If you don’t help either of them, someone else will become ruler and you’ll miss the trophy!


    There are other characters that you can talk to during the "Brothers in Arms" quests. Also some that can be recruited from side quests, but they are optional and have no impact on the trophy at all! It does not matter if they die or if you talk to them or not, so feel free to skip them all. Cerys an Craite is only important if she becomes ruler of Skellige, then you must talk to her.

    These characters are NOT needed, even though they are part of the "Brothers in Arms" questline or can be recruited otherwise:

    • Emperor Emhyr Var Emreis (Royal Palace of Vizima)
    • Letho (Velen)
    • Sigismund Dijkstra (Novigrad)
    • Folan (Skellige, during side quest "The Lord of Undvik")
    • Vigi (Skellige, during side quest "The Lord of Undvik")
    • Crach an Craite (Skellige)
    • Cerys an Craite (Skellige, should she become ruler of Skellige, you will need to talk to her and she will send Hjalmar to Kaer Morhen)


    This is missable:
    - You could end up killing Keira Metz if you make wrong dialogue choices at the end of her subplot.
    - If you choose the third dialogue choice during the King's Gambit quest of the Kingmaker subplot you will walk away and neither Hjalmar, nor Cerys will become ruler. Then Hjalmar cannot be recruited anymore.
    - You could ignore the Brothers in Arms story quests entirely and go directly to the Isle of Mists, thus missing all possible allies.

  • Kill 3 opponents in one fight using 3 different methods (swords, bombs, crossbow, Signs, etc.).

    This can easily be done at the "Hanged Man's Tree" fast travel point in Velen (middle of the map). By the time you enter Velen, you will automatically have a crossbow in your inventory. Equip the crossbow and Igni sign. Now kill some wolves near the fast travel point with the Igni sign, then use your sword until only one is left, followed by killing the last one with your crossbow (press to shoot).

    The trophy will unlock after the fight is over and all enemies are dead.

  • Attack, counter, cast a Sign and throw a bomb (in any order) in under 4 seconds.

    Firstly, you will need to craft a bomb with alchemy. The necessary ingredients can be bought from herbalists (there's one in the middle of White Orchard). Put the bomb in your inventory and look for an enemy, but make sure it's not a very weak enemy as you may one-hit kill it. Start with the counter attack, followed by a quick attack, throw the bomb and cast the sign at the end. Also don't forget to select the bomb in your weapon wheel before the fight.

  • Complete the contract on the shrieker.

    The "Shrieker" contract starts at the quest board in Crow's Perch (Velen Map). Make sure you are tracking the quest to see where you must go. Talk to the man down by the village and accept his offer. Ask the child behind the house about the Shriker and head to the target area. Investigate the site to find some blood trails. Follow the blood, followed by going into the cave and throwing a bomb at the Shrieker's nest to lure it out. After you lure it out, kill the Shirker outside the cave and return to the man in the village to collect your reward. If this contract isn’t available to you, then just keep progressing though the story until it's available.

  • Complete the contract on Sarasti.

    In order to earn this trophy, you must complete the "The Mystery of the Byways Murders" witcher contract (Recommended level: 22+). It can be started at the Notice Board in Oreton, a village in the western half of Velen. From the notice board you must pick up the note that says "Contract: Missing Soliders".

    Talk to the commander in the village and travel to Byways further South. Once you reach this area, you must kill 5 ghouls which is the hardest part of the quest. After they are dead, you will talk to the villagers and follow some clues to reach the catacombs below the village. Here you must fight Sarasti, a Vampire boss (which is a relatively easy fight). When you attack with quick strikes it will stagger Sarasti, giving him no chance to attack you. He also has relatively low health too, so this fight shouldn't last long.

    Talk to the villagers after slaying the monster, and the trophy will unlock.

  • Complete the contract on the Woodland Spirit.

    *Missable Trophy*
    In order to earn this trophy, you must play the "In the Heart of the Woods" Side Quest (Recommended Level: 22+). In can be started in Farylund, a small village on the main island of Skellige. Go into the woods and you will run into some villagers. This will automatically begin the quest. Investigate the marked areas in the woods and then look at the Woodland Spirit entry in your Bestiary to continue the quest.

    The important thing is that you accept Sven's offer who wants you to kill the Woodland Spirit (the younger man) and not the offer from Harald (the elderly man). If you go with Harald's offer you will not get to fight the Woodland Spirit and will miss this trophy!

    The Woodland Spirit has a lot of health and can kill you in 1-2 hits. Always activate the Quen Sign to protect yourself from damage. The boss is quite slow though. Attack it quickly when it appears, so it does not get a chance to attack you first (and if it does your Quen Sign will protect you).
    Before going into this fight, you should get a silver sword with good damage stats and use Relict Oil on it for some bonus damage.

    Remember: If you go with Harald's offer you won't get to fight the Woodland Spirit and will miss this trophy! So you must talk to Sven instead!

  • Complete the contract on Morvudd.

    To earn this trophy, you must play the "Contract: Missing Son" Side Quest (Recommended Level: 29+). It can be started at the notice board in Rannvaig, a village on the main island of Skellige. The quest is fairly straight forward, yet no easy task at all. You must fight one of the strongest monsters in the game, called "Morvudd". You must defeat it twice in a row, as it will run away the first time you fight it.

    The basic strategy for this fight is to dodge Morvudd's attacks to the left at all times, then use one single strong attack and repeat. This way you can keep going around the enemy in circles and if you get the timing down the boss will hardly ever hit you while you deal some devastating blows. Also use Relic Oil on your silver sword for bonus damage and bring some Samum bombs.

    Keep your Quen Sign active at all times, otherwise you may get instant-killed by the enemy. Once you've defeated Morvudd for the second time, you must investigate its lair and return to the quest giver. This will complete the Missing Son quest and unlock the trophy.

  • Complete the contract on Therazane.

    You must complete the "Contract: Doors Slamming Shut" Side Quest to unlock this trophy (Recommended Level: 24+). It can first be started at the quest board on Hierarch Square in Novigrad. From the quest board you must pick up the note that says "Contract: Haunted House". The "Doors Slamming Shut" witcher contract will then start automatically.

    Go to the innkeep near the quest board and talk to the the man on the upper floor. He will send you to a mansion in Novigrad. Go to the basement and you will discover Therazane, a mighty elemental Boss Enemy. He will kill you in 2 hits and has an incredible amount of health for his level. He is resistant to almost everything. Always keep your Quen sign active.

    The basic strategy for this boss fight is to attack Therazane with 1-2 strong attacks, then dodge back immediately when he starts an attack. He will miss you almost every time and if something goes wrong you still have your Quen sign to protect you from damage. Once you have learned his attack pattern the fight will be very doable, especially because he is a very slow enemy and easy to dodge. When you attack him too many times in a row he will go into a defensive position, so do not attack him when he does this! He will block your attack and cause a massive explosion that has the potential to kill you in one hit.

    After you defeat Therazane, you must return to the quest giver to unlock the trophy.

  • Resolve the doppler problem in Novigrad.

    *Missable Trophy*
    This is missable if you let the doppler get away while chasing him on foot.

    To unlock this trophy, you must complete the witcher contract "An Elusive Thief". It can be started at the quest board on Hierarch Square in Novigrad. From the quest board you must pick the note that says "Contract: Imp". "An Elusive Thief" will then start automatically.

    Go to the market square at day and talk to the merchant. Now follow the red footsteps on the ground by using your witcher senses. You will reach a house where you must pick up a letter and read it in your inventory. Follow the trail of clues again and you will meet the Doppler. Chase him down and don't let him escape (if he escapes the quest will fail and you don't get the trophy). Defeat him in combat and you can choose to either kill him or let him go. For this trophy it doesn’t matter which option you choose. If you let him go he will give you a lot of coins and a diagram. If you kill him you can loot some items from his corpse. Return to the market square to talk to the merchant and the trophy will unlock.

DLC: Hearts of Stone

13 trophies

  • Kill 3 opponents with their own arrows.

    You will need to have the "Arrow Deflection" skill leveled up fully under the Combat category. Any person with a bow will do. You can beat them down so they have a little health left to make it easier. Once they fire the arrow, press before it hits you and it should deflect it back at them and kill them if they are at low enough health. Kill 3 different people this way for the trophy.

  • Be under the influence of seven potions or decoctions at the same time.

    You will need the skill "Acquired Tolerance" under the Alchemy tree maxed out for this. You will also want to have these 7 potions, which all should be at the superior level:

    • Black Blood
    • Blizzard
    • Cat
    • Full Moon
    • Golden Oriole
    • Petri's Philter
    • Tawny Owl

    With these maxed out in the superior level and having "Acquired Tolerance" at max level, you will be able to drink all seven of these potions to unlock the trophy.

  • Defeat all the fallen knights and loot their campsites.

    There are 8 different campsites you will need to clear and loot. Make sure you kill ALL of the fallen knights located at these campsites and loot the main chest. You can tell which one is the main chest by using your Witcher senses to see which chest is red. Looting it will also turn the map marker grey. It is possible that the trophy may pop before you take out all 8 camps.

    Here is the location of all 8 camps:

     

    1. Straight north of the "Upper Mill".
    2. North of the Zuetzer Castle fast-travel post.
    3. Southeast of the Zuetzer Caslte fast-travel post.
    4. Southeast of Est Taiyar fast-travel post.
    5. West of Erde fast-travel post (Had two enemies spawn after clearing the camp, so watch for that).
    6. Northwest of Sarrasin Grange fast-travel post.
    7. Northeast of the Bowdon fast-travel post.
    8. East of the previous camp.
  • Collect all available Ofieri armor and horse gear, and at least one Ofieri sword.

    **Glitched**
    If it glitches on you, the best known method is to start the DLC as a standalone and do not talk to the Ofieri merchant. Instead, go and get the diagram from the Zuetzer Castle and then follow the quest until completion.


    You can collect the Ofieri armor set during the quest "From Ofieri's Distant Shores", which will have you find the four diagrams that you will need to have translated by an Ofieri merchant in Upper Mill. You can also buy a sword from the same merchant or a diagram for the sword along with the Crossbow. The horse saddle can be won by racing the Ofieri merchant and the horse blinders and saddlebags can be bought from his shop.

    You will need to craft the armor, which the female armorer in Crow's Perch is the only one who is able to do so, and the elf blacksmith in Novigrad can forge the sword if needed. Once you have all the physical items, the trophy will unlock.

  • Win a round of gwent with a total strength of at least 187.

    I would suggest using the Northern Realms deck for this attempt as how many spy cards you can get and also all the different cards that multiply off each other. Also I would switch the Gwent difficulty to Easy in the options under gameplay if you haven't already.

    Go to any NPC who plays Gwent and face them. There are different ways to go about this, but I just kept forfeiting until I had a decent amount of spy cards on me and then used them all to get the extra cards and then passed. During the next hand I laid them all out to get 188 with a few cards to spare. Make sure you have at least one commander's horn and use Foltest The Siegemaster as your leader for another free one on your siege line. Make sure you also have the cards that multiply off each other too. Just keep trying until you get it, it took me a few attempts to start out with the cards I needed.

 

Secret trophies

  • Kill the prince cursed into a toad.

    Story related, cannot be missed.

    The quest for this is part of the main quest "Evil's Soft First Touches".

    When you start the quest to hunt down the beast in the sewers of Oxenfurt. You will track down it's lair and eventually fight a giant toad. Use your dodging skills and the Yden sign to trap it and strike it. Once you get it to low enough health, a cut scene will occur and the trophy will pop.

  • Participate in all the activities at the wedding.

    **Missable**

    This is part of the main quest "Dead's Man Party".

    There are 10 (4 mandatory and 6 optional) activities you will need to take part of during the wedding. After being introduced to the newlyweds, you are able to free roam and start the activities. Make sure you do the optional ones first. All activities are marked on the mini map for you.

    Here's a list of the 6 optional activities:

    • Inside the open barn, stand in front of the stage and you will dance.
    • Go to the enclosed area with the drapery inside the barn and interact with the drinks at the table where the men are seated.
    • Go to the back of the barn and go through the small entrance way leading outside. Take a right and p the ladder to go to the second landing. Interact with the pillow to have a conversation with Shani.
    • Go down the ladder and to the right you will find a woman in a purple dress. Interact with her.
    • Take a left and go to a small table with two women standing around. Interact with the drink.
    • Turn around and go across to the other side to flirt with a old woman seated by a giant oak tree.

    After you're done with the six optional activities, finish off the four remaining ones. Once completed, speak with the Man of Glass and the trophy will unlock shortly after.

  • Buy all the items put on the block at the Borsodis' Auction House.

    **Missable**

    This is part of the main quest "Open Sesame!".

    You will need a total of 710 gold to buy all 3 items that are put up for sale on the auction house. When asked to bid, simply keep bidding until you win the item. Your choices are on a timer, so don't take too much time to respond.

  • Recreate all of Iris' nightmares in the Painted World.

    **Missable**

    This is part of the main quest "Scenes From a Marriage".

    After burying Iris, you will enter the Painted World and will need to restore all of her memories. There is a total of 8 (7 not missable, 1 missable) memories that need to be restored. The main ones are: the fountain, dinner table, bed chamber, painting studio, Olgierd's study, estate's cellar, and the dining room. The missable one is located in the courtyard gazebo.

    The gazebo is located right in front of you when you start, so do that one right away. Restore each of them by either searching the surrounding area and loot all the objects that are red using your Witcher senses and place them in their proper place, or by igniting objects.

    Once all the story memories are completed, including the missable one, the trophy will unlock.

  • Finish the "Hearts of Stone" expansion.

    Story related, cannot be missed.

    Once you complete the final main quest "Whatsoever a Man Soweth...", the trophy will unlock.

    At the end, you will have the choice to help Olgierd or stay out of it. If you choose to help him, you will have to solve a riddle to beat The Master of Mirrors, which is fairly simple enough. You can only solve the riddle if you did the optional part of the quest and visited Shani and the professor at the Oxenfurt academy.

    You will be timed and start out on a path, which you will need to run and reach the house on the hill. There will be many different opponents that appear while you make your way to the house, all of which can be avoided and you do not need to fight. You also have the option of picking up the "Viper Venomous Silver Sword", which if you run into a Leshen phantom, it will be behind him up some stairs in a rock, surrounded by red light.

    Once you make it to the house, enter it and go down the corridor. It will collapse on you, and then go down the stairs and into the open. Look to your left and there should be a mirror with a fountain, go there. Check out the wall behind the fountain with your Witcher sense's and then use your Aard sign to break it. Doing so, will solve the riddle for you.

    The trophy will unlock after the credits and you are loaded back into the game.

  • Provoke all Iris von Everec's Nightmares into fighting you at the same time and defeat them.

    **Missable**

    This is part of the main quest "Scenes From a Marriage".

    After restoring the memories, follow the spirit's instructions and go to the parlor. Check out the note on the table and it will bring you into an arena with a fireplace to face off against a nightmare.

    There are 6 nightmares in total, 5 of which are inactive. You will need to wake them up by attacking them with a sign or your weapon. Once all six are active, you will need to defeat them. Use your potions and signs to help you out, and if needed, lower the difficulty as it can be a very difficult fight.

    Once all nightmares are defeated, you will be back in the palor and the trophy will unlock.

  • Kill 20 cows.

    The best place to get this is in "Martin Feuille's Farmstead" located north of Novigrad. During the day, there will be over 10 cows in her field that you can slaughter. Once you have killed them all, meditate, and then they will all respawn back for you to slaughter again.

  • Slide downhill uninterrupted for at least 10 seconds.

    Skellige is the best place to get this, as it is an area with many mountains for you to slide downhill. One spot that works great is at the "Distillery". It is located on the main isle of Skellige towards the east. The entrance is located right by the slope of the cliff. Go off the wooden walkway and down the hill. Slide down for you trophy.

DLC: Blood and Wine

13 trophies

  • Travel to the Duchy of Toussaint.

    Story related, cannot be missed.

    Check a noticeboard in Velen, where you will find a note directed towards Geralt. Anna Henrietta requests your skills to take out a terrible monster in Toussaint. You are to meet her servants in the village of Holloway. Go to the Holloway Inn and defeat the bandits then once agree to go with them and you will be on your way to Toussaint.

  • Be decorated with the Order of Vitis Vinifera.

    Story related but can be missed! Make sure to make a backup save at the main quest "The Night of Long Fangs".

    This can be accomplished in two ways. One is during the quest of "The Night of Long Fangs" where you need to make a choice to either find the Unseen Elder or find where Syanna is being kept. Choosing to find the Unseen Elder, you can just go through doing the quest until the end. If you choose to find where Syanna is, you will come across a quest "Beyond Hill and Dale". During this quest you will have the option to speak to the Little Flint Girl. Do so and get the ribbon from her and then finish out the story. Either way, after you beat the game, you will be decorated by the duchess and the trophy will be yours.

  • Serve time in Toussaint.

    Story related but can be missed! Make sure to make a backup save at the main quest "The Night of Long Fangs".

    During the quest of "The Night of Long Fangs" where you need to make a choice to either find the Unseen Elder or find where Syanna is being kept, make sure you pick to find Syanna. While completing the quest "Beyond Hill and Dale", don't speak to Little Flint Girl and do not obtain the ribbon. Once you have completely ignored the Little Flint Girl, complete the quest and finish the story.

  • Obtain a flawless victory in all the competitions during the knights' tourney.

    MISSABLE

    You will get this from the quest "The Warble of a Smitten Knight", which you will obtain when you reach the Tourney Grounds. You have the option if you want to train before you go through the tourney or not, it's entirely up to you. None of the three challenges are difficult. What you do between the challenges does not matter for the trophy.

    You will do the shooting first, then racing and the duelling last. You don't need to have a "flawless" victory in each category, you just need to win all three and then defeat the champion at the end. If you lose any of the competitions, then you won't get the trophy.

  • Be given Aerondight by the Lady of the Lake.

    MISSABLE

    This is part of the quest "There Can Be Only One". You will have to prove yourself in the 5 different virtues: Generosity, Valor, Compassion, Honor and Wisdom. You will prove this by doing quests throughout this game. It doesn't matter when you start this quest, as it will count any of the corresponding quests that you may have already completed. It is possible depending on your choice in certain quests, that you may not fulfil the 5 different virtues, causing you to miss out on the trophy, though you have multiple chances to fulfil the requirements needed for each one.

    I had already completed 4 of the five once I started this quest and only had Wisdom left. Keep these virtues in mind when doing quests and think about the choices and how these virtues may fit in. Once you have completed the quests, you will have to prove your worthy in combat on top of the water, in which you will have to fight the hermit. Beat him and the sword is yours...again.

    Here is a list of known quests to unlock all 5 virtues and how to do them:

    Generosity

    • Blood Run (Main Quest (After you complete it))
      • You will see a ! near you when you exit, go talk to the boy and give him a tip for delivering you a letter.
    • Where Children Toil, Toys Waste Away (Main Quest)
      • When you talk to the bootblack, he'll ask for money to help his buisness. Give him the 500 coin.
    • Mutual of Beauclair's Wild Kingdom
      • Let the Basilisk live (gives you Compassion) and refuse the additional coin from the nobles.

    Valor

    • The Warble of a Smitten Knight
      • You will have an option to stop participating in the tourney. Make sure you continue on and finish.
    • Feed as Cold as Ice
      • After the Spriggen is slain, let the Knight keep the trophy.
    • Fists of Fury: Toussaint
      • Beat all four opponents

    Compassion

    • The Beast of Toussaint (Main Quest)
      • Sparing the Shaelmaar in the Tourney.
    • Capture the Castle (Main Quest)
      • Choose to help Roderick when he asks.
    • Mutual of Beauclair's Wild Kingdom
      • Allow the basilisk to live
    • Big Game Hunter (Contract)
      • Free the panther from the trap and join Beledar at the feast and ask him how his daughter is.

    Honor

    • The Warble of a Smitten Knight
      • You will be challenged to a duel before the third trial. Accept and win the mounted duel.
    • Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Granite!
      • You must return Reginald's jewels to the Art Curator.
    • Till Death Do You Part
      • Be honest with Charles at the end of the quest, and let him know it was only a marital spout.

    Wisdom

    • The Beast of Toussaint (Main Quest)
      • Late into the quest you will have to find three objects with the duchess. It will give you clues to the location where Milton is hiding. Guess greenhouse to get it right.
    • La Cage au Fou (Main Quest)
      • Lift the curse of the spotted weight in the main quest. Make sure you choose the option to not eat with the spoon.
    • Father Knows Worst
      • At the end of the quest, pick the choice to have the brothers make peace.
    • Gwent: To Everything - Turn, Turn, Tournament!
      • Win the tournament
  • Use all available options for developing Corvo Bianco.

    You will be given the deed to Corvo Bianco during "The Beast of Toussaint" quest. This will also start the "No Place Like Home" quest. Go to Corvo Bianco and talk to Majordomo. Go on the tour with him to unlock the ability to develop your property. Once the tour is done you can talk to Majordomo for renovating. There is a total of 9 different improvements you can make to restore your property to its former glory, which will cost you a total of 14,000.

    • House Renovation - 5,000
    • Armor Repair Table - 1,000
    • Grindstone - 1,000
    • Stable - 2,000
    • Garden - 2,000
    • Bed - 1,000
    • Guest Room - 1,000
    • Weapon Rack - 500
    • Armor Stand - 500
  • Find all grandmaster diagrams for each witcher school.

    Talk to Lafargue in Beauclair. He will tell you the locations of the Grandmaster schematics for the schools of the Wolf, Griffin, Cat, Bear and Manticore. Go to each location that is marked on your map for each quest and collect all the schematics for all 5 of the schools.

  • Collect all the cards in the Skellige deck.

    The quest for this is "Never Fear, Skellige's Here". The first opportunity you will have at this, is when you're at the Cockatrice Inn. Play against the Innkeep and win, then you will get a card and the quest. There is a total of 19 cards you will need to collect and also the basic Skellige deck. Luckily for you this time, each one is marked on the map for who you to find and beat. Once you have obtained all 19 cards and the basic deck, the trophy will pop.

  • Unlock the bonus for equipping all the witcher gear elements from one School.

    After collecting one of the set schematics for one of the five schools, go back to Lafargue. This will complete the quest "Master Master Master Master!". Whichever set you brought him, have him craft the entire set and then equip it. You need to equip all 6 pieces for it to work. Like the other sets before it, you will need the previous set in order to make the upgraded version.

  • Develop a mutation.

    After your run in with an old friend in the main quest "Blood Run", you will notice a red quest marker right outside where you are leaving. Go talk to the Messenger and he will give you a letter, which will start the quest "Turn and Face The Strange". Complete the quest and it will unlock the mutations system. Once unlocked, press in the character menu to access the mutations system. You will at least 2 ability points and 2 of either a Greater Blue, Red or Green mutagen to unlock one of the abilities. Pick one that you like and research it and the trophy will unlock.

 

Secret trophies

  • Help unite the warring vineyards and have a wine named in your honor.

    MISSABLE

    You will start this with the quest "Wine Wars: Belgaard", which you can obtain from the Cockatrice Inn board. Go to the location and you will be asked to help both Matilda Vermentino and Liam de Coronata, which gives you two different quests; Wine Wars: Vermentino and Wine Wars: Coronata.

    Complete the 5 tasks for each and read both letters found from each quest and it will give you the quest "Wine Wars: The Dues in the Machina". Make sure you complete this quest and not talk to either Matilda or Liam beforehand. This will lead you into the final quest to solve the 5 issues at Belgaard. After that, you must wait 3 days for a "surprise" that they want to give you. Leave the area and meditate for three days then go talk to them again and you will find out they named a wine after you! Congratulations! Pick the name you like and be done with it.

  • Kill a frozen opponent with a crossbow bolt.

    There is two ways to achieve this, you can use a Northern Wind bomb or the Piercing Cold, which gives you a 25% chance to freeze opponents when Aard is cast. Using the bomb is the easier method as it is guaranteed to freeze them, whereas using the sign is not.

    Beat down the enemy until they are low on health and then throw a bomb at them or try and freeze them with the Aard sign (there is a chance they will die doing this). Once they are frozen finish them off with a crossbow.

  • Kill Golyat with a crossbow bolt to his eye.

    MISSABLE

    As soon as you arrive in Toussaint, you will run into Golyat. Get him low on health and then use your crossbow to finish him off. Make sure you aim for the face, where there is an opening in the barrel. Kill him with a well placed shot to the face and the trophy is yours. You can also one shot him with the crossbow if you can manage to hit him directly in the eye.

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