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White Orchard Places of Power

Places of Power in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are stones scattered throughout the game’s world. They are not marked on the map, but you can spot them in the distance as gloving stones. They are usually guarded by powerful monsters. Once you interact with it, Place of Power gives you the following rewards:
  • Ability point (only the first time you draw from it)
  • Temporary bonus intensity for a certain sign (every time you draw from it)
Given the large number of skills in the game, it is important to find and draw from every Place of Power in order to get as many ability / skill points as possible. This guide will show you the locations of all the Places of Power in White Orchard.

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Herb Locations

Herbs are used for the concoction of various substances in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. If you plan on making potions, bombs, oils, or decoctions, you will need to have a ready supply of various herbs. They can be found everywhere – in the forests, fields, and marshes. If you plan on brewing some of the more exotic potions or oils, you will have trouble finding the right ingredients. To help you with that, we have compiled a list with the locations of the herbs in the Witcher 3.

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Bank in Novigrad

There are several currencies circulating throughout the world of the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but the merchants will only exchange their wares for Crowns. The other coins you collect on your travels will have to be exchanged for Crowns if you wish to have any use for them, and there is no better place to do that than in the reputable Vivaldi’s Bank Novigrad. To exchange your Orens and Florens, speak to Vivaldi and choose the I’d like to convert some currency option. Orens and Florins are worth more than Crowns, however, so be prepared to leave the bank with a heavier coin sack.

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Skill Reset

With the myriad skills to choose from in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, it is all to easy to make a choice that will prove to be wrong in the long run. To prevent that from happening, you can use the skill calculator on our sister site Gosu Noob. But if the worst has come to pass, you can always resort to a nifty little substance called a respec potion. This guide will show you where such potions can be found.

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Gwent Cards List

Gwent cards are playing cards used in an ancient dwarven card game in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. If you wish to partake of this optional activity, you will need a great deck and a quick wit in order to avoid getting trounced by the more experienced players you will inevitably run into during your travails.

This guide will show you all the Gwent cards in the Witcher 3, their locations and effects. Beginners can also check out the general Gwent guide-ubaci link.

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There are at least three different factions decks in Gwent: the Scoia’tael, the Northern Realms, and the Nilfgaardian Empire. Each deck has unique cards, passive perks, and leader abilities. Cards can be purchased from vendors, unlocked during quests, and found throughout the world.

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Skill Calculator

In such a complex game as the Witcher 3, it is easy to feel apprehension and anxiety at the face of all the choices you will have to make for your character. There are so many abilities in the game that you will never be able to unlock them all. Which abilities should you choose for Geralt ? How to spend your hard-earned skill points to get the best character build you want?

If you’re asking yourself these questions, you should check out the Witcher 3 skill calculator on our sister site Gosu Noob. The calculator will let you test various character builds without having to spend precious ability points in the game itself. Would you like to be a mighty warior? A powerful caster? You can use skill calculator to see which abilities you should invest points in, and which ones will do nothing for your character. You can also check out our guide about the best skills to invest in at start.

Controls for PC, PS4 & Xbox One

In an interactive medium such as video games, being in complete control of whatever is happening on the screen is of vital importance. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception; the myriad enemies in the game will not forgive you if you press the wrong button and cast a spell instead of blocking. It is advisable that you get to know the game’s controls before venturing further into the Northern Realms.

Trying to memorize all the keys and their functions is a difficult endeavor when starting out in a brand new game, so we have prepared a list of all the key bindings for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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Best Skills at Start

The world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is unforgiving and deadly, you will be fighting for your life from the moment the game begins. Given the large number of skills in The Witcher 3, it is vital to immediately start planing which ones you wish to unlock. The best way to do that is to decide what you want to focus on – combat, alchemy, signs, or a mixture of several – and then stick to it. To help you prepare for your travels in the Northern Realms as best as possible, we have put together a list of the best skills to invest in at the beginning of the Witcher 3, depending on the type of build you wish to play as.

You gain one ability point every time you level up. Ability points can also be gained by drawing from Places of Power, one from each. If you want to know how to spend them as best as possible, check out the full list below.

Combat Builds

best combat skillsRegardless of which path you choose, you will still have to rely on your sword some of the time. Combat builds are therefore the easiest, as the majority of the enemies you will face in the game will succumb to a sharp and swift blade. You have to spend 8 points in the first tier of combat abilities in order to unlock the second, and you have two options – the fast combat build and the strong combat build.
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Romance Guide

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Sex has always played a large role in the Witcher Games, and it continues to do so in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Geralt has the option to bed several women in the game – some of which he has an emotional attachment to, while others are merely casual partners. Before he can do that, however, Geralt has to seduce the prospective partner, by giving her gifts or through some other means.

In this romance guide for the Witcher 3 we are going to list all the women Geralt can have sex with in the game, and give you the strategies for bedding each of them. Oh, and don’t worry about contraception – witchers (and sorceresses) are infertile. If you wish to avoid the hassle of courtship, you can head over to our list of all the sex scenes in the game, complete with videos for each one.

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Gwent Card Game Basics

Gwent is an optional activity in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It is an ancient dvarwen card game popular throughout the Northern Realms. This guide will give you the basics of Gwent and tell you where to find worthy opponents.

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How to play Gwent

When you start a game of Gwent, you will have to select a faction and a leader. This choice will determine which cards you will be able to use, and which faction-specific perk you will get. Each faction has a minimum of three variations on its leader.

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