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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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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.

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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Abilities (Skills) in the Witcher 3 can be gained and upgraded by gaining experience. The game has four talent trees from which you can choose – combat, signs, alchemy, and general. Choose wisely in which talent tree you want to spend your skill points: you will not be able to max them all out so assign points in accordance with your play style.

The various upgrades are arranged into 4 branches, each of which can be unlocked by spending a certain amount of points. To unlock the second branch of upgrades you need to spend 8 points in the first branch. Unlocking the third branch will cost you 20 points in the second, and to gain access to the fourth branch you will have to spend 30 points in the branch above it. Geralt’s skills can also be boosted with special items called mutagens.

This guide will show you all the Witcher 3 skills you can choose from, along with their effects and the mutagens that suit them.

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Witcher 3 Signs

Signs are magic spells in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. There are five signs in the game – Aard, Igni, Axii, Quen and Yrden, each with a unique effect and upgrade tree. Signs are not a substitute for weapons, but they can be very helpful if you upgrade and use them properly. This guide will show you all the signs present in the game, along with their effects and upgrade benefits.

witcher 3 signsUsing signs will drain your stamina, so keep an eye on your stamina bar whenever you use them. You do not want to run out of stamina during a fight. Fortunately, you will receive a bonus to your stamina regeneration whenever you upgrade a sign skill.
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