Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Mad Money Making Tips!

This entry is part [part not set] of 5 in the series Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

We’ve found two pretty awesome money making tips for the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The first can be done immediately in White Orchard and makes you some decent cash for little effort. The second one can be done when you get to Novigrad and makes some MAD cash for pretty much no work. Read up on these options below:


As you enter the main town after crossing Woesong Bridge there are 2 cows to the left in a small fenced in area. Use Igni to kill both cows and loot them. They may have nothing, they may have meat or cow’s milk or if you are lucky they have cow hides. Cow hides sell directly to vendors for 24 to 50 orens each depending on the vendor. The real trick here is to kill the 2 cows and then move to the side of the area. Face away from the where the cows spawn and then mediate for 1 hour. 2 more cows! Continue until you get bored. The local Merchant doesn’t have a lot of cash on him but there are plenty more around the area and any little bit of case is good at this point.


NOTE: This has been patched out of the PC version. Still works on consoles as of 5/22/15.
At the Heirarch Center in Novigrad there is a Merchant in front of some fish that will sell you unlimited Shells and Sea Shells for 7. Buy out his stock and the back out to the Show me your wares screen and you go can right back in and buy more Shells. You then take them to the Armorer who is about 10 feet away and Dismantle them into Pearls and Black Pearls that sell for over a 100. You are only limited by the amount of Oren the Armorer has to buy the Shells with. You can Meditate for 7 full days so he gets more cash, or as I do just hold on the Pearls and sell them to any Armorers or Blacksmiths you run into. Alternately you can travel to the Loan Shark by the Oxenfurt Gate. He only has about 1000 Orens at a time, BUT it is instantly replenished when you back out to the choice menu and come back in!

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Witcher Gear Set Guide

This entry is part [part not set] of 5 in the series Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

There are 3 main sets of Witcher Gear in the Witcher 3. Griffin, Cat and Bear. And then each of those sets have 3 extra levels of upgrades to find and craft. Enhanced, Superior and Mastercrafted. Here are our guides to starting these quests and then crafting and upgrading each set.


This video shows you were to find all the diagrams for the Griffin Witcher Gear Set. All the pieces are found in Velen. To start you begin it at the top of a peninsula in Velen at Lornruk. It’s above Blackbough. There is a chest with the first diagram above the room and then you also need a journal from climbing the tower to the top.
Level Requirements: Swords – 7 | Armor – 8


All of the Enhanced upgrades can be found in various locations around Velen. There is no quest to help you locate these pieces you just need to find them in the world. Here is our video showing all 6 locations.
Level Requirements: Swords – 14 | Armor – 15


Level Requirements: Swords – 22 | Armor – 23


Level Requirements: Swords – 30 | Armor – 31


Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Bestiary Guide

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Here is our list for the weaknesses of various enemies in Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.


Bears :: Beast Oil, Quen
Dogs :: Beast Oil
Wolves :: Beast Oil


Bersekers :: Devil’s Pufball {Bomb}, Cursed Oil, Quen, Igni
Botchlings :: Cursed Oil, Axii
Ulfhedinn :: Moon Dust {Bomb}, Devil’s Puffball {Bomb}, Cursed Oil, Igni
Werewolves :: Moon Dust {Bomb}, Devil’s Puffball {Bomb}, Cursed Oil, Igni


Basilisks :: Golden Oracle {Potion}, Grapeshot {Bomb}, Draconid Oil, Aard
Cockatrices :: Grapeshot {Bomb}, Draconid Oil, Aard
Shrieker :: Grapeshot {Bomb}, Draconid Oil, Aard
Wyverns :: Golden Oracle {Potion}, Grapeshot {Bomb}, Draconid Oil, Aard


Gargoyles :: Dimeritium Bomb, Elementa Oil, Quen
Golems :: Dimeritium Bomb, Elementa Oil
Hounds of the Wild Hunt :: Dimeritium Bomb, Elementa Oil, Igni, Quen


Griffins :: Grapeshot {Bomb}, Hybrid Oil, Aard
Harpies :: Grapeshot {Bomb}, Hybrid Oil, Aard


Endrega warriors :: Golden Oracle {Potion}, Insectoid Oil
Endrega workers :: Golden Oracle {Potion}, Insectoid Oil


Alghouls :: Necrophage Oil, Quen
Drowners :: Necrophage Oil, Igni
Foglets :: Moon Dust {Bomb}, Necrophage Oil, Quen
Ghouls :: Necrophage Oil
Grave hags :: Black Blood {Potion}, Necrophage Oil, Yrden, Quen
Mourntart :: Black Blood {Potion}, Necrophage Oil, Yrden, Quen
Rotfiends :: Necrophage Oil, Necrophage Oil, Yrden, Quen
Water hags :: Northern Wind {Bomb},


Nekkers :: Northern Wind {Bomb}, Ogroids Oil


Crones :: Relicts Oil, Quen
Fiends :: Samum {Bomb}, Devil’s Puffball {Bomb}, Relict Oil
Godlings :: PEACEFUL


Devil by the Well :: Moon Dust {Bomb}, Specter Oil, Yrden
Jenny O’ the Woods :: Moon Dust {Bomb}, Specter Oil, Yrden
Nightwraiths :: Moon Dust {Bomb}, Specter Oil, Yrden
Noonwraiths :: Moon Dust {Bomb}, Specter Oil, Yrden
Plague Maidens :: Specter Oil, Yrden
Wraiths :: Moon Dust {Bomb}, Specter Oil, Yrden, Quen


Ekimmaras :: Devil’s Puffball {Bomb}, Vampire Oil, Igni
Higher Vampires :: Vampire Oil, Igni

Guide: Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Map of White Orchard

This entry is part [part not set] of 5 in the series Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
White Orchard

White Orchard


1: There are 3 Monster Nests in White Orchard. Make sure to destroy them with bombs to work towards your Fire in the Hole achievement.
2: QUEST: SECONDARY QUEST: A Frying Pan, Spick and Span
3: QUEST: TREASURE HUNT: Scavenger Hunt: Viper School Gear – There are 2 locations. This gives you the plans for Serpentine silver sword and Serpentine steel sword. To enter the ruined castle you need to go around back and climb the angled castle wall section that has collapsed.
4: QUEST: TREASURE HUNT: Temerian Valuables. Grab the key from the corpse on the shore and then give underwater and open the chest.
5: There are 5 Places of Power. Activating all 5 within 30 minutes gives you the Power Overwhelming achievement. For a video guide CHECK OUR ACHIEVEMENT GUIDE.
6: Tomira – Gives QUEST: SECONDARY QUEST: On Death’s Bed & also has bonus rewards after completing QUEST: WITCHER CONTRACTS: Contract: Devil by the Well
8: QUEST: TREASURE HUNT: Deserter Gold (This quest did not activate for me pre-day one patch Xbox ONE)
9: QUEST: TREASURE HUNT: Dirty Funds (This quest did not activate for me pre-day one patch Xbox ONE)

Achievement Guide: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

This entry is part [part not set] of 5 in the series Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Card Collector – 15gs – Acquire all gwent cards available in the base version of the game.

Gwent: Velen Players :: If you want to actually play the Baron you must do so before starting Return to Crookback Bog. Once the Baron leaves for Downwarren there are no more chances to talk to him. If you don’t play him, you can go back to Crow’s Perch and the Unique card will be available for free in his room.

Gwent Master – 15gs – Defeat Tybalt and win the gwent tournament held at the Passiflora.
Geralt and Friends – 15gs – Win a round of gwent using only neutral cards.
All In – 15gs – Play three hero cards in one round of gwent and win the match.
The Enemy of My Enemy – 15gs – Use the Axii Sign to force one opponent to kill another. Do this 20 times.

You must invest in level 2 of Axii in the Skill Tree and then use the alternate version (IE Hold down RT) against an enemy on a group. Humans, Drowners, and basic enemy. Then let them kill as many of their friends as they can. Repeat until achievement is unlocked.

Humpty Dumpty – 15gs – Kill 10 opponents by knocking them off somewhere high with the Aard Sign.

Devil’s Pit, Skillage as a lot of high ground and bandits will constantly respawn here.

Environmentally Unfriendly – 15gs – Kill 50 opponents using the environment (e.g. swamp gas, insects or objects).
Kaer Morhen Trained – 15gs – Perform 10 effective counterattacks in a row without getting hit or parrying.

Get into a fight with only 1 sword armed enemy. You need to time your LT parry for just as the enemy swings at you. You can NOT just hold down LT to parry, you need to do the timed parry so that you hit them back.

Can’t Touch This! – 15gs – Kill 5 foes in a fight without taking damage (except for Toxicity) and without using the Quen Sign.

There are quite a few 5 foe or higher battles. Where I got it was a battlefield type encounter during the Return to Crookback Bog quest with the Baron. It contained a lot of people on my side and against my side and I simply moved from enemy to enemy that were already engaged with other people and finished them off with Igni. Other options are waiting until you have upgraded your Signs and a Igni combined with Dragon’s Dream can do a LOT of damage to a LOT of enemies quickly.

That Is the Evilest Thing – 15gs – Ignite the gas produced by a Dragon’s Dream bomb using a burning opponent. Do this 10 times.

Set up is to find or buy the Dragon’s Dream bomb. Make some and equip them to your RB button. Then find some lower level enemies and use Igni to light them on fire and then immediately throw a Dragon’s Bomb on them. You get 2 bombs at a time and then you can Meditate with some strong alcohol to refill your Dragon’s Dreams.

Butcher of Blaviken – 30gs – Kill at least 5 opponents in under 10 seconds.

The absolute easiest place for this is at the end of the Lilac and Gooseberries quest line in White Orcard. You will have a tavern brawl with 5 enemies. It’s a very close range fight against fairly low level enemies. Throw out a Igni Sign and then slash them down.

Brawler – 30gs – Defeat Olaf, the Skellige champion of unarmed combat.
Overkill – 30gs – Make an opponent suffer from bleeding, poisoning and burning simultaneously. Do this 10 times.
Master Marksman – 15gs – Kill 50 human and nonhuman opponents by striking them in the head with a crossbow bolt.
Fire in the Hole – 15gs – Destroy 10 monster nests using bombs.
Fist of the South Star – 15gs – Defeat an opponent in a fistfight without taking any damage.

There is a series of quests called the Fists of Fury which are 1 on 1 hand to hand. Your two options are to parry/counterattack or just dodge out of the way of getting hit. Then go to town with hits until they block or dodge themselves. Then back off and wait for their next swing. Besides the Fists of Fury quests (which start at Crow’s Perch in Velen) there will be other 1 on 1 fights in various quests.

Even Odds – 30gs – Kill 2 monsters you have a contract on without using Signs, potions, mutagens, oils or bombs.

A lot harder than it sounds. The Contract monsters are a LOT harder than your everyday creatures you run into. To make this easier hang on to some contracts until you are several levels higher. Better swords and putting some points into the straight up sword combat tree will help also. You can eat food but make sure you have no mutagens in your tree and no oil on your swords.

Triple Threat – 15gs – Kill 3 opponents in one fight using 3 different methods (swords, bombs, crossbow, Signs, etc.). {Secret}

Quite simply do as asked. Make sure that 3 kills are from different means. Bombs, Swords, Crossbow, Signs. Lots of options.

What Was That? – 15gs – Attack, Counter, cast a Sign and throw a bomb (in any order) in under 4 seconds. {Secret}

You need to Counterattack (not parry), Attack, Use a Sign, and Use a Bomb within 5 seconds. Find a single enemy with a basic sword, counter, fast attack, Sign and then throw a bomb. Make sure to create a bomb and equip it before the battle.

Lilac and Gooseberries – 15gs – Find Yennefer of Vengerberg. {Secret}

You will get this automatically at the end of the Lilac and Gooseberries quest as you finish off the first area White Orchard.

Friends with Benefits – 15gs – Complete the subplot involving Keira Metz. {Secret}

This is a series of Secondary Quests in Velen. As you progress through one of the Main Quests – Wandering in the Dark. At the very end Keira will ask you to help her find a Magic Lamp. Make sure you DO help her and complete the very quick Secondary Quest – Magic Lamp. Then at the very end of Wandering in the Dark Keira will ask you for help via the An Invitation from Keira Metz. You will then do 3 quests in a row for Keira. The Tower of Mice, A Favor For A Friend & For The Advancement of Learning. Bonus, if you are nice to Keira you will get your first sex scene. At the end of The Advancement of Learning you have the option to send Keira to Kaer Morhen helping with the Full Crew achievement.

Family Counselor – 15gs – Find the baron’s wife and daughter. {Secret}

Velen – You will get this when you complete the Family Matters quest.

A Friend in Need – 15gs – Find and free Dandelion. {Secret}
Necromancer – 15gs – Help Yennefer extract information from Skjall’s body. {Secret}
Something More – 15gs – Find Ciri. {Secret}
Xenonaut – 15gs – Visit Tir na Lia and convince Ge’els to betray Eredin. {Secret}
The King is Dead – 30gs – Defeat Eredin. {Secret}
Kingmaker – 15gs – Complete the subplot about choosing Skellige’s ruler. {Secret}
Assassin of Kings – 15gs – Take part in the assassination of King Radovid. {Secret}
Full Crew – 15gs – Bring all possible allies to Kaer Morhen for the battle against the Hunt. {Secret}

1) In Velen do the entire sequence of Keira Metz’s quests and at the end you can send her to Kaer Morhen. Be nice to her. See Friends with Benefits achievement for more information.
2) In Velen start the Secondary Quest The Fall of the House Reardon. This will lead you to your friends Letho. Complete his one quest Ghosts of the Past. At the end tell him to head to Kaer Morhen.

Geralt: The Professional – 15gs – Complete all witcher contracts.
Passed the Trial – 15gs – Finish the game on any difficulty.
Ran the Gauntlet – 30gs – Finish the game on the “Blood and Broken Bones!” or “Death March!” difficulty levels.
Walked the Path – 65gs – Finish the game on the “Death March!” difficulty level.
Globetrotter – 15gs – Discover 100 fast travel points.

There are 10 signposts in White Orchard, the game’s first area, just to give you an idea of how big the later regions become.

Pest Control – 30gs – Destroy all monster nests in the Velen / Novigrad region, or in Skellige.
Let’s Cook! – 15gs – Learn 12 potion formulae.

You will get formulae as quest rewards and also from finding them as loot. You really want to fully explore and loot all chests at all the “?” markers on the map.

Bombardier – 15gs – Collect the formulae for 6 different bomb types.
Bookworm – 15gs – Read 30 books, journals or other documents.

Every letter and note you pick up will go into your Usable Items or Quest Items Inventory. Make sure to open your inventory up and use A to read everything you find.

Armed and Dangerous – 30gs – Find and equip all the elements of one set of witcher gear.

The first Witcher Set you can get will be the Griffin Set. The quest line starts in Velen at the top left of the map in Lornruk just above Blackbourgh. After finding all the diagrams you will need to make all 6 items and put them on to get the achievement.

Power Overwhelming – 15gs – Have all possible Place of Power bonuses active at the same time.

There are 5 Place of Power statues in the first area White Orchard. You will need to discover them via the “?” on the map. The following video shows all 5 and a path to get them.

Dendrologist – 15gs – Acquire all the Abilities in one tree.

Brawl Master – 15gs – Complete all fistfighting quests in Velen, Skellige and Novigrad.

Velen – Starts at Crow’s Perch at the Notice Board. There are 3 starter enemies and then a champion to beat.

Fast and Furious – 15gs – Win all the horse races in the game.

Velen – Starts at Crow’s Perch at the Notice Board. Three races to win. Just make sure to save some stamina for a final push over the finish line.

Munchkin – 65gs – Reach character development level 35.

This is high. EXP flows very slowly in the Witcher 3. This is going to take a lot of invested time.

Mutant – 15gs – Fill all mutagen slots.

The last Mutagen slot unlocks at level 28.

Shrieker – 15gs – Complete the contract on the shrieker. {Secret}

The Shrieker contract starts in Velen at the Crow’s Perch Notice Board.

Fearless Vampire Slayer – 15gs – Complete the contract on Sarasti. {Secret}
Woodland Spirit – 15gs – Complete the contract on the Woodland Spirit. {Secret}
Fiend or Foe? – 15gs – Complete the contract on Morvudd. {Secret}
Ashes to Ashes – 15gs – Complete the contract on Therazane. {Secret}
The Doppler Effect – 15gs – Resolve the doppler problem in Novigrad. {Secret}