Potions are an important element of the gameplay in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. They cannot solely heal Geralt when he’s injured or bothered by some kind of ailment however can even improve his battle potential in quite a lot of methods. Originally of the sport, the participant will not have entry to very many, although they’ll discover recipes whereas exploring the world and looting varied containers. Fairly just a few potion recipes, in addition to these for the Enhanced and Superior upgrades of identified potions, may also be bought from retailers discovered on the planet focusing on alchemy like native herbalists. One massive change from how potions are utilized in earlier video games within the sequence is that they’ll now be quaffed on the fly, that means that one doesn’t must meditate to make use of them.
It ought to be talked about, nevertheless, that meditation remains to be required to replenish potions with a supply of alcohol. Apart from potions, there are just a few pheromones and lots of decoctions that add to the arsenal of useful fluids that the White Wolf can devour, nevertheless, these range fairly a bit from true potions and ought to be used sparingly. There are 12 sorts of true potions that Geralt can convey alongside on his journeys, all of which might be very helpful in quite a few conditions, although how helpful is dependent upon the circumstances.
It is a potion meant particularly to counter the assaults of vampires and necrophage monsters that handle to slide by a witcher’s defensives. Since many of those foes might be fairly speedy, it isn’t all the time doable to dodge the slashes of their lengthy claws or the bites from their sharp tooth, although, with a Black Blood potion, this normally best-avoided scenario generally is a boon for a witcher.
Vampires and necrophages that land melee hits on a witcher with Black Blood coursing via their veins will take injury from their very own assault from consuming the poisonous substance. The bottom model lasts for 30 seconds and returns 15% of harm taken again to the attacking monster. The Enhanced model persists for 45 seconds and displays 20% of the injury in addition to knocks again the foe. The Superior improve stays lively for 60 seconds, returning 30% of harm taken, and along with hurting and knocking again the adversary additionally causes them to begin bleeding when they’re close to the witcher.
Very similar to strolling via a literal snowstorm, the Blizzard potion can sluggish issues down an incredible deal. It’s best used when coping with many foes with lower than common well being, for that’s when its results actually shine. Blizzard slows down time when Geralt slays an enemy, that means that it’s just about ineffective when combating a singular robust foe.
The bottom type of this blue potion slows time down by 50% for 15 seconds, permitting a witcher to deal out a whole lot of slashes in opposition to sluggish foes, letting them kill one other enemy and restart the time-slow impact. The Enhanced model drops the velocity of the scenario by 55% for 20 seconds. On the Superior stage, Blizzard slows all the things down by 60% for 30 seconds and in addition permits Geralt to ship assaults that do not price stamina if the participant has Three or extra adrenaline factors, which grant the aptitude to turn out to be a literal storm of metal and silver within the eyes of enemies.
Apart from being named after their results, potions are generally titled for the relation they should animals on the planet that naturally possess the traits that they grant to witchers who devour them. Essentially the most well-known of those sorts of potions is Cat, which bestows the flexibility to see in a lot darker circumstances than traditional to those that quaff the feline-monikered substance.
Common Cat potions grant Geralt sight in near-complete darkness, permitting him to discover at evening and in dank caves a lot simpler at a spread of 25 for 60 seconds. Enhanced Cat presents the identical vary and dark-piercing gaze, although additionally comes with immunity to hypnosis and lasts for 120 seconds. Superior Cat works identically to the Enhanced model, although lasts for 180 seconds: loads of time to utilize its useful results.
This potion references the totally different phases that one might be in, much like how the moon can seem fuller at sure instances from the eyes of those that stroll the world. Full Moon quickly will increase a participant’s most well being, which differs fairly a bit from therapeutic potions. Though it raises each the max and present well being, it shouldn’t be used rather than ones that restore it (until totally upgraded), as when the consequences fade it may possibly depart a witcher with only a few hit factors. It’s ideally used previous to a troublesome struggle in order that Geralt can take extra hits.
The bottom type of Full Moon grants 300 extra vitality to the participant for a interval of 60 seconds and Enhanced Full Moon bestows 1100 extra vitality for 90 seconds. The Superior model, versus prior kinds, may also be used to heal relying on how a lot toxicity is inside a witcher’s physique as a result of, along with granting an enormous 1500 increase to max well being for 180 seconds, it heals the consumer for a price equal to at least one’s present toxicity.
This golden draught is very really useful for a witcher to convey alongside, and use, when issues of poison and noxious fumes are involved. It neutralizes the impact of such dangerous chemical compounds and might even flip them to a witcher’s benefit in the best circumstances. It may be notably helpful in opposition to harder monsters who can cowl complete areas with disgusting, caustic clouds.
Golden Oriole, named after one of many only a few avian households containing species of real-world birds which have toxic feathers, can appropriately grant immunity to poison in addition to neutralize lethal chemical compounds which are already inside a witcher’s physique. The bottom model lasts for 60 seconds whereas the Enhanced improve does so for twice as lengthy at 120 seconds. Fantastically, the Superior Golden Oriole potion not solely grants immunity to poison but additionally causes the usually lethal substances to truly heal Geralt, turning a weak point into an incredible power for 180 seconds.
Very similar to when Geralt and Roach are galavanting via the woods at breakneck speeds, the Maribor Forest potion can amp up the adrenaline in a single’s physique. Adrenaline factors are utilized by sure mid and late-game talents that may be immensely helpful as they’re a useful resource that may be funneled into an enormous number of methods.
Primary Maribor Forest potions grant Gerant a further 0.15 adrenaline factors per every motion that naturally generates them, which can not look like a lot, nevertheless, in the course of the 30 seconds of impact time can add as much as fairly a bit extra adrenaline acquire throughout fight. The Enhanced model does the identical, although over a course of 60 seconds, although the Superior improve instantly grants one adrenaline level along with having an impact period of 90 seconds.
Here is a potion that impacts one of many core parts of a witcher’s fight type: the magical indicators. Petri’s Philter will increase the depth of the straightforward magic spells that Geralt can forged, which is one thing that’s all the time useful because of how typically the participant makes use of them.
The bottom model boosts signal depth by 15% for 30 seconds whereas the Enhanced model will increase their energy by 20% for 60 seconds. The Superior Petri’s Philter upgrades one’s indicators to be 25% simpler over a interval of 90 seconds and in addition ensures that indicators forged activate their particular auxiliary results.
The chook that this potion is called after is usually used as a logo for peace and love in the true world, which makes its results in The Witcher 3 acceptable because it is without doubt one of the greatest therapeutic potions within the sport. Nonetheless, it doesn’t immediately return an enormous chunk of hit factors, however as an alternative massively will increase Geralt’s pure well being regeneration over a brief interval, that means that one can’t spam this potion and anticipate quick outcomes. It ought to be talked about that shorter durations for this potion are higher since which means that extra well being is recovered in a smaller window of time.
The bottom stage of the Swallow potion restores 80 factors of vitality exterior of fight (40 inside fight) over a course of 20 seconds. Enhanced Swallow restores 100 hit factors (65 in fight) over the identical time-frame. Lastly, Superior Swallow retrieves 150 vitality for Geralt (80 in fight) over the identical size of 20 seconds, although this ultimate improve prevents taking injury from pausing the therapeutic impact.
Owls within the animal kingdom are identified for being extremely environment friendly hunters. Their eyes grant them nice imaginative and prescient and their feathers dampen sound and permit them to fly at, and snare, prey with out ever being heard. This lets them retain a whole lot of stamina. It’s probably because of this that this stamina-regenerating potion is called Tawny Owl. It’s a very versatile potion that may be quaffed in virtually any fight scenario to offer the participant a bit extra stamina to make use of on preventing maneuvers.
The bottom type of Tawny Owl will increase stamina regen by 5% for 20 seconds whereas the Enhanced model bestows 8% added regen over 45 seconds. The very best tier of Tawny Owl grants a witcher 10% stamina restoration over 60 seconds in the course of the day, nevertheless, at evening its results don’t expire, permitting the White Wolf to be particularly lethal after nightfall.
Because the identify implies, the Thunderbolt potion has a dynamic impact upon Geralt’s fight efficiency in that it makes him as lethal as a streak of lightning. It has a easy impact, although one that’s immensely helpful in all conditions the place one must unleash better bodily injury.
The bottom type of Thunderbolt boosts assault energy by 30% over a interval of 30 seconds and the Enhanced model offers the identical quantity of elevated assault energy over 60 seconds. The Superior Thunderbolt potion, nevertheless, ups the increase to 35% for 90 seconds but additionally ensures vital hits if used throughout a storm.
This one is much less of a potion and extra of an anti-potion. White Honey clears all toxicity and removes the consequences of all potions immediately, permitting Geralt to reset himself if he now not wants his at the moment lively results or must rid himself of poisons constructed up from extreme potion utilization.
There are Enhanced and Superior variations of this anti-potion, although the one distinction is the variety of fees. The bottom type has 1 cost, the Enhanced type has 2 fees, and the Superior stage has 5 fees.
The Killer Whale potion is one that isn’t helpful in fight and solely permits a witcher to remain underwater for longer durations of time. It presents the participant the flexibility to take larger breaths that lets them keep below the floor for 50% extra time along with bettering one’s imaginative and prescient beneath the waves. Not like all different true potions, there are not any Enhanced or Superior variations of this sea-gifting drink.