There are 9 completely different sorts of bombs present in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, all of which have completely different functions and benefits. Some are supposed to deal direct injury in a wide range of conditions whereas others are supposed for extra particular usages. Every major kind will be upgraded twice with diagrams that Geralt can discover all through the course of his adventures to increase the size of their results in addition to improve their efficiency.
With the ability to have two geared up on the similar time additionally permits gamers to mix the consequences of some for much more devastating offenses. When paired with a witcher’s magical indicators and swordplay, bombs provide many alternative ways that the White Wolf can unleash upon adversaries for untold mixtures to corrode, cremate, or in any other case conquer monsters and humanoid foes alike.
10 Coaching Bomb
Because the very first bomb that the participant encounters, the Coaching Bomb is solely meant to show new witchers easy methods to purpose and ship their explosive instruments. It releases a small puff of gray smoke when impacting the bottom or the coaching submit, although doesn’t do any injury, fortunately. If it did, gamers might doubtlessly hurt their fellow witchers or destroy helpful property in Geralt’s dwelling: the situation of the Faculty of the Wolf, Kaer Morhen.
As one of many bombs that can be utilized to destroy monster nests, Samum and its upgraded varieties can at all times be helpful, although it pales compared to most others when combating precise monsters as there aren’t actually any which can be notably weak to its results. Nonetheless, it’s best to make use of in opposition to human and nonhuman enemies on account of them being very prone to ways that focus on the senses. Samum is supposed to stun many foes without delay, granting Geralt the flexibility to crowd-control a big group. This enables the participant to give attention to taking down just a few targets whereas the others are dazed. On this method, it acts a bit like an area-of-effect Aard signal.
Along with having an prolonged period of results, like all bomb upgrades, Enhanced Samum now lets this bomb deal injury as nicely. This center improve offers 600 hundred bodily and 600 silver injury to these caught within the blast, although be cautious, as Geralt will be affected by this bomb’s results as nicely. He will not be surprised or immobilized, nonetheless, he’ll simply be unable to lock onto foes correctly. The Superior model of this explosive now ensures a important strike upon adversaries underneath its results for an effective way to decimate enemy well being bars.
8 Moon Mud
Moon Mud doesn’t do direct injury, and as such is typically ignored by gamers, although it could actually nonetheless be immensely helpful in battle. These searching notably wily foes that may shapeshift or teleport ought to take into account including this to their quick-use bomb slots. As one would anticipate from its title, this explosive erupts to cowl the world in a cloud of advantageous mud constituted of silver.
All variations of Moon Mud carry out principally the identical when it comes to results with the Enhanced improve solely extending the period. The Superior model, nonetheless, completely stops a monster from remodeling. One kind of enemy that may be defeated a lot simpler with this cloud of silver is the Katakan, which might typically flip invisible, making it very difficult to land hits on. Moon Mud will forestall this vampiric fiend from doing so, letting Geralt reduce it to ribbons. As well as, gamers can forestall Leshens from dissipating into their smoke type by using the identical methodology.
7 Northern Wind
This is one other bomb that can’t do direct injury, although it opens enemies as much as being considerably extra damage by Geralt’s sword assaults. Northern Wind freezes targets of their tracks, letting the participant dish out hits assured to do bonus injury on them. On the Superior improve, one may even shatter frozen foes for fast kills that may enormously alleviate points if one is being surrounded by many foes.
Nekkers are a kind of monster that performs such assaults, desiring to overwhelm their prey with sheer numbers. They are often annoying to take care of as they’re much faster than different Ogroid-type foes, although tossing down a Northern Wind can immobilize a lot of them lengthy sufficient for Geralt to make quick work of their complete posse.
Most gamers would declare that Grapeshot, and its upgraded varieties, are their favourite bomb as it’s the simplest and easy to make use of. It acts similar to a grenade; gamers throw it and watch no matter it hits grow to be engulfed in a radiant explosion. It’s the most versatile of all of the bombs discovered within the sport and does dependable injury in opposition to just about each bodily menace, though will be surpassed in effectiveness in opposition to sure monsters by extra particular battle methods that pertain to area of interest weaknesses.
The bottom type offers 350 bodily and silver injury (together with 5 fireplace), the Enhanced model does 600 bodily and silver injury (with 10 fireplace), and the Superior Grapehshot bomb unleashes a devastating 900 factors of harm of the bodily and silver selection along with ignoring the armor of adversaries. The latter is a primary selection in opposition to tough-scaled or metal-clad foes. As a kind of bomb that may filter a monster nest, it may be helpful for exterminations, although it is strongly recommended to hold onto these valuable explosives and use a Samum bomb on stated nests as an alternative.
5 Dancing Star
One other participant favourite is the Dancing Star bomb for it’s also very very like a daily grenade, although it offers pure fireplace injury to targets. As such, it’s immensely helpful in an excellent number of conditions as fireplace injury is among the strongest injury sorts in all the sport. Not solely are people and nonhumans severely affected by flames however most monsters are as nicely. The one foes that may shrug off such scorching methods are these constituted of burning materials, like Hearth Elementals.
On the lowest tier, fundamental Dancing Star bombs deal 100 fireplace injury, the Enhanced model does 200 with the flames persisting for longer, and the Superior improve does the identical at even larger efficiency whereas upping the injury to 300 in addition to setting the close by panorama aflame. As a superb rule of thumb to remember, monsters weak to the Igni magical signal are equally prone to this bomb’s injury and results. It may well even immolate monster nests as nicely.
4 Dimeritium Bomb
This blast of inexperienced vitality is a witcher’s greatest good friend in opposition to enemies that use quite a lot of magical assaults. Dimeritium bombs launch a cloud of fuel that does no injury however can block a monster’s non-physical assaults for 15 seconds at its base type whereas doing so for 30 seconds in its Enhanced and Superior variations. The latter additionally causes the consequences to linger even after the cloud dissipates.
One kind of enemy that that is very useful in opposition to are elementals. These massive brutes of magical vitality have two major sorts of assaults: gradual, bodily assaults and extensive, magic ones. The previous are extremely simple to keep away from, particularly if one has a Quen defend activated in order that simply leaves the magical ones to take care of. Nonetheless, with a Dimeritium bomb, these magical assaults can’t be used, rendering elemental foes virtually helpless in opposition to a witcher.
3 Dragon’s Dream
Not like Dancing Star, the opposite bomb that offers pure fireplace injury, Dragon’s Dream doesn’t instantly produce intense flames. As a substitute, it produces extraordinarily flammable fuel when it makes contact with a goal or a part of the atmosphere after it’s thrown. It’s going to at all times want a supply of fireside to be ignited, although these are simple sufficient to search out. Gamers can use the Igni magical signal as the best method to set off the energetic response, although pairing a Dragon’s Dream with Dancing Star is an effective way to mix the consequences and injury of each for one of the lethal mixtures within the sport.
The bottom type of Dragon’s Dream lets its fuel cloud final for 15 seconds for an opportunity to deal 300 fireplace injury. Subsequent, the Enhanced model lingers for 30 seconds with an opportunity to unleash 400 fireplace injury. Lastly, the Superior model has a cloud of fumes and an explosion which have the identical stats because the Enhanced type but in addition has an opportunity to set targets on fireplace whereas moreover inflicting enemies that die by its flames to themselves explode, triggering a sequence response that additional hurts close by foes.
2 Satan’s Puffball
Out of all of the bombs, Satan’s Puffball is the one one which does poison injury. It has little impact on incorporeal foes, although will be very useful at dealing injury to enemies with quite a lot of well being because it does injury over time as an alternative of manufacturing a direct impact. On the base type, the poisonous clouds final for merely 10 seconds, making it one of many bombs with the shortest period of results. Fortunately, its Enhanced model lasts for much longer at 30 seconds with the Superior model getting solely a slight bump to 33 seconds. As a consequence of this odd and even improve in period, it might not be value upgrading Satan’s puffball previous the Enhanced model.
Each rank of this bomb offers the identical quantity of harm per second as nicely, additional strengthening the reasoning behind not losing sources to get it to the Superior stage. With 100 injury per second, it could actually drain a foe’s well being effectively sufficient to offer Geralt a better time taking them down. These noxious fumes are particularly helpful in opposition to Relict monsters like Chorts and Fiends in addition to Vampires like Ekimmaras and Katakans. It also needs to be talked about that it’s extremely useful when combating Werewolves, because it counters their speedy well being regeneration, basically canceling it out for a time period.
1 Pheromone Bomb (& Different Unused Ones)
Along with the entire actual bombs that one can use within the sport, there are just a few unused ones which were coded into The Witcher 3‘s information, although have been by no means applied for one purpose or one other. The one most identified about is the Pheromone Bomb that gamers can add into their stock with console instructions on PC variations of the sport, although it does not do something. Others which were discovered by devoted knowledge divers are the Alkaline, Funghi, Glue, Salt, Shrapnel, and Virus bombs.