Drowner is an Creature/Monster in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
"When at the water's edge, you gotta be quiet. First of all, so as not to scare the fish. Second — so you don't attract drowners. — Yanneck of Blaviken, fisherman
A drowner resembles a corpse dredged from the bottom of a pond. It is sickly blue or green in color, with slime and sludge oozing out of every pore and the acrid stench of rot wafting off of it. That is why it is often thought drowners -along with their more dangerous cousins: vodniks, mucknixers and drowned dead — arise from the bodies of those who drown in shallow water: lost travelers falling into bogs, children who swim too far from the shore or, in the case of vodniks, inebriated peasants who stumble off narrow swamp trails."
- Found in: White Orchard
- Drops: Monster saliva, Drowner tongue, Monster Claw, Monster bone and Drowner brain
- Associated Quests: Twisted Firestarter,
Drowners are common enemies that make use of their numbers to flank you and defend their own.
Drowners have no special resistances and are fairly easy to incapacitate with Aard. Knocked down Drowners can be killed in 1 hit.
Don't try and spam too many fast attacks as they will counter. Use your signs and always avoid getting surrounded.
Drowners can also be found swimming in rivers, tanks and the sea. They will attack you, yet swimming Drowners will never chase you onto land.
In water you can only use your crossbow to attack Drowners making them very difficult to kill.
Swimming at full speed will prevent being attacked, but it won't shake off the Drowners.
Whatever you need to do in the water, do it quickly and then make a run for it.
It's noteworthy that you can often safely dive deeper under water, but you'll get attacked if you try to resurface.
- Drowners are enemies that come about after guards from towns and cities drop off dead bodies into areas like No Man's Land. They later come back from the dead in the form of the corpse abandoned.