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Leshen

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Creature Class Relicts
Range of Health Minimum Level: 20
Locations Ancient forests of Velen
Weaknesses Igni, Relict Oil and Dimeritium Bomb


Leshen is a Creature/Monster in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.


"We never hunt in these woods. Never. Even if it means the whole village starves. — Mulliver, ealdorman of Hoshberg in lower Aedirn

Leshens dwell in dense, primeval woods. Fiercely territorial creatures, they hunt with stealth and cunning as their only companions. They use their inborn magic to control the plants and animals within their territory — and so when stalking them, half the battle is merely getting near enough to strike. Leshens old enough to earn the appellation "ancient" wield advanced skills and tactics that make them particularly dangerous. "

Leshen Information

 

Strategy

Leshens are quite vulnerable to Igni, though burning will not incapacitate them.

Their movement is slow but their srikes are powerful and they have potent ranged attacks.

A Leshen may summon roots or crows to attack you, these attacks target a line directly in front of the Leshen.

Leshens are able to teleport by transforming into crows and Ancient Leshens can summon wolves.

You can predict where the Leshen will manifest by following the movements of the crows.

Because of their ranged attacks it is advised to circle around the Leshen and aim for its vulnerable back.

Trivia & Lore

  • Based off of a mythological creature called a "Leshy", comes from the Slavic term for "forest" ("les").
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    • Anonymous

      08 Jun 2017 02:37  

      Just took the one close to aeramas Manor out at level 15...on death march difficulty, very pleased with myself

      • Anonymous

        15 May 2017 03:50  

        I encountered this enemy for the first time at lvl 7 in the dragonslayer's grotto boss room. It was both him and Ekimmara. I was able to kite Ekimmara around and kill him without engaging Leshen until after I killed Ekimmara. I'm not sure if it was because of the limited size of the room so he couldn't travel very far on teleports, but it actually wasn't too difficult considering the difference in level.

        • Anonymous

          22 Nov 2016 18:39  

          Encountered this guy while tracking down a quest on Velen. I was at Lvl 11 and seeing him at Lvl 20 made me think that he might be easy as I had no problems killing Wyverns and monsters of the like easily, even at Death March diff. Anyway, I was shocked when he got me for like 2 hits and reloaded my save data again. Later on I managed to beat him up for about 15 mins as I was taking advantage of his slow movement. Everytime he disappears and reappears, i dodged his attacks by side stepping once, then used an igni on him to make him stagger and then pummel him with my Fast slashes and heavy slashes. ;)
          PSN: felixified

          • Anonymous

            14 Nov 2016 01:02  

            stupidest monster ive ever fought, got like 3-5 hits on him, then he teleports, i have to wait 5 seconds, 3-5 more hits... and hes completely harmless when u got quen up.

            • Trivia & Lore17 Sep 2016 22:49  

              Based off of a mythological creature called a "leshy". The term "leshy" comes from the Slavic term for "forest" ("les"). All Slavs had great respect for forests, mountains and water. A leshy was something like the master of the forest. It was everywhere in the forest and did not like when someone entered into its dominion, but it never left the forest.<br/>If a human spied a leshy in the forest, it was most likely that he had lost his way. Folk tales told that to find his path again, he had to turn all his clothing inside-out.

              • Anonymous

                Fun mob to fight16 Jul 2016 21:34  

                Have the say the first time I ran across this guy I was like WTF OP. Then he kept teleporting to me inside of a cave in one shotting me. He was making me super angry! So I faced him in open battle... Once you figure out his mechanic he's actually pretty straight forward to kill. Just roll around behind him while he's casting/teleporting and then whack him a few times with your sword. Took about 10 minutes to kill him, but it was a fun fight in the end. Oh and he'll summon the occasional wolf. <br/><br/>Make sure you keep Quen up. Keep relic oil up on your sword, and igni/axii him whenever you get a chance and you'll do OK. Killed him as a level 8.

                • Anonymous

                  Leshen related Quest05 Jul 2016 15:37  

                  When traveling you can find a sawmill, after approaching it you will receive a quest. The Quest will tell you to investigate what happened to it. After investigating the area using your Witcher senses you can find a Leshen nearby. (Using Witcher senses to locate the enemy hanging around the general area.)

                  • Anonymous

                    He won't die05 Jul 2016 15:37  

                    If you come into contact with this prick keep your distance, insta kills you with any attack, if you take the quest the fall of the house of reardon and go a direct route to the house you should come across him, or at least that's where I found him

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