Cockatrice is a Creature/Monster in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
"Had meself eight heifers, five of 'em milchers. Then this cockatrice sprung up nearby, and now all's I got left's dried patties in an empty field.
— Jethro, peasant from Pindal
Foolish superstitions claim cockatrices, like basilisks, can kill with their gaze alone. That is utter nonsense, however, a cockatrice's gaze being no more dangerous than that of an angry goose. One should instead watch out for its sharp beak and long tail, which it can whip to murderous effect.
Cockatrices thrive in dark caves, abandoned ruins, cobwebbed dungeons and old basements. Though small compared to griffins and manticores, they are more than capable of killing anyone who stumbles across them in a dark corridor.
Cockatrices do not shun direct fights, in which they strike furiously with wing and tail in an attempt to exhaust their foes. Blows from their beaks are especially dangerous, as they aim with deadly precision at exposed flesh and vital organs and leave bleeding, life-threatening wounds. When fighting them one should make liberal use of draconid oil as well as Grapeshot, whose shrapnel will pierce their delicate wings with ease."
- Found in: Fornhala- Skellige Isles, dark caves, abandoned ruins, cobwebbed dungeons and old basements
- Drops: Cockatrice trophy, Cockatrice stomach
- Associated Quests: Shrieker
- Weaknesses: Grapeshot, Draconid Oil & Aard
- These beasts fight much like Griffins. It is advised to use rolls to get away from their attacks and use Aard and Igni.
- Notes on Lore and players notes go here.