Quen is a Sign in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt used to cast protective energy fields over themselves. Quen can be improved by putting points into the Quen Skill Line.


 Quen Information


Exploding Shield


Effect: Quen shield pushes opponents back when it breaks. Stamina regeneration in combat +0.5/s

Active Shield


Effect: Alternate Sign Mode: Creates an active shield. Maintaining it and blocking attacks drains Stamina. Damage absorbed by the shield restores player Vitality. Stamina regeneration in combat +0.5/s

Quen Intensity


Effect: Increases Quen Sign intensity by 5%. Stamina regeneration in combat +0.5/s

Quen Discharge


Effect: Reflects 5% of absorbed damage back to the attacker. Stamina regeneration in combat +0.5/s


  • It has 200 Base Shield.
  • 1% Intensity gives 1% more Shield (Example 10% Intensity = 220 Shield)
  • It's basic function is to negate the first hit taken after casting Quen.
  • Extremely powerful hits may still deal reduced damage through the Quen shield. Raise Quen/Sign intensity to deal with this.
  • Quen's alternative mode leaves you immobilized but allow you to replenish health and counter with a (damaging) shockwave.

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    • Anonymous

      Man oh man, I can't seem to find this simple answer anywhere!!!! Does anyone know how long the Quen sign lasts for in Witcher 3 (Quen sign duration?) It's the sign that's puts an absorb shield on you. Thanks!

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