Skills and Abilities in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are different than previous Witcher games. In the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt the player has 4 different Skill Trees to choose from and 70 Skills total to invest points into. The player may equip only 12 of these Skills at a given time, but they can be swapped out should the player wish to do so. The player will also be able to refund his/her Skill Points during the game. Mutagens can be enhanced by equipping them in the Mutagen Slots and equipping Skills that match the same color of the Mutagens. Players can acquire Skill Points either from leveling up or by finding Places of Power. Please see the Places of Power page for their locations.
A starting presentation and explanation of the Skill Trees can be found .
Combat SkillsThese abilities increase your offensive, defensive and crossbow Skills. These Skills will appear red when equipped.
Fast AttackPreform fast melee attacks with either sword
Strong AttackAllows you to perform strong melee attacks which ignores enemy armor
DefenseWolf School defense techniques
MarksmanshipAllows you to wield a light hand-held crossbow
Battle TranceBlows landed during combat generate Adrenaline Points. Each Adrenaline Point increases weapon damage by 10%.
SignsThese abilities improve the 5 Signs that you can use through out the game. These Skills appear blue when equipped.
AardA directed blast of telekinetic energy that staggers opponents, leaving them open for a subsequent attack.
IgniA directed fiery blast that damages enemies. Damage scales with Sign intensity.
YrdenMagic trap that slows enemies who enter its area of effect.
QuenProtective shield that lasts until it has absorbed damage totaling 5% of maximum Vitality.
AxiiCharms an opponent's mind, temporarily eliminating him from combat.
Alchemy SkillsThese abilities improve Potions, Bombs, Mutagens, Decoctions and Oils. These Skill appear Green when equipped.
BrewingEnables the brewing and drinking of witcher Potions
Oil PreparationEnables the creation of Oils that can be applied to swords.
Bomb CreationEnables the creation of handheld Bombs that can be thrown at enemies.
MutationEnables the extraction of Mutagens from the corpses of powerful Monsters. Witchers use these to grant their bodies new abilities.
Trial of the GrassesMutation that lets witchers withstand the Toxicity of Potions that would kill normal people.
General SkillsThese abilities improve general aspects of your play style, such as Armor proficiency, Potions tolerance and amount of health. These Skills appear yellow when equipped.
Sun and StarsDuring the day, Vitality regenerates by an additional 10 points per second when not in combat. At night, Stamina regenerates by an additional 1 point per second during combat.
Survival InstinctIncreases maximum Vitality by 500
Cat School TechniquesEach piece light armor increases critical hit damage by 25% and fast attack damage by 5%.
Griffin School TechniquesEach piece of medium armor increases your Sign intensity by 5% and Endurance regeneration by 5%.
Bear School TechniquesEach piece of heavy armor increases your strong attack 5% and maximum health by 5%.
Under Character is shows 2 points available....how do I get tghem into an open box?
what about the next level. isn't it supposed to be an upgrad of the previous? Where you can defend against arrows in next level you loose the ability?
I can do the Aard bubble but it's not equipped in my slots
I chose the general skill tree and now i can`t choose another tree.. I`ve spent 10 points in general, but it won`t let me put any points on signs or alchemy for instance. What am I not getting here?
Since the wikis for Witcher 3 are not as good as they should be and even though a game is out for a year now there is still a lack of some basic information and statistics on the game so I tried to figure out how many ability (skill) point a player can receive in total. As far as I know this is the most accurate information I gather form multiple decent rouses even though some had different opinions/statements. There may or may not be a level cap and if there isn't I wonder when you stop gaining buffs so you dom't become too powerful. You stop getting ability point by level when you reach level 70 (69 point). There are 25 places of power (25 points). Although I've read somewhere that DLCs will increase the amount of ability point, the HoS added five new abilities instead, which is in my opinion better since you can only have 12 active. B&W may increase the amount of abilities, amount of ability point or hopefully although now likely an amount of active ability slots. So the maximum amount of ability points is 94????? I would love is someone would share all the correct official information.
Difficulty in Skyrim? You mean pressing your face against the enemy, hitting him and occasionally pausing to heal up to full HP? Yeah ***** was tight.. Funny how you never played the high difficulty modes and talk smack like that. Scrub.
its a shame you cannot have as many perks active as you want, its the one thing Skyrim did that was great, with the witches i feel constantly limited to what i can do, or how powerful i can be. Sure i get that limiting power can make the game more challenging but Skyrim still managed to be challenging even when most of your perk trees where complete