Magical Signs Guide - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

We examine the five different magical signs in The Witcher 3, and how they evolve as you level up.

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  • Deokflsa

    5:53 Geralt is so badass, that when he stabs a dude through the chest, he cuts the head off the guy behind him.

  • getyourpawsoffmeturd

    holy crap every skill upgrade is useful

  • kentriz182

    So igni and quen pretty much

  • Lee Ning Reaction

    I'm finding myself mostly using Quen, that might just be because I'm on the hardest difficulty and taking a hit just isn't really an option.

  • Syakirin57

    you didn't show quen and yardn alternate sign.

  • MrHpotte

    I usually dont use magic in rpgs, but in the witcher im using them often. They flow good with combat and are kind of nessary in death march difficulty

  • Yoerie

    damn u exams, i want to play this

  • Foggo

    Y'all forgot to show the alternate Yrden mode! I helps greatly with wraiths since it keep blasting/stunning them when they're close. Also opens them up to being damaged by sword. Also protects you from projectiles as long as you're around it.

  • RedeemedWhispers

    Anyone who gets the most out of geralt's magic seriously needs to invest in finding and crafting Griffin armor. Intensifies all you're signs! I'm only level 12 with a fair few points in alchemy as well as signs, and aard is always knocking enemies over, igni is always setting someone on fire and my quen shield lasts so much longer!

  • StingBear

    What a useless guide, if it can even be called that. You pretty much just read the tooltips of the upgrades. I was wondering how the Igni melt armor works in practice. Saying "Melt armor, well it melts armor" isn't very helpful. Can the effect be applied multiple times on a target? Does it work on all types of enemies or only those who actually have armor? A sidenote on how armor works could also be good info.

  • Nathan Whitt

    At 5:54 ... Geralt using the force to pop off another guy's head while he's stabbing a guy.

  • TiMeSpLiT- -TeR

    Level 3 shield will heal you when enemies hits you. just hold R2 in ps4, when you let go, it will blast the enemies. level 2 or 3 I think for the traps, if you hold R2, it will create a stationary lighting bolt.

  • Xaylen Lanier

    you didn't include the alternate form of yrden

  • Michael Playez

    Very nice informative video. Could you do a similar one for the combat or swords tree and alchemy? Would be awesome

  • Rollin'

    Damn, so much misinformation. He is absolutely wrong about the quen and yrden alternates....i.e, level 3 versions.

  • actionvids35

    sustained is the best choice

  • papyshak

    Flood of anger gives you another, like level 6 power of the sign, but for me it works only with aard. It makes all enemies around you knocked and blasted with enormous amout of damage. I don't know why, but for me it works only with aard, sometimes with quen and it works pretty much same way, but with other signs its just waste of adrenaline points.I watched many witcher videos and never seen it work, maybe I will make a video showing how it works.

  • muss

    ok but they didNt show the altenative mode for Ydren and quen

  • Tabacaru Mihai

    When surrounded by wolves it's better to use igni, then just dodge.

  • Wellington Cordeiro

    Can you make a guide to the different skill trees? I want to see videos like this for the sword and alchemy paths!

  • Thor Hjorth

    What I get from this:Igni go with 3, first, second, third, fourth isn’t needed if you have enough sign intensity you set them on fire 100% of the time anywayAard, 3 for crowd control, first, second, third while the last one is good, it’s not that needed as you already have igni, though suppose it can be used for damaging enemies with shields but I just wouldn’t go that way. Quen 3, don’t go with first, get the second, third and fourthWith Yden I honestly wouldn’t go with second, yeah sure leaving two traps is cool but IMO not really needed. Stick to second, third and fourthAxii I find cool but puppet is rather overated to me. I say go with first, third, fourth

  • Maxim T Potvin

    I'd like a mod that, when using Aard, makes your character shout :"Fus Roh Da!"

  • Rafi Zulmai

    Dude I am an op Mage I beat the game on death march using only signs and my sword only against wraith type enemy's

  • Victor de Sá

    You can change the level of the spells in the battle?

  • James Shuler

    Very helpful, thanks Kevin!

  • bookbinder66

    never new my ing did that lol thnks for the tips

  • Bartosz N

    The Witcher 1 music <3

  • Fred

    wow, this is so cool! I'm so glad I bought this game! XD

  • Chris S

    This was really helpful. Thanks :)

  • Tiago Gonçalves

    I can improve all signs to the maximum or only some?

  • Thurium

    u forgot the alternative yrden sign which is amazing!

  • Ryencell

    Could u pls tell me how to find this awesome shiny armor in ur video?

  • battle laod

    I love the dodge in this game, it makes you feel badass

  • Not Today

    Love this video so much. Was exactly what I was looking for to clear up my confusion!

  • James Ecuasion

    Oh my God!! "Cyclopees??" really?

  • Alex Espinoza

    Thanks this video helped a ton

  • Geon Quuin

    Axii is the most OP. I use Axii and Igni more often than the other signs.

  • 3P1CF41L

    Great video, but one HUGE thing missing. Level 2 Quen can be held to create a bubble around Geralt. This changes how you use Quen drastically, and in my opinion, makes it much more fun and rewarding :)

  • Søren Hougaard Rasmussen

    The Yrden alternative is false in this video, as is the Quen. If you hold down the button for Yrden, you will make a rune that shoots at your enemy. Likewise with Quen's alternative you have to hold the button, which they clearly don't do in the video.

  • Mark Simon Williams

    I too enjoy the greatest pleasure of the court,the HUNT.

  • Anshul Karia

    Lmao, what level were you when you did this or what difficulty??

  • Bbbuttersknife

    Missed out a point about the alternate version of yrden where it basically deploys a sentry to zap opponents and destroy incoming projectiles. And Igni kinda stuns opponents if they're burning.

  • Ricardo Schmidt

    Whoever made this list don't know how to play the game. A lot of missing stuff

  • actionvids35

    by using mutangens without insety i incresed by sight strengt by 35 procent

  • Conner Miers

    What?! Is that it?! 5 rune magics? Oh god how unfortunately. I myself is a huge magic user, and that is all we can got?!

  • David Santos

    if you use igni a lot the game will take note and have the peasants say you smell of burnt flesh lol.

  • Hank Swank

    Somebody please find out that sweet metal armor in the vid!!!??

  • JJ Ramos

    I wish I could run the game as smoothly as the video that's presented on my ps4 :(

  • Toadmilk

    are there specific builds or is everything eventually upgraded

  • Big Zay

    wat armour is he wearing

  • fligy39

    Level 3 of Quen does NOT modify your standard shield. It gives you the option to hold down the sign (like with Igni's fire stream) which prevents you from attacking and slows your movement but also reverts dmg into hp and benefits from all other perks in the skill tree. It also uses stamina as a substitute for the % on the standard shield, though if the damage is too much, unlike the standard shield, the hit is not ignored, but mitigated instead: you block what damage you can and take the rest on your hp. In other words, level 3 of Quen gives you an amazing tool for crowd control and minion filled boss fights but struggles with super high damage bosses like Dettlaf, for which you use the standard shield instead.

  • Infinity

    You forgot yrden alternative mode

  • Jared Stuteville

    4 some reason I got the game and later n it I can't cast magic anymore can someone help please

  • AeonPerseus

    I think i'll max out Aard, Igni and Quen

  • kokichi ouma

    " know look at geralts most charming sign" i see what you did there

  • trza49er

    Quen and Aard are probably the 2 most effective for me so far, but damn that Igni is tempting, lol. I need more ability points!


    this very usefull thanks a lot

  • actionvids35

    whats the best ard spell ?

  • Tarek ayk

    I like the part where he chops the enemy's head off

  • Lorenzo Barrera

    Just started my adventure in the witcher 3, your video really helped me out thank you!!

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  • JoshIsOneCoolKid

    You guys forgot to mention that if you upgrade Yrden you can hold down the cast spell button for whatever platform you're on and it creates the purple sign that shocks enemies with lighting.Its pretty effective when facing higher level monsters because it almost always disrupts them from doing a special move and it only uses half stamina so you can't place another one looooong before the first goes out to keep whatever monster or monsters at bay while you heal or plan a strike.Try it out, it looks fantastic in the dark because it lights up the ground around it a bright purple.

  • Kevin Rosales

    I can’t get any of the side quests from the quest board.Anyone knows what to do?

  • Prion

    Cyclopees? pretty sure you pronounce it the same as cyclops.

  • TebowJitt

    Still playing in 2019 favorite game all time. Im still on first playthrough believe it or not havent touched dlc yet either. Just so much to do. Question: Are the DLC meant to play after main quest? Im sure you can play whenever, but seeing the 30+ level suggestion im wondering if its meant for after main quest. Just hit 30 and close to finished with main quest why im asking.

  • simosmaximos

    Aard with ice effect is most powerful

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