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.

  • kentriz182

    So igni and quen pretty much

  • getyourpawsoffmeturd

    holy crap every skill upgrade is useful

  • No Commentary Gameplay

    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.

  • 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

  • Syakirin57

    you didn't show quen and yardn alternate sign.

  • 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.

  • Yoerie

    damn u exams, i want to play this

  • Michael Playez

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

  • FumUnda Cheese

    I can't...I just... just go to 1:50 in the video.

  • Rollin'

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

  • 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!

  • Michael Quinn

    Who the hell would give this video a thumbs down?  It's concise and perfectly explained.

  • marceronni

    Ehh, well that was underwhelming. Might as well have just read what it says in-game, in fact reading the skill description in-game will give you more information than this "guide". I also like how the alternate Quen sign was mentioned but not shown (it creates a sustained bubble around Geralt, you can't attack while using it and will often be staggered when it is broken, fairly useless if you're good at dodging).

  • Nathan Whitt

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

  • Tiago Gonçalves

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

  • Bartosz N

    The Witcher 1 music <3

  • muss

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

  • Alex Espinoza

    Thanks this video helped a ton

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Isaiah Williams

    wat armour is he wearing

  • 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.

  • Tabacaru Mihai

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

  • Warboss Gorgutz

    Game isn't that bad, at least peasants have something to play...

  • JetSetDex

    What armor is he wearing?

  • 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!

  • James Franco

    Ok so how do you upgrade them quickly?

  • Joshua Burke

    Geralt is such a bad ass

  • 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!

  • InsaneGG

    I really like all the upgrades but i hate that you can only use a few ones you have equipped and not everything you spend points on, which sucks in my opinion.

  • James Shuler

    Very helpful, thanks Kevin!

  • Xaylen Lanier

    you didn't include the alternate form of yrden

  • Victor de Sá

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

  • Thurium

    u forgot the alternative yrden sign which is amazing!

  • 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

  • MrCrockmitaine

    Hey guys. What's the armor at 0:29 and 1:08 ? Is it a nilfgaardian armor retextured ?

  • Chris S

    This was really helpful. Thanks :)

  • 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.

  • Yomka Hassan

    How he cuts their heads like that?My man is not doing that quite often...

  • Geon Quuin

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

  • Pksoze

    Ok I have used the Skill tree and added alternate signs on my PS4 but I don't know how to use them. For Axi only stuns...but I want to use it to make somebody a puppet how do I do this?

  • 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 :)

  • David Santos

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

  • WillWhiskey

    Thanks for not telling how to rank them up Thanks for spoiling various fight scenes and monsters And thanks for a shitty video

  • Realmasterorder

    Very usefull and nice Guide

  • Ville Lepoaho

    I'd say Quen is the most useful sign in combat, but Axii is the best in terms of quests and dialogue. It saves you so much trouble and money to just use Delusion.

  • ForJustice

    This was perfect , just want I needed

  • Amicable

    But what does intensity do?

  • CVFT

    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.

  • Amv Crazy

    do they have to be in a slot to work

  • LaxonPfc

    Before you all new players just rush into leveling up all "funny" and damage signs just remember, defense is the best offense, Quen sign is probably the best one, especially if you play on hard and hardest difficulty (where even stupid Drowners can slay you in 2-3 hits)

  • Maxim T Potvin

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

  • Matt Loyd

    A little help. I have the first slot in igni upgraded all the way. I just unlocked fire stream do I need to keep the first lvl of igni for its effects along with fire stream, or do I just need fire stream only and it'll keep armor melt

  • actionvids35

    sustained is the best choice

  • actionvids35

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

  • actionvids35

    whats the best ard spell ?

  • Diego Concha

    301 views hype train!!

  • Obenn1

    can all Signs be upgraded to there fullest or only a few?

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  • Infinity

    You forgot yrden alternative mode

  • Jon-Mark W

    Very informative. Thank you.

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