The Witcher 3 - God Tier Build - Alchemy, Combat, & Signs


0:00 Intro - 1:06 Skills - 8:00 Gear - 13:20 Important Upgrades & Stats - 14:36 Battles

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Blood and Wine is the final expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt -- an award-winning role-playing game set in a vast fantasy open world.

Become professional monster slayer Geralt of Rivia and explore Toussaint, a remote land untouched by war, where you will unravel the horrifying secret behind a beast terrorizing the kingdom. With all trails leading to dead ends, only a witcher can solve the mystery and survive the evil lurking in the night. Introducing an entirely new realm to traverse, new characters and monsters, Blood and Wine is a 20+ hour adventure full of dark deeds, unexpected twists, romance and deceit.

"Death comes to the land of wine”
Explore an entirely new part of The Witcher’s vast open world -- the land of wine, Toussaint. Embark on over 30 hours of new adventures and discover a land unlike anything you’ve seen in Wild Hunt or Hearts of Stone. Visit new points of interest and set out on new side-quests in a realm rivalling No Man’s Land or Novigrad in size. Kick back and relax in your very own vineyard, a real home away from home.

Unravel the mystery of the strange killings -- investigate a series of brutal murders and decipher the pattern to predict who’s going to die next. Discover the dirty secrets of Toussaint’s capital, Beauclair -- explore the city by day, ask questions by night. Use new gear, items, and combine them with your skill to slay monsters never before seen in the series.

Embark on your final quest in a world still brimming with things to do. Visit a world of fairytales gone wrong and battle surreal creatures you know from children’s tales and books. Dye witcher armors in different colors thanks to an all-new game mechanic. Take on knights in a grand tourney to show your true fighting skill, or set out to discover the gruesome mystery behind a spoon-collecting creature known as a wight. Team up with powerful allies to take down the beast terrorizing the kingdom, or turn a blind eye to what’s going on and play Gwent with an all-new Skellige deck.

All recordings are done using an Elgato HD60 and Sennheiser PC 360 Headset.
  • Rasslin fan and Animu watcher

    Grand those sword, but I prefer me trusty axe

  • John Constantine

    There's no need for an OP build. Just learn how to dance and use whatever you want.

  • Joaquim Perdigão

    Can you go against the nilfgardian camp and show us? ;)

  • Azrael Selvmord

    I haven't played Witcher 3, It looks fun. Is it a must buy? If I get it. I wanna buy the season pass.

  • Apex of War

    Put together a NG+ melee build that sustains 10k+ Silver Sword DPS. It's somewhat of a glass cannon build, but you put out so much damage it's ridiculous.

  • jtbear98

    Hey Cowboy, I just want to make a suggestion with the decoction choice. The Ekimmara decoction gives you vitality as you deal damage and from what I've tested, it scales with the amount of damage you do and the Water Hag decoction, which increases damage by 50% at full health, makes you absurdly powerful if you face a large number of enemies

  • BigDk DPS

    Best. Build. Ever.Fits my play style perfectly.Thanks.

  • Robert Davis

    I know people talk about the near pure manticore build being god tier.. and they're not really wrong.. but I found a way to make adjustments to this build to give you the feline bonuses that 'we' all like so much & take advantage of the manticore's toxicity increase. For NG+ Swap out the Feline chest that you kept as master level.. for the Manticore chest. (Enchant it to lighten it.)... and instead of the random potion imbibed perk.. select Metabolic control. (A swap perk locations accordingly.)... Yes, you lose some vitality from not having 2 green skills in one of the pack of 3 slots.. but you can now imbibe 4 decoctions. (troll, Water hag, Exidna, Ekimmara.) You can now cast Quen to heal yourself between fights. (Any skill that uses stamina heals vitality) and enchant the two swords you use with Invigoration (When at max vitality any vitality increases turn to added damage upon your next strike.)... Combine all that together with proper oils.. and you can run with 4 decotions and make use of no less than 3 potions at a given time.. if you stagger when you drink them (So that your initial Toxicity spike wears off.) Meaning you can also run with Full Moon, Tawny owl.. and swap out any of the others as needed depending upon the fight in question. And you can get your damage increase in excess of 220% when it's spiked at it's highest.

  • Mcufre

    I'm glad i beat the game without a super OP build like this, this doesn't seem fun.

  • HP CARLOS

    HEYNOW ~ awesome video ! Last night for hours trying to find a build with my feline gear & all slots open ( thought i was the onlyone who didnt wear grandmaster because of hood , gonna try your build tonight. Did you unlock the grandmaster Runewright ~ after 3 sockets then i enchanced the Aerondight ( dark orange ) & i'm playing +

  • Ben Ramos

    There is a better steel sword called the belhaven blade you can get the diagram from a lower eastern hidden treasure near drowners and some water in blood and wine

  • Hoxton

    go with manticore armor and you can drink 4 decoctions and two potions doing even more damage than this noob build... 4k damage on silver at 49 is lower than what you get with manticore and aerondight.the focus on vitality is unnecessary as you become invincible with Ekimmara, troll, ekindra and last one of your choice.i would pick frenzy as it slows time when enemy getting counter attack! very helpful at leveling your aerondight.

  • Tubby 0781

    Do we need Blood and Wine for the mutations?

  • alexilaiho1st

    apparently, for you, every skill you chose is "probably the most powerful skill in the game"... is this the new "tons of damage" trend?

  • Dcypherman plays

    can I run Ursine armor with light Runes to get Cat skill bonus's?

  • kennyPAGC

    I think one of the best and more flexible builds is going for alchemy but not too heavy: you only need to increase your toxicity threshold and increase your mutagen bonus, that way your stats will be buffed with decoctions/potions and the mutagens of course: so basically you just increased your vitality/damage/signs/survival with only 2/3 alchemy skills.Then with this as a starting point you can literally go any build you want, you can go for:- a full fast attack or strong attack build, a mix of both, you can opt in whirl and/or rend if you like them (personally I'm not crazy about them) depending on your playstyle.- an adrenaline generation build, this one is pretty good.- you could go signs, literally any mix of them, or just focus on the ones you like. - even an adrenaline/signs build with the two general skills: one that makes adrenaline points increase sign intensity and the one that makes signs generate adrenaline points- even more focus on alchemy, boosting your vitality if that's your think (great for survival), or focus in oils or bombs if that's your playstyle. I think the oil ones is op if you use the right oil. And the bombs one is super fun.

  • ratty ratty

    Pretty close to my combat/alchemy build but I used manticore with levity.

  • cannnonfoddder

    I thought Hunter's Instinct doesn't work?

  • Fierce Krypton

    Nice to see a build that looks actually fun to play. I've been using a rend build and it's pretty boring and sucks the instant I try to use any signs.

  • Michael Tarubal

    Theres a stronger toussaint steel sword thats what i use.

  • zottelinho

    Not working for me, build 1.31. Not even close to the sign intensity.

  • Rakschas

    For steel swords the "toussaint steel sword" is nice but both "Gesheft" and the "Hen Gaidth" feature higher base damage (with the same bonuses to critical strike chance and multiplier). I think with "Whirl" high percentages to cause longer lingering damage over time effects are a waste of good slots.If you choose potions that heal you and stay at full life anyways you would gain amazing synergy from the runewrights "Invigoration". Otherwise I personally find "Prolongation" broken, as it increases "White Raffards Decoction" 3s total damage immunity by 0.5s each time you hit, which is a lot with "Whirl". I personally prefer "Severance" though, because with a sword that hits enemies half a screen away it cant get any easier.

  • Jammer Jamski

    So odd, I've tried to get this build several times and have copied the setup exactly and I don't get these stats at all. 26% sign intensity and only 7500(ish) vitality.

  • dafuq gusdafrey

    Seem like my euphoria is bug. It alway wear off at the end of the battle, and i need to reactivate it every time. so fking annoy.

  • Michael C

    Playing this in 2018 with mods & Ultra settings.

  • Michael Westen

    just play on super easy where shit doesn't matter

  • Baked Snake

    You're pretty good

  • Moksha Mahey

    I want to use this build with the ursine armor so im not going to use cat school techniques

  • jossa shinigami

    sorry dude but this build it's not god tier,actually it's bs, you waste perks and the armor it should be manticore 80-90 k ctitical hits at level 40 in new game plus you can get 150-200 k critical damage

  • Potato

    Been using a build similar to this, But I noticed that after I finishna fight, My Euphoria bonus damage disappears. Is this a bug? Is there anyway to fix it?Would appriciate the help since I can't find anything on google. Thanks. :)

  • Sean Harris

    +FightinCowboy Couldn't you use whichever armor you would like, and use levity to turn it into light armor? I know the Cat School Gear has extra critical buffs, but you could theoretically use this with whichever, right? Or am I missing something? I've set this build up without the extra mutations, and I've been MUCH stronger from it, even with heavy armor.

  • [Last_Stand]

    This build still viable at NG+ at level 100? Heard some stories of people struggling like hell even on Death March some tried lowering the difficulty all the way down and with no effect at all. Heard no matter what you do you get easily one shoted by blows.

  • Tim K

    I am lvl 52 and i cant even use this build i run out of ability points -_- why is this so?

  • Connor Watts

    Next update for the witcher is definitely gonna be a nerf if anyone from the developing studio sees this

  • Prest10

    3:05 Actually if you combine that ability with all the recipes (including the dye formulas) and the +30 toxicity passive you can get to use 4 decoctions + 1 potion.

  • SNip3R

    I just defeated deathmarch by using this build I pretty much replicated it but it really helped with the second last boss and eridin thanks so much. Also subbed to you man

  • uso holger

    What about using the Wolf School gear with this build?

  • Alek S

    Am I missing something or does this no longer work? In NG+ I started with 100 toxicity again (so no 3 decoctions etc and some of the talents won't work till I relearn the recipes)

  • Shvabicu

    this build is subpar. there are way better builds out there

  • Marien Bougerol

    does the Light armor bonus works if we use another type of armor with the enchanting from the heart of Stone dlc ?

  • Flynn

    No signs were used in the build, although the title promised it :o

  • DerajAzden

    Does he ever use a rend in this vid?

  • Kenneth Friday

    If you are playing with Ghost Mode you stats will be dramatically lower. Mine are about 40% lower with Ghost Mode active.

  • Adwardosa

    dunno how not enough xp in NG i got to lvl 52 by the end of blood and wine and i didnt do HoS yet

  • SilverTooth666

    Great build, I'm gonna go review my own now cause I got only slightly more dps but much less crit chance and much less vitality.

  • Pero Pero

    man this game isnot hard to beat its about story u dont need builds tbh just press random shit dode hit and u win just dont get cornered and you will do just fine see you dont eaven need to upg ur armor thats how this game is easy but the story is great i dont eaven know why did i click on this video

  • Dominic Commisso

    Sign builds are way more op than this

  • Chris Koay

    Feline armor though <3

  • zion563

    Should I use this build as a guide for starting a new game, or your earlier one?

  • Lexonn

    No Instant Kill skill which allows to kill any enemy except bosses with a stick/crossbow/bomb?Pure nonsense.

  • GamingISLife24/7

    I destroy iris greatest fear with this build whirl all the way with decoctions

  • gumenski

    Everybody focuses so hard on DPS in this game for some reason. I don't understand it. You do not need DPS at any point in this RPG - there are no damage checks.All you need are utility/quality of life talents and defensive stuff. Protective coating + resistances on armor, then quality of life.There is no advantage to being a glass cannon in this game compared to being invulnerable on death march

  • Frozone

    How do you have a lot of points im level 53 and i ony have 2 left

  • Oh Yeah Yeah

    what about ursine armor build

  • Jose Rodriguez

    The only bad thing about witcher 3 its that they never made a game+ where you can replay the game over and over and keep growing stronger with everything you found in the game. Cause i run out of save files replaying from the beginning man an it suck cause i love the game. I keep playing it over and over. Erase saves so i can replay it. Cd red last wich after a few years please. Pass that alone bro.

  • John Huysentruyt

    How important are builds in this game if I'm just aiming to play through the game once on normal difficulty?

  • donovan cullum

    demonstrating the five chivalric values in the basegame also applies. i went into blood and wine post game immediately roamed. aerondight was the first thing i claimed having only paid the boy the five coin after i ignored the ditches and rode off instead of venturing to the tourney.

  • Tj K

    This, and any Euphoria + Synergy build, is just too OP. Trivializes death march. If you wanna get even more OP. Water hag decotion (+50% damage at full health) and the enchantment that turns any vitality regen when your at full HP into extra damage (up to 50% IIRC) makes for some crazy high damage. Worth it over 3 bleed runes IMO. Great video though. Loved the DLC.

  • Jorge Dlm

    I just started playing the game today, im level 4, have max Muscle Memory, , use cat School and Sun and Stars, i was wondering where do i find mutagens so my abilities receive a boost, also i don't understand shit about the crafting, bombs and armor, where can i find better items? or as i am low level should i craft them?Thanks

  • DarthGwyn

    There's no doubting Aerondight, it's a fantastic sword. But how can you dismiss Bloodbath for losing the bonus dmg build up but not state it as a negative on Aerondight? The answer to best utilise both is Quen. BTW all that vitality imo isn't required even on ng+ and death march. Points would of been better spent elsewhere.

  • Dreamer23245

    Is NG+ even worth it now? Because from what i see there's literally nothing new but bigger numbers. Like that's what i saw it come down to. It's just buffed numbers on everything and nothing else is new. The game is not any harder only easyer and it makes no difference to general gameplay on any larger scale. So what's the point? Could someone explain that to me?

  • Terrorclaw

    Funnily enough, this is kind of the same variation of build i was making myself before new game plus as well=D. And yes, it really is overpowered as fuck... It's unreal how unkillable you are. With the exception that I took up the skill that slows time when enemies are about to counter-attack, which is a very very broken ability. But for my new game+ play through I am probably going to make another build, this one is definitely fun for awhile as you see the barrage of crits and realize how much of a god you are, it becomes an X button simulator really quickly.

  • Tanner Ray

    I've been looking forward to this for quite some time now, I absolutely love your play style, and needless to say I'll be playing your god mode build for sure, I already have a very similar style, but all the little details are such a help. I'm level 33 now, so I've definitely got my work cut out. Can't wait for the "summer of witcher" streams, keep up the awesome work, cowboy!!

  • SageOfBlades

    I used this build and ever got the high intensity thats shown in the video, not sure whats wrong

  • Geert Matthys

    I'm lv 100 and still play on easy like a champ 😋

  • Akuma Niichan

    I'm using almost the exact same build. I never used Endure Pain because i thought it was useless as i'm using Heightened Tolerance but now i've just seen how it's working, i'm gonna use it too :) I don't use Rend though, i'm not good with its timing... I prefer to spend a point in Metabolic Control, so i have 301 max toxicity, so i can run 4 decoctions and drink 1 potion. (but after some thinking, what to use except Echidna and Troll decoctions? Ekimmara doesn't work all the time...) I tried the Manticore Set, but aside the 30 extra toxicity, it's not on par with the Cat School gear. And in the alchemy tree, i think Fast metabolism is nice too to drink even more potions since their toxicity is off after 5 seconds. I'll try Side Effetcs in new game+ maybe, though i'm afraid it'd activate a Cat during day battle... Great video anyway :)

  • silver back

    i like this build but if there is anyone out there still reading the comments could you explain to me why using feline armour is better than using ursine armour with the rune to make heavy armour into light armour please help out

  • Marc DeLateur

    Getting to this build rather late, I know, but a recent Steam sale made me want to replay this as I've never done any of the DLC (which I hear is incredible). I'm only level 14 at the moment, but one suggestion I would make for the leveling up process would be to swap Undying (Tier 2 Battle Trance) for Fleet Footed (Tier 2 Defense), since you are going for a Feline armor build and are trying to maintain Adrenaline as much as possible, meaning one is going to be very keen on the dodge mechanics while leveling up. It's a minor point, since you won't be using either of them late game, but I feel it fits better with the overall theme of the build, personally. Either way, it's an amazing build and I appreciate you sharing it with us!

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