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


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

  • Joaquim Perdigão

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

  • John Constantine

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

  • BigDk DPS

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

  • Waddehaddeduddedaa

    spending about 10.000 Gold will allow you to add one of the special Magic Runes to aeondight without losing its unique ability, try it out

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • N H

    Brother, GREAT BUILD I am Lvl 72, and my build was good but hmmm this is going to make me SSWitcher lol

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • James Stewart

    great build, I use nearly the same. You can combine the healing of ekhidna decoction with water hag which gives you 50% more damage at full health, even more overpowered.

  • Tubby 0781

    Do we need Blood and Wine for the mutations?

  • Mcufre

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

  • 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


    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 +

  • Halfblood 47

    If you reach level 100 and you decide to do the b&w story quest finish after it AND if you decide to go for the unseen elder there is definitely a better sword than aerondight. It's called Cantata. BUT you must pick it with max level otherwise it will be scaled down and then of course aerondight would be better. But if you pick it with lvl100 it would be lvl99 and the base damage combined with it's additional values makes it the best sword for me.Besides it looks f***ing awesome.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • largehemaroids

    Thanks for the tips mate helped me level up OP Style cheers

  • Sithma

    Super build, I still prefer Ekimare instead of Ekhidna but it's just my fight style i guess

  • Jim T

    Thank you man for the great build. You never stop to impress me!!

  • Nasr Alsaidi

    This is amazing! I’m level 49 and most of this I don’t know about it.Thank you

  • 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?

  • Hakuzosu •

    3 years later & I’m finally playing the add on’s. love this build, great job as always, Cowboy.

  • brandon mclain

    This exact build will literally kill you. Stand around outside of combat and your health slowly goes down once you pop a potion.

  • 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


    Fantastic vid man...I'm going to do another playthrough and try your build

  • DrLarrymore

    IMHO this build is awesome. Very fun to play!Thanks & cheers!!

  • Thondup Andrugtsang

    Thanks for your tips. Always found these builds complex and overwhelming.

  • Aleksei Bozhev

    Cat armor passive (from general skills) and killer instinct (from green tree) do not work together. Crit damage cap is limited;

  • 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.

  • zottelinho

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

  • Yakov Kul'babskiy

    Thanks to the author of this video Ive found the most powerful build

  • Newuxtreme

    May I ask why you don't use the Toussiant KNIGHT's Steel Sword?It's stats are :-300 Armour Pierce30 Quen Sign100% Crit hit bonus20 Crit chance15 Burning

  • Michael C

    Playing this in 2018 with mods & Ultra settings.

  • 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.

  • Moksha Mahey

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

  • Rei Uyeah

    How'd you make your vitality 14k at level 49?? I'm lvl 57 yet only 6.9k lol

  • Lexonn

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

  • Matt Clark

    Hi cowboy I love the wincher as well.And I try to make my wincher a hybrid as well.

  • zombie071

    I made this build to start both expansions (lv 39) and its already so good I feel like I broke the game.

  • The Darkness

    While you've got me beat on damage I am the tankiest Witcher there ever was.

  • 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!!

  • cannnonfoddder

    I thought Hunter's Instinct doesn't work?

  • G.T.3

    May I ask, why do you not use the "Metabolic Control" Perk in the General tree?

  • zion563

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

  • Abdullah Naqi

    Would be interesting to see how would a runewright such as severance affect this build

  • pinche perro

    one Of the the best builds. Good work

  • Grant Schafer

    How do you keep your vitality up if it constantly drains

  • 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.

  • 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

  • උໄඹގގiቱi౯d ՖѪ

    This build is great it this death march worthy?

  • Jose Nicolas Velasquez

    hey cowboy i keep losing health with this build. eventhough my toxicity is at 78%-80%

  • 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.

  • bakersmileyface

    FightinCowboy be like ''Hahaaaaaaaaaa My Build Is Sooooo OP. Summon the bitchezzz''Unseen Ender be like ''You talk too much''

  • sean watt

    Got 4 decoctions running on my build with enough space for tawny oil and it makes the game hilariously trivial

  • Eric Bateman

    Hey man, just want to say thanks for making this video. Copied your build and I'm now running through NG+ with ease. Even when the game tells me that enemies are way too high-level for me, it's no problem at all. Great video keep up the good work.

  • Robert Davis

    With Places of Power, this build can be 100% complete at lvl 80. (That includes how many ability points must be spent to unlock all 4 slots.)

  • Baked Snake

    You're pretty good

  • Arush Nakhre

    for fashion souls tho grandmaster wolf set all day

  • ShellsCJ

    are you supposed to go over the toxicity level or is just having the three decoctions active plus the tawny in combat enough

  • Hào Đinh Tấn

    WTF 12608 dmg on the last blow

  • Waddehaddeduddedaa

    you know they added the Gourmet Perk to the game. it will give you health regen as well on Deathmarch.

  • Michael Tarubal

    Theres a stronger toussaint steel sword thats what i use.

  • uso holger

    What about using the Wolf School gear with this build?

  • Dcypherman plays

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

  • John Huysentruyt

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

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