The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hybrid Build Guide - Swords, Signs, and Alchemy

The Witcher: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game set in a visually stunning fantasy universe full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher you play as the professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding a child of prophecy in a vast open world rich with merchant cities, viking pirate islands, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore.

Trained from early childhood and mutated to gain superhuman skills, strength and reflexes, witchers are a distrusted counterbalance to the monster-infested world in which they live. Gruesomely destroy foes as a professional monster hunter armed with a range of upgradeable weapons, mutating potions and combat magic. Hunt down a wide range of exotic monsters from savage beasts prowling the mountain passes to cunning supernatural predators lurking in the shadows of densely populated towns. Invest your rewards to upgrade your weaponry and buy custom armour, or spend them away in horse races, card games, fist fighting, and other pleasures the night brings.

Built for endless adventure, the massive open world of The Witcher sets new standards in terms of size, depth and complexity. Traverse a fantastical open world: explore forgotten ruins, caves and shipwrecks, trade with merchants and dwarven smiths in cities, and hunt across the open plains, mountains and seas. Deal with treasonous generals, devious witches and corrupt royalty to provide dark and dangerous services. Make choices that go beyond good & evil, and face their far-reaching consequences.

Take on the most important contract to track down the child of prophecy, a key to save or destroy this world. In times of war, chase down the child of prophecy, a living weapon of power, foretold by ancient elven legends. Struggle against ferocious rulers, spirits of the wilds and even a threat from beyond the veil – all hell-bent on controlling this world. Define your destiny in a world that may not be worth saving.

Built exclusively for next generation hardware, the REDengine 3 renders the world of The Witcher visually nuanced and organic, a real true to life fantasy. Dynamic weather systems and day/night cycles affect how the citizens of the towns and the monsters of the wilds behave. Rich with storyline choices in both main and subplots, this grand open world is influenced by the player unlike ever before.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hybrid Build Guide - Swords, Signs, and Alchemy

  • King Crunch77

    Go to crookback bog and to the south there should be a fiend. That's a somewhat good way to farm red mutagen. Just meditate every hours

  • Pawel Kapica

    it's a shame that the starting armor is actually the best looking in this game...

  • Mertcan Çalışkan

    my playstyle against high level enemiesquensquarequen squareswallowsquarequen square

  • Keith Norris

    When you take it seriously the Witcher is an incredibly deep immersive experience. I haven't finished yet. 2-3 hours just looking at the world lol.

  • Elmore Evans

    You managed to make a nice non-op build that keeps the game challenging. Quite a few casuals players tend to gravitate towards full quen, which is just straight up God mode. Glad to see you didn't give into that temptation.Cowboy knows how to make a Goddamn build video.

  • Spencer B

    Ursine swords have 100% crit damage and 35% ap regeneration (inlcuding runes) add these to your feline armour and the right skill sets and you'll be a monster hunting GOD!

  • Jaden Strong

    "Finished with the walkthrough." WTF?!(Ronda Rousey won.)

  • Dark Lord

    Now with patch 1.08 game looks much tough. At lvl 16 I have only 3k gold where FiGhTiNCoWBoY have 34k at lvl 15 :P

  • Grant X

    Such an amazing game. Im guessing cowboy gets the best ending

  • Wave Train

    I just started playing this game......yes i will be using this build. Thank you basedgod

  • Anthero

    This is exactly what i am looking for THX!

  • calmingspeed

    Damn fine kill on the griffon. subbed

  • Dragon Ball Z

    Death March is a joke when compared to difficulty level of some other games

  • Alpharite

    What would you recommend doing after the Yrden nerf?

  • Ray Seguin

    Try heart of stone expansion

  • FobbyChino

    I fought that Griffin at lvl 26. died 10 times but ended beating him the 11th time

  • Mitch Feirabend

    This is 98% the build i did in my playthrough i just finished

  • Robert Davis

    I'd like to see an update version of this to include the next four slots available with B&W

  • Akymma

    This was a spectacular walkthrough and a spectacular game. Congratulations Cowboy.

  • humbob1113

    Although the sword spec seems alright, alchemy felt almost OP in my oppinion. The bonus from poisons and bombs just wreck everything throughout the game.

  • James DuBeck

    Perfectly timed arrow shot on the griff

  • Annette Miller

    you could do some of the high level hunts

  • Fearsome REP

    Great walkthrough Cowboy!

  • Chris Fisher

    Another awesome walkthrough series! Thanks very much for taking the time to put all these videos online, they were really enjoyable and helpful to watch! :)

  • MsMarmeli

    Great video! I'll definitely try out this build.

  • The Consumerist Theory

    Thank you for a amazing walk through and for showing us how to build such a bad ass character, I wish you the best of luck

  • Jordan Henry

    dang, that's a pretty good video. hit some good points on what I want to start building towards.... keep up the good gaming

  • Kim Jansson

    have you finished the game/story? when?

  • Jake Wiener

    Thanks for all your time and dedication

  • Lensonable

    You've created an absolute beast, great vid

  • Larry Davis

    King of synergy builds

  • Joham Colon

    In what order did you put points into these skills? I'm level 20 trying to somewhat follow this build

  • abhishek sharma

    I just love this game and your walkthroughs bro.....I admire your play style and the games you you always always complete your games unlike other you tubers....I do believe you will not be missing on mgs5 long cow boy

  • aminepsy89

    wait ?! when did u finish the walkthrough ???

  • B. I.

    Finished the walkthrough?

  • juca loco

    Great video!!!What you put in your pocket?

  • Kyle McWilliams

    You know this is gonna be interesting when he's level 34 and has 35 in the first branch.

  • Timmy Thex

    Tip: Use Ursine swords instead, y'know +75 crit dmg.

  • Prinz von Kirchberg

    No specter oil? I'm disappointed...

  • Hemang Chauhan

    No axii? That's strange

  • Robert Taylor

    the bleed effect from critical strikes sucks, it's locked at 125. but bleed from runes is based off of a % of the enemy HP. What you should do is swap critical strikes for poison blades (which will give 15-25% chance to poison, based on the level of oil, from what i understand), and swap the poison runestones for bleed runestones. then you get high damage poison and high damage bleed. i also like mastercrafted ursine swords for 75% higher crits. also it might be more worthwhile to go deeper into the alchemy tree than the sign tree, in order to get synergy, killing spree, and/or hunter instinct. use resolve with hunter instinct and you keep the crit damage bonus even if you take damage...although i heard hunter instinct is bugged, dunno if thats still true, but killing spree gets you super high crit chance in any fight with more than 2 enemies, and even though some people don't think that's worthwhile (which I don't get), the boost from synergy alone is worth the investment into the 3rd tier. acquired tolerance, poisoned blades, then your choice between the rest to unlock tier 3, though i suggest protective coating, refreshment, and/or heightened tolerance. i was doing combat/signs, but after i started NG+ death march I went combat/alchemy, and for me i think these skills are better because they buff your swords directly.

  • Violet Itzal

    only at 1:10 and I love it, I'm also doing hybrid with griffin swords and (mostly) feline armor

  • Bytemare

    LOL! When I came across this guide, I was standing in the exact same area! nice video thanks! :)btw how do you trigger the whirlwind attack ? From what I can understand we only have fast and heavy attack?

  • Carlos Tering

    I ended up using aard and quen

  • Jirka Kunst

    Now I really wish everyone making a build video on YT would demonstrate it against this griffin. Awesome build and a great fight at the end. Tip of the hat for you!

  • TheProGamer

    i'm looking for a build fit with medium witcher gear, any suggestions on how to maximize the griffin armours' effectiveness

  • Some9uy

    Ive been putting off this game for a while. I dont want it to end lol

  • Daniel Kanewske

    Great walkthrough and build!  Thx

  • YoungMLB74 00

    I think the ekidna decoction got changed do you still use it

  • Diane IsMyName

    Excellent video! Thank you!

  • Vic Damon

    I found my griffin swords at level 11. Will I be able to craft higher level ones.

  • Finn Cartwright

    Might just use quen and a bit of axii so i can get refreshment in the alchemy tree?

  • Shawn Light

    Hey Man I remember watching this awhile ago and im pretty sure it helped me at the time, But i wanted to confirm now that they changed things in the game, Basically the swords that give the most Crit Hit Dmg are now BEAR, and not Griffon?. I use the cat armor for crit chance and that 1 skill point for light armor to increase crit + The Crit hit dmg increase with bear, like it seemed you were after, Corrent bro?Let me know :DBecause i get +75% from each of those blades, and another quick question. with the Cross Bow, Whats that all about? Do i benifit from the Attack power increase passively just having it equipped? So like early game with just commons and say i put on the cross bow, id add the 200% or w/e to guy that it grants??

  • ash fad

    The griffon seem to be weak against projectile weapons attacks like any flying monsters in RPG.

  • Steve 1281

    That griffon tho.I met it a lvl20!...See ya!!.Come back to that I think.

  • Jokeer Competitive Player

    +FiGhTiNCoWBoY can I use this for griffin?

  • Luis Felipe Vera

    I killed that griffin when I was lvl 27... I was awesome besides hard, at the time the lvls where just two question marks instead

  • Thomas Lietzau

    why do Skills max out at level 30 ?  did I miss something ?

  • JodyeSX6

    I dont even have any skill points in the combat tree... I felt like it made Geralt way to OP

  • Alex Evans

    Do Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay please!

  • jorrell singleton

    Finished the game!? When?! Was this a stream!?

  • Double W

    Medium armor has better stamina regen then light armor when combined with griffin school skill

  • Ryan M.Kenway

    nice video ... I was wondering if I can use this build but by only using the wolf armor and swords . my question is will it be as useful as using what you said ?

  • KynasMalala

    I know im mad late on this video but for a true all rounder id recommend the grandaster wolven gear. The stats along with the fact that it's medium armour are nice but the reasons i think it's best for an all rounder are because the set bonuses compliment alchemy and the gear stat increases help combat and signs.

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  • Tj 1996

    Dude i mean you meant You have finished teh walkthroughs personally not on youtube ?

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