The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition achievements

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition

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Walked the Path in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition

Walked the Path238 (65)

Finish the game on the "Death March!" difficulty level.

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Achievement won on 28 Jun 17
TA Score for this game: 4,692
Posted on 29 June 17 at 07:21
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You are probably only going for this achievement if you are a completionist. So while it is doable on the first playthrough I suggest 'New Game Plus' to make it fast and not painful especially if you didn't play the game so far. Pick easy or normal for the first time and enjoy the game and the quests.

NG+ starts from the level you finished the game BUT you'll keep all your skills, potions, food and equipment. The "Blood and Wine" dlc has an achievement "Dressed to kill" which basically asks you to craft a grandmaster witcher gear. This gear was more than enough for me to breeze through the entire game on death march. You don't have to search for armors and weapons or grind quests. Just reset your skills and buy everything related to damage, upgrade quen and axii a little and you are set. I only had to repair my armor after a handful of quests and nothing stood in my way. Blood and Wine also gives you a few additional slots for little work. Don't forget he most important skill in the game: Gourmet (every food heals you for 20 MINUTES) - if you don't die in one hit, you are unkillable for 3 foods per hour. Here is my Gear, Weapons and skills. I finished the game on lvl 53 and only had to do maybe 3 side quests at the beginning of Novigrad, otherwise the Main Quests gave enough XP to keep up with the level reqs.

focus: damage, fast ability reset (this way you can apply quen, slash and dodge the enemy until it comes off then instantly reapply in 99% of the gameplay)

Grandmaster Feline set (lvl40): +10% fast attack damage after every strong attack, rear attacks do 50% more damage and has a good chance to stun
Armor with Retribution mastercraft rune from Hearts of Stone - if you get hit 30% chance to deal back most of the damage to the attacker (even in fistfights where you can't heal!)
Gauntlets 2x +10% Quen rune
Boots 2x +10% Axii rune
Trousers - 2x +3 health regenaration rune (don't remember the name)
Steel Sword with Replenishment mastercraft rune from Hearts of Stone (the last sign you cast is imbued into your next hit)
Silver Sword with Invigoration mastercraft rune from Hearts of Stone (if your heart is full but you have a healing effect, it turns into extra damage - very useful everywhere since you will rarely get hit with quen equipped all the time)

Feline crossbow (lvl29) didn't use except for shooting down flying enemies or underwater fights

Here are my skills. You need 60 points to build this character which is easily doable if you don't rush the story and do the dlc as well. The additional two mutagen slots need too much large red mutagen which is very rare in the game and not worth to grind dozens of hours after you did everything. Every skills is on its max level.

First group: Muscle Memory(R), Precise Blows(R), Whirl(R) connected with a Great Red Mutagen (+40% attack)
Second Group: Crippling Strikes(R), Strength Training(R), Crushing Blows(R) + Great Red Mutagen
Third Group: Exploding Shield(B), Delusion(B), Puppet(B) + Great Blue Mutagen
Fourth Group: Gourmet(Y), Cat School Techniques(Y), Focus(Y) + Great Red Mutagen
Mutagen +2 slots: Rend(R), Sunder Armor(R) + Bloodbath as the focused mutated skill (bought Bloodbath, Deadly Counter, Magic Sensibilities and Toxic Blood for the extra slots)

This build deals insane damage even at the end of NG+ (around lvl 80). When you face many enemies: quen, dodge in, deal damage, dodge out, quen again is the safest way to kill everything without a problem. Works for bosses as well but you have to dodge a lot more. Since you are dying in one hit against most of the high level enemies always have quen up and always have gourmet healing up (you get extra damage against monsters that way anyway). Axii - Pupet skill was a bit wonky, sometimes the traitor killed all his friends in seconds, but many times just stood there or ran around never hitting anyone.

(spoilers I guess)

As for the Ciri parts it is usually teleported in, mash damage and teleport out. Her special attack is very risky (I regularly ended up getting hit mid animation) and doesn't do that much damage. The Crones were especiall painful at the end, I ended up dashing around for minutes to heal back their damage since you get hit by their crows all the time and it stops regeneration. In the end I dashed in one of them, hit her two times with a fast attack, dashed THROUGH her and hit her two times again, then dashed away. Any more and you risk getting stunlocked and killed in 3 hits.

There are four bosses I had some trouble and had to do other than just mash:

- Imlerith: Put up quen, have some distance between you and him and start to walk in face to face. When he starts to attack dodge on his right (shield) behind him. Don't worry if you get hit, just do a strong attack, if you didnt get hit you can land two. Do this until he drops his shield. Dodge dodge dodge until his weapons get stuck, REAPPLY quen then hit him form a strong attack from behind if you can.

- Philippas fire elemental: his natural burning skin destroys quen instantly and burns you to death. Even with the feline aromor you can't reapply quen fast enough to not burn to death. So you have to risk dying and AARD him ASAP (kills the flames for a while) then dodge behind him and mash away (and dodge if turns around). He dies very fast that way. If the fight doesn't end in half a minute you will probably die.

- Caranthir: Annoying as hell since running after him depletes your ability meter and you can't cast quen. The solution is to apply quen all the time of course and ROLL (A) after him. It doesn't hold back your meter that much. Don't care about the elementals he summons. You can hit him 2-3 times with a fast attack.

- Eredin: he isn't that bad but you have to hit him a lot since your equipment barely deals 900+ damage now. Dodge a lot and while he visibly mashes the air away from you you can do a strong attack each time he misses. Elemental Oil gives you a bit of extra damage. Always have quen up and don't risk anything, if he stuns you you are dead.
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