The Witcher 3 Magic Signs Guide – Upgrades, How to Use

By   /   May 26, 2015
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Signs are powerful magical spells that Witchers can perform in combat. These Signs provide Witchers with both Defensive and Offensive capabilities and can be upgraded to increase their effectiveness.

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The Witcher 3 Magic Signs

In The Witcher 3, Geralt can call upon the Power of Fire, Mind Control, Telekinesis Blast and Shield. It’s recommended to regularly check in-game Bestiary and read Journals and Books to know about enemies’ weaknesses (including Witcher Signs) before heading in a battle.

Following is everything you need to know about Witcher Signs in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt:

Aard Sign

Aard Sign allows a Witcher to cast a large Telekinesis Blast which allow him or her to immediately knockdown enemies, open up barred doors, and even perform a single-hit execution on downed enemies.

In addition to this, Aard can also be used to bring down flying enemies and kill them with a single hit – in some cases, at least.

Far Reaching Aard
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Increases Aard’s range by 1 yard

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Aard Sweep
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Decreases Knockdown Chance by 21% and effects everyone within area-of-effect

Aard Intensity
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Increases Aard Sign intensity by 5%

Shock Wave
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Allows players to deal +40 damage with Aard

Igni Sign

Igni Sign allows Witchers to set their foes on fire and not only deal Fire Damage, but also deal Damage over Time.

In addition to this, Igni Sign can also be used to fire up bonfire and torches. Lastly, Witchers can use Igni Sign to cause powerful explosions by setting inflammabe gases and barrels on fire:

Melt Armor
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Igni Sign also allows players to weakens enemy armour

Firestream
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Emits a continuous stream of fire that damages enemies

Igni Intensity
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Increases Igni Sign intensity by 5%

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Pyromaniac
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Increases the chance to Burning by 20%

Yrden Sign

With Yrden Sign, Witchers are able to cast an area-of-effect around them which significantly slows down monsters such as Nightwraiths and Noonwraiths.

However, do note that there are some enemies who remain unaffected by Yrden Sign. At higher levels, enemies who remain under Yrden Sign’s effect also lose Vitality after every second:

Sustained Glyphs
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Increases Sign duration by 5 Seconds

Magic Trap
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Damages and slows all enemies within a 10 yard radius and destroys projectiles passing through this area

Yrden Intensity
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Increases Yrden Sign intensity by 5%

Supercharged Glyphs
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Enemies lose points of Vitality or Essence after every second

Quen Sign

Quen allows Witchers to cast a powerful shield around their entire bodies which protects them from external damage and absorbs a certain amount of damage before breaking.

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Quen Sign is especially powerful when equipped with Light Armour as it allows players to constantly cast Quen Sign without worrying much about Stamina Regeneration:

Exploding Shield
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Knocks back enemies after the effect ends

Active Shield
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Damage absorbed by the shield replenishes players’ Vitality

Quen Intensity
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Increases Quen Sign intensity by 5% after every level

Quen Discharge
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Reflects a fixed amount of damage back towards the attacker

Axii Sign

Axxi Sign allows Witchers to control the minds of their foes, monsters, and random people during conversations.

One important thing to remember about Axii Sign is that some people are extremely strong-willed to resist Axii Sign. Therefore, you may have to upgrade it for such persons.

You can also use Axii Signt to tame mounts and other animals and have them follow you around. Lastly, do note that the effects of Axii Signs do not last forever and will wear off after some time – use it wisely:

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Delusion
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Increases Axii’s effectiveness in dialogues and the targeted enemies don’t advance towards Geralt

Puppet
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Allows players to turn an enemy into an ally for a limited duration of time

Axii Intensity
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Increases Axii Sign intensity by X%

Domination
Stamina Regeneration: 0.5 Seconds Per Level
Allows players to influence two enemies at the same time