The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has some tragic stories to tell, one of which involves Jenny o’ the Woods, a name given to a Nightwraith that turns up at night to kill the villagers of Velen.
However, there is a dark history behind the Nightwraith. Jenny, as it turns out, was human once. She was murdered, after which her vengeful soul came out to vent her anger on the people of her village.
This will also be a chance for you to get the Nightwraith trophy by defeating Jenny o’ the Woods to get increased experience from your kills in the game.
Head over to the small village of Midcopse, which lies southwest of Crow’s Perch in Velen. Check the notice board there to get the contract for Jenny o’ the Woods.
How to summon and kill Jenny o’ the Woods
After speaking with Bolko and Agneta, you need to head out to the fields and use your Witcher Senses to find a letter in a grave. Return to Bolko with the letter, and you will come to know the true identity of the Nightwraith.
If you can successfully haggle with Ealdorman Bolko in The Witcher 3, regarding the Jenny o’ the Woods contract, you can negotiate the contract price and have it increased to 250 and even 280 Crowns.
The game will guide you to another location in the fields where the Jenny o’ the Woods is likely to come after twilight. Make your way there to find a small campfire. This is where you need to wait for the Nightwraith to appear.
It is highly recommended that you clear out the small bandit camp nearby before summoning Jenny o’ the Woods. You do not want to engage the bandits as well as the Nightwraith at the same time.
Once you are ready to fight the Nightwraith, all you have to do is interact with the campfire. However, this interaction will only summon Jenny if the time is either 9 p.m. or later. If you are early, meditate to fast-forward the time to nighttime.
Something important to know beforehand is that the Jenny o’ the Woods contract has a suggested level of 10. For new players, she might prove overly challenging. Hence, you are recommended to wait until you are around level 13 or 15 before taking on Jenny.
Keep in mind that she is not an easy enemy boss to defeat and if you are unable to kill Jenny o’ the woods in the witcher 3 then you can read on to learn how to kill this Nightwraith with the right strategy.
Jenny o’ the Woods is a powerful variant of Nightwraiths. You should also coat your silver sword with Specter Oil and use the Thunderbolt potion in TW3. This is an effective combination as it will increase your attack damage on Jenny o’ the Woods in The Witcher 3.
If this Nightwraith is in her immaterial form, you need to cast a Yrden sign and stand back and wait for you to approach you in order to trap her. This is going to be the best strategy in terms of sign move for you since you will be able to restrict her movement temporarily.
Once you do that, you need to strike Jenny o’ the Woods like there is no tomorrow. This way, you will be able to deliver an insane amount of damage on her, given that you don’t give the Nightwraith any breathing space to heal during this fight.
Secondly, Jenny can create mirror images of herself. You need to kill all of them before focusing on Jenny again. You can also throw Moon Dust bombs to stop her from duplicating. However, you should use Quen at all times to reinforce your defense, as it will somewhat increase your chances of survival in the fight against Jenny o’ the Woods in TW3.
Apart from that, you need to be aware of Jenny o’ the Woods’ healing attribute in this particular fight, as this Nightwraith can use your vitality to heal herself. She will do this action after splitting into three wraith clones, and once she does that, you need to increase the distance between her and target her clones quickly with your crossbow in The Witcher 3. Keep using the Yrden strategy throughout the fight, and eventually, you will be able to kill Jenny o’ the Woods with relative ease.
Once you complete the contract to kill the Nightwraith called Jenny o’ the Woods in The Witcher 3, you will receive 240 Experience points along with 179 Crowns (Haggle to 250/280 crowns).
How to defeat Jenny on Death March difficulty
On the other hand, if you are fighting Jenny o’ the Woods on Death March difficulty, then this will simply increase the fight difficulty for you in The Witcher 3. For that, you need to upgrade your armor and craft enhanced and superior versions of Bombs and Oil to take this Nightwraith down at this particular difficulty.
As for the attacking strategy, you should stick to using the Yrden sign to trap her and make sure to apply Enhanced Specter Oil or Superior Specter Oil on your silver sword.
The same goes for the Moon Dust bomb, as using the Enhanced Moon Dust or Superior Moon Dust will be more resourceful during the Jenny o’ the Woods fight when playing at Death March.