Yennefer of Vengerberg is one of many romance options Geralt can pursue in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The raven-haired sorceress has always been his true love, which makes it a bit complicated since Geralt and Yennefer are also close to Triss Merigold, another love interest in the game.
While Keira Metz is also a romance option in The Witcher 3, she is more of a casual fling, and you can romance Yennefer even if you had sex with Keira earlier.
Yennefer and Geralt first met each other when the Witcher asked her to heal his friend Dandelion. One thing led to another, and in the end, they were bound by fate to stay together as a curse. After this, Yennefer and Geralt stayed together for a few years in a relationship filled with ups and downs.
Later on, Yennefer wanted to be a mother, and knowing that she couldn’t have that with Geralt, both found their chance to be parents to Ciri, Geralt’s child of surprise. A sorceress was needed to harness Ciri’s power and help her, and Yennerfer stepped forward. Their history solidifies the fact that Geralt and Yennefer do make a good pair. Even if it’s just for Ciri, their interests and motives match well.
Keep in mind that you will have two opportunities to romance Yennefer in the game. So, if you choose the wrong dialogue at the first encounter, do not fret; you have another chance to make things right.
Completing Yennefer’s romance in The Witcher 3
Geralt and Yennefer are already close enough at the start of the game, but it will not be until you reach Skellige that your first real romance option becomes available, and you can have sex with Yennefer.
Do note that over the course of the game, from Skellige onwards, you will have more than one opportunity to romance Yennefer. However, if you don’t take the opportunity to romance Yennefer at Skellige, you will miss out on the funny unicorn romance scene.
The King is Dead – Long Live the King
The King is Dead – Long Live the King is a main quest in Skellige where you and Yennefer have to attend a wake/funeral at Kaer Trolde in remembrance of King Bran. Yennefer will ask you to dress appropriately for the wake.
To get in Yennefer’s good graces and make sure that you don’t piss her off, wear the Black and White outfit. However, the outfit choice doesn’t affect your romance with Yennefer in The Witcher 3.
During the quest, you will have to break into Ermion’s laboratory and find his secret workshop using your Witcher senses. After killing the earth elemental near the end of the quest, you will be given a choice to kiss Yennefer or not.
Choose “Damn, I wanna kiss you, Yen” from the two available dialogue options. If you choose not to kiss her, you will still have another chance to romance her later on in your playthrough.
Once you both teleport back to her room, choose the “Watch” option to trigger a romance scene.
The Last Wish
Continue advancing the storyline in Skellige, and at one point, Yennefer will ask you to meet her in Larvik. This will begin The Last Wish, an optional side quest that is important to pursue your goal of being intimate with Yennefer. You will have the option to confess your feelings to her or reject her outright.
It is important to complete The Last Wish before completing Ugly Baby, the main quest. Otherwise, you will automatically fail The Last Wish quest, making it impossible to romance Yennefer.
Near the end of The Last Wish quest, you will get another dialogue option. You have to choose to “Agree” with Yennefer here. This will lock Yenneger as your romantic interest in The Witcher 3.
No Place Like Home
“No Place Like Home” is another main quest that will begin after you reach Kaer Morhen. Here, you will have another (last) opportunity to romance Yennefer.
After exhausting all of the dialogues with Lambert, Eskel, and Vesemir in the main hall, everyone agrees to take some time off.
If you choose the right dialogue during The Last Wish quest and profess your love to Yennefer, the sorceress will invite Geralt to a private conversation while you are both at Kaer Morhen. Choose “Sounds Great” when she invites you upstairs to her room. This will trigger the final romance scene between you two.
Later on, after completing the main story of the base game, Yennefer also makes an appearance at the Corvo Bianco Vineyard in Toussaint at the end of Blood and Wine expansion if she was your main romance choice.
Can you romance both Triss and Yennefer?
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gives you multiple opportunities to romance Yennefer. However, the same can also be said for other options such as Triss Merigold and Keira Metz. You can engage in an intimate encounter with all of them, but that will come at a cost near the end of the game.
If Geralt pursues romance with both Yennefer and Triss at the same time, he will be invited to a threesome. However, both the sorceresses will tie him up to the bed and leave as a punishment for playing both of them. So, ultimately, for a proper romance, you have to choose either Triss or Yennefer.
Shani and Keira are optional romance characters, and romancing either of them will not affect your romance with Yennefer in The Witcher 3.
If you either agreed to romance Triss, you would be rejected by Yennefer so it’s better to stick with one route. Select every option that leads to Yennefer and avoid Triss. If you decide to stick with Yennefer as your main romance, there is a slightly different ending to The Witcher 3, and you both end up retiring together to live in a remote place.