Redania’s Most Wanted, part of the Assassins’ questline, is one of the many side quests in The Witcher 3 that you take on to learn more about the world. During Redania’s Most Wanted, Geralt has to look for clues in an attempt to find the whereabouts of the sorceress Philippa Eilhart and bring her to Radovid.
As the name suggests, Redania’s Most Wanted asks players to find a most wanted person, the sorceress Philippa Eilhart, to answer for her crimes against the Redanian state.
Meet the Witch Hunters
Geralt must go to Est Tayiar to meet the witch hunters. However, they won’t be particularly happy to see him. They believe he will succeed in finding Philippa where they failed and claim the glory for himself, but will still give Geralt the key to Philippa Eilhart’s hideout without any trouble.
Jump down, and you will come across a purple doorway that is not passable. Use your witcher senses to hunt for clues in the area. To your right, you will find the correct place where you can insert the plate key, which will open the door.
Continue moving forward, and you’ll come across two portals. Pass through the active one, and you’ll come across a few Nekkers. Deal with them, and you’ll come across another inactive portal. To get through this portal, use the Aard sign, which will open it, allowing you to enter through it.
Use the power cells to activate the portal
Once you’ve made it across to the other side, Geralt will come face to face with a witch hunter with a crystal in his possession. However, he refuses to give it up due to fear of the monsters.
Here, the players are provided with two options for finding the missing crystal: using Axii or simply fighting him. Once you have the crystal, it can act as a power cell that can be used to open portals. Now that you have this crystal in your possession move forward and look around to find an interesting letter to Philippa in one of the chests lying around.
Eventually, Geralt will come across another portal that can be opened using the power cell crystal you just obtained from the witch hunter. Once you move across this portal, you’ll be required to face off against more Nekkers that must be dealt with.
Once you’ve killed them, you’ll come across another inactive portal, and Geralt will conclude that the Nekkers must have taken the power cell from this portal. You’ll be required to backtrack and kill a few more Nekkers until you find another power cell.
Search Philippa’s quarters
Now that you’ve reached the lowest level of the area, you’ll be required to face off against a fire elemental. Fighting against this enemy will be relatively simple. However, make sure to craft elementa oil to give yourself an advantage in this situation.
Don’t use Igni at all, and save your energy for Quen or Aard, as both work on the fire elemental. Keep your distance to avoid taking damage from its intense heat. Use different types of bombs, like Northern Wind bombs, which would work best against it. Dimeritium bombs can also help stop some of its attacks.
After successfully defeating the enemy, you’ll be free to explore Philippa’s hideout. At the end of this cave-like lair, you’ll come across a room where Philippa seems to have stayed recently. If you keep on exploring, you’ll come across two quest items. One of them is a crystal from a megascope and an agate.
The crystal can be found behind the table and chairs lined up by the pillar. Go around the items to find the crystal by the pillar. As his Witcher senses cannot trace the crystal, it’s harder to spot.
Geralt will conclude that this polished crystal from the megascope can be used to obtain critical information about Philippa Eilhart.
Best choice regarding the crystal in Redanian’s Most Wanted
Once you exit the area and return to the entrance, players will be provided with the choice of either giving the witch hunters the crystal or not. If you choose to give them the crystal, Geralt will learn nothing, as the Hunters will take it back to Radovid and take credit for your actions.
If you keep the crystal to yourself, Geralt will be required to fight against a group of angry hunters and kill them. Players will now be given a major choice of whether to give the crystal to Triss, Yennefer, or Radovid.
In case the game seems bugged and you are unable to give the crystal to any of them, return to Est Tayiar in The Witcher 3, and you will see the witch hunters still there. Give them the crystal to progress.
Here are the possible choices to conclude Redania’s Most Wanted, although which choices you get will depend on how you have played The Witcher 3 so far
- Show it to Triss
- Show it to Yennefer
- Give it to Radovid
- Lie to Everyone
Showing the crystal to both Yennefer and Triss will have the same outcome as they’ll simply reveal the hidden message of the crystal to Geralt. If you wish to show the crystal to Triss, make sure you haven’t completed Now or Never before doing Redania’s Most Wanted.
Similarly, you will be able to show Yennefer the crystal at the end of Last Wish, so make sure you don’t finish Redania’s Most Wanted before that.
If you choose to give it to Radovid, he will give it to his prisoner mages, and Geralt will receive his due reward. The reward that you get for choosing this option is 135 Crowns.
The last option is to lie to everyone. Not only will Geralt lie to the hunters, but also Radovid about his findings. However, by choosing this option, Geralt will also be unable to show the crystal to Triss or Yennefer. If you lie to everyone, this will also conclude the quest without any additional reward, and you will get 50 XP.
For all the choices, there are no consequences to how you deal with the crystal in Redania’s Most Wanted. Only certain dialogues are affected, but otherwise, you still proceed through these series of quests to reach Reason of State. However, in my opinion, the best choice for Redania’s Most Wanted would be to give the crystal to Radovid to earn the complete reward for the quest.