The Witcher 2 Game Guide: Unique Items, Endings, Love Scenes, and more
This award-winning, incredibly deep, action-RPG is now available for both PC and Xbox 360, which means even more of you gamers might be playing it by now. Here's a guide for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings that'll help you make choices, obtain unique items, witness some "steamy" love scenes, get to different endings, and more. Dive in! But before you do, don't forget to check out the brand new trailer, which shows new quests and characters.
Depending on what choices you make and what actions you carry out, you'll end up with any of sixteen possible endings in the game - eight for each of the two 'paths' Geralt can follow. While virtually every side -quest features a number of difference choices which might affect their outcome, the main quest only has a few critical decisions that determine what cut -scenes you'll experience at the end. Many of them also have an effect on your gameplay experience, as well.
They are as follows:
Prologue: You're actually given a choice in the prologue, as well - though it's not necessarily as critical as the other ones, it'll still have a marked effect on your experience. While fighting your way through the assault during Roche's interview, you can either kill or spare Aryan La Vallette.
Act 1: Here's where you choose what path you're going to be following for the rest of the game - you can either side with Vernon Roche or Iorveth towards the end of the act, after you've fought Letho and found Cedric. Choose carefully - this choice is probably the biggest in the game, and determines what storyline you'll end up playing.
Act 2 (Roche): You may either slay King Henselt at the Siege of Vergen, or spare him, depending on your choices. Might be a tough choice, depending on how engrossed you are - he's something of a vile little man, after all.
Act 2 (Iorveth): You probably won't be meeting Henselt if you choose to side with Iorveth, and you'll be presented with an entirely different choice - you've got to either condemn Stennis of murder by poison, or absolve him. Understandably, this will lead to either his execution or his survival.
Act 3 (Roche): Hope you haven't gotten too attached to Triss Merigold, because you're going to have to choose between rescuing Anais or rescuing Triss - you can't do both, sadly.
Act 3 (Iorveth): Iorveth's path in Act 3 is actually quite similar to Roche's path, except that instead of Anais, your choice will be between Phillipa and Triss. Again, you can't rescue both, so choose wisely.
Possible Variations (Iorveth) :
1: Spare Aryan, condemn Stennis, and save Phillipa.
2: Spare Aryan, absolve Stennis, save Phillipa.
3: Spare Aryan and kill Stennis; rescue Triss instead of Phillipa.
4: Spare Aryan, absolve Stennis, and save Triss.
5: Kill Aryan, condemn Stennis, and save Phillipa.
6: Kill Aryan, absolve Stennis, save Phillipa.
7: Kill both Aryan and Stennis; rescue Triss instead of Phillipa.
8: Kill Aryan, absolve Stennis, and save Triss.
Possible Variations (Roche)
1: Spare Aryan and Henselt, and assist Roche in the rescue of Anais.
2: Spare Aryan, kill Henselt, and rescue Anais instead of Triss.
3: Spare Aryan, spare Henselt, and rescue Triss.
4: Spare Aryan, execute Henselt and rush to Triss's aid.
5: Slay both Aryan and Henselt and rescue Anais instead of Triss.
6: Slay Aryan, save Henselt, and save Triss.
7: Slay Aryan and Henselt and save Triss.
8: Slay Aryan and Henselt both, and help Roche rescue Anais.
Note that this guide does not include ranged weapons or random drops. It also does not include the Dark Mode armor and equipment. Any non -rare purchasable items are, likewise, not included.
Stats: 20 -25 Damage (Steel)
Rune Slots: 2
Additional effects: Bleed + 19%
To acquire the Jagged blade, you're going to be going Endrega hunting. Make a trip out into the forest near flotsam, and kill them until you have 15 teeth. Once you've got the teeth, craft them into your sword. Make sure you've got The Endrega Contract while you're doing this.
Witcher's Superb Silver Sword
Stats: 17 -25 Damage (Silver)
Rune Slots: 1
Additional Effects: 12% Bleed, +1 Adrenaline on successful attacks
This is another craftable weapon - you'll get the recipe as a reward for completing both The Endrega Contract and The Nekker Contract. Be sure to buy the books on Endregas and Nekkers from the Flotsam bookstore, right across from the Dwarven Craftsman.
Stats: 15 -21 damage (Steel)
Rune Slots: 1
Additional Effects: 22% bleed and poison
While exploring the Ruined Asylum during the Claws of Madness side -quest, you'll come across a number of wraiths. After your second encounter, search the room on the lower level to pick up this blade. Be sure to destroy the wall in the hallway just after the room for a fire rune.
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