I’ve been wanting to write something about Witcher lore for a while. While the Witcher franchise doesn’t leave as much room for theories and interpretations as a series like Dark Souls, there are some interesting aspects to explore. In this post, I’m going to discuss Gaunter O’Dimm [Read more…] about Witcher Lore – Gaunter O’Dimm
Hearts of Stone
Here’s a quick guide to obtaining your very own Witcher Viper set that was added in the Hearts of Stone expansion pack. This set includes both armor and two swords.
This medium armor set is themed around poison, so it has high poison resistance and the swords have a chance to poison on attack. The armor looks like a recolored version of the gear you start the game with.
How to get the Viper Armor
The four Diagrams for the Viper armor can only be obtained during the beginning of the Heist mission, when you are inside Vivaldi’s auction house. They are sold by Countess Mignole.
How to get the Viper Venomous Steel Sword
The Steel Sword diagram can be found inside Borsodi’s vault during the Heist mission, in the final room.
How to get the Viper Venomous Silver Sword
The Silver sword can only be found if you choose the “Help Olgierd” option during the ending of the expansion. You can then find the sword directly (no diagram required) inside the shadowy realm that Gaunter O’Dimm puts you in. From the starting area, go straight down, then across the bridge, and then go left down the path.
After following the path, you should see some stairs leading up to an area with a red glow around it; jump up the broken stairs and you will find the sword inside a rock.
With the release of Witcher 3’s expansion “Hearts of Stone” mere weeks away (October 13th) it’s a good time to showcase some fresh information.
As a quick reminder, the plot of HoS will see Geralt facing off against the immortal bandit leader Olgierd von Everec, at the behest of the “man of glass” -a character you actually met earlier, at the beginning of the game in White Orchard.
In terms of new content, HoS will add new areas to the Velen map. Check out this comparison of the current map of northeastern Velen, to the one shown in HoS gameplay:
Check out a couple new screenshots here. Also for all you crazy Gwent lovers, here are a couple new cards, featuring everyone’s favorite evil elf-guy, Eredin:
HoS is still up for a 15% sale on Gog.com (CDPR’s game distribution website/service), which is a better choice than buying it on Steam if you want to support CDPR directly.
CDPR has just released the first official video and screenshots for Witcher 3 expansion, ‘Hearts of Stone’, set to be released on October 13th. You can get it for 15% off on GOG.com right now.
The expansion will feature about 10 hours of completely new content. All we know about the story so far is this little summary: Geralt is hired by the Merchant of Mirrors, who gives him the task of killing Olgierd von Everec — a ruthless bandit captain enchanted with the power of immortality.
Judging from the screenshots, this expansion will include Shani, a prominent character from the first Witcher game.
The Hearts of Stone Expansion, slated for an October 13 2015 release, will include completely new map locations, items, characters, monsters….and new gwent cards for you gwent lovers! Source (in Polish). The expansion quests are all going to be level 30+ and can be played either during or after the main story.
CDPR will also be releasing a patch fairly soon (probably sometime this week) to make some changes to the game’s romances. I’m guessing this patch will address the weakness of the Triss romance.
A CDPR spokesperson said this about the patch: “We’ll be adding some additional dialogue for Triss and Yennefer in the upcoming patch due to the fan feedback. We’ve read many opinions on our forums where gamers weren’t satisfied with the way their romance choices were fleshed out, so we wanted to change that by adding some extra conversational options.” Source
Lastly, CDPR will also be releasing an update for the MODkit relatively soon.