Combat is an inseparable part of a Witcher's profession, so you will have many chances to perfect your fighting abilities in-game. In Witcher 2 there are some new kind of techniques like dodging in different directions, new kind of fighting style etc. .

Drawing a weapon Edit

Casting signs Edit

To cast signs, first the desired sign must be selected from the quick menu, which is activated with Tw2 control ctrl. Then use Tw2 control q to cast.

Ranged weapons Edit

These include bombs and daggers. In order to use them, they must be placed in the pockets (or quickslots) and then thrown using Tw2 control r. To aim them, hold down Tw2 control r until cross-hairs appear, then release it.

Movement Edit

Movement in combat is not drastically different from regular movement. You can move Geralt using the Tw2 control w, Tw2 control s, Tw2 control a, and Tw2 control d keys. You rotate the camera using the mouse so as to have the best view of in-game events.

Rolling Edit

Rolling is an important maneuver, as it helps to quickly avoid blows or increase or decrease the distance to an enemy. Rolling forward is done by pressing the Tw2 control space. Pressing an appropriate movement key (Tw2 control w, Tw2 control s, Tw2 control a, and Tw2 control d) twice will result in a roll in the selected direction.

Melee Edit

Steel and Silver swords, typical weapons of the witchers, are available in-game. Steel swords are more effective when fighting sentient races, while silver ones are used against monsters. It may turn out that you'll have to use an improvised weapon - a pick or an axe - and in rare circumstances even your fists.

Fistfight Edit

Fistfights are a timed-event type minigame in addition to dice poker and arm wrestling. Although some fistfights are quest related and cannot be avoided, they are not to be confused with actual combat.

Press the letters Tw2 control w2, Tw2 control s2, Tw2 control a2, and Tw2 control d2 as they pop up in game during this fistfight. If you're fast enough, you can't lose.

Fistfighting quests Edit