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Experience points (often abbreviated to XP) are a quantitative measure of character progression throughout the Witcher video game franchise. In all Witcher games, XP is accumulated by completing quests, objectives, defeating enemies or monsters, or through special actions. These points are applied to a total score which is used to determine when the player will level up.

The Witcher[]

Bronze talent Silver talent Gold talent

In the course of playing The Witcher, the player character, Geralt, earns experience points ('XP'). Completing quests and defeating monsters are the primary ways to earn XP, but sometimes simply speaking to the right NPC at the right time (usually to advance a quest) will as well.

By accumulating these points, Geralt periodically increases in level. Level 1 requires 1000 XP, and each subsequent level increase requires 1000 more XP than the last. Each time this occurs, Geralt receives a number of additional talents to improve abilities, attributes and skills in the Hero panel (during meditation.)

Every ten levels, he also increases in rank, although this has no known effect other than changing his 'title'.

Rank progression[]

Novitiate Witcher Novitiate Witcher: Levels 1 – 9
Rising Witcher Rising Witcher: Levels 10 – 19
Skilled Witcher Skilled Witcher: Levels 20 – 29
Seasoned Witcher Seasoned Witcher: Levels 30 – 39
Master Witcher Master Witcher: Levels 40 – 49
Legendary Witcher Legendary Witcher: Levels 50+

This table contains the cumulative experience required for each level along with the type and number of talents received upon reaching each one:

Level XP needed Bronze Talents Silver Talents Gold Talents
0 0
1 1,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent
2 3,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent
3 6,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent
4 10,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent
5 15,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent
6 21,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent
7 28,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent
8 36,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent
9 45,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent
10 55,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent
11 66,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent
12 78,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent
13 91,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent
14 105,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent
15 120,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent
16 136,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent
17 153,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent
18 171,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent
19 190,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent
20 210,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent
21 231,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent
22 253,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent
23 276,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent
24 300,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent
25 325,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent
26 351,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent
27 378,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent
28 406,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent
29 435,000 Bronze talent Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent
30 465,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
31 496,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
32 528,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
33 561,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
34 595,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
35 630,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
36 666,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
37 703,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
38 741,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
39 780,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
40 820,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
41 861,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
42 903,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
43 946,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
44 990,000 Bronze talent Silver talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
45 1,035,000 Silver talent Silver talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
46 1,081,000 Silver talent Silver talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
47 1,128,000 Silver talent Silver talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
48 1,176,000 Silver talent Silver talent Silver talent Silver talent Gold talent
49 1,225,000 Gold talent Gold talent
50 1,275,000 Gold talent Gold talent
Total: 1,275,000 92 talents 76 talents 23 talents

Notes[]

  • There are 111 Bronze, 102 Silver and 33 Gold talents to choose from.
    • Of these, 11 Bronze are given free of charge due to Geralt's previous training.
    • Two more Bronze are obtained as 'story abilities' (also free).
    • One extra Silver is obtained by completing the Ripples quest.
    • An additional 6 Bronze, 3 Silver and 2 Gold come from mutagenic potions rather than XP.
    • Thus, having reached level 50 and consumed all mutagenic potions along the way, Geralt can acquire all Bronze talents, all but 22 of the Silver and all but 8 of the Gold.
    • You keep earning XP and levels even after reaching level 50, but you won't get any more talents for them.
    • Maximizing Experience Points

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings[]

In The Witcher 2, Geralt can progress through a maximum of 35 experience levels, each of which requires 1000 XP. For each level, Geralt's Vitality increases and he receives one talent point to apply to a skill tree. Before talents can be allocated to Swordsmanship, Alchemy or Magic, 6 points must be spent in the Training tree.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[]

XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level

In The Witcher 3, Geralt earns ability points each time he levels up. These points are used to obtain upgrades to combat abilities, signs, or other skills. There are 70 levels worth of XP totaling 124,000 XP. From levels 1-10, 1000XP is required to reach the next level. From levels 11-20, 1,500 XP is required to reach the next level. For levels above 21 to the maximum of 70 (100 with Blood and Wine expansion), 2,000 XP is required to reach the next level. For the first 20 levels of New Game +, you gain twice as much experience points than in a regular game (from all sources). The table below shows the XP required for highlighted levels.

Level XP to Level Total XP
2 1,000 1,000
3 1,000 2,000
4 1,000 3,000
... ... ...
10 1,000 9,000
11 1,500 10,500
.... .... ....
20 1,500 24,000
21 2,000 26,000
... ... ...
30 2,000 44,000
.... .... ....
40 2,000 64,000
.... .... ....
50 2,000 84,000
.... .... ....
60 2,000 104,000
.... .... ....
70 2000 124,000

The number of experience points received for doing quests depends on the difficulty level and Geralt's level. However, if Geralt is six or more levels higher than the recommended quest level, you only get 5% of the total XP reward for the quest, although a few exceptions exist.

Stats Easy Normal Hard Very Hard
Experience Gain 100% 100% 90% 80%


Regardless of the above, you receive 1 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level for every 10 Oren3.png paid during the quest by selecting the yellow dialogue option (this rule does not work in some Hearts of Stone quests and Blood and Wine quests). For each use of the Axii sign in dialogues, you receive, depending on Delusion's level, from 25 to 40 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level.

Another source of XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level is combat. You gain from 1 to 48 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level for killing an enemy. Their exact number depends on the difficulty level, Geralt's level, and the enemy's type and level. Enemy upscaling does not affect the number of the XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level received for combat. If Geralt's level is six or higher than the enemy's level, killing him is awarded only 1 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level (2 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level on lower difficulty levels). In some quests, such as The Battle of Kaer Morhen, receiving the XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level for defeating enemies is disabled. For defeating an enemy in fistfighting, you usually receive 1 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level.

Hearts of Stone expansion[]

The number of experience points received for doing Hearts of Stone quests is presented in the following tables:

"Just the Story!" and "Story and Sword!"
Difference between quest level and Geralt's level XP
+6 or higher 100%
+5 150%
+4 150%
+3 148%
+2 132%
+1 116%
0 100%
-1 84%
-2 68%
-3 52%
-4 36%
-5 20%
-6 or lesser 5%
"Blood and Broken Bones!"
Difference between quest level and Geralt's level XP
+6 or higher 90%
+5 150%
+4 150%
+3 138%
+2 122%
+1 106%
0 90%
-1 74%
-2 58%
-3 42%
-4 26%
-5 10%
-6 or lesser 5%
"Death March!"
Difference between the quest level and Geralt's level XP
+6 or higher 80%
+5 150%
+4 144%
+3 128%
+2 112%
+1 96%
0 80%
-1 64%
-2 48%
-3 32%
-4 16%
-5 0%
-6 or lesser 5%

The Witcher: Monster Slayer[]

Level XP needed Rewards
1
2 1000
3 1500 Skill point (5), Falcon (3), Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
4 2000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
5 2500 Skill point (5), unknown
6 3000 Skill point (5), unknown
7 3500 Skill point (5), unknown
8 4000 Skill point (5), unknown
9 4500 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
10 5000 Skill point (5), Monster Bait, Thunderbolt (5), Basic oil (5), Basic bomb (5)
11 6000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
12 7000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
13 8000 Skill point (5), Experience Scroll, Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
14 9000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
15 10000 Skill point (5), Monster Bait, Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
16 12000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
17 14000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
18 16000 Skill point (5), Experience Scroll, Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
19 18000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
20 20000 Skill point (5), Monster bait, Thunderbolt (5), Basic oil (5), Basic bomb (5)
21 25000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
22 30000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
23 35000 Skill point (5), Experience scroll, Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
24 40000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
25 45000 Skill point (5), Monster bait, Thunderbolt (5), Basic oil (5), Basic bomb (5)
26 55000 Skill point (5), unknown
27 65000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
28 75000 Skill point (5), Experience Scroll, Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
29 85000 Skill point (5), unknown
30 95000 Skill point (5), Monster bait, Thunderbolt (5), Basic oil (5), Basic bomb (5)
31 120000 Skill point (5), unknown
32 145000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
33 170000 Skill point (5), Experience Scroll, Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
34 195000 Skill point (5), unknown
35 220000 Skill point (5), unknown
36 270000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
37 345000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
38 445000 Skill point (5), Thunderbolt (5), Basic Oil (3), Basic bomb (2)
39 570000 Skill point (5), unknown
40 700000 Skill point (5), Monster bait, Thunderbolt (5), Basic oil (5), Basic bomb (5)

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