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Abilities
Anatomy Lesson

Effect: Confers a 10% damage bonus against all humans.

Obtained: During Chapter Two (Iorveth's version), thoroughly investigate the young man's corpse with Surgical Tools in the dwarven catacombs during the With Flickering Heart quest.

Ability Levels: One


Arcane Knowledge

Effect: Confers a half-point bonus to the intensity of all Signs.

Obtained: During Chapter Three, successfully complete The Gargoyle Contract quest for Bras of Ban Ard.

Ability Levels: One


Assassin

Effect: Confers a 25% damage bonus when attacking from behind.

Obtained: During the Prologue, find the easter egg corpse of Altair, the Assassin's Creed protagonist near the ballista that you must fire to clear an opening for Foltest's men.

Ability Levels: One


Axii Sign Hex

Effect: Allows the use of Axii Sign during conversations in order to obtain information and other benefits.

Obtained: Choosing Axii Hex dialogue options will grant access and increase Geralt's ability level.

Ability Levels: Three


Batter

Effect: Confers a 20% bonus to instant kill chance with a redirected arrow.

Obtained: Geralt must take the Arrow Redirection talent and then make use of it several times.

Ability Levels: One


Birdman

Effect: Confers a 10% damage bonus against all harpies.

Obtained: During Chapter Two (Iorveth's version), successfully complete The Harpy Contract quest by destroying all seven nests with Harpy Traps.

Ability Levels: One


Child of the Night

Effect: Confers a +2 bonus to vitality regeneration at night.

Obtained: During Chapter Two (Iorveth's version), successfully sneak into King Henselt's tent undetected from the Nilfgaardian camp.

Ability Levels: One


Conjuror

Effect: Confers a 3-point damage bonus when using Signs.

Obtained: Choose the Axii Sign Hex dialogue choice during three conversations.

Ability Levels: One


Cover

Effect: Confers a 10% damage reduction bonus.

Obtained: During Chapter One, stay within the arrow-repelling barrier as Vernon Roche carries Triss Merigold into Flotsam.

Ability Levels: One


David

Effect: Confers a 10% damage bonus against large opponents.

Obtained: During Chapter Two, defeat two earth elementals.

Ability Levels: One


Executioner

Effect: Confers a 1% bonus to instant kill chance.

Obtained: During the Prologue and Chapters One and Two (Vernon Roche's version), kill three "guilty" optional characters and then allow Roche to kill King Henselt in Vergen.

Ability Levels: One


Exorcist

Effect: Confers a 10% damage bonus against all specters and wraiths.

Obtained: During Chapter Two (Vernon Roche's version), free King Henselt from Sabrina's curse during The Blood Curse quest.

Ability Levels: One


Experienced

Effect: Confers a 10% bonus to all earned experience points.

Obtained: During the Prologue and beyond, destroy ten training dummies.

Ability Levels: One


Haggling

Effect: Reduces the price of all items purchased from merchants by 20%.

Obtained: During Chapter One, convince the "merchant" near the docks in Flotsam to pay double for The Kayran: A Matter of Price quest through dialogue.

Ability Levels: One


Intimidation

Effect: Allows the use of intimidation during conversations in order to obtain information and other benefits.

Obtained: Choosing intimidation dialogue options will grant access and increase Geralt's ability level.

Ability Levels: Three


Parry

Effect: Confers a 10% bonus chance of automatically countering with a riposte.

Obtained: Geralt must take the Riposte talent and then make use of it several times.

Ability Levels: One


Persuasion

Effect: Allows the use of persuasion during conversations in order to obtain information and other benefits.

Obtained: Choosing persuasion dialogue options will grant access and increase Geralt's ability level.

Ability Levels: Three


Pyromaniac

Effect: Confers a 10% Incineration resistance bonus.

Obtained: Allow Geralt to be set on fire (by walking through campfires and such) fifteen times.

Ability Levels: One


Resistance to Magic

Effect: Confers a 20% damage reduction bonus against magic.

Obtained: During Chapter One's Rose of Remembrance quest, you must have Triss accompany you to the rose garden so that the two of you end up falling into the ruined elven baths below. You must then avoid the steamy sex scene with her through dialogue and instead break through the exit with your Aard Sign to earn this ability.

Ability Levels: One


Strong Back

Effect: Confers a 50-point bonus to Geralt's maximum carry weight.

Obtained: During the Prologue, allow Aryan La Valette to live, then assist him during the escape from the La Valette dungeon.

Ability Levels: One


Strong Stomach

Effect: Confers a 10% Poisoning resistance bonus.

Obtained: During Chapter One, drink a Mongoose potion before defeating the kayran.

Ability Levels: One


Swordsman

Effect: Confers a 4-point damage bonus during sword fights.

Obtained: During Chapter Two (Vernon Roche's version), protect King Henselt when Auckes and Serrit make their assassination attempt.

Ability Levels: One


Thrower

Effect: Confers a 5-point damage bonus when using throwing knives.

Obtained: During Chapter One, win the knife-throwing competition against Ves during the Hung Over quest.

Ability Levels: One