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You find a great steel and silver upgrade in the first zone.
Go to every ?.

I did. I only found a steel upgrade. I looted a blue silver sword, died, then when I went back it was just a white piece of crap silver sword worse than the starting one. If I knew they were so rare I would of just reloaded until I got a good one but that feels cheaty.
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Im not sure what difficulty level you are on, Im a notch above normal and I didn't use the crossbow. I primarily relied on Igni and fast attacks, though my fast attack damage skill was maxxed out.

I'm on normal. I started on hard but rolled it back after figuring out mediating on hard doesn't restore health. Being forced to use potions and food after every fight is tedious, maybe for my second playthrough. Honestly the combat seems a bit too clunky to fully enjoy on higher difficulties but maybe I'm just bad at it.

I think my fast attack was 3/5 when I took it on. I seem to have a tough time leveling, I am level 4 after 8 hours and everything in my log is like level 7. I did the entire first map, did all the ?s and all the side quests I came across. The game randomly failed 3 side quests for me in that zone as soon as I advanced the main story to the next map - pretty annoying. I also have a bugged treasure quest that is impossible to complete now. Since questing is the only way to get proper XP, i'm not sure how much these bugs screw me - but it might be why I had issues with the griffin.

That and I never found a silver sword upgrade.
Edited by Murlocke - 5/19/15 at 4:20pm
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I did. I only found a steel upgrade. I looted a blue silver sword, died, then when I went back it was just a white piece of crap silver sword worse than the starting one. If I knew they were so rare I would of just reloaded until I got a good one but that feels cheaty.
Ok, more spoilers then tongue.gif
You find diagrams for 2 weapons, weapons based of a certain other witcher school.
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Ok, more spoilers then tongue.gif
You find diagrams for 2 weapons, weapons based of a certain other witcher school.

I'll check that out and see if I can craft one.

Thanks.
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spoiler for the first zone thingie till you have to leave again Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
You find a great steel and silver upgrade in the first zone.
Go to every ?.

Also playing on Blood and broken sword, stuff being able to 3shot you when you are in a bad spot sure keeps me on my toes of what is going on around me.
The Griphon was a great fight, constantly dodging out of the way (i alternate between actually dodging to hit and rolling to get the hell away) Aard seemed to hit it not really stun it but more confused it for a second, enough to get a couple hits in and get away. Went better if you hit him in the air, crashes down like a sack of potatoes tongue.gif
I found that bestiary is invaluable when tackling stuff since it explains the weakness of the monster, also read the text.

this.

I actually found the fight against the giant bear at one of those ??? to be perfect training for fighting the griphon. They moved about the same speed, and were roughly the same "size"... when fighting the bear i found it was easy to stay on it's back quarter, then rolling away when it looked like it was about to lunge. It was almost identical with the griphon, just stayed on it's back hip, spinning with it as it spun trying to keep up with me and attack, then rolling away when it looked like it was going to charge. it was a pretty quick fight all things considered.
 
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I did. I only found a steel upgrade. I looted a blue silver sword, died, then when I went back it was just a white piece of crap silver sword worse than the starting one. If I knew they were so rare I would of just reloaded until I got a good one but that feels cheaty.
I'm on normal. I started on hard but rolled it back after figuring out mediating on hard doesn't restore health. Being forced to use potions and food after every fight is tedious, maybe for my second playthrough. Honestly the combat seems a bit too clunky to fully enjoy on higher difficulties but maybe I'm just bad at it.

I think my fast attack was 3/5 when I took it on. I seem to have a tough time leveling, I am level 4 after 8 hours and everything in my log is like level 7. I did the entire first map, did all the ?s and all the side quests I came across. The game randomly failed 3 side quests for me in that zone as soon as I advanced the main story to the next map - pretty annoying. I also have a bugged treasure quest that is impossible to complete now. Since questing is the only way to get proper XP, i'm not sure how much these bugs screw me - but it might be why I had issues with the griffin.

That and I never found a silver sword upgrade.

Hmmm

I dont know, combat hasn't been an issue for me. I primarily use dodge though and no blocking. Once you get the movement patterns down its fairly easy. The main thing is to try to separate packs of beasts and eliminate one at a time. Igni also has a brief stun to it and does excellent damage. If you make a mistake though you will pay for it so quicksave has been my friend

I basically just relied upon apples and potatoes from the first inn for the first area. They are cheap and restore a lot of health.

For boss battles or sub bosses, the bestiary is very important.
Edited by Woundingchaney - 5/19/15 at 4:39pm
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So how do you get better gear? I was only able to upgrade only one of my armor pieces at the first area and that is it.
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So how do you get better gear? I was only able to upgrade only one of my armor pieces at the first area and that is it.

I found a minor armor upgrade and then sold my old starter gear. Apparently you can upgrade it throughout the game.

After 8 hours, I'm really debating on restarting. 3 failed quest, 1 broken quest. Sold starting armor. No proper Silver Sword due to bad RNG. I know more about the game. Etc etc. rolleyes.gif
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I found a minor armor upgrade and then sold my old starter gear. Apparently you can upgrade it throughout the game.

After 8 hours, I'm really debating on restarting. 3 failed quest, 1 broken quest. Sold starting armor. No proper Silver Sword due to bad RNG. I know more about the game. Etc etc. rolleyes.gif

You can do a second run. How do you fail quest?
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So how do you get better gear? I was only able to upgrade only one of my armor pieces at the first area and that is it.

you find it.

not that i really noticed what armor i have~

really the ???? on the map have so much loot, both junk and useful it's worth it to hit every single one on the map.
 
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So how do you get better gear? I was only able to upgrade only one of my armor pieces at the first area and that is it.
You find diagrams so the blacksmith/armorer can make you new gear.
I think i got every piece replaced by the the time i killed the griphon.

Annoying that you only can sell junk to 1 merchant tough and he has limited money, i got a back full of stuff called junk and barely any money.
Edited by Assirra - 5/19/15 at 5:00pm
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