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In the Witcher universe, witches are distinguished from both witchers and sorceresses. They tend to be "wise-women" or healers and are usually, but not exclusively old women, even hags.

Traditional definitions[]

  • Sorceress: A sorceress is a female who normally practices Black Magic. They are not all necessarily ugly, unlike the hag.
  • Enchantress: A seductive female, enchantresses normally use their magic and bodies to seduce men for their own needs. They are typically quite selfish, and will go to any length to get what they desire, even if it's just a man.
  • Hag: Much like the stereotypical evil witch, hags normally have long, pointed noses and claws with greenish-gray skin. Many are known to eat children and raw liver, living within dark, secluded caves or forests. They possess archaic dark magic skills, normally more powerful than a sorceress.
  • Wise-woman: Like the hag, wise-women are very old, but do not all have pointed noses and sharp claws. They normally look like average elder women, and can even be of other human/humanoid races. Many are known to be master seers, miraculous advisors, and fantastic healers of magic. They are normally not evil.

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[]

Keira Metz takes to hiding in a small village in Velen where she becomes the "village witch".

In the Blood and Wine expansion[]

During the quest "A Knight's Tales", Geralt must deal with the witch of Lynx Crag, and later, during "Beyond Hill and Dale..." he meets the Wicked Witch herself.

In The Witcher computer game[]

Abigail is called a "witch" in the game, as is the healer in Murky Waters.