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In The Witcher 3, Geralt can progress through a maximum of 100 experience levels. For each level, Geralt's receives one ability point to apply to his abilities. These abilities are divided into five areas: Combat, Signs, Alchemy, General and Mutagen. The allocation of points across these areas is entirely up to the individual player, providing a great deal of customizability.

Earning XP

The amount of XP earned is primarily affected by the player's choice of Difficulty level. For example, players playing on the "Blood and Broken Bones!" or hard level, earn 10% less XP for any given task than players playing on the "Story and Swords!" or normal level.

Geralt's level is also connected to the progression of the main quest which also impacts the amount of XP earned. For example, players having attained different levels may still only have progressed the main quest to the same point, however, the player who has attained the higher level will earn fewer XP compared to his counterpart for finishing the same side quest. This particular game mechanism was designed to ensure that every player progresses at a similar rate over the course of the main quest. For most quests there is a "safe zone" of five levels. This means that if the player is e.g. level 25 and completes a quest that is level 20, the player will still gain the full XP reward.

List of Level and XP needed

Level Total XP needed Diff. XP needed Skill points added Vitality added
1 0 0 3500
2 1000 1000 1 100
3 2000 1000 1 100
4 3000 1000 1 100
5 4000 1000 1 100
6 5000 1000 1 80
7 6000 1000 1 80
8 7000 1000 1 80
9 8000 1000 1 80
10 9000 1000 1 80
11 10500 1500 1 60
12 12000 1500 1 60
13 13500 1500 1 60
14 15000 1500 1 60
15 16500 1500 1 60
16 18000 1500 1 60
17 19500 1500 1 60
18 21000 1500 1 60
19 22500 1500 1 60
20 24000 1500 1 60
21 26000 2000 1 50
22 28000 2000 1 50
23 30000 2000 1 50
24 32000 2000 1 50
25 34000 2000 1 50
26 36000 2000 1 50
27 38000 2000 1 50
28 40000 2000 1 50
29 42000 2000 1 50
30 44000 2000 1 30
31 46000 2000 1 30
32 48000 2000 1 30
33 50000 2000 1 30
34 52000 2000 1 30
35 54000 2000 1 30
36 56000 2000 1 30
37 58000 2000 1 30
38 60000 2000 1 30
39 62000 2000 1 30
40 64000 2000 1 25
41 66000 2000 1 25
42 68000 2000 1 25
43 70000 2000 1 25
44 72000 2000 1 25
45 74000 2000 1 25
46 76000 2000 1 25
47 78000 2000 1 25
48 80000 2000 1 25
49 82000 2000 1 25
50 84000 2000 1 25
51 86000 2000 1 0
52 88000 2000 1 0
53 90000 2000 1 0
54 92000 2000 1 0
55 94000 2000 1 0
56 96000 2000 1 0
57 98000 2000 1 0
58 100000 2000 1 0
59 102000 2000 1 0
60 104000 2000 1 0
61 106000 2000 1 0
62 108000 2000 1 0
63 110000 2000 1 0
64 112000 2000 1 0
65 114000 2000 1 0
66 116000 2000 1 0
67 118000 2000 1 0
68 120000 2000 1 0
69 122000 2000 1 0
70 124000 2000 1 0
71 126000 2000 1 0
72 128000 2000 1 0
73 130000 2000 1 0
74 132000 2000 1 0
75 134000 2000 1 0
76 136000 2000 1 0
77 138000 2000 1 0
78 140000 2000 1 0
79 142000 2000 1 0
80 144000 2000 1 0
81 146000 2000 1 0
82 148000 2000 1 0
83 150000 2000 1 0
84 152000 2000 1 0
85 154000 2000 1 0
86 156000 2000 1 0
87 158000 2000 1 0
88 160000 2000 1 0
89 162000 2000 1 0
90 164000 2000 1 0
91 166000 2000 1 0
92 168000 2000 1 0
93 170000 2000 1 0
94 172000 2000 1 0
95 174000 2000 1 0
96 176000 2000 1 0
97 178000 2000 1 0
98 180000 2000 1 0
99 190000 10000 1 0
100 200000 10000 1 0

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.

In The Witcher computer game

Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png

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 increases to Vitality and Endurance, plus 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

GUI chr lvl.png Novitiate Witcher: Levels 1 – 9
GUI chr lvl.png Rising Witcher: Levels 10 – 19
GUI chr lvl.png Skilled Witcher: Levels 20 – 29
GUI chr lvl.png Seasoned Witcher: Levels 30 – 39
GUI chr lvl.png Master Witcher: Levels 40 – 49
GUI chr lvl.png 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 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png
2 3,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png
3 6,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png
4 10,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png
5 15,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png
6 21,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png
7 28,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png
8 36,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png
9 45,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png
10 55,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png
11 66,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png
12 78,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png
13 91,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png
14 105,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png
15 120,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png
16 136,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png
17 153,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png
18 171,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png
19 190,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png
20 210,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png
21 231,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png
22 253,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png
23 276,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png
24 300,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png
25 325,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png
26 351,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png
27 378,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png
28 406,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png
29 435,000 Talent bronze.png Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png
30 465,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
31 496,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
32 528,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
33 561,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
34 595,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
35 630,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
36 666,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
37 703,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
38 741,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
39 780,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
40 820,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
41 861,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
42 903,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
43 946,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
44 990,000 Talent bronze.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
45 1,035,000 Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
46 1,081,000 Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
47 1,128,000 Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
48 1,176,000 Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent silver.png Talent gold.png
49 1,225,000 Talent gold.png Talent gold.png
50 1,275,000 Talent gold.png Talent gold.png
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.

See also

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