How to Use Signs | The Witcher 3

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This page contains useful information on signs for the game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. If you are looking for guides to help you understand the signs you can use, please see our walkthroughs from the list below.

How to Use Signs

Selecting and Casting Signs

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Pressing L1 will open up a window where you can equip any of the five Signs on your R2 button (ZR Button on switch). Each Sign has its own unique effect that can help you fight enemies in combat and interact with objects in exploration.

Signs Guide

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Confused about what does each sign do and what are their effects? Perhaps you are looking for more information on Sign upgrades? Check the links below to find out more!

Yrden Sign
A stationary magic trap that can slow enemy movement
Quen Sign
Casts a protective shield to prevent taking damage
Igni Sign
Deals fire damage and a chance to apply burning
Axii Sign
Influences opponents' mind
Aard Sign
Telekinetic blast that knocks down enemies

Signs Upgrades

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Each Sign can be upgraded with skill points and have an additional effect which can be used in combat to make fights easier or in quests to change the outcome of the story.

Sign Interactions

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Some of the Signs you cast can also help you in other situations like lighting up torches or braziers using your Igni or using your Aard to break down collapsable walls. You can even use your Axii in various situations during dialogues, if you have Delusion.

Sign Tier List

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Perhaps you don't understand how signs affect certain situations during combat? See Sign Tier List guide to fully understand the strenghts and weaknesses of each Signs!
Sign Tier List

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