List of Sign Skills and Effects | The Witcher 3

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This is a list of all Sign Skills and their effects in the game Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. Read on for information on each Sign Skill's effects and required points, or click on an ability's name to see its upgrades.

List of Sign Skills and Effects

Aard Sign


Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Far-Reaching Aard 1/3
Far-Reaching Aard
Aard Sign 0 S Rank Icon
Effect: Increases Aard's range by 1 yard(s).

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Aard Sweep 1/3
Aard Sweep
Aard Sign 6 B Rank Icon
Effect: Alternate Sign Mode:
Ard Strikes down all opponents in a certain radius. Knockdown chance is 21% lower.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Aard Intensity 1/5
Aard Intensity
Aard Sign 18 A Rank Icon
Effect: Increases Aard Sign intensity by 5%.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Shock Wave 1/5
Shock Wave
Aard Sign 28 B Rank Icon
Effect: Aard now deals 40 damage.

Igni Sign


Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Melt Armor 1/5
Melt Armor
Igni Sign 0 S Rank Icon
Effect: Damage dealt by Igni also permanently weakens enemy Armor. Effect scales with Sign intensity up to maximum of 15%.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Firestream 1/3
Firestream
Igni Sign 6 B Rank Icon
Effect: Alternate Sign Mode:
Emits a continuous stream of fire that damages enemies.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Igni Intensity 1/5
Igni Intensity
Igni Sign 18 A Rank Icon
Effect: Increases Igni Sign intensity by 5%.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Pyromaniac 1/5
Pyromaniac
Igni Sign 28 C Rank Icon
Effect: Increases the chance to apply Burning by 20%.

Yrden Sign


Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Sustained Glyphs 1/2
Sustained Glyphs
Yrden Sign 0 B Rank Icon
Effect: Increases Sign duration by 5 seconds. Number of alternative mode charges: 7. Number of standard mode traps: 1.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Magic Trap 1/3
Magic Trap
Yrden Sign 6 C Rank Icon
Effect: Alternate Sign Mode:
Damages and slows enemies within a 10 yard radius. Destroys projectiles passing through this area.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Yrden Intensity 1/5
Yrden Intensity
Yrden Sign 18 A Rank Icon
Effect: Increases Yrden Sign intensity by 5%.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Supercharged Glyphs 1/5
Supercharged Glyphs
Yrden Sign 28 B Rank Icon
Effect: Enemies under the influence of Yrden lose 10 point(s) of Vitality or Essence per second.

Quen Sign


Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Exploding Shield 1/3
Exploding Shield
Quen Sign 0 S Rank Icon
Effect: Quen shield pushes opponents back when it breaks.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Active Shield 1/3
Active Shield
Quen Sign 6 A Rank Icon
Effect: Alternate Sign Mode:
Creates an active shield. Maintaining it and blocking attacks drains Stamina. Damage absorbed by the shield restores player Vitality.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Quen Intensity 1/5
Quen Intensity
Quen Sign 18 A Rank Icon
Effect: Increases Quen Sign intensity by 5%.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Quen Discharge 1/5
Quen Discharge
Quen Sign 28 B Rank Icon
Effect: Reflects 5% of absorbed damage back to the attacker.

Axii Sign


Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Delusion 1/3
Delusion
Axii Sign 0 S Rank Icon
Effect: Target does not move towards Geralt while he is casting Axii. Also increases the effectiveness of Axii in dialogues.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Puppet 1/3
Puppet
Axii Sign 6 A Rank Icon
Effect: Alternate Sign Mode:
Targeted enemy briefly becomes an ally and deals 20% more damage.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Axii Intensity 1/5
Axii Intensity
Axii Sign 18 A Rank Icon
Effect: Increases Axii Sign intensity by 5%.

Ability Name Core Skill Req. Points Ranking
Domination 1/3
Domination
Axii Sign 28 B Rank Icon
Effect: Two opponents can be influenced by Axii at the same time. The effect is 50% weaker.

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