Is Survival Instinct Worth It? | The Witcher 3

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This page describes the effects and points required to learn Survival Instinct, a General Skill from the game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Read on to learn more about this ability and find whether it is any good or not worth investing points into.

Survival Instinct General Information

Survival Instinct Basic Information

Survival Instinct
Survival Instinct
Base Effect Increases maximum Vitality by 500.
Core Skill General
Skill Branch General
Required Branch Points 0

Is Survival Instinct Worth It?

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Survival Instinct is worth investing points into

As this skill has quite a few uses and can be used in several builds, we recommend building this skill. This skill will usually always come in handy, though there may be instances where you should prioritize another skill instead. If you have extra points and do not know where to invest them, this skill is a good option.

This skill is extremely useful early in the game since it gives you an immediate 500 bonus HP. This is equivalent to 5 levels early in the game which requires you to complete multiple quests to achieve.


If you are having a hard time surviving against some enemies early in the game, then this skill is definitely worth investing into. The bonus HP that you get from this skill can greatly help you in combat early in the game.

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