Caranthir Location, Weaknesses, and Loot | The Witcher 3

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This is a guide on how to beat the enemy Caranthir in the game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Read on to find out what loot Caranthir drops, what its weaknesses are, what level you should fight it at, and more.

Caranthir - Basic Information

Appearance and Type

Type Humanoids
Class Bosses
Appearing in Witcher 3 Base Game

The Type of a Monster will determine what Oil it is weak against. For example, Monsters of the Necrophage Type will receive 10% extra damage from Swords coated in Necrophage oil.

Caranthir - Loot and Locations

Loot Dropped by Caranthir

Loot Item 1 None

Caranthir - Weaknesses and How to Fight

Weaknesses of Caranthir

Weakness 1 Dimeritium Bomb
Weakness 2 Igni
Recommended Sword Steel
Recommended Oil Elementa Oil

How to Fight Caranthir

You can encounter this fight during the Main Quest: On Thin Ice. You will have to battle him twice, one time using Ciri and another to finish him off as Geralt.

How to Fight as Ciri

The best way to deal with Caranthir as Ciri is to always close the gap between the two of you using Ciri's skills and continually attack him while you are close to you.

How to Fight as Geralt

The best way to deal with Caranthir as Geralt is almost the same with using Ciri. You need to close the gap between the two of you as fast as possible while protecting yourself with the Quen Sign. When his health reaches a certain point he will start summoning Ice Elementals. You can either deal with the Ice Elementals first to leave Caranthir alone, or you can use the Ice Elementals as shields from Caranthir's attacks in order to get close to him.

What Preparations to Make?

You should use your Silver Sword and coat it with Elementa oil to deal bonus damage to them. Prepare some Dimeritium Bombs if prefer to deal with the Ice Elementals before going back to Caranthir.

Special Sign Effects

  • Igni - This can be used to remove Caranthir's frost armor once you are able to get close to him.

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See the List of All Monsters

Types of Monsters
Beasts Cursed Ones Draconids
Elementa Humanoids Hybrids
Insectoids Necrophages Ogroids
Relicts Specters Vampires

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