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This page contains information on how you can fight while on Horseback in the game The Witcher 3. Read on to learn more information on the different techniques and strategies that can help you fight easier with Roach.
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Fighting on horseback limits your movements and attacks, which can be difficult against tougher enemies. Your sword will only do the same swing animation either on your left or your right to deal damage, your bombs are now harder to throw and holding down on your crossbow to aim is almost impossible because of your constant moving while on horseback.
You will automatically fall off your horse if the horse's fear level bar gets full. Equiping better Horse Blinders will increase your Horse's Fear Level
You can delay your sword swing by holding the Square Button or Triangle Button (Y or X Button on switch). Delaying your sword swing can help you properly time your attacks to land them easier especially if you are moving quickly.
Tapping R1 while you have your crossbow equipped will instantly fire the crossbow and will be automatically aimed at the target if you are close enough. This technique can be used even on foot or underwater.
You can use Axii on Roach to calm him down and drastically lower the Horse Fear Level bar.
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|Completing the Story|
|Controls and Techniques||Difficulty Level Differences|
|Does Dialogue Matter?||How to Fast Travel|
|Most Important Side Quests for the Story||Romance Guide|
|List of Endings and How to Get the Best Ending||What is Enemy Upscaling?|
|Things to Know Before Starting Witcher 3||What is New Game+?|
|Should You Simulate a Witcher 2 Save File?||Which Version to Buy?|
|Fighting Like a Pro|
|Combat Guide and Tips||Sign Tier List|
|Healing During Battle & Meditation||Is Repairing Weapons and Armor Worth It?|
|What are Adrenaline Points?||How to Fight on Horseback|
|How to Fight Underwater||What is Toxicity?|
|What are Mutations||What are Mutagens|
|Leveling Up & Getting Beefy|
|How to Level Up Fast||Place of Power Locations|
|Best Character Builds||Best Early Game Skills and Builds|
|Skills Ranking and Tier List||Top Five Best and Most Useful Skills|
|How to Get Magic Acorn||How to Reset Ability Points|
|Best Death March Build and Tips for Survival||Max Level and Level Cap for Geralt|
|Obtaining Weapons & Armor|
|Best Early Game Weapons and Armor||The Best Weapons, Armor and Equipment Sets|
|How to Upgrade Weapons and Armor||Most Rewarding Side Quests and Contracts|
|Witcher Gear Locations||Where to Find Blacksmiths and Armorers?|
|Which Trophy is the Best?||Best Crossbow and Bolts|
|Managing Money & Items|
|Managing Your Inventory||Best and Worst Items to Sell|
|Where to Sell Junk||Where to Find Ingredients and Crafting Materials|
|Should You Loot Everything?||How to Dismantle Items|
|How to Make Money Fast||Can You Cook Food?|
|What Items to Buy From Shops||-|
|Just for Fun|
|List of Hairstyles||Best Looking Armor for Geralt|
|How to Get Paintings||How to Win Horse Races|
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