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This is a page on Best Death March Build and Tips for survival in the game The Witcher 3. Read on to learn all the tips and skills you must prioritize to increase your survivability in Death March difficulty.
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This build is guaranteed to increase survivability in combat while allowing you to deliver powerful blows to eliminate tough enemies that you will encounter. This build will mainly focuses on the usage of Alchemy and Combat skills through out the game.
Makes the equipped Mutagens more effective to boost your Vitality.
|Acquired Tolerance||Branch: Alchemy
Drastically boosts your Maximum toxicity to use more potions and decoctions for combat.
Increases the effectiveness of your Potions, giving you more healing for more survivability.
|Strength Training||Branch: Combat
Strengthens your primary Strong attack to kill enemies quicker.
|Crushing Blows||Branch: Combat
Improves your strong attacks and Adrenaline Point gain.
Gives you more survivability making you harder to kill.
|Bear School Techniques||Branch: General
Boosts your vitality while making your strong attack damage more effective.
|Survival Instinct||Branch: General
Gives you additional Vitality for more survivability
Gives you a constant healing source for survivability
Try to complete as much Side Quests as you can, this will help you grow stronger even faster. Most Side Quest will give you better weapons and armors that can help you better prepare for the Main Quest.
Make it a habit to save your game after killing enemies. Saving your game everytime you progress is really important to prevent long backtracking if you suddenly die from something unexpected.
Always wait for the proper timing before executing your attacks or when attempting to parry enemy strikes. Do not try to spam your attacks hoping for staggers and quick kills. This will definitely make the fights a lot more difficult and will make you consume more healing items.
Rely on dodging and rolling to position yourself properly during fights. This technique is extremely useful, especially when fighting against large group of enemies.
Preparing and planning strategically is a crucial part in combat. be sure to check the beastiary before fights to use the correct Potions, Oils, and Decoctions best suited for the situation.
Make sure that you always have your Quen up at all times. This will give you 1 guaranteed block for more survivability. Enemies on death march will deal a lot more damage and will have more health than the usual. This will make the duration of the fight much more longer which can cause you to make more mistakes.
|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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