Once you finish up with Velen you will move on to questing in Novigrad. The area isn’t quite as large as Velen but there are still tons of missable quests. This The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Novigrad side quest guide will help you find all the quests as you go!
The Witcher 3 Guide: Novigrad Side Quest Guide
Once you get to the end you will have some elves to fight. Kill them and then mount the grey horse and bring it back for your reward. I didn’t pick the right horse because I wasn’t paying attention and he told me it was grey.
Following that a group of bandits attack. Just try to avoid any damage and use your ranged abilities and weapons while the NPC with you kills them off. Return to the Blacksmiths. He will then ask you to find him a bodyguard to protect him when you’re gone. Follow the objective marker until you meet Sukrus, you’ll need to defeat him in a fist fight if you want him to hear you out. Despite the huge level difference, you can take him down easily.
You’re then asked to settle a debt before Sukrus will help you. Go the docks and speak with the Trader. If you haven’t already I suggest leveling Axii as it allows you to convince him to pay the debt without further trouble. Return to Hattori and you’ll learn of the next stage of this quest. He asks you to steal some equipment from Van Hoorn’s Warehouse after dark, Sukrus and some of his friends will provide aid. Follow the objective marker to the Van Hoorn’s Warehouse, and then speak to Sukrus outside when it’s in the darker hours of the day. After speaking with Sukrus and heading towards the objective, a couple of drunks will block your way. Again, use Axii to convince them to go home and there’s no problem.
When you reach the entrance to the warehouse you’ll again be given a conversational choice. Using the Axii option to force entry makes it simple. Head inside and use your Witcher Sense to mark the 3 crates. When you exit you’re given a timed conversation choice to fight or wait, I chose fight. Again, I was only level 13 doing this so don’t be concerned if they are 5-10 levels higher. Simply use your AI companions as the meat shields and throw in damage when you can. Be sure to use your weakening sign, Thunder potion and rear attacks for maximum effects. After the fight you finally complete the quest, unlocking the use of the Master Blacksmith. Speak with him afterwards and request your sword, then simply Meditate for 24 hours and collect it.
Next up is Archibald O’Niell. Follow the objective marker South and speak with the Bookie Patty Gruber, he’ll arrange your fight with Archibald O’Neill. If you’ve won all the previous fights in the Fists of Fury missions, you won’t have a problem. Last up is the Champion of Novigrad, Iron Mortimer. The Captain of the Guard Iron Mortimer couldn’t be further across the city if he wanted too. Take the long walk North to the objective and prepare for the final fight. As before, bet the maximum amount if you’re confident with your melee skills. Just when you think it’s over, there’s one more battle with the True Champion of Novigrad. A tailor..
The Novigrad title belongs to Durden the Tailor. He’s another long walk away, South of the city near the Portside Gate.
Once you have the quest simply step outside the Villa and Meditate nearby for 24 hours. Once the time has passed approach the Captain in front of the house and explain that you’re there for another lesson. The first two decisions have no impact but I chose to force the gang to apologize after Rosa runs off and bumps into some thugs but again the other choices didn’t appear to end any differently.
If you let her do what she wants you get 20 Crowns and she runs off. My guess is something will happen later in the Village if you do this.
You can let the Bandits have there way with the Witch Hunter and you apparently get paid, I didn’t see the number pop up. If you choose to help the Hunter you will have to kill the Bandits. Be careful if you do this there is a guard really close who you can hit. After you beat the Bandits you can bring the Witch Hunter to the clinic or not, either way the quest is over.
Once you’ve got to the stage where you’re tasked with buying the clothes for the event heard to the objective marker. When you arrive make sure to buy a mask for Triss, one for yourself and 3 items of clothing to fulfill the optional objective (pants, shirt, boots). This is a positive thing for Triss and may influence her Romance options later. Return to Triss with all the items equipped and she’ll make a comment about your efforts.
Head to the party straight away. When you arrive follow the objective markers and keep an eye out for a quest marker, it’s hard to miss. It’s a Gwent card quest and features some potentially powerful rewards.
When you speak with Mrs Vengelbud she will inform you that her son is wearing a Panther’s Mask and you’ll need to find him. He can be found sweet talking some ladies in a purple mask, in the Southern most objective marker on your mini-map. Continue following objectives until you switch masks. Shortly after you’ll be jumped by 3 enemies, it’s a fist fight so no weapons or other benefits. Take them out and the quest ends shortly after.
After you talk to him go over the hill and enter the Troll Cave. Inside you can either fight the Trolls or tell them you need Thaler to come with you. After you say that you can tell them he will only be gone a minute and you don’t have to fight them. Walk with Thaler back to his wagon and this part of the quest will be done. Should you ever need to find Triss’s house for quests or romance options, a friendly Steam user uploaded a map image you can see below.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Triss House Map Location
When you arrive you’ll get ambushed by Nilfgaardian troops just outside the town. Run into the center of town and ignore the initial enemies that spawn. You’ll want to run into the center of the town as an NPC needs protecting and her life is low. Get closed and take out the enemies targeting her first. From there it’s a simple breeze to the finish.
In the next area you’ll find a lone Witcher Hunter, use the AXII conversational choice to take the stone from him then head to the next portal and immediately turn right and check the wall to your right. Place the stone there. In the next area kill the nearby enemies and grab another stone, repeat previous step.
Eventually you’ll encounter a Fire Elemental by the name of Ifrit. It’s another easy fight. Throw down your YRDEN trap and wait for Ifrit to step inside. Dodge his basic melee swipe and counter with 4-5 swings. Repeat until dead. Head into the room behind Ifrit and search for all the clues using your Witcher Sense. After that return the way you came but this time activate the portal on the right.
It’s a simple quest. Follow the objective marker through the sewers and take out the Drowner’s on the way. You’ll encounter a Vampire a short distance in but it’s an easy fight. Lay down your weakness trap and it dies in 2-3 hits. Continue through to the docks and take out the Witch Hunters. Next time you speak with Triss you have a conversation choice. If you ask her to stay you can have a romance option with her, if you wish her farewell she may leave however if you kissed her at the Masquerade Ball in a previous quest, she MAY change her mind and come back from the boat.
From there locate the troll cave and venture inside. When you discover the shoemaker Thaler and the two trolls inside the cave, approach. If you want to avoid combat entirely you can choose the non-hostile answers and the trolls will let you leave to find more leather for their shoes.
Once you’ve found these clues return to Novigrad and speak to the Merchant. You need to buy the 2 figurines, the Lizard Figurine and the Jade Figurine. From there fast travel back to the East and return to Aeramas’ Abandoned Manor. Activate the Pentagram and go through the portal. Once inside stick to the left wall so that you avoid the cheese, and then climb the ramps at the back of the room. Swim North when you reach the sunken chamber and continue round until you see the lit area. Jump to it and kill the nearby Fogling before activating the illusion wall. Take all the loot inside and then check the small table behind you for a Bull Figurine inside a Lock Box.
Go through the next portal into the room with the large red force field. Check to the right for a small pedestal. Use Agni to activate. Check the same place on the opposite side of the room for an illusion wall, then repeat the Agni spell to activate that also – releasing the red shield. Loot the sword and figurine to complete the quest and open the escape.
Go meet Dandelion and talk to him at the door. Use your Witcher sense to find the second key and open the door. Inside you can let Dandelion explain or you can just beat down the husband. The next choice is pretty much the same, if you don’t beat him down he does see it your way and lets her go. After that you will need to go get some Placards for Dandelion. You will have to fight two bandits with your fists.
Keep your guard up and go up the stairs, they can corner you down below. Once you take the first one out the second one is alot easier. After that warp to the next marker for the quest and talk to the halfling. You will either have to win a race or pay 200 Crowns to get the Placard. I raced him and won for them. Return to Dandelion and you can choose to have a drink with him if you want.
First you should go talk to Eustace and use Axii to get the info out him, hit him if you don’t like his choices. Next it off to where the wood cutter died, examine the area and read the quest note. Also check the two red spots on the floor for extra info. Talk to the Dwarf and ask him to open up the workshop for you. Check the red spots in the workshop and then move on to the alley.
On your way you to the alley you will find out there is another victim. Check the are and read the note again. This time some random poor people will try to fight you, counter attack works well here. After that a whore will talk to you and give you more info about what’s going on. Go back to the coroner to check out the second body.
Now that you know who the next victim is warp to the estate. Talk to the guard at the gate to get in. Follow the daughter up to the mother’s room and the murderer will run out. You have to chase him but of course yo have to fight a bunch of things on the way. While you are fighting the guards you get caught and then you have to go somewhere else.
Warp back to Novigrad and go to Crippled Kates. The woman you are looking for is on the third floor. If you ask him why he does it he will say its for pleasure. He will reveal the real killer if you ask him who left the note. After that you can let him do what he wants to the girl or Axii him away. Go the the warehouse and inside you will find your true enemy. The high Vampire is weak to Vampire oil and Igni, fire bombs are also good. He will disappear and try to rush you and attack, roll out of the way of these. I used my fire bombs and when he was cowering I’d blast him with more Igni.
Return to Dandelion and this quest is finally complete.
If you let him live he says something like “Thanks I won’t forget this” but nothing comes of it right away. If you kill him he begs for his life and Roch kills him. My guess is this has something to do with Roche later, I have no idea what either does at the moment.
The Witcher 3 Guide: Novigrad Contract Quest Guide
After that get drunk and walk around until the guards start talking to you. You can pay them if you want but you don’t have to. Keep walking until you run into your enemy. Gael is a vampire and it is weak to Moon Dust, Devil’s Puffball, Vampire Oil, Igni and Yrden. You are going to be fighting drunk so be ready for that. You have to injure him a bit before you will need to chase him down again. I used Igni and swung a few times to get the next part.
You can see him with your Witcher sense as the blinking red thing, follow it. This is a good time to meditate and buff your armor and weapons if you haven’t already. He will end up at the hut by the river, use the ladder to get inside. Fighting him in the house way actually much easier for me. I just tossed a Dancing Star grenade at him and use Igni and he lost HP super quick. Once you beat him, loot the body and collect your reward.
Feel free to loot anything in the mansion and then head downstairs. Use Aard on the walk down there to break through it. In the next are you can find a branch and a journal you should check out, read the journal once you get it. You will be facing a boss Earth Elemental that is weak to the Dimeritium Bomb and Elementa Oil. Jump into the water and use you Witcher sense to find a switch you need to hit, it’s not under water it’s on a ledge you need to jump up to.
This guy is pretty strong and you are forced to fight in a small space. Most magic is pretty useless against him so keep Quen on yourself in case you mess up. I would toss a Dimeritium bomb at him and attack. I would keep hitting until he would swing or jump and I would roll out of the way. When he jumps he does a ground slam, roll away from him when that happens. When he swings roll under him and hit him from behind. It is a boss fight so it can take awhile. Loot the body and return to the quest giver.
In the house grab the letter and read it. Upstairs you can find some clothes on the ground for the next part of the quest. The Doppler only has one weakness and that is the Relict Oil. follow the scent to the Temple Guard that is actually a Doppler. After you interact with him you will have to chase him down. After you catch him he will change into you and you will have to fight. Since he is a human you can block most his attacks.
Then you will have to make a choice, kill him or let him leave. If you choose to kill him he will fight back with a sword. Since he is still a human you can block his attacks still. After he is dead you can get his trophy and return for your reward.
If you let him leave he will give you two Diagrams and 215 Crowns. You will not get his head, which increases gold earned by 5%. You can still return to the contract giver and claim his reward as well. Without the trophy he will only give you half the reward though. My guess is we might run into the Doppler again in the future.
Once you get to the Brothel, head inside and talk to the owner. I was able to use Axii to get the info I needed out of her. If you can’t use Axii there is also a perfume scent behind the building you can follow. Go up the stairs and you can find the Succubus sitting there. She is weak to Hybrid Oil and Quen.
If you choose to kill her you will get your reward and her trophy, 5% bonus gold. When you start the fight draw your sword and put Quen on. She spams fire attacks and they are very hard to dodge but with Quen you won’t take damage. I cornered her and beat her down with Quen on.
If you let her live she will give you a good level 13 sword and leave the city. She will also give you a trophy so you can prove you killed her to the guards. You will most likely run into her again if you choose this option.
The beast is weak to the Dimeritium Bomb, Elemnta Oil, Axii and Igni. He is very strong even for a level ten so don’t just try to straight up fight him. I would hit him with Axii and land two strong hits and roll out. It was a long fight but as long as you roll out of the way of his attacks and heal up when you need to you will win. Also don’t stay close to him or he will use and AoE ice attack. Return to the quest giver for you reward.
From there you should war as close to the next way point as you can and head there. Check the tire prints in the search area and then follow more up tracks up the road. At the end of the road check the sword in the ground and then follow the footprints on the road. This will lead to a dead dwarf you need to examine. After that head back to the wagon and go towards the blood on the rock, be sure to check the claw mark on the tree! Once you get the the dwarf check him out and head to the east most marker next.
You will be facing a Leshen which is weak to the Dimeritium Bomb, Relict Oil and Igni. I used a bomb to destroy the totem but I think a sword hit would work fine as well. To start with he can teleport. Basically if you are doing to much damage he will warp away and appear somewhere else. He can also launch a root at you to damage you, roll out of the way of it. What I did was two hits with my sword and Igni. If you can catch him on fire it does some serious damage over time. I tried to use the Dimeritium Bomb to prevent him from teleporting but it didn’t work. After I hit him I would roll behind him as well. At low hp he will summon 2 wolves as well. Take them out and then get back on him! Play it safe and be ready to move when he teleports, he can come out and attack you. If you get hit alot be sure to use Quen! Return to the Halfling for your reward.
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