The Witcher 3: How to slay the Werewolf boss on Death March difficulty

If you’ve cleared The Witcher 3’s White Orchid region and have begun exploring the vast areas of Velen, chances are that you may have stumbled upon a side quest by the name ‘Wild at Heart’. The quest requires you to follow a particular trail that leads you to a hidden cave entrance beneath a cottage.

Should you enter this cave at night, you’ll be confronted with a boss encounter against the Werewolf. Here’s how you can take down this boss in no time by following 3 simple steps:

1. Always keep your Quen shield up

The Werewolf can pack a serious punch and is deceptively quick, so it’s best to have your Quen shield active at all times so that it can absorb the damage inflicted upon you. If the shield wears out or is taken out by the Werewolf, quickly roll away and reactivate it as soon as your stamina meter is refilled.

2. Take out the sidekicks first

The Werewolf conveniently brings a pack of wolves along with him, and it would be best kill them first. Quickly dodge around the area and distance yourself from the Werewolf. The wolves will rush towards you, and this is when you should attack them attack them as soon as you see an opening. Try to take them out one at a time, as this would make things a lot easier.

3. Don’t let the Werewolf perform his roar

After you’ve taken away two-thirds of his health, the Werewolf will get up on its rear feet and begin to roar. He will also momentarily exude a faint red glow. This should be your queue to roll towards him and attack him in order prevent him from completing his roar. Failing to do so will result in the beast gradually recovering health from here onwards. This, in turn, makes the fight considerably harder, especially on the Death March difficulty.

Once you’ve defeated the Werewolf, choose to aid him in the conversation that follows.  Picking the alternate option will give the beast a second wind, and you’ll have to fight him once more.

A video of the fight on Death March difficulty can be seen below:

The Witcher 3 is available on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Let us know if this information was helpful to you in the comments below.