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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Money Farming Tips

Nathan Garvin

If you ever needed an easy method to farm money in The Witcher 3, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve spent a while testing out a simple method for earning more money, especially later in the game.

Farming Bandits for Money

While you can earn a steady influx of cash by completing quests - especially monster contracts, if you haggle - a Witcher isn’t a high-paying profession, and sometimes you need to resort to less savory methods of raising funds. Monster bits aren’t in high demand, and the relatively few merchants who will pay for them don’t tend to have a ton of cash on hand, making it fairly tedious to sell off the various components you cut from the flesh of your prey. Humans, however… humans carry weapons, and in the war-torn north, weapons always have a market.

(1 of 4) Travel to various signposts throughout Novigrad, including Alness,

While it may be beneath a Witcher’s dignity to hunt humans for profit, the numerous bandits infesting Velen, Novigrad and Skellige are something of a moral gray area - a lucrative moral gray area. Normally when you clear bandit camps and other gatherings of ne’er-do-wells, the inhabitants won’t respawn, but there are a few locations across the map where bandits will consistently reappear, and these include:

(1 of 3) Near these locations you’ll find bandits,

The grind is simple, travel to the areas where bandits respawn (listed above), kill them, and loot them for various weapons, including axes, blackjacks, maces. These aren’t terribly valuable, individually, but like most gear drops in The Witcher 3, they scale roughly to your level, so by the time you’re approaching late-game (level 30ish) each one will be appropriately leveled, and such variants should sell for 50-70 crowns each. You’ll find three enemies at each location, above (save Drahim Castle, where four horsemen await you), which will usually score you a dozen junk weapons to sell, earning you roughly 600-800 crowns per run.

While not, perhaps, as quick or mindless as one would hope, this is arguably one of the better ways to farm enemies for crowns. The enemies should largely be fodder by the time you reach late-game levels and none of them are terribly far away from signposts, so moving between locations should be simple enough. This does constitute a good number of load screens, though, so the better your hardware, the less painful this will be.

Just keep running that loop, stopping to sell weapons when your inventory fills up. You don’t even have to meditate, as moving between Novigrad and Skellige will cause enemies in the other landmass to respawn.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    CD Projekt
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    24 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    18 July 2024
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin (Haeravon)

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You are Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster-hunter known as a Witcher. You’ve fully regained your memories since your miraculous revival and escape from the Wild Hunt, and have cleared your name of the false accusations of regicide. In the wake of the assassination of Foltest, king of Temeria, the north have been rent by warfare as Nilfgaard launches its third major invasion, and the northlands have been united under the insane king Radovid. Overshadowing these petty politics is the mysterious return of Ciri - Geralt’s adopted daughter, who is now being pursued by the Wild Hunt.

The guide offers the following:

  • A full walkthrough that’s more than just a listing of quests-it’s an “ideal chronological order” that will get you through the whole game and allow you to see and do everything the game has to offer.

  • Side quests, including monster contracts and treasure hunts for obtaining powerful Witcher sets.

  • Descriptions of decisions, quests, and events that influence the various endings of the game.

  • Crafting and Alchemy information.

  • General strategies on how to take down foes large and small, monstrous and humanoid, boss or mundane.

  • Information on how to complete all the Gwent quests and obtain all the Gwent cards, including detailed Gwent strategies.

  • Trophy/Achievement information.

MASSIVE UPDATE: 7th September 2016 ongoing

  • Added DLC quests “Fool’s Gold” and “Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear”.
  • Organisational changes in the Velen section of the walkthrough to reflect the increased level of Griffin School Gear.
  • Organisational changes throughout the walkthrough to provide a “no skulls” path through the game.
  • Added Death March difficulty tips and commentary throughout the guide.
  • More XP reward numbers included.
  • Walkthrough now includes additional information based on patch changes.
  • Various typo and grammar fixes.
  • Added DLC pages for Blood & Wine, Heart of Stone
  • Lots more quality of life improvements

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