Circle of Elements

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Circle of Elements

A Circle of Elements (also called an Elemental Circle), and not to be confused with a "Place of Power", is a place where magic is strong, enough for people to have erected monuments. Mages can draw power from Circles of Elements, and witchers can learn new Signs, as well as getting a momentary boost for the spells they already know. These are likely manifestations of "intersections".

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Show circles from the Prologue Show circles from Chapter I Show circles from Chapter II Show circles from Chapter III Show circles from Chapter IV Show circles from Chapter V Show circles from the Epilogue
Price of Neutrality | Maps

In The Witcher computer game[edit | edit source]

map marker

There are many Circles of Elements scattered around the world of The Witcher. They are indicated by purple dots on the in-game maps.

Blessings[edit | edit source]

The circles confer different blessings, based on which element they are associated with: five elements, five blessings:

Blessing of Air Blessing of Earth Blessing of Fire Blessing of Magic Blessing of Water

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

  • Left-click on the large stone in the centre of a circle, the elemental stone, to learn a sign you do not already know.
  • Left-click on the elemental stone to acquire the ability enhancement, or blessing, from the circle.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Look for elemental circles throughout the game to learn new powers.

Prologue Prologue[edit | edit source]

In the Prologue, there is only one circle of elements, Circle of Whispering Stones, for the sign Aard. It is impossible to miss as the plot necessitates that Geralt find it in order to get out of the laboratory. It can be found at the end of the very dark underground passages leading off the witchers' laboratory.

Whispering Stones
Circle of Whispering Stones
Aard Blessing of Air

Chapter I Chapter I[edit | edit source]

Chapter I is where Geralt can learn his second sign, Igni. There are only two circles of elements in this Chapter. The Circle of the Windy Wanderer is near the cave entrance, and the Circle of Inner Fire is inside the Crypt.

Windy Wanderer
Inner Fire
Circle of the Windy Wanderer Circle of Inner Fire
Aard Blessing of Air Igni Blessing of Fire

Chapter II Chapter II[edit | edit source]

In Chapter II, Geralt has the opportunity to learn the rest of the signs available to him as a witcher: Axii, Quen and Yrden. There are five circles of elements in Chapter II:

Lifeless Air
Inner Fire
Gate of Water
Circle of Lifeless Air Circle of Inner Fire Gate of Water
Aard Blessing of Air Igni Blessing of Fire Axii Blessing of Water
Hanging Stones
Unwanted Power
Circle of Hanging Stones Circle of Unwanted Power
Quen Blessing of Earth Yrden Blessing of Magic

Chapter III Chapter III[edit | edit source]

Two more circles of elements are found in Chapter III. The Circle of the Vengeful Flame, in the Elven Ruins part of the sewers and the Circle of Waning Power on the upper level of the Salamandra base.

Note: All the Circles of Elements from Chapter II remain available during Chapter III.

Vengeful Flame
Waning Power
Circle of the Vengeful Flame Circle of Waning Power
Igni Blessing of Fire Yrden Blessing of Magic

Chapter IV Chapter IV[edit | edit source]

Since Geralt has no access to any of the previously explored locations in Chapter IV, it is lucky that we find a full complement of elemental circles here.

Winter Storm
Last Drop
Walking Fire
Circle of the Winter Storm Circle of the Last Drop Circle of the Walking Fire
Aard Blessing of Air Axii Blessing of Water Igni Blessing of Fire
Barren Lands
Waning Power
Circle of the Barren Lands Circle of Waning Power
Quen Blessing of Earth Yrden Blessing of Magic

Chapter V Chapter V[edit | edit source]

There are only three elemental circles in Chapter V, but at least the most used, Igni, Aard and Quen, are there:

Mute Thunder
Inner Fire
Rolling Rocks
Circle of Mute Thunder Circle of Inner Fire Circle of Rolling Rocks
Aard Blessing of Air Igni Blessing of Fire Quen Blessing of Earth

Epilogue Epilogue[edit | edit source]

There are no circles of elements at all in the Epilogue as Geralt fights his way through a burning Temple Quarter towards his final epic battle, with the help of a trusted ally. Depending on the Path chosen by our hero, that companion is either Yaevinn (Scoia'tael path), Siegfried (Order path) or Triss (Witcher / neutral path).


In The Price of Neutrality premium module[edit | edit source]

In The Price of Neutrality, there are only two circles of elements: one for Aard, south-west of the camp, and one for Igni, south-east of the camp and across the river. They have no other, more interesting names.

Aard circle
Igni circle
Aard circle Igni circle
Aard Blessing of Air Igni Blessing of Fire

Maps[edit | edit source]

Prologue: Chapter I: Chapter II:
Circle of Whispering Stones
Circle of the Windy Wanderer
Circle of Inner Fire
Lionhead Spider cultists' lair
Circle of Unwanted Power
Circle of Hanging Stones
Chapter III: Chapter IV:
Circle of Inner Fire
Circle of Waning Power
Circle of the Last Drop
Circles in the Fields
Circle of the Barren Lands
Chapter V:
Circle of Mute Thunder
Circles in Raven's crypt

"The Price of Neutrality":

Aard and Igni circles