Fiend

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Fiend
Tw3 journal fiend.png
Details
Class
Relict
Variations
Morvudd
Chort
Occurrence
Ancient ruins (unconfirmed)
Immunity
Aard
Vulnerable to
Samum bombs
Devil's puffball bombs
Relict oils
Superior cat (against hypnotism)
Tactics
Third eye attack / hypnotism
Loot
Fiend mutagen
Fiend trophy
Fiend's eye
Fiend dung

The Fiend is a brawny three-eyed ungulate monster with antlers that resembles a were-elk. It appears in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The beast "has a special ram attack , intelligently combined with a hypnotic spell emitted by its third eye,[1] which disorients and enshrouds Geralt in darkness".[2]

The bestiary entry for fiends can be acquired by reading "Beasts of the Tukaj Foothills".

Bestiary entry[edit | edit source]

I regret to inform Your Grace that Your Grace's son fell while hunting a fiend. He died on the spot, along with his squire, his guide, the beaters, his peasant entourage and his hounds.
— Kavin Jell, manager of the Villepin Estate near Vizima
Fiends are walking mountains of muscle capped with horned, tooth-filled heads. Like their rarer cousins, bumbakvetches, they live in thick forests, swamps and bogs. When possible they avoid humans, but when not possible, they kill them, and without much difficulty.
Their size alone makes fiends and bumbakvetches extremely dangerous – one blow from their powerful paws can kill a horse along with its fully-armored mount. Their enormous heft also makes them invulnerable to Aard: even witchers specializing in the power of Signs could not move one even an inch. Furthermore, any wounds they receive heal at lightning speed.
If that weren't trouble enough, fiends need not rely on their strength and stamina alone when fighting. They can also call on a more refined weapon: the third eye located in the center of their forehead, which they use to draw their prey into a state of hypnosis. During these times their victim does not see anything beyond this single burning eye – the last thing they see before their death.
A fiend's only weakness is its fear of loud noises – bombs such as Samum or Devil's Puffball are thus quite effective when fighting this monster. Furthermore, a blade covered in relict oil can increase a witcher's chances of victory – or at least of walking away from the fight.

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