Wolf (creature)

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Wolves are an aggressive and carnivorous species of wild animal, related to the domesticated dogs found in human settlements.

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[edit | edit source]

Wolves
Tw3 journal wolf.png
Details
Variations
Warg
White wolf
Occurrence
wilderness
Vulnerable to
Beast oils
Tactics
Wolves attack in groups, using their numerical superiority to their advantage
Loot
Raw meat
Wolf hide / White wolf hide
Wolf's liver
Dog tallow

In The Witcher 3, wolves can be found throughout the mainland and on the Skellige Isles. They also appear during contracts or in quests, serving as allies of Leshen and Werewolves.

Bestiary entry[edit | edit source]

Friend of mine used to say that with all these griffins and basilisks and whatnot, good old fashioned wolves weren't nothing to worry about... Then the damned beasts devoured half his flock.
— Yngvar, shepherd
Once upon a time wolves were the absolute rulers of the forest. Men used them to frighten children, while adults, too, trembled at the sound of their howling. Post-Conjunction monsters not only pushed wolves into the deepest wilds but also took over their place in human nightmares. Yet this does not mean the old predators ceased to be a danger. Wolves do not have a drop of magic within them, breathe no fire and spit no acid, but that in no way stops them from killing unwary travelers and hunters.
Particularly dangerous are wargs, a nasty and ferocious subspecies of wolf, and the snow-white wolves which today can only be found in the wild highlands of the Skellige archipelago.
Wolves usually feed in packs counting from a handful to over a dozen members, though some particularly strong males hunt alone. Though wolves are weaker than many post-Conjunction monsters, they make up for any lack of strength with their intelligence. When fighting them one must be especially careful not to become surrounded. The presence of wolves can also signal more serious trouble – these predators often share their hunting grounds with werewolves and leshens.

Notable wolves[edit | edit source]

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In The Witcher computer game[edit | edit source]

Wolf
Bestiary Wolf full.png
Details
Occurrence
Live in the wilderness; approach human settlements when hungry and hunt farm animals
Immunity
None
Susceptibility
Susceptible to knockdown attempts; the Fast Style is most effective against wolves; experienced witchers use the Group Style to fight multiple wolves. Susceptible to steel
Tactics
Wolves attack in groups, using their numerical superiority to their advantage
Alchemy
Beast fangs
Beast liver
Additional goods
Wolf pelt

Hunting wolves is the job of the king's foresters, but a witcher traveling through wild backwoods may sometimes find himself surrounded by a pack of these animals. He must deal with them like he does with other beasts. Swiftly.

see also: werewolf

Notable Wolves[edit | edit source]

Journal Bestiary Entry[edit | edit source]

"There was so much snow that winter that we had to dig tunnels just to get to the privy and had icicles in our pants by the time we got back. Wolves came out of the forest, ate the cattle and then surrounded the house. They were howling madly. Surrounded by that pack of wolves, we felt like three little pigs."

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Wolves sneak up very quietly, so keep a sharp eye on your medallion in dark, wolf-infested areas.
  • The Wolf Contract requires ten wolf pelts.
  • Morenn the dryad in the Druids' grove asks for a wolf pelt as proof of Geralt's manhood.
  • In Chapter I, Mikul mentions wolves to Geralt. However, the conversation does not result in a bestiary entry.
  • Geralt can loot wolf remains for Beast Fangs and Wolf pelts without having bestiary entries for wolves. Their remains do not appear to contain Beast Liver without the entry though.

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

Wolves also appear in the premium module, but these wolves are much more difficult to defeat and there are numerous packs, each lead by a "pack leader" which is even more difficult to defeat than its followers.

Additionally, there are two semi-tame wolves who accompany Deidre Ademeyn, and defend her fiercely.

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