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User Info: Zangato

Zangato
1 month ago#1
I wanna to get this game, but i was never fun of magic, is this game require you to use it? Or i can just melee through the game ?

User Info: jurbanik

jurbanik
1 month ago#2
Nope not at all. In fact the best builds rarely if ever use signs even on the hardest difficulty settings.
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User Info: MagillaGuerilla

MagillaGuerilla
1 month ago#3
I’ve never really used signs (magic) or bombs in this game outside of quen. My first playthrough I completely ignored oils and alchemy as well.

You can safely play the game doing nothing but melee and not have a terrible time. At least on normal difficulty. It does make life a lot easier to make use of oils and alchemy, but never a requirement, and never using signs doesn’t hurt you.
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User Info: jurbanik

jurbanik
1 month ago#4
There are a few points in the game where using a sign is mandatory to solve a puzzle, usually activating a portal. And you can train a sign and then it will popup in your conversations, sort of like the Jedi mind trick.
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User Info: Zangato

Zangato
1 month ago#5
jurbanik posted...
There are a few points in the game where using a sign is mandatory to solve a puzzle, usually activating a portal. And you can train a sign and then it will popup in your conversations, sort of like the Jedi mind trick.

Oh wow thats sucks :( Are those puzzles part of story or side missions?
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User Info: MagillaGuerilla

MagillaGuerilla
1 month ago#6
Yeah they are mandatory but they don’t require any training and it’s like a one second button press and that’s it. It doesn’t require you spending any points in it. So I wouldn’t count them in the sense you are speaking of. It is not a required play style or build. It’s there if you want it, and you need not spend a single point in it if you don’t want to.
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User Info: kiss_utama

kiss_utama
1 month ago#7
It's always fun to see enemies burn in fire or cast Axii on them then trigger a finisher.
Later on DLC you can make enemies explode by killing them with igni.
Sign is not necessary but it makes the fight easier.

User Info: HopesPeak

HopesPeak
1 month ago#8
Not really. I built up my sword techniques first & I've only played on Death March. The only magic I really use is that mind control one because it allows you to skip some battles through skill checks.
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User Info: rockabilly_man

rockabilly_man
1 month ago#9
You should use the quen sign even if you don't like using magic.
It's sort of a shield.
Also Aard is perfect for crowd control when fighting humans.

User Info: aenimis

aenimis
1 month ago#10
rockabilly_man posted...
You should use the quen sign even if you don't like using magic.
It's sort of a shield.
Also Aard is perfect for crowd control when fighting humans.


He could also use the Armor runeword Protection to just have it auto-applied at the start of every battle. Its one of my favorite words for any non-sign builds.

Alchemy is so OP its really just ridiculous. Exploding Quen or 360° Aard + Superior Petri's Filter will let you Insta-kill even Red Skull enemies with the press of two buttons(R2 and then square for finisher)
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