"The Witchwood's not far from Cassardis, and for years the mysterious witch herself would come to the village, offering healing potions and other concoctions. I myself remember taking the medicines she conjured when I was but a minnow. But one day, the forest became shrouded in a thick, impenetrable mist. Mayhap the witch conjured it as payback for some slight, but all we Cassardis know is that no one saw her again. No doubt the truth still resides somewhere within those misty woods. But considering how many people have disappeared there, few have the courage to brave its strange mystery."
Overview EditA mysterious forest covered in a thick fog. The fog can be lifted by destroying seven Fog Talismans found scattered throughout the Witchwood. It is not necessary to destroy these fog talismans to reach the Witch's house.
See the video walkthrough on the right.
From the entrance, walk gradually left and upward, keeping a rock face on the left side, past three elevation drops and past 2 treasure chests leading to the Witch's house.
The Witchwood is divided into two areas, with the second area only becoming available after accepting the Witch Hunt quest. This second area is accessed via a door located next to the house, which will be initially blocked by a Golem which must be fought during the Witch Hunt quest.
Deploying a Portcrystal here will provide easier access to the Witch's house on future quests.
Points of InterestEdit
Pawn Travel KnowledgeEdit
- Near the first Fog Talisman encountered when entering the Witchwood from the Vestad Hills, travelling forward at the fork grants one star Pawn Status Travel Knowledge for Witchwood (Daytime visit may be required).
- Visiting the Witch's House near the stairs, grants one star Pawn Status Travel Knowledge for Witchwood.
- Knowledge may also be gained by walking around the clearing that contains the Witch's House (Possibly this is only available while the Witch Hunt quest is active).
Related quests Edit
- Lost and Found (Selene, Quina)
- Dying of Curiosity (rescue Valmiro)
- Witch's Brew (give Selene a Gransys Herb)
- Witch Hunt (Selene, Sofiah)
- The Dragon's Tongue (take the tablet to The Dragonforged)
- Mettle Against Metal (defeat the Metal Golem)
- A Fabled Dram (acquire 5 King Bay Leaves)
- A Taste to be Acquired (DLC, give Selene a King Bay Leaf)
- In Aid of the Emerald King I (Dark Arisen, slay all Goblin Shamans in the Witchwood)
- Main woods
- Wizard's Helm
- Yellow Gaiters
- Lady's Corset, Magick Buckler, or White Stockings
- Banker's Periapt
- Greenwarish/Potent Greenwarish
- Mage's Shoes
- Restless Earring, Direwolf Cape, or Silver Ring
- Silver Bands
- Southron Oregano
- Thunderclap, Ring of Azure, or Ring of Gules (Chest in Selene's cottage)
- Direwolf Bow or Circlet (Chest behind Selene's cottage)
- Inner woods
- King Bay Leaf
- Restless Earring, Alchemickal Cloak, Fluted Bow, or Unspoken Grace or Silver Ring in tier 1 chests
- Ferrystone (Tier 2 chest)
- Wizard's Boots, Mark of the Chimera, or Fiery Talon (Tier 2 chest behind the tree)
- Meniscus in a Tier 2 chest, far end of the wood.
- In Dark Arisen a Portcrystal can be found past the door leading into the second area of Witchwood.
- Phantoms (Night)
- Skeleton Mage (Area 2)
- Skeleton Warrior (Area 2)
- Metal Golem (Area 2)
- Goblin Shamans during the quest In Aid of the Emerald King I
- From the Ruins of Aernst Castle entrance, the route to the Witch's house requires leaving the path, and climbing a rock to access a tree trunk which allows the party to cross a gully to the path leading to the house.
- Pawns with knowledge of the area will lead the arise on the correct route during quests.
- Other routes north off the main path avoid the tree trunk bridge en route to the witches clearing.
- For an easier return back to the Witch's house, place a Portcrystal on the exit cliff near Cassardis, before dropping down.
- The cliff connecting the Witchwood and Cassardis (near the Seabreeze Trail) can be reached with Levitation. See the video above. The grab spot is approximately one body length from the left edge. A running start is not necessary, but the Arisen should float upwards and to the left toward the grab spot. Once the edge is successfully grabbed (this may take several attempts), place a Portcrystal on the grab spot to make it easier to find in the future. Alternatively, while stacking of Barrels does not make the ledge accessible, with only two barrels in near proximity; it does however make the levitate jump much easier to use to reach the ledge.
- Mystic Knights may also use a running jump followed by Sky Rapture to reach the ledge - aim at the shallowest slope leading to the ledge - if successful the jump will leave the Arisen on the ledge, without needing to scramble up.
The Witch Cottage bears a resemblance to the witch hut in Berserk Manga. The woods surrounding the hut in the manga also have a magical illusion in place to keep travelers from reaching the hut. Both huts also have golems set up around them to serve as guardians.