This is a monster guide for Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Death March difficulty for the Noonwraith. Noonwraith is fairly straightforward enemies to fight. In my guide I go through all of the Noonwraith attack patterns, how to avoid getting hit and helpful strategies to beat her. A noon-wraith is a part of one of the witcher contracts: Devil by the Well
I will go over the strategies in this article for those that prefer to read stuff than using visual aids.
Strategies for beating the Noonwraith
I will outline some of the strategies how to beat the Noonwraith. If you want to see it in action, check out video in this article.
- To make the Noonwraith vulnerable you need use the Yrden sign or Moon dust bombs to make her switch to her physical and vulnerable form. You can damage her while she is in other form but the damage is negiable.
- If you take too much damage, just run away. She is fairly slow and easy to avoid.
- To avoid her main attack, her lunge attack, just roll or dodge when she raises both her arms
- Her clone attack is easy to counter if you look at three dust clouds she kick up. Run over to them and hit with your sword. You can also from range use the crossbow or moon dust bombs. You need to take her out in this form as fast as possible as this attack heals her up and you take damage. Thou she need to be near you.
Moon Dust, Specter Oil, Yrden
The Noonwraith has a couple of different attacks, I will outline how to avoid and counter them.
The Noonwraith raises both of her arms and then lunge at you. So roll or dodge while she as she raises both of her arms.
The clone attack is a attack where she spawns three versions of herself. The copies will drain your health and heal her. A way to counter this attack is to watch the ground, before the clones takes form there will be 3 small dust clouds indicating where she will spawn the clones. So you can roll over there and attack them directly. A another way to handle is to use your crossbow from safe distance and shoot the clones. A moon dust bomb work as well.
Noonwraith Light Essence, Specter Dust, Wraith Essence, Noonwraith Mutagen, Infused Dust, Amethyst dust, Emerald Dust
Source: Witcher Wikia
Despite what is commonly thought, peasants do not interrupt their labors at midday to get out of the sun. They do it to avoid noonwraiths.”
– Vlad Reymond, Peasants and Their Customs
On particularly searing summer days, when the sun reaches its zenith, wraiths will at times appear, resembling sun-scorched women dressed in long, white robes. These are noonwraiths—the spirits of young women and girls who died violent deaths right before their weddings. Driven mad with pain or anger, they wander the fields searching for their unfaithful lovers or backstabbing rivals, though they will kill anyone who does not get out of their way in time. They are often held in this world by some object of intense emotional significance. That is why, if one ever finds a wedding ring or torn veil in the middle of a field, one should not pick it up, but instead back away as quickly as possible.
Noonwraiths are only known to haunt rural areas, and usually stay near the place of their deaths. They prey on peasants working in the fields or children playing nearby.
Noonwraiths do not bleed and are for the most part immune to the effects of witcher Signs. They can create mirror images of themselves which circle their victims in a kind of morbid parody of a dance. This ghastly ritual drains their victims’ life energy while adding to their own strength. Noonwraiths are also able to manipulate the physical world to a limited degree, kicking up clouds of dust which temporarily blind and disorient their opponents.
Noonwraiths can turn immaterial and are at such times very difficult to wound. In order to force a noonwraith to take corporeal form, one must first trap it with the Yrden Sign or strike it with a Moon Dust bomb. Once the monster has regained physical presence, one can mount a fast attack with a silver blade, preferably one coated in specter oil.
Contrary to popular belief, noonwraiths can also be encountered at night, but are much weaker then than during the day.