Dog, Wild dogs strategy guide, Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Death March

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This is a monster guide for Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Death March difficulty for fighting the dogs. Dogs are not the most dangerous foe, though they are very swift. In my guide I go through all of the Dog’s attack patterns, how to avoid getting hit and helpful strategies to beat them.

I will go over the strategies in this article for those that prefer to read stuff than using visual aids.

Strategies for beating dogs

I will outline some of the strategies how to beat the dogs. If you want to see it in action, check out video in this article.

  • Dogs only have one main attack, that is a bite. When dog snarls, roll or dodge to safety
  • Dog packs doesn’t coordinate their attacks as wolves. So keep moving around and you can attack dogs that been separated from the rest of them.
  • The witcher sign AARD can be useful, as this stuns dogs so you get chance to attack them without fear of being bitten.

Beast Oil

Dog’s attacks

The dog only has one main attack, I will outline how it work.

Bite attack

Dogs has only one main attack, a bite attack. This attack is telegraphed with the dog do a snarl. So when the dog snarl, dodge or roll to avoid get hit.


Dog Tallow, Raw Meat

Bestiary Information

Class: Beast
Source: Witcher Wikia

They say a dog’s man is a man’s best friend… But in these foul times one best be wary, even of his friends
—Alfred Pankratz, beggar from Novigrad



Some claim dogs are reflections of their masters. A well-treated pet repays his owner with loyalty and trust, whereas an ill-treated one repays this treatment in kind as well, meeting yells with barks and kicks with bites. Since there is an abundance of bad men, so, too, is there an abundance of bad dogs. Most dangerous of all are the vagrant mutts who have lost all respect for men and developed a taste for blood and carrion.  

Dogs usually attack in packs, choosing isolated victims, especially ones in whom they sense some kind of weakness. Packs of rabid dogs usually only dare attack children, drunkards, the elderly and cripples. Yet when backed into a corner, they will defend themselves with frothing bites and sharp claws against all and sundry.

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