The Axii Sign is a simple magical sign used by witchers. It is a mental wave that triggers a hex that causes an enemy to fight alongside the witcher. The effect can wear off over time or be broken via damage from the casting witcher.
In the game, the Axii sign can be used to lessen the number of hostile creatures or humanoids Geralt is fighting, a way of evening the odds. The witcher's skill with the sign is developed through the allocation of talents. Note that while hexed creatures will fight alongside the witcher, their kills will not grant experience.
- To use the Axii sign, right-click on the desired target
- Endurance is used whenever the sign is cast, if the overall level is too low, Geralt will not be able to cast the sign
Circles of Elements Edit
Circles of Elements dedicated to the Axii sign include:
Opponents with immunity Edit
Opponents with susceptibilty Edit
- Zeugls (presumably)
- In the translation by Danusia Stok, Axii Sign is called Axia. In the Polish novels, the Sign is known as Aksji.
- In the short story "A Grain of Truth", Geralt uses this Sign to calm his horse, Roach.
- The icon for Axii Sign is based on the alchemical symbol for Water.
Axii is a charm placed on an opponent. If the charm attempt is successful, the enemy will become your ally for a short while, fighting at your side.
The process of charming an enemy will take several seconds of Geralt channeling the spell (during which he is open to being attacked), however the "target" itself is unable to act during the channeling and given enough time will ultimately submit.
When Enhanced, the Axii Sign increases damage & vitality of charmed enemies by 20/50%, depending on level. Increased levels possibly also increases the duration that enemies stay charmed - this is yet to be confirmed.
With the Fatal attraction upgrade, the sign can charm up to three foes at once.
- Axii can be used during dialogs and conversations with NPCs, in order to obtain more information or special benefits. Often it is an alternative to either "Persuasion" or "Intimidation".
Axii charms an opponent's mind to stun, temporarily eliminating him from combat. The stun effect disappears after seven seconds or when the target is harmed.
This is the only sign that can be used on a mount to calm his fear level.
Axii can be used during conversations with NPCs, in order to obtain more information or special benefits.
Some Axii dialog choices may require a higher sign level to be able to use it. However, in most conversation sequences where more than two targets are talking with Geralt, at least one will not be affected by Axii and will consequently become alarmed by the spell's effects on their fellows. This usually forces combat or some other violent consequence. Higher levels of the sign will not affect this, and only enable the sign to be used in the first place.
The Puppet ability can enable an alternate sign mode, making the targeted enemy briefly become an ally, during which time it will deal more damage. Other foes will turn on the puppet and treat it as if it were Geralt.
It is possible to puppet certain enemies from a far enough distance where the survivors will not attack Geralt after the effect wears off. Geralt may thin out or significantly weaken some groups of enemies in this way before entering the fray.
In addition, puppets will still take damage from Geralt while under his thrall, and may remain in their stupor for a few moments afterward. The regular cast of Axii immediately ends on the target taking damage.
Puppets are easily distinguished from Axii victims in that Axii stun causes the target to freeze as a white cloud surrounds his or her head. Puppets emit light from their eyes and/or mouth and behave as a friendly combatant.
In The Witcher 3, the three hand signs Geralt uses to cast Axii in dialogue are actually the letters "A", "X", and "I" in American Sign Language.