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A Circle of Elements (also called an Elemental Circle), and not to be confused with a "Place of Power", is a place where magic is strong, enough for people to have erected monuments. Mages can draw power from Circles of Elements, and witchers can learn new Signs, as well as getting a momentary boost for the spells they already know. These are likely manifestations of "intersections".

Just click on a chapter icon to "zoom down" to the appropriate section of this page.

Icon Prologue Icon Act I Icon Act II Icon Act III Icon Act IV Icon Act V Icon Epilogue
Price of Neutrality | Maps

The Witcher (PC) Edit

Marker Circle of Elements

There are many Circles of Elements scattered around the world of The Witcher. They are indicated by purple dots on the in-game maps.

Blessings Edit

The circles confer different blessings, based on which element they are associated with: five elements, five blessings:

Effect Aard Effect Quen Effect Igni Effect Yrden Effect Axii

Mechanics Edit

  • Left-click on the large stone in the centre of a circle, the elemental stone, to learn a sign you do not already know.
  • Left-click on the elemental stone to acquire the ability enhancement, or blessing, from the circle.

Notes Edit

  • Look for elemental circles throughout the game to learn new powers.

Icon Prologue Prologue Edit

In the Prologue, there is only one circle of elements, Circle of Whispering Stones, for the sign Aard. It is impossible to miss as the plot necessitates that Geralt find it in order to get out of the laboratory. It can be found at the end of the very dark underground passages leading off the witchers' laboratory.

Whispering Stones Edit

Places Circle of Whispering Stones
Sign Aard Effect Aard

Icon Act I Chapter I Edit

Chapter I is where Geralt can learn his second sign, Igni. There are only two circles of elements in this Chapter. The Circle of the Windy Wanderer is near the cave entrance, and the Circle of Inner Fire is inside the Crypt.

Windy Wanderer Edit

Inner Fire Edit

Places Circle of the Windy Wanderer Places Circle of Inner Fire
Sign Aard Effect Aard Sign Igni Effect Igni

Icon Act II Chapter II Edit

In Chapter II, Geralt has the opportunity to learn the rest of the signs available to him as a witcher: Axii, Quen and Yrden. There are five circles of elements in Chapter II:

Lifeless Air Edit

Inner Fire Edit

Gate of Water Edit

Places Circle of Lifeless Air Places Circle of Inner Fire lionhead Places Gate of Water
Sign Aard Effect Aard Sign Igni Effect Igni Sign Axii Effect Axii

Hanging Stones Edit

Unwanted Power Edit

Places Circle of the Hanging Stones Places Circle of Unwanted Power
Sign Quen Effect Quen Sign Yrden Effect Yrden

Icon Act III Chapter III Edit

Two more circles of elements are found in Chapter III. The Circle of the Vengeful Flame, in the Elven Ruins part of the sewers and the Circle of Waning Power on the upper level of the Salamandra base.

Note: All the Circles of Elements from Chapter II remain available during Chapter III.

Vengeful Flame Edit

Waning Power Edit

Places Circle of the Vengeful Flame Places Circle of Waning Power 2
Sign Igni Effect Igni Sign Yrden Effect Yrden

Icon Act IV Chapter IV Edit

Since Geralt has no access to any of the previously explored locations in Chapter IV, it is lucky that we find a full complement of elemental circles here.

Winter Storm Edit

Last Drop Edit

Walking Fire Edit

Places Circle of the Winter Storm Places Circle of the Last Drop Places Circle of the Walking Fire
Sign Aard Effect Aard Sign Axii Effect Axii Sign Igni Effect Igni

Barren Lands Edit

Waning Power Edit

Places Circle of the Barren Lands Places Circle of Waning Power
Sign Quen Effect Quen Sign Yrden Effect Yrden

Icon Act V Chapter V Edit

There are only three elemental circles in Chapter V, but at least the most used, Igni, Aard and Quen, are there:

Mute Thunder Edit

Inner Fire Edit

Rolling Rocks Edit

Places Circle of Mute Thunder Places Circle of Inner Fire Raven Places Circle of Rolling Rocks
Sign Aard Effect Aard Sign Igni Effect Igni Sign Quen Effect Quen

Icon Epilogue Epilogue Edit

There are no circles of elements at all in the Epilogue as Geralt fights his way through a burning Temple Quarter towards his final epic battle, with the help of a trusted ally. Depending on the Path chosen by our hero, that companion is either Yaevinn (Scoia'tael path), Siegfried (Order path) or Triss (Witcher / neutral path).


In "The Price of Neutrality" premium module Edit

In The Price of Neutrality, there are only two circles of elements: one for Aard, south-west of the camp, and one for Igni, south-east of the camp and across the river. They have no other, more interesting names.

Aard circle Edit

Igni circle Edit

Places PoN aard circle Places PoN igni circle
Sign Aard Effect Aard Sign Igni Effect Igni

Maps Edit

Prologue: Chapter I: Chapter II:
Map KM laboratory circle Map Outskirts circle Map Outskirts crypt Map Lionhead spider cult crypt Map Swamp circle Map Swamp cave
Chapter III: Chapter IV:
Map Elven ruins circle Map Salamandra base Map Black Tern island circle Map Fields circles Map Crypt in Fields
Chapter V: "The Price of Neutrality":
Map Swamp Cemetery circle Map Ravens crypt Map Kaer Morhen valley

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