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Game Icon Yrden symbol unlit Game Icon Yrden symbol selected Effect Yrden


The Yrden Sign is a simple magical sign used by witchers. It forms a magical trap on the ground that triggers a limited number of times when traversed by a foe causing knock back, damage, and a chance of inflicting status ailments.

Notes Edit

The Witcher (PC)Edit

Tutorial signs yrden

In the game, Yrden represents the fifth element, whether one calls it Idea, Spirit or Magic. Thus it makes sense that its icon appears as an amalgamation of the icons for the rest of the Signs. It is a Sign Geralt makes by drawing a symbol on the ground or the floor. The witcher's skill with the sign is developed through the allocation of talents.

Mechanics Edit

  • To use the Yrden sign, Right-click anywhere on the ground, and the trap will appear on that spot
  • Endurance is used whenever the sign is cast, if the overall level is too low, Geralt will not be able to cast the sign.
Tip: When enhanced, Yrden also causes damage to opponents and can poison and weaken them. It is best used in combination with other signs. It is also an excellent way to weaken a "quick" foe so that it's more difficult for it to avoid strong style attacks.

Later on, visiting the Circles of Elements attributed to Yrden grants Geralt the Blessing of Magic.

Circles of Elements Edit

Circles of Elements dedicated to the Yrden sign include:

The Witcher 2: Assassins of KingsEdit

Tw2 sign yrden

Tw2 journal yrden

Yrden is a magical trap placed on the ground, which will wound and immobilize opponents. The sign's basic level allows you to place a single yrden sign on the ground.

Tw2 skill enhancedyrdensign

After upgrading it, you'll be able to place up to three yrden signs at a time. Another, seperate upgrade, will also make multiple Yrden traps work in unison, creating a barrier that Geralt's enemies are unable to pass through.

Yrden is also used in the battle with the kayran to trap one tentacle at a time in order t

o sever it.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Edit


Basic Yrden sign

Tw2 sign yrden

  Yrden is a magic trap. Multiple Yrden signs are placed on the ground, forming a circle, enemies who enter inside this area will be slowed down.  


Alternate Yrden sign

    The Magic Trap ability enable an alternate sign mode that place a single Yrden sign on the ground, damaging and slowing down the enemies who are within a 10 yard radius from it by a lightning strike. It also destroys projectiles passing through this area.

Alternate Yrden sign striking an enemy.

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