The Witcher: Monster Slayer - How to Perform Fast and Strong Attacks to get Critical Hits

By Sam Woods

July 20, 2021

Witcher fans rejoice as the much-anticipated mobile title, The Witcher: Monster Slayer is here.

The title combines the lore and creatures from The Witcher series with the real-world exploration-based play of Pokemon GO.

As players encounter monsters throughout the game, they will be forced to do battle in order to fill their bestiary and fulfil their purpose as a Witcher.

There is a range of different types of attacks in the game, including a Fast Attack, a Strong Attack and a Critical hit, as well as the ability to use items, potions and signs. Here’s how you use each type of melee attack in the game.

The Witcher: Monster Slayer — Announcement Trailer

The Witcher: Monster Slayer — Announcement Trailer

How to Perform a Fast Attack in The Witcher: Monster Slayer

In order to pull the fast attack off, all you have to do is swipe your finger over the monster in a fast sweeping pattern, ensuring you swipe a different direction each time.

How to Perform a Strong Attack in The Witcher: Monster Slayer

A strong attack is, as you’d imagine, more powerful than a fast attack but again, as you’d expect, it’s also a lot slower.

Using a strong attack is very similar to using a fast attack and involves swiping your finger over the monster, however, this time in slower strokes across the screen.

How to Pull Off a Critical Hit and Perfect Critical Hit

After landing a few successful and unbroken hits in a row on a monster, you will gain the opportunity to pull off a critical hit.

When the critical hit has been unlocked, one circle will make its way across the screen towards a second circle. To ensure the critical hit is successful, you will need to tap the circles as they overlap. Following that, you’ll unleash a devastating blow on your enemy.

If you manage to tap as the circles are perfectly aligned, you will complete a perfect critical hit.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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