The Witcher: Monster Slayer - How to Earn XP and Level Up Fast

By Sam Woods

July 20, 2021

The Witcher: Monster Slayer has arrived and players now have the opportunity to live out their real-world fantasies of hunting monsters.

Like many games, however, Monster Slayer has a levelling system, with some perks locked behind certain levels.

Here is our guide on how to earn XP quickly and level up fast in The Witcher: Monster Slayer.

The Witcher: Monster Slayer — Gameplay Trailer

The Witcher: Monster Slayer — Gameplay Trailer

Fight Every Monster

The first step to getting your level up fast in The Witcher is simply getting out there and fighting monsters.

Each victory will net you a minimum of 100 XP and if it’s a monster you’ve yet to defeat, you’ll gain a New Monster bonus of 100 XP.

Rare and Legendary monsters also yield more XP, with the Rare ones offering 250 and Legendary 600. Unfortunately, they’re harder to come by and harder to defeat.

If you use the “Proper Oil” heading into battle, you’ll also receive a nice little bonus and there’s also a further “Time Bonus” for defeating a monster quickly.

Get Perfect Parries and Perfect Critical Hits

While it’s not much, each battle that you manage to pull off a perfect parry and a perfect critical hit will grant you a small XP bonus.

Each one grants you 15 XP (25 XP boosted) which, given that you’re likely battling anyway, is a handy boost. Plus doing both will make you more likely to beat the monster. Win, win, win.

Farm XP from Nemetons

Nemetons are the spooky trees you’ll have seen around the map. They become accessible when you hit level 10.

They offer players the opportunity to battle three monsters in a row to earn some decent rewards that include 50 coins and up to 580 XP (300 XP for beating the monsters, 250 XP for clearing the Nemeton and 30 XP for a perfect parry and perfect critical).

They can be a little more of a challenge than a single monster, however, they offer far more XP upon completion, thus helping you level up fast in The Witcher.

Each Nemeton has a cooldown period but you can purchase bait from the shop and complete the Nemeton over and over.

Complete Quests

The Witcher: Monster Slayer is certainly going to draw a lot of comparisons to Pokemon GO.

One thing that this game undoubtedly does better, however, is quests, with plenty of juicy missions for players to complete.

In order to get the most out of the game, you’re going to want to complete as many of these as possible and it just so happens they a lot of them grant XP on completion!

Use Scrolls

Now we get into the “pay-to-win” part of Monster Slayer. Obviously there’s no PVP, so it does nobody any harm, however, there are ways you can spend money to help you level up faster.

There are three Scrolls that can help you with your XP grind and ultimately to level up fast in The Witcher: Monster Slayer.

The first up is the obvious one, the Experience Scroll. For 120 coins, players can double XP for 30 minutes, great for grinding some Nemetons.

Secondly, if you want to grind but can’t get out there is the summoning scroll. This is a little more expensive than the experience scroll, coming in at 200 coins but will spawn five monsters around the player, including the chance to spawn one rare.

Finally, the cheapest of the lot is the range scroll, which boosts the range of interaction on your map by 50%. This is great for if you’re sitting at home and there is some monsters just out of reach or if you’re out walking, it can save you veering off route.

Of course, the big spenders out there can stack all three scrolls for some serious XP.

Purchase the A’baeth Sword or Kaer Morhen Armor

The last and arguably most long term way that players can speed up XP gain is also the most expensive.

Within The Witcher: Monster Slayer, players can grab themselves new armor and weapons, both of which can have unique properties.

Two of these items, the A’baeth Sword and Kaer Morhen Armor, offer players a meaty 25% XP boost from killing monsters. Sadly, they’re not cheap.

Each item costs a hefty 12,000 gold, meaning combined, you’d be forking out close to $50. Or, if you hit the maximum 200 coin cap a day, it’d take exactly 60 days to afford each item (120 combined) and that’s without purchasing anything else.

Now, if you’re planning on being a hardcore player, be my guest. I’ll stick to grinding.

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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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