The Witcher: Monster Slayer - What do The Skulls Above Monsters Mean?

By Sam Woods

July 20, 2021

The Witcher: Monster Slayer has just arrived on both the iOS and Android app stores. The title allows players to roam the real world hunting monsters and fulfilling their Witcher fantasies.

The game aims to simulate the depth that the recent console RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had, with tons of different enemies, items, weapons and quests for players to complete.

However, with all of these different systems in place, it can make things a little bit daunting for new players.

To make things easier, and to answer one of the more common questions, here is what the skulls mean above the monster’s heads in The Witcher Monster Slayer.

The Witcher: Monster Slayer — Announcement Trailer

The Witcher: Monster Slayer — Announcement Trailer

How to Spot The Skulls

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already spotted the skulls in The Witcher: Monster Slayer and are wondering what they mean.

If not, however, spotting them is easy. They are located just above the monster’s head – sometimes there won’t be any, sometimes one or sometimes even more.

As you can see from the image above, we have three different monsters with either zero, one or two skulls above their heads.

What Do The Skulls Mean In The Witcher: Monster Slayer?

Essentially, the skulls that appear above the monsters in The Witcher: Monster Slayer refer to their difficulty level.

Monsters without a skull are, of course, the easiest and are classed as “Easy”. Monsters that have a single skull above their heads are classed as “Medium” and those that have two are classified as “Hard”.

These skulls are a nice quality of life addition and a good indication of which creatures you should be tackling as you head out on adventures.

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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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