The Witcher 3 romance options, who to woo and how

witcher 3 romance Yennefer triss Keira Shani Syanna
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There are a two main Witcher 3 romance options if you want something long term, Yennefer or Triss. However, there's plenty of choice for something more casual in the main game. Plus there are more options in the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine DLC. 

However, while there's plenty of choice you have to get things right - saying and doing the correct things are vital to win a potential love interest over. That, however, only applies for narrative characters you can meet. There are also brothels where you can simply pay for the services they offer without having to flick though dialogue options or complete objectives. 

Essentially there are multiple Witcher 3 romance choices with just about anyone who wants you. However, do not try to romance both Yennefer and Triss - you have to pick one, or otherwise they'll find out and you'll lose both. That's pretty much the only restriction to The Witcher 3 romances. This guide will walk you through all the options, Other than that you're free to live life free and to the fullest in The Witcher 3. This Witcher 3 romance guide will help you find love both in terms of where to go and what to do.

The Witcher 3 romance options

How to romance Yennefer in The Witcher 3

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To win the affections of Yennefer you’ll need to do  complete the following steps: 

During the quest The King is Dead - Long Live the King, choose the black and white outfit. When get trapped fighting an Earth Elemental you'll be trapped with Yennefer. If you choose to kiss her you’ll be teleported to her bedroom. Choose the option that has you stay and watch, and things will progress from there. 

During the side quest, The Last Wish if you tell Yennefer you still have feelings for her then you’ll share another lovely moment together. 

Finally, in the mission No Place Like Home, if you’ve already done the above, you can go to her room and renew the physical side of your relationship.

Assuming you do of this and don’t romance Triss, you’ll both retire far away from all of the nonsense and chaos of your previous lives. 

How to romance Triss Merigold in The Witcher 3

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If you want to attempt to woo Triss then you’re going to need to complete the quests A Favor for Radovid, and A Matter of Life and Death. 

Once you’ve completed both you’ll need to complete her sidequest, Now or Never. This is the key for this romance and when talking to Sigimund you need to say “Stay out of other people’s affairs”. 

Then you need to make sure to defend the mages during the quest and at the end if you want Triss to love you back, then you have to tell her to stay with you and that you love her. She will then come back after sailing away at the end of the quest, before getting a little more intimate at a lighthouse. 

WARNING: Do not romance Triss AND Yennefer 

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If you try and romance Triss and Yennefer together then you will end up losing both of them. That being said it is an entertaining story so if you aren’t attached to either of them feel free to give it a try, just don’t say we didn’t warn you. 

While Triss or Yennefer are the 'main' options with a narrative end, you can pursue several romance options with a other named characters and still settle down with either Triss or Yennefer later. That includes the brothels - Crippled Kate's and Passiflora in Redania, Novigrad, and The Belles of Beauclair in Beauclair port, Toussaint - who have several prostitutes you can meet. 

Other Witcher 3 romances options

Keira Metz

Witcher 3 Keira Metz

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Keira is probably the most prominent other romance option in the Witcher 3. Simply complete the missions Hunting a Witch and Wandering in the Dark to be invited to her home. Accept the invitation, then complete the A Towerful of Mice quest, and finish the Favor for a Friend quest to be able to join her. 

Madame Sasha 

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During the High Stakes quest, enter the Gwent tournament and choose to either defeat her or agree to help her. She'll then ask you to dinner and you can work out the rest from there. 

Jutta an Dimum 

Jutta an Dimum witcher 3 romance

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You’ll have a chance to fight Jutta during the Iron Maiden quest. Beat her in combat, then visit her to talk and the rest will work itself out. Make sure you accept the fight first time though, and that you win, as you only get one shot. 

Shani, Hearts of Stone DLC

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This is the romance option found within the Hearts of Stone DLC. At the end of the Dead Man’s Party quest, you’ll have a chance to take her a gift. Simply choose mead, brandy, or flowers and you’ll win her affections. 

Syanna, Blood and Wine DLC

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Syanna can be found within the Blood and Wine expansion. You just need to get her out of the Lands of the Thousand Fables safely, and then you can agree to her suggestions. 

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