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The Witcher 3: Nameless quest guide

Here's how to complete the Nameless quest in The Witcher 3.

Nameless is the penultimate quest of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's first Act, so heed our warnings to get out and do your side questing before it's too late. After rounding up this quest, you'll reach a point of no return.

If you need a little help navigating the area and getting things done, here's our guide on how to complete the Nameless quest in The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3: Nameless quest guide

After entering Freya's Garden at the end of the Missing Persons quest in The Witcher 3, apply Beast Oil to your steel sword for the wolves within the garden, and keep Igni close. Luckily, you don't have to fight the werewolf unless you want to.

Follow Yennefer around the complex until you reach the central tree. Use Witcher Senses to locate some prints, then approach the tree to trigger a cutscene. Take a look at the other items of interest here, and then follow the footprints down to the lower area.

You’ll be attacked by a wolf as you move on. After that, look for a body, and shortly thereafter, some more tracks near the front gate. When you approach and examine the muddled prints and blood on the other side, a pack of three wolves attacks; hit them all with Igni to stun them for easy dispatch.

Follow the blood and prints – no need to further examine them – until you reach a locked door. Check it out, then turn right and explore the little alcove beyond for two more locked doors – take notice of the paw prints on the ground. Once you’ve checked them out, look for a ledge you can mantle off to one side; just follow HorsePS.

In the next area, you’ll have a clear path back to Yennefer, if you want to annoy her with a chat. Talk about werewolves to swap some puns. To proceed, go back down the stairs she’s standing by, turning left at the bottom to go back the way you came moments ago. You should soon spot the print trail with Witcher Senses; make sure you’re not confusing it with the footprints from earlier.

You’ll have to fight another wolf as you go. Shortly after that, drop down to a section with a little bridge over a canal. Cross, check out the prints, and take the ladder carved into the wall – it’s a bit tricky to spot. If you fall in the canal, look for a similar ladder leading out. When you reach higher ground and advance a little, Geralt will comment on the sluice gate mechanism.

From here, you can enter the cave to complete the secondary mission In Wolf’s Clothing, provided you talked to Einar and got information on how to do so. Otherwise, come back later.

First, use the right lever once, then pull the left lever. This should open a gate just ahead of you. (The left gate opens a quick exit path, the right gate is for In Wolf’s Clothing.) If not, just fiddle with them till you get it right; one lever opens a gate, and the other selects it. If you’re a bit confused about which gate is which, watch for the quest to update to “explore the further parts of the Herbarium”; you have the right one then.

Jump into the canal and swim through the open sluice gate, climbing out at the platform and then up a ladder. Turn left and look for a short flight of stone stairs leading to a lower area; there’s a well here. Examine the blood at its lip.

Warning: End of Act One approaching!

There is one more quest in the Skellige questline in The Witcher 3, but this point, right now, is your last chance to exit the garden and go do sidequests before the arc closes; from here on in, you’ll be committed to finishing the Skellige questline, and if you’ve already done Velen and Novigrad, the whole of Act One. Save your game and take the easy sluice gate exit if you’d rather get your sidequesting done now.

When you’re ready to proceed, jump in the well.

In the well, climb out on the narrow ledge and follow the tunnel around, letting the blood lead you to Craven’s body. He’s not in a good way, but Yennefer has a plan. One you can’t talk her out of, unfortunately. This begins a Ciri quest called The Calm Before the Storm.

If you fancy doing something else as Geralt for a bit, here's our The Witcher 3 guide and walkthrough, as well as our Hearts of Stone walkthrough, and Blood and Wine walkthrough to help you out with whatever endeavour you embark on.

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