Romance guide - The Witcher 3 (2023)

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Looking to romance your way through The Witcher 3? This guide details how to initiate relations with each potential partner.

Bill Lavoy


Romance is not a small factor in The Witcher 3. Sure, players can kind of ignore it, but those who choose not to can experience vastly different storylines and endings. In this guide, I’ll be outlining the each of the romance opportunities Geralt has, and any potential impact it will have on how things play out.

Romance opportunities

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Geralt can romance seven women in The Witcher 3 between the main game and the DLC. He can also visit a few establishments for single nights of passion, but our focus will be on the main seven, and especially the most important two, Triss and Yennefer. From here on out, this guide is presented in order that these opportunities will appear in the game, although a few are available at the same time.

Keira Metz

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Geralt and Keira will cross paths several times while the Witcher is in Velen, and it’s mostly business until the final quest opens a romantic opportunity. Complete the following quests to initiate the romance opportunity with Keira Metz:

  • Hunting a Witch
  • Wandering in the Dark
  • A Towerful of Mice
  • Favor for a Friend

During Favor for a Friend, Keira will ask Geralt to find some things she’s lost. Bring them back to her and she will ask the Witcher to wait outside. Just agree to all of this. You’ll end up at dinner, and if you continue to agree you’ll find yourself in a romantic encounter with Keira. If you don’t agree, you’ll simple fail the quest. Where’s the fun in that?

Triss Merigold

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Triss is one of the main characters in The Witcher 3, playing a massive role in several main and side quests. Geralt is likely to meet her before he gets a chance to romance Yennefer, so this one is next on our list. To romance Triss, the following quests must be completed:

  • Get Junior
  • A Favor for Radovid
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Now or Never

To have the chance to romance Triss, players must kiss her in the garden at the end of A Matter of Life and Death. She will drunkenly begin to fall, Geralt will catch her, and then he must kiss her. If he does this, he will be able to romance Triss after getting to the docks during Now or Never. Players must tell Triss they love her for the romantic encounter to initiate. Triss will leave but return a few moments later.

It should be noted that if you choose this romance option with Triss, you cannot end up with Yennefer at the end of the game. You can still have a romantic encounter with Yennefer, but you cannot choose to be with her during The Last Wish. If you try, you will lose both Triss and Yennefer and end up alone. If you do not try to end up with Yennefer, Geralt and Triss will be a couple at the game’s conclusion.

Yennefer of Vengerberg

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Geralt will have the chance to romance Yennfer twice during the game, but the second opportunity is only available if players choose to be with her and complete the first encounter, which is a complicated decision. The first romantic encounter is available with no strings attached, though, and it won’t mess up your relationship with Triss.

For the first romantic encounter, players will need to complete The King is Dead - Long Live the King. Be a good Witcher and choose the black and white outfit Yennefer picked for you. You will eventually fight an Earth Elemental near the end of the quest, at which point players must choose “Damn, I wanna kiss you, Yen.” This dialogue option will see Yennefer and Geralt teleported to her room, at which point players must choose “Wouldn’t mind watching…” as a dialogue option. It’s at this point the romantic encounter will take place.

The second encounter with Yennefer is available during the quest No Place Like Home. Romance is only an option if Geralt and Yennefer enjoyed a romantic evening during The King is Dead - Long Live the King, and Geralt didn’t break her heart during The Last Wish. For this romantic encounter to take place, just agree when it’s offered. If it’s not offered, one of the above conditions were not properly met.

Jutta an Dimun

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Geralt can have a romantic encounter with Jutta an Dimun during a quest called Iron Maiden. For this to happen, Geralt must defeat her in combat, then visit her at her home later. This is a one-time encounter and will not harm Geralt’s relationship with Triss or Yennefer, and Jutta is not available as a romance option going forward.

Madame Sasha

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Madame Sasha is a one-time romance option that will not harm Geralt’s relationship with Yennefer or Triss going forward. This romantic encounter can take place during the High Stakes Gwent quest. Players must either beat her at Gwent or agree to help her. Afterwards, simply agree to have dinner with Sasha and the romantic option will initiate automatically.


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A Shani romance option is available during the Hearts of Stone DLC. During the Dead Man’s Party quest, Shani will walk away from Geralt near the end, and this will begin the secondary quest A Midnight Clear. Do the following things to initiate a romantic encounter with Shani:

  • Stay instead of leaving the party
  • Bring Shani a rowan to cheer her up
  • Dialogue: It was all right.
  • Dialogue: Unfit - What’s that mean?
  • Dialogue: I prefer you.
  • Dialogue: Better by a mile.
  • Dialogue: Kiss sure didn’t sate me.

A romantic night with Shani won’t harm Geralt’s relationships with Triss or Yennefer, but Shani cannot be romanced again. This is a one-time interaction.


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Syanna can be romanced during the Blood and Wine expansion for The Witcher 3. To have this opportunity players must go find Syanna during The Night of the Long Fangs main quest. This will begin a quest called Beyond the Hill and Dale in the Land of a Thousand Fables. Once you defeat the Cloud Giant, just let Syanna have her way with you. This will not harm your relationship with Triss or Yennefer.

Now that you know how to initiate each romance opportunity, be sure to visit The Witcher 3 topic for more of our guides helping Geralt be the best Witcher he can be.

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Romance guide - The Witcher 3? ›

Overall, the fanbase's love for Yennefer and the intricacies of her story with Geralt make her the best romance option available.

Who is the best person to romance in Witcher 3? ›

Overall, the fanbase's love for Yennefer and the intricacies of her story with Geralt make her the best romance option available.

Can I romance all in Witcher 3? ›

As far as the less committed romances are concerned, they are completely self-contained. Geralt can romance them all with no repercussions on the others — this even pertains to his long-term goals with Triss and Yennefer.

Who is Geralt's true love? ›

Is it better to romance Triss or Yennefer in The Witcher 3? ›

Choosing Yen may trigger a longer questline, but her relationship with Geralt is much more fraught. Triss, on the other hand, offers a much shorter questline. At the end of the day, we all know that Yen is Geralt's one true love, yet Triss is seemingly the more popular option.

Can Ciri romance anyone? ›

Ciri also has some romance options in the new game, and it's up to you to choose who she'll end up with. So, buckle up and check out your options – and how to achieve them.

How many times can you sleep with Yennefer? ›

Yennefer of Vengerberg

You will get a chance to sleep with her twice during the game. For the first time to happen, you need to finish the The King is Dead – Long Live the King quest.

Does sleeping with Jutta affect Yennefer? ›

Romancing Jutta has no impact on the rest of the game and the other romance options that Geralt can pursue.

Can you ask Triss to stay without romancing her? ›

Is there any other way to get Triss to head to Kaer Morhen without romancing her? No. Triss will only go to Kaer Morhen if you ask her to stay AND tell her you love her. If you don't, she will leave for good.

Who is Ciri's love interest in The Witcher 3? ›

Season three of The Witcher is set to introduce Mistle, a love interest for Ciri from the original series of novels. Mistle will be portrayed by Christelle Elwin, a relative newcomer best known for her roles in Bloods and the upcoming Netflix drama Half Bad, based on the young-adult novels by Sally Green.

Who has Yennefer slept with? ›

It even got to a point in the books where Yennefer slept with Geralt and Istredd on the same day, with each only finding out after the fact. You don't have to be a witcher or a sorceress to know that that's an unethical way to have an agreed-upon monogamous relationship.

Does Yennefer get pregnant by Geralt? ›

Geralt is a father figure to Ciri, and Yennefer is like a mother to her, as she's also unable to have children. Yennefer, like most sorceresses, is sterile and secretly sought a way of restoring her fertility.

Does Triss love Geralt more than Yennefer? ›

After all, one of Geralt's core motivations is the bond he shares with Yennefer — a deep connection that Triss can't even come close to. It's clear for everyone to see that Yennefer is meant to be Geralt's true love.

Can I kiss Triss but end up with Yennefer? ›

Can You Kiss Triss And Still End Up With Yennefer? First off, let's answer the question at hand. Yes, you can kiss Triss, and you will not spurn your chance at a relationship with Yennefer.

Does sleeping with Triss affect Yennefer? ›

Sleeping with Triss will leave Yen heartbroken, and if Geralt tries to seduce both women, they'll plot their rightful revenge together.

Does kissing Shani affect Triss? ›

While the romance seems to have more depth than some of the other one-night stands, this relationship is similar to Kiera's in that it will not affect your outcome with Yennefer or Triss.

Who Ciri ends up with? ›

In 1265, with Geralt now accepting Ciri as his destiny, he took the young girl with him to Kaer Morhen, both to keep her in hiding and to train her to be a witcher.

Who is Ciri's future husband? ›

Morvran Voorhis - The Official Witcher Wiki.

Did the Witcher fall in love with Ciri? ›

Ciri, when she is in the woods with the young girl, says she learnt how to fight from her father (Geralt). Geralt, in turn, views Ciri as his daughter (as does Yennefer). Triss views Ciri as a younger sister. They are not lovers, nor are they in love with each other.

Can Yennefer have a baby? ›

Infertility: Yennefer's inability to have a child is a major plot point in both the series and the books, but the cause of her infertility is left undetermined in the books. Many sorcerers are infertile, but nobody knows exactly why.

What happens if you romance both Triss and Yennefer? ›

If you attempt to equally romance both Triss and Yennefer throughout the game you will lose both.

Can you sleep with Yen once and still end up with Triss? ›

Can you sleep with Yennefer once (in Skellige) and still get Triss for the romance? I was told by my friend that you can sleep once with Yennefer (when you meet her for the first time in Skellige) and then you can still romance Triss. If you sleep another time with Yennefer, you can no longer romance Triss.

Does Yennefer lose her hump? ›

Though she had a difficult time adjusting to such a prestigious and elite institution, she quickly became its best pupil. By the end of her first year at Aretuza, Yennefer's spinal column had been fixed, removing her hunchback.

Does Yennefer ever become beautiful? ›

Yennefer makes her first appearance in the series – which is set over multiple timelines in the first season – as a young hunchback with a wonky jaw, before eventually being transformed into a beautiful woman.

Does Triss really love Geralt? ›

Triss, on the other hand, really liked Geralt. The games made Geralt like Triss back (thank you, amnesia). It's more organic that way minus the manipulation and the omission part but keep in mind that Triss has loved Geralt long before Yennefer even disappeared.

Can I stop them from torturing Triss? ›

Note - If you do not want Triss to be tortured at all, you may opt for a giant fight with the Witch Hunters. Toss the ruse out the window whenever by answering negatively. Fight all the hunters and search Menge's office at the end to continue.

Does letting Triss get tortured affect romance? ›

The torture thing doesn't matter... I let her do it and it didn't effect anything. You can start romancing Yenn after you get to Skellige. During the quest "The King is Dead" is your first encounter with Yenn romantically.

What happens if you say goodbye to Triss? ›

If Geralt lets Triss go:

Though much had bound Geralt and Triss in the past, on this black day, on the blood-slicked planks of the Novigrad harbor, their paths parted.

Does Ciri's dad try to marry her? ›

You see, Emhyr wasn't trying to find Ciri because he missed his daughter or even because he wanted to legitimize his claim to the Cintran throne. The real reason he wanted Ciri is because he wanted to marry and impregnate her.

Does Ciri have a baby? ›

Ciri's Child is the Supposed Child of Prophecy

As if Ciri's powers weren't scary enough, supposedly her child will be the one to save the world form the white frost.

Does Ciri's dad want to marry Ciri? ›

Emhyr was once known as "Dunny" and upon curing him Geralt invoked The Law of Surprise which was Ciri when Emhyr came back. So no he does not want to marry his daughter he wants her to marry Nilfgaardian Nobility mainly Voorhes to continue his blood line.

Does Geralt cheat on Yen? ›

Yennefer can definitely feel awkward about the fact that Geralt was sleeping with Triss. However, she is obviously not stupid — she knew that Geralt had lost his memories and wouldn't realize that he was cheating on her.

Did Geralt sleep with Fringilla? ›

For the record and in the books, the only other sorceress Geralt had romantic and sexual ties with is Fringilla Vigo.

Do Geralt and Ciri sleep together? ›

Not in the sexual sense, no. They sleep together, as in lie next to each other sleeping, on a few occassions, but Ciri was still a child and Geralt was not a pedophile, so there's nothing going on.

Did Yennefer have to give up her uterus? ›

The enchantment that follows is essentially a form of torture, a brutal surgical procedure that comes at a significant cost. For it to work, Yennefer has to have her womb removed, meaning she will never bear children.

Why can't witchers be female? ›

Straight answer: No there is not one single Female witcher because of the mutation being aimed at boys. They stopped trying to make female witchers when they just got dead bodies.

Why did Yennefer give up her fertility? ›

Aretuza convinces Yennefer she needs to undergo a procedure to give up her ability to produce children in order to have power and obtain beauty over her deformities. We know that she is not a mentally stable character, yet no one attempted to provide her with the repercussions of her choice.

Does Geralt love Ciri or Yennefer more? ›

As it is shown in the show, the two are often apart, and are certainly not “waiting” for each other the way we think of couples doing. But it is quite clear that Yennefer is the one and only true love for Geralt, and vise versa. Yennefer does love her witcher, too.

Why is Triss so obsessed with Geralt? ›

The way I see it, Triss really fell for Geralt when he showed empathy and helped nurse her back to health in BoE. Also, that was the moment when she realized how noble Geralt was and he had a good heart (because let's face it most men wouldn't have done those things for her).

How did Triss and Geralt break up? ›

Some time later, Triss found out about her friend's relations with Geralt of Rivia. Curious about the nature of that relationship, she used a little bit of magic and seduced the witcher, resulting in short relationship between them. After some time however, Geralt simply ended the relationship from guilt.

What happens if you tell Yennefer you don't love her? ›

Disagree, telling her you don't want to be with her any more. Yennefer is shocked, and you agree to a more formal friendship instead of romance. Spoiler: if you chose to romance Triss during Now or Never, and you chose to romance Yennefer during this quest, you will lose them both.

What happens if you sleep with Triss Witcher 3? ›

No, if you sleep with Triss at the lighthouse, you will not have the chance of ending up with Yennefer. The lighthouse scene with Triss, is Geralt committed to having a relationship with her. Yes, you can have a fling/tryst with Triss and Yennefer and end up with Yennefer. The romance in the Witcher 3 has 3 stages.

Why do people prefer Yennefer over Triss? ›

One of the best things about choosing Yennefer over Triss in The Witcher 3 could also perhaps be one of the worst: Her and Geralt's complicated past. This makes Yennefer an integral part of the story and gives her more substantial in-game interaction and romance content.

Did Geralt ever sleep with Triss in the books? ›

For a short while – just for a moment – to be with him. So Geralt and Triss had sex once, and it is important to note that while CDPR took the interpretation that this meant Triss had assaulted Geralt and used that in their games, this is not explicitly said in canon.

What happens if you reject both Yennefer and Triss? ›

You can reject both sorceresses without consequence. You are not forced to choose one or the other.

How to make love with Triss? ›

The only required steps to follow in order to successfully romance Triss:
  1. Work through all Triss-related side-quests. These include "A Matter of Life and Death" and "Now or Never."
  2. Help Triss during "Now or Never" and ask her to stay.
  3. Complete "Carnal Knowledge Encounter."
  4. Do not try to romance both Triss and Yen.
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Can Geralt cheat on Triss? ›

Answer is, yes they know and no they don't care. They just don't, in fact Geralt's cheating is considered a joke by everyone including Triss, Yennefer and even Ciri. In The Witcher 1 when romancing Triss, she will mention that she is aware that Geralt had other women and that she is not jealous at all.

Does Yennefer care if you sleep with Shani? ›

No, romancing Shani has no effect on your relationship with Yen.

Who is Geralt's best love interest? ›

Throughout the previous Witcher games, Geralt's main love interest has been Triss Merigold. Time and again he has saved her from peril, and she's returned the favor in kind.

Who is the better choice for Geralt? ›

Yennefer Is Perhaps the Most Fitting Option for Geralt

Being an incredibly important character in all three games as well as the books, Yennefer is a character who many consider to be Geralt's true love.

Who should Geralt end up with? ›

However, the author of the book series that the games and TV is based on has written that Geralt ultimately ends up with Yennefer; for this reason, one could say that Yennefer is the best considering an ending with her can be called cannon.

Does it matter who you romance in The Witcher? ›

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.

Who is Geralt's canon wife? ›

The former is Geralt's long-running love interest, and in the books, it's Yennefer who Geralt loves. In other words, this is considered the more canon choice.

Who is the canon love interest in Witcher 3? ›

Geralt's True Love Is Yennefer In The Witcher 3

Yennefer of Vengerberg is decisively Geralt's true love, both in The Witcher 3, and in the series as a whole.

Is Geralt Ciri's father or lover? ›

Ironically, Geralt became Ciri's adoptive dad because he saved her biological father. During The Witcher Season 1, the audience learned of the man that Ciri's mother Pavetta (Agata Buzek) fell in love with.

Does Triss actually love Geralt? ›

Triss, on the other hand, really liked Geralt. The games made Geralt like Triss back (thank you, amnesia). It's more organic that way minus the manipulation and the omission part but keep in mind that Triss has loved Geralt long before Yennefer even disappeared.

Is Triss jealous of Yennefer? ›

Triss may seem like a mild-tempered woman, but she succumbs to jealousy quite frequently in the Witcher Series. Throughout the books and games, Triss is close to Yennefer, Ciri, and Geralt. The only problem is that she is always seething with jealousy towards the couple.

Why Triss is the better choice? ›


She's definitely sweeter than her book and show counterpart and the games have cranked up her sweetness to 11. This makes her a lot more likable for many fans. There's also the fact that she's already quite intimate with Geralt in the games, making her more transparent.

Does Geralt marry anyone? ›

5 Geralt & Yennefer Gets Married In A Different Timeline

By the end of this long saga, while the ending was more open-ended than concrete, it was always thought that Geralt and Yennefer died in the end.

Why did Triss not tell Geralt about Yennefer? ›

When Geralt lost his memory, Triss kept the truth about his past from him. She didn't tell him about his relationship with Yennefer and let Geralt think they were madly in love. As a result, Geralt didn't look for Yennefer. In the third game, Triss, herself, mentions taking advantage of Geralt when he had amnesia.

Who does Geralt marry in the books? ›

When Galahad asks if that is the end, Ciri says that she doesn't want the story to end like that. She claims the tale ends with Yennefer and Geralt getting married and living happily ever after, but cries as she says so. Galahad invites her to Camelot, which she accepts. The two ride towards Camelot, holding hands.

Why Yennefer is better than Triss? ›

One of the best things about choosing Yennefer over Triss in The Witcher 3 could also perhaps be one of the worst: Her and Geralt's complicated past. This makes Yennefer an integral part of the story and gives her more substantial in-game interaction and romance content.

What happens if you romance Triss instead of Yennefer? ›

Trying to romance both Triss and Yen in Witcher 3 is possible, but this will ultimately backfire for the Butcher of Blaviken. If the player attempts to woo both women, they will actually work together to trick him, and he'll end up chained to the bed, naked and embarrassed.


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