The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an extremely immersive open-world RPG available on console and PC. On the consoles, it offers a wide range of trophies and/or achievements depending on which console you're playing on; trophies being for the Playstation, and achievements being for the Xbox. What you actually need to do to get these remains the same, regardless of where you're playing.
Some of the trophies are easy to get. Some of them are unmissable as you play through the story, and will pop up and advance your level without you even noticing. Some, however, are easily missable or just extremely hard to get. We've ranked the ten hardest to get overall, based on these factors.
Pat yourself on the back if you have any of these.
10 Card Collector
Acquire all gwent cards available in the base version of the game.
There are 120 Gwent cards in the base version of the game (though more overall). This doesn't take a lot of skill, but it does take a lot of patience and perhaps looking up exactly what merchant sells which card, etc. You can always cheat and do a bit of Googling for a guide but even then, it's going to take a while to traipse all over the game and grab these cards. Gwent is a bit of divisive game — some people love to play, and some people complete the whole game without ever learning the rules (or getting the hang of them).
9 I Wore Ofieri Before It Was Cool
Collect all available Ofieri armor and horse gear, and at least one Ofieri sword.
This armor is only available later in the game, so it's an easy one to miss. Most of the armor can be found through the quest 'From Ofier's Distant Shores', and the rest can be bought from the merchant by the Upper Mill point of fast travel. It's not one that takes a long time or immeasurable skill or anything, it's just one you might forget about as you're searching for all your trophies.
8 The Enemy Of My Enemy
Use the Axii Sign to force one opponent to kill another. Do this 20 times.
This one takes a bit of patience, and perhaps that's why so many people don't have it. If you cast the Axii Sign on someone in a group and wait, they may just kill the other guards, and this needs to be done over and over for the trophy. It can be difficult since you still need to defend yourself, and it's definitely much easier to just kill all the guards and move on. But if you want this trophy/achievement...
Make an opponent suffer from bleeding, poisoning and burning simultaneously. Do this 10 times.
If there's an enemy you truly hate in the game and want to see suffer, save this for them. There's a reason it's called 'Overkill'.
You will need certain bombs and items to make this work, of course, but once you have acquired ones that work, you can really make an enemy suffer.
6 Kaer Morhen Trained
Perform 10 effective counterattacks in a row without getting hit or parrying.
This one does require some skill. Don't try to use this on the Wild Hunt, or Dettlaff, or any boss that's particularly challenge. Pick one who's less challenging, because even parrying is going to break your streak. This one will likely take a couple of attempts, but if you use a guard or someone that requires a low level to defeat, it shouldn't be too hard.
5 Master Marksman
Kill 50 human and nonhuman opponents by striking them in the head with a crossbow bolt.
This one requires some aim because oh dear, can the crossbow be finnicky! Geralt is definitely built for using Signs and for using his swords but when it comes to crossbows, he lacks some skill. This one will just require a lot of patience and becoming quicker and quicker at using the crossbow.
4 When It's Many Against One...
Provoke all Iris von Everec's Nightmares into fighting you at the same time and defeat them.
In the DLC Hearts of Stone, you'll meet Iris von Everec, a particularly sad woman who you will need to defeat the nightmares of to lay to rest. If you provoke all of her nightmares into fighting you at the same time and actually manage to defeat them, you'll unlock this trophy — but even if you manage to provoke them all at once, it's a hard fight to get through. Don't be discouraged if you don't manage on attempt one.
3 Ran The Gauntlet
Finish the game on the "Blood and Broken Bones!" or "Death March!" difficulty levels.
"Blood and Broken Bones" is The Witcher's version of hard mode and if you manage to defeat that, you'll earn this trophy. It's a bit of a slog to get through the game, and we'd recommend playing it on an easier mode and making your way through when you already have some experience with the bosses. Because believe us, facing the Wild Hunt on hard mode is no easy task.
2 Walked The Path
Finish the game on the "Death March!" difficulty level.
And then there's "Death March". You'll start this mode, realize that meditation doesn't even restore your health, and want to quit immediately. Only the best of the best can get through the game on the ultra hard mode, which is probably why it's a gold trophy in the first place.
1 The Limits Of The Possible
Collect all trophies.
Every game has a platinum trophy or achievement for collecting all of the others, and this one is for The Witcher 3. Let's be honest — it's going to take a while to get this, because you have to play through the game on easy mode to get some and then extra hard to get more.
Well, unless you want to make life tough on yourself, in which case, try to get them all on "Death March". We wouldn't recommend it, but more the power to you if you can.