Letho of Gulet: A Deep Dive into the Cunning Viper Witcher

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Unlike most of the characters in the Witcher universe, Letho of Gulet only appears in the Witcher games. A witcher from the School of the Viper, he’s the main antagonist of Witcher 2 and a minor character in Witcher 3. Letho is an underrated character liked by many for his complex motivations, formidable skills, and unique look.

In this article, we’ll delve deep into the complex character of Letho, exploring his rich lore and multifaceted significance as the Kingslayer. Tracing Letho’s journey through the Witcher games, we will unravel his motivations, alliances, and the intricate web of events that tie him to Geralt of Rivia.

Disclaimer : as always, be wary that there are spoilers ahead.

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Who is Letho of Gulet?

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Letho: I have to kill you. Geralt: Try it. But I’m no king. Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Letho is a Witcher from the School of the Viper that only appears in the Witcher games. Despite his muscular appearance, Letho is highly cunning and intelligent. Like many Witchers, he was taken as a child, learned the art of monster slaying, and survived the Trial of the Grasses.

He is known as Letho of Gulet, with Gulet being the name of a town near Vengenberg in Aedirn, one of the Northern Kingdoms . So the assumption is that he’s from there, even though it’s never confirmed.

Letho is considered one of the most powerful Witchers in the games and one of the rare few to have defeated Geralt. From childhood until his training as a monster slayer, Letho resided in Gorthur Gvaed , a keep similar to Kaer Morhen. The place housed the School of the Viper and its disciples. When the Usurper ruled Nilfgaard, he demanded that the Witchers of Gorthur Gvaed bend to his will.

The Witchers refused, and the Nilfgaardian Army seized the keep, forcing the remaining few survivors from the School of the Viper to hide. Letho and two fellow Vipers, Serrit and Auckes, were among them.

A Witcher’s Debt

In the year 1270, in a forest in Angren, Letho was facing a Slyzard when the monster hit him with its tail, poisoning the Witcher. Letho was on the brink of death when Geralt appeared, saving his fellow Witcher and earning Letho’s favor in return. At the time, Geralt was chasing the Wild Hunt for the whereabouts of Yennefer. Letho, Serrit, and Auckes share the Wild Hunt’s location and ride with Geralt to face the wraiths.

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The party finds the Wild Hunt in Nilfgaard, at the Hanged Man’s Tree. The Witchers stand their ground against the Wild Hunt but reach a stalemate. Finally, Geralt offers a trade, himself for Yennefer, and the Wild Hunt leader, Eredin , accepts.

Determined to repay his debt to Geralt, Letho takes Yennefer under his care. The sorceress, however, is bewildered, amnesic, and causing all sorts of problems for the Vipers. Her lack of discretion attracts the Nilfgardiaan secret police, and Letho’s group is caught and thrown into jail. However, Emhyr van Emreis makes an irresistible offer to Letho: kill Northern kings, and he will restore the Viper School. Letho accepts, setting up the events of the second Witcher game.

Kill as many rulers as we could. Lay the blame on the sorceresses. Breed chaos. Prepare the North, soften it before the invasion. And you know what’s incredible? We could not have imagined more fertile soil. No matter what the war’s outcome, the Northern Monarchs’ll accuse one another, pursue their god-given rights and be at each other’s throats for years to come. Letho, Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Letho is the central antagonist in Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The game’s spectacular opening cinematic shows a ship under attack by the burly assassin. The Witcher freezes most of the crew with a Northen Wind bomb and takes advantage of the racket to behead King Demavend III of Aedirn, his first target.

Originally Letho was supposed to kill King Esterad Thyssen of Poviss and Kovir. But after a serendipitous encounter with Síle de Tansarville , one of the founding members of the Lodge of Sorceresses, he decided to alter his plans.

Using the sorceress as a smokescreen to hide his actual employer and motives, Letho agrees to her request to assassinate King Demavend III of Aedirn.

As Letho himself claims: “Initially, she watched my every move. But sooner or later, everyone starts treating me like a big oaf. I mean, I can’t change how I look.” This allowed Letho to continue with his deception.

After killing Demavend, Letho claims he’s trying to hide from the Aedirnian manhunt, and Síle points him to Iorveth , a leader of the Scoia’tael. With the head of the king as a trophy, Letho introduces himself to Iorveth and discloses his king-slaying mission. They form a temporary alliance.

Second Encounter with Geralt

The Kingslayer’s next target was King Foltest of Temeria. However, the monarch had hired Geralt as his bodyguard, who opposed Letho’s first attempt. Aware that Temeria would suffer a siege, Letho infiltrated the castle as a wounded monk and operated in the commotion to assassinate Foltest.

Geralt heard the king and ran to his chambers, only to find the ruler already dead. The White Wolf chases after Letho, and since he’s still suffering from amnesia after the Wild Hunt, he fails to recognize the old acquaintance. Letho manages to escape from Geralt with the help of the Scoia’tael. When the guards find the king, Geralt is the only one in his chambers, becoming the primary suspect and earning himself a prison cell.

After murdering Foltest, Letho tries to convince Ciaran aep Easnillen, one of Iorveth’s lieutenants, to betray his leader. The elf refuses, and Letho kills his entire squadron to hide his traces, leaving Ciaran to be captured by guards from Flotsam. Letho alleges that he betrayed Ioverth because the elf was hard to manipulate, dangerous, and would eventually be able to see through his true intentions.

In the meantime, Geralt is pursuing Letho to clear his name. The White Wolf asks Iorveth for assistance because Letho tried to betray the elf. The Scoia’tael help Geralt, but when they find Letho, the Blue Stripes attack Iorveth. The next scene portrays Letho vs. Geralt, and the Kingslayer overpowers the White Wolf.

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Letho spares Geralt, paying him back for the time he saved his life. This fight is significant as one of the only times Geralt is defeated and has led many players to speculate whether Letho is stronger than Geralt.

If we’re talking about pure physical strength, the answer is likely yes, given Letho’s bulky, muscular frame. However, Geralt is likely faster and a better swordsman. Another key factor is that Geralt isn’t well-prepared for the fight and still suffers from amnesia, which means he hasn’t fully regained his skills.

In any case, Letho kidnaps Triss and forces the sorceress to teleport them to Aedirn. Once they arrive in Vergen, Letho lets go of Triss and rendezvous with his fellow Vipers Witchers, Serrit and Auckes, in a hideout.

As his attempt to overpower Iorveth fails, Letho assumes that the Scoia’tael know his treachery. In a preemptive attack, the Viper Witchers massacre the elves under Iorveth.

Letho then charges his fellow Viper school Witchers Serrit and Auckes with assassinating King Henselt of Kaedwen. Meanwhile, he attends the Summit at Loc Muinne , a diplomatic gathering of politicians, sorceresses, and other influential individuals from the Northern Kingdoms and the Nilfgaardian Empire.

Saving Triss or Not: Letho Consequences

  • If Geralt decides to rescue Triss at Loc Muinne, Letho doesn’t appear during the A Summit of the Mages cutscene.
  • If Geralt doesn’t rescue Triss and helps Roche save Anais, Letho saves the sorceress but is captured by guards. During the Summit of Mages, Letho was present but restrained and snitched on the Lodge of Sorceresses. He claimed that they had conspired with him to assassinate the kings. When the dragon Saesenthessis attacks, Letho manages to escape.

Letho knew Síle would throw him to the wolves, so he sabotages her megascope, turning it into a deadly trap. The player can save Síle or let her die due to Letho’s trickery.

Finally, Letho visits the Temerian Quarter and has a possible final encounter with Geralt, depending on the player’s decisions.

After chugging some vodka and chit-chatting, Geralt regains the rest of his memories. Finally, Letho lays all his cards on the table, divulging his days of caring for Yennefer, his capture by the Imperial secret police, and the mission assigned to him by the Nilfgaardian Emperor.

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Spare or Kill Letho

To conclude the dialog, the player must choose to confront Letho or let him go:

  • If the player decides to fight Letho, you will ultimately kill him.
  • If the player decides to spare Letho, he leaves, and the game ends.

Should you kill Letho in Witcher 2? While the decision is yours, we prefer to keep him alive. This allows you to meet Letho again in Witcher 3 if you start the game by importing your Witcher 2 save or simulate a save and say that you spared him. We also like his character because he fought to protect his school and helped Geralt, Yennefer, and Triss, showing that he does adhere to some code of honor.

Letho has a minor role in Witcher 3, but will only appear based on your choices. If you load a save from Witcher 2 where you killed Letho, the man will not appear.

If you choose to simulate a Witcher 2 save, you will be asked several questions at the start of the game. The most important one is whether you killed or spared Letho. You can only do Letho’s sidequest if you spare him, which is our suggestion.

We don’t recommend skipping the save simulation, as the game will automatically make some decisions, including assuming that you killed Letho.

In case Letho does not appear in Witcher 3, albeit with the right choices, you may have to restart the game.

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Letho Witcher 3 Quest: Ghosts of the Past

The most natural way to find Letho is during the sidequest The Fall of the House of Reardon, which takes you to a monster-infested manor. However, you can also stumble upon the location without taking the side quest . Letho’s location in Witcher 3 is in Reardon Manor in central Velen, to the north of the Orphans of Crookback Bog travel post.

Geralt notices that the environment is infested with traps and triggers the sidequest Ghosts of the Past. Geralt encounters Letho on a barn’s second floor, where the latter has already dealt with the monsters.

During their conversation, Letho informs Geralt that after escaping from Loc Muinne, Emhyr betrayed him and sent assassins and mercenaries after Letho. After dispatching some of the said mercenaries with the player’s help, Letho says he will hunt for Louis, who disclosed his location. The game will prompt the player with two choices:

  • Love to see that: this one allows us to continue Letho’s sidequest, which we recommend.
  • Good luck : you bid farewell to the Viper, and he’s never seen again. You can’t retake the sidequest if you pick this one.

Geralt follows Letho to Louis, who leads them to a bounty hunter called Vester. Next, Letho asks to go alone into the barn where Vester is and orders Geralt not to interfere. Letho attracts Vester and his pals but ends up losing the fight. Geralt runs towards him, and two more choices pop up:

  • You’re good as dead: you fight the remaining survivors and kill them, but Letho isn’t too happy about it.
  • Don’t want trouble: Geralt doesn’t fight the men but persuades them to take Letho’s medallion to prove his death rather than the head. That’s the best, narratively speaking, choice.

Both alternatives lead to the same outcome. Geralt notices that Letho isn’t dead but forged his death with Zanguebarian venom. However, he needed witnesses to back up his end and finally be rid of his pursuers. If Geralt kills everyone, Letho’s plan goes down in shambles. Still, this doesn’t make a difference, as you will still have two additional options:

  • You could go to Kaer Morhen: Geralt invites Letho to the fortress. At first, the Viper is hesitant, but he accepts. Later on, he helps fight the Wild Hunt in the invasion.
  • You’ll find a place to hide: and so Letho does. He goes away, never to be seen again.

If Letho goes to Kaer Morhen, there will be a few different dialogues just before the battle against the Wild Hunt. Most Witchers are unhappy with your decision to bring Letho there but brush it aside.

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Like many Witcher fans, we appreciate Letho for his depth and complexity. For one, he’s a formidable opponent to Geralt. However, not only his prowess in combat draws players in, but also his captivating backstory and conflicted motivations.

Letho’s loyalty to his fellow witchers and his desire to restore the Viper School gives him a sympathetic angle that encourages players to view him as more than a simple villain.

Throughout the game, Letho challenges Geralt’s perceptions and forces players to confront moral ambiguities. This blend of intrigue, complexity, and combat skill makes Letho an unforgettable character that continues to captivate Witcher fans. We sincerely hope CDPR brings him back somehow, ideally with a game from his perspective.

Who is Eredin? Wild Hunt’s Leader Explained

Letho doesn’t appear in the Witcher books or Netflix show. That’s high praise for the writers at CD Projekt Red, as they managed to create an entirely new character beloved by many. Many players have expressed interest in playing a Witcher game from Letho’s perspective or at least having him appear in future games.

If you want Letho to help during the Battle of Kaer Morhen, you must complete his side quest “Ghosts of the Past” and invite him to the keep.

Letho, the Kingslayer, kills kings as part of his deal with Emhyr var Emreis, the Emperor of Nilfgaard. In return for his services, Emhyr promises to rebuild the School of the Viper, where Letho trained as a witcher. Letho’s primary goal is to secure a future for his fellow Viper witchers by restoring their school.

A fan theory suggests Letho’s muscular build might be due to a genetic mutation affecting myostatin, a protein that inhibits muscle growth. The witcher mutations could have impacted his myostatin levels, causing increased muscle mass. However, this is purely speculative without evidence from the Witcher games or their creators.

Not everyone hates Letho, although some characters, including Eskel and Lambert , have fair reasons to dislike him, like his manipulative actions, role in destabilizing the North and helping Nilfgaard, and regicide.

Letho’s moral alignment is not clear-cut. As a complex character, he can be seen as both a villain and an anti-hero. For example, even though he kills kings and inadvertently frames Geralt, he also has a noble goal (restoring his Witcher school) and helps Geralt and other characters. Players’ opinions on Letho may also vary based on their in-game choices and interpretations of his motivations.

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Murillo loves three things: RPG games, fantasy books, and Henry Cavill. So it doesn’t come as a surprise why he immersed himself in the Witcher universe. After bulldozing the novels and getting a platinum trophy in the Witcher 3, he eagerly awaits the next game installment to further expand the saga.

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Letho of Gulet , also known as the Kingslayer , is the main antagonist of the video game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings . He is a Witcher from the School of the Viper. His closest associates are Auckes and Serrit, also Kingslayers and Witchers from the School of the Viper. For reasons which were initially unknown, he enlisted the help of Iorveth and the Scoia'tael to aid him in his plan to kill the kings of the Northern Kingdoms. To back his claim, this man showed Iorveth a head he claims belonged to Demavend, King of Aedirn and Sovereign of the Pontar valley.

He was voiced by Mark Lewis Jones.

  • 1.1 Early life
  • 1.2 Killing kings
  • 2 In Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Biography [ ]

Early life [ ].

As a young man, Letho was trained at the witcher school of the Wyrm located in the unknown territory of the Nilgaardian Empire . During the Grass Trial, he eventually underwent mutations, making him another witcher. During his witcher training, Letho learned a lot about the Wild Hunt and wondered if his witcher school was founded only to find the Wild Hunt and to unravel their mystery. After the Witcher School of the Viper ceased to exist, Letho and the rest of the remaining witchers from the school of the Viper who managed to survive began traveling around the world to hunt down monsters, like most witchers of other schools.

In the forests of Angren on July 25, 1270, Letho was close to death after being struck by the tail of a Slytherin, but Geralt, a witcher from the School of the Wolf, found and rescued him in pursuit of the Wild Hunt to save Yennefer. In gratitude for saving his life, Letho told Geralt where to find the Wild Hunt and, along with his own companions, went with him in search of the spectral riders. Finally, the group caught up with the Wild Hunt during the winter solstice at the Hanged Man's Tree in Nilfgaard. Despite their skills, the witchers were unable to defeat all the warriors and a stalemate occurred before Geralt offered his soul in exchange for Yennefer.

Feeling that leaving the sorceress somewhere would be disrespectful to Geralt, Letho and the witchers took care of Yennefer. However, she suffered from amnesia and caused endless trouble for the group, which in the Nilfgaardian Empire meant she could be caught and killed. While the group traveled constantly to avoid drawing attention to themselves, they were eventually apprehended and thrown into prison. However, later Emperor Emhyr var Emreis himself approached Letho and offered him a deal he couldn't refuse: wreak havoc in the North by killing some of its rulers, blame the Lodge of Sorceresses, and the Viper School would be restored.

Killing kings [ ]

King Esterad Thyssen of Kovir and Poviss was initially Letho's first target, but his assassination did not occur as the regicides stumbled upon Sheala de Tansarville , who had Letho assassinate King Demavend. So in 1271, Letho boarded Demavend's ship on Pontar and, using a pod based on the north wind, froze most of the ship and almost everyone on board, except for a handful that were protected by Abelard's magic. However, it wasn't enough and all the guards fell to Letho's blade before he pounced on the king and killed him, then beheaded him as proof. At de Tansarville's suggestion, Letho then sought out Iorveth; however, rather than simply using the Scoia'tael to lay low after the kill as Sheala had predicted, Letho also ensured an alliance between the regicides and the Scoia'tael, whereby the latter helped Letho and his companions kill the kings of the North in any way they could.

Since the regicides' first attempt on King Foltest failed due to Geralt's presence at the time of the attack and the would-be assassin's death, Letho planned a second attempt on the life of the Temerian monarch with Iorveth, out of Sheala's influence or within the reach of anyone else. Aware of the imminent siege of La Valette Castle, Letho decided to pose as a monk guarding the king's children - a disguise he acted out as a defenseless monk who is tortured and then kills the person who took him to Solitude to keep the secret. Foltest, having successfully taken over the castle, appeared with Geralt, now acting as a bodyguard, and then asked the witcher to give him and the children some space. With his back turned, Geralt heard the attack too late as Letho revealed himself right after he killed Foltest and escaped through a window to escape with the help of the Scoia'tael, leaving Geralt wrongly accused of regicide. Shortly after this assassination, Letho tried to betray Iorveth by turning one of his commandos against him. However, his leader refused, so Letho killed his entire unit to cover his tracks and left Ciaran to be captured by the Flotsam guards.

In an attempt to catch Letho, Geralt, who now knew that the Viper School witcher was trying to get rid of Iorweth, staged Iorweth's kidnapping as a ruse to expose his treachery. However, Iorveth and his Scoia'tael were attacked by the Blue Belts, leaving Geralt and Letho alone, and a fight ensued between them. Letho won, but spared Geralt. Letho revealed that Geralt once saved his life, so they were "even" now, and he escaped to kidnap Triss and force her to teleport to Aedirn. He managed to capture the sorceress, but fought back and killed Cedric when he tried to defend her.

Upon arriving in Vergen, Letho abandoned Triss and regrouped with Serrit and Egan at their hideout. Knowing that the Scoia'tael in the area would soon realize his betrayal, Letho and his two companions massacred them, leaving only one survivor. Hearing of the upcoming summit at Loc Muinne, Letho went there, entrusting Serrit and Egan with the murder of Henselt .

Knowing that Sheala had become a burden to him, Letho sabotaged her megascope, replacing one of the crystals with a defective one to get rid of her. Unless Geralt intervenes, Letho succeeds and Sheala explodes. The regicide then waits in the center of the Temerian Quarter in Loc Muinne to talk to his former comrade. Letho offered Geralt vodka, explaining that he had never had anything personal against him and proceeded to tell him about the deal with the emperor, the fate of Yennefer and everything he knew about the Wild Hunt.

In Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [ ]

Letho returns in Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, as a supporting character this time if he was spared in Assassins of Kings . He will be at the Reardon Manor in Velen and have a related quest Geralt can do to enlist him to fight the Wild Hunt in Kaer Morhen. Geralt has to interfere with his "death" and then later choose to let him go to Kaer Morhen. If Letho is sent Kaer Morhen, he aids in the battle against the Wild Hunt. If Vernon Roche and Ves are recruited, they will be less than happy with Geralt's decision regarding having Letho around and question him about it.

Letho joins Geralt and Lambert's hunting party against the Hunt's advanced scouting parties. When the trio are surrounded by the Hunt and Triss launched a fireball to save them, while Geralt and Lambert take cover with Quen, Letho picked himself up from underneath a dead Hunt warrior. Upon spotting Hunt general, Imlerith , Geralt advised against confronting him, prompting Letho to call him a "pansy".

After Vesemir's funeral, unless Geralt asks Letho to remain at Kaer Morhen, he resolves to travel east over the mountains.

Gallery [ ]

Letho close up

  • Along with Vilgefortz Letho is the only character who defeated Geralt of Rivia in combat.
  • Letho is the most muscular witcher and the most muscular character in the entire series. Geralt himself admitted that he had never seen such a huge mountain of meat.

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Letho of Gulet, the witcher from the Viper School is one of the most prominent characters in The Witcher universe. Depending on how familiar you are with the world, including all the games and books, you may or may not know much about him.

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Those who only played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt or watched the Netflix series will likely not know a lot about Letho's background. He has had a large role, playing both antihero, adversary, and even ally, to Geralt. His past is a complicated one and the following list reveals some intriguing facts you might not have known about the witcher.

10 It's Possible That Letho Won't Turn Up In The Game At All

For those who have never played a game in The Witcher universe before, you might miss out on your chance to meet Letho altogether.

If you killed Letho in The Witcher 2 and then import that save to The Witcher 3 , Letho will stay dead and not show up in the "The Fall of the House of Reardon" quest. The same goes for when you're questioned early in the game, if you say you didn't spare Letho, then he won't appear.

9 Letho Is One Of The Last Remaining Witchers Left In The World

Depending on how much knowledge you have about the overall franchise, you might not be aware that Letho is one of the few remaining witchers in existence alongside Geralt himself, Vesemir , and a few others.

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If you manage to kill Letho in the game, then that makes the numbers dwindle down even lower. You can also get the ending in the game that will allow Ciri to go on and become a fully trained Witcher herself, she'll be the first new one in a long time.

8 He Has Something In Common With Game of Thrones' Jaime Lannister

Did you know that Letho has a somewhat familiar nickname? Yes, he too is called the "Kingslayer" just like Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones . The comparisons mostly stop there but it's interesting to see two very popular fantasy franchises both have notable characters who have made a reputation for themselves by murdering a couple of kings.

That said, "kingslayer" is actually a fairly common term in fantasy but there is a lot of overlap between the two fandoms and they like to compare and contrast Letho and Jaime.

7 Letho Was The Main Antagonist In The Witcher 2

A lot of fans were introduced to The Witcher universe by playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and therefore never had the opportunity to play The Witcher 2 . As such, they may not realize what Letho's appearance in The Witcher 3 truly means.

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He was actually the main antagonist in the second game, as he worked for King Foltest as his hired killer to take out other kings in the Northern Realm. Letho and Geralt eventually have to face-off against each other in a final duel.

6 Letho Is One Of The Only People To Beat Geralt In A Fight

Geralt is one of the best out there when it comes to combat. He is easily one of the most formidable witchers in existence. It is very hard to beat him in a fight, but Letho managed to do it. He is one of only two people that has ever bested Geralt.

The other was a powerful sorcerer. To be fair, when Letho defeated Geralt in The Witcher 2 , Geralt was not up to full power. But, Letho could have killed him if he wanted to, he only stopped because Geralt once saved his life and he felt he owed it to him to pay him back.

5 Letho Can Make Geralt Break His Witcher Code

Geralt has a "code" that he refers to often, both in the books and in the games. There is technically no real rule book for witchers but Geralt operates by a strict code and one of those rules decrees that he will not kill another witcher.

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Well, that rule is thrown out the window on a few occasions. He has to make some hard decisions when it pertains to witchers causing harm to people, such as in the case of Letho, who you have the option to kill multiple times.

4 Letho Believes That Women Should Rule The World

If you decide you don't want to invite Letho with you to fight together at Kaer Morhen , then he will discuss the possibility of going to Zerrikania, which is a realm known for being a matriarchal society.

Letho says that he would go there since he believes women should be in charge. The way he says it is delivered in his typical ambiguous manner so it's nearly impossible to tell if he's being serious or not, but it certainly gives fans something to consider.

3 Letho Was Once Almost Killed By A Slyzard

Letho and Geralt met because Letho was on the verge of death after getting hit by the tail end of a Slyzard in the forests of Angren. Geralt ended up saving Letho's life, which is why the other witcher spared Geralt after defeating him in battle in the second game.

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Slyzards are massive, gray, flying reptiles. They can grow as large as a dragon and when they swing their tail at you, it can end your life quite fast. Even the most skilled witchers cannot reflect the blow.

2 Letho Has Had Some Kind Of Interaction With Both Of Geralt's Main Romances

For those who are unfamiliar with the franchise outside of The Witcher 3 , you might not know that Letho is pretty familiar with both Triss and Yennefer , not in a romantic sense, but due to various circumstances.

He helped Geralt rescue Yennefer from the Wild Hunt at one point and then helped get her somewhere safe after Geralt traded himself for her. He also kidnapped Triss to use her magical ability to teleport, although he had no ill will toward her.

1 Letho Was Betrayed By Emperor Emhyr

The whole reason that Letho began slaughtering kings was that he had been promised that upon doing his bidding, Emperor Emhyr would rebuild the School of Viper . Unfortunately, Emhyr not only goes back on his word, ultimately betraying Letho, but he also puts out a bounty on him and forces him to go on the run if he wants to stay alive.

While Letho has been labeled a villain by some, he has mostly just done what he had to do to gain back his school, it may not be dissimilar to what Geralt himself would have done under similar circumstances.

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Letho of Gulet , also known as the Kingslayer , is a witcher from the School of the Viper . His closest associates are Auckes and Serrit , also Kingslayers from the same witcher school. For reasons which were initially unknown, he enlisted the help of Iorveth and his Scoia'tael guerrillas to aid him in his plan to kill the kings of the Northern Kingdoms. To back his claim, the man showed Iorveth a head he claims belonged to Demavend , King of Aedirn and Sovereign of the Pontar valley .

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Letho is first seen in the Prologue, where he is revealed to be King Foltest's killer. In a later cutscene, he appears to have just killed King Demavend of Aedirn and comes to Iorveth's hideout seeking Scoia'tael assistance in killing Foltest.

In Chapter I, Letho attempts to betray Iorveth by trying to turn one of his lieutenants against him. However, the elf refuses and Letho kills his entire group, leaving the elf to be captured by Flotsam's guards. Geralt later brings Iorveth to Letho as a ruse to expose the latter's treachery. However, Iorveth and his Scoia'tael are attacked by the Blue Stripes, leaving Geralt and Letho to battle each other. Letho prevails in the battle with Geralt but once the witcher is down, he does not kill him. Letho explains that Geralt once saved his life, so with this small mercy they are now 'even' and leaves to kidnap Triss and force her to teleport them to Aedirn.

Geralt later learns that Letho is a Witcher of the Viper School . Geralt had first encountered him in the forests of Angren on July 25, 1270, while chasing the Wild Hunt in search of Yennefer. He had rescued Letho from death after the latter had been struck by a slyzard 's tail. Letho works with two other witchers of the Viper School, Auckes and Serrit , who are the ones who attempt to assassinate King Henselt in Chapter II.

Geralt meets Letho for the final time in the Epilogue, right after the fight with Saesenthessis. The kingslayer waits for Geralt in the centre of the ruins by the Temerian Quarter. Geralt may ask about his intentions, the Wild Hunt, Yennefer and/or other major events. Geralt must then choose to either let Letho go or fight him to the death. Depending on the outcome of that choice, Letho will ultimately either leave or be killed by Geralt in their duel.

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If Letho was not killed at Loc Muinne in the previous game, he can be found in No Man's Land in Velen , hiding at the Reardon Manor . When Geralt talks to him, he will reveal that after Loc Muine, Emperor Emhyr has decided to clean up loose ends - including himself. Despite his work for Nilfgaard, hired assassins have been hounding the Viper witcher ever since his last meeting with Geralt. Reardon family holdings were supposed to be a fool-proof hideout - until Louis , an associate who provided him with the hideout, betrayed Letho.

Geralt can choose to aid Letho in dealing with the bounty hunters and interrogating Louis. This inevitably leads to a showdown with the latter (and his men), though they are hardly a challenge for two veteran witchers. After the slaughter ends, Louis reveals that he sold Letho out to Nilfgaard's bounty hunter, Arnout Vester , in return for half the bounty and immunity from prosecution.

Confronting the Nilfgaardian, Letho asks Geralt not to intervene while he deals with them. He comes up, intimidates them, and gets shot in the arm for his trouble. The giant doesn't let that slow him down - he slaughters the bounty hunter's band until only he and two others are left. Then, he collapses due to the poison's effects. At this juncture, Geralt can intervene.

  • If Geralt intervenes , Arnout winds up chopped into pieces. He drags Letho away and waits for him to come to. When he does, Letho reveals that it was all a gambit: He paid off the crossbowman to shoot him with a poisoned bolt, so that he would enter a lethargic state and appear dead. That would cause news that Letho of Guleta is dead to spread, giving him peace. Letho decides that he has to disappear, but Geralt can invite him to Kaer Morhen , making him appear in the end game.
  • If Geralt doesn't , Letho's plan succeeds. Letho is dead - long live Letho!

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  • The Fall of the House of Reardon (proximity)
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If Geralt goes along with Letho's plan:

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Letho of Gulet, the Kingslayer

This is the largest collection of Letho's feats and accolades. Respect the Kingslayer.

WARNING: The following Respect Thread containes spoilers for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt . Consider yourself warned.

WARNING: The following Respect Thread takes into account all Letho's feats and accolades, regardless of the choices made by a player during both games.

Special thanks to @lubub55 , for allowing me to finish what he had started.

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General information :.

Letho is a witcher, a superhuman monster slayer for hire. As a child, he endured insanely hard training involving physical training, swordfight, alchemy and knowledge about monsters. He was also subjected to mutations which granted him:

  • superhuman physical capabilities,
  • hightend senses,
  • enhanced reflex,
  • immunity to sickness,
  • increased resistance to poisons
  • accelerated healing factor
  • extended lifespan

At 25th of July, 1270, in Angren, Letho was attacked by a slyzard and whould've died if not for the intervention of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher from the School of the Wolf. Wanting to repay his debt Letho, along with Serrit and Auckes (his fellow witchers from the School of the Viper), joined Geralt in his pursuit of the Wild Hunt, a spectral cavalcade of wraiths who have taken his lover Yennefer. Eventualy the witchers were able to catch up with the Hunt at the Hanged Man's Tree and they engaged them in combat. Despite their valiant efforts and skills with a sword, the witchers would be eventually overwhelmed by sheer numbers of the opponnents. Geralt decided to cut a deal with Eredin, the king of the Wild Hunt, offering himself in exchange for Yennefer. Eredin agreed without hesitation.

To honor Geralt's sacrifice, Letho decided to take care of amnesiac Yennefer, despite the fact that she proved to be a constant source of trouble for him and his fellow witchers. One day the group was caught by secret police of the Nilfgardiaan Empire. Soon after Letho was brought before the Emperor Emhyr var Emreis himself. The Emperor offerd him a mission in the Northern Kingdoms: to kill as many northern monarchs as he could and laid the blame on the Logde of Sorceresses, secret organisation of powerful and influential sorceresses. In exchange Emhyr promised to rebuild the School of the Viper. Letho agreed and together with his fellow witchers traveled to Kovir, where he offered his services to Sile de Tansarvile, one of the key members of the Lodge.

After performing few witcher jobs for Sile, the sorceress felt comfortable enough around Letho to ask him to assassinate King Demavend of Aedirn. Letho, who was already planning assasination of king Esterad Tyssen of Kovir, couldn't beleive his luck. He agreed and together with Sile planned the assassination. Not long after king Demavend lost his head. After escaping from Aedirn Letho made contact with Iorveth, the infamous leader of the Scoia'tael partisants, offering to add several more heads to that of Demavend. Iorveth accepted the offer and (without Sile's knowledge) helped Letho in organising the assassination of king Foltest of Temeria. Knowing that Foltest will attempt to free his bastard children from the monastery in La Vallett's castle, Letho infiltrated the monastery pretending to be a monk, waiting for the king to eventualy show up. He was shocked to see his old friend, Geralt of Rivia, entering the children's chamber along with the king. Geralt however, who was still suffering from amnesia, was unable to recognise Letho. Letho used that to swiftly cut Foltest's throat and escape, unintentionaly framing Geralt in the regicide.

Soon after Geralt begun to pursuit Letho, being able to drive a wadge between him and Iorveth and forcing Letho to escape. In the ruins of elven bath near the village of Flotsam they engaged in a duel which Letho won, letting Geralt live "for old times sake". Despite multiple complications Letho was ultimately successfull. With Demavend and Foltest dead and the blame laid on the sorceresses, the North descended into chaos.

Some say that Letho was killed by Geralt in the ruins of Loc Muinne. Other claims that he survived and has been recently seen in the land of Velen. His fate remains unknown...

Witcher training:

  • What is a Witcher
  • Eskel describes witcher training and mutations (32:06 - 33:53)
  • Witchers are trained to fight in a way that minimizes the effect of strength. They also fight expecting hidden weapons.
  • This quest shows just how brutal witcher training is. They were forced to constantly train and could not stop even when wounded. Pre-teens who had not even undergone mutations had to repeatedly do fifty push-ups for missing an archery target which they presumably would have done a lot at that age.
  • Here is Ciri training at the age of twelve. She is flipping across thin beams blindfolded whilst attacking a target and keeping balance, and Geralt even comments that she's slow. She is even able to get off with a backflip.
  • The previous video shows Ciri training with one pendulum. She has actually been taught to do the same thing but with three .
  • Witchers are trained to fight blindfolded in adverse conditions.

While most of the examples above refers to the School of the Wolf (and detailes of the training may be different in other witcher schools), it's reasonable to assume that Letho went through similar training.

Decapitates King Demavend with a knife.

Stalemates and (arguably) even gains the upper hand against Geralt of Rivia in a bladelock. For Geralt's strength feats, check out Geralt of Rivia Respect Thread by lubub55 .

Letho's character sheet from The Witcher Role-Playing Game, credits him with a strength superior to Geralt's (BODY stat). Wheter it takes into the account the unspecified strength upgrade Geralt received in Blood and Wine expansion pack is unclear (though it should considering the release date of The Witcher Role-Playing Game).

Source: The Witcher Role-Playing Game

Body (BODY): For things that require great strength, like wrestling and strength feats, or physical endurance, such as resisting disease or fatigue.

With one hand, effortlessly submerges Geralt in water and tosses him through a brick wall.

Pierces armor of the Wild Hunt warrior and trades blows with them.

Speed/Reflexes :

Letho's reflexes is described as " lightning " fast.

"Displaying immense self-control and lightning reflexes — not to mention a talent for acting — he murdered the king before the witcher's very eyes." --- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings , Letho's Journal Entry

Contradictory to his apperance, Letho can move with the speed and the grace of a cat.

"Musucular hands, a thick neck, broad chest and a thick brow are reminiscent of an ape, but that huge, bald man with a wrestler's build moves swiftly and gracefully like a cat." --- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Artbook

Dodges arrow at close range.

Puts the body of the previously killed soldier between himself and the mage casting the spell.

Blitzes a unit of Scoia'tael, elven querilla fighters. Elves in Witcherverse are fast enough to appear as a blur to Ciri who, by witcher Coen's own admission , is very fast herself. The sole survivor of the fight describes it as a massacre.

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Iorveth warns Geralt about Letho's speed.

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Speedblitzes Cedric, an ex-Scoia'tael member and an experienced warrior, and then subdues Triss Merigold ( a casual arrow timer ) before she can cast a spell.

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Durability/Endurance:

Survives a strike of a slyzard's tail. Geralt considers this to be a miracle.

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Survives a jump from the castle's window, completely unharmed.

" Surviving the fall unharmed , the assassin fled with the aid of some Scoia'tael." --- The Witcher 2: Assassins of King , Letho's Journal Entry

Despite being hit with an arrow saturated in Zanquebarian venom (one of the few poisons capable of affecting a witcher's body) Letho continues to fight.

Survives rain of fire summoned by Triss Merigold by covering himself beneath a body of one of the Wild Hunt's soldier and appears unharmed. It's unclear though how much of this he owes to his own durability.

Letho's character sheet from The Witcher Role-Playing Game credits him with endurance superior to Geralt's (BODY stat).

Letho is described as a mighty warrior .

"Letho of Gulet – a witcher, a mighty warrior also known as The Kingslayer ." --- The Witcher Battle Arena, Letho of Gulet - hero presentation

Letho has never been defeated in combat prior to his fight with Geralt of Rivia.

" Like all witchers, Letho has undergone extensive combat training. He's a highly skilled swordsman and a formidable user of witcher Signs. His physique imposing and brutish, leading his opponents to severly underestimate his intelligence, a mistake they make only once. The only opponent, known to have bested him in a fight, is the White Wolf, Geralt of Rivia ." --- The Witcher Battle Arena

Letho is considered to be Geralt's equal.

"Letho is our heros' equal both in terms of his abilities and his equipment." --- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Artbook

Letho's character sheet from The Witcher Role-Playing Game credits him with swordsmanship equal to Geralt's ( Swordsmanship skill).

The Witcher Role-Playing Game

Letho, along with Geralt, Serrit and Auckes fought the Wild Hunt to a standstill. Warriors of the Wild Hunt are elite fighters ( even the lowest warriors of the Hunt are considered more skilled than the most elite soldiers of either Nilfgaardian Empire or the Northern Realms ), with superhuman physicals and equiped with high quality weapons and armors. For additional information regarding the Wild Hunt, check out The Wild Hunt Respect Thread by Xerolot .

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As was already mentioned in " Speed " section, Letho slaughtered a group of Scoia'tael, elven guerilla fighters. Elves in Witcherverse can live houndreds of years and thus gather great amount of combat experience. They're also fast enough to appear as a blur to Ciri who, by witcher Coen's own admission , is very fast herself. The sole survivor of the fight describes it as a massacre.

Letho engages and defeat Geralt of Rivia in combat. It should be noted however that Letho had knowledge about Geralt's fighting style (he even makes a comment about it during the fight) and ultimately achieved victory by overpowering Geralt with magic.

Letho was a match for Geralt.

" Finally the witcher's desire was fulfilled. Geralt and the kingslayer stood face to face and their swords clashed. Our hero had hoped to punish Foltest's killer, but he met his match ." --- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, "Assassins of Kings" Quest Journal Entry

Letho, along with Serrit and Auckes, slaughtered another unit of Scoia'tael. The sole survivor of the fight considers Letho to be t he most terrible warrior he has ever seen . The soldiers who found him describes the scene as a bloodbath.

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Letho made a short work of a troll.

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Letho broke Triss Merigold out of the Nilfgardiaan camp, protected by a bunch of Nilfgardiaan soldiers. Their leader, Renuald aep Mattsen, described them as " the Empire's true power ". Their forces consisted of knights, shield bearers, archers and even a mage.

" Triss Merigold ran to Geralt, having been freed from the Nilfgaardians' hands by Letho ." --- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, "Assassins of Kings" Quest Journal Entry

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In their second duel Letho gives Geralt an excellent fight, even managing to land a hit.

At the time of their second duel, Letho and Geralt were considered to be the two finest swordsmen of the time, putting them above likes of Vesemir.

"The tale of the kingslayers had to conclude with a duel to the death between the two finest swordsmen alive at that time . And only one of them could survive." --- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings , " Assassins of Kings " Quest Journal Entry.

Letho clears Reardon Manor from wraiths .

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Despite being hit with an arrow saturated with Zanquebarian venom (one of the few poisons capable of affecting a witcher's body), Letho powers through the poison and kills six out of nine bounty hunters (in ten seconds) before succumbing to the poison.

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Letho, along with Geralt and Lambert, fights a unit of the Wild Hunt warriors. As was mentioned before, even the lowest warriors of the Hunt are considered more skilled than the most elite soldiers of either Nilfgaardian Empire or the Northern Realms .

Witcher signs are form of magic wilded by witchers. While considered primitive by actual mages, they are extremely useful in combat as casting a sign requires only concentration and a hand gesture rather than incantations.

Aard - A telekinetic blast capable of knocking opponents back, stunning them, disarming them, punching through walls et. cet.

  • Letho uses Aard frequently in combat.
  • Letho overpowers Geralt with Aard.

Igni - A gust of flames which Letho can shoot from his hands.

  • Letho uses Igni frequently in combat.

Quenn - A magical shield which protects Letho from harm.

  • Letho uses Quenn frequently in combat.
  • Letho shields himself from frost explosion capable of freezing an entire ship

Yrden - A magical trap which stops/slows down things near it.

  • Geralt uses Yrden to trap a tentacle of keyran.

Axii - Witcherverse equivalent for Jedi Mind Trick. A form of mind control. Makes targets susceptible to suggestion. Does not work on exceptionally strong willed opponents.

Lambert, another witcher once used Axii to convince a bandit to shoot his friend... and then comit suicide.

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While Letho was never depicted using either Yrden or Axii, there are frequently used (or mentioned to be used) by other witchers. Therefore it's reasonable to assume he can use them as well.

Witcher medalion - Shaped like a snake. It shakes when in the presence of monsters or magic.

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Witcher steel sword - Letho's main weapon is his witcher steel sword. Forged by dwarves, witcher swords are extremely light and sharp, capable of cutting through armors of the Wild Hunt warriors. As seen in the picture below, Letho's sword is very long and thus provides significant reach. Used for fighting humans and non-magical creatures.

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Witcher silver sword - Witcher's best friend. Allows to harm (and kill) magical creatures,

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Dual daggers - Letho carries two long daggers and has demonstrated proficiency in using them.

Throwing knives - Letho carries a set of throwing knives, however he was never depicted using them.

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Bombs - Letho has been depicted using three sets of bombs:

  • Grapeshot - A standard frag grenade.
  • Devil's Puffball - Releases a cloud of poison gas.
  • Northern Wind - A freeze grenade, capable of freezing an entire ship.

Thanks for reading! If you think I missed some content, be sure to let me know. Also, since it's my first Respect Thread, I would appreciate every tips for a future you can give me. Good luck on the Path!

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Very well done.

@danieldaripper : @foxerdes : @lubub55 : @xerolot : Thanks guys, much aprreciated ^^

@lubub55 be sure to check out " Skill " section. There's one quote I think you'll find usefull in yours Geralt thread ^^

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@the_wspanialy : Hate to be that guy but *strength*.

Otherwise this is a great job.

The thread has been updated with additional information from The Witcher 2 Artbook and The Witcher Role-Playing Game. I've also merged few pics to make the thread easier to navigate and added a little info about skills of the Wild Hunt soldiers I found in The Witcher 3 Artbook.

@xerolot @foxerdes @lubub55 @danieldaripper if you're interested guys ^^

@thevivas lol don't worry about it. Mistakes like this have to be pointed out in order to avoid them in the future, thanks for being vigilant. I would've fixed that sooner, but I haven't received notification with your comment at the time and I kinda forgot about this thread alltogether.

@rogueshadow @kingcrimson @reddsevil34 if you guys have a moment to check this out, I would appreciate your imput.

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@the_wspanialy : Not a bad respect thread. Pretty well detailed. Also hope you wouldn't mind checking out one of my recent post here https://comicvine.gamespot.com/forums/battles-7/agent-47-vs-carmen-sandiego-2019-1998561/

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@the_wspanialy : Very solid job my man! Wouldn’t expect anything less.

Letho is a beast.

@reddsevil34 : Thanks :)

@foxerdes Yep. How fast (preferably in numbers) you have to be in order to actually blitz someone who can react to an arrow?

@kingcrimson Glad to hear it, mate :) And yes, he's a badass.

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I myself, was a bit unsure of what to do with Letho. He killed many important people, kidnapped Triss, framed the sorceresses, and soiled your name, but he also saved Triss from the mob, helped you get Yennefer, and he only killed the kings because he wanted to restore the witchers. In the end I let him go, he did things because he thought they were good (at least for the witchers), explained everything, and killing him wouldn't have changed anything. He also ended up becoming one of my favorite characters. So what did you guys do? Did you fight him to the death, or let him go on his way?

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Talked. Drank Vodka. Pondered what I'd gain if we fought. Nothing. Left in peace. Saw ladybug. Was happy and felt wise. Clapped at the credits. Read funny and crazy Polish names. Watched that last cutscene. Turned it off for the day.

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He wanted to restore just his own coven of Witchers. Ans also killed innocents just to make sure he would not be revealed, like the priest who tended to his wounds. Don't make a mistake thinking that he is a good person. Altho a great character he is. If you are role playing a good Geralt then it would be appropriate to kill Letho If on the other hand you are trying to stick more to the traditional Witcher doctrine of neutrality Geralt who only concerns with monsters and curses then one would Letho walk away.

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.If you are role playing a good Geralt then it would be appropriate to kill LethoIf on the other hand you are trying to stick more to the traditional Witcher doctrine of neutrality Geralt who only concerns with monsters and curses then one would Letho walk away.

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@Seppli : Same here. I just thought that killing him would accomplish nothing. Also, I hated Sile, so I was pretty cool with him pinning his crimes on her. 

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I let him live. Mainly because he saved Triss and I felt that was the most important thing for my character.

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I killed him. My Geralt always keeps his promises, even if it is to a dead king and to a shady special forces operative.

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I killed him despite feeling like I shouldn't. I mean I had to have one last good fight before I ended the game, no?

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I fucking hate thread titles like this, although it technically doesn't give anything away, it heavily suggests that you get to decide a certain character's fate. Which is a basically a spoiler in its self.

@Keystone_Yinzer said: I killed him. My Geralt always keeps his promises, even if it is to a dead king and to a shady special forces operative.

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I had to kill him because he killed my Poker Dice partner Foltest. But seriously, when did Letho save Triss? Don't recall it happening.

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I killed that motherfucker.

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Witchers are objective forces in their universe. Letho explained his actions and Geralt had no ties to the land and a cute sorceress and elf buddy to go on adventures with. So I let Letho live. 

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I let him live, took Triss and walked away, leaving everything behind us.

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Did not kill him, because I didn't feel like it.

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I killed him.  He was a bad dude who deserved it.  Also, I didn't want the northern kingdoms to be weakened even more.  Wasn't Letho still under contract from the Nilfgaardians to weaken the north?  Who says he wouldn't have killed Anais, whom I just finished saving?    Great game though, even if the game play of the 3rd chapter left much to be desired. 

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He was Nilfgaardian scum, so he died...  Oh and after that fight with the dragon (who I let live) I wanted blood for all the crap that was unleashed by his actions.

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I killed his ass. He took mah gurl, and worked for the Nilfgaardians.     Also killed the dragon since that bitch made me die like a hundred times in the prologue. I did let Silé escape for some reason though. Should've let her blow up.

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Killed him.  Whether or not he had innocent motives didn't make up for what he'd done, he didn't deserve to be let go and potentially would have caused more trouble in the future.  I very much doubt the Emperor was done with using him.

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i killed the kingslayer as i promised to folstead and roche (even tho i didnt follow roche, i followed yorgeth), besides, in a world full of dicks, letho was a prick :P

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I let him live. We had some vodka, talked about a lot of things. He helped Geralt (and me) piece together why he had lost his memory and Letho's reasons seemed somewhat justified. At the end, Letho, nor Geralt wanted or saw any reason to fight as Letho held no personal grudge against Geralt and agreed to go far away and not trouble him again.    I thought the ending was very well done and I was left with a melancholy feeling that stuck with me, I can't wait for the next game.    Now I'm going to play through the game again on hard and choose a more aggressive and revengeful Geralt and see where that takes me.

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I killed him because I couldn't stand the voice actor doing him. Absolutely terrible.

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I ended his life so he couldn't take the lives of others any more. 

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Killed him ... I kinda understood his reasoning, but the end not always justifys the means. He had to be punished. I would rather have him in front of a court though.

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I let him go. After the conversation, I just couldn't kill him. Too much blood was spilled, anyway. Not to mention that he helped Triss, Yennefer, and once upon a time... he was a friend. Also, I didn't realize that the Emperor he mentioned was actually a Nilfgaardian.   I missed on some great animation, though, but after seeing the ladybug, it made me smile and I knew I made the right choice.

I let him go. I did feel any motivation to kill him. Liked the kinda anticlimactic ending. Sorta felt kinda refreshing considering how most RPGs play out in the end stages.   Although I want the witcher 3 or something, I wanna find out what happens to Geralt next. I mean he hasn't restored his memory completely yet. 

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Also let him live. Look at it this way - previous to any of the political intrigue, monster slaying, and general Witcher BS that Geralt had to deal with in both 1 and 2, he had found peace with Yennefer and that should have been his happy ending. Yet the Wild Hunt absconded with Yenn, and the only allies willing and crazy enough to lend a hand in securing her return was Letho and his merry band of Witchers. To me that showed his true character, killing him would have had no purpose.

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Killing him served no purpose.  He was merely a pawn in a grander scheme.     Plus, in terms of carrying over your save into the 3rd game the only thing that killing a character like that is going to do it seems is prevent you from accessing a certain quest. This is why I don't consider choosing to let someone live or die as being all that much of a choice, becuase I feel like the more interesting choice is always in letting people live so you can see how that affects the game later.  Like the elven girl that you get off despite leading those soldiers to their death in that cave, I mean you have the chance to condemn her twice, and the 2nd time she really deserved to die, but I let her live and look forward to seeing how that impacts future games or DLC.

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I killed him, I wanted a climactic boss battle and I got one.(A very satisfying one at that.)

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I let him go...  Then I re-loaded the previous save  Then I killed him.

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Ended up killing him on my first run.   I sort of liked Foltest, and I didn't get to see more of Trish in the game because of him.

I sort of liked Foltest, and I didn't get to see more of Trish in the game because of him.
@gabril said: I sort of liked Foltest, and I didn't get to see more of Trish in the game because of him.

i killed his ass. you dont lay hands on my Triss and live to brag about it

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I killed him, because, Triss. Also, I felt the game needed a action-packed ending, and not just dialogue. And I had to prove myself after he whooped me earlier in the game.

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He actually did nothing to harm Triss. she just happened to be snooping around the teleport aparatus and Letho needed an out, so he made her teleport them, but that's pretty much it. What happaned to her in chapter 2 happaned because Triss and Letho got seperated and she got caught by the empire's sorceress. In fact Letho saves Triss in chapter 3 if you choose not to help her out yourself.

@Rhaknar : @Flaboere : He actually did nothing to harm Triss. she just happened to be snooping around the teleport aparatus and Letho needed an out, so he made her teleport them, but that's pretty much it. What happaned to her in chapter 2 happaned because Triss and Letho got seperated and she got caught by the empire's sorceress. In fact Letho saves Triss in chapter 3 if you choose not to help her out yourself.

@Flaboere said:

@Tennmuerti said: @Rhaknar : @Flaboere : He actually did nothing to harm Triss. she just happened to be snooping around the teleport aparatus and Letho needed an out, so he made her teleport them, but that's pretty much it. What happaned to her in chapter 2 happaned because Triss and Letho got seperated and she got caught by the empire's sorceress. In fact Letho saves Triss in chapter 3 if you choose not to help her out yourself.

Now you will never forgive yourself. :(

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He kept acting like he could beat me, so I killed him. I sure showed him :)  

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I let him live......there are only so many Witchers left and I though he was a bad ass.  I am hoping he appears in the Witcher 3 and fights along side me

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In a battlefield, sometimes we have to face old mates. Its the way of sword.  Like old mates we dueled each other in oposite sides. A Fight  to the death... Like Witchers... like men.  The winner would have to face endless battles. It was a respectful duel. Geralt cut down Letho for good. And his blood covered the face of the Gwynbleidd, the White Wolf. Letho died... and was a good death... anything less would be a insult. Geralt took his honor back as the victorious witcher and made his way. A memorable battle.

@taco_xd : That was... Beautiful.

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As u recall, Geralt already saved his life once, and this is how he repaid? If he had any ounce of honor , Letho would never do anything against Geralt cuz he owed him his life.

He died for being an ungrateful puppet of the emperor, with no honor.

He deserved to die, Geralt gave him a 2nd chance by saving his life once already and my Geralt doesn't give a 3rd chance.

@Mundane23 : But Letho did spare Geralt's life in the Ruined Elven Baths. He also saved Triss.

On the other hand, Geralt made a promise to Roche (if you don't then he kills you, actually ves does, but w/e).

There's also a chance you killed henselt though, in which case you can't justify killing letho. In either case, killing him accomplishes nothing. There's justice perhaps, but even that is debatable.

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I killed him, he made me look like an incompetent bodyguard and nobody makes a witcher look stupid and lives to tell the tale.

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How to Complete Letho’s NPC Questline in The Witcher 3

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Letho of Gulet is no stranger to those who’ve played The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. He was the main antagonist and the cause of most (if not all) of Geralt’s troubles in that game. Here’s how to complete Letho’s NPC questline in The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 Letho NPC Questline Walkthrough

Keep in mind this quest is only available in certain circumstances. It entirely depends on how you finished The Witcher 2, or the decision you made when establishing your world state in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt  during your little interview at Vizima, Letho can be alive in your game.

If you did happen to choose to let Letho live even after all that he did in the last game, you will come across him during the sidequest ‘The Fall of the House of Reardon (picked up from Lindenvale).’ A woman will ask you to check out her old estate that has been overrun by monsters. Once Geralt arrives, he will find a barn full of booby traps that you can either disarm or choose to ignore. Head to the back of the barn and fix the ladder so that you can climb up and reveal Letho hiding from some enemies.

Ghost of the Past Walkthrough

From there, you can decide to help Letho with those looking for him, which you should in order to trigger the ‘Ghost of the Past’ questline and see how this all ends. Jump down and show off your sword skills in order to help an old friend, of sorts. After slaying the groups of scouts, you will have the opportunity to ride with Letho to the old acquaintance who sold him out. Go ahead and take care of that traitor as well.

Letho will now take you to his last destination and that is where this particular The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt questline splits and Geralt will have some decisions to make. Letho will face a bounty hunter, but before doing so he asks that you not interfere no matter what happens. He then goes into battle solo where he falls to a crossbow. This is when Geralt must make his first decision: does he kill those who have slain his friend, or does he not interfere?

It turns out that Letho had this whole thing planned and was trying to fake his own death. If Geralt chooses to kill the bounty hunters then there are no witnesses to spread the woven tale, setting Letho free once and for all. Don’t worry though, if you did happen to go into a rage, murdering everyone before you, you still have one more opportunity to help Letho in The Witcher 3: Wild hunt. After spoiling his plan (that he should’ve just clued you in on), you can offer him a place at Kaer Morhen where he can find safe refuge.

It’s awesome to stumble across him, and even cooler to have the option of lending him a helping hand despite all he’s done in the past. Of course, the decision is ultimately up to you.

So how did you feel when you stumbled across the Witcher who almost ruined your life? Hopefully, you enjoyed this Letho questline walkthrough for The Witcher 3 . Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments

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Letho of Gulet

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Letho of Gulet is a witcher from the School of the Viper and the main antagonist of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings . A one-time friend of Geralt of Rivia , Letho has become a personal assassin in service of Emhyr var Emreis, emperor of Nilfgaard. Along with his fellow witchers, Serrit and Auckes, he managed to cause the death of several monarchs of the Northern Kingdoms, plunging them into chaos just before the beginning of the third Nilfgaardian invasion. Unfortunately for him, during the assassination of Foltest of Temeria, he unintentionally framed Geralt (who was serving as Foltest's bodyguard) in the regicide.

Some say that Letho was killed by Geralt in the ruins of Loc Muinne. Other claims that he survived and has been recently seen in the land of Velen. His fate remains unknown...

Powers and Stats

Tier : 8-C , higher with Aard, even higher with potions

Name: Letho of Gulet, The Kingslayer

Origin:   The Witcher

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Classification: Mutated Human, Witcher

Powers and Abilities:

  • Resistances
  • Base: Superhuman Physical Characteristics , Longevity , Regeneration (Low-Mid, is comparable to Geralt who can regenerate a big hole in his neck in a few months . healed from getting brutally bitten in the neck by Dettlaff . Eskel explains that witcher's wounds heal much faster than normal humans' ), Strong Will, Master Swordsman (Is an equal to Geralt who is one of, if not the greatest swordsman in the entire series, with skill matched only by a limited few . He also gained the reputation of "the best swordsman the North has ever seen" ), Very proficient in unarmed combat and boxing , Enhanced Senses (Has night vision, can detect magic with his pendant, enhanced senses of smell and hearing, and can see through walls with certain potions. Should scale to Geralt who could casually notice that Scoia'tael members are aiming arrows at him and Zoltan without even seeing them, and hear them breathing . His Medallion also can sense Places of Power and nearby items . Scales to Geralt, who can even see, hear and interact with ghosts, as seen when he talks with the von Everec ghosts in Hearts of Stone , and normal humans like Shani couldn't see or even hear them), Non-Physical Interaction (Scales to Geralt, who can harm the ghosts of the von Everecs, which are now mere souls and also intangible . Can also attack spirits while they are intangible with certain oils/materials), Acrobatics (Comparable to Geralt, who is incredibly agile , and can jump off castle walls with taking no damage . As a witcher of the Viper School, he should be even more agile than him), Limited Body Control (As written in The Witcher 3 Universe Compendium, Witchers are able to regulate the speed of their pulse and the flow of adrenaline, giving them unparalleled reflexes and strength ), Analytical Prediction (Scaling to Geralt), Information Analysis and Preparation (Every witcher prepares to their fights by creating potions/sword oils and analyzing opponent's weaknesses and powers), Self-Sustenance (Type 2. Kiyan witcher who was subjected to mage experiments didn't eat anything for years and could still fight, and "eat and drink by himself"), Stealth Mastery (Comparable to Geralt in stealth abilities), Magic (Can perform rudimentary magic with his signs), Pseudo- Time Slow (with Heliotrope, can slow down time in a bubble shaped area ), Forcefield Creation , Purification and Attack Reflection with Quen (Reflects 50% of the damage it takes back at the attacker. Letho can cast Quen as a body shield and bubble forcefield as described below, and can remove status effects like burning, poison or acid from him), Fire Manipulation (With Igni), Mind Manipulation (With Axii), Telekinesis (With Aard), Statistics Reduction , Poison Manipulation and Electricity Manipulation with Yrden (Yrden significantly slows down enemies. Yrden can poison and shoot lightning, as well as force spirits to become tangible ), Sleep Manipulation and possibly Limited Memory Manipulation with Somne (Somne is a sign that puts enemies under sleep and can possibly erase memories of that. After Geralt used it on Nimue, she couldn't remember meeting and talking to him), Sound Manipulation (With Supirre).
  • With bombs: Explosion Manipulation (With Grapeshot ), Light Manipulation and Status Effect Inducement (With Zerrikanian Sun ), Fear Manipulation (With King and Queen ), Madness Manipulation (With Red haze ), possibly Power Nullification (With Moon Dust and Dimeritium bomb , he can stop opponent's transformation and negate magic around him), Poison Manipulation (With Devil's Puffball ). Fire Manipulation (With Dancing Star ), Ice Manipulation (With Northern Wind that can deal additional damage to his foes )
  • Resistance to Disease Manipulation , Mind Manipulation (It is stated that witchers cannot be bewitched, and are resistant to magical mind control), Poison Manipulation (Witchers are stated to be immune to poison. His mutated body quickly managed to neutralize the harmful alkaloids) and Acid Manipulation , Extremely high pain tolerance ( Witchers overall are stated to have abnormal pain resistance . Can become immune to pain with his potions ), Limited Resistance to Magic (Should scale to Geralt, who is stated by Yen to have some resistance to magic, though it's unknown what kind of magic she was talking about), Ice Manipulation , Heat Manipulation and Fire Manipulation (As said in Kiyan questline in the Laboratory Notebook, the Kiyan witcher was subjected to inhumane experiments "The subject has been tortured, poisoned, burnt, frozen, starved and dehydrated, and despite it all his body continues to function" , which Letho scales to)

Attack Potency : Building level+  (Defeated Geralt in their first fight and gave him a very hard time during their second battle), higher with Aard (Aard can stun enemies that witchers can't physically, like Earth Elementals and Golems), even higher with Potions (Potions makes witchers far stronger than their base form)

Speed :   Subsonic movement speed with Massively Hypersonic+  combat speed and reactions (Comparable to Geralt. Can blitz Triss Merigold , a casual arrow-timer), higher with potions

Lifting Strength :  At least  Class 5 , possibly Class 25  (Comparable to Geralt, or even stronger physically than him. He grabbed Geralt with one hand and threw him into a wall, which broke it )

Striking Strength : Building level+ (Comparable to Geralt)

Durability : Building level+ (Can take hits from Geralt), higher with Quen (Able to tank what would otherwise be lethal attacks and magical attacks from the likes of Triss )

Stamina : Immensely high. As a witcher, Letho should have comparable reserves of stamina to Geralt and Eskel. Along with Geralt and his fellow two witchers from the Viper School has fought against hundreds to thousands Wild Hunt warriors at once for a long time, and have stalemated them .

Range :  Extended Melee Range with his swords. Several Meters with Igni, Yrden and Aard. Tens of Meters with Axii.

Standard Equipment :

  • Other Witcher Items

Grapeshot

  • Grapeshot: Inflicts shrapnel damage to foes within its explosion radius. Deals a small amount of fire damage.
  • Moon Dust: Contains silver splinters that temporarily prevent monsters from or regenerating and nullifies intangibility of some monsters
  • Northern Wind: Freezes foes and the surrounding area. Blows landed on frozen foes deal additional damage.
  • Dimeritium bomb: Releases a cloud of dimeritium cloud that blocks magic and monsters' magic abilities.
  • Dancing Star: Produces a fiery explosion that ignites the surrounding area.
  • Red haze: The reddish haze emitted by this bomb upon detonation causes hallucinations and aggression, leading foes which inhale the gas to fight each other.
  • Stenchbulb: Upon detonation, it releases a cloud of gas with an odor so bad that not even necrophages can resist it
  • Samum: Blinds opponents within its explosion radius.
  • Devil's Puffball: Releases a cloud of poison when detonated.
  • Dragon's Dream: Releases a cloud of gas that explodes when ignited.
  • King and Queen: Upon detonation, this bomb magically evokes fear in the heart of opponents.
  • Standard Potions
  • Optional Potions

Swallow

  • Swallow: Swallow significantly increases the regeneration of the witcher, It additionally has no side effect to it
  • Thunderbolt: The Thunderbolt potion augments muscle power and thus damage dealt using a sword. As simple as it is effective, the brew is a more powerful version of the Rook potion. Unfortunately, Thunderbolt may cause weaker muscle fibers to rupture, decreasing both Vitality and its regeneration. These side effects can be alleviated by taking the Swallow potion.
  • Tawny Owl: Tawny Owl speeds up the regeneration of Stamina. After consuming it, the witcher can parry monsters' blows and cast Signs more often. The potion is weaker than Lapwing, but generates no side effects.
  • Blizzard: Blizzard is one of the most powerful witchers' potions; it improves reflexes and reaction time, allowing a witcher to better parry and evade attacks. It slows down the perception of time, making everything else slower. It is most helpful against groups of enemies and monsters that move fast or teleport, such as wraiths and various types of vampires.
  • Black Blood: Black Blood turns imbiber's blood into poison; blood becomes lethal to monsters which drink it.
  • Petri's Philter: Increases Signs Effectiveness and Damage
  • Golden Oriole: Golden Oriole, one of the best-known witcher potions, increases resistance to special attacks, such as Poisoning, Incineration, and Bleeding. The brew also negates the side effects of the Lapwing and Brock potions, while producing no side effects of its own. Additionally, it turns poisons into a healing brew which regenerates damage taken by the witcher
  • Cat: Cat is one of the potions witchers use most often. After imbibing it, the witcher is able to see in total darkness and will avoid being surprised by any nocturnal creatures. The potion allows its user to see both living creatures and those made of inanimate matter, even through walls.

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  • Gadwall: Gadwall helps a witcher's mutated body regenerate much faster than usual. Gadwall is a stronger version of the Swallow potion. As Gadwall courses through the veins, however, it burdens a witcher's body, causing him to deal less damage and lose Durability at an accelerated rate. These side effects can be reduced by drinking the Rook potion.
  • Wolf: Witchers who drink the Wolf potion are more agile during fights. Their special attacks, like those causing poisoning or heavy bleeding, are more accurate and effective. The potion has no known side effects. When imbibed, the brew can cancel the side effects of the Virga potion.
  • Rook: Rook is especially popular among witchers who believe that killing monsters quickly is their best defense. This potion increases muscular power, and thus damage dealt to foes in close combat. It is inferior to Thunderbolt in terms of power amplification but it offers less intoxication
  • Tiara: This singular potion affects the witcher's skeleton, hardening bones and strengthening tendons. Each time the witcher parries an opponent's blow while under the potion's influence, he loses less Vigor than he would had he not consumed a dose of Tiara. The catch, however, is that stronger bones and joints denote stiffer limbs and weaker soft tissue. The witcher strikes with less confidence, so the sword damage he deals is reduced. His Durability also declines.
  • Stammelford's philtre: This brew is readily used by witchers who rely on magic since it augments the intensity of Signs, the damage done by the Igni, the impact of the Aard, the defenses of the Quen, and so on. Unfortunately, the potion taps the witcher's Vitality for its power, thus reducing it. Witchers compensate for this loss by consuming the Swallow potion.
  • Lapwing: Just as Gadwall regenerates Vitality slowly but consistently, Lapwing restores Stamina more easily. The potion's effect is stronger than that of Tawny Owl, but it produces some side effects. Lapwing intensely weakens the body, reducing the witcher's Vitality and resistances. To strengthen themselves, witchers take Golden Oriole and Swallow together with Lapwing.
  • Virga: Virga is favored by witchers who assign greater importance to safety than to mounting bold attacks. The brew increases the witcher's resistances, rendering him less vulnerable to the special attacks of monsters, including Poisoning, Incineration, and Bleeding. Virga is stronger than Golden Oriole, but it has some side effects. When focusing on defense, the witcher is limited in his ability to execute subtle attacks. The witcher thus cannot employ tactics to which he himself has become more resistant, be it Poisoning, Incineration, or oils that increase Bleeding. The Wolf potion can be used to limit this side effect.
  • Bindweed: Bindweed was created specifically to counter monsters which employ acid as a weapon. Witchers also call it 'swamp potion', because monsters which spit acid or have caustic blood are most often found in swamps.
  • Kiss: This potion affects witchers' mutated bodies by forcing their blood to congeal almost instantaneously. It is often consumed before taking on monsters known to inflict hemorrhaging wounds.

Chort decoction

  • Chort decoction: Provides complete resistance to the Stagger effect and reduces the Knock-down effects to Stagger.
  • Doppler decoction: Increases base damage by 50%, also increases attack power from behind
  • Earth elemental decoction: Increases the witcher's resistance to Vitality-depleting critical effects applied during combat. The resistance level rises the longer the critical effects is applied.
  • Fiend decoction: Increases the amount of weight the witcher can carry without being overburdened.
  • Foglet decoction: Increases Sign Intensity during cloudy weather.
  • Griffin decoction: Taking damage raises damage resistance from physical and elemental damage
  • Noonwraith decoction: Significantly limits the duration of Knockdown, Hypnosis, Stun, and Blindness.
  • Reliever's decoction: Increases damage dealt and decreases damage taken against intangible beings like wraiths.
  • Succubus decoction: Attack Power grows over the course of a fight until reaching a maximum threshold.
  • Troll decoction: Regenerates Damage during and outside of combat.

Steel and Silver Sword

  • Witcher Armour: Witcher armors are really light and durable which perfectly coincides with witcher's combat style and movement. Each witcher school possesses a unique type of witcher armor
  • Witcher Medallions: A witcher medallion is a silver symbol of the witchers' profession. Each one is shaped to represent the school a witcher comes from. It is sensitive to magic, vibrating, and tugging on its chain when spells are being cast or magical beings, like genies, are present. This magic medallion is given to every young witcher candidate who has passed the Trial of the Grasses.
  • Dagger: Used by witcher's to clear out fodders or decapitate heads of dead monsters and take them as trophies

Intelligence :  Gifted. Letho is a skilled alchemist and monster hunter, just like other witchers, and he's comparable in both fighting and world knowledge to the likes of Geralt and Eskel . Trained and carefully developed from birth for combat. Master manipulator, capable of outsmarting political masterminds such as  Philippa Eilhart and Sheala de Tancarville. Letho's especially skilled at his main profession - regicide, from which he got his nickname, "The Kingslayer". Letho is astonishingly cunning, clever and is nearly always few steps ahead of everyone at his craft, for example when he has easily assassinated King Demavend in a short time by creating an ice bomb that has frozen the ship they were on and quickly slaughtered his intense guard, including an experienced mage Abelard. Not so long after that, Letho assassinated King Foltest, the leader of Temeria, by acting as a helpless monk and killing Foltest right before Geralt could react and escaped quickly enough to frame Geralt for the murder. He's noted for his immense self-control and a talent for acting, and he will not hesitate for steps like kidnapping sorceresses to help him in his quest. Letho's most frightening ability, aside from his intellect, is his combat ability. He is one of the only two (the other being Vilgefortz of Roggeveen) to defeat Geralt in a duel, not only by good use of his tremendous physical strength but also sword skill.

Weaknesses:  Can only use a small number of signs consecutively, taking too many potions can poison and kill him. 

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

Aard

Aard is a simple magical sign used by witchers. It is comprised of a telekinetic thrust that can stun, repel, knockdown, or disarm opponents and remove barriers and other objects.

It is the sign that the witcher uses the most. Outside of combat, Aard is most often used to clear a path, either by blowing down a wall or blowing apart a pile of debris. During combat, it can stun, knockdown, or disarm an opponent.

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Igni is a simple magical sign used by witchers. It is comprised of a pyrokinetic burst that can repel and ignite opponents and start fires.

Igni is incredibly effective against foes that are weak to fire. There is also an alternative form of Igni that allows witchers to release a steady flow of fire instead of one quick burst. It can be beneficial for continuously burning enemies even after they've been ignited. Igni is hot enough to melt thick steel armors.

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Yrden is a simple magical sign used by witchers. When inscribed on a solid surface, it blocks the monsters from getting closer, scaring them off. If a hostile being enters the area affected by Sign, it is visibly slowed down/paralyzed, and non-corporeal forces become corporeal.

Most foes that wander into the ring are significantly slowed or even paralyzed. Yrden is best for controlling multiple enemies in the melee range. It's also particularly effective against supernatural beings who mostly remain intangible unless caught within a Yrden circle. Yrden can poison and drain the vitality of the foes within the ring.

This sign has an alternative mode, which is a floating rune of Yrden. This mode shoots lightning bolts that damage and stun enemies at a long range and can even nullify projectiles.

Quean

Quen is a simple magical sign used by witchers. When the first form is cast, it forms a protective forcefield around the body of the casting witcher but disappears after one hit/few hits when upgraded enough. It can also be used to create a bubble-shaped field that absorbs damage and converts it into regeneration (and can also reflect 50% of physical damage back at the enemy), which is the second form of Quen. However, it's impossible to attack while keeping it still.

Witchers use it mainly to protect themselves from attacks that cover great range/omnidirectional attacks and is not necessarily using it in direct close-quarter combat.

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Axii is a simple magical sign used by witchers. It is a mental wave that triggers a hex that causes an enemy to obey witchers' commands. The effect can wear off over time or be broken via damage from the casting witcher. It can also be used to disable opponents temporarily. Witchers use it rarely. And if they do, it's mainly against folks like peasants or guards to make them go away if he doesn't want to kill them or when it fits the situation, like to not get spotted by someone. However, if a witcher has no choice and Axii is one of the only ways to beat his enemy, he will go for it in a fight, like in cases when he fights a foe with far too troublesome abilities.

Some examples of lore Axii are shown here .

Heliotrope

Heliotrope is considered the ultimate magical sign used by witchers. When cast, it forms a protective aura-like forcefield that slows down everything within its range.

However it should be noted that this sign is completely different in the books as it is more akin to Quen as it is a protective barrier sign against physical attacks while Quen is a magical one.

Heliotrope in the Witcher Books

Somne is a simple magical sign used by witchers. It was shown in the book Season of Storms. It can put targets to sleep by drawing a sign in the air and possibly erase memories of that happening.

Suppire

Supirre is a simple magical sign used by the Witchers to hear sounds or conversations that would otherwise be inaudible or undetectable to even a Witcher's enhanced senses.

This sign is most often used in crowded areas to eavesdrop some important conversation and sometimes to detect sounds that wouldn't be normally be heard otherwise. It is also a great sign for echolocation

Supirre used to eavesdrop on some conversation

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History [ ]

In the mid-to-late 1240s , the poet Dandelion was in hiding in the city, after knocking up a girl under his musician podium, resulting in her four angry brothers chasing him down. While at a fête, he ran into the witcher Geralt of Rivia , beginning their life-long friendship. [2]

Second Northern War [ ]

In late July 1267 , after the beginnings of the Second Northern War , the Nilfgaardian Army , led by Menno Coehoorn , captured the city of Gulet, as the Emperor wished the city foundry dismantled and removed for their use. [1]

Notable residents [ ]

  • Demaretta of Gulet

Locations [ ]

  • While Letho is often referred to as "of Gulet", it's not clear whether he is from the city or has just adopted it as a moniker.
  • A gulet (Turkish pronunciation: [ɡuˈlet]) is a traditional design of a two-masted or three-masted wooden sailing vessel from the southwestern coast of Turkey.
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  • 3 Yennefer of Vengerberg

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  1. Letho

    Letho of Gulet, also known as The Kingslayer, was a witcher from the School of the Viper. His closest associates were Auckes and Serrit, also kingslayers and fellow witchers from the School of the Viper. Letho enlisted the help of Iorveth and the Scoia'tael to aid him in his plan to kill the kings of the Northern Kingdoms; to back his claim, the Viper showed Iorveth a head that belonged to ...

  2. Letho of Gulet: A Deep Dive into the Cunning Viper Witcher

    Unlike most of the characters in the Witcher universe, Letho of Gulet only appears in the Witcher games. A witcher from the School of the Viper, he's the main antagonist of Witcher 2 and a minor character in Witcher 3. Letho is an underrated character liked by many for his complex motivations, formidable skills, and unique look. ...

  3. Ghosts of the Past

    Walkthrough. Ghosts of the Past is a Side Quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. In this quest, Geralt encounters the former Witcher Letho . In order to complete this quest, you must have spared Letho ...

  4. Letho

    Letho of Gulet, also known as the Kingslayer, is the main antagonist of the video game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. He is a Witcher from the School of the Viper. His closest associates are Auckes and Serrit, also Kingslayers and Witchers from the School of the Viper. For reasons which were initially unknown, he enlisted the help of Iorveth and the Scoia'tael to aid him in his plan to ...

  5. The Witcher 3: 10 Things You Completely Missed About Letho

    Letho of Gulet, the witcher from the Viper School is one of the most prominent characters in The Witcher universe. Depending on how familiar you are with the world, including all the games and books, you may or may not know much about him. ... To be fair, when Letho defeated Geralt in The Witcher 2, Geralt was not up to full power. But, Letho ...

  6. Letho

    Letho of Gulet, also known as the Kingslayer, is a witcher from the School of the Viper. His closest associates are Auckes and Serrit, also Kingslayers from the same witcher school. For reasons which were initially unknown, he enlisted the help of Iorveth and his Scoia'tael guerrillas to aid him in his plan to kill the kings of the Northern Kingdoms. To back his claim, the man showed Iorveth a ...

  7. The Witcher 2

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  8. The Witcher 2 Epilogue

    There are no actual quests in the Epilogue (besides the main "The Assassins of Kings" quest) and the main decision that you have to make is either kill Letho of Gulet, the kingslayer, or not. In the end when you finally meet Letho he explains to you that he fulfilled the plan developed by Emhyr var Emreis to "soften" the North before the upcoming invasion. You can either kill Letho or let him ...

  9. School of the Viper

    Letho of Gulet "Mysterious assassin" Serrit; Warritt; Gwent: The Witcher Card Game [] ... According to dialogues cut from The Witcher 2, School of the Viper was to be located in Aedirn, and the original "fake reason" for Demavend's assassination was his decision to close the school. It has been completely changed in the final version however ...

  10. Letho of Gulet Respect Thread

    Letho is a witcher, a superhuman monster slayer for hire. As a child, he endured insanely hard training involving physical training, swordfight, alchemy and knowledge about monsters.

  11. What did you do with Letho? (Spoilers)

    1. 2. #1 Edited By Aronman789. I myself, was a bit unsure of what to do with Letho. He killed many important people, kidnapped Triss, framed the sorceresses, and soiled your name, but he also saved Triss from the mob, helped you get Yennefer, and he only killed the kings because he wanted to restore the witchers.

  12. Letho of Gulet is one of the best witchers in my opinion with ...

    Letho of Gulet witcher from the school of the muscle. Reply reply ... Right when you start a new game/new game +, it will ask you if you want to simulate a witcher 2 save, make sure you choose to "simulate a witcher 2 save." Then (after White Orchard) when you go to Vizima for the first time with Yennefer, Morvran Voorhis will ask you about the ...

  13. r/witcher on Reddit: What is your opinion on Letho of Gulet and the

    The Witcher is a critically acclaimed fantasy book series created by Andrzej Sapkowski. The series follows Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter in a universe where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

  14. How to Complete Letho's NPC Questline in The Witcher 3

    Letho of Gulet is no stranger to those who've played The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. He was the main antagonist and the cause of most (if not all) of Geralt's troubles in that game.

  15. Letho of Gulet

    Summary. Letho of Gulet is a witcher from the School of the Viper and the main antagonist of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.A one-time friend of Geralt of Rivia, Letho has become a personal assassin in service of Emhyr var Emreis, emperor of Nilfgaard.Along with his fellow witchers, Serrit and Auckes, he managed to cause the death of several monarchs of the Northern Kingdoms, plunging them ...

  16. Letho's first fight is brutally hard :: The Witcher 2: Assassins of

    Just got into the first fight with meathead boy in normal difficulty. Up to that point, the game had a few challenging parts (the Kayran took me a couple of tries to understand the Yrden timing, the Melitele's Heart wraith fight was tiresome), but all in all I managed. This one just feels insanely hard for some reason. I don't think I'm under levelled, currently lv12 and I think I did all the ...

  17. Weekly character discussion: Letho of Gulet (art by Lorenzo ...

    Well, in every way, I can't help but appreciate the nigh-perfect plot of Witcher 2. Even if the game was supposed to be 2 times longer, they cut much including planned Dol Blathanna, still, the story is very good incredible even. Setups and payoffs with a lot of respect to the source material. And finally dealing with Geralt's past.

  18. Ghosts of the Past

    Ghosts of the Past is a secondary quest available in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt if a certain Viper was not killed in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Remember you can complete both this, and The Fall of the House of Reardon, in any order you like. Important: if the first part of Hazardous Goods isn't done before this quest is started, it will not be available until after this quest is ...

  19. Letho of Gulet Voice

    Mark Lewis Jones is the voice of Letho of Gulet in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Video Game: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Franchise: Witcher.

  20. Letho of Gulet : r/witcher

    The Witcher is a critically acclaimed fantasy book series created by Andrzej Sapkowski. The series follows Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter in a universe where people often prove more wicked than beasts. Though originally written in Polish, the franchise gathered a large international following from likewise acclaimed game adaptions by CD ...

  21. Spare or kill Letho of Gulet in The Witcher 2?

    The Witcher; The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings; The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Hearts of Stone Expansion; Blood and Wine Expansion; Books. Sword of Destiny; The Last Wish; ... Spare or kill Letho of Gulet in The Witcher 2? Spare him. Kill him. Vote. 185 Votes in Poll. Letho The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. 2. 3. 2.

  22. Letho of Gulet.. underrated character with big potential.. would be

    Geralt saved Letho aswell, a Slyzard cut Letho's leg off, Geralt killed the Slyzard and saved Letho. They rode together for a few months searching for the Wild Hunt. All in all they have a long history, Letho did all the killing to rebuild the school of the Viper. I see Geralt and Letho as friends by the end of the game, they were never enemies.

  23. Gulet

    Gulet (Polish: Guleta) is a smaller city which is located northeast of Vengerberg, in Aedirn.[1] In the mid-to-late 1240s, the poet Dandelion was in hiding in the city, after knocking up a girl under his musician podium, resulting in her four angry brothers chasing him down. While at a fête, he ran into the witcher Geralt of Rivia, beginning their life-long friendship.[2] In late July 1267 ...