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Witcher 3 How to Beat Gael (Katakan Vampire)

Boss: Gael (Katakan) – Part 1

Gael is an Katakan and as such, shares most of its moves with the Werewolves and Ekimmaras creatures you will have no doubt have encountered by now. These include the damaging leaping attack, as well as several close-medium range melee attacks and a lunge with his mouth. The Katakan, like the Ekimmaras is different from the Werewolves in that it can become invisible, effectively disappearing and re-appearing to attack when you are not expecting it.

This fight can be quite difficult, because Geralt is drunk so the screen is acting a little funny and the camera is a little less responsive as a result. To make things even trickier, in addition to the ability for the boss to turn invisible, it is also extremely fast and can link together multiple melee attacks to string out a large amount of damage in a short period of time. With Geralt’s condition during the initial section of the fight it can be difficult to dodge these attacks effectively.

After damaging it once or twice, the Katakan will run off.

At this stage, Geralt will lose the drunkenness effect and you’ll be able to hunt him down more effectively. Throw on your Witcher Sense and locate the red ripple in the environment – follow this through Oxenfurt until it leads you to a house by the docks at the northern end of the city.

Unsurprisingly the door is locked. As such, climb the ladder around the side of the house to reach an opening and an attic-type area. Loot the chest here for some goodies (Diagram: Black Unicorn, Enhanced Racing Saddle and Manuscript Page: Superior Elementa Oil for me).

Prepare yourself for a fight before dropping down into the room below to fight the boss fo reelz!

Boss: Gael (Katakan) – Part 2

Remember that Gael is extremely fast and can link together multiple melee attacks to string out a large amount of damage in a short period of time. The smaller, confined area of this room makes it difficult to avoid his attacks, but also presents an opportunity.

To defeat Gael, use your usual Vampire strategy – you’ll need to look out for its outline in the environs and try to plant and lead the boss through YRDEN traps to force it out of its invisible state and slow down his movement slightly so that you can melee attack him. The boss is also weak against IGNI, so be sure to utilise this when you see an opening.

It is best not to get greedy and stay too close for too long as this boss can do a lot of damage. Roll away from his lunge and dodge his melee abilities whilst quickly following up with attacks of your own (or an IGNI blast) before backing off and repeating. Keep dodging and chipping away at his health bar until it falls.

Once the Katakan boss is dead loot its body for the Katakan Trophy and Katakan Mutagen along with any other items of interest it is carrying around.

Gael (Katakan Vampire)

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