The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Achievements


Achieve character level 35.

This isn’t easy, but there are a few ways to make the journey a little quicker.

One of the most important methods is to gain the Experienced perk which offers a +10% XP boost. This is achieved by destroying 10 different training dummies. You can do this across a number of locations in the game, but it is best to do it as soon as possible.

The earliest place to get this is in Foltest’s Camp. There are 5 dummies in the area that respawn. Destroy 10 and you’ll earn the perk.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that during the endgame you’ll earn around 1000XP, so factor that in. 

Basically you’ll want to defeat every enemy, do every quest and take on as much as you can.

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Comment #1 by Le iX
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 09:16:35 PM

There is no game+, play "Iorveth" storyline if you want this achievement easier...

Comment #2 by El Grunto 14
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 06:18:40 PM

Getting to level 35 in the arena doesn't count. Just thought I'd throw that out there after beating the 30th fight.

Comment #3 by Breeding
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 08:58:26 PM

yeah I just finished roche's side a few hundred xp short of 33.

Comment #4 by t1ck1ngclock
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 02:23:50 AM

Played Iorveth's side and got it literally at the start of the epilogue. I didn't do all the monster extermination quests though.

Comment #5 by El Grunto 14
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 01:59:27 AM

I went with Roche the first time and also was a few hundred shy of 34. I completed every quest except for 3 that I failed (in the prologue).

Comment #6 by metalrufflez
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 06:26:33 PM

I finished Roche's side with only 250 XP short of 35... If I've made the entire Heart of Melitelle quest I would've got it

Comment #7 by King Zango07
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 07:56:39 PM

on Iorveth's path I am just starting the Summit of Mages quest having completed The Spellbreaker and For a Higher Cause.I am at 36 xp points past level 35.Very easy achievement if you do all the quests in each chapter

Comment #8 by Pietruch
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 01:17:49 PM

There is a way to boost leveling: if you destroy 10 dummies/mannequins you'll be awarded with ability/perk that increases received XP by 10%. You can find dummies in Prologue before meeting Foltest, some are near Loredo's house and some are next to one of the ways out of Flotsam. I think that you can destroy the same dummies multiple times.

Comment #9 by A Plucked Owl
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 04:36:43 PM

It is possible on Roche's Path but regardless you should be doing every quest and trying not to fail. Never say no to helping people and don't take the short way out like #6 said with Melitele's Heart, and try and push for the combat often where possible, with a few exceptions obviously. Don't want to post any spoilers so use the wiki to find out if some quests can be failed by making the wrong choice, or if certain fights can be missed out on.

Comment #10 by randallm33
Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 07:38:23 AM

FYI, I went Dark on my first play-through and sided with Iorveth. I got the 10% EXP perk in Foltest's camp (The five training dummies re-spawn if you wait a few days. You need to destroy 10 total but make sure to destroy at least one with BOTH types of sword). I farmed Nekkers in Flotsam BEFORE completing ANY side-quests until I was level 14 (Because at L14 Nekkers no longer give EXP). Doing this I was level 20 at the START of ACT II and hit L35 BEFORE the end of ACT II.

These strategies helped me get both 'Guru' and 'Madman' on the same play-through with little frustration.

Comment #11 by Minstogo
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 10:36:09 PM

I just finished my second play through and got this achievement on Roche's path. In the beginning of the game I was trying to kill more things to help level up and about half way through I kinda gave up after reading that Iorveth's path was much easier to do this. I know I've failed some quest and didn't pick up others. However it was the very last group of enemies that before Letho that pushed me over to lvl 35.

Thats my 2 cents

Comment #12 by JeffMomm
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 04:36:10 PM

I just finished Dark playing Roche's path and I ended up about 450 XP short of level 35. I didn't complete Melitele's Heart all the way and I also failed the Little Sister's quest. Furthermore, I did not know about the 10% experience boost by hitting the training dummies. So, to get to my point, it can be done on Roche's path, but every quest needs to be completed successfully if you don't have the 10% XP boost. With the XP boost, you could probably fail a few a still make it.

Comment #13 by Invetro Pow II
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 09:46:37 AM

Damn. I just started Act 3 at level 29. Thought I'd done everything but didn't realise there was a 10% bonus or tasks at the very beginning. Looks like dark mode is gonna be a biatch.

Comment #14 by Buumis
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 @ 12:34:31 PM

Followed Roche's path for my 1st playthrough, lvl34 and around 500 xp short of lvl35. Kinda annoying.

Comment #15 by DoRk60
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 02:22:05 AM

you need to be lvl 34 before doing the quest "the mages summit". if you lack XP you can attack and kill the soldiers outside the city (Knights of the Flaming Rose) right where you first enter. Each yields 5xp and they respawn almost instantly and infinitely.

Comment #16 by Mc1ovin11
Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 08:16:47 AM

Just playing through the game normally,you know,doing the quests,side-quests and contracts-the things you should be doing anyway regardless of whether theres an achievement driving you onward.
Play the game,explore,talk to NPC's-and enjoy the fantastic world and story this particular game offers-and you'll reach lvl 35 without even thinking about it!!

Comment #17 by Hidden Jem
Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 01:29:07 PM

At the beginning of Chapter 3 of Iorveth's path, at the bottom of the hill/mountain you walk down, if you go and fight the guards, they will respawn (at least they did on my game). it might be a little time consuming but, I was able to farm experience here to ensure this cheevo.

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CD Projekt Red


US April 17, 2012

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