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What’s the best ending in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine?

***The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Blood and Wine SPOILERS! ***

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The best ending is the one that plays out organically.

At first, I just didn’t want Detlaff to die. The murders were not really his fault, but the attack on Beauclair was a grave crime. Nevertheless, because he saved Regis’ life, I wanted to give him a chance to leave in peace.

So I sought out Syanna in the fable lands. My intention was to get her to meet Detlaff so he would call off the attack. I did not really care about Syanna. If it had been up to me, Beauclair would never have been attacked in the first place.

Yet, as I explored the fable lands with her, Syanna began to earn my sympathy. I still could not condone what she did, nor did I entirely trust her, but I understood her.

I knew that making her meet Detlaff would be extremely dangerous, but I was starting to feel conflicted. I did not want to be forced to fight Detlaff, but the only alternative was to put Syanna in harm’s way.

In the end, I decided that since Syanna herself wanted to meet Detlaff, I should follow through on my original plan. I still did not trust her, so I rebuffed her advances. When I jumped down that well, I was fully expecting it to be a trick.

Then, events in Tesham Mutna happened too quickly. Even though I felt sympathy for Syanna, I was still willing to let Detlaff mete out whatever punishment he deemed necessary. I probably would not have stopped Detlaff had I been given the choice.

To my amazement, Syanna vanished just as Detlaff was about to kill her. She was saved by the ribbon I had given her. I only got that ribbon because I wanted to play Gwent! I hadn’t given it a second thought after giving it to Syanna.

Now, I had an enraged higher vampire on my hands. I didn’t want to do it, but Detlaff left me no choice: it was killed or be killed.

Everything from there flowed naturally. I had long figured out that the fifth victim had to be Anna Henrietta herself. I followed the leads and chose the dialogue options that made sense, and the two sisters more or less reconciled.

Some say that Syanna should have paid for her crimes, and I’m inclined to agree. However, I was just a witcher, not a jury nor an executioner. It wasn’t my business how the Duquesa wanted to run her duchy. I’m just glad she got her happy ending.

Then I went home, and found my own happy ending waiting for me.

Now, all that’s left for me to do is to find all the remaining places of power and get enough money to enchant Aerondight with a runeword, and I’ll be all set for New Game+!

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Blood and Wine