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The Witcher 3: Va Fail, Elaine walkthrough

Here's how to complete the Va Fail, Elaine quest in The Witcher 3.

Yennefer is shown clutching her fist beside a raven in The Witcher 3 artwork
Image credit: CD Projekt Red

The witchers of Kaer Morhen assist Yennefer in a ritual designed to lift the curse from Uma in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This is Geralt's last remaining lead on Ciri, and the quest will kick off immediately after the last one, No Place Like Home.

Geralt's job during this quest is mainly helping Yennefer out, which means he'll be brewing potions, something you should already be quite familiar with! If you need a helping hand, here's our guide on how to complete the Va Fail, Elaine quest in The Witcher 3.


The Witcher 3: Va Fail, Elaine walkthrough

Va Fail, Elaine is a pretty passive quest in The Witcher 3, much like No Place Like Home before it. There is even less to do in the way of activities outside chatting, and you can't even make any meaningful choices - the ritual goes on, whatever you say.

I guess the main difference is that this mission isn't very nice. At least it provides an answer - although not the one Geralt, Yennefer and the witchers were hoping for.

Your only real task during this mission is to open three valves, considering you'll already have all the ingredients needed to brew the necessary potion for Yennefer. The order in which you eventually open the valves does not matter. Afterwards, you can show support for Yennefer and tell her a story.

There is one choice that is worth thinking about. When the ritual ends, you have a chance to sound like a major badass. Think carefully when Vesemir asks what you’ll do when the Wild Hunt comes for Ciri.

You now have the option to proceed directly to The Isle of Mists quest, which is the next stop in our story. However, I strongly recommend pursuing the three Brothers in Arms quests to gather allies for the battle ahead. You decision will affect the ending you see after Act Three.

If the Brothers in Arms quests appeal to you - and they should! - make your way to over to our Brothers in Arms: Velen walkthrough, our Brothers in Arms: Novigrad walkthrough, or our Brothers in Arms: Skellige walkthrough.


If you fancy doing something else as Geralt for a bit, here's our The Witcher 3 guide and walkthrough, as well as our Hearts of Stone walkthrough, and Blood and Wine walkthrough to help you out with whatever endeavour you embark on.

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