If you’ve played the first Witcher, you’ll remember it as the one the Lady of the Lake gave you. She’s also the one who will give it to you this time, after you prove your worth.
Witcher 3 Aerondight LocationTo get the Aerondight, you’ll have to complete a sidequest called There Can Be Only One. You can pick it up from a notice board (we found it in front of the Cockatrice Inn). It will lead you towards Lac Celavy lake, directly east from Corvo Bianco. Talk to the hermit living there, and he’ll tell you you’ll get the sword from the lake if you prove you posses the five virtues.
You’ll do this by taking on five specific quests and ensuring you complete them with a certain outcome. Chose right, and you will be rewarded. If you import a save file from the previous two games (that had this sword), you’ll only have to fight the hermit.
HonorScour the notice board in Beauclair to start the quest Till Death Do You Part. Go to the cemetary, investigate and solve the dispute between the two ghosts any way you want. After that, go to the quest giver in Clever Clogs tavern and tell him it was Actually, just a marital spat. Alternative way: During The Warble of a Smitten Knight quest, finish the horse race, accept the duel and win it.
WisdomGo to a cave a bit south-west of the hermit’s lake. Before you enter, a couple of civilians will come out and give you the quest Father Knows Worst. Save their brother, who is left inside, and help their reconciliation by choosing No one dies. Not Today. during the conversation before you exit.
Alternative way: Lift the curse off the Wight in the quest La Cage Au Fou. More details about this are in our Corvo Bianco Trophy guide.
CompassionPick up the quest Big Game Hunter from the notice board in front of the Cockatrice Inn. Don’t harm the panthers while you’re working through the quest. After the work is done and you’re back at the camp, ask the guards about the Count’s life (New life? Something wrong before?). Agree to come to his exhibition when he invites you (Sure, why not?), and don’t forget to actualy visit it and talk to him.
Alternative way: Spare the Shaelmaar after the fight in the arena during the quest The Beast of Toussaint.
GenerosityA short while after you reach Beauclair, a small child will approach you on the street. He’ll give you a letter from Yennefer, the one that starts the Turn to Face The Strange quest. Don’t be a scrooge, be sure to leave him a tip (Here, your tip.). Alternative ways: Buy Geralt’s portrait from the painter in the quest The Witcher As an Old Man (it will cost you 1000 crowns), or give the bootblack at the docks 500 crowns for information when the option presents itself.
ValorGo to a cave a bit northwest of Beauclair Palace. You’ll find a knight outside, asking for help. You’ll get the Feet As Cold As Ice quest once you accept. Go through it and when he starts talking to you inside, tell him to Take the damned head, go back to Beauclair.
Alternative way: In the quest The Warble of a Smitten Knight, win the tourney after you’re back from the woods.
Aerondight StatsAerondight is a silver sword that does a bunch of damage, but doesn’t have the usual stats. Instead, it has some unique abilities. Every time you hit an enemy, your damage will go up by 10%. As time passes, you’ll lose charges. Same goes for getting hit. When the sword is fully charged, it deals critical damage with every swing.
The other ability increases the sword’s damage permanently each time you kill someone while it’s fully charged. The threshold for this increase moves up as you level up your character, letting the weapon practically level up alongside you.