Like all fantasy stories, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes place in a world of magic and wonder. From the powerful mages whose powers can shift the fates of entire nations to the terrifying beasts that lurk in the dark, there is no shortage of fantastical elements to revel in.
The game very prominently features sorceresses in its storyline, and a large number of them appear in some way, shape, or form. Whether they're part of the Lodge of Sorceresses, working on their own plans, or a romantic interest of Geralt's (sometimes all three), the sorceresses of The Witcher world are a force to be reckoned with. Let's now take a look at the sorceresses who make an appearance in The Witcher 3.
10 Sabrina Glevissig
Sabrina Glevissig was known as the Daughter of the Kaedweni Wilderness, and had a vicious nature to match. As advisor to King Henselt, she wielded a tremendous amount of power, both magical and in her influence on the political landscape.
Unfortunately, Sabrina is dead by the time The Witcher 3 takes place, having been burned at the stake for failing King Henselt too many times, an event that plays a large role in The Witcher 2. She still makes an appearance in the game, however, as one of the many Gwent cards players can collect.
9 Lara Dorren
Lara Dorren may not appear in any of the Witcher games, but her influence and the effects of her actions are far reaching and felt throughout every title. She was an elven sage, a sorceress of incredible power, and the product of the elves attempts to engineer a gene for powerful magic - the Elder Blood.
Lara is ancestor to many characters mentioned or appearing in the Witcher series, most prominently Ciri. As Lara's descendant, Ciri is known as the Lady of Space and Time and, while not typically referred to as a sorceress herself, has incredibly natural control over the fabric of space.
8 Assire Var Anahid
Assire var Anahid was a Nilfgaardian sorceress who also did not appear in person in The Witcher 3. She was a member of the Lodge of Sorceresses - one of the few from the Empire of Nilfgaard - and appeared briefly in the second game.
Her role in The Witcher 2 was rather minor, as she was forced to free Triss Merigold from imprisonment, and was then subsequently killed by Ambassador Shilard Fitz-Oesterlen. She does show up in The Witcher 3 as one of the various Gwent cards that Geralt can collect.
7 Síle De Tansarville
Síle de Tansarville was a founding member of the Lodge of Sorceresses and one of the most dangerous and feared mages of her time. Known as the Koviri Loner, Síle preferred to spend her time conducting research and studying magic, forgoing the political machinations that many of her peers engaged in.
Unfortunately for Síle, the downfall of the Lodge meant her downfall as well. She can be found in The Witcher 3 in an Oxenfurt prison, badly injured. Upon finding her, either Geralt or Yennefer will make the decision to end her suffering and take her life at her request.
6 Fringilla Vigo
Fringilla Vigo is another Nilfgaardian sorceress who became involved with the Lodge of Sorceresses alongside Assire var Anahid. Also similar to Assire, her association landed her in hot water after the downfall of the lodge as she was imprisoned for her connections to the organization.
In The Witcher 3, during the final section of the game, Fringilla is freed from her imprisonment at Yennefer's request. She then takes part in the plan to lure the Wild Hunt into a trap, and she prevents them from escaping once they have arrived.
5 Margarita Laux-Antille
The sorceress Margarita Laux-Antille is another member of the Lodge of Sorceresses, although her primary concerns are for her students at Aretuza Academy. She cares little about politics and power struggles, instead choosing to focus on education and academia.
As one of the founding members of the Lodge, Margarita was captured by Radovid of Redania after its dissolution. She was forced to watch as her former pupils were executed before her eyes, and was only spared the same fate in The Witcher 3 as Geralt and Yennefer came to her rescue.
4 Keira Metz
Keira Metz was, perhaps unsurprisingly at this point, also a member of the Lodge of Sorceresses. She was additionally an adviser to the late King Foltest of Temeria, although she abandoned her former life and went into hiding when a wave of anti-sorceress fervor swept the Continent.
She can be encountered in The Witcher 3 as part of the main quest as she helps Geralt track down some rumors about Ciri. She also has a side quest line associated with her efforts to free an old tower from a curse and the specters that haunt it, which Geralt can help her with.
3 Philippa Eilhart
Philippa Eilhart was the leader of the Lodge of Sorceresses, and a highly skilled magic user. Her powers are rivaled only by her ambitions, as even after losing the Lodge and her eyes, she still sought to gain a position of power, in whatever way was necessary.
She crops up in The Witcher 3 as a part of Geralt's efforts to lure and trap the Wild Hunt, although first she must be persuaded that he's not trying to kill her. After this, she aids Geralt, while still making it clear that she considers the entire quest merely a means to an end - namely, her ascension to a position of power in the Nilfgaardian Empire.
2 Triss Merigold
A member of the Lodge of Sorceresses, a fiery and powerful mage in her own right, and potential romantic interest in The Witcher 3, Triss Merigold is a force that cannot be ignored. Her youthful appearance belies a great strength the lurks beneath, and many have underestimated her to their own downfall.
In The Witcher 3, Triss resides in Novigrad, working to help other mages and sorcerers flee the murderous witch hunters who are viciously persecuting any magic users they find. Geralt can choose to aid her in this quest, helping to free the mages from trap that is Novigrad, and along the way can become romantically entangled with Triss.
1 Yennefer Of Vengerberg
Finally, we come to Yennefer of Vengerberg - one of the few sorceresses on this list who was not, in fact, a part of the Lodge of Sorceresses. Yennefer is an incredibly powerful mage, capable of all manner of impressive magical feats, and her destiny has been entwined with Geralt's since their first meeting.
The Witcher 3 opens with Geralt searching for Yennefer - and quickly finding her. Together, they resolve to find their surrogate daughter, Ciri, and much of the game is spent on their joint quest to locate and protect her.