Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Trophy Guide

Game: Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Peripherals: –
Time to 100%: ~ 30-40 Hours
Difficulty: 5/10
Missable trophies: See the table below for a list of all missable trophies.
Author: Knoef_NL and edited by BloodDragooner

Stage 0 – Basic information


Welcome on the Thronebreaker Trophy Guide. Thronebreaker has a total of 6 regions for you to discover. After you complete a region, you won’t be able to return. The game will give you a clear warning when you reach this point. You can only leave the area if you earned all trophies listed below!

You will need to collect ALL golden chests before you leave an area, this is very important! See the trophy “Tax Collector” for more information on this.

I would strongly advise you to complete all maps 100%. When you open the map you can press triangle to discover a few of the important areas. This will only cost you 50 gold(after you unlocked the skill for it). Make sure you use this skill a few times for each area so you know for sure that you discovered all points of interest. After you discovered them, make sure to complete them.


Stage 1 – Lyria


Overview of all trophies that can be earned in this area:

Trophy nameDescriptionMissableMark
I’ll show them!Complete the turorialNo – Story relatedN/A
Was that supposed to hurt?Win a battle with less than 10 damage takenYesPurple D
All present and Accounted for Win a battle without any of your units being killed YesPurple D
Distillation of Filth Kill the Manticore YesDark Red Manticore
For the good book states Recruit Eyck Yes, HighlyPink C, Dark Red Eyck
HoarderObtain 10 trinketsYesN/A
Never give up, never surrender! Complete Lyria areaNoN/A
Map of Lyria

Complete at least all marks below before progressing to the next area.
Yellow: Treasure chests. (Marked 1-10).
Light Red: Treasure maps needed to find the Treasure chests.
Dark red: Location of the Manticore.
Pink A: You will trigger the church quest here. Some shiny coins have been stolen.
Pink B: The location of the loot. Make sure you RETURN the loot to the church.
Pink C: Eyck will join you if you beat the Manticore & RETURNED the church loot. (Also able to recruit him by skipping this mission.)
Purple D: The location to earn : “Was that supposed to hurt” & “All present and Accounted for”
Green E: Location of the first weapon. (Defeat the Hag.)
Green F: Location of the second weapon. (Story-related, beat Gascon.)

Stage 2 – Aedirn


Overview of all trophies that can be earned in this area:

Trophy nameDescriptionMissableMark
I want YOU for the Lyrian Army Recruit 200 soldiers NoN/A
Plutocracy Earn >= 10.000 gold NoN/A
Arf! Arf! Grr… Recruit KnickersYesPurple G
I’ll probably need this later Gather 5.000 woodNoN/A
Once more! Again!Trigger loyal abilities 100 timesYesN/A
Lord of the MoulderwoodDefeat EldainNo, Story relatedN/A
1. Do no HarmRecruit IsbelYesPurple H
At ease, Private! Train your first Reynard unitYesN/A
Among the AshesComplete Aedirn AreaNo, Story RelatedN/A

Complete at least all marks below before progressing to the next area:
Yellow: Treasure chests. (Marked 1-9).
Light Red: Treasure maps needed to find the Treasure chests.
Purple G: Knickers – Simply win the puzzle.
Purple H: Isbel – Defeat the camp to free her.
Green I: Location of third weapon (Flail -> Attack the hawkers and equip yourself with the weapons).
Green J: Location of fourth weapon (Ornamental Sword -> Attack the traitors, show mercy, solve the puzzle).

Stage 3 – Mahakam

Trophy nameDescriptionMissableMark
PilgrimPray 10 times.YesN/A
Perfectly harmless… Defeat Keltullis. YesDark Red K
Out of the sizzlixer into the fire Recruit Barnabas. Yes, HighlyPurple M
Party’s over! Kill 9 enemies simultaneously. YesPurple N
Those gears are turning Complete 20 puzzles.YesN/A
Dog trainerTrain your first Gascon Unit.YesN/A
One big happy familyOwn at least one copy of each non-Reynard, non-Gascon unit.YesN/A
We have the high groundComplete the Mahakam area.No, story relatedN/A

Map of Mahakam

Complete at least all marks below before progressing to the next area:
Yellow: Treasure chests. (Marked 1-8).
Light Red: Treasure maps needed to find the Treasure chests.
Dark Red K: Keltullis – Win the battle and kill the drake.
Green L: Location of the fifth weapon. (Attack the convoy).
Purple M: Barnabas – Pay for his release.
Purple N: Location for “Party’s over!” trophy.

Stage 4 – Angren


Trophy nameDescriptionMissableMark
A-ten-hut! Unlock all of Reynard’s buildings. Yes.N/A
Dogs of War Unlock all of Gascon’s buildings. Yes.N/A
Army Camp tycoon Army Camp tycoon. Yes.N/A
Revenge is best served cold… Kill Count Caldwell. No, Story related.N/A
Gvaern Ichaer Defeat Gernichora. No, Story related.N/A
I have the power End a round with a score over 300.Yes.N/A
In Good Company Play 5 characters in one battle. Yes.N/A
Witcher to the rescue Complete the Angren Area. No, story related.N/A
Map of Angren

Complete at least all marks below before progressing to the next area:
Yellow: Treasure chests. (Marked 1-9).
Light Red: Treasure maps needed to find the Treasure chests.
Green O: Location of the sixth weapon.

Stage 5 – Rivia


Trophy nameDescriptionMissableMark
Cartographer Collect 15 treasure maps. Yes.Red marks on all maps.
Through the fourth wall Find the easter egg. Yes.Green P.
Tax collectorFind all golden chests.Yes.Yellow marks on all maps.
There’s no place like home… Complete the Rivia area.No, Story related.N/A
Return of the queen Complete the campaign.No, Story related.N/A
Map of Rivia

Complete at least all marks below before progressing to the next area:
Yellow: Treasure chests. (Marked 1-9).
Light Red: Treasure maps needed to find the Treasure chests.
Green P: Easter Egg Trophy (Through the fourth wall).
Green Q: Location of the seventh weapon. (Win the fight, release the blacksmith).

Stage 6 – Aldersberg (Epilogue)


Trophy NameDescriptionMissableMark
Burn after reading Read all Spyletters. Yes.N/A
Map of Aldersberg. No points of interest here.

Trophies


Living Legend
Get all trophies.


Army Camp tycoon
Fully upgrade your army camp.

You will need to upgrade every building in your camp. This will cost you gold & wood. The early upgrades are focused on gold, while the upgrades later on will cost more wood. The balance between gold and wood will also shift when reaching the levels further on, so don’t worry about that.

You will also be able to unlock a skill which allows you to trade in gold for wood. (trading post). I unlocked this trophy during the fourth area Angren and had a lot of money to spare while playing the last map Rivia.


Return of the queen
Finish the Thronebreaker campaign.

This trophy is earned once you beat the final battle in the last map, Rivia. You will be fighting a Nilfgaardian captain. The trick here is to focus your deck on boosting yourself, instead of killing the enemies. Their commander has the ability to spawn a new card for each card you kill.


Out of the sizzlixer into the fire
Recruit Barnabas Beckenbuaer into your army.

You will find Barnabas in Mahakam. He is marked with a purple M. Make your way to this spot and pay for his release.


1. Do no Harm
Recruit Isbel into your army.

Isbel is found in Aedirn. She is marked with a purple H. Defeat the camp she is held at and she will join you afterwards.


For the Good Book States
Recruit Eyck into your army.

Eyck is found in Lyria. He is marked with the pink C. You will need to defeat the manticore before he will join your army.

The areas Pink A & Pink B trigger an event involving a church. You can choose to steal gold from a church here. DO NOT keep the money, RETURN IT to the church. If you keep it, Eyck will NOT join you. Mark B will be the point where you can make this very decision.

The dialogue options are as follows:
For the first option pick “How goes your hunt”.
Choose for the second option ” I Shall help you if you then join us”.
For the third option pick “I insist, Sir Eyck”.
Eyck will join you and you will need to move towards the marked red area. fight the manticore there and this trophy will pop.

Don’t pick the option “Godspeed, Eyck”, this will make Eyck leave.


Arf! Arf! Grr…
Recruit the dog into your army.

Knickers is found at Aedirn. He is marked with the Purple G. Win the puzzle and Knickers will join your army.


Tax Collector
Find all golden chests.

Each area contains a few golden chests, you will need to clear out each area before you progress to the next one. You will NOT be able to return to a previous area once you leave it.
Some chests requires you to find a treasure map before you can find it. These are marked in red on the maps below. The chests are marked yellow.
Lyria: A total of 10 golden chests.
Aedirn: A total of 9 golden chests.
Mahakam: A total of 7 golden chests.
Angren: A total of 9 golden chests.
Rivia: A total of 6 golden chests.
Aldesberg: No golden chests.

The game will provide you with a summary of the amount of golden chests found in a particular area. You may also view this in the camp by interacting with the Grey rider in the tent. (most left with the purple cape cape)

This is also the place where you can check how many playable units you have for the trophy “In Good Company”.


Burn after Reading
Read all Spymaster letters.

You will need to read all the Spymaster letters you receive from the story-related quests. You won’t need to complete any side-quests for this trophy.
After completing the Elf battle in Aldersberg you will receive the last one needed for this trophy. Open the menu and read all letters you found. The trophy should pop when the last letter is read.

Reports section.

Arms Race
Obtain all weapons.

All weapons are marked below with a green circle. These weapons are leader cards which you can use for your deck. You can only use one at a time and you are free to switch them after each fight. A total of 8 leader cards are present within the game. Missing one would mean you have to restart the campaign.

Meve: Longsword.
Unlocked by default.

Meve: War Hammer (Lyria)
Defeat the Grave Hag (Marked E).

Meve: Rivian Broadsword (Lyria)
Defeat Gascon during the main quest. (Marked F).

Meve: Flail (Aedirn)
Go to the peasant marked I(1) and get information about the Hawkers. You can either pay or force the information.
Go to the hawkers marked I(2) and attack them (“Give the order to attack”). After the fight choose to equip your soldiers with the weapons.

Meve: Ornamental Sword (Aedirn)
Go the camp with the Aedirnian traitors marked J(1), choose to attack the traitor. After the fight, you will need to SHOW MERCY to Falbeson. He will invite you to his home, a few meters to the right, marked J(2). Accept his offer and he will betray you once again. Solve the puzzle and this card will be yours.

Meve: Sihil (Mahakam)
Go to the marked spot L on the map. A quest with a Nilfgaardian convoy will trigger. Choose to attack the convoy. Win this battle and the card is yours.

Meve: Angreni Blade (Angren)
Go to the marked area O. You will find an Elven tomb, choose to enter it. Kill the monsters and you will earn his card.

Meve: Spear (Rivia)
Go to the marked area Q. You will find yourself choosing the faith of a blacksmith who made weapons for the Nilfgaardian army. After the battle, you will be able to “Release the blacksmith” make sure you select this option! The blacksmith will give you the spear as a big thank you.


Never give up, never surrender!
Complete the main story line for Lyria.

This trophy is earned after completing the area Lyria. Story related and cannot be missed. I would highly recommend to complete all important areas within this area. You can use the scout ability to spot anything you may have missed. It will only cost you a few hounded gold for each map. You will get a message once you cannot use the scout ability when you discovered all important things.


Among the Ashes
Complete the main story line for Aedirn.

This trophy is earned after completing the area Aedirn. Story related and cannot be missed. I would highly recommend to complete all important areas within this area. You can use the scout ability to spot anything you may have missed. It will only cost you a few hounded gold for each map. You will get a message once you cannot use the scout ability when you discovered all important things.


We have the high ground
Complete the main story line for Mahakam.

This trophy is earned after completing the area Mahakam. Story related and cannot be missed. I would highly recommend to complete all important areas within this area. You can use the scout ability to spot anything you may have missed. It will only cost you a few hundred gold for each map. You will get a message once you cannot use the scout ability when you discovered all important things.


Witcher to the rescue
Complete the main story line for Angren.

This trophy is earned after completing the area Angren. Story related and cannot be missed. I would highly recommend to complete all important areas within this area. You can use the scout ability to spot anything you may have missed. It will only cost you a few hundred gold for each map. You will get a message once you cannot use the scout ability when you discovered all important things.


There’s no place like home…
Complete the main story line for Rivia.

This trophy is earned after completing the area Rivia. Story related and cannot be missed. I would highly recommend to complete all important areas within this area. You can use the scout ability to spot anything you may have missed. It will only cost you a few hundred gold for each map. You will get a message once you cannot use the scout ability when you discovered all important things.

The final fight will be against the Nilfgaardian general. You will need to focus your deck on boosting your own units. You cannot kill any of his units, because the commander has the ability to play a new unit for every unit you kill.


Those gears are turning…
Complete 20 Puzzles.

Puzzles are found on all maps, they are marked with a puzzle icon. I would recommend that you complete all puzzles, because they will earn you lots of gold, wood and unique cards. This trophy should pop in Mahakam.


In Good Company
Play 5 or more characters in one battle.

You will need to play 5 characters during one battle. There are plenty of characters you can play:
Eyck, Gascon, Isbel, Xavier Lemmens, Barnabas, Gabor Zigrin, Rayla, Reynard, Arnjolf, Villem and Knickers.

You are also able to lose characters once they joined you. Make sure you earn this trophy as soon as you have at least 5 characters present in your deck. You can view the characters in the army camp(tent) or by adjusting your current deck. The cards look like the following:

All images from Witcher.fandom.com.

Dogs of War
Unlock all of Gascon’s Buildings.

You will need to upgrade the specific skills that grant you the Garcon’s buildings. There is also a trophy that requires you to unlock all Reynard’s buildings.
However, for the trophy “Army Camp tycoon” you will need to fully upgrade your camp. Just upgrade all buildings and the trophies “Dogs of War”& “A-ten-hut!” will also pop.


A-ten-hut!
Unlock all of Reynard’s buildings.

You will need to upgrade the specific skills that grant you the Reynard’s buildings. There is also a trophy that requires you to unlock all of Gascon’s buildings. However, for the trophy “Army Camp tycoon” you will need to fully upgrade your camp. Just upgrade all buildings and the trophies “Dogs of War”& “A-ten-hut!” will also pop.


Once more! Again!
Use Meve to trigger allies’ Loyal abilities 100 times.

You can use Meve’s abilities each fight a few times. She is positioned left of the battlefield, move your marker towards her to trigger the ability. Each “weapon card” or “leader card” will change the behaviour of this ability. You will be using this ability a lot, so don’t worry too much about this trophy. It should pop somewhere in the second or third map.


Party’s over!
Kill 9 enemies simultaneously.

This trophy can be earned in Mahakam, marked N. Summon a few cards before killing all the dogs with the epidemic card. See the video below if you encounter any trouble.


Distillation of Filthy
Kill the Manticore.

The Manticore is found in Lyria. This trophy is tied together with finding Eyck, he will help you in killing the manticore.
For the first option pick “How goes your hunt”.
Choose for the second option ” I Shall help you if you then join us”.
For the third option pick “I insist, Sir Eyck”.
Eyck will join you and you will need to move towards the marked red area. fight the manticore there and this trophy will pop.

Don’t pick the option “Godspeed, Eyck”, this will make Eyck leave.


Perfectly harmless..
Defeat Kelltulis The Dragon.

Kelltulis the dragon is found in Mahakam, marked K1 & K2. Win the first battle at K1 and then make your way to K2.
Enter the cave and choose to slay the dragon. This will earn you this trophy, 10.000 gold and an artifact.


Lord of the moulderwood
Defeat Eldain.

You will encounter Eldain in Aedirn. It is a story related quest that is not missable.


I’ll show them!
Finish the Thronebreaker tutorial.

The tutorial is integrated in the campaign and cannot be missed. The basic stuff will be explained so you will understand the game a bit better.


Revenge is best served cold…
Kill Count Caldwell.

You will be able to kill Caldwell in Angren, it’s a story related mission that cannot be missed.


All present and accounted for
Win a non-Puzzle battle without any of your units being killed.

This trophy can be earned in Lyria, together with the ” Was that supposed to hurt? “trophy. It’s marked on the map with a purple D.

The A.I will place a card facing down, dodge this card by placing all units on the range row. Keep doing this until the card flips over. When the card flips, immediately kill it with your archer. This will eliminate all danger from this battle, and you will be able to earn both trophies.

It is highly recommended that you play Rivian Pikeman in the first round, a random card in the second round and the Lyrian Arbalest in the third round to kill the flipped card. See the video below if you have any trouble.


Dog Trainer
Train your first Gascon Unit.

When you upgrade the command tent, you will unlock new units. I highly suggest you upgrade everything for the “Army Camp tycoon” trophy. You also need to make each card at least once. You will have plenty of resources for it, don’t worry about that part.

Making each card will unlock you the trophies “Dog Trainer”, “At ease, Private” & “One Big happy family”.

An example of a Gascon Unit is the “Stray of Spalla”


At ease, Private!
Train your first Reynard Unit.

When you upgrade the command tent, you will unlock new units. I highly suggest you upgrade everything for the “Army Camp tycoon” trophy. You also need to make each card at least once. You will have plenty of resources for it, don’t worry about that part.

Making each card will unlock you the trophies “Dog Trainer”, “At ease, Private” & “One Big happy family”.

An example of a Reynard Unit is pretty much all the catapults ingame.


One Big happy family
Own at least one copy of each non-Reynard, non-Gascon unit.

When you upgrade the command tent, you will unlock new units. I highly suggest you upgrade everything for the “Army Camp tycoon” trophy. You also need to make each card at least once. You will have plenty of resources for it, don’t worry about that part.

Making each card will unlock you the trophies “Dog Trainer”, “At ease, Private” & “One Big happy family”.


I have the power!
End a round with a score of over 300.

This can be obtained towards the end. I suggest using the following cards:

– The Lyrian pikemen. Playing one will summon all 5 of them. (Make sure you have 5 of them in your deck).
– The beer, it will boost your score on each row by 2 for each round passing by. (This card is an example of an artifact).
– The forager; He has the Ability to kill 2 units towards the right, if it kills an artifact he will double it own power. Boost the first unit to the right with 30/40 and activate his ability. He will kill the first unit, gaining its power. He should have something around 49, because the second card will be an artifact and it will double his power, netting him a total score of 98.
– The Lyrian scytheman, they can be boosted when using your leader ability.
– The mage with the book. Use them to place an additional 2 units of the “spearman”into your deck.
– The card “Reinforcements”. This will allow you to play all cards from one certain unit on the field. Select the spearman, AFTER playing the mages at least twice. Now keep using the leader ability as much as possible.

I’m sure there are plenty other solutions to obtain a score higher than 300.


Gvaern Ichaer
Defeat Gernichora.

This trophy is earned at Angren. You will encounter your very first Witcher, who will tell you about this hideous beast. Make your way to it and slay it.
Story related and not missable.


Hoarder 10 trinkets
Obtain 10 trinkets.

Trinkets are also referred to as artefacts. They are found plenty within the game and this trophy should pop within the first or second area. I highly suggest completing each map 100% so you don’t miss out on anything.


Through the fourth wall
Find an Easter Egg.

This trophy is earned in the last map, Rivia. Make your way to the marked area P. The trophy will automatically pop, you will also find some loot while you are there, including a gold chest. It is likely that you will make your way to there naturally.

The easter egg itself is the whistling that can be heard. The one who is whistling is Gaunter O’Dimm, who you may know from The Witcher 3.


Plutocracy
Earn 10.000 or more gold.

You will need to earn a total of 10.000 gold. This will happen without any problems at all. Gold is earned by picking up loot and defeating enemies. You are able to make choices that allow you to earn a lot of money. For instance one of them is killing the dragon in Mahakam, which will earn you 10.000 gold at once.


Was that supposed to hurt?.
Win a non-Puzzle battle with less than 10 damage taken in total.

See “All present and accounted for”.


Pilgrim
Pray at 10 Shrines.

You will find shrines throughout the whole game. You can interact with each one once. They will increase your karma, which can buff your score of each card with +1. You will need to find a total of 10 shrines. There are way more than 10 shrines present within the game.


Cartographer
Collect 15 Treasure maps.

Treasure maps are found by interacting with peasants. They are all marked in the various maps with a red mark. This trophy will come naturally while going for the “Army Camp tycoon” trophy.


I’ll probably need this later…
Gather 5.000 wood throughout the game.

Wood is gathered by looting it after you defeated enemies or by finding it in the world. You will reach this amount without any problems if you complete all areas.


I want YOU for the lyrian Army
Recruit 200 Soldiers.

You will be able to recruit soldiers in various ways. There is a skill that allows you to recruit a fixed amount of recruits after each battle. You will also be able to gain recruits by making certain decisions ingame. The benefits of gaining recruits are always mentioned when making a decision. You can also gain recruits by interacting with the banners in towns (Blue flag). All in all this trophy shouldn’t form any trouble and should unlock naturally during your playthrough.