Also known as the Polish Lord of the Rings, the Witcher saga has gained popularity in western culture largely thanks to the video games from CD Projekt RED.

What’s on the Witcher Timeline?

There are multiple forms of media that tell the story of the Witcher. Of course, it all started with the short stories and novels written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. These stories later formed the basis for the games made by Polish video game developer CD Projkt RED. Those games quickly gained popularity all over the world, with the Witcher 3 becoming one of the most celebrated video games of all time.

This timeline includes both the original noveles and short stories with the games, even though technically they are two seperate canons. For now, though, there is no reason why they can’t coexist as there are no major contraditictions in the story. Several comics are included as well, which exist primarily in the game chronology.

Where to start the Witcher story?

If you like reading, you’re best off starting with the anthology of short stories, The Last Wish. But if you’re a gamer, we recommend starting with The Witcher 3. The game may be late in the chronology, but you do not have to have played the other games, or read the books, to understand what’s going on. And it’s a fantastic dive (possibly the best) into the Witcher universe.

The Witcher Timeline 2.0

1Early YearsBuyThe Last Wish1993-01-01anthologyandrzej-sapkowski
2Early YearsBuySeason of Storms2013-11-06novelandrzej-sapkowski
3Early YearsBuyThe Witcher Vol. 2: Fox Children2015-12-29graphic-novelpaul-tobin
4Early YearsBuySword of Destiny1992-01-01anthologyandrzej-sapkowski
5Early YearsReasons of State2011-06-01comic-issuemichal-galek
6Witcher SagaBuyBlood of Elves1994-01-01novelandrzej-sapkowski
7Witcher SagaBuyTime of Contempt1995-01-01novelandrzej-sapkowski
8Witcher SagaBuyBaptism of Fire1996-01-01novelandrzej-sapkowski
9Witcher SagaBuyThe Tower of the Swallows1997-01-01novelandrzej-sapkowski
10Witcher SagaBuyLady of the Lake1999-01-01novelandrzej-sapkowski
11Game SagaMatters of Conscience2015-10-13comic-issuemichal-galek
12Game SagaBuyThe Witcher2007-10-26game
13Game SagaBuyThe Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings2011-05-17game
14Game SagaBuyThe Witcher: Killing Monsters2015-05-19graphic-novelpaul-tobin
15Game SagaBuyThe Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt2015-05-19game
16Game SagaBuyThe Witcher Vol. 1: House of Glass2014-10-07graphic-novelpaul-tobin
17Game SagaBuyThe Witcher Vol. 3: Curse of Crows, , , 2017-07-04graphic-novelborys-pugacz-muraszkiewicz karolina-stachyra paul-tobin travis-currit
The Witcher Timeline 2.0

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