Regarding the bolded, are you talking about that jenny of the woods quest?...I fought her when I was level 8 (second highest difficulty) and she did give me trouble, hardest enemy I´ve faced so far, just because that particular wraith hits quite hard, just one hit from her does a good deal of damage to your health bar.
Yep that's her. I dodge, hit her twice and evade, yet sometimes she manages to counter attack taking almost 50% of my health in 1 hit. All added up I must have hit her for well over 5k damage, does she regenerate? I killed the clones asap, yet maybe she always regenerates a little?
Is there a way to see monster health?
I guess I should look for quests in order.
Anyway further impressions, good game but the gameplay is weak. Sure I'm not doing stuff in the right order, but losing due to the camera getting stuck in a tree or clunky movement making me go where I don't want to, is annoying. Plus witcher sense seems half broken and way too strict. On one hand the red trail is very glitchy on the other the game is very finicky having you click everything in order at the exact spot to trigger the next obvious clue. For example I already pressed the door button 5 times in wandering the dark, yet it wouldn't work as I guess I hadn't lit up the sign first in red or wasn't standing on the correct pixel. Search the circle for clues is getting very stale, poorly executed.
I should go back to the Baron first. They wouldn't let me in when I was there earlier, but now the main quest is pointing me there the gate might be open.
It is surprisingly linear for open world so far, but it should open up a bit if I stick to the main quest for a while, need to level up some. The secondary quests don't give much xp at all.