|“||You invariably desire to row upstream and piss into the wind. It had to end badly. Know that today, here, in Stygga Castle, you have pissed into a hurricane.||„|
| ~ Vilgefortz to
Geralt during their final encounter at Stygga Castle
Vilgefortz of Roggeveen was one of the major antagonists of The Witcher book series. He was a mage of extraordinary talent and ambition who orchestrated many of the early major events of the Witcher universe. His ambition would eventually find him searching for Ciri, which would bring him into conflict with Geralt and Yennefer.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 8-C physically, Low 7-B with magic
Name: Vilgefortz of Roggeveen
Origin: The Witcher
Age: Unknown. Is very young by mage standards, and looks around 35 by Geralt's estimation.
Classification: Former druid, Former mercenary and spy, Mage, Hero of the First Northern War, Leader of the Chapter of Sorcerors
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Genius Intelligence, Acrobatics, Longevity, Weapon Mastery, Magic, Forcefield Creation, Telekinesis (Can cast force pushes and telekinetically choke people. Could potentially twist Yennefer's body), Clairvoyance, Absorption (Of magical energy, absorbed an unconscious Yennefer's magical powers), Poison Manipulation (Can inject magical elixirs/potions that forces others to obey his command, and potentially cause cerebral hemorrhage, double-sided paralysis, or a permanent vegetative state if resisted), Creation (Of various magical constructs), Fire Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Pocket Reality Creation, Summoning (Mages less skilled than him can summon storms, meteors and lightning), Weather Manipulation, Animal Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Telepathy, Transmutation, Biological Manipulation, Healing, Teleportation, Resistance to Enhanced Hearing (Can protect himself from magical eavesdropping) and likely many more
Attack Potency: Building level+ physically (Casually defeated Geralt with a mere staff and without the use of magic. Turned Regis into mush), Small City level with magic (Is by and far regarded as the greatest magic user in the Witcher world and thus should be superior to Triss and Yennefer)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (Was able to effortlessly keep pace with Geralt. As he is a mage stronger than Alzur, he should be able to summon his lightning bolt spell, which can literally summon cloud-to-ground lightning)
Lifting Strength: Class 5, possibly Class 25 (Should be somewhat comparable to Geralt)
Striking Strength: Building Class+ (Comparable to Geralt)
Stamina: High (Fought for extended periods of time during the Battle of Sodden Hill and during Geralt, Yennefer and Regis' assault on Stygga Castle)
Range: Extended melee range with his staff, up to several kilometers with magic
Standard Equipment: His staff which he can use to fight both non-magically and magically
Intelligence: Genius (At a very young age, he achieved mastery over druid magic, warfare, leadership, weapon usage, and conventional magic. Became one of if not the youngest leader of the Chapter of Sorcerors, an organization of elite mages. Leading only a handful of somewhat talented mages, he managed to inflict a crushing defeat on the 100,000 strong Nilfgaardian armies of soldiers and mages. Was the also the leader of a covert network of spies and agents working directly under him. It was through his machinations that Emhyr var Emreis managed to rise to the position of the Emperor of Nilfgaard. Was able to design new forms of magic like the one which developed a new eye for the one he had lost. Is by and far regarded as the greatest mage the world has ever seen. Is an exceptional fighter, effortlessly defeating Geralt without magic and using just his staff. With magic, he defeated Geralt, Yennefer and Regis who were working in tandem to defeat him.)
Weaknesses: None notable.
Note: Vilgefortz is scaling to game feats as he was mentioned several times in the games and he has appeared in Gwent, hence it's easier to give proper tiering for him if we treat him as character from the games rather than from books.