Originally Posted by Sean_W
I'm finding the combat in this game harder than Steven Seagal when his family has just been murdered and he's out for revenge.
Use potions before combat and use the quen sign during combat to increase your protection and health. For small, quick opponents, use quick attacks, and power attacks on the larger. If they're really large or power, use traps and yghren sign. Use bombs on groups of enemies. Read the journal and meditation screen entries on the monsters. And if you're getting surround, use the space bar and the movement keys to dodge out of the way. Parry also works, but I prefer dodging.