The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Tips How to Get All Gwent Cards Guide (2022) (2022)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Tips How to Get All Gwent Cards Guide (2022) (1)

There are three ways to acquire Gwent cards, in addition to those granted to you at the start of the game: purchase them from vendors, win them during quests, and win them during random matches. Let’s look at each in turn.

To complete your Gwent collection, you must purchase every card on sale in the Northern Realms. This is the easiest way to collect cards and CD Projekt RED has helpfully patched out an issue with the innkeeper in White Orchard after many players found themselves unable to obtain the Gwent cards there. Check out the merchants by the bridge in White Orchard if you miss the innkeeper.

When shopping for Gwent cards, make sure you exit the vendor’s storefront and then pop back in; sometimes you can purchase duplicate cards this way. Having multiple Decoy and Commander’s Horn cards can make your life a lot easier when you go after rare cards.

Here’s a list of all the vendors you need to visit to purchase every card. If you trot round all of these as soon as you have access to each major area, you’ll have gathered a pretty varied deck with little to no effort – just a bit of galloping past high-level threats.

Innkeeper, White Orchard

Innkeeper, Inn at the Crossroads, Velen

Trader, Crow’s Perch, Velen

Quartermaster, Crow’s Perch, Velen

Trader, Midcopse, Velen

Trader, Claywich, Velen

Trader, Lindendale, Velen

Missable: Olivier (innkeeper), Kingfisher Inn, Novigrad

Marquise Serenity (innkeeper), Passiflora, Novigrad

Innkeeper, The Golden Sturgeon, Novigrad

Trader, Seven Cats Inn, Novigrad

Innkeeper, Cunny of the Goose, Novigrad

Stjepan (innkeeper), Oxenfurt

Innkeeper, Kaer Trolde Harbour, Skellige

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Innkeeper, Urialla, Skellige

Innkeeper, Arinbjorn, Skellige

Innkeeper, Svorlag, Skellige

Innkeeper, Harviken, Skellige

There are several Gwent quests where you’ll face better than average opponents, which will reward you with Gwent cards you can’t get anywhere else (even though random NPCs use them in their decks). Here’s the low down on each of them.

It’s possible to miss or fail these quests, or just complete them without playing Gwent – but as of patch 1.05 and later, fail-safes were added for most of the cards you could miss if a character became unavailable. All you need to do to track down the NPC specific card is to select the Gwent quest and follow the waypoint to the card. For example, if your actions cause the Bloody Baron to leave Velen before you win a card from him, you’ll find the card in his home.

There is an exception: as noted below, depending on what DLC you have installed you can miss Dandelion and a couple of other cards by failing to win a tournament during the quest A Matter of Life and Death.

Gwent: Playing Innkeeps

You receive this quest after the tutorial match in White Orchard. Battle Stepjan at the Alchemy Inn in Oxenfurt, the unnamed Barkeep at the Inn at the Crossroads, and Olivier at the Kingfisher Inn in Novigrad. Complete this quest before secondary quest Now or Never, or miss out forever.

Nilfgaardian Nobleman

It’s not listed as a side quest, but it does reward you with a card not found anywhere else, unlike random opponents. Note that you can come back to the palace and beat him at any time; you don’t need to do it on your first visit.

Gwent: Velen Players

You receive this quest by checking the notice board in Crow’s Perch. Battle The Bloody Baron at Crow’s Perch, the Old Sage at Beken, the Boatmaker at Oreton, and the prodigy Haddy at Midcopse; each of the players will point you to another one. If you do not complete this quest before the conclusion of Family Matters, when the Baron leaves his castle, search his rooms thoroughly after Return to Crookback Bog to find his card and a lead on the next player.

Gwent: Big City Players

You receive this quest by playing Gwent with Vimme Vivaldi, or by checking notice boards around Novigrad. Battle Vimme Vivaldi at the bank in Novigrad, Marquise Serenity at the Passiflora in Novigrad, Sigismund Dijkstra in the Bathhouse in Novigrad and the Scoia’Tael Trader in the camp near Lucian’s Windmill. Complete this quest before Reason of State or risk missing out forever.

Gwent: Old Pals

Receive this quest by challenging Zoltan Chivay or Vernon Roche. Battle Zoltan Chivay at the Thyme and Rosemary in Novigrad any time after reporting back to him during Broken Flowers; Vernon Roche at the Temerian Partisan Camp outside Novigrad any time he is not absent due to quests such as A Deadly Plot and An Eye for an Eye (feel free to wander in as soon as you cross the Pontac); Lambert either in The Nowhere Inn during Pulling the Thread (you have to tell him you’ll meet him at your next objective, then talk to him as he walks out) or at Kaer Morhen; and Thaler either during A Deadly Plot or at the Seven Cats Inn thereafter. Complete this quest before The Battle of Kaer Morhen and Reason of State or risk missing out forever.

Gwent: Skellige Style

Receive this quest by challenging Crach an Craite or Ermion. Battle Crach an Craite at Kaer Trolde; Ermion at Kaer Trolde or Gedyneith; Sjusta the Tailor (barber) at Kaer Trolde Harbour; Germist the Druid at Gedyneith after completing the secondary quest Practicum in Advanced Alchemy; and “Madman” Lugos at Kaer Muire. Complete this quest before Battle Preparations or miss out forever.

A Matter of Life and Death

The only way to get the Dandelion card, plus some other cards depending on which DLC you have installed, is to be victorious at the three-game tournament optionally playable during secondary quest A Matter of Life and Death.

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A Dangerous Game

Complete this side quest for Zoltan Chivay to receive three cards not available anywhere else. At the end of the mission, you can elect to keep the cards or take the money. Keep the cards.

Shock Therapy

Complete this quest at Gedyneith, harassing a druid into speaking, to receive the Iorveth card.

Gwent: High Stakes

This secondary quest is available as soon as you arrive in Novigrad, but you need 1,000 crowns to enter and a tournament-ready deck. Save this one for later on, as you’ll need the best cards you can find; it’s not easy. Warning: This quest is easily failed, so make back up saves.

The rest of the Gwent cards in the Witcher 3 are won by winning matches against opponents. There are a few things to bear in mind here:

You can’t lose cards.

You can only win one card from each opponent; after that, they’ll give you random items instead.

The card you win is random, selected from the available pool.

You’ll know if you’ve played with a particular opponent before if you win and don’t receive a card. However, there are more opponents than there are cards to collect, so if you’re sure you’re playing new characters and you’re not winning cards, you’ve exhausted this method of collecting. Try shopping or doing quests instead.

There are opponents to be found in almost every town – check innkeepers, merchants, blacksmiths and armourers specifically.

That’s it! Not so difficult, right? Just ensure you’ve completed each of the steps and quests above and that elusive Gwent Collect ‘Em All trophy will be yours.

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FAQs

What is the fastest way to get Gwent cards in Witcher 3? ›

How to Get Gwent Cards in The Witcher 3- ALL 5 METHODS

How do you get all Gwent card commands? ›

Re-entering command will increase skill level.
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List of The Witcher 3 PC Console Command Codes.
GWENT COMMANDS
secretgwintImmediately play a round of Gwent anywhere
additem(card,#) List of CardsAdds specified number of desired Gwent cards. ex: additem(gwint_card_werewolf,10)
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May 19, 2015

How do I find missing Gwent cards? ›

You can buy a book from a merchant in Novigrad that will tell you how many cards you've got missing in the general areas, but aside from that you'll just have to look up online guides, I'm afraid. Thank you both, you're very helpful. Unfortunately it doesn't feature the new deck, but it's definitely worth having!

Which merchants sell Gwent cards? ›

Witcher 3 Base Game
NameRegionProvided Cards
The Merchant of MidcopseVelen (Spitfire Bluff)Random
The Amateur Armorer of MidcopseVelen (Spitfire Bluff)Random
The Merchant of ClaywichVelen (The Mire)Random
The Merchant of OretonVelen (The Mire)Random
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How do you farm Gwent cards? ›

There is no way to farm them as there is a limited amount that you can only acquire in two ways. 2. Winning basic from merchants and rare from specific people. If you've already won a card from a merchant already you will get items/money instead of another card.

Which Gwent faction is best? ›

Northern Realms

In short, the Nordlings focus on simply overwhelming the opposition with big numbers. Combined with easy to understand abilities, the raw power of Northern Realms makes it one of the best factions in the game.

Does The Witcher 3 have cheat codes? ›

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How do you get good Gwent cards early? ›

How to build a decent Gwent deck
  1. Commit to Gwent lyfe. ...
  2. Buy every Gwent card you can. ...
  3. Play every game of Gwent until you win. ...
  4. Do the Gwent quests as soon as you can. ...
  5. Don't despair if you can't win the tutorial match first try. ...
  6. Don't despair if you can't win against the Nilfgaardian Nobleman.

How do you always win at Gwent? ›

The Witcher 3: 10 Pro Tips To Help You Win At Gwent
  1. 10 Collect Cards. At its core, Gwent is a deck-building game. ...
  2. 9 Try The DLC. ...
  3. 8 Missable Quests. ...
  4. 7 Self-Inflicted Weather. ...
  5. 6 Sacrifice The Round. ...
  6. 5 Learn The Deck Styles. ...
  7. 4 Learn How To Counter. ...
  8. 3 Save High-Power Cards.
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How many total Gwent cards are there? ›

To complete it, you must collect every single card of each type; a total of 120 cards, from the 199 available cards. The other 79 cards are duplicates (for example, there are three Ghoul cards you can find, but you only need one for this quest objective).

What card does the Baron give you? ›

To start this quest, one must play the Bloody Baron by either finding the notice in Crow's Perch or by talking to and challenging him (he uses the Northern Realms deck). Once defeated he will hand over the Sigismund Dijkstra card and give you the names of Velen's best players: Haddy, Old Sage, and a boatwright.

Is Gwent in the books? ›

GWENT is a great card game, with fantastic art to go along with it. The book is laid out into seven chapters that covers Monsters, Northern Realms, Scoia'tael, Skellige, Nilfgaardian Empire, Neutral Forces, and Special Cards.

What should I not miss in White Orchard? ›

White Orchard is the first major area of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that players get to explore.
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  5. 5 Sawmill. ...
  6. 6 Ransacked Village. ...
  7. 7 Mill. ...
  8. 8 Tomira's Hut. ...
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How many active Gwent players are there? ›

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MonthAvg. PlayersGain
October 20201,395.8-121.4
September 20201,517.3-271.8
August 20201,789.1-189.7
July 20201,978.8-415.9
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Where can I get good Gwent cards early Witcher 3? ›

Check with every single merchant; if they have a store, see if they will sell you a Gwent card. One of the most vital of these is the innkeeper at White Orchard; if you haven't got the cash, go out and fill in every question mark on your map, and rob every single house, until you can afford the cards.

Who sells the best Gwent cards in Witcher 3? ›

1. Buying Gwent cards from vendors
  • Innkeeper, White Orchard.
  • Innkeeper, Inn at the Crossroads, Velen.
  • Trader, Crow's Perch, Velen.
  • Quartermaster, Crow's Perch, Velen.
  • Trader, Midcopse, Velen.
  • Trader, Claywich, Velen.
  • Trader, Lindendale, Velen.
  • Missable: Olivier (innkeeper), Kingfisher Inn, Novigrad.

Where can I find good Gwent cards in Witcher 3? ›

Neutral Gwent Deck
Card NamePriceTrader or Character, Location
Avallac'h20Gremita, at Gedyneith, Ard Skellig
Geralt of Rivia50Thaler, at the Seven Cats Inn
Yennefer of Vengerberg50Stjepan, The Alchemy Inn, Oxenfurt
Cirilla Fiona Elen Rianno50Scoia'Tael Trader and Camp, Novigrad Forest
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Can you buy Gwent cards in real life? ›

The physical Gwent card sets that come with the Witcher 3 Blood and Wine expansion are only available to individuals who have pre-ordered or purchased the digital expansion pass. The limited edition Gwent sets can also be purchased from a retailer like Gamestop along with the Expansion Pack, while supplies last.

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Reconciling these lists with your current Gwent deck is a pain thanks to how cards are sorted in the deck menu, and there are so many missable cards that consulting this list at the end of the game can be heartbreaking.. When shopping for Gwent cards, make sure you exit the vendor's storefront and then pop back in; sometimes you can purchase duplicate cards this way.. Here's a list of all the vendors you need to visit to purchase every card.. Innkeeper, White Orchard Innkeeper, Inn at the Crossroads, Velen Trader, Crow's Perch, Velen Quartermaster, Crow's Perch, Velen Trader, Midcopse, Velen Trader, Claywich, Velen Trader, Lindendale, Velen Missable: Olivier (innkeeper), Kingfisher Inn, Novigrad Marquise Serenity (innkeeper), Passiflora, Novigrad Innkeeper, The Golden Sturgeon, Novigrad Trader, Seven Cats Inn, Novigrad Innkeeper, Cunny of the Goose, Novigrad Stjepan (innkeeper), Oxenfurt Innkeeper, Kaer Trolde Harbour, Skellige Innkeeper, Urialla, Skellige Innkeeper, Arinbjorn, Skellige Innkeeper, Svorlag, Skellige Innkeeper, Harviken, Skellige. There are several Gwent quests where you'll face better than average opponents, which will reward you with Gwent cards you can't get anywhere else (even though random NPCs use them in their decks).. It's possible to miss or fail these quests, or just complete them without playing Gwent - but as of patch 1.05 and later, fail-safes were added for most of the cards you could miss if a character became unavailable.. All you need to do to track down the NPC specific card is to select the Gwent quest and follow the waypoint to the card.. For example, if your actions cause the Bloody Baron to leave Velen before you win a card from him, you'll find the card in his home.. You receive this quest after the tutorial match in White Orchard.. Complete this quest before secondary quest Now or Never , or miss out forever.. Note that you can come back to the palace and beat him at any time; you don't need to do it on your first visit.. Complete this side quest for Zoltan Chivay to receive three cards not available anywhere else.. Keep the cards .. Warning: This quest is easily failed, so make back up saves.. You'll know if you've played with a particular opponent before if you win and don't receive a card.

There are three ways to acquire Gwent cards, in addition to those granted to you at the start of the game: purchase them from vendors,

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Tips How to Get All Gwent Cards Guide 1 - steamlists.comThere are three ways to acquire Gwent cards, in addition to those granted to you at the start of the game: purchase them from vendors, win them during quests, and win them during random matches.. If you trot round all of these as soon as you have access to each major area, you’ll have gathered a pretty varied deck with little to no effort – just a bit of galloping past high-level threats.Innkeeper, White OrchardInnkeeper, Inn at the Crossroads, VelenTrader, Crow’s Perch, VelenQuartermaster, Crow’s Perch, VelenTrader, Midcopse, VelenTrader, Claywich, VelenTrader, Lindendale, VelenMissable: Olivier (innkeeper), Kingfisher Inn, NovigradMarquise Serenity (innkeeper), Passiflora, NovigradInnkeeper, The Golden Sturgeon, NovigradTrader, Seven Cats Inn, NovigradInnkeeper, Cunny of the Goose, NovigradStjepan (innkeeper), OxenfurtInnkeeper, Kaer Trolde Harbour, SkelligeInnkeeper, Urialla, SkelligeInnkeeper, Arinbjorn, SkelligeInnkeeper, Svorlag, SkelligeInnkeeper, Harviken, Skellige. For example, if your actions cause the Bloody Baron to leave Velen before you win a card from him, you’ll find the card in his home.There is an exception: as noted below, depending on what DLC you have installed you can miss Dandelion and a couple of other cards by failing to win a tournament during the quest A Matter of Life and Death.Gwent: Playing InnkeepsYou receive this quest after the tutorial match in White Orchard.. Complete this quest before secondary quest Now or Never, or miss out forever.Nilfgaardian NoblemanIt’s not listed as a side quest, but it does reward you with a card not found anywhere else, unlike random opponents.. If you do not complete this quest before the conclusion of Family Matters, when the Baron leaves his castle, search his rooms thoroughly after Return to Crookback Bog to find his card and a lead on the next player.Gwent: Big City PlayersYou receive this quest by playing Gwent with Vimme Vivaldi, or by checking notice boards around Novigrad.. Complete this quest before Battle Preparations or miss out forever.A Matter of Life and DeathThe only way to get the Dandelion card, plus some other cards depending on which DLC you have installed, is to be victorious at the three-game tournament optionally playable during secondary quest A Matter of Life and Death.A Dangerous GameComplete this side quest for Zoltan Chivay to receive three cards not available anywhere else.. There are a few things to bear in mind here:You can’t lose cards.You can only win one card from each opponent; after that, they’ll give you random items instead.The card you win is random, selected from the available pool.You’ll know if you’ve played with a particular opponent before if you win and don’t receive a card.

If you're a newcomer to Gwent and have no real idea what you're doing then read on to find out how and where to find the best cards for your deck!

As a neutral, the card can be used with any of the four factions.. That means any innkeeper, merchant, blacksmith or armorer that plays Gwent could give you this card randomly after you defeat them.. It is down to chance though, so you'll most likely need a good few wins before getting the card.. He has a melee attack rating of 10, making him the strongest card of his faction.. Eggebracht can be won very early on.. You win him from Olivier in the Kingfisher Inn in Novigrad, as part of the Gwent: Playing Innkeepers questline.. Not only does he have a melee attack rating of 10 but he -- like Yennefer -- is a medic who can bring a card back from the discard pile when summoned.. To add Coehoorn to your collection, you must defeat the last innkeeper in the Gwent: Playing Innkeepers quest.. Isengrim Faolitarnais one of these -- a tough melee character with 10 attack points.. He is a spy card that gives your opponent added attack points, but allows you to draw 2 cards in exchange.. This is especially useful for Scoia'tael and Monster decks, which have no spies of their own -- compared to Nilfgaard and the Northern Realms, which have 3 each.. He's neutral as well, so he can be played by any faction, and he is unaffected by special cards due to his hero status.. After this, play Thaler immediately or find him in the Seven Cats Inn to play and win the most sought-after card in the game.. Many of them are available early in the game.

Gwent may be the hardest part of The Witcher 3.

Buy every Gwent card you can Some merchants will sell you Gwent cards, especially innkeepers.. Play every game of Gwent until you win The cards you win are sometimes random, sometimes set, but every Gwent match, except some story ones, will reward you with a card.. Don't despair if you can't win the tutorial match first try Even if you buy cards and arrange your own deck, the game forces you to use set cards.. The idea behind this build is to remove all weather cards from your deck, except perhaps one Clear Weather card, to give you a much higher chance of being dealt decent attack cards, such as your precious stock of Heroes.. You only need 22 Unit cards (including Heroes) to play a match, plus whatever Special cards (weather effects, Commander's Horn, Scorch, Decoy) you fancy.. To elaborate: if you bring 26 cards to a match, including four cards with low attack power, you may draw all four of those low-powered cards, when you could have had four better cards.. You can use Scorch to take out huge numbers of cards; if the enemy has four or five cards with an attack power of six, and you haven't put down anything higher, don't wait for them to play an eight or ten; use Scorch and take out all of those nasties at once, sacrificing you own cards with a power of six if necessary.. These decks are heavy with Muster cards: when played, they pull every matching card out of the players deck, and put it into play.. Stack your deck with Spy cards, and trick the enemy into playing a bunch of cards, while you refill your hand.. In the second round, you may want to use a Medic card to retrieve any especially good Spy cards you couldn't get with Decoy ( Thaler , for example, is definitely worth retrieving, and both Sigismund Dijkstra and Vattier de Rideaux are not bad) to grab even more cards.. Just look at me use Spies to trick this Skellige guy into using up a bunch of cards before throwing the round and trampling him with my hand of 13 (one card extra for Northern Realms faction wins) packed with Commander's Horn cards, twin Medic cards, a great Bond set up, three Hero cards, an emergency Scorch and defence against all weather cards .

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However, there are a lot of other things to do in The Witcher 3 except the main story of the game such as the Gwent Mini-Game of The Witcher 3, for some people, Gwent might not be very familiar and these specific people will have a hard time understanding the ins and outs of the Gwent Mini-Game.. Image: Witcher WikiThe best card of the game includes heroes that disregard debuff from other cards, making them a lot more difficult to counter in a game that doesn’t feature direct card removal.. But you should know that that’s only a single removal card in a set that includes 149 other components and special cards.. Image: VG247In the Gwent game keep your eyes peeled for the components that contain Swarm and Tight Bond because the components/units with which you draw more cards aren’t the only ones to watch out for.. If you want to get started, the Northern deck is a good starter pack you can combine special cards with units, win your rounds with it and it will entitle the player to an extra card for their hand.. Image: gamepurIt is truly not necessary to keep more than 22 Unit Cards in your deck because The Witcher 3’s best combinations still leave a lot of room for the players to stick with Gwent’s minimum unit requirement.. But if you do that then you will find your self with too many special cards in your hand and too few units to claim the final round in the Gwent game.. However, Yes, you will probably need a few special cards to compliment your Gwent Deck of choice, but there’s absolutely no reason to stuff up your deck with special cards in order to take down Geralt’s early Gwent opponents.. As you buy more cards, you will get the Card Collector achievement as well.. The Gwent Mini-Game is a great way to play a game within a game, forcing players to adapt to new gaming techniques and strategies.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a game that is full of challenges. Bandits roam the countryside, Wyverns hunt in the skies, and deadly creatures guard the deep, dark caverns that populate the world. But, no challenge is as daunting as that of Gwent. What is Gwent, you ask? Is it some savage beast that […]

For example, Scoia’tael allows you to keep a card after a round which can change the tide of a battle since there is no drawing cards between rounds.. In order to play a game of Gwent in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, players will need at least 22 cards in their deck.. Unlike other trading card games, there isn’t any requirement to playing a card.. It must be noted though that Medic cards do not work on Hero cards or Special cards (Scorch, Decoy, Commander’s Horn, Weather).. Playing a card with the Muster ability allows you to pull out any card from your deck with the same name.. Scorch – The Scorch card is probably one of the most powerful cards you can have in a game of Gwent when used properly.. Using cards such as those with the Muster ability is a good way to goad them into playing powerful cards at a low cost to your card count.. Other than mastering the art of passing rounds in Gwent, all that you need to do is learn when to use your special cards and card abilities.. Scorch cards should be used to take out as many cards as possible, rather than just waiting for the strongest card to appear.

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It’s the game within a game that some people argue might actually be more fun than the actual game itself. The tabletop deckbuilding simulator Gwent, found inside CD ProjektRED’s The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, has proven to be an unexpected runaway hit since it released with its parent title back in May of this year, as players from every corner of the globe continue to pore through decklists, strategy guides, and card location maps long after the single player campaign has already been explored to completion.

One the hands are drawn, players must then attempt to play enough of their own minions onto the board to keep their overall battle score higher than that of their opponent before the round is eventually passed by both players.. There are three rows in which to play your minions, each corresponding to a different minion “type”.. The first player to “Pass” their turn leaves the rest of the round up to the other player, who can then either continue to play out more cards to try and beat the opponent’s score, or forfeit the match to wipe the board and start over.. In Gwent, there are four separate factions, each of which have their own specialized minion cards as well as a unique “Leader”.. The four factions available in Gwent include the Nilfgaardian Empire, the Northern Realms, the Scoia’tael, and Monsters.. Every player in the Witcher will automatically be started off with a basic Northern Realms deck, the Leader of which has the initial power to “find an Impenetrable Fog card in your deck and play it immediately”.. Card effects can range from bolstering spells like Morale Boost (increase the attack of all minions in the row by +1), to more popular effects like the Spy modifier, which sends a minion or monster to your opponents side of the field, thereby increasing their battle score, but allows you to draw two more cards in return.. For each type of minion, there’s a corresponding Weather effect card that players can use to reduce the attack of all the minions in a particular row down to one, negating their effectiveness on the battlefield until the round is over or an opponent counters the card with a “Clear Weather” spell.. This is why it’s smart never to rely too heavily on any one type of particular minion to win you the game, because often all it can take is one well placed Weather effect to completely swing a round in the other direction.. Hero cards are high damage minions that are completely unaffected by weather spells, and more often than not the first hero card you get will determine how you build your deck around their type.. As we mentioned at the outset, Gwent is a highly intricate game, complete with dozens of different strategies for each faction and deck type.

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An example of this would be if your opponent is using a Monsters deck; Scoia’tael tends to fare poorly against Monsters as there are a lot of Close Combat cards in both.. Your opponent may go all out in the first round and play some of his strongest cards, taking a 20-30 point lead in the process.. Play some spies if you have some, maybe waste some of your rubbish cards to entice him to play more cards down, then simply pass your turn and let him have the round.. If done correctly, you’ll be left with a few more cards than him and unless he got incredibly lucky with special cards, the rest of your cards should also be stronger than his, leading to an easy victory in the second and third rounds.. A strong strategy is to play all your spy cards in the first round while your opponent continues to play normal unit cards, then once you’ve exhausted all your spies, tactically concede the round.. These don’t count as part of your 10 cards drawn at the start of the game, so it’s essentially a free move without sacrificing a card if you want to wait and see what your opponent is going to do.. This works even better combined with a decoy; use your strongest card followed by a few weak ones to force your opponent to either play his strongest cards or concede the round.. This is where your weather cards can have a huge impact; one Biting Frost to a Monsters deck can ruin their day, provided they don’t have a Clear Day card to clear all weather effects.. As you start to accumulate more cards during your travels through Velen, Novigrad and Skellige, start replacing the not so strong cards with the better ones.. Also remember that there is currently no limit to the amount of Hero cards you can have in your deck, so a Hero card worth 7 attack is usually a better option than a non-Hero worth the same.. It may be tempting to play all your Close Combat cards in the first round because you have a lot of them, but if your opponent is focusing more on Ranged or Siege then one Biting Frost card can ruin your round.. What this card does is kill the opponent’s strongest Close Combat card in play.. Use them to your advantage, for example if you’re playing as the Northern Realms and want to win the round but would have one less card than your opponent, go for it anyway as you’ll draw one back!

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If there's anything more to add, just drop a comment and I'll make sure it is added!. Secondary Quests (These are where you'll find the missable cards)4.. Purchase (One missable card - the quest, a Contract, is noted in the secondary quest section). Whenever you unlock a new area , make it a priority to play all the Gwent Players and buy all the cards.. These are listed below with the number of cards in each deck.. The quests are below.. Gwent: Playing Innkeeps Stjepan - Oxenfurt (The Alchemy Inn) - Yennefer of VengerbergOliver - Novigrad (The Kingfisher Inn) - Tibor EggebrachtBarkeep - Velen (Inn at the Crossroads) - Menno Coehoorn. If you want to avoid spoilers and want to make sure he doesn't die, either complete this quest first or.... Secondary Quests The following Secondary Quests will earn you gwent cards.. For the ones in Novigrad, simply ensure that you complete all the Secondary Quests in the city as they come up before continuing with the Main Story.. Winning Against Gwent Players There are tons of gwent players throughout the world.. Below, I've listed unique cards.. *** Spoiler - click to reveal *** Decoy - Starting Card Commander's Horn - Purchase at Inn of the Crossroads (Velen), Passiflora (Novigrad City), or The Alchemy Inn (Oxenfurt) Scorch - Purchase at Cunny of the Goose (Novigrad), New Port Inn (Kaer Trolde Harbor), or the Innkeeper at Urialla Village (An Skellig) Biting Frost - Starting Card Impenetrable Fog - Starting Card Torrential Rain - Starting Card Clear Weather - Starting Card Geralt of Rivia - Gwent: Old Friends Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon - Gwent: Big City Players Yennefer of Vengerberg - Gwent: Playing Innkeeps Triss Merigold - Gwent: Old Friends Villentretenmerth - Random Win Vesemir - Gwent: Big City Players Zoltan Chivay - Win against the Professor at the Inn during the Prologue (if you miss this, it's beneath the Hanged Man's Tree - currently bugged and won't unlock achievement) Emiel Regis Rohellec Terzieff - Random Win Dandelion - Side Quest: A Matter of Life and Death Avallac'h (Mysterious Elf) - Gwent: Skellige Style. *** Spoiler - click to reveal *** Vernon Roche - Gwent: Velen Players John Natalis - Secondary Quest: A Dangerous Game Esterad Thyssen - Gwent: Big City Players Philippa Eilhart - Random Win Catapult - Purchased in White Orchard (patch 1.04) or Passiflora (Novigrad) Trebuchet - Starting Card Trebuchet - Starting Card Ballista - Starting Card Siege Tower - Random Win Prince Stennis - Starting Card Crinfrid Reavers Dragon Hunter - Purchased in White Orchard, Claywich Village, or Midcopse Dun Banner Medic - Starting Card Sigismund Dijkstra - Gwent: Velen Players (or on the table in Baron's manor) Thaler - Purchased in Arinbjorn (Ard Skellig) Dethmold - Starting Card Ves - Starting Card Sabrina Glevissig - Starting Card Sile de Tansarville - Starting Card Siegfried of Denesle - Starting Card Keira Metz - Starting Card Sheldon Skaggs - Starting Card Blue Stripes Commando - Purchase in White Orchard, Midcopse, or Crow's Perch Yarpen Zigrin - Starting Card Poor Fucking Infantry - Starting Card Poor Fucking Infantry - Purchase in Midcopse Poor Fucking Infantry - Purchase in Lindenvale Redanian Foot Soldier - Starting Card Redanian Foot Soldier - Starting Card Kaedweni Siege Expert - Starting Card. *** Spoiler - click to reveal *** Foltest, King of Temeria - Starting Card Foltest, Lord Commander of the North - Purchased in White Orchard Foltest, The Siegemaster - Win Against the Nobleman in Vizima Foltest, The Steel-Forged - Secondary Quest: High Stakes Emhyr var Emreis, His Imperial Majesty - Starting Card Emhyr var Emreis, The Emperor of Nilfgaard - Purchased at Inn at the Crossroads Emhyr var Emreis, the White Flame - Gwent Quest: Skellige Style Emhyr var Emreis, The Relentless - Secondary Quest: High Stakes

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(Image credit: CD Projekt Red)The best Witcher 3 Gwent cards, the Hero Cards are unique one-of-a-kind Gwent cards that have special abilities, can offer a large amount of strength, and are not affected by any Special Cards, Weather Cards, or abilities.. (Image credit: CD Projekt Red) Row : Close Combat Strength : 15 Hero : Not affected by any Special Cards or abilities.. (Image credit: CD Projekt Red) Row : Close Combat Strength : 10 Hero : Not affected by any Special Cards or abilities.. (Image credit: CD Projekt Red) Row : Close Combat Strength : 10 Hero : Not affected by any Special Cards or abilities.. (Image credit: CD Projekt Red) Row : Close Combat Strength : 15 Hero : Not affected by any Special Cards or abilities.. (Image credit: CD Projekt Red) Row : Close Combat Strength : 10 Ability : Medic - Allows you to choose one card from your discard pile to play instantly (excluding Hero and Special Cards).. (Image credit: CD Projekt Red) Row : Ranged Combat Strength : 10 Hero : Not affected by any Special Cards or Abilities Found : Won from Oliver at The Kingfisher location in Novigrad during the ‘Gwent: Playing Innkeeps’ Quest.. (Image credit: CD Projekt Red) Row : Ranged Combat Strength : 7 Ability : Medic - Choose one card from your discard pile and play it instantly (No Hero or Special Cards).

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(Image credit: CD Projekt Red)Side quests and contracts make up a huge portion of The Witcher 3, so make sure you look at our Witcher 3 side quests and contracts (opens in new tab) guide.. (Image credit: CD Projekt Red)The Witcher 3 Ladies of the Wood (opens in new tab) is one of the most famous quests from the game because it's the first time you meet the curiously creepy Crones of Crookback Bog.. (Image credit: CD Projekt Red)When you reach Skellige, you can take on the Witcher 3 Master of the Arena (opens in new tab) quest, which sees you come face to face with Ulle the Unlucky.. (Image credit: CD Projekt Red)Keira Metz is your accomplice for the Witcher 3 Wandering in the Dark (opens in new tab) quest, which you can only tackle if you've completed Hunting a Witch.. (Image credit: CD Projekt Red)Perhaps the most well known quest of all time from the game, the Witcher 3 Family Matters (opens in new tab) quest is a crucial moment in the game's story.. (Image credit: CD Projekt Red)The Witcher 3 Following the Thread (opens in new tab) quest is a long and interesting journey that even sees you encounter another witcher.

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