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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Cheats and Tips

Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
Last Updated: by Dennis

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is a free-to-play turn-based collectible card game between two players that is derived from the card game of the same name featured in The Witcher novels and playable in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The objective of the game is to play your cards right and manage a two-row battle formation as you unleash your hand over a best-of-three series of rounds. With heroes, spells and special abilities that dramatically turn the tide of battle, deception and clever tricks will be necessary parts of your arsenal. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game which was originally released on consoles is now available on iOS and coming to Android early 2020. Check out our Gwent: The Witcher Card Game cheats and tips to get help in the game.

Cheats, Tips and Strategy

Below is a collection of hints and tips that will help you to progress in the game. These include how to choose a faction and crafting the best neutral cards. As well as these hints and tips we also have a mini-guide here which goes into more details on some of the tips we have below:

Focus on a Single Faction

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is a cerebral game that demands careful planning as each faction has a different playstyle and unique card combos that have various advantages and weaknesses on the battlefield. If you are unfamiliar with the game it is advised that you begin by focussing on learning a single faction.

How to Choose a Faction

Before you begin to focus on learning a single faction you should try each of them to see which one fits your playstlye. By both playing and researching what each faction and card does you will know how to exploit their weaknesses on the battlefield.

Upgrade the Starter Deck

Don't try and buy every bronze, silver, gold, and neutral card. It is better to upgrade one of the starter decks, swapping out the existing cards as you play. Avoid the temptation of milling the remaining four factions for Scraps as the meta could shift with the introduction of a new update which could potentially leave you high and dry.

Craft the Best Neutral Cards

As resources to craft cards is not easy to come by it is advised that you craft the best neutral cards available as these highly versatile cards offer excellent opportunities to round out any deck with powerful tempo plays and can greatly improve your overall strength. These cards which include Germain Piquant, Golden Froth, and the three base Witcher cards (Vesemir, Lambert and Eskel) are particularly effective in any faction, especially early on when you do not have access to a lot of top tier cards. Check out our How to Craft Cards guide to find out how to craft the cards you desire.

Find the Chests

Keys are acquired by levelling up, completing challenges and achievements, and winning matches. Use them in order to take the shortest route in the Reward Book to get to the chests as these will give you a decent amount of Ore, Scraps, and even Kegs which you can then use to unlock more cards. Check out our Currency Guide to find out what the different currencies are in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.

Read your Opponents Moves

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is all about trickery and deception and your ability to read your opponent's moves and to plan ahead to counter their big plays well before they happen. Effective tactics include forcing your opponents hand by luring them into draining their resources and knowing when to cleverly lose a round in order to win the entire game.

We hope these tips help you out in the game, but for further help, try our beginners guide, we also have some FAQs for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, you can also submit your own questions there for other players to answer.

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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game FAQ's

Our Latest Questions

What do Weather cards do?
Playing Weather cards causes a negative weather effect in a given row.
What are Elixirs?
Elixirs increase your units' strength by either giving them armour or reducing the opponent's units' armour.
What is a Dimeritium Bomb?
This is an Epic Silver Neutral card. It allows you to choose 3 adjacent units and Lock them. If at least one of them is Gold, it becomes Demoted and Reset.
What is a Dimeritium Shackles card?
This is a Rare Bronze Neutral card that can turn a Gold card in to a Silver one and, at the same time, block its unique ability.
What are the most valuable cards?
These are Legendary cards and are marked with a golden square and a golden border.
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