A guide into the new leader abilities in Gwent (Patch 6.1)

Introduction Patch 6.1 introduced 6 new leader abilities to Gwent, one for each faction. Monsters: Overwhelming Hunger Nilfgaard: Imposter Northern Realms: Uprising Scoia’tael: Mahakam Forge Skellige: Blaze of Glory Syndicate: Hidden Cache We will analyze each of the new leader abilities in the common “Alphabet…” cycle style, providing strategy guide,

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Gwent: A Geek Guide to Match&Tourneys Probabilities

Abstract In this article we would try to assess the probabilities of win of best-of-N matches in Gwent, as well as whole tournaments. Starting from some basic assumptions, we will finally arrive at probabilities of qualifying to Open via Top64 and Top16 Qualifiers. Introduction If you have ever played in

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The Alphabet of Factions and Leaders: SYNDICATE

Mechanics Overview Due to its uniqueness, Syndicate is by far the richest faction in terms of mechanics in Gwent . Coins The most characteristic feature of Syndicate is operating with coins, which gives additional flexibility and carryover possibilities, while usually lowering consistency due to spending issues.  Coins are a kind

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The Alphabet of Factions and Leaders: SKELLIGE

Mechanics Overview Bloodthirst Card with Bloodthirst:N ability gets activated when N number of enemies is damaged (value in red). The mechanic has very good support in damaging units as well as units with power scaled by the number of damaged enemy units. Discard Discarding means moving card from hand to

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The Alphabet of Factions and Leaders: SCOIA’TAEL

Mechanics Overview Harmony Harmony is a special tag associated with some Scoia’tael units. Unit with Harmony boosts self by 1, whenever you play a Scoia’tael unit with primary category not present at your side of the board. There are 5 bronze units with Harmony tag, 3 golds, and 1 spell

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The Alphabet of Factions and Leaders: NORTHERN REALMS

Mechanics Overview Boost and Inspiration                 Boosting means increasing the power of a unit during the game, and Inspiration is a special NR cards tag, which often enables stronger abilities if the unit is boosted above basic power. Northern Realms have one leader ability (Royal Inspiration) directly coupled with this

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Feedback on Gwent Qualifiers

Introduction Due to top players feedback, following update to Top16 and Top64 qualifiers in Gwent were announced: Regulated coinflip will be back Regulated coinflip would be possible due to return to predetermined coinflip result in friendly matches. The person who sends the invitation will always start the game (blue coin).

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The Alphabet of Factions and Leaders: NILFGAARD

Mechanics Overview Assimilate Assimilate is original Nilfgaard mechanic in Gwent. Whenever you play a card that is not from your starting decks, unit with Assimilate tag gets boosted. There are 4 bronze Assimilate engines and 3 golds: Bronzes: Ard Feiann Heavy Cavalry, Ducal Guard, Slave Hunter, Imperial Diviner Golds: Glynnis

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The Alphabet of Factions and Leaders: MONSTERS

Mechanics Overview Thrive Thrive is the most basic Monsters mechanic. Units with the Thrive will boost by 1 every time a unit with higher strength is played on the player’s side of the board. While Thrive is perceived as omnipresent in Monsters decks, in fact there are only 6 bronzes

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Legends of Runeterra: Balance Patch & Meta Shift

Introduction On February 18th Riot finally released the first patch since the official beta beginning deliberately focused on gameplay.Based on smooth changes and soft tweaks this balance could open new horizons to the players in order to mitigate the domain of shadow of Isle and Ionian factions in the competitive

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Interview with Iluxa228

Introduction The first Top16 Open Qualifier in the Season 2 of Gwent Masters was a very interesting Esport event, the first official tournament competition between top ladder players since a very long time. We want to congratulate Kolemoen and Santtu2x from Team Aretuza on winning their spots. We are also

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