Skellige Reanimator


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  • Hello Everybody! 

My name is FeelsGoodMan and this is my Reanimator Skellige deck for Ranked Gwent games. 


This is a Skellige deck focused on card draw and discard while reanimating stong, resiliant threats to grind your opponent out with value. In about 90% of all games you will draw your whole deck with this set up. Card advantage wins games. 


When Playing a card game, every card in your constructed deck has importance and is vital to the overall strategy of your deck. Gwent is no different.

This Skellige deck’s cards do one of 4 things: Discard, Draw, Reanimate, Or are Discard targets. I will go in depth on each individual card using these categories.


ErmionDeploy: Draw the top 2 cards from your Deck, then Discard 2 cards from your Hand. – Good gold discard outlet. The second best discard outlet to get cards out of your hand. 

SvanrigeVeteran 1. Deploy: Draw the top card from your Deck, then Discard a card from your Hand. – Really good. Little commitment discard on an unit. Really good if there is not alot of viable discard targets in hand.

Birna BranVeteran 1. Deploy: Apply a Skellige Storm Hazard to the opposite row. – Very good spy that replaces itself and supplies cards in the graveyard. Also really good to burn your opponent’s cards if you won the previous round or force a pass. 

Donar an HindarDeploy: Toggle a Unit's Lock. Move a Bronze Unit from your opponent's Graveyard to your Graveyard. -Same as Brina except for a few differences. Donar is silver so is effected by weather. Replaces itself and discards from the deck except discards a random non- gold Unit so you dont have to worry about discarding gold cards. 

The Last WishLook at the top 2 cards from your Deck. Play 1 and shuffle the other back. – Best discard card. Draws from deck first then discard. High priority. 


Priestess of FreyaDoomed. Deploy: Resurrect a Bronze Unit. – Good consistant easy way to get Clan Tuirseach SkirmishersVeteran 1. Whenever this Unit leaves the Graveyard, Strengthen it by 3. or any card from your gravyard onto the battlefield. Allows you to squeeze as much value out of every unit. 

SigrdrifaDoomed. Deploy: Resurrect a Bronze or Silver Unit. – Best Reanimator on a unit. Can chain together with Priestess of FreyaDoomed. Deploy: Resurrect a Bronze Unit. to get insane value. 

Restoration – best reanimating card. Adds two base strength and can resurrect SigrdrifaDoomed. Deploy: Resurrect a Bronze or Silver Unit. to combo all of the Reanimating cards to gain alot of value and am insane power swing. 


Clan Dimun PirateDeploy: Discard all copies of this Unit from your Deck. – Should always be  one in starting hand. You should start every game with this card. Play this first to thin your deck out. 

Clan an Craite RaiderWhenever this Unit is Discarded, Resurrect it immediately. – best discard target. Grants good board presence and gives a chance to draw and discard while putting units on the field. All around great card and should be number one priority to discard. 

Clan Tordarroch ShieldsmithDeploy: Strengthen an Ally by 2 and give it 2 Armor. – really good to buff Clan Tuirseach SkirmishersVeteran 1. Whenever this Unit leaves the Graveyard, Strengthen it by 3. if already on the board. Good to discard as well. More of a board stall though. 

Clan Tuirseach SkirmishersVeteran 1. Whenever this Unit leaves the Graveyard, Strengthen it by 3. – One of the win conditions of the deck. You get this card high enough in Strength total to overcome your opponents. Dont be afraid to discard though. This card is also a great board stall


CoralDeploy: Transform a Bronze or Silver Unit into a Jade Figurine. and Geralt: AardDeploy: Choose 3 Enemies, push them to the row above them (if possible) and Damage them by 3. – you use CoralDeploy: Transform a Bronze or Silver Unit into a Jade Figurine. to apply weather to their side of the field. Then use Geralt: AardDeploy: Choose 3 Enemies, push them to the row above them (if possible) and Damage them by 3. to wipe any row except the seige line. 

Dimeritium BombChoose 5 adjacent Units and Reset them. If any are Gold, Demote them first. – great counter Monster weather, Monster Breedable, Northern realms gold control, Scoia’Tal Dwarfs and Neofiyte. Great card that will win games on its own.

MardroemeSpawn Spores or Mutagen. – this is here because it counters Poor infantry cheese. When they use MardroemeSpawn Spores or Mutagen. to buff their Infantry. You use the same spell to counter act that buff by using spores. Also is good to use on Clan Tuirseach SkirmishersVeteran 1. Whenever this Unit leaves the Graveyard, Strengthen it by 3. to help in other rounds. Is an ok card in the deck. Not a vital peice. 


Thank you so much for reaching the end of this guide! Skellige is my favorite faction and I have alot of fun with this deck! I am always open for ways to make the deck better! Have a wonderful day and keep playing Gwent!


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8 thoughts on “Skellige Reanimator

  1. Melthephoenix
    January 19, 2017 at 11:02 am

    You need to explain how the rounds run, which cards you play and why. It will help new players as well as older players

  2. Skelliwaht
    January 18, 2017 at 2:29 am

    How do you play out your rounds? Do you throw the first round like a lot of the skellige decks to get the extra value in the next two rounds?

  3. Wait
    January 8, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Skellige weather deck is way better

    • FeelsGoodMan - Author
      January 9, 2017 at 10:39 am

      I have actually been intrested in Skellige weather. What’s your list?

  4. Megingiord
    January 5, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I’m missing Birna Bran, Donar an Hindar and The Last Wish. Pretty important cards in this deck – I’m aware of that. But since I really like this fraction, I wanna continue to play it. Which card of these three would you suggest to craft in the first place? ATM I’m using Draig Bon–Dhu and Scorch in silver slots and Cerys in gold one. Queensguards work pretty well, although sometimes it’s really hard to dig for them.

  5. Willy
    December 31, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Hei man, nice deck. Don´t you think Queens Guard are much much better than Clan An Craite Rider??

    • FeelsGoodMan - Author
      December 31, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      I actually used to play with queens guard. They are an amazing unit! But what i found is that because the amount of discard i have i would discard queens guard but ultimately loose board presence while getting card advantage. So i wouldnt have enough numbers to win rounds. Clan an craite raiders helps the deck have an amazing discard target whils still playing units and forcing cards out of your opponent.

  6. Fistintheeye
    December 30, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Nice guide, omw to try it 🙂


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