Gwent Keyword Glossary List (Gwent Mechanics)

Here’s a full list of Gwent Keywords that have been added in to the game. This list will continue to be updated as these mechanics change and are added to the game.

  • Ally: A Unit on your side of the Board.
  • Ambush: Play face down and only reveal when certain conditions are met.
  • Armor: Absorbs a given amount of Damage dealt to a Unit.
  • Banish: Remove the card from the game.
  • Bond: Trigger this ability when this Unit is placed on the Board and each time another copy of this Unit is played on the same side.
  • Boost: Increase a Unit's current Power.
  • Brave: Trigger this ability if your opponent is winning the current Round (calculated after placing this Unit and any Units it Spawns).
  • Consume: Destroy a card (or Banish it, if it is in the Graveyard) and Boost the Consuming Unit by its Power.
  • Damage: Decrease a Unit's current Power.
  • Deathwish: Trigger this ability when the card is moved to the Graveyard.
  • Demote: Convert the card to Silver (or Bronze, if Bronze was the card's original color).
  • Deploy: Trigger this ability when the card is placed on the Board.
  • Destroy: Move the card to the Graveyard.
  • Discard: Move the card to the Graveyard from the Hand or Deck.
  • Enemy: A Unit on your opponent's side of the Board.
  • Fresh Crew: Trigger this ability when this Unit is played adjacent to a Unit with a 'Crewmen' ability.
  • Heal: Restore a Damaged Unit to its base Power.
  • Highest: The Unit with the highest Power. Ties are resolved randomly.
  • Lock: Disables a card's abilities. Disables and reveals Ambushes.
  • Lowest: The Unit with the lowest Power. Ties are resolved randomly.
  • Mulligan: Exchange a certain number of cards in your Hand for cards from your Deck, including Golds (unless stated otherwise).
  • Reset: Reset the Unit to its base Power.
  • Resilience: A Resilient Unit remains on the Board at the end of the Round.
  • Resurrect: Play a card from the Graveyard.
  • Retaliation: Trigger this ability whenever this Unit is Damaged but not Destroyed.
  • Reveal: Turn a card or cards in the Hand over, exposing them to both players.
  • Shield: Protects a Unit from the next Power-reducing effect.
  • Spawn: Add the card to the game and play it.
  • Spying: A Unit is Spying when it is on the opposite side of the Board from the player who played it.
  • Strengthen: Increase a Unit's base Power.
  • Transform: Convert into a different card.
  • Veteran: Trigger this ability at the start of Rounds 2 and 3 when this card is in the Hand, Deck or Graveyard.
  • Weaken: Decrease a Unit's base Power.

If you see any missing let me know in the comments and I’ll add them right away!

3 thoughts on “Gwent Keyword Glossary List (Gwent Mechanics)

  1. Kevin
    July 25, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Tutor is missing

  2. Hobbyfischer
    June 16, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Doomed is missing

  3. Jossue
    June 11, 2017 at 5:43 am

    Thanks for this site, its a good source of material about Gwent. There is one keyword that is not on the list: Regression… Guess thats the way its called. Its on the skellige longship.


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