Nilfgaard Cards Revealed – Nilfgaard Patch to be Released on February 6th, 2017

Nilfgaard cards were revealed via a developer’s build to certain Gwent content creators. I’ve included videos below. The Nilfgaard content patch has been announced to be released on February 6th, 2017.

We would like to announce the upcoming arrival of a new playable faction in GWENT: The Witcher Card Game — Nilfgaard.

Part of a major content update for the game, Nilfgaard introduces a playstyle focused on maintaining control over the battlefield. The faction equips players with a set of new gameplay mechanics such as revealing cards in the opponent’s hand, controlling the order of cards in player decks, and trickery based on the use of disloyal units.

The update expands the number of cards available in the game by over 60 — new additions also include faction-specific cards for Northern Realms, Scoia’tael, Skellige and Monsters, as well as neutral cards usable by every faction.

The content update introducing Nilfgaard is scheduled for release on February 6th, 2017.

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Nilfgaard Card Reveals

Nilfgaard Premium Cards

Nilfgaard Update Patch Livestream: February 1st, 2017

We’re finally going to get a look at the Nilfgaard faction. Along with this we’ll be finding out what’s going to be updated in the next patch. There was a bit of controversy over the last livestream, because a lot of people were under the impression that Nilfgaard was going to be revealed. It turned out that it was more of a stream to feature some Gwent content creators. We did, however, learn what the Nilfgaard faction ability is going to be:

Nilfgaard faction ability let’s you redraw one card each round. [Source]

KingBlackToof also revealed what one of the leader’s of Nilfgaard will be:

Emhyr Var Emreis – Reveal 2 cards in your opponent’s Hand.

Here’s the official live stream information:

Join us live February 1st, at 12PM PST (9pm CET) on the CD PROJEKT RED Twitch channel to check out some of the changes that will be implemented with the Nilfgaard Update.

We’ll go over the patch notes, talk about the new cards, and build a brand new Nilfgaard deck!

Be sure to follow our official Twitch channel, where we will be streaming the game: https://www.twitch.tv/cdprojektred

Hosts:
Paweł Burza
Michał ‘Luigi’ Dobrowolski

Note: The stream will be in English

See you there!

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Gwent Patch Notes – Patch 0.8.37

This is a minor patch to fix bugs with MardroemeSpawn either a Mutagen or a Spores effect. and a few other cards.

Gwent Patch 0.8.37 Patch Notes

With update 0.8.37, our main goal was to address a set of important issues that have recently come to light, including the use of Mardroeme to get an auto-win after not choosing a target for the Mutagen card. This was not how we intended for the card to work and was something that required our immediate attention, because of the effect it was having on ranked play (players who abused this exploit have already been banned).

Other issues that have been addressed in update 0.8.37 include server errors caused by killing Morkvarg on 2 Strength and playing 3 Reinforced Ballistas and Redanian Elites. These actions should no longer cause the game to desynchronize.

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Gwent Patch Notes – Patch 0.8.33

Here are the full patch notes for Patch 0.8.33!

Gameplay – card Strength / abilities changes:
General / Neutral
  • New Gold Special Card – Renew.
  • New Gold Special Card – Bekker’s Twisted Mirror.
  • New Silver Special Card – Alzur’s Double-Cross.
  • New Bronze Special Card – Dimeritium Shackles.
  • New Bronze Special Card – Mardroeme.
  • New Bronze Special Card – Quen Sign.
  • New Silver Unit Card – Dudu.
  • New Silver Unit Card – Iris.
  • New Silver Unit Card – King of Beggars.
  • New Gold Unit Card – Yennefer: The Conjurer.
  • New Gold Unit Card – Geralt: Aard.
  • New Gold Unit Card – Ciri: Dash.
  • All units that reach 0 base strength will be banished from the game upon removal.
  • If a unit is banished, it will not trigger its abilities based on removal.
  • Promoted units will lose their Gold status upon returning to the player’s hand.
  • Borkh’s name changed to Villentretenmerth.
  • Villentretenmerth’s strength changed from 9 to 7.
  • Operator’s strength changed from 4 to 6.
  • Alzur’s Thunder damage changed from 6 to 7.
  • Johnny should no longer briefly reveal the card created to the opponent.
  • Several units that have triggers upon their death now have a passive icon again.
  • The Rally effect should no longer get stuck if you have no units to draw.
Monsters
  • New Gold Unit Card – Kayran.
  • New Silver Unit Card – Katakan.
  • Frightener’s strength changed from 2 to 4.
  • Frightener changed from Melee to Siege row.
  • Frightener’s ability changed to the following – Every 2 turns, banish a random non-Gold special card in your graveyard and gain 3 strength.
  • Grave Hag’s countdown changed from 2 to 1.
  • Nekker’s ability changed to the following – While in your hand or deck, gain 1 strength whenever a unit on your side absorbs another’s strength. When removed from the battlefield, play a Nekker from your deck.
  • Nekker Warrior’s strength changed from 4 to 5.
  • Cards created by Nekker Warrior now move properly to the deck.
  • Crones now properly summon copies of themselves.
  • Cards drawn by Giant Toad should now animate correctly.
Skellige
  • New Gold Unit Card – Coral.
  • New Silver Unit Card – Champion of Champions.
  • Sigrdrifa’s passive ability will only be triggered by your own resurrections.
  • Ermion will now make you discard 2 cards before drawing 2 cards.
  • Savage Bear will no longer damage spawned units.
  • Svanrige will make you discard 1 card before you can draw 1 card.
  • Clan Dimun Pirate’s strength changed from 6 to 5.
  • Clan Tuirseach Axeman’s ability will now also trigger when a unit is destroyed due to its strength being reduced to 0 by a damaging ability.
  • War Longship’s strength changed from 5 to 4.
  • An Craite Raider’s strength changed from 4 to 3.
  • Draig Bon Dhu’s ability changed from +1 to +2.
  • Hjalmar’s strength changed from 10 to 15.
  • Donar an Hindar’s ability order and tooltip description now match correctly.
  • Hemdall now removes units from the board instead of dealing 99 damage to them.
  • Fixed an issue where Cerys’ VFX would sometimes not trigger properly.
Northern Realms
  • New Gold Unit Card – Keira Metz.
  • New Silver Unit Card – Trololo.
  • Reaver Scouts can now only target appropriate units.
  • Agile units played by Reaver Scouts will now allow you to choose the row they are played on.
  • Dandelion’s ability changed so that it now only gives +1 to enemy units. It also no longer affects spawned units.
  • Promoted Reaver Hunters and Blue Stripes Commandos will now receive their buffs correctly.
  • Reinforced Siege Tower and Reinforced Ballista will now trigger their own abilities when promoted.
  • Sabrina Glevissig’s damage changed from 4 to 3.
  • Nenneke’s strength changed from 3 to 4.
  • Reinforcement can now only target appropriate units.
Scoia’tael
  • New Gold Unit Card – Schirrú.
  • New Silver Unit Card – Malena.
  • Braenn’s strength changed from 5 to 3.
  • Braenn’s ability changed to the following – Remove an amount equal to this unit’s strength from an opposing non-Gold unit.
  • Isengrim will now spawn 1 Commando Neophyte instead of 2.
  • Commando Neophyte’s strength changed from 2 to 3.
  • Aglaïs can now only resurrect special cards from your own graveyard.
  • Aelirenn will no longer gain +1 strength when played.
  • Aelirenn’s strength changed from 5 to 6.
  • Vrihedd Dragoon’s ability changed to the following – Add 3 strength to a non-Gold unit in your hand.
  • Fireball Trap’s ability changed to the following – When a revealed non-gold unit appears on the opposite side, remove 5 strength from it.
  • Morenn’s ability changed to the following – Destroy an unrevealed ambush card and gain 4 strength.
  • Morenn’s strength changed from 4 to 7.
  • Ele’yas’ buff value changed from +2 to +3.
  • Saskia’s artwork has changed from Human to Dragon form.
  • Fixed an issue where Ida Emean would cause interaction problems after countering the effects of special cards.
  • Fixed an issue with inconsistent triggering of Hawker Support’s ability.
  • Fixed an issue with inconsistent triggering of Vrihedd Sapper’s ability.
  • Francesca should no longer cause errors when played with an empty hand.
Game fixes / changes:
  • Keyboard and mouse controls should now be more unified.
  • Fixed an issue where cards in the graveyard could remain in the foreground.
  • Fixed a crash when placing the first card on the board in the deckbuilder tutorial.
  • It’s now possible to sort cards based on rarity in the deckbuilder using mouse only.
Game polishes:
  • Daily rewards have been reworked to function off rounds won rather than game wins.
  • The daily rewards interface has been reworked significantly.
  • The level system has been reworked and is now capped at 100.
  • Rewards and feature unlocks from levels 2-100 have been added.
  • Any account above level 10 has been reset to level 10. Rewards for levels 2-10 will automatically be added to your account.
  • Ranked play has been added to the game, featuring 15 ranks.
  • Rank up rewards have been added to the game from ranks 2-15.
  • A leaderboard for the top 1,000 players has been added to the game.
  • The Vs screen has been upgraded significantly.
  • Numerous redundant spaces fixed in several tooltips.
  • Numerous minor tooltip and text fixes across all languages.
  • Spawned cards should now appear much more quickly.
  • Fixed the translation of Permadeath in Russian.
  • Countdown timers should now take less time to display.
Added information about being able to resurrect Permadeath units to certain cards.
Reworked Victory Screen to improve the flow of match rewards.

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Gwent Technical Update – Player Levels to be Set to 10!

The Gwent Beta Patch might be launching a bit sooner than expected! There will be a scheduled maintenance on the game that will have some server downtime. If your player level is above 10 it will be brought down to 10, if not, you will experience no change. This is to usher in the newly revamped XP and reward system, as well as the new Ranked Mode!

We are performing a scheduled maintenance of GWENT’s servers. During the server downtime, we will deploy the newest update including Ranked Mode as well as revamped XP and reward systems. As a consequence of the changes the update introduces, your player level will be set to 10 (if you were below that level, nothing will be changed). The maintenance should conclude at 3PM CET.

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All Currently Revealed Cards – Theorycraft in Our Deck Builder!

I’ve added all of the currently revealed cards from the upcoming patch to our Gwent Card Database! What this means is you can now add them to decks and begin to theorycraft builds for the next patch.

Theorycraft via our Gwent Deck Builder!

Currently Revealed Cards

Update (12-18-2016 12:23pm PST): Added Ciri: DashWhen moved to the graveyard, randomly place in your deck and gain 3 base strength. and Alzur's Double CrossAdd 3 strength to the strongest non-Gold unit in your deck and play it. Ties are resolved randomly..

Update (12-18-2016 8:20am PST): Bekker's Twisted MirrorSwap the strength of the strongest and the weakest unit on the battlefield. Ties are resolved randomly. added to the list!

I had to kind of piecemeal together some of the cards so the art isn’t full in some cases! Some of the rarities might be incorrect.

More New Cards: Keira Metz & King of Beggars

A couple more new cards have been revealed, which should be coming in the next Closed Beta patch. Keira Metz and the King of Beggars! These cards were revealed via Zagrajmy z Gimperem’s YouTube.

Update

Two more new cards were revealed: Quen Sign and Katakan! The cards were revealed via a Russian Stream and credit to /u/ifhbr0 on Reddit for the translations/images.

Katakan

Every 3 turns, banish a random non-gold unit in your graveyard and absorb its strength.

Quen Sign

Give all instances of a non-gold unit on your side a shield. The shield protects its bearer from one strength-removing effect.

Keira Metz

Protects all non-Gold units in a selected row from any damaging special cards.

King of Beggars

Play weakest card from your deck (draws are solved randomly).

New Cards Revealed: Mardroeme, Iris Von Everec, Malene, Champion of Champions

Some new cards have been revealed today. Two were revealed via Polish YouTuber Ojciec Dwójki Dzieci, and two via the Commander’s Horn Podcast. The translations for Iris Von Everc and Mardroeme seem slightly off, I’m looking into getting official word on those.

Iris Von Everec

If destroyed increase strength of all units on the opposite side by 3.

Mardroeme

Create one of the two cards – Mutagen: Increase base strength of unit on your side (excluding gold ones) by 4. -Spores: Decrease base strength of unit on your opponents side (excluding golds) by 4.

Malene

Remove 1 strength from a random opposing non-gold unit whenever a revealed Elf unit appears on your side.

Champion of Champions

Gain 2 strength at the start of your turn if it’s the sole unit on its row.