Upcoming Positioning Changes, Card Updates, Avatars, and Emotes in the Future Patch

Here’s a roundup of changes coming to Gwent in the near future that were displayed on the Gwent live stream today (VOD Link)! The big change will be the ability to position cards on the board rather than they just being added automatically. We’ll also be getting Avatars, Emotes, and a newly textured game board with more information (graveyard and deck count). They also confirmed that they won’t be introducing any new cards in the next patch.

I think I got the majority of the changes, apologies if I missed any!

New Game Emote Wheel
Emote: Praise
Updated Gameboard w/Avatars
New Card History Window

A big list of Position and Balance Changes are after the jump! 

Positioning Changes

Current Card: Thunderbolt PotionBoost 3 adjacent Units by 4.

Current Card: Manticore VenomDamage 5 adjacent Units by 4.

Current Card: Dimeritium BombChoose 3 adjacent Units (can be Golds) and Reset them. If any are Gold, Demote them first.

Current Card: Commander's HornBoost 5 adjacent Units by 4.

Current Card: Geralt: AardDeploy: Push 5 adjacent Enemies to the row above them and Damage them by 2.

Current Card: Zoltan: Animal TamerDeploy: Spawn Field Marshal Duda Companion or Field Marshal Duda Agitator.

Current Card: Vran WarriorDeploy: Consume the Unit to the right. Every 2 turns, at the start of your turn, Consume the Unit to the right.

Current Card: Hawker HealerDeploy: Boost 2 Units to the right by 3.

Current Card: IthlinneDeploy: Play a Bronze Special card from your Deck, then Spawn a copy of it. Shuffle the others back.

Current Card: ToruvielAmbush. When your opponent passes, turn this Unit over and Boost 2 Units on each side by 2.

Current Card: Letho of GuletDeploy: If Spying, set own base Power to 1. Deploy: Banish 2 Units to each side of this Unit and Boost this Unit by their Power.

Current Card: Clan Tordarroch ArmorsmithVeteran: 1. Deploy: Heal 3 units to the left.

Balance Changes

Neutral

Current Card: Stammelford's TremorsDamage up to 8 random Enemies by 2.

rethaz on Reddit said that this change is incorrect (I got it from the stream), and said: “Also Stammelford’s tooltip is wrong and does something more similar to its old version.” – Source

Scoia’tael

Current Card: Mahakam DefenderDeploy: Gain Resilience.

Current Card: Zoltan ChivayDeploy: Move 3 Units to this row on their side. If they are Allies, Strengthen them by 2.

Current Card: AglaisDeploy: You may Resurrect a Special card from your opponent's Graveyard. If you do, Weaken self by 4. – Also Removed Relentless

Nilfgaard

Current Card: Rot TosserDeploy: Spawn a Cow Carcass on your opponent's side.

Current Card: CahirDeploy: If playing as Nilfgaard, trigger your Leader's Deploy ability.

Current Card: EmissaryDeploy: Draw the top 2 Bronze Units (not including Emissaries) from your Deck. Play 1 and shuffle the other back.

Current Card: AssassinationLock and Destroy an Enemy.

Current Card: CantarellaDeploy: Draw the top card from your Deck. Keep it, or place it at the bottom of your Deck and draw the new top card.

Current Card: AlbrichDeploy: If neither player has passed, each player draws the top card from their Deck. Your opponent's card is Revealed.

Monsters

Current Card: NekkerWhenever an Ally Consumes a card while this Unit is in your Hand, Deck or on your side of the Board, Boost self by 1. Deathwish: Play a Nekker from your Deck.


Current Card: Ice GiantIf Frost is anywhere on the Board, Boost self by 5. When the last Frost is cleared, Damage self by 5.

Current Card: DraugDeploy: Damage a random Enemy by 1 (ignoring Armor). Repeat 6 times.

Northern Kingdoms

Current Card: BotchlingDeploy: Boost all Lubberkins in your Hand, Deck and Graveyard by 5. Deathwish: Play a Lubberkin from your Deck.LubberkinDeploy: Boost all Botchlings in your Hand, Deck and Graveyard by 5. Deathwish: Play a Botchling from your Deck.

Current Card: DijkstraDeploy: Play the top 2 cards in your Deck.

Current Card: Philippa EilhartDeploy: Damage an Enemy by 5, then Damage random Enemies by 4, 3, 2 and 1. The same Enemy cannot be Damaged twice in a row.

Current Card: RadovidSpawn: Radovid Deploy: Toggle 2 Units' Lock. If Enemies, Damage them by 4 as well.

Current Card: Triss: Butterfly SpellEvery turn, at the start of your turn, Boost all other Lowest Allies by 1.

Current Card: Kaedweni Siege Expert

Current Card: ThalerDeploy: Draw the top 2 cards from your Deck. Keep 1 and shuffle the other back.

Current Card: Reinforced TrebuchetEvery turn, at the start of your turn, Damage a random Enemy by 1 (ignoring Armor).

Current Card: PriscillaEvery turn, at the end of your turn, Boost a random Ally by 3. After this Unit Boosts 4 Allies without leaving the Board, shuffle it back into your Deck.

Current Card: ShaniDeploy: Resurrect a Unit and add 3 Armor to it.

Current Card: Keira MetzDeploy: Spawn Quen Sign, Epidemic or Thunderbolt Potion.

Skellige

Current Card: Birna BranDeploy: Move a Unit from your opponent's Graveyard to yours. Every turn, at the start of your turn, Damage self by 1 and Units adjacent to this Unit by 2.

Current Card: Donar an HindarDeploy: Toggle a Unit's Lock. Discard a random Bronze card from your opponent's Deck to your Graveyard.

Current Card: Wild Boar of the SeaEvery turn, at the start of your turn, Strengthen the Unit to the left by 1 and Damage the Unit to the right by 1.

Current Card: Restoration

Current Card: War LongshipWhenever you Discard a Unit, Damage a random Enemy by 2.

Current Card: UdalrykDeploy: Draw the top 2 cards from your Deck. Keep one and Discard the other.

13 thoughts on “Upcoming Positioning Changes, Card Updates, Avatars, and Emotes in the Future Patch

  1. GrafAir
    March 15, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    On polish stream (16.III), they said that they already changed Radovid.

    And Cow Carcass kills only one weakest unit, but i dont know is it real or only description error.

    Reply
    • GrafAir
      March 16, 2017 at 11:50 am

      BTW: it was 15.III (i made that comment after midnight).
      Pavetta only kill once, and i believe Yen: The Conjurer is also changed (they said something about her).

      Reply
  2. Niembar
    March 15, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Thank you so much Evident. I wasn’t able to see the stream myself. So cool to see all changes on one place. Even Merchant used your article!!! So nice to see your website getting more and more attention.
    PS: Love the new sorting system 🙂

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      March 15, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      No problem, thanks!

      Reply
  3. Skits
    March 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Has the launch date of the patch been announced already?

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      March 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      All they said was “soon”.

      Reply
  4. Hulkano
    March 15, 2017 at 9:50 am

    these change will happen next week?

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      March 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Not sure, no date was announced.

      Reply
  5. pantmen
    March 15, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Also triss and similar golden cards can’t target gold cards anymore

    Reply
  6. Aiuryu
    March 15, 2017 at 4:37 am

    Hello Evident, could I translate this post into Chinese and post in Weibo(Chinese Twitter). Because watching twitch /youtube is very difficult for most of us.

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      March 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Sure, that’s fine!

      Reply
  7. LockeySmith
    March 15, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Nice one, Evident 😉 I actually didn’t catch all the changes 🙂 It’s nice to have it in one place until official patch notes 🙂

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      March 15, 2017 at 2:06 am

      Thanks, glad to help!

      Reply

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