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 PotionChoose 3 adjacent units. Add 4 strength to all non-Gold units among them.

Current Card: Manticore VenomChoose 3 adjacent units. Remove 4 strength from non-Gold units among them.

Current Card: Dimeritium BombChoose 5 adjacent units. Reset them to base strength. Convert affected Gold units to Silver (or Bronze, if that was their original color).

Current Card: Commander's HornChoose 5 adjacent units. Add 4 strength to non-Gold units among them.

Current Card: Geralt: AardChoose 3 adjacent units on the opposing Melee or Ranged row. Move all non-Gold units among them one row back, then remove 1 strength from all moved units.

Current Card: Zoltan: Animal TamerSpawn one of the two Field Marshal Duda units.

Current Card: Vran WarriorEvery 2 turns, at the end of the turn, destroy the unit on the right (if non-Gold) and absorb its strength.

Current Card: Hawker HealerAdd 3 strength to adjacent non-Gold units.

Current Card: IthlinneChoose 3 adjacent units. Lock or unlock non-Gold units among them. Locked units lose all tokens and have no ability until replayed or moved to a hand.

Current Card: ToruvielAmbush: When the opposing player passes, add 2 strength to all non-Gold units within 2 spaces.

Current Card: Letho of GuletBanish non-Gold units within 2 spaces and add their strength to this unit's base strength. When removed, set base strength to 1 (even when Locked).

Current Card: Clan Tordarroch ArmorsmithGain Weather Immunity. Reset all (if weakened) and weakened non-Gold units within 4 spaces to the left to base strength.

Balance Changes

Neutral

Current Card: Stammelford's TremorsRemove 2 strength from 6 random opposing non-Gold units.

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 DefenderGain Resilience. A Resilient unit stays on the battlefield for the next round.

Current Card: Zoltan ChivayGain Resilience. A Resilient unit stays on the battlefield for the next round.

Current Card: AglaisResurrect a non-Gold Special Card from your graveyard. – Also Removed Relentless

Nilfgaard

Current Card: Rot TosserSpawn a Cow Carcass on an opposing row.

Current Card: CahirIf your opponent has not passed, enable your Leader for use and your opponent draws the top Bronze card in their deck and reveals it.

Current Card: EmissaryLook at the top 2 Bronze units in your deck. Play one and place the other back randomly in your deck.

Current Card: AssassinationLock and destroy an opposing non-Gold unit. Locked units lose all tokens and have no ability until replayed or moved to a hand.

Current Card: CantarellaGain Weather Immunity. Draw a card. You may keep it, or put it at the bottom of your deck and draw another. When not Spying, lose 6 base strength.

Current Card: AlbrichIf your opponent has not passed, draw a card, then your opponent draws a card and reveals it.

Monsters

Current Card: NekkerWhile in your hand, deck or on the battlefield, gain 1 strength whenever a Devourer unit on your side absorbs strength. When removed from the battlefield, play a Nekker from your deck.


Current Card: Ice GiantGain Weather Immunity. Gain 5 strength when played on a row with Frost and each time a Frost effect is spawned on this unit's row.

Current Card: DraugRemove 1 strength from a random opposing non-Gold unit 7 times.

Northern Kingdoms

Current Card: BotchlingGain Resilience. A Resilient unit stays on the battlefield for the next round. Banish when moved to the graveyard.LubberkinEvery turn, add 3 strength to a random other non-Gold unit on your side of the battlefield. Banish when moved to the graveyard.

Current Card: DijkstraLook at all Gold cards in your deck. Play one and place the others back randomly in your deck.

Current Card: Philippa EilhartYou may play a Special Card from your hand. if you do, draw a card afterward.

Current Card: RadovidChoose 3 adjacent units. Lock all non-Gold units among them and remove 2 base strength from the locked units.

Current Card: Triss: Butterfly SpellAdd 2 to all non-Gold units in your hand.

Current Card: Kaedweni Siege ExpertAdd 3 strength to each non-Gold Machine played on your side.

Current Card: ThalerRedraw up to 1 card.

Current Card: Reinforced TrebuchetEvery turn, remove 1 strength from a random opposing non-Gold unit.

Current Card: PriscillaDraw 1 non-Gold card face up and 1 non-Gold card face down. Play 1 and randomly place the other in your deck.

Current Card: ShaniResurrect a non-Gold, non-Permadeath unit and convert it to Gold until removed from the battlefield or the round ends.

Current Card: Keira MetzSet the strength of the unit on the right (if non-Gold) to that of the unit on the left (if non-Gold).

Skellige

Current Card: Birna BranDraw 2 cards. Keep 1 and discard the rest.

Current Card: Donar an HindarGain Weather Immunity. Draw a card. You may keep it, or discard it and draw another.

Current Card: Wild Boar of the SeaRemove 3 strength from a non-Gold unit, then 2 from a non-Gold unit, then 1 from a non-Gold unit.

Current Card: RestorationAdd 2 to the base strength of a non-Gold, non-Permadeath unit in your graveyard, then resurrect it.

Current Card: War LongshipRemove 2 strength from a random opposing non-Gold unit whenever whenever you discard a unit.

Current Card: UdalrykResurrect a random non-Gold, non-Permadeath card from the opposing graveyard.

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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      March 15, 2017 at 2:06 am

      Thanks, glad to help!

      Reply

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