Scoia'tael Gwent deck

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The Scoia'tael Gwent deck must be built from scratch by acquiring cards.

Overview[edit | edit source]

  • Faction perk: You decide who goes first at the start of the battle.

The Scoia'tael is an interesting, flexible deck that requires a good deal of finesse to play correctly. Where the Empire and the North are fairly straightforward and the Monsters are pure brute force, the Elder Races focus on combining a moderately strong assortment of units with debuffs that affect the enemy units: The Weather cards. Units with Agility can be deployed in either the Close or Ranged combat rows, giving you tactical flexibility: Field a debuff against a strong enemy unit set, then counter with your own units in unaffected rows.

Another advantage of the deck is that you get to choose who plays first. While the AI usually chooses to be the first to play its cards, it's usually more advantageous to let the opponent play when you act. The first-move advantage doesn't exist in Gwent - if the opponent plays first, you can instantly adapt your long-term strategy instead of having to wade in blindly. It also leaves the opponent short one card from the beginning.

Cards[edit | edit source]

Icon Name (no. of cards) Type Combat row Strength Special ability Description Source
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Francesca Findabair: Pureblood Elf Leader
0
n/a
0
n/a
Pureblood Elf Pick a Biting Frost card from your deck and play it instantly. Part of the base deck
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Francesca Findabair: Daisy of the Valley Leader
0
n/a
0
n/a
Daisy of the Valley Draw an extra card at the beginning of the battle Purchase from the Innkeep at Cunny of the Goose
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Francesca Findabair: the Beautiful Leader
0
n/a
0
n/a
The Beautiful Doubles the strength of all your Ranged Combat units (unless a Commander's Horn is also present on that row). Gwent: Big City Players, reward for completing the quest
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Francesca Findabair: Queen of Dol Blathanna Leader
0
n/a
0
n/a
Queen of Dol Blathanna Destroy your enemy's Close Combat unit(s) if the combined strength of all his or her Close Combat units is 10 or more. Finneas during High Stakes
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Francesca Findabair: Hope of the Aen Seidhe Leader
0
n/a
0
n/a
Hope of the Aen Seidhe Move agile units to whichever valid row maximizes their strength (don't move units already in optimal row). Hearts of Stone
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Barclay Els Unit
Close and Ranged combat
6
Agile
Can be placed in either the Close combat or the Ranged combat row. Cannot be moved once placed Purchase from the Innkeep at The Golden Sturgeon
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Ciaran aep Easnillien Unit
Close and Ranged combat
3
Agile
Can be placed in either the Close combat or the Ranged combat row. Cannot be moved once placed Random, from playing a craftsman or merchant
Tw3 icon gwent melee scoia tael.png
Dennis Cranmer Unit
Close combat
6
0
None
0
n/a
Random, from playing a craftsman or merchant
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Dol Blathanna Archer Unit
Ranged combat
4
0
None
0
n/a
Purchase from Marquise Serenity at the Passiflora
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Dol Blathanna Scout (3) Unit
Close and Ranged combat
6
Agile
Can be placed in either the Close combat or the Ranged combat row. Cannot be moved once placed 1 purchased from The Golden Sturgeon innkeep
2 are won randomly, from playing a craftsman or merchant
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Dwarven Skirmisher (3) Unit
Close combat
3
Muster
Find any cards with the same name in your deck and play them instantly 1 purchased from Stjepan at The Alchemy
2 are won randomly, from playing a craftsman or merchant
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Eithné Hero
Ranged combat
10 Hero Not affected by special cards, weather cards or abilities. Gwent: Old Pals won from Zoltan (begins the quest)
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Elven Skirmisher (3) Unit
Ranged combat
2
Muster
Find any cards with the same name in your deck and play them instantly 2 are won randomly, from playing a craftsman or merchant
1 purchased from the Innkeep in Urialla harbor
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Filavandrel aen Fidhail Unit
Close and Ranged combat
6
Agile
Can be placed in either the Close combat or the Ranged combat row. Cannot be moved once placed Random, from playing a craftsman or merchant
Tw3 icon gwent range scoia tael.png
Havekar Healer (3) Unit
Ranged combat
0
Medic
Choose one car from your discard pile and play it instantly (no Heroes or Special Cards). 1 purchased from Olivier at The Kingfisher
1 purchased from the Cunny of the Goose innkeep
1 is won randomly, from playing a craftsman or merchant
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Havekar Smuggler (3) Unit
Close combat
5
Muster
Find any cards with the same name in your deck and play them instantly 1 purchased from Olivier at The Kingfisher
1 purchased from The Seven Cats innkeep
1 is won randomly, from playing a craftsman or merchant
Tw3 icon gwent range scoia tael.png
Ida Emean aep Sivney Unit
Ranged combat
6
0
None
0
n/a
Random, from playing a craftsman or merchant
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Iorveth Hero
Ranged combat
10 Hero Not affected by special cards, weather cards or abilities. after Shock Therapy, from the druid in Gedyneith
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Isengrim Faoiltiarna Hero
Close combat
10
Morale boost
Adds +1 strength to all units in the row, excluding itself. Not affected by special cards, weather cards or abilities. A Dangerous Game, looted from Zed's house
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Mahakaman Defender (5) Unit
Close combat
5
0
None
0
n/a
1 purchased from Stjepan at The Alchemy
1 purchased from Marquise Serenity at the Passiflora
1 purchased from Olivier at The Kingfisher
1 purchased from The Golden Sturgeon innkeep
1 purchased from The Seven Cats innkeep
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Milva Unit
Ranged combat
10
Morale boost
Adds +1 strength to all units in the row, excluding itself. during A Matter of Life and Death, win a match at the masquerade ball at the Vegelbud Estate
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Riordain Unit
Ranged combat
1
0
None
0
n/a
Random, from playing a craftsman or merchant
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Saesenthessis Hero
Ranged combat
10 Hero Not affected by special cards, weather cards or abilities. Gwent: Old Pals won from Vernon Roche
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Toruviel Unit
Ranged combat
2
0
None
0
n/a
Random, from playing a craftsman or merchant
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Vrihedd Brigade Recruit Unit
Ranged combat
4
0
None
0
n/a
Random, from playing a craftsman or merchant
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Vrihedd Brigade Veteran (2) Unit
Close and Ranged combat
5
Agile
Can be placed in either the Close combat or the Ranged combat row. Cannot be moved once placed 1 purchased from Stjepan at The Alchemy
1 purchased from Olivier at The Kingfisher
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Yaevinn Unit
Close and Ranged combat
6
Agile
Can be placed in either the Close combat or the Ranged combat row. Cannot be moved once placed Gwent: Skellige Style, won from Sjusta in Kaer Trolde harbor