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The hunt for good synergies already starts with the very first pick. The drafter needs to anticipate which cards will likely be offered later on. Tips and tricks for the early draft phase will be explained in chapter preemptive drafting.

Team Aretuza's avatar By Team Aretuza, April 26, 2018
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This Meta Snapshot, created by Team Aretuza and Team Nova, attempts to establish the best decks to play in Pro Ladder and Ranked Ladder, given the current state of the metagame, in order to maximize the chances of winning games and climbing.

Every deck is accompanied by a short text explaining a little bit about the archetype, showing the reasons for placing it in its tier alongside the pros and cons and two sample lists: one general and one alternative.

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Qualifying for the Pro Ladder is an important milestone for a competitive Gwent player. This article lays out the essential steps between "new to competitive Gwent" and "ready for first Pro Ladder season."

Green Cricket's avatar By Green Cricket, April 11, 2018
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A lot of people say that Shupe's Day Off is a bad card, but the best cards in TCGs are, in general, the ones which provide you with options.

This is exactly what Shupe does, so let me devote this article to one of the most consistent decks I’ve played in a long time.

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One of the biggest choices as a new player is: What to craft next and what cards are the best investment?

In this article, I try to answer this question, by suggesting good cards, that not only fit in one, but many different decks, while providing you solid value!

Green Cricket's avatar By Green Cricket, March 29, 2018
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In this deck spotlight, I’ll try to highlight one of the more controversial decks in the current meta and what makes it so strong and annoying to play against.
We’ll explore its gameplan and matchups and hopefully, it helps you to use it better, but also to play better against it.

Slothland's avatar By Slothland, March 12, 2018
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Coinflip is one of the most controversial topics of Gwent. The result of the coinflip affects many decisions made in a game of Gwent. There are several aspects in Arena that affects how to play on blue coin. In this article, we are going to analyze the possible situations and try to answer the question “Should I drypass?”.

Danman233's avatar By Danman233, February 23, 2018
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No matter what kind of player you are, casual, devoted, amateur or professional, each one of us has to admit that emotions sometimes affect our thinking and decision-making. While there seems to be no problem with the emotional aspect of winning, losing, on the other hand, is whole another chapter. Negative emotions associated with losing are referred to as "tilt". This term was popularized in poker and it is described as a state of mental or emotional confusion/frustration in which a player adopts a less than optimal strategy. This article is focused on understanding tilt better and explaining how to deal with it in the most efficient way. 

Green Cricket's avatar By Green Cricket, February 18, 2018
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Winning a tournament requires skill and a bit of luck. If you face similarly skilled opponents you don't want to rely on luck, so let's talk about tournament preparation and how it will give you the edge to emerge victoriously.

Green Cricket's avatar By Green Cricket, February 14, 2018
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In Arena Mode, we are still playing Gwent, but to secure wins we need to shift our mindset for deck building.

I'll explain what changes in comparison to constructed play, what mechanics we need to focus on, provide you with a ranking of leaders to pick from and I'll suggest some cards, on which you should be on the lookout while drafting.