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This deck created by shinmiri2 is all about playing 2 long rounds and utilizing the enormous point potential of your engines.

Thanks to Portal and Waters of Brokilon you can play the Harmony game in both rounds, while your movement synergies add points on top.

SwanDive's avatar By SwanDive, May 31, 2019
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Now that the new starter decks are available, we’re pleased to release the next installment of Top Cards to Craft in the Aretuza Academy, focusing on Gwent’s all-important Base Set. If you’ve ever felt unsure, confused or overwhelmed about how to put your precious scraps to good use, look no further!  Recommendations for Neutral crafts as well as all 5 factions come from experts shinmiri2, JMJWilson23, Molegion and Santtu2x, curated by Lothari, to give you a better idea of how to spend your well-earned resources.

SwanDive's avatar By SwanDive, May 30, 2019
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We'd like to warmly welcome Argeiphontes to Team Aretuza! Having placed within the Top 3 at Wild Hunt 2, Argei has consistently achieved Top 100 on Pro Ladder/Pro Rank and has bountiful experience mentoring others in Gwent. As such, he’ll be responsible for providing educational content aimed at all levels of play.


Welcome aboard, Argei! We’re happy to have you with us!

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Patch 2.2 for Gwent, as announced in the overview video, is simultaneously minor and major. Minor, because most of the changes for established players are small tweaks and quality-of-life improvements; major, because big changes are coming to the new player experience and a change to deckbuilding rules is set to shake up the competitive metagame.

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Greetings, fellow Gwenches and Gwentlemen! I am Easha Dustfeather, member of the Lodge of Sorceresses, which supported me while writing this guide once again. It is meant for new and more experienced players alike and covers game mechanics and card interactions which might not be obvious at first glance or are not mentioned at all. You can find this guide in the Aretuza Academy.

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MrMax71, author of the Aretuza Arena Picker and veteran tournament player, breaks down the Arena mode of Gwent, takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the mode, and suggests improvements for a better player experience.

Green Cricket's avatar By Green Cricket, May 12, 2019
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Even though Arachas Queen Consume has some unfavourite matchups, I want to take a look at this deck, since it plays very differently than most other decks that focus on Point Slam or Control.

Play up to 3 Dettlaff's, swarm the board with your Arachas Drones and finish the deal with double Yennefer play!

Easha Dustfeather's avatar By Easha Dustfeather, May 10, 2019
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Greetings fellow Gwenches and Gwentlemen. My name is Easha Dustfeather, member of the Gwent community that is the Lodge of Sorceresses. The Homecoming and Crimson Curse launch felt like heaven, because now I am able to do what I enjoy the most once again: Budget deckbuilding, creating your first deck and the thrill of making things work with a limited card pool – which this article is about. It is meant for new players who want to try deckbuilding for the first time: Notably, it is not a guideline for creating the perfect competitive meta-breaking deck. You can find the article in the Aretuza Academy.

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With April’s Challenger #5 Qualifier complete, every spot for Gwent Challenger #5, the final major before the Gwent World Masters finale, has now been filled. After two days of grueling games of Gwent between 32 of the world’s top players, it was magpie131 who emerged victorious, and Lothari reached out in the aftermath of the qualifier tournament to interview the last entrant into the last Challenger:

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In the first part of our series on the Triangle Concept, we looked at the three basic elements of Gwent's triangle and how they interact with each other. Greed beats point-slam because of its much higher point output, point-slam beats control due to control’s limited reach against point-slam’s immediate value and control beats greed because it is able to interact with and shut down important elements of a greedy strategy before it can start to snowball. Now that we know this, we can start to explore how the Triangle Concept is actually applied in Gwent, and this is what we will set out to do in Part 2 of the series, Triangle Application.