This glossary was compiled, written, and edited by Lothari and SwanDive with the help of these amazing people: Damorquis, Danman233, Green Cricket, Gvuardya, Gwent2town, ImpairedTuxedo, Kai_a, lordgort, Molegion, Santtu2x and shinmiri2.
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The number of points a card contributes to a player’s total, ignoring abilities.
In Gwent, only units have card power. This number is printed in white in the top left-hand corner of the card. The number is also referred to as card strength, or simply power or strength.
The number printed on the unit is its base power. A unit can be boosted so that its power increases. If a unit is boosted beyond its base power, the number will appear green while that unit remains on the board. A unit can also be damaged so that its power goes down. If a unit is damaged below its base power, the number will appear red while that unit remains on the board.
As a big fan of the Witcher franchise, SwanDive is always on the lookout for her next Witcher fix. She started playing Gwent in the Closed Beta for the lore – and stayed for the game and the community. Long an avid gamer, Swan found her passion for CCGs and competitive gaming at the Gwent table. Away from it, Swan is studying for her Master’s degree in English and worked as content manager for Team Aretuza.