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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.

Special thanks to Gnurrgard for inspiring this project by sharing his knowledge on CCG theory and giving us continued feedback.

A keyword and card mechanic that allows a card to proc an ability when it is sent to the graveyard from the board.

It is important to note that when a card is Banished, it is not sent to the graveyard, and so the Deathwish keyword is not triggered. Additionally, there are cards that can activate Deathwish abilities without destroying the unit on which the keyword appears, such as Maerolorn and Ritual Sacrifice.

Deathwish is a card mechanic most commonly associated with the Monsters faction, but it is not unique to them, also appearing as a keyword on Crow's Eye and Sabrina Glevissig.




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.