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 card whose main use in a deck is to fill out “the curve”.
Filler cards in Gwent are usually low-provision cost cards that, while playable, do not contribute any kind of synergy or other major advantage to the deck in which they are placed. They are often mulliganed away when they are drawn, or played early or after a pass so they do not clog up the deck.
In CCGs with a mana system, the equivalent cards are usually low-mana cost cards that ensure you are stuck with nothing to do on a given turn.
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.