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 concept that describes how a deck works.
An archetype takes a deck type and builds upon it using specific game and card mechanics as well as synergies. While there are different ways to turn an archetype into a specific deck, all decks of an archetype revolve around a core set of cards that use these mechanics and synergies. These core cards are often what make an archetype strong or weak when matched up against other different archetypes, and this usually decides an archetype’s place in the meta.
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.