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.
In MMOs, meta was originally an abbreviation for “Most Effective Tactics Available.” While it is no longer thought of as an acronym, the use of the words remains the same. In Gwent, and TCGs and CCGs in general, the meta refers to a definition of what works well with the game in its current state and what does not. The strongest deck types, archetypes and tech choices are said to be the meta, whereas cards that do not see play are said to be weak in the current meta.
Team Aretuza's Meta Snapshot tracks the strongest decks and archetypes in the current meta.
Green Cricket is one of the heads of Aretuza, creating an environment where players and content creators can thrive and continuously improve themselves. In addition to his work at Aretuza, he runs a Gwent YouTube channel for beginners and advanced players alike. He teaches how to become better at Gwent and offers one in-depth Gwent guide each week as inspiration.