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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.

The system Gwent uses to balance deckbuilding and leaders.

Each card in the game is assigned a recruit cost, commonly known as provision cost, that it costs to put into a Constructed deck. Currently these costs range between 4 and 15. When a card is added to a deck, its recruit cost contributes to the deck’s recruit cap, leaving a player with limited space in their deck.

Recruit cost is an important balancing mechanism for Gwent. Controlling the number of points a card provides for its provision cost defines how efficient a card is and therefore how likely it is to be played.


Green Cricket

Green Cricket Green Cricket is Aretuza Member

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.