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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

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Nilfgaard | Premade decks Gwent Guide

In this chapter, you will find decks recommended for Nilfgaard faction. Additionally, this chapter provides a number of hints and possible strategies that you will find useful while playing with other players.

Morvran Voorhis, Odkrywca

Leader card

Gold Cards (4)

Silver cards (6)

Bronze cards (15)

Morvran Voorhis

Leo Bonhart

Cantarella

Imperial Golem x3

 

Regis: Higher Vampire

Egan

Spotter x3

 

Vattier De Rideaux

Albrich

Nilfgaardian Knight x3

 

Renew

Vanhemar

Daerlan Foot Soldiers x2

  

Cynthia

Fire Scorpion x2

  

Peter Saar Gvynleve

Alchemist

   

Nauzicaa Standard Bearer

Leader Card

Morvran Voorhis - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Morvran Voorhis

After you play Morvran Voorhis, you will be able to reveal 3 cards from either yours or your opponent's hand. Thanks to this, you can figure out immediately which deck your opponent is using, or perform one of the below combinations:

  1. If you have, in your hand, Fire Scorpion, you can reveal this card to deal immediate 3 points of damage to the enemy unit.
  2. If you have, in your hand, Daerlan Foot Soldiers, you can reveal this card to play it immediately onto the table and draw an additional card from the top of the deck.

What is even more, after you have played the Leader Card, all of the Imperial Golems in the deck are summoned to the table.

Gold Cards

Vattier De Rideaux - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Vattier De Rideaux

Vattier De Rideaux has 8 Strength points and additionally, it allows you to reveal up to 2 own cards. Per each card revealed from your hand, it reveals 1 card from your opponent's hand. Just like in the case of the Leader Card, you can combine this card with Fire Scorpion or Daerlan Foot Soldiers.

Regis: Higher Vampire - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Regis: Higher Vampire

This card has the ability that will prove useful against any other deck. It can consume one out of three, randomly chosen, bronze units of the opponent, from the opponent's deck. This way, not only do you strengthen Regis, but also deprive the opponent a unit that may prove key to the battle. The consumed unit is then put away to the cemetery.

Leo Bonhart - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Leo Bonhart

Leo Bonhart has 6 Strength points and additionally, he has the ability thanks to which you can pick any unit from your hand (can be Gold) and deal to the opponent damage equal to that unit's Strength. If you have upgraded Spotters, Leo Bonhart can deal damage as high as 15 points! Remember to use this card when you have hidden units in your hand, or you will not be able to activate this ability.

Renew - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Renew

This card allows you to resurrect a Gold unit from the cemetery, regardless of which of the player's. Therefore, you get the option to play a gold card that used to belong to your opponent. Renew is especially useful in the last round, because several Gold cards are sure to have been played by then. Remember to make sure, before you play this card, that there is at least one unit in the cemetery that you will be able to resurrect. Otherwise, the card will be lost.

Silver cards

Albrich - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Albrich

Albrich has very high Strength and apart from that, if none of the players called it a pass, it makes you and your opponent draw a card from the top of the deck. You draw a card face down, whereas your opponent draws one face up. Thanks to this, you can strengthen up your Spotters.

Cantarella - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Cantarella

A Spy unit that you send to the side of the opponent. Although she has 10 Strength points, you usually play it in a round that you can leave out and spend on building your advantage of cards in your hand before the decisive round. Cantarella allows you to draw 1 card from the top of your deck. If you are not satisfied with the card that you have drawn, you can place it at the bottom of the deck and draw another one.

Cynthia - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Cynthia

Cynthia works best at the beginning of the game, because she reveals the strongest unit in the opponent's hand(can be Gold) and strengthens itself by the number of Strength points of that unit. This way, you obtain a strong unit on the table at the very beginning of the game and, additionally, you learn about the opponent's strongest card.

Egan - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Egan

Using this card, you can either Lock or Unlock 2 units. Egan is useful in games against any deck, because there will always be, on the table, a card that will cause an unfavorable situation. If the Locked units are on the opponent's side, they additionally take 1 point of damage.

Peter Saar Gwynleve - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Peter Saar Gwynleve

Peter Saar Gwynleve can Reset a given unit and deals 3 damage to the unit, when it's the opponent's one, or strengthens the unit if it's one of your allies'. The card can incapacitate a powerful, strengthened unit, such as Clan Tuirseach Axeman in Skellige or Ekimme monster deck. Peter Saar Gwynleve can also be used to restore one of your units to full Strength, e.g. while it's subject to unfavorable weather conditions.

Vanhemar - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Vanhemar

Vanhemar is a highly versatile card that can be used in a variety of situations. After you have played it, you create one of the following:

  1. Biting Frost - can be used to weaken opponent's units
  2. Clear Skies - an additiona opportunity to clear the table of Weather Effects
  3. Stammelford's Tremors - a spell that deals damage of 2 Strength to up to 8 opponents

Bronze cards

Imperial Golem x3 - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Imperial Golem x3

Imperial Golems are in the deck because of their ability that allows you to summon all of the pieces of this card, after the Leader Card is played. Thanks to this, you can quickly decrease the size of the deck and draw better cards in rounds to come.

Nilfgaardian Knight x3 - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Nilfgaardian Knight x3

A unit with as much as 10 Strength points and 2 points of Armor. Such high statistics coma at a price, because after you have played Nilfgaardian Knight, one of cards from your hand will be revealed. All well that ends well, however, because this way, you will strengthen up your Spotters and, if you are lucky, you will reveal Fire Scorpion or Daelrian Foot Soldiers. Nilfgaard Knight can also be used in combination with Leo Bonhart to deal damage of 10.

Spotter x3 - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Spotter x3

The key units in the deck. Spotters have as few as 3 Strength points, but they can be strengthened by 1 point of Strength each time any of the players reveals their card. Thanks to this, at the end of the game, they may have as many as 15 Strength points. What is interesting, Spotters increase their Strength wherever they are (in the hand, on the table or in the deck).

Daerlan Foot Soldiers x2 - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Daerlan Foot Soldiers x2

Units that are played to the table immediately after they are revealed and draw 1 card from the top of the deck. Daerlan Foot Soldiers are used to decrease the size of the deck, so avoid playing them straight from the hand. Always try to reveal this unit to use its ability. The card is useful in combination with, Vattier De Rideaux, Leo Bonhart or Alchemist Leader Cards.

Fire Scorpion x2 - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Fire Scorpion x2

Fire Scorpion is a siege engine. As soon as the unit is revealed, it deals damage of 3 Strength points to a random opponent. After you play it onto the table, you can select the opponent that it will deal damage of 3 to. The card is useful in combination with Vattier De Rideaux, Leo Bonhart or Alchemist Leader Cards.

Alchemist - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Alchemist

A card with 7 Strength points and additionally allows you to reveal a single card from yours, or the opponent's hand.. this way, you can gain some information or use the card in combination with Daerlan Foot Soldiers or Fire Scorpion.

Nauzicaa Standard Bearer - Nilfgaard | Premade decks - Premade decks - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Guide

Nauzicaa Standard Bearer

After you play this card, you remove unfavorable weather conditions in the row and, additionally, you can strengthen a select ally on the table, or any own unit in the hand, by 3 Strength points.

General hints

  1. During the Mulligan phase, it is of paramount importance that you dispose of all Imperial Golems. They will be played later on in combination with the Leader Card and will be brought immediately to the table.
  2. If the game starts with your turn, an ideal way to open the game is playing Cynthi or a Leader Card, in order to summon Imperial Golems and decrease your own deck in size. What is even more, this will allow you to reveal up to 3 cards, so you can decide to reveal the opponent's strategy or reveal your own units if you have Daerlan Foot Soldiers.
  3. Remember that playing Cantarella, you can put the first card that you draw to the bottom of the deck, by pressing RMB. LMB draws the first one of them.
  4. If possible, play Regis: Higher Vampire in the first round, before the opponent decreases their deck, to consume the unit that may have a decisive effect on the whole game.
  5. Remember that the card Consumed by Regis: Higher Vampire go to the cemetery, so the opponent may retrieve, if only they have rejuvenating cards. This is why you should choose wisely.
  6. Remember that Renew is useful only if there are Gold units in one of the cemeteries.
  7. Remember to use Leo Bonhart in combination with Fire Scorpion or Daerlan Foot Soldier. Later into the game, you can also use a strengthened Spotter, to deal high damage to the opponent's unit.
  8. Remember to use Leo Bonhart when you still have unrevealed units. Otherwise, you will not be able to activate his ability.
  9. Use Egan to Block units that are important to the opponent. For example, while fighting against a Monster deck. For example, while fighting against a monster deck, Block units with the abilities of Resistance or Consume, conjuration or Nekkers.
  10. Use Vanhemar wisely. For example, if you play against a Monster deck, save one card to clear the table of unfavorable Weather Effects. In other situations, when there are, at least, 8 enemy units on the table, you can deal a total of 18 damage with Stammelforda's Tremors.
  11. Remember that Peter Saar Gwynleve first Resets a given unit and then deals damage. Hold back with playing this card until the opponent strengthens that unit. This way, you will fully take advantage of that card.
  12. Remember to use and Daerlan Foot Soldiers and Fire Scorpions with Vattier De Rideaux, Leo Bonhart or Alchemist to take full advantage of their potential.
  13. Try not to play all strongest units at once. If they have equal number of Strength points, a single Scorch cast by the opponent may bring on a catastrophe.
  14. Place the strengthened Spotters in a way that makes it impossible for the opponent to eliminate them all at once using Geralt: Igni. It is best to play each Spotter to a single row.

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