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Best Nilfgaardian Empire Gwent Deck

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This guide will show you the Best Nilfgaardian Empire Gwent Deck and strategy on how to use the Gwent deck in the game Witcher 3.

Best Nilfgaardian Empire Deck List

Deck List
Card Type Quantity Skill
Emhyr var Emreis: The Relentless ImageEmhyr var Emreis: The Relentless Leader x1 -
Geralt of Rivia ImageGeralt of Rivia Close Combat x1 Hero
Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon ImageCirilla Fiona Elen Riannon Close Combat x1 Hero
Villentretenmerth ImageVillentretenmerth Close Combat x1 Scorch
Mysterious Elf ImageMysterious Elf Close Combat x1 Spy
Menno Coehorn ImageMenno Coehorn Close Combat x1 Medic
Stefan Skellen ImageStefan Skellen Close Combat x1 Spy
Shilard Fitz-Oesterlen ImageShilard Fitz-Oesterlen Close Combat x1 Spy
Young Emissary ImageYoung Emissary *Close Combat** x6 Tight Bond
Vattier de Rideaux ImageVattier de Rideaux Close Combat x1 Spy
Yennefer of Vengerberg ImageYennefer of Vengerberg Range x1 Medic
Black Infantry Archer ImageBlack Infantry Archer Range x2 -
Gaunter O’Dimm: Darkness ImageGaunter O’Dimm: Darkness Range x2 Muster
Tibor Eggebracht ImageTibor Eggebracht **Range x1 Hero
Currently UnavailableMorvran Voorhis Siege x1 -
Heavy Zerrikanian Fire Scorpion ImageHeavy Zerrikanian Fire Scorpion Siege x1 -
Decoy ImageDecoy Special Card x2 -
Commander’s Horn ImageCommander’s Horn Special Card x2 -
Scorch ImageScorch Special Card x2 -
Biting Frost ImageBiting Frost Special Card x2 -
Clear Weather ImageClear Weather Special Card x2 -

Deck Tips and Strategy

Deck Main Cards

This deck revolves around the 4 spy cards in your deck which are the Mysterious Elf, Stefan Skellen, Shilard Fitz-Oesterlen, and Vattier de Rideaux. Use these cards partnered with other high power cards in your deck to overwhelm your opponent.

First Draw

When drawing cards you must atleast have 1-2 spy cards in your hand before starting the game. When you don't have spy cards on your starting hand use your 2 exchange cards from the start to get a chance of getting a spy card.

Spy Usage

On the first round use all the spy cards you have to gain a card advantage towards your opponent. From this point try to bait out your opponent to use as much cards in a round without you using too much cards yourself.

First Round Strategy

On the first round if you can beat your opponent without using too much cards and your opponents uses more resources than you try to win the round by letting out your high power cards. Your opponent will surely lose on the next round as your opponent will have no cards to battle with and you will win easliy.

First Round Alternate Strategy

In the case that you can't beat your opponent on the first round. Try to bait out your opponent in using cards then pass the round so that you will have a great card lead advantage towards your opponent.

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8 Anonymous7 months

Also, highly recommend sticking as close to 22 cards as possible. No reason to make it harder to draw all your spies.

7 Anonymous7 months

IMO the best use of a spy deck is to make sure the spies are your only meaningful close combat units. When the AI gets a certain point advantage over you, it's very likely to pass on its turn; at this point you've likely inundated its frontline with your spies, and a single Biting Frost can potentially ruin its score and your ranged/siege troops can make up the difference to win the first round. After that, you typically have a ridiculous card advantage for the second round.


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