The Witcher 3 Gwent Cards List

Gwent cards are special playing cards used in an ancient dwarven game in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Gwent is a competitive sport in the Northern Realms, so you’ll need a great deck and a quick wit to beat some of the stronger players.
To build a great deck, you’ll need to collect rare cards. In this guide, we’re going to show you all the Gwent cards, their effects and locations. We also have a general Gwent guide for newcomers.

You can also check out our new guides – Gwent Players and Merchants and Gwent Strategy Guide.


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There are four faction decks to choose from when playing: the Northern Realms, the Nilfgaardian Empire, the Scoia’tael and the Monsters. There are also neutral cards, which you can put in any deck. Each faction has its own unique cards, passive perks and leader abilities. You can unlock new cards by doing quests, buying them from vendors and finding them throughout the world.

Innkeeper Elsa – White Orchard Gwent Card Purchase Location

Innkeeper Elsa in White Orchard tavern sells cards. You’ll talk with her during the main quest “Lilac and Gooseberries”.

Northern Realms Deck

NamePreviewStrengthTypeAbilityLocation
Foltest, King of TemeriaFoltest King of Temeria card LeaderInstantly play an
Impenetrable Fog from your deck
You start with it.
Foltest, Lord Commander Of The NorthFoltest Lord Commander of the North card LeaderClear all
weather effects
Elsa, White Orchard Tavern
Foltest The Steel-forgedFoltest The Steel-forged card LeaderDestroy enemy’s siege units
if their combined strength
is over 10
Passiflora, Novigrad
Foltest The SiegemasterFoltest The Siegemaster card LeaderDouble the strength of your
siege units if you have a
Commander’s Horn in the row
Nobleman at Vizima Palace
Philippa EilhartPhilippa Eilhart card10Hero
Ranged
Immune to special cardsRandom win
Vernon RocheVernon Roche card10Hero
Melee
Immune to special cardsHadko, Midcopse
Esterad ThyssenEsterad Thyssen card10Hero
Melee
Immune to special cardsDjikstra, Novigrad Bathhouse
John NatalisJohn Natalis card10Hero
Melee
Immune to special cardsRavvy, Golden Sturgeon Tavern, Novigrad
ThalerThaler card1SiegeSpyInkeeper, Arinbjorn, Skellige
Redanian Foot SoldierRedanian Foot Soldier card1Melee/You start with it
Poor Fucking InfantryPoor Fucking Infantry card1MeleeTight BondYou start with it
Kaedweni Siege ExpertKaedweni Siege Expert Card1SiegeMorale BoostYou start with it
Yarpen ZigrinYarpen Zigrin card2Melee/You start with it
Sigismund DijkstraSigismund Dijkstra card4MeleeSpyPhilip Strenger, Crow’s Perch
Sheldon SkaggsSheldon Skaggs4Ranged/You start with it
Blue Stripes Commandoblue stripes commando card4MeleeTight BondElsa, White Orchard Tavern
Sabrina GevissigSabrina Gevissig card4Ranged/You start with it
Vesves card5Melee/You start with it
Siegfried of DenesleSiegfried of Denesle Card5Melee/You start with it
Prince Stennisprince stennis card5MeleeSpyYou start with it
Crinfrid Reavers Dragon HunterCrinfrid Reavers Dragon Hunter card5RangedTight BondElsa, White Orchard Tavern
Keira MetzKeira Metz card5Ranged/You start with it
Dun Banner Medicdun banner medic card5SiegeMedicYou start with it
Sile de TansarvilleSile de Tansarville card5Ranged/You start with it
Siege TowerSiege Tower card6Siege/Random win
DethmoldDethmold6Ranged/You start with it
Trebuchettrebuchet card6Siege/You start with it
BallistaBallista Card6Siege/You start with it
CatapultCatapult Card8SiegeTight BondElsa, White Orchard Tavern
Special abilities:
  • Spy – Place on your opponent’s battlefield (counts towards opponent’s total), and draw 2 cards from your deck.
  • Medic – Choose one card from your discard pile and play it instantly (no heroes or special cards).
  • Tight Bond – Place next to a card with the same name to double the strength of both cards.
  • Morale Boost – Adds 1 strength to all units in the row (except itself).

Nilfgaardian Empire Deck

NamePreviewStrengthTypeAbilityLocation
Emhyr var Emreis,
His Imperial Majesty
Emhyr var Emreis His Imperial Majesty card LeaderPlay a Torrential Rain from your deckYou start with it.
Emhyr var Emreis,
Emperor of Nilfgaard
Emhyr var Emreis Emperor of Nilfgaard card LeaderLets you see 3 random cards from opponent’s handInnkeeper, Inn at the Crossroads
Emhyr var Emreis,
The White Flame Dancing on the Graves of His Foes
Emhyr var Emreis the White Flame card LeaderCancel opponent’s leader abilityComplete Gwent: Skellige Style
Emhyr var Emreis,
The Relentless
Emhyr var Emreis the Relentless card LeaderPick a card from opponent’s discard pilePassiflora, Novigrad
Tibor EggebrachtTibor Eggebracht card10Hero
Ranged
Immune to special cardsOlivier, Kingfisher Inn, Novigrad
Letho of GuletLetho of Gulet card10Hero
Melee
Immune to special cardsBoatbuilder, Oreton
Morvran VoorhisMorvran Voorhis card10Hero
Siege
Immune to special cardsMarquise Serenity, Passiflora, Novigrad
Menno CoehoornMenno Coehoorn card10Hero
Melee
Immune to special cardsInnkeeper, Inn at the Crossroads
Siege TechnicianSiege Technician card0SiegeMedicInkeeper, Golden Sturgeon
Etolian Auxiliary ArchersEtolian Auxiliary Archers card1RangedMedicMerchant, Midcopse
AlbrichAlbrich card2Ranged/Merchant, Crow’s Perch
SweersSweers Card2Ranged/Merchant, Claywich Village
Nausicaa Cavalry RiderNausicaa Cavalry Rider card2MeleeTight BondMerchant, Crow’s Perch
VreemdeVreemde card2Melee/Random win
Rotten MangonelRotten Mangonel card3Siege/Random win
Morteisenmorteisen card3Melee/Merchant, Midcopse
Puttkammerputtkammer card3Ranged/Merchant, Claywich Village
Impera Brigade GuardImpera Brigade Guard Card3MeleeTight BondMerchant, Crow’s Perch
Vanhemarvanhemar card4Ranged/Random win
Vattier de RideauxVattier de Rideaux card4MeleeSpyRandom win
RainfarnRainfarn card4Melee/Merchant, Midcopse
CynthiaCynthia card4Ranged/Quartermaster, Crow’s Perch
Zerrikanian Fire ScorpionZerrikaninan Fire Scorpion card5Siege/Merchant, Crow’s Perch
Young EmmisaryYoung Emmisary card5MeleeTight BondInnkeeper, Cunny of The Goose
Renuald Aep MatsenRenuald Aep Matsen card5Ranged/Random win
Siege EngineerSiege Engineer card6Siege/Innkeeper, Inn at the Crossroads
Cahir Mawr Dyffryn aep CeallachCahir Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach card6Melee/Random win
Fringilla VigoFringilla Vigo card6Ranged/Caesar Bilzen
Assire var AnahidAssire var Anahid card6Ranged/ 
Shilard Fitz-OesterlenShilard Fitz-Oesterlen card7MeleeSpyRandom win
Stefan SkellenStefan Skellen card9MeleeSpyRandom win
Heavy Zerrikanian Fire ScorpionHeavy Zerrikanian Fire Scorpion card10Siege/Merchant, Midcopse
Black Infantry ArcherBlack Infantry Archer card10Ranged/Merchant, Midcopse
Special abilities:
  • Spy – Place on your opponent’s battlefield (counts towards opponent’s total), and draw 2 cards from your deck.
  • Medic – Choose one card from your discard pile and play it instantly (no heroes or special cards).
  • Tight Bond – Place next to a card with the same name to double the strength of both cards.
  • Morale Boost – Adds 1 strength to all units in the row (except itself).

Scoia’tael Deck

NamePreviewStrengthTypeAbilityLocation
Francesca, Pureblood ElfFrancesca Findabair Pureblood Elf card LeaderPlay Bitting Frost from you deckYou start with it
Francesca The BeautifulFrancesca Findabair The Beautiful card LeaderDouble the strength of your Ranged
row if there’s no Commander’s Horn
Complete Gwent: Big City Players
Francesca, Daisy of The ValleyFrancesca Findabair Daisy of The Valley card LeaderDraw an extra card at the start of the battleInnkeeper, Cunny of the Goose
Francesca, Queen of Dol BlathannaFrancesca Findabair Queen of Dol Blathanna card LeaderDestroy opponent’s Melee units if
his Melee strength is over 10
Passiflora, Novigrad
SaesenthessisSaesenthessis card10Hero
Ranged
Immune to special cardsRoche, Temerian Resistance Camp
IorvethIorveth card10Hero
Ranged
Immune to special cardsDruid, Gedyneith, Ard Skellig (Shock Therapy quest)
Isengrim FaoiltiarnahIsengrim Faolitarna card10Hero
Melee
Morale,
Immune to special cards
Zed’s home, Novigrad
EithneEithne card10Hero
Ranged
Immune to special cardsZoltan, Rosemary and Thyme, Novigrad
Havekar HealerHavekar Healer card0Ranged/Random win
RiordainRiordain card1Ranged/Random win
ToruvielToruviel card2Ranged/Random win
Elven SkirmisherElven Skirmisher card2RangedMusterInnkeeper, Urialla Village, Skellige
Dwarven SkirmisherDwarven Skirmisher card3MeleeMusterStjepan, Alchemy Inn, Oxenfurt
Ciaran aep EasnillienCiaran aep Easnillien card3RangedAgileRandom win
Vrihedd Brigade RecruitVrihedd Brigade Recruit card4Ranged/Random win
Dol Blathanna ArcherDol Blathanna Archer card4Ranged/Merchant, Passiflora, Novigrad
Hav’caaren Medic 5MeleeMusterMerchant, Seven Cats Inn, Novigrad
Havekar SmugglerHavekar Smuggler card5MeleeSpyMerchant, Seven Cats Inn, Novigrad
Mahakaman DefenderMahakaman Defender card5MeleeMusterMerchant, Seven Cats Inn, Novigrad
Vrihedd Brigade VeteranVrihedd Brigade Veteran card5MeleeAgileOlivier, Kingfisher Inn, Novigrad
Dennis CranmerDennis Cranmer card6Melee/Random win
FilavandrelFilavandrel card6RangedAgileRandom win
Ida EmeanIda Emean card6Ranged/Random win
YaevinnYaevinn card6MeleeAgileSjusta, Kaer Trolde, Skellige
Barclay ElsBarclay Els card6MeleeAgileInnkeeper, Golden Sturgeon, Novigrad
Dol Blathanna ScoutDol Blathanna Scout card6MeleeAgileInnkeeper, Golden Sturgeon, Novigrad
MilvaMilva card10RangedMoraleWin at ball, Vegelbud Estate, Novigrad
Special abilities:
  • Muster – Immediately play cards with the same name.
  • Medic – Choose one card from your discard pile and play it instantly (no heroes or special cards).
  • Agile – Card can be placed into Melee or Ranged row.
  • Morale – Adds 1 strength to all units in the row (except itself).

Monster Deck

NamePreviewStrengthTypeAbilityLocation
Eredin, Commander of the Red RidersEredin Commander of the Red Riders card LeaderPlay a weather card from your deckYou start with it
Eredin, Bringer of DeathEredin Bringer of Death card LeaderDiscard 2 cards and draw 1 of your choosingComplete Gwent: Velen Players
Eredin, Destroyer of WorldsEredin Destroyer of Worlds card LeaderTake one card from the discard pilePassiflora, Novigrad
Eredin, King of The Wild HuntEredin King of the Wild Hunt card LeaderDouble the strength of Melee row, unless there’s a Commander’s HornInnkeeper, New Port Inn, Kaer Trolde, Skellige
KayranKayran card8Hero
Ranged
Morale
Immune to special cards
Random win
LeshenLeshen card10Hero
Ranged
Immune to special cardsErmion, Gedyneith, Skellige
ImlerithImlerith card10Hero
Melee
Immune to special cardsRandom win
DraugDraug card10Hero
Melee
Immune to special cardsCrach an Craite, Kaer Trolde, Skellige
GhoulGhoul card1MeleeMusterInkeeper, Harviken, Skellige
NekkerNekker card2MeleeMusterInkeeper, Harviken, Skellige
WyvernWyvern card2Ranged/Random win
FogletFoglet card2Melee/Innkeeper, Svorlag, Skellige
Celaeno HarpyCelaeno Harpy card2Ranged/Random win
GargoyleGargoyle card2Ranged/Random win
CockatriceCockatrice card2Ranged/Random win
HarpyHarpy card2RangedAgileInnkeeper, Harviken, Skellige
EndregaEndrega card2Ranged/Random win
Vampire: BruxaVampire: Bruxa card4MeleeMusterWin at ball, Vegelbud Estate, Novigrad
Vampire: FlederVampire: Fleder card4MeleeMusterInnkeeper, Harviken, Skellige
Vampire: GarkainVampire: Garkain card4MeleeMusterRandom win
Vampire: EkimmaraVampire: Ekimmara card4MeleeMusterInnkeeper, Svorlag, Skellige
ArachasArachas card4MeleeMusterInnkeeper, Arinbjorn, Skellige
BotchlingBotchling card4Melee/Innkeeper, New Port Inn, Kaer Trolde, Skellige
ForktailForktail card5Melee/Random win
Plague MaidenPlague Maiden card5Melee/Random win
GriffinGriffin card5Melee/Random win
WerewolfWerewolf card5Melee/Innkeeper, Urialla Village, Skellige
FrightenerFrightener card5Melee/Random win
Ice GiantIce Giant card5Siege/Innkeeper, Svorlag, Skellige
Grave HagGrave Hag card5Ranged/Random win
Vampire: Katakan 5MeleeMusterJarl Lugos, Kaer Muire, Skellige
Crone: WhispessCrone: Whispess card6MeleeMusterInnkeeper, Arinbjorn, Skellige
Crone: BrewessCrone: Brewess card6MeleeMusterRandom win
Crone: WeavessCrone: Weavess card6MeleeMusterOld Sage, Benek
Arachas BehemothArachas Behemoth card6SiegeMusterRandom win
Fire ElementalFire Elemental card6Siege/Random win
FiendFiend card6Melee/Innkeeper, Arinbjorn, Skellige
Earth ElementalEarth Elemental card6Siege/Innkeeper, New Port Inn, Skellige
Special abilities:
  • Muster – Immediately play cards with the same name.
  • Agile – Card can be placed into Melee or Ranged row.
  • Morale – Adds 1 strength to all units in the row (except itself).

Neutral Cards

NamePreviewStrengthTypeAbilityLocation
Geralt of RiviaGeralt of Rivia card15Hero
Melee
Immune to special cardsThaler, Seven Cats Inn, Novigrad
Cirilla Fiona Elen RiannonCirilla Fiona Elen Riannon card15Hero
Melee
Immune to special cardsMerchant, Camp in Novigrad Forest
Yennefer of VengerbergYennefer of Vengerberg card7Hero
Ranged
Medic
Immune to special cards
Stjepan, Alchemy Inn, Oxenfurt
Triss MerigoldTriss Merigold card7Hero
Melee
Immune to special cardsLambert, Nowhere Inn, Novigrad
Avallac’hAvallac’h card0Hero
Melee
Spy
Immune to special cards
Gremita, Gedyneith, Skellige
DandelionDandelion card2MeleeMoraleWin at ball, Vegelbud Estaten, Novigrad
Zoltan ChivayZoltan Chivay card5Melee/Random win
Emiel Regis Rohellec TerzieffEmiel Regis Rogellec Terzieff5Melee/Random win
VesemirVesemir card6Melee/Vivaldi, Vivaldi’s Bank, Novigrad
VillentretenmerthVillentretenmerth card7MeleeScorchRandom win
Special abilities:
  • Spy – Place on your opponent’s battlefield (counts towards opponent’s total), and draw 2 cards from your deck.
  • Scorch – Destroy opponent’s Melee units if his Melee strength is over 10.
  • Morale – Adds 1 strength to all units in the row (except itself).
  • Medic – Choose one card from your discard pile and play it instantly (no heroes or special cards).

Special Cards

The only special cards we’ve seen so far are weather cards – they are used to decrease the strength of certain unit types.

NamePreviewDescriptionLocation
Biting FrostBiting Frost CardSets the strength of all melee units to 1 for both playersYou start with it
Impenetrable Fogimpenetrable fog cardSets the strength of all ranged units to 1 for both playersYou start with it
Torrential RainTorrential Rain cardSets the strength of all siege units to 1 for both playersYou start with it
Clear WeatherClear Weather cardEliminates all weather effects from the board.You start with it
DecoyDecoy cardSwap with a card on the battlefield to return it to your hand.Elsa, White Orchard Tavern
ScorchScorch cardDestroy all cards on the board with 7 strength or more.Innkeeper, Cunny of the Goose, Novigrad
Commander’s HornCommander's Horn cardDouble the strength of a row (for that player only).Innkeeper, Inn at the Crossroads
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    Dusnt Meter

    Somebody has probably said it, but :
    1) Philippa is Ranged type, not Siege.
    2) Dandelion doesn’t have morale, he doesn’t add 1 to strength, he doubles it in his row – it’s called “Commander’s Horn” ability.
    3) Scorch doesn’t do what you say it does, it destroys the strongest (non-hero) card(s). (The (s) meaning if there’s more cards of highest value it destroys all of them)
    The Villentretenmerth card also doesn’t have the exact Scorch ability, his ability means “Destroy your enenmy’s strongest Close combat unit(s) if the combined strength of all his or her close combat units is 10 or more” taken straight from the game.
    4) Also should mention that muster takes cards from both deck and hand and plays them, and that they don’t always match with the whole name, but more likely a type (e.g. any Vampire plays also all other Vampire, whether it’s a Garkain or a Bruxa. Arachas also summon the Arachas Behemoth card and the three Crones are in another group).
    5) Should mention the fact that once an Agile card is placed, it can’t be moved into other row.
    It’s still a great list and you are awesome, thanks.

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      Darren

      Also, I feel that the Medic definition of “no special cards” should be modified. And I mean on the game as well, not just on this site. It’s not obvious until you see another player do these or try them yourself. (I use the word “revive” because it’s easier and shorter than saying, “choose another card from the discard pile.” )

      1. A medic can “revive” a medic, which will allow the player to revive another
      2. A spy card that is revived by a medic allows the player to draw 2 cards
      3. When a medic revives a muster card, only the card chosen will be played; the muster ability works only one time
      4. Morale Boost… while you probably wouldn’t do this, you can revive and use a morale boost
      5. Dandelion’s Commander’s Horn will be activated again when he is revived
      6. I haven’t tried Agile, but I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t be able to choose which line the revived Agile card goes on. Can anyone verify?
      7. Tight Bond most certainly works after being revived and placed next to one another

      So the statement of “no heroes or special cards” should actually be “all non-hero cards can be played and all special abilities other than muster will work when the card is revived.”

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        Darren

        I just realized that the phrase “special card” specifically refers to cards you’re only allowed to have 10 of in your deck: Weather, Decoy, Scorch and Commander’s Horn. The cards I spoke of are not special cards, but cards with abilities. I still think that it should be pointed out – both on the game and on this site – that every ability other than Muster will work when revived.

        Also, I don’t want to spam this board any more than I already have so I’ll just point it out here: Saw a tiny mistake in the Scoia’tael Deck. The Havekar Smuggler is not a Spy, it’s ability is Muster.

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    Joshua

    I have had an innkeeper in Skellige play a Neutral Card called “Mysterious Elf”. Details….

    Name: Mysterious Elf
    Faction: Neutral
    Type: Hero (can’t remember the range)
    Strength: 0
    Ability: Spy

    Easily the best spy card in the game, since even a monster deck could use it and of course the 0 strength is nice. While I did get to use it once with a dummy card, unfortunately the innkeeper did not drop it and no idea how you obtain it. (guess I will get a screenshot if I ever see it again).

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      May

      The “Mysterious Elf” card is in fact the Avallac’h neutral card (Gremita, Gedyneith, Skellige).

      I guess it only depends on the version of the game you have since, in French, it is always “Mysterious Elf” and never “Avallac’h” even after I completed the main quest where we discover who he really is.

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        Matthew Rumsey

        its the dlc that changes its name. Not the knowledge of who he is

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      Bob Barker

      Joshua you didn’t get to use the Elf with a dummy card.. you can’t “dummy” unique cards.

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      Zer0

      I imagine you found it already but you will receive it if you continue playing any of the Gwent quests that ask of you to win rare cards from the various players in the world.

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    Phil

    A question: can you receive multiples of each card? I only have the one catapult that I purchased from White Orchard, but its tight bond ability is useless without another catapult card. Can you buy or win more of them elsewhere?

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      Andrew

      I got a second Catapult card from the Madam at the Passiflora in Novigrad. She had it for sale. Equally, I have 4 or 5 Mahakaman Defenders because I just auto-buy all cards any merchant has for sale. So the answer to your question is yes you can get multiples of cards but I believe it is just luck based depending on which cards a merchant happens to have stocked.

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        Andrew

        Also, the same issue can be applied to Crinfrid Reavers Dragon Hunter car which has Tight Bond yet I have only ever seen one of.

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    Kiluns

    In the quest “A Matter of Life and Death” there are 3 gwent cards, Dandelion, Milva, and Vampire: Bruxa. After this quest is done these three cards are unobtainable. How likely is there to be a patch to make these cards obtainable after the quest is complete for players who want to collect all the cards.

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    Brady

    Has anyone had any trouble getting the Wyvern card? It says random but I don’t think that’s true because I’ve basically beaten everyone you can play and that’s the last card I need. Haven’t gotten it. Reloaded twice and beat ten people in a row, still no card.

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    Darren

    Excellent list! Thank you for your hard work!

    There are so many cards that one can get from a random win. Someone should put together a list of the merchants/NPCs that distribute a random win. That way the people looking to 100% their Gwent deck can just go down a checklist. Even better, a map like IGN has for all the different places of interest, but a map for all the random card distributors. Just my $0.02.

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    Simon

    Thank you so much, was going to snap the disk in half if I thought I had to play through for a third time (I love the game, but not that much) . Needed 1 card, and found it exactly where you said it would be.
    And screw the Nay Sayers, its a great list for finding cards as most people will be using it for, not as the tubes seem to think its so important to state that the spy shags the medic – medic sucks off the muster…..

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    Drew

    Medic doesn’t cancel muster- muster by definition can only happen once per game as the cards have all been played and can’t be pulled from discard through muster. But if somehow you got two like muster cards back to your hand it would play them all. It’s just that this power can’t pull what is no longer available. So the medic reinstigates special abilities when they are applicable- just can’t revive hero cards. On a different note- I can’t seem to find enough monster cards to even make a full deck 🙁 and getting more than two tight bond cards adds the attack to the total each time – e.g. 4 to 8 to 12 to 16 (1,2,3,4 like cards). I got 4 northern tight bond cards. Also using decoy on your medic can help pull multiple cards from discard- I pull my tight bond cards to get two plays out of them. It’s a lifesaver.

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    roku

    I’m back to white orchard but Elsa is gone, how can I get those card from Elsa?

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    Maldervich

    The merchant you save from the Griffin should have all the cards the inkeep had.

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    Hesher of sorrow

    Mysterous elf card never dropped for me during mission, guess i got screwed. Any other way to obtain this card?

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    Zaikeiil

    Well, I am just going to use this as a checklist to see which ones I don’t have still. My collectors edition stratagy guide of the game might show some wear and tear, but there’s no way I am going to mark in it just so I know which qwent cards I don’t have yet.

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    Zambo

    Thanks for the info

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    clayton

    hey is it possible to get the alternate artworks and dlc card + skellige cards includeed

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