Collect Em All. List of gwent cards and where to find them

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The Witcher 3: The 10 Best Cards In The Monsters Gwent Deck

The Monsters Gwent deck includes several unique cards. These are the ones you absolutely must have in your waist.

The Witcher 3 Gwent is, according to many players, more fun than the rest of the RPG. It’s a simple card game: get a higher total than your opponent by any means necessary. Moreover, it doesn’t focus on combat like other online card games do. The original game (not the spin-off) is still very fun to this day, but you may have to complete some of The Witcher 3’s long history to get the best cards available.

The best Gwent deck in The Witcher 3 to offer mobilization effects is the Monster deck. The Monster deck does not contain Medic or Spy cards, but the boy does have a Spade of Mobilization cards. These cards bring all copies of that card out of your deck at once into the battlefield, completely overwhelming the enemy before they can respond – this is a unique deck mechanic.

Updated on October 9, 2021 by Erik Petrovich: The best Gwent deck that The Witcher 3 offers for bringing creatures to the battlefield is the Monster deck. He is unmatched in his ability to overwhelm the enemy with pure numbers thanks to a mobilization ability like the Nekker, but he also doesn’t lack crowd control or defensive skills like Toad’s ability to take out a ranged attacker instantly. One thing to keep in mind when learning about the best cards in the monster deck is that these rankings only apply to the normal version of Gwent in The Witcher 3 and not to the Gwent online spin-off card game. Playing alone varies in many ways and includes cards with different effects than those listed here.

13 The Witcher 3 Compared To Standalone Gwent

After the huge success of The Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red launched the standalone online card game Gwent, similar to games such as The Elder Scrolls Legends and Hearthstone. It offers more strategic gameplay and a huge number of new cards and mechanics compared to the version of Gwent players see in The Witcher 3.

However, the card effects in Gwent and The Witcher 3 are almost universally different. As a result, the guides for selecting cards and decks in the Gwent minigame in The Witcher 3 do not apply to the strategy in the standalone online game Gwent.

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Collect ‘Em All

Collect all of this side quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. As there is no way (in the game) to know exactly which Gwent cards you have and which you don’t have, this is considered to be one of the most difficult non-combat tasks in the game.

Note: completing this task will unlock the Card Collector achievement.


To complete it, you must collect each type of card; a total of 120 cards, out of 199 available cards. The remaining 79 cards are duplicates (for example, you can find three Ghoul cards, but you only need one for this quest). 1

Gwent cards can be obtained by purchasing them from merchants, winning against others in Gwent, and winning against named NPCs in Gwent side quests. After winning a certain number of normal merchants, playing against merchants will no longer bring you new cards. The Wonder Guide to Gwent book (added in patch 1.20) can be used to keep track of the number of cards still to be obtained and side quests for Gwent.

Missable Cards

During the course of the game, some cards can be easily overlooked if the player chooses one action over another, decides to skip a side quest, or simply not to explore. Here is a list of such cases:

  • Complete the side quest A Case of Life and Death: There will be a small gwent tournament in the main courtyard where you will have to win all the rounds to get all the cards.
  • Make a Deadly Conspiracy: It turns out the one you’re looking for is a great Gwent player and has one of the best cards in the game.
  • Make a dangerous game and take cards as a reward.
  • Participate in High Stakes: You must win the tournament to get each card (see quests home page for tips).
  • Perform Shock Therapy to obtain the Iorweth Card.
  • Free the clay merchant held in captivity to the southeast of the boatbuilders’ hut: be careful, this merchant is wiretapped. Save the condition just before the cage opens and then make a quick trip to Claywich. If the option to speak doesn’t show up, reload until it shows up (Done with patch 1.22) or just meditate to daylight (Done with patch 1.31). Make sure you buy all the Gwent cards it has for sale.
  • Play Lambert as soon as possible (either at the Nowhere Inn or Kaer Morhen while the witchers are drinking)
  • See this list for a breakdown of the missing characters / cards, making sure you play (or buy from) each as soon as possible to avoid losing their cards later. Patch 1.05 added in vaults if you missed a player card.

If you have the Blood and Wine DLC installed, you’ll have access to a new Gwent faction and a pile of new Gwent quests. Our Blood and Wine guide will help you collect the Skellige Gwent Bundle, beat the Skellige Gwent players and win with the Skellige Gwent Bundle.

Completing Gwent quests

There are a few quests in Gwent where you’ll take on better-than-average opponents that reward you with Gwent cards that you can’t get anywhere else (even though random NPCs use them in their decks). Here is a description of each of them.

It’s possible to skip or skip these quests, or just complete them without playing Gwent – but as of patch 1.05 and later, safeguards against failure have been added for most cards that can be missed if a character becomes unavailable. All you need to do to track down a specific NPC card is select the Gwent quest and follow the landmark to the card. For example, if your actions make the Bloody Baron leave Velen before you win a card from him, you’ll find it in his house.

There is an exception: as mentioned below, depending on what DLC you have installed, you can miss Dandelion and a few other cards without winning the tournament during the A Case of Life and Death quest.

Gwent: Playing Innkeeps

You will receive this task after the tutorial match in White Orchard. Fight with Stepjan at the Alchemy Inn in Oxenfurt, an unnamed Bartender at the Inn at Rozstajach and Olivier at the Kingfisher Inn in Novigrad. Complete this quest before the Now Either Never or Miss it Forever side quest.

Nilfgaardian Nobleman

This is not a side quest, but it rewards you with a card that you won’t find anywhere else, unlike random opponents. Note that you can return to the palace at any time and beat it; you don’t need to do this on your first visit.

Gwent: Velen Players

You will receive this task by checking the notice board in Kaszura Wrona. Fight the Bloody Baron in Kańcz Wrony, the Old Sage in Beken, the Rag in Oreton, and the wonderful Haddym in Midcopse; each player will show you a different one. If you don’t complete this quest before completing Family Affairs when the Baron leaves his castle, search his rooms carefully when you return to Crooked Marsh for his card and a clue for the next player.

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