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Leader cards add the extra punch to your Gwent decks, so choose wisely. In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, there are 4 leaders for each faction, with 4 more added on with Hearts of Stone expansion and 2 introduced for the Skellige deck in the Blood and Wine expansion.

Be aware that the last leader cards of each faction in the base game can only be obtained through the gwent quest, High Stakes, by beating each opponent.

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Each of the four deck types in Gwent has a Leader Card, the commander of the forces represented by that deck. These special cards have abilities that can be invoked during a player's turn, once per match. Used correctly, a Leader Card can cause dramatic comebacks, so it's important to understand what your Leader Card can do and then use that ability accordingly. Each Leader Card has a number of variants that can be earned, found, or purchased, each with special abilities unique to it. The Gwent Card Collection section has a full listing of Leader Cards and their abilities.

Icon Name Ability Deck
Tw3 icon gwent hero skellige Crach an Craite Shuffle all cards from each player's graveyard back into their decks. Tw3 gwent deck Skellige
Tw3 icon gwent hero nilfgaard Emhyr var Emreis: Emperor of Nilfgaard Emperor of Nilfgaard: Look at 3 random cards from your opponent's hand. Tw3 gwent deck Nilfgaardian
Tw3 icon gwent hero nilfgaard Emhyr var Emreis: His Imperial Majesty His Imperial Majesty: Pick a Torrential Rain card from your deck and play it instantly. Tw3 gwent deck Nilfgaardian
Tw3 icon gwent hero nilfgaard Emhyr var Emreis: Invader of the North Invader of the North: Abilities that restore a unit to the battlefield restore a randomly-chosen unit. Affects both players. Tw3 gwent deck Nilfgaardian
Tw3 icon gwent hero nilfgaard Emhyr var Emreis: The Relentless The Relentless: Draw a card from your opponent's discard pile. Tw3 gwent deck Nilfgaardian
Tw3 icon gwent hero nilfgaard Emhyr var Emreis: The White Flame The White Flame: Cancel your opponent's Leader Ability. Tw3 gwent deck Nilfgaardian
Tw3 icon gwent hero monsters Eredin Bréacc Glas: The Treacherous Doubles the strength of all spy cards (affects both players). Tw3 gwent deck Monsters
Tw3 icon gwent hero monsters Eredin: Bringer of Death Restore a card from your discard pile to your hand. Tw3 gwent deck Monsters
Tw3 icon gwent hero monsters Eredin: Commander of the Red Riders Double the strength of all your Close Combat units (unless a Commander's horn is also present on that row). Tw3 gwent deck Monsters
Tw3 icon gwent hero monsters Eredin: Destroyer of Worlds Discard 2 card and draw 1 card of your choice from your deck. Tw3 gwent deck Monsters
Tw3 icon gwent hero monsters Eredin: King of the Wild Hunt Pick any weather card from your deck and play it instantly. Tw3 gwent deck Monsters
Tw3 icon gwent hero northern realms Foltest: King of Temeria Pick an Impenetrable Fog card from your deck and play it instantly. Tw3 gwent deck Northern Realms
Tw3 icon gwent hero northern realms Foltest: Lord Commander of the North Clear any weather effects (resulting from Biting Frost, Torrential Rain or Impenetrable Fog cards) in play. Tw3 gwent deck Northern Realms
Tw3 icon gwent hero northern realms Foltest: Son of Medell Destroy your enemy's strongest Ranged Combat unit(s) if the combined strength of all his or her Ranged Combat units is 10 or more. Tw3 gwent deck Northern Realms
Tw3 icon gwent hero northern realms Foltest: The Siegemaster Doubles the strength of all your Siege units (unless a Commander's Horn is also present on that row). Tw3 gwent deck Northern Realms
Tw3 icon gwent hero northern realms Foltest: The Steel-Forged Destroy your enemy's strongest Siege unit(s) if the combined strength of all his or her Siege units is 10 or more. Tw3 gwent deck Northern Realms
Tw3 icon gwent hero scoiatael Francesca Findabair: Daisy of the Valley Daisy of the Valley: Draw an extra card at the beginning of the battle. Tw3 gwent deck Scoiatael
Tw3 icon gwent hero scoiatael Francesca Findabair: Hope of the Aen Seidhe Hope of the Aen Seidhe: Move agile unites to whichever valid row maximizes their strength (don't move units already in optimal row). Tw3 gwent deck Scoiatael
Tw3 icon gwent hero scoiatael Francesca Findabair: Pureblood Elf Pureblood Elf: Pick a Biting Frost card from your deck and play it instantly. Tw3 gwent deck Scoiatael
Tw3 icon gwent hero scoiatael Francesca Findabair: Queen of Dol Blathanna Queen of Dol Blathanna: Destroy your enemy's strongest Close Combat unit(s) if the combined strength of all his or her Close Combat units is 10 or more. Tw3 gwent deck Scoiatael
Tw3 icon gwent hero scoiatael Francesca Findabair: The Beautiful The Beautiful: Doubles the strength of all your Ranged Combat units (unless a Commander's Horn is also present on that row). Tw3 gwent deck Scoiatael
Tw3 icon gwent hero skellige King Bran Units only lose half their Strength in bad weather conditions. Tw3 gwent deck Skellige