Leader cards add the extra punch to your Gwent decks, choose them wisely. There are a total of 16 leader cards in the Gwent card game, 4 characters for each of the 4 factions. Be aware that the last and mightiest leader cards of each faction can only be obtained through the High Stakes – Gwent Quest.
At the Gwent tournament in this quest you’ll face some really talented Gwent players and you’ll have to win against every one of them to receive all final leader cards, otherwise you won’t have another chance in the game to get those leader cards.
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.
|Foltest: King of Temeria||King of Temeria||Pick an Impenetrable Fog card from your deck and play it instantly.|
|Foltest: Lord Commander of the North||Lord Commander of the North||Clear any weather effects (resulting from Biting Frost, Torrential Rain or Impenetrable Fog cards) in play.|
|Foltest: The Siegemaster||The Siegemaster||Doubles the strength of all your Siege units (unless a Commander's Horn is also present on that row).|
|Foltest: The Steel-Forged||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.|
|Foltest: Son of Medell||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.|
|Emhyr var Emreis: His Imperial Majesty||His Imperial Majesty||Pick a Torrential Rain card from your deck and play it instantly.|
|Emhyr var Emreis: Emperor of Nilfgaard||Emperor of Nilfgaard||Look at 3 random cards from your opponent's hand.|
|Emhyr var Emreis: the White Flame||The White Flame||Cancel your opponent's Leader Ability.|
|Emhyr var Emreis: The Relentless||The Relentless||Draw a card from your opponent's discard pile.|
|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.|
|Francesca Findabair: Pureblood Elf||Pureblood Elf||Pick a Biting Frost card from your deck and play it instantly.|
|Francesca Findabair: Daisy of the Valley||Daisy of the Valley||Draw an extra card at the beginning of the battle|
|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).|
|Francesca Findabair: Queen of Dol Blathanna||Queen of Dol Blathanna||Destroy your enemy's Close Combat unit(s) if the combined strength of all his or her Close Combat units is 10 or more.|
|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).|
|Eredin: Commander of the Red Riders||Commander of the Red Riders||Pick any weather card from your deck and play it instantly.|
|Eredin: King of the Wild Hunt||King of the Wild Hunt||Double the strength of all your Close Combat units (unless a Commander's Horn is also present on that row).|
|Eredin: Bringer of Death||Bringer of Death||Discard 2 cards and draw 1 card of your choice from your deck.|
|Eredin: Destroyer of Worlds||Destroyer of Worlds||Restore a card from your discard pile to your hand.|
|Eredin Bréacc Glas: The Treacherous||The Treacherous||Doubles strength of all spies.|