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Tw3 gwent deck Scoiatael
  • Special - Geralt chooses who goes first at the start of a round.

The Scoia'tael is a flexible and really interesting deck that requires a great deal of skill to play properly. Where the Nilfgaard and the Realms are truly straightforward and the Monsters are pure brute force comprised of monsters, the Squirrels focus on combining debuffs that affect the enemy units like the Weather cards, along with a moderately strong assortment of units.

Overview Edit

Units with Agility can be deployed in either the Close or Ranged combat rows, giving you tactical flexibility: Field a debuff against a strong enemy unit set, then counter with your own units in unaffected rows. Another advantage of the deck is that Geralt get to choose who plays first. While the AI usually chooses to be the first to play its cards, it's usually more advantageous to let the opponent play when you turn. You also have access to Muster-type cards like the Monsters but not just restricted to Melee, allowing for greater tactical flexibility.

In general the Scoia'tael does not have as much raw point strength as the other decks due to a lower number of high-point-value cards and a limited number of cards that multiply their own strength; they do have Muster-type cards for swarming but nowhere near as many as Monsters.

However, due to the Agility trait on a large number of their cards they can effectively dodge Weather effects in the Melee or Ranged rows and line up very large groups of units in one row to use Commander's Horn (gwent card), making them by far the most efficient at using the strength that they have. However, this also means that against an opponent that can hit both the Melee and Ranged rows with weather and follow up with a strong set of Siege units whose strength can be protected - particularly the Northern Realms deck - Scoia'tael will get resoundingly crushed.

As well Scoia'tael deck have the most medic cards making it easy for you to replay your strong cards and reclaim your opponent spies. As well when playing against a scoia'tael deck it might be a good to save spies to the last round as your opponent might reclaim them.

Cards Edit

Icon Name (#) Type Row Str. Ability Description Source
Tw3 icon gwent hero scoiatael
Francesca Findabair: Pureblood Elf Leader n/a n/a Pureblood Elf Pick a Biting Frost card from your deck and play it instantly. Part of the base deck
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Francesca Findabair: Daisy of the Valley Leader n/a n/a Daisy of the Valley Draw an extra card at the beginning of the battle Purchase from the Innkeep at Cunny of the Goose
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Francesca Findabair: The Beautiful Leader n/a n/a The Beautiful Doubles the strength of all your Ranged Combat units (unless a Commander's Horn is also present on that row). Gwent: Big City Players, reward for completing the quest
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Francesca Findabair: Queen of Dol Blathanna Leader n/a n/a 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. Finneas during High Stakes
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Francesca Findabair: Hope of the Aen Seidhe Leader n/a n/a Hope of the Aen Seidhe Move agile unites to whichever valid row maximizes their strength (don't move units already in optimal row). Hearts of Stone expansion: bought from Dulla kh'Amanni at Upper Mill
Tw3 icon gwent soldier scoiatael
Barclay Els Unit Tw3 gwent close-ranged 6
Tw3 gwent agile
Can be placed in either the Close combat or the Ranged combat row. Cannot be moved once placed Purchase from the Innkeep at The Golden Sturgeon
Tw3 icon gwent soldier scoiatael
Ciaran aep Easnillien Unit Tw3 gwent close-ranged 3
Tw3 gwent agile
Can be placed in either the Close combat or the Ranged combat row. Cannot be moved once placed Random, from playing a craftsman or merchant
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Dennis Cranmer Unit Tw3 gwent close combat 6 None n/a Random, from playing a craftsman or merchant
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Dol Blathanna Archer Unit Tw3 gwent ranged combat 4 None n/a Purchase from Marquise Serenity at the Passiflora
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Dol Blathanna Scout (3) Unit Tw3 gwent close-ranged 6
Tw3 gwent agile
Can be placed in either the Close combat or the Ranged combat row. Cannot be moved once placed 1 purchased from The Golden Sturgeon innkeep
2 are won randomly, from playing a craftsman or merchant
Tw3 icon gwent melee scoiatael
Dwarven Skirmisher (3) Unit Tw3 gwent close combat 3
Tw3 gwent muster
Find any cards with the same name in your deck and play them instantly 1 purchased from Stjepan at The Alchemy
2 are won randomly, from playing a craftsman or merchant
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Eithné Hero Tw3 gwent ranged combat 10 Hero Not affected by special cards, weather cards or abilities. Gwent: Old Pals won from Zoltan (begins the quest)
Tw3 icon gwent soldier scoiatael
Elven Skirmisher (3) Unit Tw3 gwent ranged combat 2
Tw3 gwent muster
Find any cards with the same name in your deck and play them instantly 2 are won randomly, from playing a craftsman or merchant
1 purchased from the Innkeep in Urialla harbor
Tw3 icon gwent soldier scoiatael
Filavandrel aen Fidhail Unit Tw3 gwent close-ranged 6
Tw3 gwent agile
Can be placed in either the Close combat or the Ranged combat row. Cannot be moved once placed Random, from playing a craftsman or merchant
Tw3 icon gwent range scoiatael
Havekar Healer (3) Unit Tw3 gwent ranged combat 0
Tw3 gwent medic
Choose one car from your discard pile and play it instantly (no Heroes or Special Cards). 1 purchased from Olivier at The Kingfisher Inn
1 purchased from the Cunny of the Goose innkeep
1 is won randomly, from playing a craftsman or merchant
Tw3 icon gwent melee scoiatael
Havekar Smuggler (3) Unit Tw3 gwent close combat 5
Tw3 gwent muster
Find any cards with the same name in your deck and play them instantly 1 purchased from Olivier at The Kingfisher Inn
1 purchased from Seven Cats Inn innkeep
1 is won randomly, from playing a craftsman or merchant
Tw3 icon gwent range scoiatael
Ida Emean aep Sivney Unit Tw3 gwent ranged combat 6 None n/a Random, from playing a craftsman or merchant
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Iorveth Hero Tw3 gwent ranged combat 10 Hero Not affected by special cards, weather cards or abilities. after Shock Therapy, from the druid in Gedyneith
Tw3 icon gwent soldier scoiatael
Isengrim Faoiltiarna Hero Tw3 gwent close combat 10
Tw3 gwent morale
Adds +1 strength to all units in the row, excluding itself. Not affected by special cards, weather cards or abilities. A Dangerous Game, looted from Zed's house
Tw3 icon gwent melee scoiatael
Mahakaman Defender (5) Unit Tw3 gwent close combat 5 None n/a 1 purchased from Stjepan at The Alchemy
1 purchased from Marquise Serenity at the Passiflora
1 purchased from Olivier at The Kingfisher Inn
1 purchased from The Golden Sturgeon innkeep
1 purchased from Seven Cats Inn innkeep
Tw3 icon gwent range scoiatael
Milva Unit Tw3 gwent ranged combat 10
Tw3 gwent morale
Adds +1 strength to all units in the row, excluding itself. during A Matter of Life and Death, win a match at the masquerade ball at the Vegelbud Estate
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Riordain Unit Tw3 gwent ranged combat 1 None n/a Random, from playing a craftsman or merchant
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Schirru Unit Tw3 gwent siege 8
Tw3 gwent scorch
Destroys your enemy's strongest siege card Hearts of Stone expansion: won from the caravan troupe merchant northwest of Carsten
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Saesenthessis Hero Tw3 gwent ranged combat 10 Hero Not affected by special cards, weather cards or abilities. Gwent: Old Pals won from Vernon Roche
Tw3 icon gwent range scoiatael
Toruviel Unit Tw3 gwent ranged combat 2 None n/a Random, from playing a craftsman or merchant
Tw3 icon gwent range scoiatael
Vrihedd Brigade Recruit Unit Tw3 gwent ranged combat 4 None n/a Random, from playing a craftsman or merchant
Tw3 icon gwent soldier scoiatael
Vrihedd Brigade Veteran (2) Unit Tw3 gwent close-ranged 5
Tw3 gwent agile
Can be placed in either the Close combat or the Ranged combat row. Cannot be moved once placed 1 purchased from Stjepan at The Alchemy
1 purchased from Olivier at The Kingfisher Inn
Tw3 icon gwent soldier scoiatael
Yaevinn Unit Tw3 gwent close-ranged 6
Tw3 gwent agile
Can be placed in either the Close combat or the Ranged combat row. Cannot be moved once placed Gwent: Skellige Style, won from Sjusta in Kaer Trolde Harbor