now that The Witcher 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch, you ‘ll be able to play Gwent on the go, but you wo n’t get very far without a good deck .
The Witcher 3 ‘s hard bay is credibly Collect ‘Em All, and it behoves us to include detailed instructions as part of our The Witcher 3 : wilderness Hunt guide and walkthrough .
It ‘s not that Gwent itself is particularly unmanageable ( with our steer to how to kick buttocks at Gwent, you ‘ll be triumphant in no clock ), it ‘s that it ‘s very intemperate to track what you have and have n’t got, or know in advance what needs to be done to avoid missing unique opportunities .
Most “ answers ” to this problem give you a tilt of every card in the plot, sorted by cabal, and vaguely describing where to find them. Reconciling these lists with your current Gwent deck is a trouble thanks to how cards are sorted in the deck menu, and there are so many missable cards that consulting this list at the goal of the game can be heartbreaking .
here ‘s my proposed solution : a tilt of everything you need to do to collect every Gwent tease. If you follow this template, you excessively can know the joy of seeing the Card Collector accomplishment telling .
There are three ways to acquire Gwent cards, in addition to those granted to you at the start of the game : purchase them from vendors, win them during quests, and win them during random matches. Let ‘s look at each in turn .
1. Buying Gwent cards from vendors
To complete your Gwent collection, you must purchase every card on sale in the Northern Realms. This is the easiest means to collect cards and CD Projekt RED has helpfully patched out an topic with the host in White Orchard after many players found themselves unable to obtain the Gwent cards there. Check out the merchants by the bridge in White Orchard if you miss the host .
When shopping for Gwent cards, make certain you exit the seller ‘s shopfront and then pop back in ; sometimes you can purchase duplicate cards this way. Having multiple Decoy and Commander ‘s Horn cards can make your life a set easier when you go after rare cards .
hera ‘s a list of all the vendors you need to visit to purchase every batting order. If you trot round all of these american samoa soon as you have access to each major sphere, you ‘ll have gathered a pretty deviate deck with little to no feat – equitable a sting of galloping past high-level threats .
- Innkeeper, White Orchard
- Innkeeper, Inn at the Crossroads, Velen
- Trader, Crow’s Perch, Velen
- Quartermaster, Crow’s Perch, Velen
- Trader, Midcopse, Velen
- Trader, Claywich, Velen
- Trader, Lindendale, Velen
- Missable: Olivier (innkeeper), Kingfisher Inn, Novigrad
- Marquise Serenity (innkeeper), Passiflora, Novigrad
- Innkeeper, The Golden Sturgeon, Novigrad
- Trader, Seven Cats Inn, Novigrad
- Innkeeper, Cunny of the Goose, Novigrad
- Stjepan (innkeeper), Oxenfurt
- Innkeeper, Kaer Trolde Harbour, Skellige
- Innkeeper, Urialla, Skellige
- Innkeeper, Arinbjorn, Skellige
- Innkeeper, Svorlag, Skellige
- Innkeeper, Harviken, Skellige
2. Completing Gwent quests
There are respective Gwent quests where you ‘ll face better than average opponents, which will reward you with Gwent cards you can’t get anywhere else ( evening though random NPCs use them in their decks ). here ‘s the depleted down on each of them .
It ‘s potential to miss or fail these quests, or precisely complete them without playing Gwent – but as of while 1.05 and late, fail-safe were added for most of the cards you could miss if a character became unavailable. All you need to do to track down the NPC specific card is to select the Gwent pursuit and follow the waypoint to the calling card. For exemplar, if your actions cause the Bloody Baron to leave Velen before you win a circuit board from him, you ‘ll find the tease in his home .
There is an exception : as noted below, depending on what DLC you have installed you can miss Dandelion and a couple of early cards by failing to win a tournament during the quest A Matter of Life and Death.
Gwent: Playing Innkeeps
You receive this quest after the tutorial match in White Orchard. Battle Stepjan at the Alchemy Inn in Oxenfurt, the nameless Barkeep at the Inn at the Crossroads, and Olivier at the Kingfisher Inn in Novigrad. Complete this request before secondary quest Now or Never, or miss out everlastingly .
It ‘s not listed as a slope quest, but it does reward you with a batting order not found anywhere else, unlike random opponents. note that you can come back to the palace and beat him at any time ; you do n’t need to do it on your beginning visit .
Gwent: Velen Players
You receive this quest by checking the notice board in Crow ‘s Perch. Battle The Bloody Baron at Crow ‘s Perch, the Old sage at Beken, the Boatmaker at Oreton, and the prodigy Haddy at Midcopse ; each of the players will point you to another matchless. If you do not complete this pursuit before the conclusion of Family Matters, when the Baron leaves his castle, search his rooms thoroughly after Return to Crookback Bog to find his menu and a lead on the following player .
Gwent: Big City Players
You receive this pursuit by playing Gwent with Vimme Vivaldi, or by checking notice boards around Novigrad. Battle Vimme Vivaldi at the savings bank in Novigrad, Marquise Serenity at the Passiflora in Novigrad, Sigismund Dijkstra in the Bathhouse in Novigrad and the Scoia’Tael Trader in the camp near Lucian ‘s Windmill. Complete this quest before Reason of State or risk missing out constantly .
Gwent: Old Pals
Receive this pursuit by challenging Zoltan Chivay or Vernon Roche. Battle Zoltan Chivay at the Thyme and Rosemary in Novigrad any time after reporting back to him during Broken Flowers ; Vernon Roche at the Temerian Partisan Camp outside Novigrad any time he is not absent ascribable to quests such as A Deadly Plot and An Eye for an Eye ( feel release to wander in equally soon as you cross the Pontac ) ; Lambert either in The Nowhere Inn during Pulling the Thread ( you have to tell him you ‘ll meet him at your future objective, then talk to him as he walks out ) or at Kaer Morhen ; and Thaler either during A Deadly Plot or at the Seven Cats Inn thereafter. Complete this quest before The Battle of Kaer Morhen and Reason of State or gamble missing out constantly .
Gwent: Skellige Style
Receive this request by challenging Crach an Craite or Ermion. Battle Crach an Craite at Kaer Trolde ; Ermion at Kaer Trolde or Gedyneith ; Sjusta the Tailor ( barber ) at Kaer Trolde Harbour ; Germist the Druid at Gedyneith after completing the junior-grade quest Practicum in Advanced Alchemy ; and “ Madman ” Lugos at Kaer Muire. Complete this pursuit before Battle Preparations or miss out everlastingly .
A Matter of Life and Death
The entirely way to get the Dandelion tease, plus some other cards depending on which DLC you have installed, is to be victorious at the three-game tournament optionally playable during junior-grade quest A Matter of Life and Death .
A Dangerous Game
complete this english pursuit for Zoltan Chivay to receive three cards not available anywhere else. At the end of the mission, you can elect to keep the cards or take the money. Keep the cards .
Complete this bay at Gedyneith, harassing a druid into speak, to receive the Iorveth poster .
Gwent: High Stakes
This secondary coil bay is available angstrom soon as you arrive in Novigrad, but you need 1,000 crowns to enter and a tournament-ready pack of cards. Save this one for later on, as you ‘ll need the best cards you can find ; it ‘s not easy. Warning: This quest is easily failed, so make back up saves .
3. Winning cards from matches
The remainder of the Gwent cards in the Witcher 3 are won by winning matches against opponents. There are a few things to bear in mind here :
- You can’t lose cards.
- You can only win one card from each opponent; after that, they’ll give you random items instead.
- The card you win is random, selected from the available pool.
- You’ll know if you’ve played with a particular opponent before if you win and don’t receive a card. However, there are more opponents than there are cards to collect, so if you’re sure you’re playing new characters and you’re not winning cards, you’ve exhausted this method of collecting. Try shopping or doing quests instead.
There are opponents to be found in about every township – check innkeepers, merchants, blacksmiths and armourers specifically .
That ‘s it ! not so unmanageable, right ? just ensure you ‘ve completed each of the steps and quests above and that baffling Gwent Collect ‘Em All trophy will be yours .
You can besides check out our The Witcher 3 main quest guide, adenine well as our Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine guides if you want to jump neat into the DLC .