Gwent Patch Revisits the Swap Mechanic

By Kelly Packard, 7 months ago
The latest patch for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game revisits the Swap mechanic and is fittingly called the Swap Update. Although the Swap changes are the focus of the patch, there have been some other balance changes and bug fixes as well.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

The description for Swap is now, "Move a card from hand to deck and draw another in its place during your turn" as "Swap abilities no longer trigger during redraw phases." To see the developers talk about the changes in more detail, see the video below or read through the full patch notes underneath.


Neutral:
  • Provocation (Black Blood) ability has changed to: Create any Bronze Necrophage or Vampire and boost it by 2.
  • Doppler's ability has changed to: Spawn a random Bronze unit from your faction.
  • Olgierd von Everec's ability has changed to: Deathwish: Resurrect this unit to the same position.
  • Olgierd von Everec's power changed from 9 to 5.
Monsters:
  • Devana Runestone will now be able to Create both Silver and Bronze cards.
Skellige:
  • Stribog Runestone will now be able to Create both Silver and Bronze cards.
Northern Realms:
  • Zoria Runestone will now be able to Create both Silver and Bronze cards.
  • Winch's ability has changed to: Boost all Machine units on your side by 3.
  • Dun Banner's ability has changed to: If you are losing by more than 25 on turn start, Summon this unit to a random row.
Scoia’tael:
  • Morana Runestone will now be able to Create both Silver and Bronze cards.
  • Elven Scout's ability has changed to: Swap a card.
  • Elven Scout's power changed from 1 to 10.
  • Wardancer's ability will no longer trigger during redraw phases.
  • Vrihedd Vanguards's ability will no longer trigger during redraw phases.
  • Brouver Hoog's ability has changed to: Play a non-Spying Silver unit or Bronze Dwarf from your deck.
Nilfgaard:
  • Dazhbog Runestone will now be able to Create both Silver and Bronze cards.
  • Slave Driver's ability has changed to: Set an ally's power to 1 and deal damage to an enemy by the amount of power lost.
  • Slave Driver's power changed from 1 to 10.
Game fixes:
  • Fixed an issue whereby Alpha Werewolf's ability was triggered by Full Moon on the opponent's side.
  • Fixed an issue whereby it was impossible to Spawn a unit on a full board despite the fact that the unit was Spawned as the result of an ability that destroyed another unit on the board first.
  • Fixed an issue whereby cards could be redrawn before the redraw screen appeared.
  • Fixed a visual glitch that appeared when hovering the cursor over an opponent's Spying unit whose ability had not yet resolved.
  • Vabjorn's tooltip now accurately states that he can only damage enemies.
The Swap Update is live now for all versions of Gwent.

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Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
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