Gwent goes gloriously gothic as The Crimson Curse launches

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It’s greatest to not rely a vampire out, however this launched yesterday already, so the Count is certainly out. Higher Vampire Dettlaff van der Eretein and his bat-winged horde have descended upon Gwent, CD Projekt’s Witcher-spinoff CCG. Today’s growth, The Crimson Curse is the primary main card growth the game has seen since its open beta debut in 2017, a very long time for a CCG to go with out contemporary blood. Fortunately, it appears to be like like The Crimson Curse brings a juicy transfusion of latest stuff to the meta, together with 5 new leaders and 101 new playing cards and enjoyable new guidelines to study. Below, the builders strolling via the brand new stuff.

Gwent’s animated playing cards proceed to be a pleasure to take a look at, and those in Crimson Curse aren’t any slouch both, dripping with gleeful gore. One of the extra striking-looking ones is Dettlaff himself, stepping out of his chief function and into his Castlevania-esque ‘true form’. This provides him the ever-so-irritating Deathwish means to instantly re-summon himself again from demise 3 times per game. These revivals aren’t thought-about being ‘played’ onto the board both, so he mainly simply has three full additional lives in reserve, so even making an attempt to kill him might be a waste of time.

There’s plenty of new key phrases on this growth. Deathblow is a enjoyable one – a capability triggered if that card destroys an enemy. Berserk is one other fascinating one, activating a particular energy when a unit is on half well being or much less. Bleeding is a nasty standing impact which damages a unit by one level on the finish of every flip. Other new guidelines are extra esoteric. Assimilate boosts self by 1 everytime you play a card not out of your beginning deck. Effectively buffing your self via thievery sounds prefer it requires some very technical deck constructing, however I’m to see how gamers make it work.

The Crimson Curse growth is out now, with the complete patch notes here. Gwent is free-to-play and could be discovered on its official site. Players that log in earlier than midday CEST on April 4th will get one free keg (5-card booster) of Crimson Curse playing cards.