Here we are! Gwent’s fifth Italian meta snapshot is here!
The new expansion has changed face to Gwent and to meta, the introduction of new cards and new mechanics has significantly refreshed the game.
The faction that benefited most from the Master Mirror expansion is without a doubt Skellige, who with its Tempo Warrior archetype dominates the ladder from the first day with disarming results, so much so that he has earned an unprecedented Tier 0.
The leader ability Second Wind and some important cards have even suffered a nerf, despite that the power of the deck has remained unquestionable. We had the opportunity to insert many Skellige decks in this meta snap, but we opted to reduce the number and insert some of them in Special Mentions, simply not to generate excessive redundancy.
Immediately afterwards we find several archetypes of the Northern Realms, a faction that has received new cards capable of making it solid and difficult to manage. Even Monsters has benefited greatly from the new cards received thanks to the Master Mirror expansion.
Syndicate ranks high thanks to the substantial updates that the archetype Congregation has received.
Nilfgaard and Scoia’tael apparently seem to have fallen behind, but it is a shared idea in the Team that does not depend so much on the factions themselves but on the complexity of playing them right now in a meta full of Skellige. We would like to emphasize that, for this specific post expansion meta snap, the usual analysis criterion for establishing lists and tiers has not been applied, but we have dedicated ourselves considerably to an intense phase of deck building.
As usual, the whole ESC team is at your disposal to clarify any doubts, questions or curiosities.
We can’t wait to know what you think!
Snapshot represents the set of the main competitive decks which, divided by tier, create a complete vision of the current meta. Snapshot varies according by the changes introduced (about every month) each time a new season begins.
Tier 0 = This section contains t decks that tend to monopolize meta. Decks so superior to others in every aspect that they cannot be placed in Tier 1. Capable of winning easily in any situation, often regardless of the draws.
Tier 1 = This section contains decks that tend to define the meta, to be competitive against other Tiers 1 and not to be disadvantaged starting from Blue Coins. They provide a favorable match-up against the lower tier decks.
Tier 2 = This section contains decks that are less consistent than Tier 1 but, with optimal access to all the resources of the deck, they could win against Tier 1 decks. They suffer more from the Blue Coin.
Tier 3 = This section contains the decks that can have a good winrate but suffer the match-ups against decks of the upper Tiers. In some cases there may be variations of some cards compared to the stronger Tiers.
Special Mentions = Decks difficult to pilot, but in the right hands they can compete against the major tiers. Finally, they have the advantage of the surprise effect which should not be underestimated. These decks are also not recommended for inexperienced players.
Star symbol meaning: The increasing number of stars indicates the strength that the deck expresses within the Tier of belonging. The greater the number of stars, the greater the force expressed.
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