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Patch 0.9.18

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Patch 0.9.18, also known as the Midwinter Update, was a major update launched on December 19th, 2017. Its main features were the introduction of row limits, the removal of row-locked Units, a big UI overhaul, the update of many visual effects, the Midwinter Hunt event, the Reconnect feature, and the introduction of more than 100 new cards.

Description[edit | edit source]

With this update we’re introducing more than 100 new cards to the game, many of which with new abilities and gameplay mechanics, a daily quest system, and a significant revamp of existing features and visuals including a new deck builder and card replacement screen.

Additionally, we are introducing our third holiday event – Midwinter Hunt, for which you’ll be able to unlock a new themed avatar, border and title!

Increased Mill Value[edit | edit source]

The following cards will have increased value for milling for 3 days following the release of the patch (more on this below):

The cards on the list, when milled, will create an amount of scraps and powder equal to the amount of scraps and powder needed to craft a card of the same value.

General Changes[edit | edit source]

  • The deckbuilder and collection have been merged and reworked.
  • The matchmaking screen has had a UI overhaul.
  • The main menu has undergone some reorganization.
  • The mulligan screen has been reworked and updated.
  • The profile card selection screen has been reworked and updated.
  • Many tooltips have been changed to be more concise.
  • Many names have been shortened.
  • The trinkets menu has been partially reworked.
  • The tutorial has been updated to represent the current game more accurately.
  • Challenges have been updated to represent the current game more accurately.
  • Starter decks have been updated to represent the current game more accurately.
  • All units are now agile.
  • The tooltip UI has been updated.
  • Deathwish abilities no longer trigger at the end of the round.
  • AI and AI decks have seen significant changes in preparation for future content.

New Features[edit | edit source]

  • Over 100 new cards have been added to the game!
  • Many new visual effects have been added to the game.
  • In various choice menus your cards should now offer a blue highlight and the opponent's a red highlight.
  • You can now look in the graveyard during choice menus.
  • A new play slot has been added to the game to make it easier to see when various types of cards are being played.
  • Combat text has been added to the game.
  • Rewards for several seasons have been added to the trinkets menu.
  • There is now a limit of 9 units per row.
  • Card animations have changed significantly to make it easier to follow when cards are Discarded, Summoned, etc.
  • Leaders no longer Spawn a copy of themselves. Instead, they are played like normal units.
  • The Holiday Keg Pack has been added to the game.
  • The Midwinter Hunt event has been added to the game.
  • The Token category has been added to the game. Tokens are automatically removed from the game on entering the graveyard.
  • The reconnect system has been added to the game.

Neutral[edit | edit source]

  • Regis' power reduced from 7 to 1.
  • Regis now Drains all boosts from a unit.
  • Avallac'h: Sage now spawns a unit from your opponent's starting deck.
  • Gaunter O'Dimm's power increased from 5 to 6.
  • Gaunter O'Dimm now allows you to guess the power of the card he's picked to play it.
  • Lambert: Swordmaster's power increased from 7 to 8.
  • Lambert: Swordmaster now damages all copies of an enemy unit by 4.
  • Ciri's power increased from 5 to 6.
  • Ciri's armor reduced from 3 to 2.
  • Triss: Butterfly Spell's power increased from 6 to 8.
  • Triss: Butterfly Spell no longer has a Revenge ability.
  • Yennefer: Conjurer's power increased from 7 to 9.
  • Yennefer: Conjurer no longer has a Revenge ability.
  • Ale of the Ancestors' power increased from 4 to 9.
  • Ale of the Ancestors' now Spawns the new special card Golden Froth.
  • Triss' power increased from 8 to 10.
  • Villentretenmerth's power increased from 8 to 10.
  • Ciri: Dash's power increased from 10 to 11.
  • Geralt's power increased from 13 to 15.
  • Dimeritium Bomb now resets all boosted units on a row.
  • Manticore Venom damage increased from 12 to 13.
  • Expired Ale now deals 6 damage to the highest enemy on each row.
  • Prize-Winning Cow's power reduced from 2 to 1.
  • Prize-Winning Cow no longer has a retaliation ability and isn't doomed.
  • Chort's power increased to 14.
  • Dorregaray's power reduced from 2 to 1.
  • Dorregaray now creates a Bronze or Silver Beast or Draconid.
  • Aeromancy is now Aeromancer, a 4-power unit that Spawns Frost, Fog or Alzur's Thunder.
  • Operator's power reduced from 7 to 5.
  • Myrgtabrakke now deals 2 damage 3 times.
  • Cleaver's power reduced from 9 to 7.
  • Cleaver now deals 1 damage for each card in your hand.
  • Ocvist's power increased from 7 to 8.
  • Cyprian Wiley now Weakens a unit by 4.
  • Johnny's power increased from 8 to 9.
  • Sarah's power increased from 9 to 11.
  • Tremors now only damages enemies.
  • Alzur's Thunder now deals 9 damage.
  • Swallow now boosts by 10.
  • Dimeritium Shackles no longer demote units.
  • Dimeritium Shackles now deal 4 damage instead of 2.
  • Quen has been removed from the game and replaced with Wyvern Shield.

Monsters[edit | edit source]

  • Unseen Elder's power reduced from 5 to 4.
  • Unseen Elder now Drains a unit by half.
  • Dagon's power increased from 5 to 8.
  • Dagon can no longer spawn Frost.
  • Kayran's power increased from 4 to 6.
  • Draug's power increased from 8 to 10.
  • Draug now Resurrects any units in the graveyard as 1-power Draugirs on its row until the row is full.
  • Old Speartip is now 2 seperate cards: Old Speartip and Sleeping Giant.
  • She-Troll's power reduced from 8 to 1.
  • She-Troll now boosts by the base power of the unit it Consumes.
  • Pavetta's power reduced from 7 to 3.
  • Pavetta no longer requires the Truce condition.
  • Mourntart's ability now triggers when played.
  • Mourntart's power increased from 2 to 4.
  • Abaya's power increased from 3 to 4.
  • Nekurat now Drains a unit by 5.
  • Nithral's power increased from 5 to 6.
  • Toad Prince's power increased from 5 to 6.
  • Frightener's power increased from 12 to 13.
  • Foglet is no longer Resurrected from the graveyard.
  • Nekker's power increased from 3 to 4.
  • Harpy no longer deals damage.
  • Harpy's power increased from 3 to 4.
  • Ekimmara now Drains a unit by 3.
  • Lesser D'ao's power increased from 2 to 4.
  • Celaeno Harpy's power increased from 5 to 6.
  • Wyvern now deals 5 damage.
  • Cockatrice's power reduced from 7 to 6.
  • Cockatrice now resets a unit.
  • Aspirant's power increased from 6 to 7.
  • Arachas Behemoth's power increased from 6 to 7.
  • Arachas Behemoth no longer damages self. Instead, its ability can be repeated 3 times.
  • Archespore's power increased from 5 to 7.
  • Archespore no longer heals self.
  • Wild Hunt Drakkar's power increased from 7 to 8.
  • Nekker Warrior's power increased from 7 to 9.
  • Ancient Foglet's power increased from 8 to 10.
  • Archgriffin's power increased from 8 to 10.
  • Fiend's power increased from 8 to 11.
  • Fiend now has no ability.
  • Cyclops' power increased from 7 to 11.
  • Cyclops no longer gains benefit from Deathwish units.

Skellige[edit | edit source]

  • Crach now Strengthens a unit by 2, but no longer damages it.
  • Harald the Cripple's power increased from 5 to 6.
  • Harald the Cripple now splits 10 damage randomly between enemies on the opposite row.
  • Hemdall's power increased from 16 to 20.
  • Birna Bran's power increased from 3 to 6.
  • Ermion's power increased from 7 to 10.
  • Vabjorn's power increased from 10 to 11.
  • Hjalmar's power increased from 14 to 16.
  • Sigrdrifa now Resurrects a Bronze or Silver Clan unit.
  • Gremist's power increased from 3 to 4.
  • Draig Bon-Dhu's power increased from 5 to 6.
  • Holger Blackhand now deals 6 damage instead of 5.
  • Arena Champion's power increased from 5 to 7.
  • Arena Champion now Duels a higher enemy.
  • Svanrige's power increased from 7 to 8.
  • Blueboy Lugos' power increased from 8 to 9.
  • Jutta's power increased from 12 to 13.
  • Udalryk's power increased from 12 to 13.
  • Pirate Captain now plays a Bronze Dimun unit from your deck.
  • Priestesses of Freya can now only Resurrect Bronze Soldiers.
  • Shieldmaiden no longer deals damage. Instead, it Summons all copies of the unit.
  • Herbalist's power increased from 2 to 3.
  • Clan Warcrier's power reduced from 6 to 5.
  • Clan Warcrier now boosts an ally by half the unit's power.
  • Clan Hunter now deals 5 damage.
  • Clan Axeman's power increased from 5 to 6.
  • Light Longship's power increased from 5 to 7.
  • Light Longship now boosts self instead of Strengthening.
  • War Longship now deals 2 damage to a random enemy when played.
  • Clan Veteran now Strengthens all Tuirseach units by 1, wherever they are, including the graveyard.
  • Raging Berserker's power increased from 6 to 8.
  • Skald's power increased from 5 to 8.
  • Skald now boosts all allies from a Clan of your choice by 1.
  • Clan Skirmisher's power increased from 7 to 8.
  • Clan Hunter is now a Tuirseach unit.
  • Clan Archer is now Tuirseach unit.
  • Clan Armorsmith is now an An Craite unit.
  • Clan Shieldsmith is now an An Craite unit.
  • Clan Warmonger's power increased from 7 to 8.
  • Clan Greatsword's power increased from 7 to 8.
  • Savage Bear's power increased from 7 to 9.
  • Berserker Marauder's power increased from 8 to 9.
  • Clan Shieldsmith's power increased from 7 to 9.
  • Flaminica's power increased from 8 to 9.
  • Clan Pirate's power increased from 9 to 11.
  • Clan Warrior's power increased from 11 to 12.

Northern Realms[edit | edit source]

  • Vernon Roche's power reduced from 7 to 3.
  • Vernon Roche now deals 7 damage and, at the start of the game, adds a Blue Stripes Commando to your deck.
  • Priscilla's power reduced from 6 to 3.
  • Priscilla now boosts 5 random units by 3.
  • Keira Metz now Spawns Alzur's Thunder, Thunderbolt or Arachas Venom.
  • Bloody Baron's power increased from 6 to 9.
  • Bloody Baron now boosts wherever it is and has lost the ability to move to the top of the deck.
  • Dandelion's power increased from 9 to 11.
  • Síle's power reduced from 7 to 4.
  • Síle now allows you to play a Bronze or Silver special card from your hand and the order of playing cards has been reversed.
  • Dethmold's power increased from 3 to 4.
  • Lubberkin's power reduced from 6 to 5.
  • Lubberkin now Summons a Botchling.
  • Odrin's power increased from 5 to 8.
  • Nenneke's power increased from 9 to 10.
  • Botchling's power increased from 6 to 10.
  • Botchling now Summons a Lubberkin.
  • Ves' power increased from 9 to 11.
  • Ves now Swaps 2 cards.
  • Trollololo now has 9 armor and doesn't generate armor each turn.
  • Thaler's power increased from 11 to 13.
  • Reaver Scout can no longer target Support units.
  • Temerian Drummer's power reduced from 7 to 5.
  • Temerian Drummer now boosts an ally by 6.
  • Siege Master's power increased from 5 to 6.
  • Battering Ram's power reduced from 7 to 6.
  • Battering Ram now deals 3 initial damage.
  • Catapult is now Aedirnian Mauler.
  • Kaedweni Cavalry's power increased from 7 to 8.
  • Reinforced Trebuchet's power increased from 7 to 8.
  • Redanian Elite's power increased from 6 to 8.
  • Kaedweni Sergeant's power increased from 7 to 9.
  • Kaedweni Sergeant's Armor increased from 2 to 3.
  • Ban Ard Tutor can now Swap for any Bronze special card.
  • Tridam Infantry's power increased from 8 to 10.

Scoia'tael[edit | edit source]

  • Schirrú's power reduced from 10 to 4.
  • Schirrú now Spawns Scorch or Epidemic.
  • Milva's power increased from 9 to 10.
  • Saskia's power increased from 10 to 11.
  • Ida Emean's power increased from 3 to 4.
  • Braenn's power increased from 5 to 6.
  • Malena's power increased from 4 to 7.
  • Malena is now an Ambush card that flips over after 2 turns and Charms the Highest Bronze or Silver enemy with 5 power or less.
  • Morenn's power increased from 7 to 9.
  • Sheldon Skaggs' power increased from 8 to 9.
  • Ele'yas' power increased from 8 to 9.
  • Yaevinn's power increased from 12 to 13.
  • Sage's power reduced from 3 to 2.
  • Vrihedd Officer's power increased from 4 to 5.
  • Elven Swordmaster's power increased from 4 to 5.
  • Dwarven Skirmisher now Strengthens by 3.
  • Vrihedd Vanguard's power increased from 5 to 6.
  • Dwarven Mercenary's power reduced from 7 to 6.
  • Dwarven Mercenary now boosts by 5.
  • Elven Archer's power increased from 6 to 7.
  • Hawker Support's power increased from 6 to 7.
  • Hawker Smuggler's power increased from 6 to 7.
  • Vrihedd Dragoon's power increased from 7 to 8.
  • Vrihedd Brigade's power increased from 8 to 9.
  • Mahakam Guard's power increased from 6 to 9.
  • Mahakam Guard now Strengthens an ally by 2.
  • Vrihedd Neophyte's power increased from 7 to 10.
  • Vrihedd Neophyte now boosts 2 random units in your hand by 1.
  • Vrihedd Sappers power increased from 9 to 11.

Nilfgaard[edit | edit source]

  • Jan Calveit's power increased from 4 to 5.
  • Letho now has Spying.
  • Letho now Locks 2 units on a row and Drains all their power.
  • Cahir's power reduced from 4 to 1.
  • Cahir now Resurrects a Leader.
  • Vilgefortz's power increased from 8 to 9.
  • Stefan Skellen now boosts by 5 instead of 2.
  • Vattier's power increased from 9 to 11.
  • Xarthisius' power increased from 10 to 13.
  • Fringilla Vigo's power reduced from 6 to 1 and now has Spying.
  • Vanhemar's power increased from 3 to 4.
  • Peter Gwynleve's power increased from 5 to 6.
  • Serrit now deals 7 damage instead of 6.
  • Auckes' power increased from 5 to 7.
  • Auckes no longer deals damage.
  • The Empress' power increased from 6 to 8.
  • The Empress now has a Deathiwsh ability that destroys the lowest unit on the row.
  • Sweers no longer Weakens self.
  • Albrich's power increased from 9 to 10.
  • Assire's power increased from 10 to 11.
  • The Guardian now adds a Lesser Guardian to the top of your opponent's deck when played. It no longer has Deathwish.
  • Cantarella's power increased from 11 to 13.
  • Assassin now deals 10 damage.
  • Alba Pikeman's power reduced from 4 to 3.
  • Alba Pikeman now Summons all copies of the unit.
  • Magne Division's power reduced from 7 to 3.
  • Magne Division now plays a random Bronze Item from your deck.
  • Spotter's power increased from 4 to 5.
  • Spotter can no longer target Gold units.
  • Fire Scorpion's power reduced from 6 to 5.
  • Fire Scorpion's damage increased from 4 to 5.
  • Impera Enforcers no longer deal damage when played.
  • Combat Engineer now boosts an ally by 5.
  • Rot Tosser's power increased from 6 to 7.
  • Deithwen Arbalest's power increased from 6 to 7.
  • Deithwen Arbalest now deals 3 damage. If the target has Spying, deal 6 damage instead.
  • Nauzicaa Sergeant's power increased from 6 to 7.
  • Mangonel now deals 2 damage to a random enemy when played.
  • Alba Cavalry's power increased from 4 to 7.
  • Alba Cavalry now boosts self by 1 whenever an ally appears.
  • Standard Bearer's power increased from 7 to 8.
  • Standard Bearer now boosts an ally by 2 whenever you play a Soldier.
  • Alchemist's power increased from 8 to 9.
  • Alba Spearman's power increased from 8 to 10.
  • Infiltrator's power increased from 9 to 10.
  • Nilfgaardian Knight's power increased from 11 to 12.

Game Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Several crash / stability issues were addressed.

New Cards[edit | edit source]

Source: Card reveals of the Midwinter update

Neutral[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Nilfgaard[edit | edit source]

Northern Realms[edit | edit source]

Scoia'tael[edit | edit source]

Skellige[edit | edit source]