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INTRO

Hello guys & gals and welcome to the fifth part of GWENT NEWS, where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place!

In this weeks episode we take a look at some suggestions from the players for cards and a skin for Emhyr, then we hop over to a fun little observation and also we have some MEMES as always!

Plus as a bonus I finally make a guide for my deck-child – Mill.

GUESTS

In this weeks episode, I welcome the one and only BabyJosus who brings us the deck guide on his beloved Gudrun Shupe!

BabyJosus: https://www.twitch.tv/babyjosus

HERE IS THE NEWS!

PRO RANK STANDINGS

The 12th of August

The 19th of August

THE DECK GUIDE

The deck

HOW TO PLAY

MULLIGANS

It’s pretty straightforward with this that what to mulligan and what to not mulligan. Try to find as many milling cards as you can. One Magne Division or Nauzicaa Sergeant are good for you to have some sort of engine as our main problem is lack of points. Also, try to have one Courier in your hand or Trahaern to be able to see your opponent’s deck before you start milling them so you can set up the best mills for you!
One of the most important parts is also having the Tibor – Alchemist combo about which am going to talk about later!
Finally, mulligan Damien so you can pull him out with your Ihuarraquax!

ROUND ONE

If you have the Magnes or Sergeants, smack them down on board so they can start gaining you points! Place Magne depending on which row you are going to play later!
If our cards get removed, don’t worry, it means we baited out some removal and it’s more unlikely for our opponent to remove our more important cards!

Then we start with our Milling process. Start with the Couriers so you have a look at what you are dealing first and set up the order of the cards in the way that is best for our Cantarella or Viper Witchers. 
After we have played the Couriers next we play Cantarella or Vipers as mentioned above. When that is executed, go for the Trahaern and discard the best card possible!
Note: We try to leave our opponent’s milling cards in the deck so they mill themselves even more(other copy of Mahakam Volunteers etc. in some cases even Portal).

If at any point you find yourself lacking points, it’s time for a big point play in the form of Tibor – Alchemist combo.Start with playing Tibor and then next turn swap the power of Tibor and a unit as small as possible after you do this pick up Tibor and either play him to catch up with the points of your opponent or play another card worth a lot of points!
Another big point play can be Vilgeforz – remember to pick him up as he is a really good card!

In round one we also try to play our Ihuarraquax to pull out Damien, but most importantly our opponent’s win con! In many cases being Igor the Hook etc.

If you get your chance, play Isbel and Stregobor also with the help of Letho.
Note: If you don’t have Letho in your hand spare one of them.

Also, push round 1 as hard as you can, you need to win it even at the cost of going 2 cards down!

ROUND TWO

We never pass! Mill as many cards from your opponent as you can with the remaining milling cards! After your round one milling, there’s not much left of your opponent’s card and you should be able to make them draw zero to maximum of 2 cards which are not going to be that great if you milled correctly! Don’t worry if you go card down to round three as you are drawing more cards than your opponent!

ROUND THREE

The last round of the game doesn’t really have a tactic. If you managed to draw some engines, play them first. If your opponent has played some, try to removed them.
In a case you have spared your Leader and Vilgeforz, you are almost guaranteed to win as it’s a really powerful combo. It’s also really likely that you are going to win with your bad bronzes!

Check out the embed video for more tips and also my other Mill videos to get even more insight on the deck!

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