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Bandit Gang’s Top 5 Cards of Price of Power Expansion: Thanedd Coup

This article has been written by Babyjosus in collaboration with Bomblin.

After the latest expansion, Price of Power (PoP), got announced, we know that you all were eager to find out what we think about it. And so, we have decided to make a Top 5 cards of the PoP: Thanedd Coup expansion. All members had the chance to put in their votes based on card art and/or ability. In the end 16 members voted, including 8 from Content Team and 8 from the Competitive Team (Pro Team & Academy Team). We ended up with the following 5 cards, from least voted card to the most voted card.

So pay attention now, you might just learn something!

#5 Offering to the Sea

Nobody wrote a reason why this card should be included, but Bomblin and I assume that it was included because it has a cool interaction with self-harm, such as Witcher decks that are build around Bear Witcher Mentors

Since we always use pink and grey colors, we decided for this one to give it a blue color to honor our underrated Academy Team.

#4 Artaud Terranova

While nobody picked Artaud because of the bug people were abusing, we did pick him because of his great meme potential. It’s an amazing inclusion for assimilate and spy decks. But, perhaps it will also benefit the return of Masquerade Ball?

Most of the votes came from the Content Team, hence the pink color.

#3 Bloody Mistress, Mammuna & Selfeater

First time in the history of the Top 5 we have three-way tie for cards that support the same archetype, so there was no way we couldn’t have a shared #3. Bloody Mistress, Mammuna & Selfeater were recognized by our team members as a powerful trio that will dominate the meta. 

For no specific reason, we gave them the pink color.

# 2 Melusine

Melusine has a really unique design which is considered ”nice” by most of the team members. It also introduces one of the old abilities from beta that is called Strengthening. It enhance the graveyard power of Skellige, especially in a short round when you play Melusine from Sigrdrifa or Bride of the Sea.

There was 1 more vote coming from the Competitive Team, hence the grey color.

#1 Simlas

Simlas can be both competitive and memey. He can be very strong with the Orb of Insight and has lots of meme potential with cards like Waylay. He also potential with Lacerate and Bone Talisman, but so far it hasn’t been chosen by many players. This is a card that can only improve as more bronze special cards are introduced to the game. 

10 out of 16 members have voted for this card. 8 out of 10 were competitive players, hence why we have given the grey color.

And that’s it for Team Bandit Gang’s top 5 cards of the Price of Power: Thanedd Coup expansion. We hope everyone will have tons of fun in the upcoming weeks with these cards while we wait for the next installment in a couple of months. Let us know what your top 5 cards are in the comment section down below.

Best of luck,

Bomblin & BJ

Bandit Gang’s Top 5 Cards of Price of Power Expansion: Once Upon a Pyre

This article has been written by Babyjosus in collaboration with Bomblin.

After the latest expansion, Price of Power (PoP), got announced, we know that you all were eager to find out what we think about it. And so, we have decided to make a Top 5 cards of the PoP: Once Upon a Pyre expansion. All members had the chance to put in their votes based on card art and/or ability. In the end 18 members voted, including 12 from Content Team and 6 from the Competitive Team (Pro Team & Academy Team). We ended up with the following 5 cards, from least voted card to the most voted card. Side Note: 5 cards of the expansion pack didn’t got any votes at all.

So pay attention now, you might just learn something!

#5 Gerhart of Aelle

The main reason why this card is in the Top 5 is because Content Team member Mercernn got to reveal this card. And the second reason must be of course that its a legendary card that supports the Mage archetype that has been neglected for a very long time by Jason Slama and co!

Most of the votes came from the Content Team, hence the pink color.

#4 Fulmar

Fulmar, Hjalmar, whatever its name is, it got included in our Top 5 because just like Gerhart of Aelle, this card supports a forgotten archetype in Gwent, which is the druid archetype. Fulmar is a great card to use alongside Gedyneith.

Most of the votes came from the Competitive Team, hence the grey color.

#3 Megascope

Megascope gets the third spot in our Top 5, mainly because it has great potential with Idarran, paired with a high value bronze like  Cintrian Royal Guard. A more meme approach is to play it on a Crow Messenger.

All the votes came from the Content Team, hence the pink color.

# 2 Francesca Findabair

The ability and card art from Francesca Findabair is a blast from the past. It allows you to play specials twice, and because it’s not faction restricted, you can play Shupe twice. Nuff said.

Most of the votes came from the Content Team, hence the pink color.

#1 Blightmaker

Blightmaker is flexible because it can be played on a Mage or a special card, but it will be at its most powerful paired with the Mage Assassin.

Pretty much everyone that voted voted for this card. Since the card will see a lot of play in the meta, we decided to give it the grey competitive color.

And that’s it for Team Bandit Gang’s top 5 cards of the Price of Power: Once Upon a Pyre expansion. We hope everyone will have tons of fun in the upcoming weeks with these cards while we wait for the next installment in a couple of months. Let us know what your top 5 cards are in the comment section down below.

Best of luck,

Bomblin & BJ

Bandit Gang’s Top 5 Cards of The Way Of The Witcher Expansion

This article has been written by Babyjosus in collaboration with Bomblin.

After the latest expansion the Way Of The Witcher (WOTW) got announced, we know that you all were eager to find out what we think about it. And so, we have decided to make a top 5 cards of the WOTW expansion. All members had the chance to put in their votes based on card art and/or ability. In the end 13 members voted, including 9 from Content Team and 4 from the Competitive Team (Pro Team & Academy Team). We ended up with the following 5 cards, from least voted card to the most voted card.

So pay attention now, you might learn something!

#5 Ivar Evil-Eye

He looks cool, contains a lot of tempo, is a good control card and will carry Nilfgaard on its own. If you really want to, you can put this card in any Nilfgaard deck!

Most of the votes came from the Competitive Team, hence the grey color.

#4 Snowdrop

Snowdrop can be lots of value in Nilfgaard when you pair it with cards like Doadrick, Isbel and the leader ability Tactical Decision. If you are not a big fan of the faction, you can also play it in Skellige with the Discard archetype.

All the votes came from the Content Team, hence the pink color.

#3 Salamander

This card has crazy potential when you combine with Syanna and Madame Luiza. Molegion confirmed it in Crozyr’s chat that you can play the card twice in one turn. If you want to play it in a more of a meta version, then you could kill it with self poison and play it again with Renew. Or if you don’t benefit from self poison then you could even kill it with Offering. Or if that’s too memey for you, then you could destroy it with Mutants Maker.

All the votes came from the Content Team, hence the pink color.

#2 Arch Griffin

Arch Griffin has huge meme potential, but at the same time might work in hybrid off-meta decks with Pincer Maneuver. Which finally makes that leader ability somewhat playable again. You most likely want to play it in round 1 or round 2.

Most of the votes came from the Content Team, hence the pink color.

#1 Viy

Almost all the people that voted picked Viy as their number 1 card of the expansion. Perhaps, because the card feels very beta Gwent. The members are looking forward to make it as tall as possible, most likely you would have to build the deck around the card.  Of course if you do that, Heatwave is your worst enemy. But then again, Caranthir is your best friend.

Most of the votes came from the Content Team but its worth mentioning that three out of four people from the Competitive Team voted on Viy. Hence why we decided to give it the grey color.

This is team Bandit Gang’s top 5 cards of the WOTW expansion. We hope everyone will have tons of fun today! Let us know what your top 5 cards are in the comment section below.