Since you all have to wait for the next Meme Snapshot to be released next season, Bomblin and I have decided to introduce the Theme Snapshot. This snapshot will focus on different themes, such as Ciri: Nova decks. but only 1 deck for each faction with potentially a few Honorable Mentions. Our plan is to release the Theme Snapshots between each Meme Snapshot.
Today, we will be focusing on Shupe-only decks in honor of Repek. We hope you will enjoy these decks during the dry period of no meme decks from us!
Edit: Even if the first statement is truly an important aspect to be successful, they key strategy with this deck is to use its tools as effective as you can.
You have access to removal, tall punishment, versatile locks with the Letho of Gulet and his buddies, but also some amount of consistency and the board purify Siegfried of Denesle.
Use these wisely, improve your hand with cards like Vicovaro Novice, Maxii Van Dekker, the classic leader + Snowdrop combo or especially Doaderick Leumaerts, who can help you find certain key cards. Courier can not only improve your hand, but also synergise with Vilgefortz.
Obviously, if possible, you want to have Vilgefortz: Renegade in hand together with Vypper, to maybe grab an early echo card and get your points back on board.
The question now is: Can you help Shupe and his Vilgefortz escort to prevail in this season?
Written by Sawyer1888.
With the last BG Snapshot I showed you, my fellow Scoia’tael Dh’oine, the beauty of
Triple Gezras. Today I bring you yet another chance to improve your happiness three times with
Triple Shupe! We have our base copy of Shupe and as I’m sure you’re aware Alissa allows you
to shuffle Shupe back to the deck. I like to do this first then Oneiro out the second Shupe while
Francesca is on board to play Two Shupes at once. We also have Alzur and Spells for some
-3 Whole Shupes!
–Uma can highroll
–Alzur can highroll
-Can 2-0 with perfect hand
–Alzur can lowroll
-Bad in long round 3
Shupe: Good Gwenti Card, Bestestest
Alissa: Ideally used for Shupe
Radeyah: Nice pointslam, sometimes Cursed Scroll comes in clutch
Francesca: Best to double play Shupe, also nice on Uma
Alzur: Save Orb, Oneiro, and Uma for nice value
Written by Kalvino.
New expansion, new cards. specifically for the bounty archetype! And with Shupe being one of the notorious hunters in the universe of Gwent, the Witch hunters decided to take him in to succeed in their cause of destroying the meta. This deck is all about killing your opponent’s units with bounty and spending the coins you get from them.
– A variety of control options.
– A spender whenever you need one because of leader ability.
– Bounty can be a bit slow since you have to apply the bounty on a unit before you can destroy the unit.
– Can only apply 1 bounty.
– Because its a Shupe deck you can only run 1 bronze of each.
The Brute: While its a bit of an expensive card, Octavia makes sure you will always be able to play it, and if you are able to kill a high base powered unit then this card get easily its value.
The Witchfinder: Great setup for Graden.
Shupe: You can charm your opponents units, what else do I need to say!
Written by Babyjosus.
Inspired Zeal is one of the strongest Northern Realms leader abilities. There are a lot of cards that synergize with it well and Shupe decks allow to play a few of them in a deck. At the same time, you can squeeze in some tech choices and cool bronzes. The deck looks very similar to the current devotion meta deck, It just uses the power of Shupe instead.
-has few very powerful spells.
-can be powerful in long, greedy rounds.
-lack of consistency.
-bronzes generate points very slowly.
-you are often forced to commit in earlier rounds.
Duel cards: the staple cards of Inspired Zeal leader ability. Also, Radeyah can create a stratagem with a shield. If you combine it with a duel card, you can get a huge tall removal.
Lyrian Arbalest and Lyrian Cavalry: almost every card you play has an order ability so both cards are basically 1 point per turn engines.
Raffard’s Vengence: Amazing card that lets you play two engines at the same time. It also has a great synergy with a leader ability and has a bonus, underrated, crew ability (Remember that Siege Support can reduce its CD!)
Written by Bomblin.
With the introduction of Alissa Henson in a new expansion, every faction can play Shupe twice! Skellige, however, can do it four times! Yes! This is quadruple Shupe Skellige! The plan is to spend all your powerful golds in round one and then replay them in later rounds after using Lippy Gudmund.
-can fit in a lot of „tech choices” cards.
-can be awkward to play.
-the maximum amount of points you can generate is limited.
-rely on perfect sequencing.
Discard package: Alongside Snowdrop, the discard package can help you with finding key cards and also generate a lot of points. Especially, if you can greedily play Snowdrop and Coral.
Xavier: This is a tech choice card that works especially well against Skellige (Rain deck in particular). He can also be used to kill echo cards and carry overcards (e.g. Orb of Insight, Crowmother, Flying Redanian).
Siegfried: Another tech card, this time to counter meditating mages. Feel free to change it to other cards like decoction if you do not encounter NR.
Written by Bomblin.
And that was our second Theme Snapshot, we hope you enjoyed it! We hope that we inspired you to create your own memes or own versions of the decks with this Theme Snapshot. But for now, Bomblin and I will fare thee well, and we’ll see you again in Theme Snapshot #3!