The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Gwent: Never Fear, Skellige’s Here

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Nathan Garvin

Walkthrough for the Side Quest Gwent: Never Fear, Skellige’s Here!, including information on how to obtain every new card in the Skellige deck in The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine.

You can start this quest in a myriad of ways, and it typically begins along with its fellow Gwent-related Side Quest [Gwent: To Everything - Turn, Turn, Tournament!]. Grabbing the notice The Great Beauclair Gwent Tournament off nearly any notice board in Toussaint or winning a game of Gwent against any player in Toussaint should be sufficient to start these quests.

Once begun you’ll realize that these Side Quests are fairly intertwined, as Gwent: Never Fear, Skellige’s Here! basically tasks you with collecting all the cards in the Skellige deck, which you’ll need in order to participate in the tournament that makes up the substance of [Gwent: To Everything - Turn, Turn, Tournament!]. These wayward Gwent cards come from two sources; random Gwent-playing NPCs strewn throughout Toussaint (you’ll have to defeat 19 opponents to acquire all these Skellige cards) and a starter deck furnished by the tournament organizer, Count Monnier. This starter deck consists of around half of the total Skellige cards you can get.

Talk to Count Monnier in Beauclair to obtain a starter deck of Gwent cards.

Where to Find the Basic Skellige Deck

The best way to start your Skellige Deck is to find the basic “starter” deck that contains fully half of the Skellige cards you can obtain. When you start the Gwent-related quests (see above) you’ll be tasked with meeting one Count Monnier, who is pushing the new Skellige deck and has set up the tournament which he wants to showcase said deck. Seek him out along the western end of Beauclair, he’ll be at an inn southwest of “The Gran Palace” signpost. When you find him, talk to him and after some chatter he’ll hand you the basic Skellige deck, which includes the following cards:

Basic Skellige Deck
Berserker
Birna Bran
Blueboy Lugos
Clan an Craite Warrior
Clan Brokvar Archer
Clan Drummond Shield Maiden
Clan Heymaey Skald
Clan Tordarroch Armorsmith
Crach an Craite
Donar am Hindar
Hjalmar
Holger Blackhand
Light Longship
Madman Lugos
Mardroeme
Svanrige
Udalryk
War Longship
Young Berserker

(1 of 2) Seek out various Gwent players throughout Toussaint,

Seek out various Gwent players throughout Toussaint, (left), and defeat them to earn new cards for the Skellige deck. (right)

Where to Find Skellige Cards in Toussaint

The starter deck was easy, but the rest of the cards in the Skellige deck are going to be much, much more work to obtain, as you’ll need to wander around Toussaint located all the Gwent-playing NPCs and defeating them in a game of Gwent. Fortunately these NPCs are all marked as long as you track the quest Gwent: Never Fear, Skellige’s Here!, so it shouldn’t be hard to find them. Also, most of them reside in Beauclair, which cuts down on the running about a bit, but there are a few stragglers in Francollarts, the Tourney Grounds, Castel Ravello Vineyard, Flovive and the Cockatrice Inn.

Below you’ll find a table listing the locations of the other 19 cards that make up the Skellige Deck in Blood and Wine:

Player Location Card
Innkeep Beauclair Draig Bon-Dhu
Merchant Beauclair Light Longship
Armorer Beauclair Kambi
Merchant Beauclair Clan Dimun Pirate
Herbalist Beauclair Mardroeme
Sommelier Beauclair Olaf
Pierre Beauclair Young Berserker
Camerlengo Beauclair King Bran
Madame Beauclair Mardroeme
Butcher Beauclair Skellige Storm
Herbalist Castel Ravello Vineyard Clan Brokvar Archer
Innkeep Flovive Cerys
Armorer Francollarts Clan Dummond Shield Maiden
Innkeep Francollarts Ermion
Innkeep The Cockatrice Inn Clan Dummond Shield Maiden
Blacksmith Tourney Grounds Young Berserker
Armorer Tourney Grounds Skellige Storm
Barber Tourney Grounds Skellige Storm
Innkeep Tourney Grounds War Longship
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  • Publisher
    CD Projekt
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    24 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    14 August 2022
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  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin (Haeravon)

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You are Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster-hunter known as a Witcher. You’ve fully regained your memories since your miraculous revival and escape from the Wild Hunt, and have cleared your name of the false accusations of regicide. In the wake of the assassination of Foltest, king of Temeria, the north have been rent by warfare as Nilfgaard launches its third major invasion, and the northlands have been united under the insane king Radovid. Overshadowing these petty politics is the mysterious return of Ciri - Geralt’s adopted daughter, who is now being pursued by the Wild Hunt.

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  • Descriptions of decisions, quests, and events that influence the various endings of the game.

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