The opening quest of The Witcher 3 – Lilac and Gooseberries – is relatively eventful. First an encounter with a Griffin, then a visit to the White Orchard Inn where Geralt buys some Gwent cards, uses Axii on someone, then plays a round of Gwent with Aldert Geerd.
Winning the Toussaint Gwent tournament isn’t easy – unless you practise with the Skellige deck beforehand. If you go in blind you might not succeed. You’ll need to learn what the new deck can do, and what mistakes to avoid. Plus, you’ll need a bit of luck with the draw.
Before commencing the Toussaint Gwent tourny Geralt must qualify his Skellige deck with Count Monnier. He’ll then tell you to return in two (in-game) days for the tournament itself.
You need to visit Shani one more time – BEFORE going to the Temple of Lilvani to meet Olgierd and Master Mirror – in order to play her at Gwent.
Time to beat Olgierd von Everec at Gwent, and turn in the completed quest “Dead Man’s Party”. All done at The Alchemy Inn in Oxenfurt.
The final round of the high stakes Gwent tournament at the Passiflora. Geralt beats the final man – Count Tybalt – but then discovers that the prize money is missing.
The second and third rounds of the high stakes Gwent tournament are easier than the first. Sasha is beaten fairly easily in the second round, and Finneas goes down punching in the third round.
The first part of the high stakes Gwent tournament at the Passiflora in Novigrad. I’ve been saving this quest for about now.
The Nilgaardian Nobleman in Vizima is your first real challenge as a Gwent player in The Witcher 3.
The Witcher 3’s in-built card game, Gwent, can be challenging to get into, although it needn’t be. It’s a fun distraction from the beauty and misery of the main game.