What Is Seasonal Mode?
Seasonal Mode is a special game mode, rotating each month, with a unique ruleset where you fight another player. To join the queue, you need to be at least Level 10.
Playing this mode allows you to complete some quests in the seasonal Reward Tree. Also, this mode is the best place to complete contracts quickly, which will grant you Reward Points (RP). While spending RP, you will encounter special nodes marked with a chalice. Some of these will stop you from proceeding further until you finish a quest. Few of them can be done exclusively in seasonal mode, but most can be done in any mode in game.
What if I don’t have time and Reward Points for this season’s Reward Tree?
Don’t worry! CDPR provides a solution. Every month you can find Season Packages in the store, which contain most of the trinkets available in a given month and one additional cosmetic.
The Rules of “Seesaw”
“At the end of turn: Friendly odd-value units are damaged by 1; Friendly even-value units are boosted by 1.”
The rules for this mode look pretty straightforward, but this appearance is deceiving. There are always a lot of things happening on the board and it will be hard to calculate the correct math, especially when engines are ticking.
In order to make full use of the rules of this mode, it is necessary to understand how the sequences in Gwent run and where the principle of the Seasonal Mode is activated in this whole bastard. First the “Seesaw” is activated then all other rules. This is all the more important because an individual who has 1 point of strength will die without activating his skill. There are a few other rules, but this will come out in the wash.
While building your deck, it is important to answer one simple question: Would you like to take advantage of this mode yourself or do you want to be a parasite benefiting off of your opponent? An example for a deck that focuses on its own side of the board is, as presented below, Northern Realms with Royal Inspiration, whereas the deck that mainly benefits from the opponent is, for example, the White Frost Monster deckt. The version in between is the Scoia’tael deck with Nature’s Gift.
The suggestions of cards and decks in the next sections of this guide are, as the name suggests, only suggestions and I encourage everyone to tinker with them. This is particularly important when you are having problems against specific decks. Tech choices are just as important in Seasonal Mode as they are on the ladder.
Let’s take a look at the cards and decks!