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This page lists the terminology used for cards' abilities in Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales.


Ambush

Played face down, then flips over when the ability's condition is met.

Armor

Absorbs a given amount of damage dealt to a unit, then is removed.

Banish

TBA

Beast

Refers to beast units, for example: Harpy.

Blitz

TBA

Boost

Increase a Unit's current Power.

Boss

A harder opponent card in battle, which generally there are only one of.

Charge

The number of times an order ability can be used. Only cards with Charge: X can gain additional Charges.

Construct

TBA

Consume

Eat a unit and boost by its power. If it's on the battlefield, destroy it. If in hand or deck, move it to the graveyard. If in the graveyard, remove it from the game.

Cooldown

The number of turns before an Order ability can be reused.

Create

Spawn one of three randomly selected cards from the specified source.

Custom Deck

Unique cards will appear in this battle.

Deathwish

Trigger this ability when moved from the battlefield to the graveyard. Note: Units that are Banished are not sent to the graveyard.

Deploy

Trigger this ability when the card is placed on the board.

Discard

TBA

Doomed

Status that removes the unit from the game after it moves to the graveyard.

Draconid

Refers to draconid units, for example: Wyvern.

Duel

Units take turns dealing damage equal to their power until one of them is destroyed.

Dwarf

Refers to dwarven units, for example: Brouver Hoog.

Elf

Refers to elven units, for example: Scoia'tael Executioner.

Extra Cards

Unique cards will appear in the battle.

Field Support

TBA

Gnome

TBA

Graveyard

TBA

Haunt

Gives a unit the Haunted category. Remove it when the Haunting unit's timer expires.

Heal

If a unit's current power is lower than its base power, restore it either to base power or by the amount specified.

Human

Refers to human units, for example: Reynard Odo.

Immobile

Cannot be moved.

Immune

Status whereby this card cannot be manually targeted.

Insectoid

TBA

Leader

TBA

Loyal

This card can be placed only on the summoner's side of the board. Trigger this ability automatically when your Leader's ability is used.

Lock

Status that disables a card's abilities and removes other statuses. Disables and flips over face-down cards.

Mark

TBA

Machine

Refers to machine units, for example: Wagenburg.

Melee

TBA

Necrophage

Refers to necrophage units, for example: Ghoul.

Ogroid

Refers to ogroid units, for example: Nekker.

Order

An ability triggered manually by the player. Units with Order cannot be used for 1 turn after being placed on the battlefield, whereas artefacts can be used immediately.

Permanent

TBA

Puzzle

Complete the puzzle by following the special rules.

Ranged

TBA

Reach

The distance in rows that you can target.

Relict

TBA

Resilience

Status that allows a card to remain on the board at round end, then restores it to base power if boosted.

Restraint

Cannot target Bosses.

Reveal

Turn a card in the Hand over, exposing it to both players.

Seize

TBA

Shortened Battle

The battle will only last for one round.

Soldier

TBA

Spawn

Add a card to the game.

Special Rules

Follow the main objectives to win the puzzle or battle.

Specter

Refers to specter units, such as the Barghest.

Spying

Status for a unit played on or moved to the opposite side of the battlefield.

Standard Battle

Gain more points in 2 out of 3 rounds to win the battle.

Story Battle

A key battle in Meve's story. Unique cards may appear in your hand or deck.

Strenghten

Increase the base power of a unit.

Summon

Move a card automatically from the deck to the battlefield (not considered played).

Tactic

TBA

Trinket

TBA

Zeal

An Order ability can be used on the same turn the card is placed on battlefield.

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