Don’t be fooled by the city’s beauty and wealth — it’s rotten to the core. Crime lords are vying for control of the streets using any means at their disposal. Yet strange events are becoming more commonplace. Once rival gangs are now being seen working together. The chaos is evolving, but why? And more importantly, into what?
Join the Syndicate, a brand new faction of scoundrels, freebooters and cutthroats. For them, the gold always justifies the means!
Explore sinister new archetypes, devious combos and deadly playstyles only Novigrad’s criminal underbelly has to offer.
Take advantage of the Syndicate’s cross-faction cards — 15 in total, 3 per each existing faction — and evolve your current set of strategies.
Terrorize your enemies as the reckless gang leader Cleaver; deal in the shadows as the elusive, yet ever present King of Beggars; cleanse the city of non-believers as Hemmelfart, the city’s ruthless hierarch. And that’s just the beginning.
Deploy: Damage an enemy unit by 4.
Tribute 6: Destroy target instead.
Fee 1: Give Bleeding to an enemy for 1 turn. If it has a Bounty, damage it by 1 instead.
Deploy: Damage an enemy unit by 2.
Lose all your crowns and damage an enemy by the same amount.
Order: Gain 9 coins, then boost an allied unit by any excess amount gained.”Any hopes that a woman's presence might soften the city's underbelly proved misguided. Horribly, woefully misguided.
Gudrun leads the Tidecloaks, a gang of ruthless freebooters who control the ports of Novigrad from their hideaway disguised as a rundown ship. She's the only Syndicate leader who can get the maximum amount of Coins just by activating her ability. Even if your coffers are already full - waste not, want not: Gudrun's ability can be used to boost an allied unit by the amount that won’t fit. Unlock her pirates full potential by showing them a sufficiently sized Hoard.
Order: Play a Special card from your deck with 9 Provision Cost 9 or less. Increase this value by 1 for every 2 Crimes in your starting deck.”Me hogs willnae go hungry th' day thanks to ye.
Carlo Varese, better known as Cleaver, is a hot-tempered leader of Crownsplitters - a gang of ruthless "business dwarves" always looking for new opportunities. Cleaver's strength lies in Crimes - a new category of Special cards. Adding crimes to your deck allows Cleaver to pull bigger spells. Don't forget that many Crowsplitters use the renown gained from the crimes you commit to grow stronger and Intimidate your foes.
Order: Spawn and Summon Firesworn Zealot to an allied row. Charge: 3 Once all Charges have been exhausted, gain 2 coins.”Hierarch of the Eternal Fire, enthusiast of the arena, glutton of feasts, and luster of whores.
Cyrus Hemmelfart isn't a criminal per se. However, his position as Hierarch of The Eternal Fire does give him access to many otherwise unaffordable luxuries. As a spiritual leader of The North, Hemmelfart commands the hearts and minds of his Firesworn - religious fanatics and inquisitors. His ability allows him to call forth his zealots to spread forth in the name of the Flame. Though weak by themselves, the masses can quickly overwhelm opponents.
Order: Damage an enemy unit by 7 and gain coins equal to excess damage.”A war with Whoreson will see Novigrad's gutters run red with blood.
Cyprian Wiley, the self proclaimed "Whoreson Junior", leads the ruthless Cutups. A gang of sadistic bandits who happily bring harm to any who dare cross their path. Wiley's ability lets you take out almost any unit in a single blow while rewarding you for using it on meeker foes. Don’t have the coin to pay their fee’s, cutups with Insanity keyword will happily sacrifice their health to achieve their dastardly goals.
Order: Gain 2 coins. Charges 3. Your Tributes cost 1 less.”Titles and trinkets don't interest me. I desire power, and power alone.
Francis Bedlam, also known as the King of Beggars, finds power and influence through his Blindeyes. Petty thieves, prostitutes, beggars, anyone easily ignorable really, are set to the task of gathering the source of his strength - information. His hard earned wealth is spent just as wisely allowing you to decide when to unleash it. Using his knowledge, he always finds leverage allowing him the best deals when making Tributes.
Coins - are the new meta! Fill up your leader's coin reserve up to 9 Coins. Then spend it on unsavory services offered by some of Novigrad’s worst by activating cards equipped with Fee ability.
Put a price on an enemy unit’s head and destroy it to rake in Coins. If you’re short on coin, spur a unit with Insanity into action by sacrificing some of their strength.