No one knows how he got his nickname – no one's dared to ask.

King Harald an Craite the Cripple ruled Skellige three centuries prior to the events of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. A member of the Craite clan, he seized lands in southern part of Ard Skellig originally belonging to Clan Drummond. Animosity and conflict between the two clans persist to this day.


Doomed. Stubborn.

Every turn, at the start of your turn, Damage the Lowest Enemy on the opposite row by 1 (ignoring Armor).

Deploy: Damage a random Enemy on the opposite row by 2 (ignoring Armor). Repeat 4 times.

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Note: For accurate card stats, see infobox to the right; the below is for illustrative purposes only.
Harald the Cripple

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Patch changes

  • Gwent icon Gwent Update: Sep 5, 2017 Patch: Harald the Cripple Power changed from 6 to 5. Will now Damage by 2 instead of by 1 on Deploy.
  • Gwent icon Gwent Update: Aug 29, 2017 Patch: Power changed from 3 to 6. Added additional passive ability; Every turn, at the start of your turn, Damage the Lowest Enemy on the opposite row by 1 (ignoring Armor). At Deploy will damage 4 Units by 1, ignoring Armor. General change; Doomed and Stubborn are no longer tags, but abilities in card's description. General change; Removed Leader tokens from Leader card preview. Added an Craite Tag.
  • Gwent icon Gwent Update: May 24, 2017 Patch: Ability tweak: Spawn: Harald the Cripple. Damage a Unit by 5. If this Destroys it, repeat this ability with Damage Power reduced by 1. Harald the Cripple strength changed from 0 to 3. Now Agile and Legendary as every other Leader. Now obtainable in the "Challanges". General change: Added Doomed and Stubborn tags to all Leaders.
  • Gwent icon Gwent Update: Dec 2, 2016 Patch: Harald the Cripple now deals 3 damage to opposing weakened units and 2 damage to all other opposing units. Harald can also damage Gold units. Harald no longer damages unrevealed cards.

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