Each Gwent deck is built with one Leader card. Leader cards determine the deck's faction. Each Leader comes equipped with a powerful ability for turning the tide of battle.
Leader cards may only be used once per match; using a Leader card is the same as using a regular card, and the player's turn will end.
- Gwent Update: May 24, 2017 Patch: Leaders are now played on the Board in the same manner as other Units.
- Gwent Update: March 23, 2017 Patch: Removed tags from Leaders.
- Gwent Update: Nov 15, 2016 Patch: Changed the rarity of Legendary leaders to Epic. Players receive 600 scraps for any non-starter Leader in their collection (to make up the difference in crafting price).