The Elder Scrolls Legends Alliance War

Alliance War – All you need to know about the Expansion!

Alliance War is the third cardpack expansion for The Elder Scrolls Legends. The set features cards showcasing the battle for the Ruby Throne from The Elder Scrolls Online (see the official Bethesda announcement). Alliance War contains over 100 new cards and introduces five new factions. These factions complete all possible combinations of tri-color attributes in Legends. Each one has it’s own special mechanic. In addition, Alliance War will also come with new visual effects, music tracks and a gorgeous playmat (Sparkypants has spoiled the music on twitter and the playmat can be seen here).

tesl.blog has collected all you need to know about Alliance War (AW) here. You will find some general information, more detailed looks at the new cards and mechanics. This page is updated frequently, so please check back often, as our content is growing!

  1. General Information about the expansion
  2. The Official Trailer
  3. The New Game Mechanics
  4. Overview of Cards
  5. In-Depth Card Reviews  (selected cards, work in progress)
  6. Alliance War Titles – A few tips & tricks on how to earn them

1. General Information

Alliance War is available since April 15th, 2019. As part of a pre-order offering, players were able to purchase 50 card packs and a premium Legendary card from the expansion plus the exclusive ‘Warmonger’ title and a premium card back for $49.99.

Alliance War pre-order
Alliance War Pre-order Offering

2. The Official Alliance War Trailer

Here is the official trailer.

The Official Alliance War Trailer


3. The New Game Mechanics

Four of the five new factions in Alliance War come with a new mechanic:

  • Empower: When your opponent takes damage, actions with empower increase in effect for the turn (Aldmeri Dominion).
  • Mobilize: You can play an item with Mobilize to an empty lane. When you do, summon a 1/1 Recruit and equip the item to it (Daggerfall Covenant).
  • Veteran: The Veteran effect triggers after the creature survives its first attack (Ebonheart Pact).
  • Expertise: Cards with Expertise have a bonus effect at the end of the turn if you’ve played either an action, item, or support card that turn (Guildsworn).

The Empire of Cyrodiil also has a unique “capability”, as the faction benefits from having creatures in both lanes. However, this is not a new mechanic or keyword, but just a new synergy introduced on certain cards.

In a series of articles, TESL.BLOG takes a look at the new keywords and the new mechanics. How will they influence the meta? Which deck building strategies will leverage them? Find the answers in the articles below…

The Veteran Effect in The Elder Scrolls Legends

The Veteran Effect in The Elder Scrolls Legends

The Alliance War expansion introduces the veteran effect to The Elder Scrolls: Legends. The veteran effect of a creature triggers after it survives its firstContinue reading ...

The Expertise Mechanic in The Elder Scrolls Legends

The Expertise Mechanic in The Elder Scrolls Legends

The Alliance War expansion introduces the Expertise mechanic to The Elder Scrolls Legends. Expertise is a mechanic associated with The Guildsworn (attributes Strength, Intelligence, WillpowerContinue reading ...

The Mobilize Keyword

The Mobilize Keyword

The Alliance War expansion introduces the Mobilize keyword to The Elder Scrolls Legends through several item cards. Mobilize is associated with the Daggerfall Covenant (attributesContinue reading ...

The Empower Mechanic in The Elder Scrolls Legends

The Empower Mechanic in The Elder Scrolls Legends

The Empower mechanic is introduced with the Alliance War expansion. Empower is the mechanic predominantly used by the Aldmeri Dominion (Intelligence, Willpower and Agility –Continue reading ...

4. Overview of Cards

Card images are available here (thanks to Reddit user DQ_Joe), and here on legends-decks.com. The following sortable and searchable table shows a list of all cards in Alliance War by attribute.

Attribute/ Class/ FactionMagicka CostCard Title TypeRarity
Strength0CauterizeActionCommon
Strength2Ebonthread CloakItemRare
Strength2Ornamented SwordItemCommon
Strength2Pact OathmanCreatureCommon
Strength2SalvageActionEpic
Strength3Covenant PlateItemCommon
Strength3Craven ConscriptCreatureRare
Strength3Fighters Guild BerserkerCreatureCommon
Strength4Guildsworn IncendiaryCreatureRare
Strength4Pact ShieldbearerCreatureEpic
Strength4Windhelm GatekeeperCreatureCommon
Strength5Fighters Guild EliteCreatureLegendary
Strength5Jorunn's VanguardCreatureRare
Strength5Orsinium Forge SupportLegendary
Strength6High Rock StalwartCreatureCommon
Strength6Lyris TitanbornCreatureLegendary (unique)
Strength7Guildsworn BloodlusterCreatureEpic
Intelligence0Forked BoltActionCommon
Intelligence1Ravaging ElixirSupportRare
Intelligence1Soul WraithCreatureCommon
Intelligence2Altmer FlameslingerCreatureCommon
Intelligence2Emeric's WarlordCreatureLegendary
Intelligence2Guildsworn WayfarerCreatureCommon
Intelligence3Channeled StormCreatureCommon
Intelligence3Vanus's ScribeCreatureRare
Intelligence4Covenant OathmanCreatureCommon
Intelligence4SparksmithCreatureRare
Intelligence4TelekinesisActionEpic
Intelligence5Lion Guard ArmamentsItemCommon
Intelligence5Nereid SisterCreatureEpic
Intelligence5Soul ShredActionLegendary
Intelligence5Staff of IceItemRare
Intelligence6Abnur TharnCreatureLegendary (unique)
Intelligence6Mages Guild ConjurerCreatureEpic
Willpower0Sound the AlarmActionCommon
Willpower1OutflankActionCommon
Willpower2AlchemyActionEpic
Willpower2Guildsworn RevitalizerCreature Common
Willpower2Mystic of Ancient RitesCreature Epic
Willpower3Forward CampSupportLegendary
Willpower3Gray Viper BrigandCreatureEpic
Willpower3Luminous ShardsActionCommon
Willpower3Renowned InstructorCreatureCommon
Willpower3Strategist's MapSupportRare
Willpower4Bruma OppressorCreatureRare
Willpower4Legion Zero TemplarCreatureCommon
Willpower4Varen AquilariosCreature Legendary (unique)
Willpower4WishActionRare
Willpower5Guildsworn CavalierCreatureRare
Willpower5Guildsworn OathmanCreatureCommon
Willpower7Guildsworn HoneytongueCreatureLegendary
Agility0Back-Alley FootpadCreatureCommon
Agility1Baandari OpportunistCreatureEpic
Agility1Bewildering SpeedActionRare
Agility1Dominion Oathman Creature Common
Agility1Inspiring SoldierCreature Common
Agility3Dragonguard OutcastCreatureRare
Agility3Dunmer TyroCreature Common
Agility3Shadowscale HunterCreatureRare
Agility4Unrelenting SiegeSupportLegendary
AgilityValenwood SentryCreatureCommon
Agility5Assassin BeetleCreatureRare
Agility5Daedric TitanCreatureEpic
Agility5Spoils of WarActionCommon
Agility6Invoker of the HistCreatureLegendary
Agility7DebilitateActionEpic
Agility7Empire Dreadmage Common
Agility7Sai SahanCreatureLegendary (unique)
Endurance 1Great Moot SquireCreatureCommon
Endurance 1HushActionRare
Endurance 2Cruel AxeItemRare
Endurance2Imperial LackeyCreatureRare
Endurance2Poisoned DaggerItem
Endurance3Black Marsh ProdigyCreature Rare
Endurance3Covenant Mail ActionCommon
Endurance3Steel-Eyed Visionary Creature Legendary
Endurance3Supply RunnerCreatureCommon
Endurance4Empire OathmanCreatureCommon
Endurance4Spiny Haj MotaCreatureEpic
Endurance4Strategic DeploymentActionCommon
Endurance5Dark Anchor Creature Epic
Endurance 6Bishop of the HourCreatureEpic
Endurance7Black Marsh CenturionCreatureCommon
Endurance 7Xivkyn BanelordCreatureLegendary
Endurance10MannimarcoCreature Legendary (unique)
Neutral3The Ruby ThroneSupportLegendary (unique)
Neutral5Battle of Chalman KeepActionLegendary (unique)
Guildsworn2Guildsworn ApprenticeCreature Rare
Guildsworn4Master of Incunabula CreatureEpic
Guildsworn11Vanus GalerionCreature Legendary (unique)
Aldmeri Dominion 3Dominion BattlereeveCreatureRare
Aldmeri Dominion 6Ayrenn’s ChosenActionEpic
Aldmeri Dominion8Ayrenn, Dominion QueenCreature Legendary (unique)
Daggerfall Covenant2Daggerfall Phantom Creature Rare
Daggerfall Covenant8Covenant MasterpieceItemEpic
Daggerfall Covenant9Emeric, Covenant KingCreatureLegendary (unique)
Ebonheart Pact3Forerunner of the PactCreatureRare
Ebonheart Pact4Mournhold TaskmasterCreatureEpic
Ebonheart Pact5Jorunn The Skald-King CreatureLegendary (unique)
Empire of Cyrodiil2Empire RecruiterCreatureRare
Empire of Cyrodiil3Transitus ShrineSupportEpic
Empire of Cyrodiil5Clivia TharnCreatureLegendary (unique)

5. In-Depth Card Reviews

We are looking to review selected cards from the expansion and pull together the articles in this section.

Varen Aquilarios – Uses & Synergies

Varen Aquilarios – Uses & Synergies

Varen Aquilarios is a very unique addition to Willpower in the Alliance War expansion of The Elder Scrolls Legends. Before we look at the card,Continue reading ...

Strategic Deployment – Exclusive Card Reveal & Review

Strategic Deployment – Exclusive Card Reveal & Review

Today, we are honored and super-excited to reveal a new Alliance War card, Strategic Deployment. A big thank you to Bethesda and Sparkypants for allowingContinue reading ...

Clivia Tharn – Uses & Synergies

Clivia Tharn – Uses & Synergies

Clivia Tharn is the Empress Regent of the Empire of Cyrodiil. Clivia is the child of Grand Chancellor Abnur Tharn, the Imperial overlord of NibenbayContinue reading ...

Dominion Battlereeve – Uses & Synergies

Dominion Battlereeve – Uses & Synergies

Silverfuse revealed Dominion Battlereeve during her stream. The Aldmeri Dominion gets a 3/3 for 3, which is one of the most popular stat lines recently.Continue reading ...

6. Alliance War Titles

Player titles are a fun collectible in The Elder Scrolls Legends. Alliance War, like all other expansions brings us multiple new titles to earn. While some are relatively easy to get, others require you to play with certain cards and/ or combos from the expansion. But there is also a hidden title Nirn’s Doom that you might not even see in your list of titles in the game. These are particularly rare and sought after. The following article provides an in-depth guide with a few decklists.

Alliance War Titles – A Guide with Decklists

Alliance War Titles – A Guide with Decklists

Complete guide to all Alliance War titles for The Elder Scrolls Legends. Find a decklist for each new player title, including the hidden title Nirn's Doom.Continue reading ...

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