Author: Holoir

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An Attempt to Find Alfiq Conjurer Counter-Play in TESL

Alfiq Conjurer undoubtedly is the most powerful card in the Moons of Elsweyr expansion. Midrange decks are back on the ladder. Midrange battlemage is at tier 1 and variations of that deck in tri-color dominate the meta. What can yellow-based decks in crusader, monk, spellsword or Empire do to compete? Before we attempt to find counter-play options, let’s briefly look...

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Razum-Dar – Uses and Synergies

A Look at The Elder Scrolls Lore Razum-Dar is a Khajiit spy who was active during the Interregnum in the Second Era. He worked as a member of the Eyes of the Queen, a secret intelligence network that served Queen Ayrenn of the First Aldmeri Dominion. Raz built quite a reputation for himself as a wandering mercenary before he got...

Hatchery Meddler Card Art by Vu Nguyen
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Hatchery Meddler – Uses and Synergies

Hatchery Meddler – An Under-Played Legends Card It’s time to look at Hatchery Meddler, one of the most underplayed cards in The Elder Scrolls Legends. This Houses of Morrowind card is seldom played in ranked play and I have not seen it in any competitive lists. Some long-time Legends fans will remember the trick he can do with Deranged Corprus...

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Sentinel Reclaimer – Uses & Synergies

Sentinel Reclaimer is the monthly reward card for July 2019. For your success in ranked play last month, you were rewarded with a 3-cost 2/3 Redguard that puts two items into your hand with its summon ability: one the neutral 1-cost +1/+0 Steel Dagger, and the second the blue 2-cost +3/+0 Steel Sword. In total this gives you 6/3 in...

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Moons of Elsweyr Titles – A Guide with Decklists

It is time to look at the Moons of Elsweyr titles. The good news for all of us title hunters out there: Moons of Elsweyr comes with two amazing hidden titles. These are The Ursurpator and The Shriven. This article provides a full overview of titles with decklists, tips and tricks to unlock each one of them. The List of...

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Warpmeta Tournaments Return!

Great news for competitive players of The Elder Scrolls Legends: the Warpmeta Tournaments will return on August 11th, 2019. After the great 2019 Masters Series, there remain few community-run initiatives for TESL tournaments. Therefore, one or two of the Masters Series players had considered turning away from TESL for lack of a competitive scene. Earlier this year, Warpmeta, a prominent...

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Budget Token Empire

Sav0s_Aren has brought us another powerful budget deck: Budget Token Empire. This token deck includes the latest great common and rare cards from Moons of Elsweyr. A budget deck costs under 10,000 soul gems when crafted and runs only must-have cards, not niche ones. These must-have cards, like Divine Fervor, are useful for a number of decks and add so...

Alliance War Epics
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Alliance War – The Epics to Craft – A Guide for New Players

Have you finished crafting the legendaries from Alliance War? Do you now want to go after the Alliance War epics and add them to your collection? This guide will help you to craft the best Alliance War epics to expand your collection in the most cost efficient way. Epics in Alliance War To complete your collection of all epics in...

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Alliance War Crafting Guide – Legendaries

Have you saved a good amount of soul gems to craft a few legendary cards from the Alliance War expansion? Would you like to add the best staple cards from the set to your collection? This guide will help you to craft the best legendary cards for you depending on whether you prefer to play aggro or control. Legendaries in...

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Interview with Boomslife

Boomslife aka Really_Beau earned his ticket to the 2019 Master Series Finals at QuakeCon from July 25-28 through the last chance qualifiers. Boomslife, who has been playing across multiple accounts, has more than 10,000 wins on ladder and has finished in top 10 and in top 100 numerous times. It will be exciting to see him join the other top...

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How to Build Your Card Collection in The Elder Scrolls Legends

Have you recently started playing The Elder Scrolls Legends? Have you finished the tutorial and now want to know how best to build your card collection? Do you want to know which story expansions to buy in which order, or if you should play solo or versus arena? Where to spend your gold? Let us answer all of these questions...

Fafal
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Interview with Fafal

Last weekend, Fafal earned his ticket to the 2019 Master Series Finals at QuakeCon from July 25-28 by winning the last chance qualifier. Fafal is a semi-competitive player of many card games and a fan of RPGs and the Warcraft universe. He also streams Legends via his Twitch channel twitch.tv/xfafal. It will be exciting to see him join some of...

Dro-M'Athra Reaper Card Art
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Dro-m’Athra Reaper – Uses and Synergies

Moons of Elsweyr brings us Dro-m’Athra Reaper, a new legendary 3/2 Khajiit and Spirit in Endurance for 2 magicka. Revealed by Wita, the reaper comes with a powerful summon effect: Consume a creature. When a creature leaves your discard pile, Dro-m’Athra Reaper gains +0/+1 and you gain 1 health. The Khajiit spirit is the first creature that gets buffed and...

Rimmen Siege Weapons Card Art
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Rimmen Siege Weapons – Uses and Synergies

Rimmen Siege Weapons is a new legendary support card in The Elder Scrolls Legends Moons of Elsweyr. A Look at Elder Scrolls Lore Rimmen, also known as Rim’kha in the Khajiit language, is the capital of the region Anequina, which is the major location in Elder Scrolls Online – Elsweyr. Leading up to the Elsweyr storyline, Euraxia Tharn conquered the...

Kaalgrontiid and the Halls of Colossus
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Kaalgrontiid – Uses and Synergies

Kaalgroontiid is a new powerful dragon in The Elder Scrolls Legends – Moons of Elsweyr. His name Kaal-gron-tiid means: Champion – Bind – Time. Kaalgrontiid and the ESO Lore When Abnur Tharn was attempting to decipher the two halves of the Wrathstone, he was looking for the location of a secret Demon weapon. He was hoping to find a weapon...

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Interview with Karakondzhul

During the first weekend in June, Karakondzhul earned his ticket to the 2019 Master Series Finals at QuakeCon from July 25-28 by earning 15 points in the qualifier series. Kara has been playing The Elder Scrolls Legends since open Beta and has more than 10,800 wins in ranked play. He is among the most consistent top players in the game,...

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Interview with Wita

This past weekend, Wita qualified for the Master Series Finals at QuakeCon (from July 25 – 28). He scored a total of 14 master points across all four qualifier tournaments, a huge achievement. A veteran player to both The Elder Scrolls Legends and Hearthstone, Wita also devotes a lot of his time to his Twitch stream and organizing League of...

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Interview with ksedden

This past weekend, ksedden aka MaG0meD_36cm won the fourth 2019 Master Series Qualifier tournament. He is the fourth player to directly qualify for the Master Series Finals at QuakeCon (from July 25 – 28) and a very strong player with close to 20 top 100 finishes and multiple finishes in the top 20 and top 50. He is also streaming...

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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, let’s understand a little about the lore surrounding this character. Varen Aquilarios – ESO Lore Varen Aquilarios sparked a rebellion after Emperor Leovic legalized Daedra worship across the Empire. He won many victories across Cyrodiil....

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Interview with superthx555

This past weekend, superthx555 won the third 2019 Master Series Qualifier tournament. After last week’s control mirror “TESL-thons”, this third tournament felt like Aggro-week and superthx navigated this extremely well. He is one of the most consistent tournament players, winning thirteen Warpmeta tournaments. He is also the winner of the first European Warpmeta tournament ever. He finished ranked play as...

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Token Empire – BWG Weekly Deck

Time for another weekly deck by the Blood Warriors Guild: Token Empire. This deck was created by Kodlak9270 and took victory among many superb Empire formations. With Slay-Ramp Ebonheart, Abomination Empire and Burn Assassin dominating the meta, this deck will allow you to bring Glory to the Empire by employing a classic token strategy. A fair battle with valiant, honorable...

Frenzy
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Interview with Frenzy1

This past weekend, Frenzy1 won the second 2019 Master Series Qualifier tournament in what was among the strongest and tightest top 8 bracket ever seen in any Legends tournament. Frenzy started playing in June 2017, regularly earning his spot among the top 100 players in ranked play. Overall, he has earned five top 10 finishes and 8 top 20 finishes....

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Interview with Thuldir

This past weekend, Thuldir won the first 2019 Master Series Qualifier tournament and is the first player to have earned a ticket to the Master Series Finals at QuakeCon from July 25-28. Thuldir has been playing The Elder Scrolls Legends since open beta and has more than 10,000 wins in ranked play. He is among the most consistent top players...

Market Archer Swindlers Market
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Burn Assassin Counter-Play

The Alliance War expansion made an older deck archetype very consistent: Market Assassin (often also referred to as Burn Assassin) and Market Archer. In particular, the rise in consistency and popularity of the deck can be attributed to Spoils of War, Forked Bolt and to Debilitate (to some degree). The idea of these decks is straightforward: get one or more...

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Budget Token Guildsworn

Sav0s_Aren is brewing on some additional budget decks. A first option leveraging the latest Alliance War cards is Budget Token Guildsworn. This token deck leverages classic elements from Mage and Crusader tokens and blends them into a powerful Guildsworn deck. Without further ado, let’s look at the decklist first. You will need to complete the Dark Brotherhood story expansion and...

Murkwater Scourge
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Goblin Monk – BWG Weekly Deck

Green Goblin Monk was the winner in the Blood Warriors Guild weekly decklist competition in early April. The objective was to build a deck around Murkwater Scourge (the Monthly Reward card from March 2019) and JGlass won the competition with his Goblin Monk deck. My sincerest apologies for being so very much delayed on the write-up for this pre-Alliance War...

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How to Counter-Play Falkreath Defiler

How do you counter-play Falkreath Defiler? The Imperial is a key card of control decks like Ramp/ Rage-Warrior and Ramp/Rage-Ebonheart. The Ramp/Rage decks currently see a tremendous amount of play on the ladder across all ranks due to their amazing late game. While Falkreath Defiler is not the deck’s sole win condition, the Imperial plays a pivotal role in fetching...

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Falkreath Defiler – Uses & Synergies

Falkreath Defiler is a 4-cost 3/3 that some consider among the best four-drops in The Elder Scrolls Legends. The reason lies in the Imperial’s slay ability. It summons a creature from your discard pile when triggered. You may select any creature that has died or that you have discarded through other means like Merchant’s Camel or Scout’s Report. While the...

Veteran effect - Mournhold Taskmaster Card Art
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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 first attack. The mechanic is designed to promote a proactive game plan. It aims to use creatures to fight for the board or to go face, alternatively. The mechanic supports beat down strategies within aggressive or...

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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, Willpower – Red/ Blue/ Yellow), a faction that combines the Mage Guild and the Fighters Guild. They are independent of all other Alliance War factions, although the other factions and Houses can actively involve the expertise...

Mobilize keyword
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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 (attributes Strength, Intelligence, Endurance (= red, blue, purple), a faction that loves to defeat their foes with powerful enchanted weapons, engages in legendary armor and is home to some of the most skilled blacksmiths in all...

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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 allowing tesl.blog to be part of the hype! Strategic Deployment is a common 4-cost action in Endurance, that summons two 1/1 Recruits in each lane. That’s four tokens for four magicka, which is pretty similar to...

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BWG Card Reveal – Treasure Hunt

The Blood Warriors Guild has the honor and privilege to reveal a new card for The Elder Scrolls Legends. A big thank you to Sparkypants and Bethesda for allowing us to be part of the excitement! Since we like treasure hunts and puzzles, let’s have some fun and reveal the card piece by piece, starting with this article. Here is...

Clivia Tharn
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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 Nibenbay and the head of the Elder Council, and his 7th wife Pulasia, and his 16th daughter overall. She married Leovic of the Longhouse Emperors. When Leovic was overthrown and killed in a rebellion led by...

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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. The High Elf comes with a plethora of opportunities to inflict damage to your opponent. He deals one damage when you summon him, another point when he dies and more pings whenever you slay a...

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Exclusive Card Art Preview & Teaser Story – Card Reveal on April 8

Holoir here – I am super-excited to be given the opportunity to reveal a brand new card for Alliance War on April 8 on the blog. A big thank you to CVH and Gavin for giving me the opportunity, as well as everyone at Bethesda and Sparkypants who is making this awesome strategy card game. I must say how deeply...

Hatchery Meddler Card Art by Vu Nguyen
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Catchery Assassin – BWG Weekly Deck

Time for another Blood Warriors Guild Weekly deck: Catchery Assassin. This week, we looked at Assassin, which combines the elemental foundations of Mundus in Intelligence with the subtlety, precision and speed of Agility. Just going through the submissions showcases that Assassin seems to be one of the favorite classes of guild members. As always the competition only has one winning...

Empower Mechanic
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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 – blue, yellow, green). Next to the Dominion, Empower will also be accessible for Assassin, Mage and Monk decks. Here is the definition of Empower: When your opponent takes damage, actions with Empower increase in effect...

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Announcing the Monthly Blood Warriors Guild Team League

Hail, TES Legends players! Blood Warriors Guild is proud to announce a new Monthly Team League! Teams of four will compete in a Round Robin Conquest format for both awesome prizes and for the prestigious “Guild Champion” title! We’re going to make accommodations for flexible timezone friendly matches wherever possible. Registration begins now and will close on April 4th, 2019....

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Midrange Redoran – BWG Weekly Deck

Another week, another Blood Warriors Guild Weekly Deck: this time we looked at House Redoran. Submissions included Doomcrag Redoran variants, Redoran Control, Tullius’ Vampires and Redoran Necromancer decks, to name a few. An interesting, wide-spread range of ideas, but there can only be one winner. And this week it was the Midrange Redoran build created by was Savos_Aren who goes...

The Elder Scrolls Legends Roadmap 2019
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The Legends Roadmap 2019 – 4 New Pack Expansions

Bethesda Game Days 2019 brings us the long-awaited Legends roadmap. Good tidings, citizen: Bethesda and Sparkypants deliver what the Legends community has been asking for. And they deliver in style, confidence and with a bang: Alliance War, the new cardpack expansion will release on April 15th, 2019. After Bethesda has shifted developers to Sparkypants, we are now seeing the opening...

Murkwater Scourge
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Murkwater Scourge – Uses & Synergies

Murkwater Scourge is the Monthly Reward card for March 2019. It has been about a year since the Gobbos got some love from the Legends card designers. In fact, Goblins received a substantial downgrade after the Goblin Skulk nerf in patch 2.5 in December 2018. Now, we are getting a 4-cost 3/1 Goblin who puts up to two Curses into...

Doomfang Ally
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Doomfang Ally – Uses & Synergies

Doomfang Ally is the sixth Reachman in The Elder Scrolls Legends and the second Neutral “Ally”. Introduced with Isle of Madness, the 3-drop promotes decks with multi-color cards that run a very small number of neutral cards. When summoned, Doomfang Ally gets different boosts depending on the color of your top deck. For multi-color cards, multiple boosts get applied, causing...

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New Legends Expansion – Alliance War – Pre-order Leak

Awesome spoilers ahead – the Alliance War Pre-order Leak! The next expansion for The Elder Scrolls Legends is called Alliance War. Yesterday’s patch 2.8 brought three nerfs, a great new VFX for Edict of Azura and lots of small improvements. On top of that, the patch contains some “hidden” previews of the new pack-based expansion: Alliance War. Here is the...