Double Cards are debuting as a new mechanic in Legends in the story expansion Isle of Madness. Bethesda has explained these in an FAQ on Reddit with further clarifications in a longer thread. To save you some detective work, this article attempts to explain the mechanic on a basic level with a few examples. Disclaimer: since Double Cards have not... ...
Isle of Madness is the third story expansion for The Elder Scrolls Legends. tesl.blog has collected all you need to know about Isle of Madness (IoM) here. You will find some general information, a detailed look at the new cards and mechanics as well as a deck building guide to complete IoM on master-level difficulty.
- General Information about the expansion
- The Official Trailer
- New Game Mechanic – Dual Cards
- New Lane Effects – Mania and Dementia
- Overview of all Cards by Color
- In-Depth Card Reviews of the 55 cards in Isle of Madness
(work in progress)
- Master Guides – A guide to complete Isle of Madness on Master Difficulty
- Isle of Madness Titles – A few tips & tricks on how to earn them
- Overview of Isle of Madness Preview Cards from Festival of Madness
1. General Information
Isle of Madness was released on January 24, 2019. The set contains 55 new cards, a new set of story surrounding Sheogorath and the Shivering Isles, a new game board, new titles as well as new game mechanics and lane effects. The story expansion consists of three acts.
- You can purchase the individual acts of Isle of Madness for 1,000 Gold or $7.99 each.
- You can also purchase the Isle of Madness Triple Bundle containing all three acts and the Prince of Madness card back for the discounted price of $19.99.
- Should you own Act 1 and want to finish the story, you can also purchase the Isle of Madness Double Bundle, which includes Act 2 and Act 3 for $13.99.
- In addition, Isle of Madness was available as a pre-order version for $19.99. Here, buyers received all three acts of the story, along with a bonus Prince of Madness card back and the rare player title: “The Shivering.”
- Finally, Bethesda also offered a Premium Pre-Order for $49.99. The Premium Pre-Order featured all the content of the standard pre-order but with premium playsets of all 55 collectible cards instead. These all were available in the buyer’s Collection upon release of the expansion! The Premium Pre-Order also included a premium version of the Prince of Madness card back and an epic player title: “Master of Madness.”
2. The Official Isle of Madness Trailer
Here is the official trailer.
3. New Mechanics – Double Cards
Isle of Madness debuts a whole new mechanic that will have players seeing double. Enter the Double Card – a single card in your deck, that splits into two cards as you finish your draw. This is one of the biggest enhancements to The Elder Scrolls Legends game play since the initial release. All double Cards provide a tremendous amount of Card Advantage.
If you want to learn more about the new mechanic, check out the following article.
4. New Lane Conditions – Mania and Dementia
As players traverse the Isle of Madness, they will encounter all-new lane conditions that change up how they play their creatures. The Dementia Lane deals three damage to opponents if you control the most powerful creature, while the Mania Lane draws you a card for having the creature with the highest health.
Some cards within Isle of Madness can convert existing lanes into a Mania lane (e.g. Thadon, Duke of Mania) or into a Dementia lane (Syl, Duchess of Dementia), so keep a sharp mind and learn to master these new conditions so that the insanity consumes your opponents rather than you!
Note: Mania and Dementia are special lane rules that remain active even after the Duke or the Duchess leave play. Mania and Dementia are in addition to the Shadow Lane, i.e. creatures still benefit from the Cover in the Shadows. Mania and Dementia do, however, replace any other special lane rules (e.g. in Arena play mode).
5. Card List by Attribute
Isle of Madness - Cards by Attribute
|Red||1/1||Cloak & Dagger||Dual Card (Item & Item)||Common|
|Red||6||Syl, Duchess of Dementia||Creature||Legendary (Unique)|
|Blue||2||Luzrah gro-Shar||Creature||Legendary (Unique)|
|Blue||2||Pointy Wall of Spikes||Creature||Common|
|Blue||3/1||Manic Jack & Manic Mutation||Dual Card (Creature & Action)||Common|
|Blue||8||Seething Flesh Golem||Creature||Epic|
|Yellow||4||Blessing of the Grove||Action||Common|
|Yellow||4/2||Spawn Mother & Baliwog||Dual Card (Creature & Creature)||Common|
|Yellow||6||Thadon, Duke of Mania||Creature||Legendary (Unique)|
|Green||2/6||Felldew & Elytra Noble||Double Card (Action & Creature)||Common|
|Green||2||Lady Syl's Cruelty||Creature||Rare|
|Purple||2||Squish the Wimpy||Action||Rare|
|Purple||2||Wake the Dead||Action||Common|
|Purple||4/0||Baliwog Tidecrawlers & Smoked Baliwog Leg||Dual Card (Creature & Action)||Common|
|Purple||4||Knight of Order||Creature||Rare|
|Purple||5||The Gatekeeper||Creature||Legendary (Unique)|
|Neutral||1||Ring of Lordship||Item||Epic|
|Neutral||3||Fork of Horripilation||Item||Legendary (Unique)|
|Neutral||3||Gates of Madness||Support||Epic|
|Neutral||3/3||Manic Grummite & Demented Grummite||Dual Card (Creature & Creature)||Common|
|Sorcerer||4/5||Tavyar the Knight & Rayvat the Mage||Dual Card (Creature & Creature)||Legendary (Unique)|
6. In-Depth Card Reviews
Isle of Madness contains 55 new cards. The following articles provide an in-depth look at many of the new cards. Each card is evaluated by using Quadrant Theory. Click on any of the articles to learn more about uses of that particular card, it’s synergies with other cardss, and – where appropriate – some counterplays.
With Bedeviling Scamp, Isle of Madness is introducing another Hatebear to The Elder Scrolls Legends. Hatebears are taxing players when playing their cards: the Deadra causes all cards to cost a minimum of three. What a nice guy – he makes us pay three magicka for 0-drops, 1-drops and 2-drops. Your opponent might hate you for it. But lucky for... ...
Crazed Hunger is among the first 6 cards revealed for The Elder Scrolls Legends Isle of Madness. It can be summoned by the 1-cost Action Madness Beckons or acquired in the story expansion Isle of Madness (once released). The card art shows a fierce Daedra that is hopping down some stairs going after a juicy Elder Scrolls Legends hero (you?... ...
Crucible Blacksmith is the first “true”, unconditional Item Tutor in The Elder Scrolls Legends. The new blue 2-cost creature was recently revealed by Jele77 on her stream. Surprisingly, the Blacksmith is a Wood Elf and not a Redguard. The reason can be explained by Elder Scrolls Lore: During the time just before the Greymarch, the only blacksmith in the Shivering... ...
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... ...
Toucharcade, the “#1 iOS games site packed with news, reviews, forums and more”, revealed Ghost Fanatic, another new card for Isle of Madness (see ‘The Elder Scrolls: Legends’: We Scare Up an Exclusive Card Reveal From Isle of Madness). This is what we will get: Ghost Fanatic is a 3-cost 3/3 Spirit that costs 1 less for each creature that... ...
Grummite Magus is part of The Elder Scrolls Legends story expansion Isle of Madness. The red 5/5 Grummite comes at a fairly high magicka cost of 7 equipped with the Guard keyword. He is situated among other red 7-costs like Belligerent Giant, Savage Ogre or Wildfire Dragon. In other colors, there are some 7-cost guards, that you can use for... ...
Hulking Scalon – What a Big Effort Card Reveal Hulking Scalon is the powerhouse finisher from the Isle of Madness story expansion. The card was revealed yesterday by Justin Larson on his YouTube channel. You have to watch this hilarious reveal video, if you haven’t seen it already. Scalons are big aquatic swamp monsters, that are lumbering slowly after prey.... ...
Icy Shambles is a new card that will be available with Isle of Madness. The Skeleton creature was already revealed during the Festival of Madness a little while ago. Today, it can already be generated and played using Madness Beckons. Icy Shambles is a blue 4-cost 2/3 Skeleton that deals 2 damage to a creature when summoned. In addition, any... ...
Ring of Lordship – wow! It’s a good day for all Item and Tribal decks in The Elder Scrolls Legends! The amazing MattOblivium revealed the Ring of Lordship today . The item provides a buff of +0/+2 which allows for better trades and works nicely in Mania. But the Ring will also be madness in Runebreaker Dementia decks. But we... ...
An in-depth look at uses and synergies of Syl, Duchess of Dementia. Syl brings us a new lane mechanic and is a great addition to some well-established deck archetypes. ...
Thadon, Duke of Mania has been revealed today during the TRS Classic Tournament as one of the cards in the upcoming story expansion Isle of Madness. It shows one of the new mechanics provided by Isle of Madness. Thadon, a unique, yellow 6-cost Wood Elf comes with solid stats of 6/7. This in itself makes for a pretty good fighting... ...
Wake the Dead is a 2-cost action from the Isle of Madness story expansion. The action tutors a Spirit or Skeleton from your draw deck to hand and increases it’s health by 1. This makes Wake the Dead one of the cheapest creature tutors in Legends. The action provides a lot of versatility, as there are Spirits and Skeletons with... ...
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7. Master Difficulty Guides
We are in the process of creating walkthrough guides to complete the episodes of Isle of Madness on Master difficulty. The first article is available and more will be added over the next few days.
A walkthrough guide for Isle of Madness Episode 1, the Shivering Isles. Find decklists and videos of other content creators to complete the story on master difficulty. ...
This article provides an Isle of Madness master guide for Episode 2: A Haunted Man. Certainly, the tips can equally be applied to normal difficulty level. Maybe you have completed the episode on normal difficulty? Maybe you are struggling a little with a particular mission on master difficulty? This guide provides a proven collection of decks that can help you... ...
This article provides an Isle of Madness tutorial for Episode 4: The Betrayal. Maybe you have completed the episode already on normal difficulty? Maybe you are struggling a little with a particular mission on master difficulty? This guide provides a proven collection of decks that can help you do the trick. Some of them are suitable for players on a budget, i.e. these... ...
This article provides an Isle of Madness run-through for Episode 5: The Descent. Maybe you have completed the episode already on normal difficulty? Maybe you are struggling a little with a particular mission on master difficulty? This guide provides a proven collection of decks that can help you do the trick. Some of them are suitable for players on a budget, i.e. these... ...
This article provides an Isle of Madness master tutorial for episode 6: Memories. The final episode of the Isle of Madness story expansion holds a big tragic surprise for Talym, the hero of the story (more spoilers below). Obelisk of Order – Isle of Madness Master Tutorial Obelisk of Order is the one were Talym, Dyus and Luzrah attempt to recover... ...
8. Isle of Madness Titles
Player titles are a fun collectible in The Elder Scrolls Legends. Isle of Madness, like all other story expansions brings us multiple new titles to earn. Some are relatively easy to get by completing the story mode on normal and master difficulty. Others require you to play with certain cards and/ or combos from the expansion. But there are also some hidden titles that you might not even see in your list of titles in the game. These are particularly rare and sought after. In Isle of Madness, the major hidden titles are The Ironic, The Strategist, and The Truthbringer.
Player titles are a fun collectible in The Elder Scrolls Legends. Isle of Madness, like all other story expansions, brings us multiple new titles to earn. Some are relatively easy to get by completing the story mode on normal and master difficulty. Others require you to play with certain cards and/ or combos from the expansion. But there are also... ...
9. Isle of Madness Preview during Festival of Madness
A few Isle of Madness cards or card abilities have been previewed during the 2018 Festival of Madness. Bethesda released two promotional cards, that were available for purchase for real money on only a few days during December 2018. If you did not already get these two cards, do not worry! They can be crafted with Soul Gems now. The cards intended more for fun and are not really designed to be viable cards. They do have some specific uses and Bethesda employees have said that these cards will eventually become available again in a future deal. They have not yet provided more information on when this might be the case.
The following articles provide a comprehensive review of the Preview cards Madness Beckons and Cheesemancer. You can also read more about the commercials behind The Festival of Madness.
Sheogorath beckons the first six cards of the Isle of Madness story expansion in a sneak peek deal during the Festival of Madness. After Cheesemancer, this is the second card to allow a glimpse of the upcoming Isle of Madness expansion. The deal includes three premium art copies of the 1-cost action Madness Beckons in a special deal for €9.99... ...
Cheesemancer is a premium art card that reveals some of the content of The Elder Scrolls Legends Isle of Madness (IoM). IMPORTANT NOTE: the card is not part of the Isle of Madness collection itself. You can buy three premium copies of Cheesemancer as part of the Festival of Madness Sneak Peek Pack, together with 4 HoM and 4 Skyrim... ...
The Elder Scrolls Legends has always been a fair F2P game. I know many Top 100 players that do not yet have a complete card collection. You do not need to spend to win in TESL. Also, Bethesda has been clearly taking efforts to protect players’ investments into the game. Now, the Festival of Madness is providing The Elder Scrolls... ...