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The FrostSpark Collection promo expansion for The Elder Scrolls Legends was released by Bethesda on November 1, 2018. The Frostspark Collection contains 11 new cards (three copies each). The cards set can be purchased for $9.99 or 1500 gold. In addition, an all-premium collection can be purchased for $19.99. Unlike other promotional expansions, the FrostSpark Collection does not add any new titles or cardbacks to the game.
Detailed Reviews of the Cards in FrostSpark Collection
TESL.blog has collected an in-depth review of all the cards with a view to their strengths and weaknesses, using Quadrant Theory.
The following table shows a summary of the evaluation of all cards in the FrostSpark Collection
Using quadrant theory to evaluate the FrostSpark Collection
|Green Pact Ambusher||4||3||2||3|
|Sword of the Inferno||5||4||3||2|
You can find a detailed review of each of the cards by clicking on the links below. You will find uses, synergies and (where applicable), a discussion of counterplays:
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Death Hound, the ninth card of the FrostSpark Collection for The Elder Scrolls Legends has been revealed at TwitchCon by Bethesda. With the purple Endurance attribute being the one that has consistently the most powerful creatures in the game, Death Hound is no exception: a 5-cost Beast + (Skeleton — to be confirmed) with powerful stats of 6/6 and Guard.... ...
Jele77 today revealed the seventh card for the FrostSpark Collection: Destruction Tutor. The 5-cost 3/5 High Elf reduces the cost of your actions that deal damage by 2 magicka. Another interesting effect that applies while Destruction Tutor is in play. Let’s look at the card using Quadrant Theory. Quadrant Theory Opening With a cost of 5, the card can only be... ...
Warriors7 today revealed Green Pact Ambusher, the fifth card of the Frostspark Collection, the new promo expansion for The Elder Scrolls Legends. Green Pact Ambusher is a 2-cost 4/1 Wood Elf with Prophecy and Guard from the red Strength attribute. She has a very special ability which introduces a new mechanic to TESL: “At the end of your opponent’s turn, if... ...
Harmony is the eighth card in the FrostSpark Collection, a new promo expansion for The Elder Scrolls Legends. The 2-cost action in the yellow Willpower attribute has Prophecy and gives all enemy creatures -2/-0 until the start of your turn. Note, how cool the card art is aligned to this effect: When played from hand, it “confuses” or “distracts” all... ...
The Justin Larson revealed the fourth card of the Frostspark Collection: Karthspire Scout, a 1-cost 1/1 Orc in the purple Endurance attribute. The card has an interesting Last gasp effect: it draws a card but increases the cost of that card by one magicka. Hm, is this good? Should you play it? I think the answer is yes – let’s... ...
Piercing Twilight is a 4-cost Daedra from The Frostspark Collection. The epic creature comes right on curve with a power and health of 4 and the Guard keyword. Most notably, the Daedra also provides a powerful summon effect: you can pick a card from your opponent’s discard pile and banish all cards from your opponent’s deck and discard pile with... ...
Shadowmarking, is the next card in the Frostspark Collection that was revealed today by Aquaman88 on his Twitch channel (in Russian). The 3-cost action allows you to look at the top three card of your deck – you then have to choose one card to put into your opponent’s hand and you will draw the other two. Card Art and Lore Just look at... ...
Santosvella revealed Sword of the Inferno, the tenth card in the FrostSpark Collection. Before we have a closer look, let’s check-out the card-art: It is amazing and the premium version of the card has a cool red-orange glow-effect around the sword. The 2-cost item in the red Strength attribute gives +2/+0 and has a special Summon ability. The wielder deals 2 damage... ...
DragonTamerBlayde revealed the sixth card of the FrostSpark Collection, the new promo expansion in The Elder Scrolls Legends: Torval Extortionist. It is a perfect fit for him, as he loves playing Slay decks! Torval Torval is a city in Tamriel, in southwestern Elsweyr that appeared in Elder Scrolls Arena. Extortionist /ɪkˈstɔːʃ(ə)nɪst,ɛkˈstɔːʃ(ə)nɪst/ a person who tries to obtain something through force or violence;... ...
The final card reveal for The Elder Scrolls Legends FrostSpark Collection is Wilds Incarnate, lovingly named The Moose by many. The Moose is a 7-cost 5/6 Neutral Beast with Guard and a pretty interesting Summon effect: Draw a card if you have four runes. Draw an additional card if you have five runes. Wilds Incarnate aka “The Moose” comes with... ...
After the release of the Houses of Morrowind expansion, the FrostSpark Collection is the first bigger set of cards the player base has been awaiting anxiously. The designers have focused on providing some interesting new mechanics that can be used to counter some of the current meta game and maybe swing some underplayed archetypes back into play. The FrostSpark Collection does, however, not contain cards that would be capable of defining new deck archetypes. Previous promo expansions, like the Madhouse Collection, as well as the Forgotten Heroes Collection included cards like:
- Swindler’s Market, that gave us Market Archer or Market Assassin decks,
- Altar of Despair, that gave us Altar decks, or
- Gardener of Swords, that pushed Item Battlemage or Item Assassin decks,
- Tuillius’ Conscription, which gave us Three Color Conscription decks,
- Ulfric’s Uprising and Doppelganger, which gave us Nix-Ox Combo decks. Note, that the Forgotten Hero Collection alone wasn’t capable of pushing Nix-Ox or Conscription decks to Tier 1 or 2. It needed the Houses of Morrowind to make some of these cards shine across the last 6 months.
While some players might be disappointed that there might be no new meta-defining cards, the FrostSpark Collection contains cards that can fit in Tier 1 and 2 decks. It also provides a push for decks and archetypes that are not seen oftentimes on the ladder nor in the tournament scene. I personally think this is a good strategy as it will keep the game, the Twitch streams and the emerging tournament scene interesting (are we not all sick of watching another Warrior Aggro mirror, or a mid-range Telvanni playing Redoran Conscription or Nix-Ox combo decks?). And it is not long before another Story expansion, The Isle of Madness hits the meta and thus might give FrostSpark cards another interesting swing.
FrostSpark is not a revolution. It’s an evolution. It gives players an option to fine tune their deck lists they like and are familiar with, while also allowing some new experiments. FrostSpark is also a commitment from Bethesda to support The Elder Scrolls Legends as a Free-to-Play game, as it can be purchased with 1500 in-game gold.