Category: Card Expansions

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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...

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...

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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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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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...

Guildsworn Cavalier Card Art
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BWG Presents – Guildsworn Cavalier!

The pieces of the puzzle have finally been assembled! After several days of teases and treasure hunting and deciphering clues, the day of the full reveal is upon us. Blood Warriors Guild is very proud to present — Guildsworn Cavalier! Guildsworn Cavalier is a card that showcases an excellent new mechanic in Alliance War — Expertise! Expertise is an ability...

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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...

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...

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...

Bedeviling Scamp Card Art by Camille Alquier
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Bedeviling Scamp – Uses & Synergies

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...

Training Grounds
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Training Grounds – Uses and Synergies

Training Grounds is the Monthly Reward card for February 2019. The 4-cost, neutral support card comes as an epic. The card comes with a buff-effect for tribal decks: When you summon a creature, give it +1/+1 if it shares a type with the top creature in your deck Training Grounds’ special ability If you made it into the top 1,000...

Isle of Madness Titles The Scrupulous
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Isle of Madness Titles – A few tips & tricks on how to earn them

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...

Sheogorath gone Mad
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Isle of Madness Master Tutorial #6 – Memories

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...

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Isle of Madness Run-through #5 – The Descent

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...

Porcia - Isle of Madness Run-Through Episode 4
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Isle of Madness Tutorial – Episode 4 – The Betrayal

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...

Renegade Magister
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Renegade SOS OTK Mage – BWG Weekly Deck

Welcome to another Blood Warriors Guild Weekly Decklist. It has been a little while since the holidays and the release of Isle of Madness, but we are back with a fun combo deck. This past week, guild members had to build a deck around Renegade Magister, the Monthly Reward Card for January 2019. There were a lot of great submissions...

Wake the Dead
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Wake the Dead – Uses and Synergies

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...

Isle of Madness Walkthrough A Haunted Man
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Isle of Madness Master Guide #2: A Haunted Man

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...

Crucible blacksmith
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Crucible Blacksmith – Uses and Synergies

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...

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Ring of Lordship – Uses and Synergies

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...

Ghost Fanatic
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Ghost Fanatic – Uses & Synergies

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...

Hulking Scalon
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Hulking Scalon – Uses, Synergies, Counterplays

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....

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Double Cards in The Elder Scrolls Legends

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...

Icy Shambles
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Icy Shambles – Uses and Synergies

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...

Thadon, Duke of Mania
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Thadon Duke of Mania – Uses and Synergies

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...

Crazed Hunger
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Crazed Hunger – Uses and Synergies

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?...

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Grummite Magus – Uses, Synergies, Counterplays

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...

Isle of Madness
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Isle of Madness – Madness Beckons: 6 Card Reveal

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...

Ashlander Punisher
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Ashlander Punisher – Uses and Synergies

Ashlander Punisher is the Monthly Reward Card for December 2018. Bethesda kicks-off 2019 for their Elder Scrolls Legends franchise with an absolute blast of an Archer card. Before we look at the uses and synergies, let’s take a moment to admire the card art. Isn’t it absolutely stunning? That grey-skinned, pointy-eared Dark Elf is covering his mouth and nose because...