Category: New Starters

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Arena Tier List

Last updated on 9/21/19 Improve Your Picks in Solo and Versus Arena This arena tier list can be a great tool to assist you with arena drafting and learning the overall power level of a card in this game mode. It was last updated on September 9, 2019. The Arena mode is one of the best game modes for new...

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Karakondzhul’s Legendary Crafting Guide

DISCLAIMER: This article is all my (Karakondzhul) opinion and it’s okay if you have a full or nearly full collection and disagree on some of the ratings. This guide is aimed at new players who have no point of reference about what constitutes a good card but want to start building towards a collection. The cards within the tiers are...

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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...

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An In-Depth Look at Attributes – Part 4: Agility

So far we have examined the raw power of Strength, the explosive unpredictability of Intelligence, and the overwhelming resiliency of Willpower. Now we shift focus to Agility, the attribute of subtlety, precision and speed. Agility moves swiftly and silently, letting loose lethal arrows, pilfering and pick-pocketing, lying in wait in the shadows for the opportune moment to strike. What it...

Budget Decks - Tiny Dragons
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Budget Decks for The Elder Scrolls Legends

Decklists for Budget Decks are a great way to kick-start your Elder Scrolls Legends experience. Budget decks are a great way for new starters to gain experience with the game and to climb the ranks in Ranked Play. Additionally, they can be used to grind Soul Gems against the Expert AI to acquire more cards. A Litte bit about Ranked...

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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...

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Monthly Reward Cards: Crafting Guide

In The Elder Scrolls Legends Monthly Reward Cards are difficult to acquire. TESL is a great free-to-play game and with enough time and energy you can almost get your entire collection for free. You can even play competitively on a budget, earning all your cards exclusively by spending in-game gold and no real money. When you play in ranked play,...

Lane choice in TESL
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Strategic Lane Choice in The Elder Scrolls: Legends

Mastering Lane Choice is key to winning in The Elder Scrolls Legends. Lanes are a feature unique to a couple games, including TESL. Standard lane placement is a field lane and a shadow lane. There have been numerous arena events which introduced other lane effects, but I’m just going to talk about standard lane placement, and strategies. In the field...

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An In-Depth Look at Attributes – Part 3: Willpower

Willpower – The attribute of charismatic leaders and cunning illusionists, of mighty warrior-poets and mad sorcerers, of stalwart soldiers and sworn protectors. Willpower is the attribute of unwavering resolve. Whether you are commanding legions and rallying troops, destroying (or dominating) anything in your path, coming back from the brink of death to triumph or guarding against imminent devastation – if...

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An In-Depth Look at Attributes – Part 2: Intelligence

“Infinitely more versatile than a simple blade of steel, a good mage has a wide array of spells at her disposal. More than that, she knows when best to use them.” – Aramril, The Apprentice’s Assistant As any great fighter will tell you, there is more to battle than brawn – you need brains as well. In the last part...

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Action Tutors in The Elder Scrolls Legends – An In-Depth Look

Action Tutors are a great vehicle to enhance action-based decks in The Elder Scrolls Legends. You can win more consistently and potentially save some precious slots in your deck. Due to the release of Altmer Dragonknight and Destruction Tutor, action-based decks are currently undergoing a bit of a renaissance. This article provides a in-depth look at all the action tutors...

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An In-Depth Look at Attributes – Part 1: Strength

“‘Grutsug,’ people ask me, ‘What weapon should I use? There are just so many choices!’ Why, yes, my less-battle-savvy little friends, there are! But not to worry; you don’t need to choose just one. In fact, if you’re anything like me, you’ll have much more fun with two!” -Weapon-master Grutsug Crush, Slash, Bash, and Stab Ah, Strength – The Attribute...

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Beatdown Decks in Detail – Being Aggro

Beatdown decks are one of key deck types in almost any collectible card game. The idea is simple and everyone is supposed to know how to play these decks. You play creature, after creature, after creature and go face with them to beatdown your opponent’s life points turn after turn after turn. That’s what everyone thinks. But there is a...

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Updated New Starters Guide

You are new to The Elder Scrolls Legends? We have just updated the New Starters Guide with the relevant, additional content created in September. As TESL.BLOG is not even two months old, we will continue to put additional guides out and keep updating the New Starters Guide also, when new content becomes available. More advanced players will find additional guides...

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Premium Art Cards in The Elder Scrolls Legends

You have heard about the new premium card art in the new client of The Elder Scrolls Legends? You are wondering if and when you should keep these kind of cards? Maybe you are considering to extend your collection of premium cards and want to learn some strategies on how to do this most cost efficiently?

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Goblin Assassin – An Archetype In-Depth

You are looking to build a competitive deck in The Elder Scrolls Legends, and you are on a budget or new to the game? The Goblin Assassin archetype might do the trick for you and help you with advancing the ranked ladder relatively quickly. This month you can earn a number of legendary cards – depending on your rank. In...

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Card Draw #9: Card Draw Engines

Card draw engines will be the final chapter in our card-drawing series for The Elder Scrolls Legends Card draw engines are cards that let you consistently draw more cards across multiple turns in the game. If you are wondering about why card draw is important in The Elder Scrolls Legends, and want to learn a few basics, please read up...

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Card Draw #8: Multi-Color Card Draw Options

In the (last to) final installment of our series about card draw in The Elder Scrolls Legends, we will look at the multi-color cards, that can be included in Class decks or House decks. The shiniest star here is probably the Crusader class, but also House Telvanni has good options available. Mage (blue/yellow) Mage’s Trick The rare 3-cost action Mage’s...

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Card Draw #7: Card Draw Options in the Endurance Attribute

In the 7th installment of our card drawing series, we will be looking at how to improve card drawing with purple (Endurance) cards. The bad news – Endurance has only few options available, if you want to draw something from your deck. In fact, Endurance is probably the worst attribute for card draw. However, there is some good news too,...

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The Elder Scrolls Legends as a Free-to-Play Game

Can you play The Elder Scrolls Legends a Free-to-Play (F2P) game? The Elder Scrolls Legends is a strategy card game that will keep you engaged for months to come as it provides numerous possibilities to play the game. Arena modes are great for new players, there are also several story expansions for a great single-player experience and also a competitive...

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Card Draw #6: Card Draw Options in the Agility Attribute

In the sixth article of our The Elder Scrolls Legends Card Drawing series, we are looking how to improve card draw in green-colored (Agility) decks. The Agility attribute has decent card drawing options, and is certainly not the worst, when it comes to card draw. 17 cards in total offer additional card draw and keep you equipped with enough options...

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Card Draw #5: Card Draw Options in the Willpower Attribute

Episode #5 of our Card Draw series – this time we will be looking at the yellow cards. When DireWolfDigital and Bethesda designed the game, and they distributed the majority of card drawing cards, the yellow Willpower guys were probably on a vacation. Well to some degree at least, as there is only 11 options (not counting multi-color yellow cards)....

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Card Draw #3: Card Draw Options in the Strength Attribute

In a series of articles we will be looking at an extremely important topic in The Elder Scrolls Legends: Card Draw. After having had a look at the basics, the first draw and the mulligan, and the Neutral card draw options,  we will be looking at card draw options for the  red Strength attribute. Strength has a decent number of card...

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Card Draw #2: Card Draw Options in the Neutral Attribute

In a series of articles we will be looking at an extremely important topic in The Elder Scrolls Legends: Card Draw. After having had a look at the basics, the first draw and the mulligan, we are now looking at a few options on how to improve the card draw in our deck. We will look at the options by Attribute,...

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Clockwork City Master Guide Episode 6

Ready for episode 6 of The Return to Clockwork City on Master level? You want to earn the premium Laaneth card? Are you struggling with a particular mission in episode 6 on master difficulty? They are called: Dragonclaw, Sanguine Barrows, Eastmarch Camp, Return to the Inner Curiosity, Chamber of Lorkhan and are among the most difficult ones, the RtCC story...

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Clockwork City Master Guide Episode 5

Ready for episode 5 of The Return to Clockwork City on Master level? Are you struggling with a particular mission in episode 5 on master difficulty? Then this guide provides you a collection of decks that can help you. Please have a look at the list below, and find the mission you are maybe struggling with and click on the...

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Clockwork City Master Guide Episode 4

The Return to Clockwork City aka Clockwork City is the third story expanstion to The Elder Scrolls Legends. Have you finished the story expansion in normal difficulty mode? Are you now struggling with one or the other mission on master difficulty? Then this guide provides you a collection of decks that can help you. Just look at the list below, and...

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Clockwork City Master Guide Episode 3

Ready for episode 3 of The Return to Clockwork City on Master level? Are you struggling with a particular mission in episode 3 on master difficulty? Then this guide provides you a collection of decks that can help you. Please have a look at the list below, and find the mission you are maybe struggling with and click on the...

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Clockwork City Master Guide Episode 2

Ready for episode 2 of The Return to Clockwork City on Master level? Are you struggling with a particular mission in episode 2 on master difficulty? Then this guide provides you a collection of decks that can help you. Please have a look at the list below, and find the mission you are maybe struggling with and click on the...

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Clockwork City Master Guide Episode 1

The Return of Clockwork City aka Clockwork City is the third story expansion for The Elder Scrolls Legends. Have you finished the story expansion in normal difficulty mode? Are you now ready for master difficulty? Get ready for the mission in episode 1: Thornwell Farm,  Ragged Flagon, Mistveil Dungeon, Darkened Forest, Forelhost Front Gate, Forelhost Lost Tomb. The master difficulty level...

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Leveling Rewards

You can earn Leveling Rewards by leveling up your hero through consistently playing The Elder Scrolls Legends. After downloading the game for the first time your hero starts at level 1. Over time, you can level up to level 50. Each win provides experience points that help you to go one level up. Whenever you level up you will also get...

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Attributes & Races – A Reference Sheet for Elder Scrolls Legends

Several cards in The Elder Scrolls Legends are related to specific races. There are cards, providing specific effects based upon the race of the creature. To illustrate this, we can look at the “Animal” race (which is actually a group of races). The following cards are a few examples for synergies: Eldergleam Matron puts a random Animal into your hand. Guar...

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Guide to Epic Neutral Cards in The Elder Scroll Legends

I found this video to be a good summary of the epic Neutral (grey) cards in The Elder Scrolls Legends (includes all sets until Houses of Morrowind). It is good to watch if you are new to the game and trying to build your card collection and need to think about what epic cards to craft (=get). The video is...

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Midrange Battlemage – An In-Depth Gameplay Guide

Rei Rei Barker has written a great In-Depth Guide on Midrange Battlemage on Team Rankstar. It’s very well written and a great attempt at completing the Class Canon of The Elder Scrolls Legends: https://teamrankstar.com/how-to-win-mid-battlemage-vs-the-world/ I will therefore cross-reference it here on the blog as well, but fulll credit go to Rei Rei Barker and Team Rankstar!

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The Elder Scrolls Lore – The Tribunal and the Houses of Morrowind

A look at the lore of  Houses of Morrowind – The Houses and a few Lore Theme Decklists…. The Elder Scrolls Legends is set in Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls universe. The single player role-playing classic series of The Elder Scrolls provides a tremendously rich universe with a lot of Lore. This lore is transported into the cards that we play with...

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Guide to Legendary Agility Cards in The Elder Scroll Legends

I found this video to be a good summary of the legendary Agility (green) cards in The Elder Scrolls Legends (includes all sets until Houses of Morrowind). It is good to watch if you are new to the game and trying to build your card collection and need to think about what legendary cards to craft (=get). The video is...

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Dark Brotherhood Master Guide – Episode 5

The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood aka Dark Brotherhood is the second story expanstion to The Elder Scrolls Legends. Have you finished the story expansion in normal difficulty mode? Are you now struggling with a mission on master difficulty? Then this guide provides a proven collection of decks that can help you do the trick. Just look at the list below,...

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Dark Brotherhood Master Guide – Episode 4

The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood aka Dark Brotherhood is the second story expanstion to The Elder Scrolls Legends. Have you finished the story expansion in normal difficulty mode? Are you now struggling with a mission on master difficulty? Then this guide provides a proven collection of decks that can help you do the trick. Just look at the list below,...

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Dark Brotherhood Master Guide – Episode 3

The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood aka Dark Brotherhood is the second story expanstion to The Elder Scrolls Legends. Have you finished the story expansion in normal difficulty mode? Are you now struggling with a mission on master difficulty? Then this guide provides a proven collection of decks that can help you do the trick. Just look at the list below,...

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Dark Brotherhood Master Guide – Episode 2

The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood aka Dark Brotherhood is the second story expanstion to The Elder Scrolls Legends. Have you finished the story expansion in normal difficulty mode? Are you now struggling with a mission on master difficulty? Then this guide provides a proven collection of decks that can help you do the trick. Just look at the list below,...

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Dark Brotherhood Master Guide – Episode 1

The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood aka Dark Brotherhood is the second story expanstion to The Elder Scrolls Legends. Have you finished the story expansion in normal difficulty mode? Are you now struggling with a mission on master difficulty? Then this guide provides a proven collection of decks that can help you do the trick. Just look at the list below,...

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Guide to Legendary Neutral Cards in The Elder Scroll Legends

I found this video to be a good summary of the legendary Neutral (grey) cards in The Elder Scrolls Legends (includes all sets until Houses of Morrowind). It is good to watch if you are new to the game and trying to build your card collection and need to think about what legendary cards to craft (=get). The video is...