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Moons of Elsweyr

Moons of Elsweyr is coming June 27th!

The Khajiit homeland is in turmoil as Imperial forces, led by Euraxia Tharn, occupy the city of Rimmen and have begun spreading their influence throughout Elsweyr. Things become more dire as ancient dragons are unleashed upon the land with devastating machinations all their own.

Moons of Elsweyr is the 4th card pack expansion for The Elder Scrolls Legends. The set relates to the events unfolding in The Elder Scrolls Online, the Season of the Dragon and the Elsweyr DLC (see the official Bethesda announcement).

Moons of Elsweyr contains over 75 new cards, including a host of Khajiit across all attributes. Additionally, the expansion will also provide new in-game music tracks, preconstructed Theme Decks, new card mechanics and a new playmat (Sparkypants has yet to spoil the music on twitter).

Moons of Elsweyr – Playmat. Image source: Bethesda

tesl.blog has collected all you need to know about Moons of Elsweyr, here. You will find some general information, updates on the reveal calendar, and a more detailed looks at the new cards and mechanics. This page is updated frequently, so please check back often, as the content is growing!

  1. General Information about the expansion
  2. The Official Trailer
  3. The New Game Mechanics
  4. Card Reveal Schedule
  5. Overview of Cards
  6. In-Depth Card Reviews  (selected cards, work in progress)
  7. Pre-Constructed Decks in Moons of Elsweyr
  8. Titles & Card Backs in Moons of Elsweyr – A few tips & tricks on how to earn them (coming soon)

1. General Information about Moons of Elsweyr

Moons of Elsweyr pre-order bundle. Image source: Bethesda

The Moons of Elsweyr will release on June 27, 2019. A pre-order bundle is currently available in the in-game Legends store for $49.99. You will receive 50 packs and a Legendary card from Moons of Elsweyr when it releases. In addition you will unlock the exclusive Bearer of the Wrathstone title and a premium Wrathstone card back right away.

Elder Scolls Online – Cross Promotion & Dragonstone card back. Image source: Bethesda

In addition, a special promotion is available from June 11 to June 24: Play The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr to receive 15 Moons of Elsweyr packs and an exclusive Dragonstone card back in The Elder Scrolls: Legends. To be eligible for this offer, players will need to own The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr and log in once between June 11 to June 24. If this is your first time playing Legends, you’ll also need to register for a Bethesda.net account to claim your reward. Expect to receive your rewards June 27 – just in time for the release of Moons of Elsweyr!

2. The Official Trailer

Here is the official trailer.

3. New Game Mechanics

The Khajiit are closely connected to the twin moons orbiting Tamriel. Their lunar phases play a key role in one of the new mechanics.

Wax and Wane

Moons of Elsweyr - New card Moonphase Suthay with Wax & Wane mechanic
When Moonphase Suthay enters play during odd turns, he gains +1/+1 and Drain. When entering play on an even turn, Moonphase Suthay draws a card. Image source: Bethesda.

Cards (Khajiit?) with wax-and wane-power enter play with one of two abilities dictated by the ‘waxing’ and ‘waning’ phases of the moons. These phases change at the end of each of your turns, so timing is key! One odd turns (1, 3, 5, 7, …), a card with this power gains their waxing benefits. However, when the card enters play on even turns, the waning takes effect.

Consume

Moons of Elsweyr - New card Black Worm Neophyte with Consume mechanic
Black Worm Neophyte – When summoned you might Consume a creature of your choice (banish it from your discard pile) to summon a 1/1 Skeleton with the keywords of the consumed card. Image Source: Bethesda.

The second new mechanic in Moons of Elsweyr is Consume. This mechanic relates to the dark art of necromancy that runs unchecked amidst the unrest in Elsweyr. With Consume, you can remove a card in your discard pile from the game to gain advantages as stated on the Necromancer.

4. Card Reveal Schedule

The following table shows the card reveal schedule for Moons of Elsweyr. If you find something missing or requiring an update, please leave a comment below.

Upcoming Card RevealDateTimeLinkCard Art
BettyblueJune 1912:30 pm ESTBettyblue's TwitchCard art Bettyblue's reveal
Paulo Vitor (Game Designer) @PVDDR on TwitterJune 19TBDr/elderscrollslegends subredditCard Art PVDDR reveal
DevaslavJune 20~1pm EST / ~7-8pm UTC +3Devaslav TwitchTBA
EyenieJune 21~1pm EST / ~8pm UTC +3eyenie's TwitchTBA
Aquaman88June 22TBDMr Aquaman88's TwitchTBA
Colegio de HibernaliaJune 2212 pm EST / 6 pm ESTCcolegio de Hibernalia's TwitchCard Art Colegio
MattObliviumJune 22TBDMatt's Twitch
kseddenJune 23TBDksedden's TwitchTBA
UESPJune 249pm ESTUESP Main PageTBA

5. Overview of Cards

Card images are available here on legends-decks.com. The following sortable and searchable table shows a list of all cards in Moons of Elsweyr by attribute. The links over the card names take you to a reveal video or an article of the reveal.

Moons of Elsweyr - Card List

Attribute/ Class/ FactionMagicka CostCard Title TypeRarity
Strength2Prowl SmugglerCreatureCommon
Strength3Rimmen Siege WeaponsSupportLegendary
Strength5BlastbonesCreatureEpic
Intelligence4Black Worm NeophyteCreatureEpic
Intelligence6Glacial DragonCreatureLegendary
Willpower3Imbued KhajiitCreatureCommon
Willpower5Monastic ChampionCreatureEpic
Willpower12KaalgrontiidCreatureLegendary (Unique)
Agility1Imbued BosmerCreatureCommon
Agility3Moonphase SuthayCreatureCommon
Agility6Whispering Claw StrikeActionCommon
Endurance2Dro-m'Athra ReaperCreatureLegendary
Endurance3Servant of Ja-Kha'JayCreatureCommon

6. In-Depth Card Reviews

In a series of articles, we will be looking at some selected cards in Moons of Elsweyr. If you would like to participate and write an in-depth review for the blog, please get in touch with Holoir / @BlogTESL on Twitter.

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Kaalgrontiid – Uses and Synergies

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7. Pre-constructed Decks in Moons of Elsweyr

Bethesda has announced that pre-constructed decks will be made available. These are a great way of completing your card collection. In this section we will be looking at the decks and potentially how to improve them for players with a full collection.

8. Titles & Card Backs in Moons of Elsweyr

As with other expansions, we can expect a good number of new player titles and potentially even a hidden title to be earned. Note, that the title Bearer of the Wrathstone will only be available by pre-ordering Moons of Elsweyr. The pre-order will also award you the premium Wrathstone card back. Players who play The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr between June 11-24 will receive an exclusive Dragonstone card back.

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