Tagged: Deckbuilding

moonsofelsweyr
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Help: I Think I am Becoming a Timmy! Moon Monk.

Well met, marshfriend, and welcome to Help: I Think I am Becoming a Timmy!, the bimonthly column where we take a look at whatever roleplay deck, meme deck, or combo deck is flavor of the month. I’m MerryWallofStorms, but you can just call me Merry. Last month brought with it the third out of five expansions for 2019 for the...

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Budget Token Guildsworn

Sav0s_Aren is brewing on some additional budget decks. A first option leveraging the latest Alliance War cards is Budget Token Guildsworn. This token deck leverages classic elements from Mage and Crusader tokens and blends them into a powerful Guildsworn deck. Without further ado, let’s look at the decklist first. You will need to complete the Dark Brotherhood story expansion and...

Doomcrag
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The Elder Scrolls: Legends - A Deeper Analysis of Doomcrag Warrior

Doomcrag Warrior is one of the most feared tournament decks in TESL. Despite the deck’s high skill demand, many players try their luck at it. Doomcrag Warrior decks started out as a basic idea, but a group of two or three people fleshed this idea out. Doomcrag Warrior is a combo deck that requires immense skill and game knowledge to...

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...

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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Discard Pile Creature Tutors – An In-Depth Look

Your opponent has just removed a creature that was pretty valuable for your game plan? Whether it’s an important combo piece being hit by their Territorial Viper, or whether it’s your Apex Wolf, Torval Extortionist, Therana, or Odahviing: you really need them back pretty badly? There is hope for you, because Discard Pile Creature Tutors can do exactly this trick...

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

In The Elder Scrolls Legends, Creature Tutors are a flexible tool to draw a specific or a random creature at exactly the time you need. Creature Tutors increase the probability of drawing a particular creature from your deck. This increases the consistency of that card being drawn. For almost every combo deck, Creature Tutors are a great way to increase...

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WarpMeta #40 Meta Analysis

This Sunday marked WarpMeta #40, an open tournament hosted by WarpMeta that is free to enter. Currently they are hosting weekly tournaments with a $150 prize pool on Sundays at 12:00 EST. For more information, visit the WarpMeta website, watch tournament replays on YouTube, or watch their tournaments live on Twitch. Looking over the field of decks from this Sunday’s...

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Statistical Significance in Playtesting

The Problem Why care about Statistical Significance in Playtesting? Maybe you are wondering if your deck is a good one? Maybe you want to know if it beats another (type of) deck consistently? Do you want to improve your Deckbuilding Process? For example, can your deck consistently beat a specific Telvanni Conscription deck your friend is always playing? I found...

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

Your item-centered decks in The Elder Scrolls Legends can win more consistently with Item Tutors. While many of your successful decks already rely on items, probably only some of them run item tutors to draw the item from deck. So can item tutors help to improve this? Item Tutors at their Best A good example of a deck that tutors...

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Deckbuilding Reference Sheet: Tutors

How can you get value from tutors in deckbuilding? With the new cards from The Elder Scrolls Legends FrostSpark Collection, you are now looking to build a completely new deck? You have play-tested your new baby a little bit, but your opponent always gets card advantage or runs under your curve and beats you down? Maybe add more Guards or more...

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Tutors in The Elder Scrolls Legends – The Basics

If you are new to CCGs and The Elder Scrolls Legends, you will probably ask – “What is a Tutor, anyway?”. You probably have been using them already in some of your games. If you would like to go a little bit deeper into this concept and strengthen your TESL deck building skills and improve your win rates, this article...

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A Look Into the Deckbuilding Process

If you are anything like me, then building new decks is one of the most exciting and alluring aspects of collectible card games. There’s nothing quite like coming up with a unique concept that is all your own, constructing it from the ground up and then finding success with it in competitive matches. It’s one thing to play skillfully with...

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Trick or Treat – Halloween Deck – Blood Warriors Guild

Hail and Well Met! This week, the Blood Warriors Guild is bringing you a theme – deck in time for Halloween! The guild ran another fun competition with Skeleton, Vampire and Mummy decks. In the voting, there was one clear winner: Chesthams Trick or Treat Unite the Houses Hlaalu deck is a lot of fun to play and also thematic...

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A Life of Crime Scout – Weekly Deck – Blood Warriors Guild

Hail and Well Met! The Blood Warriors Guild is back with another installment of the weekly deck! This week the Guild-vote landed on Scout, the most beautiful looking color-combo but that’s besides the point. After careful deck-building and a majority consensus we decided on a Slay and Pilfer list that provides consistent threats throughout all stages of the game. Here...

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Three Ways to Create Card Advantage in The Elder Scrolls Legends

Card advantage in The Elder Scrolls Legends? Why should you care? Is this just another one of those card game theory articles? A card game like The Elder Scrolls Legends is about fun. Isn’t it enough to play the game? Do you have to read about the theory? Yes, sure, all very valid questions. And if card game theory is...

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Shadow Shifter Monk – Weekly Deck – Blood Warriors Guild

Hail and Well Met once again fellow Legends! The Blood Warriors Guild would like to apologise for the wait and the missing of the past two weeks decks. This was due to the new client arriving and the incidents good and bad it has caused. With any luck and a lot of good intentions, these decks should be submitted weekly...

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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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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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Card Draw #1: The Basics, the First Draw and the Mulligans

In a series of articles we will be looking at an extremely important topic in The Elder Scrolls Legends: Card Draw. It is an important concept in most card games and the best TESL players understand this while it can be a bit of a struggle for newer players to the game, but even also to good long-time players. So let’s...

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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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Quadrant Theory in Elder Scrolls Legends Deck Building

A look at Quadrant Theory in TESL to assess the value of cards to gain, keep and leverage board control. Quadrant Theory – The Origins Quadrant Theory is a concept that has been introduced for Magic: The Gathering. It has been originally put in writing by Marshall Sutcliffe (here in the M:TG blog) and is based on findings by Brian Wong....

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2018 TESL Master Series – Decklists

The 2018 Elder Scrolls Legends Master Series tournament has found it’s winner: Plzdonhakme from Canada. He wins a check over 20,000 USD. Congratulations to him and all players. It’s been a great experience and you can watch all the recorded games at Twitch. Class / House Number of Decks Archer 2 Assassin 3 Battlemage 4 Crusader 4 Dagoth 6 Hlaalu...