Tagged: Strategy

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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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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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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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How to Play Around Unstoppable Rage?

In The Elder Scrolls Legends you always need to be prepared to meet an Unstoppable Rage, whenever you are playing against a midrange- or control-type deck that involves the red Strength attribute. The epic 8 cost action Unstoppable Rage is a very powerful card in the game, as it has a huge effect. To learn how we can play around it,...

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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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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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How to counter Tullius’ Conscription?!

These days, when you play on The Elder Scrolls Legends ranked “ladder”, the current “meta” contains many decks making use of Tullius’ Conscription. This article has advice on how to counter this powerful card. Since there were many decks played at the 2018 Master Series Tournament Finale, I believe the meta will see even more of these decks being tried...

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How to counter Journey to Sovngarde?!

When you play on The Elder Scrolls Legends ranked “ladder”, these days, the current “meta” contains many decks making use of Journey to Sovngarde. This article tells you how to play around it! Let’s look at the card first! Journey to Sovngarde is a unique action that reads: “Shuffle all creatures from your discard pile into your deck, and give...

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Goblin Archer – An In-Depth Look

Today, I am going to be looking at a specific theme deck: Goblin Archer. This is an aggro Archer Deck (which means it combines the red Strength attribute with the green Agility attribute). The green Agility cards contain several Goblins, which can provide great synergy, when they fight together. Goblins, as you might know from any roleplaying experience, or reading...