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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 20: Special Guest Silverfuse

This episode DBN and Mark get to spend some time with the legendary and awesome Silverfuse. A good portion of the show is dedicated to the news that was missed on their week off. They discuss invade, combo invade, the adjustments to the combo invade deck, and the newly buffed cards! The conversation strays into some design philosophy and concerns for the future design space. Silverfuse shares her gaming story and answers a few trivia questions before it all wraps

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 20: Goblins Goblins Goblins!

This episode Mark and DBN talk about all that is new in TESL….which is not much.  They get into a good conversation about RNG and the apparent design philosophy change.  They both share some thoughts about the gauntlet and dive into a discussion about some new goblin monk decks that have been running around the ladder.  They close out with Mark’s Closing Thoughts and announce their next guest for episode 21, Silverfuse.  

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Episode 19: CVH Returns to Legends Cast!

On episode 19 Mark and DBN get a chance to hang out with CVH from Bethesda!  This is also the first episode they add full segments to the show.  Join them as they cover the latest TESL news, arena changes, this week’s gauntlet, Q&A with CVH, some CVH trivia, and Mark’s final thoughts.  This is not an episode to miss because it gives some insight into the life of Bethesda, the design philosophy behind gauntlet, and what goes on behind

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 18: Oblivion Unleashed

This is a pretty free flowing episode with Mark and DBN.  This episode was recorded on release day for Jaws of Oblivion! The episode starts off with them sharing their initial thoughts on the expansion and, they have a pretty extensive conversation about a few cards. Additionally they to respond to a few folks who joined them in the twitch chat for their first live recording. Finally, they even make some really early predictions and recommendations for cards to craft

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 17: Gates and Wraiths

In this episode Mark and DBN talk all about the newest expansion coming to TESL, Jaws of Oblivion. They discuss the new invade mechanic, review a handful of cards, then reveal and review a new card coming out in the expansion! Check out this episode to get prepared for the gates of oblivion opening up on October 8th! Here is the card that we got to reveal, Faded Wraith.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Izana

Moons of Elsweyr Arena: Wax and Wane

In the last article, we discussed the impact of the Keywords introduced to the TESLegends’ Arena environment during the Alliance War expansion. Now, we are going to discuss the overall impact of Moons of Elsweyr in this game format. Note that it’s impractical to analyze card by card, so I’ll just focus on important aspects like game mechanics, specific case studies and game balance of the main attractions of the expansion. Moons of Elsweyr is praised by the general community

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 16: In the Maw of Oblivion

This is a big big episode!  Not only did the newest expansion, Jaws of Oblivion, but Mark also welcomes Dead Broke Nerd as a full host on the show!  There is an announcement about TRS, a bunch of added announcements about the show, and an announcement about an upcoming card reveal!  Mark and DBN talk about the new expansions, share hypotheses about the newest mechanic, and review the first three cards.  The maw of Oblivion itself is upon us!

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Ian G.

My War on Hallowed Deathpriest

Anyone who hangs out in my Twitch channel, watches my YouTube content, listens to Podcast into Time, follows me on Twitter, or has ever spoken to me in person… likely knows how I feel about Hallowed Deathpriest. Although the card seems to be making a slight resurgence recently, it has never really defined a meta either on ladder or in the tournament scene. Deathpriest thrives in environments with powerful creature based midrange and control decks and can often suffers when

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Ian G.

Four Noteworthy Design Trends in Moons of Elsweyr

The new Elder Scrolls:Legends expansion Moons of Elsweyr will be released tomorrow, June 27th and will add 75+ new cards to the environment. Between dragons, necromancers and Khajiit of all kinds, the TESL player base will have plenty of crazy new tools to experiment with. As I’ve watched the trickle of card reveals over the last few weeks, I’ve found myself evaluating the cards not just in the context of the current set but also through the lens of Sparkypants’

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Competitive
Ian G.

Balance Patch Hot Takes

On Tuesday, community manager CVH announced the most recent balance update for the Elder Scrolls: Legends. Citing the post-Isle of Madness environment, Sparkypants targeted three cards with nerfs hoping to restore balance to the force metagame. There has been significant debate regarding the changes over the last few days, so Team Rankstar gathered several prominent community members to weigh in on the implications of this new patch.  Siege Catapult: Eolis: I have a love/hate relationship with catapults. I love to

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Guide
waitthisisntmtg

New Player Quick-Start Guide

Hey Everybody, WaitThisIsntMTG back again, this time with a general quick start guide for new players! If you’re looking for the best ways to spend your gold, how to grow your collection most effectively, some quick tips for playing, and links to more reading, this is your guide! If you’re still just starting out and want to learn all the basics of the game, you should check out https://teamrankstar.com/teslegends-new-player-guide Team Rankstar’s Comprehensive New Player Guide. It has a detailed breakdown

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Competitive
waitthisisntmtg

TESL Academy: Understanding and Utilizing Tempo

TESL Academy: Understanding and Utilizing Tempo Hey Everybody, WaitThisIsntMTG back again to help provide some basic level insight on TES:L. Today I want to focus on Tempo, what it is, how to influence it, and how to maintain it. Tempo can be a very tricky thing to explain, so hopefully this article paints a decent picture! So What is Tempo? In music, tempo refers to the pace of a song, in TES:L it refers to the rate at which a

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Community
Lazergician

On The Desk: Casting Archetypes and Compositions

Welcome back, casting aficionados! Last time we went over the basics of public speaking that can elevate your casts. This time, let’s look at a subject that all event organizers and casters should have on their minds – what kinds of casters are there, and how do they work together? Very rarely will an event have only one caster, so it’s pivotal to consider how best to group casters in order to create the best teams possible. But first, we

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Lazergician

On the Desk: Public Speaking 101

The Elder Scrolls: Master Series just concluded week three, and the competitive scene that veteran players have been yearning for is now in full swing. Between incredible players and the high stakes of a $50,000 prize pool at Quakecon, spirits are high among TESL players who have been waiting for a justification to invest time and effort into the game since 2016. With the Master Series, we’ve gotten Christmas in July in the form of two of the community’s best

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
waitthisisntmtg

TESL Academy: How to play around and effectively use Runes and Prophecies

Hey Everybody! WaitThisIsntMTG back again with some tips for improving play. Last time we discussed lanes, today we’re going to discuss Runes and Prophecies, which are the other major defining characteristic of The Elder Scrolls: Legends (TESL). To cover the basics, every player starts the game with 30 health, and 5 unbroken runes. Every 5 health you lose, one of your runes breaks. Whenever a rune is broken you draw a card, and if that card has prophecy, you may

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
waitthisisntmtg

TESL Academy:How to effectively spend money in The Elder Scrolls: Legends

Hi Everybody! My name is Ethan, but you may have seen me on Reddit or in game as WaitThisIsntMTG. I’m not a top ranked player like the majority of Team Rankstar, but, as I’m going to focus on content for newbies, I don’t think I need to be to have good advice. I’ve played card games for close to a decade (can you guess what I started with? ;)), and I am an Administrator for The Elder Scrolls: Legends Facebook

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Zajs

Ten Bloods – An ongoing Guide to TESL Tournaments

“I greet you, Chosen One! A victory in my Tournament of Ten Bloods brings great honor.” -Boethia Any TCG, LCG,  or CCG worth it’s salt is going to have tournaments.  Competition brings out the best (and in rare occasions, the worst) in players.  It forces even the greatest of  players to become better and continue to push forward.  The key, in a word, is “stakes”.  What is at stake?  Without stakes, movies or TV shows become the most boring tripe

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Community
Aphelion

Welcoming “Zajs” to Team Rankstar – The Elder Scrolls: Legends division!

We are so excited to be branching out into other games such as The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Our goal is to incorporate many competitive card games, and grow our team within those communities. Without further ado, we welcome Zajs, our founding member to represent, recruit and participate within the TESL community! A little about him: “You probably don’t know me from Legends, I am a chronic lurker, but I’m around – Zajs in game.  I don’t always hit legend and

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