149 new cards, three attributes and 100 card decks coming to The Elder Scrolls: Legends

By Joe Robinson 19 Mar 2018 0

It’s interesting seeing a game like the Elder Scrolls Legends start increasing their deck limit. One of things that I feel lead to the rise and ultimate dominance of Hearthstone was its initial commitment to brevity – 30 card decks with very tight, focused engines/combos.

Even in physical form I’m not a prolific card player, the games I tend to play (Fantasy Flight staples like Warhammer 40K Conquest and A Game of Thrones 2.0) don’t have deck limits that high. AGOT 2.0 has an agenda that lets you combine three factions (instead of two), but the minimum deck limit for that is 75 (up from the typical 60).

TESL Hlaalu Sharpshooter 3 min

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is now making a similar move – the deck limit is being increased to 100, with the minimum being 75 to accommodate the new Three Attribute decks that are coming as part of the new Houses of Morrowind expansion.

This update, which is a pretty big one, will come with 149 new cards and five new keywords (one for each of the ‘houses’ from the Morrowind area):

RALLY | House Redoran [STR] [WIL] [END]
Whenever a Rally creature attacks, it gives a random creature in your hand +1/+1.

BETRAY | House Telvanni [INT] [AGI] [END]
After you play this action, you may sacrifice a creature to play it again. Players can only perform betray once per action.

PLOT | House Hlaalu [STR] [WIL] [AGI]
Plot abilities trigger if you’ve played another card that turn. All three of Hlaalu’s attributes – Strength, Willpower, and Agility – have lots of inexpensive cards that will help your plots come to fruition.

EXALT | Tribunal Temple [INT] [WIL] [END]
Exalt offers a creature a bonus if you pay more magicka for it. Paying the exalt cost results in the creature becoming “Exalted” – an important distinction should the gods makes an appearance.

FIVE POWER MATTERS | House Dagoth [STR] [INT] [AGI]
House Dagoth doesn’t wield a traditional keyword. Instead, it seeks raw power. Dagoth cards, found in Strength, Intelligence, and Agility, reward you for having creatures with five or more power.

We haven’t check in with Legends since Nick reviewed it for us last year. He felt it certainly held its own against Hearthstone, but with Valve’s Artifact on the horizon the competition is going to get very stiff.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends – Houses of Morrowind will release on March 28th across all platforms.

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