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Legends logo art
Developer Dire Wolf Digital,
Sparkypants Studios
Release Date
4 August 2016 (open beta)
9 March 2017 (launch)
Release Date
1 June 2017
Release Date
23 March 2017 (iPad)
26 July 2017 (mobile)
Release Date
1 June 2017 (tablets)
26 July 2017 (mobile)
Legends Asia
Release Date
28 November 2019

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is an online strategy card game spin-off of the Elder Scrolls franchise, developed by Dire Wolf Digital and later Sparkypants Studios for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android, with PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch versions having also been announced but not released. Legends is free-to-play and includes microtransactions.

Although a Fall 2015 release was initially announced, the date was subsequently removed from the game's official website. On December 17, 2015, Pete Hines confirmed that it would not be out by the end of the year.[1] Beta sign-ups opened on April 21, 2016 alongside the launch of the product website on The NDA was lifted on July 27, 2016, and it entered open beta on PC on August 4, 2016. The game was officially launched on on March 9, 2017, later releasing on Steam on June 1, 2017.

The iPad version entered open beta on October 6, 2016, but was initially only available in Canada. It was later released on March 23, 2017 in all regions. The Android tablet version entered open beta on April 6, 2017, but was also only available in Canada, as well as Poland; initially announced for an April release, it launched on June 1, 2017. Legends was released on mobile for both Android and iOS on July 26, 2017.

On May 31, 2018, it was announced that the development of the game would be passed from Dire Wolf Digital to Sparkypants Studios, who would be rebuilding the game client from scratch. The new client was released on 26 September, 2018. On 6 December, 2019 it was announced that all ongoing content development would be put on hold, with the game only receiving maintenance support for the foreseeable future. The Elder Scrolls: Legends Asia, a separate version of the game for Asian markets, was released on November 28, 2019 and remained under development by GAEA Mobile; however, on October 29, 2020 it was announced that the Asian servers would be shutting down on December 31, 2020.

Gameplay Information

  • Getting Started — A guide explaining basic gameplay mechanics
  • Terminology — A glossary of commonly-used phrases in the game and community
  • Cards — Information on the various cards
    • Card Sets — List of all the expansions and collections for Legends
    • Card Types — Different types of cards and how they function
    • Card Effects — Information on the different types of card effects
    • Soul Gems — The system of deconstructing and crafting cards
  • Decks — Pre-made decks and the rules for deckbuilding
    • Attributes — Deck-building options which define your class
    • Classes — The classes that each deck is constructed of
    • Races — The avatar options available, and how they affect gameplay
  • Lanes — Information on lane types
  • Daily Quests — A list of the potential quests offered each day
  • Leveling — Information about the leveling system and its rewards

Game Modes

  • Story — A campaign mode that involves facing off against the AI
  • Puzzles — Puzzle sets that involve a single round of strategic play using set cards
  • Play
    • Practice — A single match using constructed decks against the AI
      • Practice Decklists — List of all the AI opponents and their decklists encountered in Practice mode
    • Casual — A single casual match using constructed decks against other players
    • Ranked — A single competitive match using constructed decks against other players
  • Arena
    • Arena Picks — List of all curated cards that are excluded from the card pool
    • Solo Arena — A mode involving consecutive matches and randomized deck building against the AI
      • Solo Arena Decklists — List of all the AI opponents and their decklists encountered in the Solo Arena
    • Versus Arena — A mode involving consecutive matches and randomized deck building against other players
    • Chaos Arena — A monthly versus arena with altered conditions
  • Event
    • Gauntlet — Tournament-like events using one constructed deck for the entire event against other players


  • Card Backs — Cosmetic card backs
  • Titles — A list of titles that can be earned

Technical Information

  • Legends Asia — Information on the localized Asian version of the game
  • Legends China — Information on the canceled Chinese version of the game
  • Patches — Official patches for Legends by Sparkypants Studios
  • System Requirements — System requirements for the game

Previews and Reviews

Miscellaneous Information

  • Art — Miscellaneous art from the game
  • Credits — Details on exactly who did what to create the game
  • Easter Eggs — Funny, out of place, or reference-related non-bug findings
  • Loading Tips — Information that appears while the game loads
  • Daily Login Rewards — Information about the daily login rewards
  • Music — Information about the game's soundtrack
  • Purchases — Information on in-game purchases
  • Trading Cards — Steam Trading Cards you can obtain by playing the Steam version
  • Training — Discontinued mechanic where certain cards could be upgraded by leveling
  • Twitch Drops — Information about the reward system for streaming and watching Legends on Twitch

See Also


  1. ^ Pete Hines, Twitter, Dec. 17, 2015