The Alliance War comes to Arena!

The Alliance War comes to Arena! We are making several updates to Arena to support the addition of Alliance War cards.

The three options for class selection are now:

  • One guaranteed three-attribute Alliance
  • One guaranteed two-attribute Class
  • One option at random from the 20 Classes/Houses/Alliances

Cards from the most recent expansions appear at increased rates in Arena picks:

  • Cards from Alliance War appear at triple frequency
  • Cards from Isle of Madness appear at double frequency
  • All other (non-curated) cards appear at normal frequency

We have also updated the list of cards that are curated out of Arena. Our general philosophy is to remove build-around cards that are highly unlikely to work in this Arena environment. Since the addition of Alliance War significantly changes the environment, we have added back in buildarounds that Alliance War does support: Orcs, Imperials, movement, health gain, actions, and items. We have also removed Houses of Morrowind cards that do not work well, and generally refined the list of curated cards.

With Alliance War adding four new mechanics to Arena, we wanted to push back against Arena’s growing complexity, and as such are removing some older mechanics entirely from Arena: Shouts, Beast Form, Assemble, and Treasure Hunt.

Added back to Arena:

  • Arcanaeum Librarian
  • Bangkorai Butcher
  • Caravan Enforcer
  • Chieftain's Banner
  • Conjurer's Spirit
  • Covenant Marauder
  • Deathless Draugr
  • Duel Atop the World
  • Gardener of Swords
  • Grand Ball
  • Green-Touched Spriggan
  • Imperial Armor
  • Legate Rikke
  • Nahkriin Dragon Priest
  • Necromancer's Amulet
  • Ring of Namira
  • Speaker Terenus
  • Stoneshard Orc
  • Stoutheart Giant
  • Thalmor Justiciar
  • The Mechanical Heart

Newly curated out:

  • A Night to Remember
  • Aela the Huntress
  • Aela’s Huntmate
  • Aldora the Daring
  • Circle Initiate
  • Dwemer Puzzle Box
  • Falling Wizard
  • Forsaken Champion
  • Grim Shield-Brother
  • Lich’s Ascension
  • Mistveil Warden
  • Paarthurnax
  • Ruthless Freebooter
  • Scroll Seeker
  • Thornwell Terror
  • Training Grounds
  • Treasure Map
  • Unite the Houses
  • Vvardvark Experiment
  • Whiterun Protector
  • Yagrum Bagarn

Existing curated out:

  • Abandoned Imperfect
  • Alduin
  • Alpha Wolf
  • Altar of Despair
  • Ancient Lookout
  • Assembled Conduit
  • Assembled Sanitizer
  • Assembled Sentry
  • Assembled Titan
  • Blades Lookout
  • Brass Arquebus
  • Brassilisk
  • Brotherhood Sanctuary
  • Call of Valor
  • Cauldron Keeper
  • Chanter of Akatosh
  • Cheesemancer
  • Cliffside Lookout
  • Companion Harbinger
  • Craglorn Scavenger
  • Dark Rebirth
  • Devour
  • Dovah of the Voice
  • Dragon Aspect
  • Dragon Priest Mask
  • Dragon's Fury
  • Dragonplate Armor
  • Drain Vitality
  • Dres Tormentor
  • Dwarven Dynamo
  • Elixir of Vitality
  • Fire Breath
  • Gearwork Spider
  • Ghost Sea Lookout
  • Greybeard Mentor
  • Halls of the Dwemer
  • High Hrothgar
  • Hit and Run
  • Hulking Fabricant
  • Innkeeper Delphine
  • Kagouti Fabricant
  • Madness Beckons
  • Mechanical Ally
  • Midnight Snack
  • Morokei, the Deathless
  • Murkwater Guide
  • Murkwater Skirmisher
  • Nix-Hound Fabricant
  • Ratway Prospector
  • Relic Hunter
  • Ruin Archaeologist
  • Seht's Masterwork
  • Shalk Fabricant
  • Siege of Stros M'Kai
  • Skeevaton
  • Soul Tear
  • Stampeding Mammoth
  • Star-Sung Bard
  • Steam Constructor
  • Swims-at-Night
  • Swindler's Market
  • Thalmor Embassy
  • Tullius' Conscription
  • Ulfric Stormcloak
  • Ulfric's Uprising
  • Unrelenting Force
  • Verminous Fabricant
  • Voice of Balance
  • Woodland Lookout
  • Word Wall
  • World-Eater's Eyrie
  • Young Dragonborn