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ESO Tales of Tribute Card Symbols Guide

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The cards in the Tales of Tribute card game in ESO often feature various symbols on the cards. These are not explained too well by the game's tutorial, so this guide will serve as a short and simple summary for what these symbols actually mean. Learning them makes it easier to read what a card does at a glance, without needing to mouse over it and look at the tooltip. 

ESO Tales of Tribute Card Layout Explained

Below is an image of the Murder of Crows card from the Duke of Crows deck in Tales of Tribute. We have added some annotated areas of the card, with each label focused on a symbol. Read on for a legend explaining what each part of the card means. 

ESO Tales of Tribute CardHere is what the labels are pointing to on the above image:

  1. Card activation effect - This is always shown on the top left of the card, and a different icon is shown inside the circle depending on what the activation effect is. The activation effect will occur unconditionally whenever you play the card from your hand, or if it is an Agent, it may also occur when you click the card on subsequent turns. In this case, the card activation effect is to grant us one extra coin.
  2. Coin Cost - The number in the large coin at the very top of the card indicates its cost. You will need this many coins to purchase the card from the Tavern.
  3. 2 Card Combo effect - Effects displayed on the right side of the card in a hexagon always indicates a combo effect. We know that this is a 2 card combo because there are no additional pips on the bottom of the hexagon. This particular combo will give 2 power if you also activate a different Duke of Crows card during this turn. 
  4. 2 Card Combo effect - This is basically the same as number 3, except it gives 2 coin instead of 2 power. Since this card features both of these, it means that if another Duke of Crows card was played on the same turn, we will gain 2 coins and 2 power in addition to the card activation effect of 1 coin. 
  5. 3 Card Combo effect - We can tell that this is a 3 card combo because it has one pip on the bottom of the hexagon. Each additional pip indicates one extra card that is required for the combo effect, so if there were two pips then it would be a four card combo effect, and so on. In this case, this means that if two other Duke of Crows cards are also activated in the same turn, we will get an extra 2 power in addition to the earlier combo effects and the card activation effect. 

 The image below will also indicate what all of the different card effect icons actually mean:

ESO Tales of Tribute Card Activation and Combo EffectsFinally, note that Agent and Contract Agent cards will have a health indicator at the bottom of the card. If this health indicator is shaped like a shield, this indicates that the card also has the Taunt ability which means that your opponent will not be able to attack your other Agents or convert any power into prestige until the Agent has been removed.

We hope you enjoyed this guide about Tales of Tribute in ESO. The Elder Scrolls Online is a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) developed by Zenimax Online Studios.



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