Legends:Ward

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Ward
Keyword
First Appearance Core Set
Card Appearance Creatures, Items, Actions
Description The first time a creature with Ward takes damage, that damage is prevented and the Ward is broken.
Statistics Intelligence 11Endurance 3Dual Attribute 3Triple Attribute 3
This count includes unobtainable and untrained cards and cards that change during play.

Ward is a keyword that can be found on Creatures and Items in the Elder Scrolls Legends that first appeared in the Core Set. The first time a creature with Ward takes damage, that damage is prevented and the Ward is broken (also referred to as being destroyed).
Wards absorb all damage, including all associated effects like Lethal or Drain. Many creatures with Ward will trigger a bonus effect when it gets broken. However, when Ward gets stolen by Penitus Oculatus Agent or Ahnassi it will be removed, but does not count as being broken. It can be used offensively as well as defensively. For example, it allows small Lethal creatures to survive an extra turn or when placed on Guards, the enemy needs to attack the Guard at least twice before they can attack you. However, Ward only protects against damage and thus can still be sacrificed, silenced, or destroyed by cards like Piercing Javelin. Ward is predominantly associated with Intelligence and in a lesser extent with Endurance. Creatures with the keyword can be recognized by their Ward animation on the top of the card. Ward only counts as a keyword for as long as it is not broken.

Synergies[edit]

  • Battle: Only the Battled creature will be dealt damage and the Ward of your creature will be broken.
  • Breakthrough: Warded creatures absorb all incoming damage and no excess damage will be dealt when being attacked by a creature with Breakthrough.
  • Drain: Warded creatures absorb all incoming damage and no health gain will occur when being attacked by a creature with Drain.
  • Lethal: Warded creatures absorb all incoming damage and do not get destroyed by Lethal when being attacked.
  • Unsummon: The Ward is replenished when it is being Unsummoned and played again.

Cards with Ward[edit]

Name Type (Subtype) Attribute/Class Magicka Power Health Rarity Text
Altmer Flameslinger Altmer Flameslinger Creature (High Elf) Intelligence Intelligence 2 1 3 1Common Common Ward
At the start of your turn, Altmer Flameslinger deals 1 damage to your opponent.
Breton Conjurer Breton Conjurer Creature (Breton) Intelligence Intelligence 4 1 1 3Epic Epic Ward
When Breton Conjurer's Ward is broken, summon a 5/5 Frost Atronach with Guard.
Corrupted Shade Corrupted Shade Creature (Spirit) Endurance Endurance 4 5 5 3Epic Epic Ward
At the end of your turn, if Corrupted Shade doesn't have a Ward, sacrifice it.
Covenant Masterpiece Covenant Masterpiece Item StrengthIntelligenceEndurance Daggerfall Covenant 8 3Epic Epic Mobilize, Breakthrough, Regenerate, Guard, Ward
+3/+3
Curious Fabricant Curious Fabricant Creature (Fabricant) Neutral Neutral 1 1 2 1Common Common Ward
Daggerfall Mage Daggerfall Mage Creature (Breton) Intelligence Intelligence 3 2 2 4Legendary Legendary Ward
When Daggerfall Mage's Ward is broken, put a Tome of Alteration into your hand.
Dagoth Ur Dagoth Ur Creature (God) StrengthIntelligenceAgility House Dagoth 12 8 8 4Legendary Legendary Breakthrough, Charge, Drain, Guard, Lethal, Ward
Embassy Guard Embassy Guard Creature (High Elf) Intelligence Intelligence 2 0 4 1Common Common Prophecy, Guard, Ward
Evermore Steward Evermore Steward Creature (Breton) Intelligence Intelligence 2 1 1 2Rare Rare Guard, Ward
Glenumbra Sorceress Glenumbra Sorceress Creature (Breton) Intelligence Intelligence 5 5 1 2Rare Rare Ward
Hand of Dagoth Hand of Dagoth Creature (Ash Creature) StrengthIntelligenceAgility House Dagoth 5 5 4 3Epic Epic Breakthrough, Drain, Ward
High King Emeric High King Emeric Creature (Breton) IntelligenceEndurance Sorcerer 6 5 5 4Legendary Legendary Ward
Summon: Deal 2 damage for each friendly creature with a Ward.
Iliac Sorcerer Iliac Sorcerer Creature (Breton) Endurance Endurance 1 1 1 3Epic Epic Ward
When Iliac Sorcerer's Ward is broken, double his power.
Imbued Breton Imbued Breton Creature (Breton) Intelligence Intelligence 5 4 4 1Common Common Ward
When Imbued Breton is Consumed, give the consuming creature +1/+1 and Ward.
Lava Atronach Lava Atronach Creature (Daedra, Atronach) Intelligence Intelligence 7 8 8 3Epic Epic Breakthrough, Guard, Ward
Mistveil Enchanter Mistveil Enchanter Creature (Breton) Intelligence Intelligence 4 2 2 1Common Common Ward
Summon: +2/+0 if you have another creature with Ward.
Prankster Mage Prankster Mage Creature (Khajiit) IntelligenceAgility Assassin 5 5 3 3Epic Epic Ward
While Prankster Mage has a Ward, he has Guard.
When Prankster Mage's Ward is broken, he has Cover.
Rayvat the Mage Rayvat the Mage Creature (High Elf) Intelligence Intelligence 4 2 2 4Legendary Legendary Ward
Summon: You gain Ward.
Redoran Forerunner Redoran Forerunner Creature (Dark Elf) StrengthWillpowerEndurance House Redoran 2 1 1 2Rare Rare Charge, Drain, Ward
Risen Abomination Risen Abomination Creature (Fabricant) Neutral Neutral 7 9 9 1Common Common Guard, Ward
Scroll Seeker Scroll Seeker Creature (Breton) Intelligence Intelligence 1 1 2 1Common Common Ward
Treasure Hunt – Two actions: +1/+0
Sentinel Battlemace Sentinel Battlemace Item StrengthIntelligence Battlemage 4 3Epic Epic Ward
+4/+0
Shornhelm Champion Shornhelm Champion Creature (Breton) IntelligenceEndurance Sorcerer 5 3 3 3Epic Epic Breakthrough, Ward
When Shornhelm Champion's Ward is broken, he gains +3/+3.
Storm Atronach Storm Atronach Creature (Daedra, Atronach) Intelligence Intelligence 6 7 5 2Rare Rare Ward
Sunken One Sunken One Creature (Daedra, Atronach) Intelligence Intelligence 7 5 7 1Common Common Ward
Tel Vos Magister Tel Vos Magister Creature (Dark Elf) Intelligence Intelligence 6 5 4 3Epic Epic Ward
At the end of your turn, if Tel Vos Magister has a Ward, you gain a Ward.
Therana's Lawman Therana's Lawman Creature (High Elf) Intelligence Intelligence 8 5 5 1Common Common Guard, Ward
Valkynaz Mage Valkynaz Mage Creature (Daedra) Intelligence Intelligence 1 1 1 3Epic Epic Ward
When Valkynaz Mage's Ward is broken, Invade.
Wind Keep Spellsword Wind Keep Spellsword Creature (Breton) Endurance Endurance 2 2 2 1Common Common Ward

Cards associated with Ward[edit]

Name Type (Subtype) Attribute/Class Magicka Power Health Rarity Text
Assassin's Ritual Assassin's Ritual Action IntelligenceAgility Assassin 3 2Rare Rare Give a creature Lethal and Ward.
Doomfang Ally Doomfang Ally Creature (Reachman) Neutral Neutral 3 3 3 2Rare Rare Summon: If the top card of your deck is...
Strength: +2/+0
Intelligence: Ward
Willpower: Drain
Agility: Lethal
Endurance: +0/+2
Elixir of Deflection Elixir of Deflection Support Intelligence Intelligence 5 2Rare Rare Uses: 3
Activate: Give a creature a Ward.
Emeric, Covenant King Emeric, Covenant King Creature (Breton) StrengthIntelligenceEndurance Daggerfall Covenant 9 7 7 4Legendary Legendary At the end of your turn, Emeric gains a Ward.
Summon: Battle an enemy creature.
Ghost Sea Lookout Ghost Sea Lookout Creature (Breton) Intelligence Intelligence 3 4 2 1Common Common When you summon a Dragon, Ghost Sea Lookout gains a Ward.
Lesser Ward Lesser Ward Action Intelligence Intelligence 0 1Common Common Give a creature a Ward.
Lion Guard Strategist Lion Guard Strategist Creature (Breton) Endurance Endurance 4 2 3 3Epic Epic When you summon another creature in this lane, give it a Ward.
Moontouched Guardian Moontouched Guardian Creature (Khajiit) Endurance Endurance 4 3 3 2Rare Rare Wax: Give a creature in your hand +2/+2.
Wane: Guard and Ward.
Sigil Keeper Sigil Keeper Creature (Daedra) Intelligence Intelligence 4 3 4 1Common Common Summon: Invade, then give your Oblivion Gate a Ward.
Sixth House Amulet Sixth House Amulet Item Intelligence Intelligence 1 1Common Common +1/+1
Summon: If the wielder has 5 power or more, it gains a Ward.
Wardcrafter Wardcrafter Creature (Breton) Intelligence Intelligence 2 2 1 2Rare Rare Summon: Give a creature a Ward.
Wraithguard II Wraithguard II Support Neutral Neutral 0 4Legendary Legendary Uses: Unlimited
Activate: Give a creature a Ward.

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