Skylords Reborn

Defending Hope is a 1-player PvE scenario that can be played on Standard, Advanced and Expert difficulty. It is part of the campaign story The Curse.

Defend the city Hope against a massive Twilight attack.



 Viridya led the mortals to the City called Hope not only because it was a powerful symbol of rebirth, but because it was home to the two soulstones; mighty shrines created by mortals ages past in remembrance of the Giant War. Within them was said to slumber the wrath of a million spirits. Viridya hoped they would wake when the time was right.
— The Aedai Chronicles

Viridya watched them stream into the city. A trail of humans, winterling elves, even some kobolds, the mortal peoples of the north. All had found their way here, shepherded by the Skylords. The cursed ones would not be far behind, it was just a matter of getting enough of them here to make her plan work.

Viridya found her thoughts returning to the mortal, Rogan Kayle. His group was still missing. She would need to guide him and already knew which of the Skylords she would ask to stay behind and mount the first part of the defense. Not all had the resolve to defy Brannoc’s orders and not all would be able to act swiftly enough to make her plan work. Viridya would have prayed, were there any gods left to hear her.


 The soulstones had awakened, just as Viridya had hoped. But, though the stones’ fury had brought victory, they had been unable to destroy the infection completely. The curse was vast, it gripped the entire world and one did not have to be wise to know a far greater power was needed if the mortal realm was to be cleansed. Though the struggle for Hope was over, a new one began in Viridya's soul.
— The Aedai Chronicles

Viridya trembled with both triumph and frustration. The trap had worked, but as the soulstones’ light subsided she saw how little had been achieved.

Something far more potent was needed if the curse was to be wiped from the land. With Brannoc absent searching for the gods and the Skylords divided, she felt doubt slide like a cold breeze through her heart. It was up to her. For a moment she considered telling the others the truth, but this would simply complicate matters. Viridya knew she needed to become more in order to finally be herself. And now she knew how.


Defending Hope Available Tier 1 Upgrades
(Total: 26)
Available Tier 2 Upgrades
(Total: 21)
Available Tier 3 Upgrades (Total: 21)
Scenario Difficulty Standard Advanced Expert
List of Card Upgrades


Patch History

Patch #400033
  • Added 2 gold chests; one in the top left and one in the bottom right corner of the map as depicted below.
    • The map now matches the standard of 4 chests per each official single player campaign map.
Defending Hope Minimap.jpgGold Chest Icon Glow.pngGold Chest Icon Glow.pngGold Chest Icon Glow.pngGold Chest Icon Glow.png

See also

Maps (Number of players)
scenarios (PvE)
1 Player Behind Enemy Lines Minimap.jpg Behind Enemy LinesDefending Hope Minimap.jpg Defending HopeEncounters with Twilight Minimap.jpg Encounters with Twilight ▪ (Introduction Minimap.jpg Introduction) ▪ Mo Minimap.jpg MoOcean Minimap.jpg OceanOracle Minimap.jpg OracleSiege of Hope Minimap.jpg Siege of HopeThe Soultree Minimap.jpg The SoultreeThe Treasure Fleet Minimap.jpg The Treasure Fleet
2 Players Convoy Minimap.jpg ConvoyCrusade Minimap.jpg CrusadeNightmare Shard Minimap.jpg Nightmare ShardNightmare's End Minimap.jpg Nightmare's EndSlave Master Minimap.jpg Slave MasterSunbridge Minimap.jpg SunbridgeThe Insane God Minimap.jpg The Insane God
4 Players Bad Harvest Minimap.jpg Bad HarvestBlight Minimap.jpg BlightEmpire Minimap.jpg EmpireKing of the Giants Minimap.jpg King of the GiantsRaven's End Minimap.jpg Raven's EndThe Dwarven Riddle Minimap.jpg The Dwarven RiddleThe Guns of Lyr Minimap.jpg The Guns of LyrTitans Minimap.jpg Titans
12 Players Ascension Map 1 Minimap.jpgAscension Map 2 Minimap.jpgAscension Map 3 Minimap.jpg AscensionPassage to Darkness Map 1 Minimap.jpgPassage to Darkness Map 2 Minimap.jpgPassage to Darkness Map 3 Minimap.jpg Passage to Darkness
Player vs Player maps (PvP) 1vs1 Elyon Minimap.jpg ElyonHaladur Minimap.jpg HaladurLajesh Minimap.jpg LajeshSimai Minimap.jpg SimaiUro Minimap.jpg UroWazhai Minimap.jpg WazhaiYrmia Minimap.jpg Yrmia
2vs2 Danduil Minimap.jpg DanduilFyre Minimap.jpg FyreGorgash Minimap.jpg GorgashKoshan Minimap.jpg KoshanNadai Minimap.jpg NadaiTuran Minimap.jpg TuranYshia Minimap.jpg YshiaZahadune Minimap.jpg Zahadune