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HearthstoneOct 3, 2019 10:00 am CT

How to win Hearthstone’s Six Shooter Tavern Brawl

It’s high noon! This is the second time around for Six Shooter Tavern Brawl, but it’s understandable if you don’t remember since it was last seen over a year ago. Since then, the meta and available cards have changed quite a bit, which means the Brawl doesn’t feel quite the same.

The “six” in the Brawls name refers to the number of cards you have to work with. We’ve seen versions of this kind of Brawl with two and three cards, but those tend to favor a few powerful combinations. With more cards in the Six Shooter Brawl, more options open up which — hopefully — leads a greater variety of decks played.

How does the Six Shooter Brawl work?

This Tavern Brawl requires you to build a deck with six unique cards in it. When you run out of cards, your deck is refilled with the same six cards in random order. These constraints lead to combo type decks as well as Highlander style decks.

This is a constructed Brawl, meaning you’ll have to build your own deck and you’re limited by the cards in your collection. And on top of that, it’s a Wild Brawl which brings almost every card the game has ever had back into play. There are some banned cards that are just too powerful in this Brawl: Beneath the Grounds, The Darkness, Fal’dorei Strider, and Iron Juggernaut all cannot be used in your deck.

It can be a tough Brawl with a smaller card collection, but because you only need six cards, as long as you’ve got the right ones, you’re in business. Due to the short duration of Brawls, I’d hesitate to craft anything specially for the Brawl unless you’re swimming in Arcane Dust or it’s a card you’ll use for something else. Work with what you have!

Brawl strategy and decks

Expect to see a lot of Highlander cards, particularly Zephrys the Great. There’s little reason not to put him in your deck. He can provide so many things you might otherwise have to dedicate a card slot to — like a silence or minion removal. Since you get a new copy of Zephrys for every six cards drawn, you can play him again and again. You’ll also see old favorites, like the classic Priest combo of Divine Spirit and Inner Fire for an OTK (one turn kill). Magnetize mechs and multiple murlocs are popular in this Brawl, as are infinite builders like Jade and Pogos.

Should you prove victorious, you’ll be awarded with a Classic card pack, but you can also use this Brawl to complete quests — and since you can choose any class to play, you can potentially Brawl your way through a lot of quests. It all depends on your card collection.

These are your best deck options for every class:

Priest Brawl decks

This is your standard Divine Spirit, Inner Fire combo Priest. You know the drill. Get the minion to stick on the board, buff the health, Inner Fire the attack and smash your opponents’ face. Any high health minion can sub in for Tolvir, but he does also provide a taunt.

Silence, Inner Fire, Northshire Cleric, Power Word: Shield, Divine Spirit, and Injured Tolvir

Warlock Brawl decks

Here we have a Mech Warlock list which abuses the Magnetize mechanic to build huge mechs.

Mecharoo, Annoy-o-Tron, Galvanizer, Mechwarper, SN1P-SN4P, Summoning Portal

I liked this Discard based deck which can quickly build a board, buff a minion and do direct damage.

Malchezaar’s Imp, Soulfire, The Soularium, Tiny Knight of Evil, Silverware Golem, Fist of Jaraxxus

Mage Brawl decks

I can’t imaging how frustrating it must be playing on the other side of the table from this list. It relys on Zephrys to give you removals and silences, but with Ice Block and Reno, you can last a long time. Just be sure to freeze any minion on the board, especially against Priest.

Ray of Frost, Frost Nova, Ice Block, Reno the Relicologist, Zephrys the Great, Reno Jackson

Druid Brawl decks

This is a combo deck which uses Elise the Enlightened to make lots of Mogu Cultists. Once you have 7 in your hand, you drop them all in one turn to summon Ra’den. This one also relies on Zephrys to stay alive long enough to pull off the combo.

Innervate, Wild Growth, Swipe, Elise the Enlightened, Mogu Cultist, Zephrys the Great

You can also play a straight up Jade Druid.

Biology Project, Jade Idol, Jade Blossom, Jade Spirit, Aya Blackpaw, Jade Behemoth

Hunter Brawl decks

Hyena Alpha and Lesser Emerald Spellstone are both provide a powerful board presence. The decks strategy seems risky with only the Wandering Monster secret to protect you.

Secret Plan, Explosive Trap, Wandering Monster, Hunter’s Pack, Hyena Alpha, Lesser Emerald Spellstone

Shaman Brawl decks

This list is at the mercy of RNG of Nimbus and Visions and again needs Zephrys plays.

Earthen Might, Menacing Nimbus, Haunting Visions, Glacial Shard, Zephrys the Great, Tar Creeper

You could go with a standard Murloc Shaman. You’ll be humming Everything is awesome…. from the Lego move in no time.

Grimscale Oracle, Murloc Tidecaller,  Everyfin is Awesome, Sludge Slurper , Toxfin, Underbelly Angler

Rogue Brawl decks

Pogo-Hopper doesn’t see a ton of play on the ladder, but this list could get you some wins. You might consider a different sixth card than Togwaggle’s Scheme.

Counterfeit Coin, Shadowstep, Pogo-Hopper, Edwin VanCleef, Zephrys the Great, Togwaggle’s Scheme

This one is all about buffing up Kingsbane. Doomerang is your board clear.

Deadly poison, Tinkers oil, Kingsbane, Doomerang, Prep, Novice inventor

Good luck wining the Brawl and getting your pack. If you’ve got a suggestion for another great deck to use, share it in the comments.

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