Play like a Hearthstone pro in this week’s Hall of Champions Tavern Brawl
This week’s Hearthstone Tavern Brawl is Hall of Champions, which puts you in the shoes of some of the best players to ever play the game.
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to play one of the best decks in the game with every Legendary and Epic card it needed? Wonder no more. Using decks that won previous years’ HCT World Championship, this Tavern Brawl lets you battle it out with your fellow players.
Tavern Brawl basics
- Name: Hall of Champions
- Description: Which legendary Champions’ decks grace these hallowed halls? Let’s find out!
- Fun level: 8/10
- Difficulty: 7/10
- Replayability: 9/10
- Format: Wild
- Type: PvP
- Deck: Provided
- Rewards: 1 Classic pack
This is the third time we’ve seen the Hall of Champions Brawl, but now it has new decks from 2019 HCT World Championships. When you queue, you are assigned a deck from the lineups of previous HCT World Champions. The decks are identical to their Championship versions — even cards that were later nerfed are restored to their former glory.
After covering VKLiooon’s win at BlizzCon, I’m hoping I get one of her decks, and I’d love to play some Patron Warrior and Control Warrior again.
How to win Hall of Champions
The champions made these decks to work in specific metas against the other powerful decks at that time, and some of them didn’t age as well as others. Keep queuing and you’ll eventually get a strong deck that matches your preferred playstyle.
The game will tell you about the deck during your first turn, but you need to figure out what the deck’s game plan and win condition to make the most of it. Here’s a quick primer on what’s available.
Firebat’s BlizzCon 2014 Miracle Rogue – Use Gadgetzan Auctioneer and cheap spells to build a giant Edwin Van Cleef.
Firebat’s BlizzCon 2014 Deathrattle Hunter – Use Deathrattle minions to build a huge Undertaker
Firebat’s BlizzCon 2014 Ramp Druid – Put some pressure on your opponent, then finish them with Force of Nature and Savage Roar.
Firebat’s BlizzCon 2014 Warlock Zoo – Fill the board the small minions, then buff them and attack your opponent.
Hunterace’s Control Shaman – Play all the Battlecry cards and clear the board with Hagatha’s Scheme. Then drop your Shudderwok and watch the fireworks.
Hunterace’s Tempo Rogue – Leeroy Jenkins, Waggle Pick’s Deathrattle, and Leeroy Jenkins again.
Hunterace’s Conjurer Mage – Build a huge hand, drop a discounted Mountain Giant and cast Conjurer’s Calling on him. Instant board: just add water!
Hunterace’s Control Warrior – Remove everything your opponent plays. Enjoy Mech synergies, the overpowered Hero Powers of the good Doctor, and take the game to fatigue with Archivist Elysiana.
Ostkaka’s BlizzCon 2015 Freeze Mage – Use cheap spells to proc many Fireballs off Archmage Antonidas, reduce your opponent’s health to 15 with Alexstrasza, and finish them off with the Fireballs.
Ostkaka’s BlizzCon 2015 Midrange Patron Warrior – Use whirlwind and damage effects to build a line of Grim Patrons. Everybody get in here!
Ostkaka’s BlizzCon 2015 Oil Rogue – Build a wide board, buff with Tinker’s Sharpsword Oil, kill your opponent.
Pavel’s Midrange Shaman – Tunnel Trogg into Totem Golem, and drop a discounted Thing from Below. Ragnaros the Firelord is your finisher.
Pavel’s Yogg Malygos Druid – Malygos with Moonfire and Living Roots to burst down your opponent. Yogg as a Hail Mary play.
Pavel’s Malygos Miracle Rogue – Malygos plus Sinister Strike, and Eviserate with discounts provided by Preparation and Emperor Thaurissan.
Pavel’s C’Thun Warrior – Play your support minionw to build a huge C’Thun.
Pavel’s Tempo Mage – Use your spells, discounted by Sorcerer’s Apprentice to get ahead and stay head. Be sure you’re going to get value out of your Flamewaker and finish your opponent off with Ragnaros.
Tom60229’s Cube Warlock – Possessed Lackey puts Doomguards into play without their Discard. Use your Carnivorous Cube to eat them, and bust it for a burst of damage. If that wasn’t enough, Bloodreaver Gul’dan brings them back for more instant damage.
Tom60229’s Jade Druid – Use your Jade generators to make huge Jade Golems. Fandral Staghelm gives both a Golem and shuffles Idols. Make sure you choose Shuffle on your final Jade Idol so you never run out of cards. Don’t burn cards when you use Ultimate Infestation.
Tom60229’s Tempo Rogue – This deck has so many ways to answer your opponent’s board and still leave you mana to play other cards, and the Lich King can provide you with even more. Leeroy Jenkins is your finisher.
Tom60229’s Highlander Priest – Raza the Chained makes your Hero Power cost 1. Shadowreaper Anduin makes it deal 2 damage. Use cheap spells with or without Radiant Elemental to refresh your Hero Power and burn down your opponent.
VKLiooon’s Malygos Druid – Japetto Joybuzz makes your Malygos a 1/1 for 1 mana. Copy with Flobbidinous Floop. Moonfire them to death.
VKLiooon’s Highlander Hunter – Traps for control, Dinotamer Braan and Ragnaros the Firelord for burst. Zephrys the Great to get your out of a jam.
VKLiooon’s Combo Priest – Buff minion health and Inner Fire for the win.
VKLiooon’s Evolve Shaman – Build a wide board with Desert Hair followed with an Evolve. Bloodlust is your finisher.
Get in there
This Brawl is one I’ve played long after I’ve gotten my free pack. It’s fun seeing how these powerhouse decks from various eras compete against each other. Or maybe I’m just trying to roll a Patron Warrior again.
Everybody get in here!
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