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HearthstoneFeb 18, 2021 10:00 am CT

Get the decks you need to win The Great Amalgamation Tavern Brawl

Great scot, Marty! It’s a Pirate. No, wait. It’s a Murloc. No, it’s a Mech. Wrong again, it’s a Demon… or is that a Dragon? It’s all those things and so much more. It’s a Great Amalgamation! I’m not sure which mad scientist from the World of Warcraft is responsible for this monstrosity, but it will be key to you winning this week’s Great Amalgamation Tavern Brawl and opening that sweet Classic pack. 40 Arcane Dust never smelled so… interesting.

The Great Amalgamation Tavern Brawl basics

  • Name: The Great Amalgamation
  • Description: What horror has science wrought!? Build a deck, all minions count as Elementals, Mechs, Demons, Murlocs, Dragons, Beasts, Pirates, and Totems!
  • Fun level: 3/10
  • Difficulty: 5-8/10 (depending on the size of your card collection)
  • Replayability: 6/10
  • Format: Wild
  • Type: PVP
  • Deck: Constructed
  • Rewards: 1 Classic pack

This week, you’ll be picking a class and constructing a deck. The format is Wild, which may be a bit more challenging if you have a smaller card collection. There are several essential cards and if you’re missing those, you may find it tough sledding this week.

All minions count as all Tribes just like they were a Nightmare Amalgam and Circus Amalgam. While they have many synergy cards, Treants and Silver Hand Recruits are not considered Tribes and are not part of the Amalgamation. Card generators still produce minions native to that Tribe. Your Underbelly Angler is only going to give you Murlocs, and your Netherspite Historian is only going to give you Dragons.

How to win The Great Amalgamation Tavern Brawl

Like most Constructed Brawls, the key to victory is finding a great deck. These Brawls act like a microcosm of a new expansion. In the early hours, there’s a ton of experimentation as players try new ideas and refine them. It’s some of the most fun time in Hearthstone. Over time, players discover the “meta,” the deck (or decks) that are particularly strong given the ruleset. These lists are published on sites like r/Hearthstone (and others) and become dominant. Counter decks rise and you fall into the same sort of meta as you see on the Ladder.

Shamans and Paladins are the stars of this week’s Brawl. Both classes have a Hero Power that can put an Amalgam on the board. Shaman has a ton of Totem synergy cards while Paladin has more synergy with Murlocs. For…reasons…

With the ruleset in place, Magnetic minions can attach to any minion on the board. Expect to see most decks having Hungry Crabs and Golakka Crawlers. Cards like Patches the Pirate, Mechwarper, Gentle Megasaur, Southsea Captain, and Murloc Warleader are also popular choices.

Without further ado, let’s look at some of the decks people are trying out. Some of these are repeats from when this Brawl was last offered in August of 2019. You’ll probably find even more refined versions of these later in the week.

The Decks

Elemental Mage

  • Deck code: AAEBAf0EBuWyApvTAvbsAu72AqCAA5+3Awy7A9sD5MICzu8CifECzvICpfUC1/4CzIEDyYcD6IkDv6QDAA
  • Mage has as many Elemental synergies as Shaman has Totem synergies.

Murloc Paladin

  • Deck code: AAEBAaToAgrIBIMF0ha8vQKxwgKbqQOusAPKuAPquQOD3gMKuwPtD+TCAtb+AuH+AoiuA5a2A/a4A/24A+u5AwA=
  • While Paladin goes for Murloc synergy.

Dragon Priest

  • Deck code: AAEBAa0GBMUEogmQ0wK3rAMNjQjyDO4RpBSCtQK6uwLJxwLe0wLL5gL86gKJ8QLoiQPolAMA
  • Priest on the other hand prefers Dragons.


  • Deck code: AAEBAaIHBuAFkbwC474C5/oCoIADn7cDDLsDqAXeB6cIlA/7D7HCAuTCAtf+Aq6FA9uMA7WYAwA=
  • This comes from user YJHS2000 on OutOf.Cards. You want to build a huge board of free minions using all the discount cards and then conceal. Your win condition is Cannon Barrage.
Ben’s Totem Shaman
  • Deck code: AAEBAfWfAwKRvALf4QMOuwO+BvUNwg77D/uqAuTCAuvCAt7TAvb9Ap2jA9qlA/mlA5a5AwA=
  • This one comes from Hearthstone fan Ben Hearhstone. You can follow him on Twitter here. Ben is always talking about Hearthstone and is a great follow. This deck abuses the great Totem synergy Shaman has.

Crabs and Cannon Combo Lock

  • Deck code: AAEBAf0GBMPqAr/xAo+CA5+3Aw2jAbsDxAiUD/sP5MIC58sC8tAC3tMC1/4C6IkDq5EDtZgDAA==
  • duppie is a user on the site OutOf.Cards. He’s shared a Warlock deck with a big combo. You play Glinda Crowskin plus Mechwarper plus Ship’s Cannon plus Hungry Crab / Golakka Crawler. Galvanizer makes all your combo pieces that much cheaper. The challenge is staying alive in the very aggressive environment this Brawl created.

Brawl Warrior

  • Deck code: AAEBAQcGubICkbwCkocDvZkD3q0DwN4DDLsDlA/7D8YVn7cC5MIC3tMC1/4C6bAD/LADxN4DjOEDAA==
  • Outof.Cards user Jdeg9142 brings us a Pirate Warrior with all the expected crabs and crawlers.

More The Great Amalgamation Tavern Brawl deck lists

Keep checking Hearthstone Top Decks. There are more Tavern Brawl decks being added by the hour. Overall, I like the different synergies in this Brawl. I don’t like how many games are decided during turns 1-4 depending on who drew more of their crabs and crawlers.

If you need a break from your Battlegrounds or Madness at the Darkmoon Faire, give this Brawl a try. Good luck getting this week’s Classic pack!

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