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HearthstoneNov 24, 2021 6:00 pm CT

Make your own great pair in the Hearthstone Top 2 Tavern Brawl

This week’s Hearthstone Top 2 Tavern Brawl challenges you to create the most iconic pairing of cards possible. Some things just go together naturally: Turkey and dressing, R2-D2 and C-3PO, socks and shoes, Mario and Luigi, peanut butter and chocolate, a hammer and a nail, Kermit and Miss Piggy, Phineas and Ferb. Now, its up to you find those kind of perfect mates in Hearthstone for this week’s Tavern Brawl.

Top 2 Tavern Brawl basics

  • Name: Top 2
  • Description:
  • Fun level: -10/10
  • Difficulty: 2-10/10
  • Replayability: 2/10
  • Format: Wild
  • Type: PVP
  • Deck: Constructed
  • Rewards: 1 Year of the Phoenix pack

This week is another Wild Constructed Brawl. You’re not so much building a deck as you are choosing a pair of cards. These cards combine in a way greater than the sum of their parts to create some incredible plays. As long as you’ve got the two cards you need, the size of your collection shouldn’t hold you back as much as if you were building a full deck. Unlike other Brawls, no cards are off limits.

How to win the Top 2 Tavern Brawl

But which two cards should you use? Let’s look at some card combos that will help you win this week’s Brawl.

Any class

  • Firemancer Flurgl + Toxfin
    • Toxfin makes your Flurgl or other Toxfin poisionus, which is transferred to Flurgl’s AOE to clear your opponent’s board. You do need the Legendary Firemancer Flurgl card so this won’t be an option for all players.


  • Embiggin + Patches
    • Play multiple zero mana Embiggin and then play Patches. Patches summons another buffed Patches and soon you’ve got a frightening board.


  • Play Dead + Devilsaur Egg
    • Get your Eggs down and use Play Dead to turn them into 5/5 Devilsaurs. It’s a solid strategy, but might be a little slow against some of the more powerful pairs.


  • Bloodmage Thalnos + Babbling Book
    • This is another RNG pair. Thalnos gives you card draw and a little spell damage, but you’re hoping for answers to come from Babbling Book’s Battlecry.


  • Golakka Crawler + Shadow Word: Ruin
    • This is a specific anti-Patches pair. Crawlers cost more more than Patches, but you only need to survive to 5 mana when you can start wiping the board every turn with Ruin. Ruin should also help with any Pogo decks you encounter.
  • Palm Reading and Renew
    • I call this a wing and prayer. This is a more RNG heavy deck that might be fun in a less oppresive meta. You’re praying that your Palm Reading gives you not only the answers you need to handle your opponent’s board, but also some minions of your own to close out the game.
  • Gluttonous Ooze + Mass Dispel
    • Another counter deck. Mass Dispel to handle the Pogos and Boars, Ooze to handle the weapons.


  • Pogo-Hopper and Shadowstep
    • This is a classic combination for this type of Brawl. Pogo thrives in an environment where you can put a bunch of them in your deck.


  • Desert Hare and Revolve
    • This is another anti-Pogo, anti-Patches, anti-Boar deck. Revolve transforms them into fairly usesless minions while your own Desert Hares take over the board.


  • Grimoire of Sacrifice + Elwynn Boar
    • Drop your Boars and kill them with Grimoire. Use your Hero Power for draw. Once you’ve killed 7, use your 15/3 Sword of a Thousand Truths to kill your opponent. Everyone should have Elwynn Boar from the Rewards track and Grimoire is a Basic card.
  • Gluttonous Ooze + Hellfire
    • Another specific anti-Boar deck. You destroy the Sword of a Thousand Truths with your Ooze and use Hellfire to kill your opponent. The armor from your Ooze should easily give you enough life to win.


  • Upgrade + Heroic Strike
    • Build a giant weapon and buff yourself with Heroic Strike. Just hope you’re fast enough to defeat the other popular decks.

More Top 2 deck lists

One of these pairs should see you through. With only two cards, it’s easy enough to copy the pair you’ve played against that may have been particularly effective.  If you find another great pair, share it with us in the comments.

Keep checking Hearthstone Top Decks. There are more Tavern Brawl decks being added by the hour.

Overall, I personally didn’t find this one enjoyable. You’re basically seeing which one of you prepared the better answer ahead of time, and there’s little to no decision-making to do after the game starts. On the upside, the games can be quick.

When Blizzard repeats this Brawl in the future, I would suggest banning certain cards like Elwynn Boar, Pogo-Hopper, and Patches. Perhaps that would open room for some fun and less predictable pairs to be played.

Good luck getting this week’s Year of the Phoenix pack!

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