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HearthstoneMar 8, 2023 4:30 pm CT

Get the decks you need to win the Great Amalgamation Hearthstone 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 Standard 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 Standard pack. This can contain any card from any set in the current Standard rotation.

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 an Amalgam. Originally we had Nightmare Amalgam and Circus Amalgam. Since then, Hearthstone has added Mistake and Amalgam of the Deep. While they have many synergy cards, Treants and Silver Hand Recruits are not considered part of any Tribe 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.

For the first time, this Brawl includes the Undead tribe. That should give a boost to Death Knight, who like Paladin and Shaman, can create an Amalgam. Even better than the Paladin or Shaman one, the Death Knight Amalgan has Rush!

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.

Decks for the Great Amalgamation Tavern Brawl

New Decks for March 8, 2023

Honor’s Hammer Homebrew Death Knight

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This makes use of the Ghoul from the Death Knight Hero Power. You can make him Poisonous, buff him with Tribe specific or use Ini Stormcaller to copy it with Windfury or Divine Shield. This deck might fail spectacularly. If you find success with it, let me know.

Honor’s Hammer Homebrew Colossal Mage

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This is centered around using Ini Stormcaller and Gaia, the Techtonic. Since everting will proc Gaia’s AoE, if you drop her while you have some board presence, you can quickly take down your opponent’s board. It should also be easy to meet Kazakusan’s requirement, assuming you can live that long. This deck also might fail spectacularly. If you find success with it, let me know.

Redit user AbnormalConstruct Radar Detector Paladin

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This deck combines Radar Detector with Stonehearth Vindicator. Stonehearth makes Radar Detector free, and it pulls anything it finds since everything is a Mech.

Ben Hearhstone’s Updated Totem Shaman

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Friend of the site Ben Hearthstone updated his Totem Shaman list and has been having great success with it.

Twitch Streamer Sargent TBag’s Murloc Shaman

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Shaman has a ton of Murloc minions and with this Brawl, they can buff your Totems as well.

Old (but still good) Brawl decks

Elemental Mage

Deck code:

AAEBAf0EBuWyApvTAvbsAu72AqCAA5+3Awy7A9sD5MICzu8CifECzvICpfUC1/4CzIEDyYcD6IkDv6QDAAMage has as many Elemental synergies as Shaman has Totem synergies.

Murloc Paladin

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While Paladin goes for Murloc synergy.

Dragon Priest

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Priest on the other hand prefers Dragons.


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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

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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

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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

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Outof.Cards user Jdeg9142 brings us a Pirate Warrior with all the expected crabs and crawlers.

More 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 climb this month, give this Brawl a try. Good luck getting this week’s Classic pack! If you’re trying to complete a Tribe-based quest like “Play 12 Beasts” or “Play 12 Dragons”, this Brawl is for you. Every minion you play will count towards the Quest!

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