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HearthstoneApr 10, 2024 6:00 pm CT

The decks you need to win Hearthstone’s Brawl Block: Tinyfin Mode! Tavern Brawl

Have you ever wondered how you’d fare if your opponent didn’t have all those expensive Epic and Legendary cards? Well, wonder no more my friend. This week, Blizzard evens the playing field in the Hearthstone’s Brawl Block: Tinyfin Mode! Tavern Brawl.

Tavern Brawl basics

  • Name: Brawl Block: Tinyfin Mode!
  • Description: “Construct a deck using ONLY basic, common, and rare cards.”
  • Fun level: 4/10
  • Difficulty: 7/10
  • Replayability: 5/10
  • Format: Wild with restrictions
  • Type: PVP
  • Deck: Constructed
  • 1 Standard pack. This can contain cards from any set in the current Standard rotation.

The restriction of only using the basic, common, and rare cards could have made this a great Brawl for newer players, or those with a smaller collection. However, by making the Brawl use the Wild card collection, it puts those players at a disadvantage over players who acquired their basic, common, and rare cards when the various Wild sets were in Standard.

How to win Brawl Block: Tinyfin Mode! Tavern Brawl

The most important thing you’ll need to win this Brawl is a good deck. In Constructed Brawls, players discover the most powerful lists very quickly. In the case of a repeated Brawl, players will use powerful lists from the last time the Brawl was available. This leads to the Brawl falling into a meta structure like we see on the Ladder.

This Brawl’s ruleset lends to more aggressive and zoo type decks, but many different strategies can win. If you’re struggling to win, I’ve got decks from around the community as well a couple of my own creation. Some of these are from the first time this Brawl debuted in 2019. Half of the challenge comes from building a good deck and the other half from “piloting” your deck — making the right turn-to-turn decisions is key, even if you’re using the best deck available.

The decks you need to win Tinyfin Mode! Tavern Brawl

The entirety of the Year of the Wolf is now in play for this Brawl. That includes Festival of Legends, TITANs, and Showdown in the Badlands. We can also use cards from the first card set of the Year of the Pegasus, Whizbang’s Workshop.

New decks for April 2024

Ben Hearthstone’s Beast Hunter: 


Hunter naturally does well in an environment that rewards fast, aggressive decks. It is nice to see classic cards like Scavenging Hyena and Tundra Rhino get a chance to shine again as win conditions. I guess that’s the point of the Brawl.

Hearthsmashr’s Elemental Mage:


This deck employs cheap Elementals plus spell that get bonuses from playing Elementals. Unchained Gladiator can refill your hand like a Divine Favor of old.

Honor’s Hammer’s Pirate Rogue:


So I need a deck that fast, aggressive, and has plenty of minions? Pirate Rouge fits the bill. How many games will your win with this deck? A-vast amount of games, matey!

Popopower’s Mill Rogue:


I always love it when someone tries to make a Mill deck work. This one is far more aggressive than most Mill decks of the past. It just might have what it takes to thrive in the fast-paced environment of the Brawl.

marrowofbone’s Discard Warlock:


Warlock, like Hunter, is a class that is built for zoo type formats. This one uses the power of the Discard keyword to keep the minions coming. Your Tiny Knight of Evil won’t stay tiny very long.

michi3mc’s Sludge Warlock:


You thought that with the new Hearthstone year, your days of dealing with Sludge Lock were over? Think again! michi3mc brings Sludge Lock back for the Brawl.

Old (but still good) decks for Tinyfin Mode

Since this is a Wild Brawl, all the previous decks will work to varying degrees of success. My homegrown decks are probably a little too slow for the faster meta this rule set encourages. Since the last time we’ve seen this Brawl, we’ve had Onyxia’s Lair, Voyage to the Sunken City, and Throne of Tides release. Let’s take a look at a couple of new decks using those cards.

Beast Hunter:


Friend of the site, Ben Hearthstone, once again brings us a great deck for the Brawl. Beasts are both good and cheap. Command your army of lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! and get your pack!

Big Demon Hunter:


This is a mid-range deck instead of Demon Hunter’s usual aggressive stance. You use your Hero Power (and Face) along with the low mana cards to keep you in the game until you bring the big threats to bear.

Burgle Rogue:


This deck relies on generating cards from classes not named Rogue. It can be a little inconsistent, but I find it more fun than playing an aggressive Zoo deck again.

Evolve Shaman:


The classics never die. Evolve has become part of the Shaman class identity and this deck uses it to dominate the opponent. It has plenty of ways to generate tokens and spells to evolve them into bigger threats.

Silence Priest


As evolve as become part of the Shaman identity, silence is a key aspect of the Priest class identity. This deck is chock full of cards with negative affects you can Silence to create overstatted minions.

One note: Reddit user TabulaRasa000 reports an unusual bug with the deck auto-complete feature that you might run into. Right now, it seems to be giving copies of older versions of cards, resulting in multiple cards that act in different ways: “the deck auto-complete tool is giving 4 Lightning Storms and 4 Fire Elementals, 2 are the old versions (LS does 2-3, FE does 3) and 2 are the new buffed versions (LS does 3, FE does 4).” So if you jump in the Brawl and just tell it to auto-complete your deck, you may see some weird behavior.

Aggro Druid:


This is a version of the popular Aggro Druid, but without Drek’thar, Oracle of Elune or Composting.

Mech Hunter:


User Cheese on OutOf.Cards created a Mech Hunter. This is a highly aggressive deck with no card over 3 mana, and plenty of ways to reduce the costs of your mechs even more. Tinyfin? No, but Magnetize can turn a tiny bot into a mechanized terror.

Secret Mage:


Ben Hearthstone on Twitter says it’s not the most fun deck in the world, but it is effective in getting your pack. You force your opponent into suboptimal plays to deal with your Secrets while abusing the synergy cards like Medivh’s Valet.

Honor’s Homegrown Resurrect Priest:


Of course I made a Resurrect Priest deck. You can probably improve on this by replacing Entomb and Runaway Blackwing. Basically, use your AOEs to clear the board, drop your big taunts and heal up until you can cast Mass Resurrection.

Egg Rogue:


u/corbettgames on Reddit brings this Egg Rogue. Rogue has several Deathrattle synergy cards to get extreme value out of all those eggs.

Honor’s Homegrown Bomb Patron Warrior:


If I’m not playing Resurrect Priest, I’m probably playing some non-aggressive Warrior. This combines two of my favorite Warrior decks. There’s a bomb package to put pressure on your opponent, enough tools to fill the board with a tavern full of Grim Patrons, and some armor gain to keep you alive.

More Brawl Block: Tinyfin Mode! lists

I love all the great options for this Brawl, and I’ve been having a blast with my Resurrection Priest. If all my taunts can get me through the early stages, the Aggro decks tend to just give up. I’ve forgotten how much fun this kind of deck is since I haven’t found its like in the current meta, though I know enjoying this deck makes me just the worst.

One of these decks should see you through. Keep checking Hearthstone Top Decks, because there are more Tavern Brawl decks being added by the hour. If you find another great list, share it with us in the comments.

Overall, this is an interesting Brawl. With all the aggressive decks, the games can be quick, so if you need to knock some quests, this is a good option. Good luck getting this week’s pack!

Originally published March 4, 2021. Last updated April 10, 2024.

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