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HearthstoneJul 3, 2024 4:30 pm CT

The decks you need to win the Ragnaros’ Fire Festival Hearthstone Tavern Brawl

Ooh, there’s gonna be fireworks (Fireworks!) for the Fire Festival. Red, white, and blue fireworks, like diamonds in the sky. We’re gonna shoot the entire works on fireworks that really show, oh yeah.

With apologies to Schoolhouse Rock, we’re celebrating the Fire Festival in Hearthstone this week with Ragnaros’ Fire Festival Tavern Brawl. As you buff the Brawl’s Mini-Rag, you’ll see some amazing pyrotechnics. Ooo. Aaaah. Wow. Nothing says Fire Festival like actual lord of the Firelands himself after he got caught playing with a Gnomish World Enlarger.

Let’s take a look at this holiday Brawl and how to score your weekly win.

Tavern Brawl basics

  • Name: Ragnaros’ Fire Festival
  • Description: Defeat your opponent, but if you feed an ever-growing, minion-eating, tiny Fire Lord, there may be a reward in it for you!
  • Fun level: 3/10
  • Difficulty: 7/10
  • Replayability: 6/10
  • Format: Wild
  • Type: PVP
  • Deck: Constructed
  • Rewards: 1 Year of the Pegasus card pack

This Brawl is all about Mini-Rag. He’s a 2/3 with Immune, and at the end of each turn, he fires 1 missile for every attack he has. It will hit any random enemy character (minion or Hero). If Mini-Rag kills a minion his attack (and the number of missiles he fires) increases by one. Each turn he switches sides.

While you still get your card pack after your first victory, the reward mentioned in the description refers to three levels of fireworks. These are triggered by using your Wow! emote after you build up Mini-Rag’s attack. Level 1 fireworks unlock at when Mini-Rag’s attack is 8. Level 2 unlocks at 30 attack, and level 3 at 60, though at that point, I’m not sure how your opponent will live past that turn.

Fortunately for players trying to unlock these high level fireworks, you don’t have to get Mini-Rag to 60 within one game — your efforts will add up over all of your Brawls this week. As long as you keep playing, you’ll eventually unlock the fireworks.

This is a Constructed Brawl using the Wild rules. All cards are available and the overall size of your collection will make a huge difference in the decks you can play. I’ll give some suggestions below, but if you have a smaller collection or you’re a newer player, you’ll need to make multiple substitutions to most of them.

How to win Ragnaros’ Fire Festival Hearthstone Tavern Brawl

There are two main approaches. You can feed Mini-Rag or you can starve him. Feeding Rag strategies leave lots of low health minions on their side of the board. When Rag attacks, he will kill them and grow his attack. You keep your opponent’s side of the board as clean as possible and let Rag do the work of killing them. Starving Rag strategies revolve around high health minions and healing. You try to stop Rag from growing and outlast your opponent.

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, which leads to the Brawl falling into a meta structure like we see on the ladder. This is a repeated Brawl and it’s Wild format, so players will be pulling out some of the decks they used last time. Let’s take a look at a couple of options, including a budget pick for players with smaller collections.

The decks you need to win the Ragnaros’ Fire Festival Hearthstone Tavern Brawl in 2024

Patron Death Knight

  • Deck code:
  • Credit: tresser
  • As a Hearthstone Warrior main, I love that tresser went into the wayback machine to pull out Grim Patron. Cover Artist is a great tool for getting more Grim Patrons. Death Knight wasn’t a class when Patron Warriors ruled the meta, but you can get a feel for the force they might have been.
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Pirate Rogue

  • Deck code:
  • Credit: Ben Hearthstone
  • This is a feed your Mini-Rag strategy. It’s a highly aggressive list with plenty of small minions to buff the Mini-Rag. Your plan is to pressure your opponent from turn one and never let up. It’s like calling a 0-Blitz on 3rd and long. (Do you think football season misses me as much as I miss it?)

Ragnaros Renathal Burn Shaman

  • Deck code:
  • Credit: Lucero
  • The strategy here starts with a health boost from Prince Renathal. The deck features a strong Overload theme with Perpetual Flame, Sandstorm Elemental, Drakkari Defender, and Feral Spirit. You finish off your puny insect opponents with burn spells: Lightning Bolt, Frost Shock, and Cackle.

Token Warlock

  • Deck code:
  • Credit: FardHast
  • This deck uses tokens and small minions to feed the Mini-Rag. Much like the The Void Singularity Tavern Brawl, many of the minions featured here will summon other minions when destroyed. There’s a small “pain” package included to get your Flesh Giants discounted.

OTK Warrior

  • Deck code:
  • Credit: Ben Hearthstone
  • Mulligan for your combo pieces and set it up your OTK. Your combo is have Sanguine Depths on the board, then Sanguine Depths on Frothing Berserker plus Cruel Taskmaster, Inner Rage times two, Bloodsworn Mercenary, and Charge. You might just leave your opponent’s face in a thousand tiny pieces. You can substitute Kor’kron Elite for Frothing Berserker, but it won’t be quite as much damage.

The decks you needed to win the Ragnaros’ Fire Festival Hearthstone Tavern Brawl back in 2021

Since this Brawl uses the Wild ruleset, all of these decks are still usable, but you’re likely to have more success with the newer ones.

Mozaki Mage

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This deck abuses the mechanic that Mini-Rag’s missiles are effected by Spell Damage. You build up huge Spell Damage on Mozaki and let Mini-Rag decimate your opponent.

kiwiinbacon’s Dude Paladin

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YouTuber kiwiinbacon’s Paladin feeds Mini-Rag a constant diet of Silver Hand Recruits. Not only will Mini-Rag’s attack grow to an impressive size, but you’ll unlock the higher level fireworks. Like most feed Rag strategies, a high attack Mini-Rag is your win condition.

Starving Priest

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This deck aims to starve Mini-Rag by keeping high health minions alive with buffs and healing. It uses the venerable Divine Spirit plus Topsy Turvey combo for the win.

Enrage Warrior

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This is one of of the cheaper options. Mini-Rag’s missiles activate all your Enrage and Frenzy cards allow you to deal more damage to your opponent or his minions.

More Ragnaros’ Fire Festival lists

Hopefully, one of these decks listed here should get you the W. If you’re on a budget, I’d recommend the Warrior deck. 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.

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