Hearthstone’s new Tavern Brawl gives double mana


The thing about limitless magical power that allows for everything from the summoning of great infernal beasts to turning the local bully into a sheep and incinerating him with a minature fireball is you’ll always want more of it. And faster. And, honestly, harder, better and stronger too, with Kanye West singing over the top if we can manage it, but I digress. This week’s Hearthstone Tavern Brawl has gone live and it provides double the mana crystals on every turn. So, rather than one through ten, it’s one, then three, then five, reaching the max far quicker. You’ll probably want some Legendaries.

Your immediate response may be to build a deck with the largest minions and spells you have and hope it’s enough to crush your opponent’s similarly styled group of 6/7s, divine shield taunters and new joust cards, but I’m not sure that’s the best way.

I’ve had far more success styling a deck after Hearthstone’s various big combos, bringing the curve up a bit to compensate for getting to ten mana quicker. I did it with Patron Warrior, throwing in a Chromaggus and replacing some cheaper draw cards with Azure Drakes. At one point I made a pair of 23/3 Frenzied Berzerkers and rather went to town. The other option would be a combo token Druid utlising the normal Savage Roar plus Force of Nature quick kill along with whatever other trappings you like, including Druid’s hefty selection of humongously expensive minions. Antonidas Mage is also a likely candidate for a good game ender.

Alternatively, if you would rather go the big men route, craft yourself a Varian Wrynn and, like my first opponent, put in Kel’Thuzad, Sunwalker and Kvaldir Raider off its battlecry effect. That’s when I chose to concede, anyway. Basically, whatever you’re doing you want to be focused on dealing burst damage to your opponent or massively flooding the board, because with everyone reaching ten mana so quickly you’ll never be able to reliably keep control of the game. And don’t play too many 6-drops, as on ten mana one of those plus hero power is one of the absolute worst things you can do.

Happy hunting! Let us know how you get on below.