Brawl of the Week: Brawliseum – Standard (again)

This week’s brawl is another that we have had a couple 2-3 times: Brawliseum – Standard. It’s pretty straight forward: Create a deck that you will “lock in” and use throughout the brawl. It’s kind of like arena, but you make your own deck. You can’t swap decks, or even any cards out, so choose wisely.

It’s totally free (the first time), but I think you can continue to pay after you get booted. Be prepared to face some “familiar” decks. I went up against “Quest Priest”, another Shaman, a druid, and a rogue deck.

I went to a version of my “Battle Cry Shaman” deck. I put a couple nasty cards in there. Hagatha the Witch, is maybe my favorite of the legendary hero cards.

I got up to 3 wins currently, but I have 2 losses. The good thing about my deck is it can last a long time. Many times, coming down to the last few cards.

So go on and get in there. Get that free pack, and have some fun. I’ll see you next week!

Almost forgot to put this in. Enjoy!

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Brawl of the Week: Valeera’s Bag of Burgled Spells

This week’s Tavern Brawl is an old favorite (or you hate it): Valeera’s Bag of Burgled Spells. It has one of my favorite mechanics: when you cast a spell, summon a minion of the same cost as the spell. Your deck is full of random spells from every class.

The biggest (and really only) strategy is the cards you choose to replace at the beginning of the game. I’d keep at least one low cost card so you can put something on the board early. Keep in mind, if you get the coin, it will most likely play a 0/2 Taunt (Target Dummy). I think there is a 1/1 murloc, and possibly one other 0 cost card.

This match is RNG heavy, and that continues every time you cast a spell! Since everyone is Valeera, there are not many dailies you can knock out with this brawl. For me, it will probably be one and done on each of my accounts.

So get in there and get your free pack. Have some fun! See you next week 😉

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Brawl of the Week: Ragnaros’ Fire Festival

This week’s Tavern Brawl is one we have had before: Ragnaros’ Fire Festival. So little Rags starts out as a 2/3 minion that is invulnerable. Not sure if he is still prone to the “Mass Silence”, you can test that out.

I was a little fuzzy on the mechanics, so I made a warrior deck. It was OK, but I lost.

Shaman was my next pick, mostly minions, a couple spells, some heals. Worked out much better. I still don’t know what the “prize” is for “feeding” Ragnaros. I’ll have to keep plugging away.

So get in there and pick up your free deck. Have a blast, blast some minions! I will see you next week!

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Brawl of the Week: Blood Magic – Standard

This week’s Tavern Brawl is probably one you either love or hate: Blood Magic – Standard. I kind of got anxiety on Wednesday when it was open. I remember it being a bit of a pain. I know there are people out there who have some absolutely nasty One Turn Kills. Heck, I almost was victim of that.

I picked the mage, because I am silly. While loading up on spells is cool, it also means EVERY spell you cast is going to cost health. I kind of forgot about that little nugget when I was loading up my deck with SPELLS! I somehow thought it only costed health if you didn’t have the mana to cover it. No. Not how it works.

My opponent played a minion, then a card that recruited minions, then some buffs. Got their health all the way down to 10, which I was over the moon about. Since I had a Pyroblast handy. The bugger played a card that made my spells cost 5 more on my next turn, which means 5 more health. I had 15; the Pyroblast cost 15. Lucky again, I had a Tiny Sorcerer as well. Which made my Pyroblast only cost 14 health. Boom! I win!

So go on and get in there. Get lucky, or craft a silly good deck, and wreck some face! Get your free pack. I will see you next week!

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Brawl of the Week: A Less Friendly Game of Chess

This week’s Tavern Brawl is a new spin on one we have had before: A Less Friendly Game of Chess. It’s the Chess brawl, plus you get to pick 6 cards. This ended up harder for me than I thought. I had no success yesterday, and had little time and patience for it.

I had some ideas for a Warlock deck, but after a couple beat-downs, I had to change tactics, and decks.

It looked good to me!

Tried the mage, and then the paladin. Eventually, the only way I could win was having my opponent go “AFK” (probably lost connection). I’ll take it any way I can get it. This brawl was annoying to begin with, and I think they found a way to improve on it.

So get on in there and grab that free pack. I will see you next week (4th of July might delay my post, and or the brawl itself!)

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Brawl of the Week: Shadow Reflections

This week’s Tavern Brawl: Shadow Reflection is a brand new brawl (or we had it and somehow I do not recall). Build a deck of any size, and they will fill it with “Shadow Reflection” cards, which copies the last card you played*.

I misunderstood, and thought it filled your entire deck with the same card. So naturally, I built a priest deck full of Mind Blasts. I’m a jerk like that. Of course, that didn’t work, and on round 2, I had nothing but Shadow Reflections.

I didn’t have the mental energy to deal with this on Wednesday, so I tried again. This time, I made a proper deck, and left I think 5 open cards for Shadow Reflections. You can really make some nasty decks if you put the time into it.

So, I got lucky and got a card on the board I could exploit. I’m sure my opponent was thoroughly ticked off when pumped up my turtle dude to 24/24. Anyways, game over. As much as this brawl has endless possibilities, I doubt I will play it much. We’ll see.

You get in there, and get that free pack. As always, I will see you next week!

*What they don’t tell you is, it goes away after your turn is over. So keep that in mind 😉

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Brawl of the Week: Randomonium (again)

OK, so we have had this week’s Tavern Brawl a lot. Second to the Crossroads I think. Anyways, you pick a class and get a random deck full of spells and minions. Each round the mana value for the cards changes. Hence, Randomonium. This battle is spectacularly random. Take that for what it’s worth.

I pick the mage. You know I do. I even stuck with it after my first match goes pear-shaped. It looked good out of the gate. I had a nice mix of cards, got something on the board.

At one point it was real lopsided. Then they play a spell (forgot what it was, but it took out 2 minions.

Second match went much better. Totally one-sided, in my favor. Which, is how most of these battles shake out. This is one of those “one and done” brawls for me. I get my freebee and go on with my day.

So have fun, get your pack, maybe have some more fun. See you next week!

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