The newest Hearthstone feature has just went live today at 10:00 am Pacific here in the States. I was pretty excited for this new feature. It sounded like less RNG than what we have in arenas and less “legendary” stacking for newer players who might feel out-gunned.
So I logged in and checked it out. I was kind of surprised I was Ragnaros and my opponent was Nefarian. Both with premade decks, many of the cards I was seeing for the first time. This is cool in someways and odd in others. I suppose I totally misread the previews for this feature. I was looking forward to making a deck using certain guidelines or using a premade deck of cards I was more familiar with. At any rate, it was still fun. I have to say if you get Ragnaros you might have a slight advantage.
To start a Tavern Brawl you simply need to have a level 20 hero, then click on the Tavern Brawl button from the main menu.
You will either be in control of Nefarian or Ragnaros with a set of premade decks. There are many new cards added for this challenge. In my opinion, if you have Ragnaros, you have a slight advantage. Especially later on in the game when your hero power changes to “deal 8 damage to a random character”. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
It was a little nerve wracking, with a free pack of cards on the line. Both decks were stocked with high caliber minions, spells, and even legendary cards.
Bonus: The win counts as part as any other PvP match!
To the victor goes the spoils. One shiny new pack of original Hearthstone cards!
I was pleased to see a legendary card pop up in my free deck. While I would never have made Mukla, I will try him out in my rogue/druid mill deck. Who doesn’t like bananas?
I was lucky to 1-shot my first brawl and snag my free pack. Not sure if I will venture into it again this week. Maybe just for giggles.