This week’s Tavern Brawl is: Blood Magic (cue the RHCP). Basically, all your spells cost health instead of mana. This should make for some wild ass brawls. I wan’t sure how I was going to like this, if at all, but I got lucky and won my first match.
My opponent had way too many spells, and used a lot of them on minions, which to me, was silly. This battle uses Wild Rules, which means you can use every card in your library.
I went a couple different ways here. First one was to use only heavy hitting spells like Fireball (or low mana/high impact cards like Ice Lance and Frostbolt). The second thing, was try and lower the spell/health cost. The third, was my little secret*, and it worked! If you check out the list of cards I used, you will probably spot it.
So go on and get in there before the hard core players come in and stack their decks with crazy cards/combos. Get that free pack and enjoy! See you next week.
*There are 2 minions that can really impact the game: The Violet Illusionist is a neutral minion from the Karazhan adventure–it makes you invulnerable on your turn. The other is a mage minion, Animated Armor, available from The League of Explorers adventure–allows you to only take 1 damage at a time.