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Everything you need to know about the latest Tavern Brawl.

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A new Tavern Brawl hit the servers late last night, and we reckon it's actually one of the best we've ever seen in the Hearthstone. Very simply, this week you'll step into the shoes of a specific boss from an Adventure gone by, and the boss you get is determined by the Hero you pick.

What that really means is tonnes of replayability, and this might be one of the few Brawls where we go back for more after bagging our free card pack. We've never seen these characters interact after all, and while it can feel like a rather random affair, it's an awful lot of fun.

It's hard to recommend a particular hero to pick this week, as you've no way of knowing which of the others you'll face. We'll make the point, however, that we got our free pack on the first attempt by rolling Warrior - you need a little luck on your side, but a strong Turn 1 use of the hero power can determine the fate of the game there and then.

Don't forget to let us know how you're getting on with this week's Brawl in the comments section, especially if you've any tips for hero picks that you want to share.

Boss Battle Royale boss by class

First of all, here's a look at which boss you'll encounter if you choose a specific class. We've also outlined their special hero power, so you have some idea of what you're going to have at your disposal.

ClassBossHero Power
DruidRazorgore the UntamedGive all Corrupted Eggs +1 Health, then summon one.
HunterSkelseaurus HexGive each player a random card. It costs (0).
MageCuratorPassive. Your hero has Taunt
PaladinWhite KingDiscover a chess piece.
PriestGothik the HarvesterDraw a card.
RogueGrobbulusDeal 1 damage to all enemy minions. If any die, summon a slime.
ShamanLady Naz'jarAt the end of your turn, replace all minions with new ones that cost (1) more.
WarlockNoth the PlaguebringerWhenever an enemy dies, raise a 1/1 Skeleton.
WarriorCoren DirebrewPut a minion from each deck into the battlefield.

- Head back to our Tavern Brawl guide hub page for help with the latest special event!

The actual deck you'll be armed with is predetermined for each of the bosses, but we don't have a breakdown of what each of those are. If you we manage to track them down, we'll include them here so you can plan ahead a little.

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  • Bedders #1 2 years ago
    @Gothik Oh nice, thanks for posting that!
  • Gothik #2 2 years ago
    tl:dr, They all have the normal decks from the adventures, except gothik, who has his heroic deck. Also Coren Direbrew gives his opponent a brawl after the mulligan

    Coren Direbrew, Same deck as normal boss in BlackRock mountain,
    But, gives opponet a brawl card AFTER mulligan, Thus they have a 31 card deck
    2x Inner Rage
    2x Execute
    2x Whirlwind
    1x Succubus
    2x Get 'em!
    1x Ancient Brewmaster
    2x Dark Iron Dwarf
    2x Brawl
    2x Dark Iron Skulker
    1x Elite Tauren Chieftain
    2x Grim Patron
    1x Spiteful Smith
    2x Dark Iron Bouncer
    1x Mogor the Ogre
    1x Baron Geddon
    2x Core Hound
    2x War Golem
    2x Force-Tank MAX

    Gothik has the heroic deck

    3x Corruption
    2x Deathcharger
    2x Undertaker
    3x Unrelenting Trainee
    3x Crazed Alchemist
    2x Sunfury Protector
    2x Unstable Ghoul
    2x Drain Life
    2x Shadow Bolt
    3x Unrelenting Warrior
    3x Abomination
    3x Unrelenting Rider


    Lady Naz'jar has the normal deck aswell.
    2x Murloc Tinyfin
    2x Frost Shock
    2x Southsea Deckhand
    2x Bluegill Warrior
    2x Echoing Ooze
    2x Murloc Tidehunter
    2x Coldlight Oracle
    2x Feral Spirit
    3x Earthen Ring Farseer
    2x Keeper of Uldaman
    2x Refreshment Vendor
    3x Darkscale Healer
    2x Frost Elemental
    2x North Sea Kraken


    Skelesaurus Hex deck is the normal deck
    2x Webspinner
    2x Ancestral Spirit
    2x Bear Trap
    2x Bloodfen Raptor
    2x Curse of Rafaam
    2x Haunted Creeper
    2x Huge Toad
    2x Snake Trap
    2x Emperor Cobra
    2x Jungle Panther
    1x King Mukla
    2x Arcane Golem
    2x Tail Swipe
    2x Wildwalker
    1x The Beast
    1x Gahz'rilla
    1x King Krush

    Grobbulus deck is the normal deck
    2x Cold Blood
    2x Leper Gnome
    2x Acidic Swamp Ooze
    4x Echoing Ooze
    2x Heroic Strike
    2x Loot Hoarder
    2x Nerubian Egg
    2x Slam
    2x Dancing Swords
    4x Mutating Injection
    2x Cult Master
    2x Abomination
    2x Sludge Belcher

    Noth has the normal deck

    2x Mortal Coil
    2x Undertaker
    1x Bloodmage Thalnos
    1x Crazed Alchemist
    2x Mad Scientist
    2x Unstable Ghoul
    2x Acolyte of Pain
    2x Counterspell
    2x Duplicate
    2x Flesheating Ghoul
    1x Ice Block
    2x Skeletal Smith
    2x Cult Master
    2x Necroknight
    2x Abomination
    2x Plague
    1x The Black Knight

    Razorgore has the normal deck

    2x Corruption
    2x Twilight Whelp
    2x Cruel Taskmaster
    2x Faerie Dragon
    2x Frostwolf Grunt
    2x Blackwing Technician
    2x Flameheart
    2x Wolfrider
    2x Hungry Dragon
    1x Azure Drake
    2x Blackwing Corruptor
    2x Bloodlust
    1x Dragon Consort
    2x Dragon's Breath
    2x Drakonid Crusher
    2x Volcanic Drake


    Curator normal deck

    2x Arcane Missiles
    2x Dust Devil
    2x Enchanted Raven
    2x Lightning Bolt
    2x Murloc Escaping!
    2x Arcane Blast
    2x Master Swordsmith
    2x Power of the Wild
    2x Raid Leader
    2x Haywire Mech!
    2x Lightning Storm
    2x Stampeding Beast!
    2x Zoobot
    2x Demons Loose!
    2x Dragons Free!