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Hearthstone Tavern Brawl: Shadow Towers

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There is a new Tavern Brawl this week! It is the 50th Tavern Brawl and it is called Shadow Towers.

After quite a while, a make-your-own deck type of Tavern Brawl is back! The rule of this Tavern Brawl is simple, yet interesting: your minions have stealth the first turn they are played. The rule applies no matter how many minions you play in a single turn; they will all get stealth during their first turn on the board. You will start with 30 Health and 10 Armor.

You can make quite a lot of fun decks for this Brawl. Board clears are definitely very powerful and essential. Non-targeted spells, like Flamecannon, Arcane Missiles, Cleave and Deadly Shot, although you should always take into account the RNG element of these spells.

Taunts are definitely not that good for this Tavern Brawl. On the other hand, Flame Juggler, and Wild Pyromancer and Knife Juggler combos can definitely shine. Two additional cards that can prove useful are Doomsayer and – yes, time to finally see some play – Validated Doomsayer! Just imagine the hilarious combos you can do with the latter card; with 7 health it’s extremely difficult to remove. Lastly, Emperor Thaurissan will be able to tick twice in most circumstances, as it’s also a difficult body to remove.

Miracle Rogue can be a very strong choice this week, but you should definitely consider any class with hard aoe removals. Remember Tavern Brawls are in Wild Format, so you can include cards like Lightbomb or any other GvG or Naxxramas card you might think is useful.

Feel free to share your deck suggestions! Good luck and have fun!

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I feel shaman is very strong in this brawl. He has Flametongue TotemThunder Bluff ValiantMana Tide Totem and surely more cards that I can't remember. Hunters have a potentionlly very powerful tool - Flare (not sure if it works). Also, there are two very powerful cards that do not really see much play in constructed - Kodorider and Confessor Paletress. They can win games on their own.

I do not see how Flame Juggler is that powerful in this brawl, as you say. It is a battlecry, so it triggers and you get just a stealthed River Crocolisk - a 2/3 with no abilities. Could you please explain?

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16 minutes ago, positiv2 said:

I do not see how Flame Juggler is that powerful in this brawl, as you say. It is a battlecry, so it triggers and you get just a stealthed River Crocolisk - a 2/3 with no abilities. Could you please explain?

 

Maybe they meant Flamewalker?

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30 minutes ago, positiv2 said:

I feel shaman is very strong in this brawl. He has Flametongue TotemThunder Bluff ValiantMana Tide Totem and surely more cards that I can't remember. Hunters have a very powerful tool - Flare. Also, there are two very powerful cards that do not really see much play in constructed - Kodorider and Confessor Paletress. They can win games on their own.

I do not see how Flame Juggler is that powerful in this brawl, as you say. It is a battlecry, so it triggers and you get just a stealthed River Crocolisk - a 2/3 with no abilities. Could you please explain?

With a bit of luck, if played on turn 2 he can remove any 1-mana 1-health minion (and there is quite a few of them) or divine shield in the case of argent-whatever-her-name-is, while he remains an extremely solid 2-mana body. I encountered him in the few games I played before writing this article and I thought he was good. I guess I am mistaken.

Flamewaker is also really good, true. :D

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I haven't met many 1-drops, and when I did, they were Tunnel Troggs. So, of course, Flame Juggler would be pretty useless in that situation, compared to other 2-drops. Also, the main weakness of Flame Juggler is the RNG - you have 50% chance to get screwed over and that can lose you the game. It could be good against Zoo, which I have seen only in spectate mode, so, I guess Flame Juggler could be of some use, but there are better 2-drops out there,

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Well between answering to people claiming that the Blizzard Legion Beta key giveaway is fake and I shouldn't have made an article about it, being out doing stuff all day, doing the Brawl article as quickly as possible with adding some nice info (I think I published it 30 mins after it was released, only playing like 3-4 games) and going to a gym class like 45 mins after Brawl's release, I think I did an okay job reporting on it without just mentioning basic info (like most other sites do when publishing articles so fast).

But hey, bashing me in public is also cool. Thanks.

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My 3rd game, I played a Dust Devil, to which my opponent replied with a Flame Juggler, which killed my Dust Devil.

So, Flame Juggler was a good card for them, sure.

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Been playing Freeze mage without any losses so far. 10-0. 

The usual freeze build
- random draw
+ 2 flamestrikes for that stealthed board control

Works wonders with that 10 extra armor 

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47 minutes ago, Brando said:

Been playing Freeze mage without any losses so far. 10-0. 

The usual freeze build
- random draw
+ 2 flamestrikes for that stealthed board control

Works wonders with that 10 extra armor 

Unfortunately, I don't have freeze mage :(

However, I have had some success with a midrange-ish paladin. I've gone 5-0 with the deck so far.

The key cards to include are equality (2 of them), 2 knfe jugglers, 2 consecrations, 2 keeper of uldmans, and maybe an wild pyromancer. I've found also that tirion and quartermaster are both pretty good, but you could try stormwind champion. 

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Thought it could be fun to play hunter with all the various class spells, but one thing worth noting is that whatever they did to implement one-turn-stealth, it's not cleared by flare, or at least didn't when I tried it shortly after the brawl went live.

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10 hours ago, Zadina said:

Well between answering to people claiming that the Blizzard Legion Beta key giveaway is fake and I shouldn't have made an article about it, being out doing stuff all day, doing the Brawl article as quickly as possible with adding some nice info (I think I published it 30 mins after it was released, only playing like 3-4 games) and going to a gym class like 45 mins after Brawl's release, I think I did an okay job reporting on it without just mentioning basic info (like most other sites do when publishing articles so fast).

But hey, bashing me in public is also cool. Thanks.

I think you did a fine job with the article. I myself have been very busy so I haven't had time to play but after reading this I know what I'll be stepping in to. Oh and thank you for mentioning  Validated Doomsayer, I forgot I had him. lol  Seems I finally get the chance to put him to use.   

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11 hours ago, Zadina said:

Well between answering to people claiming that the Blizzard Legion Beta key giveaway is fake and I shouldn't have made an article about it, being out doing stuff all day, doing the Brawl article as quickly as possible with adding some nice info (I think I published it 30 mins after it was released, only playing like 3-4 games) and going to a gym class like 45 mins after Brawl's release, I think I did an okay job reporting on it without just mentioning basic info (like most other sites do when publishing articles so fast).

But hey, bashing me in public is also cool. Thanks.

Heyy, pls dont be so sad QQ   many Ppl'v read those articles and enjoyed but most off emm, jst like me, are too lazy too reply that the informations given, were intresting, nice2know and so on, keep up ur good Work m8/grl :)

btw seems like just another nice TB to get the goodold Murlock going ham ^^

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Thanks guys. To be honest, I was quite exhausted yesterday, that's why I was so cranky. I apologise for my previous post! :D

Now, that I've played the Brawl a bit more, I can say that I've seen a lot of diverse decks. Aggro decks, especially Shaman, seem to have the upper hand, but if they don't get the right draw, they can get destroyed by any good control deck like Freeze Mage or Warrior. Personally, I was beaten once by a Pirate Rogue (lol): he went face a lot and his buffed weapons were very strong.

Since Windfury is so good this time, I also had an idea about a VOL7RON deck with Mimiron's Head. It could work and I actually saw a deck for it on Hearthpwn!

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had a 5 game streak for my brawl quest with miracle rogue the stealth really helped alot with cold bloods and the gadgetzan and the wild format was helpful as well pretty fun brawl this weak !!

deck list :

2x backstab

2x preparation 

1x shadowstep

2x deadly poison 

1x betrayal

2x eviscerate

2x sap

2x fan of knives 

1x earthring farseer

2x si:7 agent

1x bladefurry

1x sabotage 

1x southsea squidface

2x tomb pillager

1x xaril, poisoned mind 

2x azure drake 

1x leeroy jenkins

2x gadgetzan auctioneer

1x illidan stormrage

 

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I love Miracle Rogue <3 I am so glad it's back in the meta in general (not just in this Tavern Brawl). It's not as good as it was pre-Leroy and pre-Auctioneer nerf, but it's a great deck!

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