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This week's Brawl honours the 3 previous Hearthstone World Champions!

The 2018 World Championship is about to begin and Team 5 is celebrating by giving us a very special Tavern Brawl. In this Brawl, you get to play with decks that the previous world champions from 2014, 2015 and 2016 used on their way to the top. Your player name will even change to the respective Champion: Firebat, Ostkaka or Pavel!

Here are the deck archetypes you can get:

  • Firebat's Undertaker Hunter
  • Firebat's Ramp Druid
  • Firebat's Miracle Rogue
  • Firebat's Zoolock
  • Ostkaka's Patron Warrior
  • Ostkaka's Oil Rogue
  • Ostkaka's Freeze Mage
  • Pavel's Tempo Mage
  • Pavel's Malygos Miracle Rogue
  • Pavel's Midrange Shaman
  • Pavel's C'Thun Warrior
  • Pavel's Malygos OTK Druid

You might think: "why would I want to play a deck from 2014 with cards that have been nerfed"? Well, all cards are on their pre-nerfed versions, therefore they are basically in the same state as when originally used by each World Champion. So, say hello to pre-nerf Undertaker, Leper Gnome, Hex and many others.

Amnesiac can never catch a break.

A slight inconsistency is that cards that generate other cards or tokens, like Piloted Shredder or Babbling Book, can generate cards/tokens from later expansions. For example, my opponent's dead Shredder created Friendly Bartender, a card that neither Champion had encountered at their time.

Enjoy the Brawl and tune in to the World Championship this weekend!

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This is an incredible idea for a Brawl. No idea how it will shake out in practice, but I'm excited to try. 

Getting to play with pre-nerf cards is going to be super sweet. It's a shame we don't get pre-nerf patron warrior though, it would have been... interesting... to try and pilot that deck again. 

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11 hours ago, Zadina said:

For example, my opponent's dead Shredder created Friendly Bartender, a card that neither Champion had encountered at their time.

Was it about 30 minutes after the brawl opened on EU? Becayse my Shredder did exactly that, and I was playing Oil Rogue against Ramp Druid.

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49 minutes ago, Yevhen said:

Was it about 30 minutes after the brawl opened on EU? Becayse my Shredder did exactly that, and I was playing Oil Rogue against Ramp Druid.

Nah, I did it much later and I was playing Firebat's Undertaker Hunter against Ostkaka's Warrior.

Fun fact: Firebat isn't exactly my favourite player in the world and I was ready to rage-concede out of principle, but then I noticed that Undertaker was at its pre-nerfed version so I stayed where I was... winning > principles

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