Jump to content
FORUMS
Zadina

Tavern Brawl: Battle of the Bans

Recommended Posts

HztWeNs.png

This is a brand new Constructed Tavern Brawl.

In Battle of the Bans, you pick a class and you initially make a deck of four cards. Your opponent bans one of them and then your deck is filled with copies of the remaining three cards.

The "ban phase" happens after the mulligan but before turn one, and will show 3 of your opponent's cards plus a mystery card. If you pick the mystery card to ban, it will be revealed to you. If you have copies of the card your opponent chose to ban in your hand, they will be replaced randomly by your 3 other cards.

To keep things balanced, the following cards have been banned from Battle of Bans: Jade Idol, Ice Block, Time Out!, Patches the Pirate and Whizbang the Wonderful.

The concept of this Tavern Brawl is very interesting. Not only do you need to pick the proper cards that work well together, you also have to keep into account that one of them will get banned. In turn, you also need to be smart with your ban choice.

This Brawl is very similar to Top 3: one of the decks that is really consistent in both of these Brawls is Mech Hunter with Metaltooth Leaper. Jade Shaman seems to be doing well as you get to summon even larger men every consecutive turn. Discardlock is reportedly performing very solidly, as well. A really strong counter-deck includes Holy Wrath and Shirvallah, the Tiger.

As far as bans are concerned, since this Brawl seems to favour aggro decks in general, make sure to ban any taunts your opponent has. Alternatively, you can try a spell-based Mage or Priest deck.

Feel free to share the decks that worked for you in the comments!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Very interesting brawl.

I haven't a good deck yet.

Murloc could be strong too.

I forgot about the ban and created a deck around Pogo-Hopper - yeah well, then he was banned and my deck was useless *g*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, Pogo-Hopper was the first card to come to my mind too, but indeed you then have to be lucky to not have it in your first hand so that your opponent can't ban it.

Best is to come up with a combination of 4 cards which stay powerful no matter which 3 remain. Typically, 2 cards which generate an effect, and 2 which benefit from it.

That brawl is funny and very open, I like it. Games are fast, I won 6 games (out of 9 tries) in just 1 hour with a Shaman elemental deck. But I have other ideas to experiment with later. Warlock definitely has potential.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, WedgeAntilles said:

Very interesting brawl.

I haven't a good deck yet.

Murloc could be strong too.

I forgot about the ban and created a deck around Pogo-Hopper - yeah well, then he was banned and my deck was useless *g*

MechwarperGalvanizerMetaltooth Leaper, and another low cost mech (I picked Piloted Shredder, but Zilliax is a great option as well). Haven't lost a game, haven't had a game which went past Turn 5. People ban either one of the first two, but the third card is the real threat. Nobody so far seemed to understand it. So, if you see this deck, and you will, ban Metaltooth Leaper.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All in all a diverting but not very interesting brawl. Too often the card to ban is oh-so-obvious! (/kiss Wedge)

Arcane MissilesFrostboltMirror ImageMana Wyrm got me a 7 wins streak. For some reason people always excluded the bolt letting me grow a huge board and overwhelm them easy-peasie... Got stopped by a Warlock using Kobold LibrarianEarthen Ring FarseerVoodoo Doctor and Happy Ghoul. Close match, but he managed to outdraw me and exhaust me at the very end of his deck after healing himself for over 20 hp. Might be worth checking that one out too.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Smorod said:

but indeed you then have to be lucky to not have it in your first hand so that your opponent can't ban it.

I have to correct myself... The selection of the card to ban has nothing to do with the first hand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello all, I have noticed that sometimes the new tavern brawl, I am only seeing 2 of the 3 cards that are supposed to fill my deck. In one recent game I got at least 10 copies of one card all in a row (I started counting a little bit into that game when that was the only card that I had drawn for a while.) 

So I am wondering: Is the deck fill supposed to be equal amounts of the 3 cards? Is it random amounts? Is this just a weird thing that happened to me? 

I am somewhat new to hearthstone so I am just trying to understand how it works a bit better. Thanks!

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, glitch said:

So I am wondering: Is the deck fill supposed to be equal amounts of the 3 cards? Is it random amounts? Is this just a weird thing that happened to me? 

You get 10 copies of each card that isn't banned, and yes you can very well draw all 10 of one of them in a row. The probability is very low, but that's RNG for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thinking about it, it's really weird that we get to mulligan before the opponent bans one of our cards. It really ought to be the other way around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had great results with Counterfeit Coin / Edwin / Shadowstep / Pogohopper. No matter what they ban, you're still usually able to make a 6/6 or 8/8 on the first or second turn. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/21/2019 at 12:44 AM, Zadina said:

To keep things balanced, the following cards have been banned from Battle of Bans: Jade Idol, Ice Block, Time Out!, Patches the Pirate and Whizbang the Wonderful.

They should have banned Curious Glimmerroot as well. Having to "guess" which card came from a deck of which you know all cards before the game starts, is pretty silly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...