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Everyone loves cooperative Brawls! You get to work with another player (who is totally not trying to undermine you at all) towards a noble goal. This time, it's beating Nefarian.

This is the third time this Tavern Brawl is around. It's exactly the same as the two previous times, with the only difference that Thrall is replaced by Morgl.

So you and your partner start as either Priest or Shaman with premade decks. Nefarian is a 0/200 minion with Taunt that will switch board sides each turn. At the start of each turn, he will also cast annoying spells (that scale in power during each of his phases) like "deal x damage randomly split to all other characters", "deal x damage to a hero" and "deal x damage to a minion and its owner" - or just swapping your hands.

At 160 Health Nefarian gives himself 5 Attack and casts the spell ‘Elemental Eruption‘ that does 4-6 damage to all other minions.

At 60 Health Nefarian goes to 10 Attack and casts the spell ‘Twisted Light‘ that does 30 damage to all other minions and heals himself for 30. During this phase, if Nefarian is not able to switch sides due to a full opposing board, he will automatically destroy every minion on that side of the board using a special effect

You win the Brawl when you kill Nefarian, which will award you with a Classic pack.

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I was able to win by filling the board. Nefarian was somewhere between 60 and 100 health. As I ended my turn, he should have come to my side of the board, but my side was full, so he couldn't, and we won. I don't know if this was intended or not.

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Wut, I avoided this situation specifically because in almost every single brawl before the boss would simply fully clear your board and move in if you'd fill it. Guess its a bug..

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11 hours ago, Smorod said:

I was able to win by filling the board. Nefarian was somewhere between 60 and 100 health. As I ended my turn, he should have come to my side of the board, but my side was full, so he couldn't, and we won. I don't know if this was intended or not.

This is not a bug.

He says "No, I will destroy you" and you see a -1000 above him.

Then he dies.

At least that happens if he is in his last phase, I guess it won't work if he is in Phase 1 or 2.

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That's weird, though, and it shouldn't happen. Like stated in the article (which was based on old info) the previous two times this Brawl was around, he cleared the board if there was no room to swap sides to at the last phase.

It's either a bug or they intentionally changed this to make the encounter easier.

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