Chenvaala Battlegrounds Guide

Last updated on Jan 25, 2023 at 11:20 by BeefChiefs 1 comment

This guide provides in-depth information to help you play the raging elemental Chenvaala: your general gameplan, tribe and composition synergy, and additional tips to win with the hero.



Chenvaala Avalanche


Chenvaala uses the economy of early-game elementals to fuel her Hero Power to take early levels and play strong late-game compositions before others in the lobby. Although the hero power might suggest to be hyper-focused on elementals through the game, Chenvaala is suited to many different tribes and playstlyes. Take the best minions available in Tiers 5 and 6 and cruise to an easy top-4 finish.



Elementals are important to Chenvaala's gameplan in the early and mid-game to take advantage of Avalanche and enable a 3-gold reducion in leveling to the next tavern tier. Minions like Sellemental, Refreshing Anomaly, and Felemental are fantastic for cycling due to thier battlecry effects.

Although it is not the strongest composition for Chenvaala, her namesake in Elementals is viable if provided. Some good late-game units to look for and build upon include Magmaloc, Lil' Rag, Crackling Cyclone, and even Nomi, Kitchen Nightmare. These units are strong and will scale significantly as you play.

Murlocs share an incredibly impactful dual-type minion in Magmaloc and as a result become a viable composition to grab a top 4 finish. With Murlocs, look to grab Brann Bronzebeard, Blazing Skyfin, and Swolefin to build around when you can.

Undead are invaluable minions to pick up on Tier 6 because they can establish themselves with little setup in the form of Colossus of the Sun and Eternal Summoner. As your composition fills out, look to add Anub'arak, Nerubian King and Soulsplitter when available.

Menagerie set cards like Lightfang Enforcer and Tea Master Theotar play well off of the cycling nature of Chenvaala. This is further reinforced with Ball of Minions, Mantid Queen, and other Elemental options you may have found in the early to mid game like Crackling Cyclone.


Important Tips & Interactions

Chenvaala's hero power works by keeping a counter of the elementals you have played above the passive hero power portrait. With each summoned, it counts towards your running total, up to 3. Once the third elemental is played, your cost to level is reduced by 3 gold. Be careful while you are playing many elementals in a turn to always get the most value from Avalanche.

With that being said, your best minion through the game by far until you reach Tier 6 is Sellemental. The value provided by spending 3 gold and selling back for 2 while also adding 2 ticks to Avalanche is incredibly powerful. Cycling many Elementals this way can result in leveling patterns where you can buy minions on the turn you level and beat your opponents.

One important note for Chenvaala is to not dedicate your game strictly to forcing an Elemental composition. A problem even many high-level Chenvaala players encounter is trying to stricly refresh and play Elementals early. This can come at the cost of tempo in many lobbies and heros with strong powers and minions may end up just being stronger through the remainder of the game. An early tempo minion like Tavern Tipper can be helpful in maintaining your Health.


Video Guides

Take a look at some videos produced by popular Battlegrounds streamers to get a good idea of what playing Chenvaala at a high level may look like!