One aspect of Hearthstone that always keeps me coming back is its weekly brawls.
Every single week there’s a new brawl with a fresh set of rules. The best part? There’s no real pressure to win. It’s just good fun. Here are a few of my favourite Hearthstone brawls so far.
Idols of Azeroth
Idols of Azeroth is one of the more repetitive and sometimes painful tavern brawls because of how long each game can go on for. That being said, it’s also completely and totally random, and there’s no way of predicting how the games will pan out. For that reason alone, it’s one of the best Hearthstone brawls.
In Idols of Azeroth you aren’t required to choose any cards for a deck. Instead, your deck is filled with 30 Raven Idols. Raven Idols allow you to discover either a random spell or a random minion with each use. Therefore, on turn four, you could potentially play four raven idols in one turn.
There are hundreds of different strategies for Idols of Azeroth but that’s what makes it so great. Like the other brawls on this list, each player starts on even ground. Your opponent may have spent hundreds of dollars on their legendary cards but, in Idols of Azeroth, it’s just you, them, and 60 random choices.
Spiders, Spiders, EVERYWHERE!
The Spiders, Spiders, EVERYWHERE! brawl was actually inspired by Hearthstone’s first ever solo adventure The Curse of Naxxramas. In Naxxramas’ hunter class challenge, the player is given an entire deck of webspinners, which turned out to be pretty popular. As a result, a similar challenge was added to the roster of weekly brawls.
Webspinners are a hunter class beast card with the deathrattle “summon a random beast”. Every time one of your webspinners dies, a random beast is placed in your hand. What makes this brawl so popular, similarly to Idols of Azeroth, is the complete and total lack of control that players have over the beasts they receive. On one turn you may get the powerful Savannah Highmane, and the next you may end up with the weak Captain’s Parrot.
Spiders, Spiders, EVERYWHERE! is fast paced and fun, making it one of the best tavern brawls to date. So much so that Hearthstone has repeated it four times since tavern brawls were first added to the game in 2015.