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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2015, 02:28:46 am »
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I have 8 wins in a row with my zoo/giant deck. Imp-losion is amazing. Mountain giants are 3 mana 8/8s. I have only 1 twilight drake in favour of more early game minions. I might try shredder, but the high health works really well with all the reversing switches.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2015, 08:44:52 am »
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Outside of fun, is there any reason to play the brawl past one win?

I built my old Token Druid deck and won my first game (against a typical Mage).
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2015, 08:50:08 am »
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Outside of fun, is there any reason to play the brawl past one win?

I built my old Token Druid deck and won my first game (against a typical Mage).
It counts towards your daily quests. So for example, if you have a Rogue quest and don't want to play a constructed level Rogue deck, you can make a Rogue deck for Tavern Brawl instead. It's ultimately anther game mode that feels like a new boss battle every week.

I don't find myself playing it after I've got my rewards though.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2015, 12:20:05 pm »
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You still get your 10 gold every 3 wins. Plus its fun. I'm having a blast with this week's brawl. I might be done with it by tomorrow but it's a good one. It's better than my initial analysis.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2015, 12:23:00 pm »
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Yeah, I think part of the appeal for me is that this is relatively uncharted territory so you get to build new decks and play around with different ideas. I went 3-1 with Mage this morning, (and the one I lost was because I roped out when I was trying to kill a Questing Adventurer with Acolytes, but ran out of time).
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2015, 12:23:30 pm »
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I'm gonna see how well Mill Rogue does now that I'm just playing it for fun.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2015, 01:56:36 pm »
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I tried mill rogue a little. It worked ok, but not as good as decks that are playing creepers and eggs. The cards that the best are spell and buff synergy, and cards that drop tons of minions.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2015, 02:08:07 pm »
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Mistress of pain is super effective at stopping all this aggression. Buff it, heals you tons and kills things.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2015, 02:31:34 pm »
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Outside of fun, is there any reason to play the brawl past one win?

Outside of fun, is there any reason to play Hearthstone?
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2015, 04:39:35 pm »
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Mistress of pain is super effective at stopping all this aggression. Buff it, heals you tons and kills things.

Yeah, I discovered this today. I'm enjoying banana brawl but it is clear that there is the usual netdecking going on because almost every deck is the same Mage or Paladin deck. That tends to make sense in constructed because ultimately you can't be competitive without meeting the meta. In Banana Brawl though I've not once found a need to hunt for a pre-run deck. Mistress, Dragon Egg, Void Terror, Gang Boss with Murloc aggression is my current deck but I can just as easily switch it up. I'm averaging well over 50% win rate against the clone decks so clearly there is room for improvisation and experimentation. That there is such a strong netdeck mentality here is depressing really.

So far, I'm thrilled with having a weekly switchup that still pays out Gold and class experience. I've actually gotten as high as ever in constructed (Rank 5) and I'm leveraging Tavern Brawl to meet daily quests and have fun while I wait for the season to end. Often I rank well and drop 5 or more ranks trying to eke out a daily quest.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2015, 06:00:10 pm »
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You wait forever for a meta in which Malygos is playable, then two come along at once.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2015, 07:04:08 pm »
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Is anyone else running Mass Dispel? It's been getting pretty crazy value for me, what with all the bananas and Haunted Creepers and Questing Adventurers flying around.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2015, 12:48:25 am »
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Often I rank well and drop 5 or more ranks trying to eke out a daily quest.

You could always do dailies in Casual before.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2015, 01:02:28 am »
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Is anyone else running Mass Dispel? It's been getting pretty crazy value for me, what with all the bananas and Haunted Creepers and Questing Adventurers flying around.

I tried it. I didn't get much value, but I don't think I got the best situations for it. Still I think that it's a big slow since it gives you no board presence which is what you need.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2015, 04:23:25 am »
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I'm not sure if people are netdecking or not. People are going to tend towards Mage/Paladin anyways - it doesn't take great insight to see Flamewalker is ridiculous and Muster for Battle is ridiculous, and from there general tweaking gets you something pretty close.

I have Target Dummies in my Tavern Brawl deck and I actually like them a lot. Usually you're gated by mana or buff targets, not by # of bananas you have. Taunt is surprisingly annoying since creatures get buffed really big, and since it starts with 0 attack you can deny letting your opponent trade minions if you want to.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2015, 10:15:17 am »
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The problem with playing 0 attack minions with no buffs is that deviant banana just kills them.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2015, 10:27:55 am »
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The problem with playing 0 attack minions with no buffs is that deviant banana just kills them.

Dragon Egg, Nerubian Egg
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2015, 10:34:49 am »
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The problem with playing 0 attack minions with no buffs is that deviant banana just kills them.

Dragon Egg, Nerubian Egg
Deviant banana kills dragon egg for free. No damage = no whelps. Still, Dragon egg is a nice buff target.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2015, 10:39:54 am »
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The problem with playing 0 attack minions with no buffs is that deviant banana just kills them.

Dragon Egg, Nerubian Egg
Deviant banana kills dragon egg for free. No damage = no whelps. Still, Dragon egg is a nice buff target.

Right, what was I thinking?
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2015, 07:33:32 pm »
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I dont think neribuan is worth it. It's super easy to activate, but a 4/4 as a reward isn't great. I'd rather play an echoing ooze.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2015, 01:01:05 pm »
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Theory: Unstable Portal is going to be playable, one way or another, in every Tavern Brawl.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2015, 02:34:00 pm »
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Theory: Unstable Portal is going to be playable, one way or another, in every Tavern Brawl.
I think this will depend on whether any Tavern Brawls make any class of cards much worse than usual. If there is a Tavern Brawl that makes cards with 4 or more attack cost 3 extra mana or something, then you probably don't want Unstable Portal.

Not saying that would be a fun Tavern Brawl or anything.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #47 on: July 01, 2015, 03:58:42 pm »
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Not overly enthused with this Brawl. But I'm not overly enthused with RNG heavy mechanics. As far as I can tell even the starting deck is RNG and then the spiders are obv. RNG. The "good news" is there shouldn't be any dominating class or strategy for everyone to subscribe to. The bad news is there isn't any room to exercise skill. I felt Banana Brawl really exemplified skill based playing since anyone can run zoo and sticky cards but syngergizing them with a shared mechanic showed how weak most players actually are since I won well over 70% of the games in the end with thrown together best guess decks.
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #48 on: July 01, 2015, 05:41:37 pm »
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Theres Totemic Might in the Shaman deck...
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Re: Tavern Brawl Discussion
« Reply #49 on: July 01, 2015, 08:58:59 pm »
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I'm really loving Tavern Brawl. Lots of different decks, funny situations, and "what if" questions answered.

In this Spider Brawl, I was playing Priest, because I had some quests. We spent the first two turns bringing out spiders and hitting face. On opp's turn 3, he traded one spider. He got a Timber Wolf and hit my face with the other spiders. I got a Scavenging Hyena, and was looking forward to capitalizing on that mistake by trading the rest of the spiders into a huge hyena...

then I topdecked a Mass Dispel. The opponent resigned.
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