Everything you need to know about the new Brawl format heading to Hearthstone.
Something rather different is coming Hearthstone’s way in the very near future, when the usual Tavern Brawl system gives way to something Blizzard calls Heroic Brawl. In this special event, you’ll be challenged with building a deck that you’re then locked-in to using for the duration of the run. If you win 12 games you’ll receive the juiciest rewards, but rack up three losses and you’re out – a bit like Arena, but with better rewards and a higher price of entry…
To get you up to speed with this exciting new challenge, we wanted to put together a Heroic Brawl guide that contains everything you need to know about the new format: how much it costs to participate, the rewards you can expect to receive from getting stuck into the competition and so on.
If you’re light on real money or Gold, you might want to take a seat before reading on. For each attempt you want to make at this challenge, you’ll need to stump up either 1,000 Gold or $9.99 (regional prices to be confirmed once the event is live). No freebies for the duration of this particular Tavern Brawl.
Once you’ve handed over your currency of choice, you’ll then be tasked with building the best possible deck you can craft. Once finished you will be committed to using that deck for the duration of the run in question, so make sure you choose wisely and pick a competitive deck that you are experienced with. Note that Heroic Brawl uses the Standard format, so no Wild cards for you.
We know that you’ll be able to participate in multiple attempts while the event is live, but we don’t yet know what the upper limit is. So far, Blizzard has only confirmed that you can get stuck into “a limited amount of runs”.
The better you do in Heroic Brawl, the better the rewards you’ll receive. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect to receive for each tier of success you’re capable of reaching. Note that the Dust and Gold values displayed here are approximate.
Once the event is live, we’ll be highlighting some of the decks we think are the most consistently powerful across the widest number of match-ups, but you can get a pretty good idea of what that’ll involve by checking out our guides to the best Hearthstone decks or having a rummage through our monthly tier list of decks.
Start date and duration
The Heroic Brawl will last for a single week before the usual rotation of Tavern Brawls kicks in once again. We may well see it again in the future – especially if it proves popular – but try to get your fill of the action – just in case.
Blizzard hasn’t announced a date for Heroic Brawl, but we know that it won’t be coming this week. Expect it at some point between now and Blizzcon – we’ll update this section of the guide as soon as we know more.