Tavern Brawl An Evil Exchange

This week’s Tavern Brawl is An Evil Exchange! You get to play as either Rafaam or Kel’Thuzad. Rafaam starts with 60-health and has Staff, First Piece Hero Power. You can upgrade this with the card Uncover Staff Piece which increases the power of it. Kel’Thuzad starts with 30-health and 30-armor. You get the Hero Power Necromancy, which draws you a card from the Naxxramas adventure.

Update: 9/6/17

All information is based on the previous versions of the Brawl. I’m going to play it a bit and see if there’s any differences and I will update this post with them!

An Evil Exchange Updates

So there are changes to this Tavern Brawl from the original. It looks like Rafaam’s Hero Power now gives random cards based on rarity starting with Rare. You can upgrade this with Uncover Staff Piece cards up to Legendary. Kel’thuzad’s new Hero Power will draw you a random minion from Naxxramas to your hand (it costs (3) less).

Official Description for Tavern Brawl An Evil Exchange

Kel’Thuzad and Rafaam are competing to see who the superior endboss is! Take a side and battle for evil supremacy!


Rafaam’s Deck Cards




Kel’Thuzad’s Cards

Darkness Calls has the possibility of summoning two of these boss cards (these cards also appear in your deck):

Other Cards



Tavern Brawl An Evil Exchange Chalkboard


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  1. CD001
    September 8, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Seems Uncover Staff Piece come down in cost to 2 mana?

  2. HansZ666
    September 8, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Rafaam is much better if you know how to play him and much more fun to play. I played 3 times with him and have 3 wins 🙂 Same as last time. I played him like 10 times and won 8-9 of fights 🙂

  3. CD001
    May 19, 2017 at 5:04 am

    Either I’ve lost patience in the last year since this brawl came around or it really was this tedious last time and I’d just forgotten about it 😐

  4. Helioshade
    May 17, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Duplicating Gothik is the most satisfying thing. Too bad Rafaam has too many ways to deal with it d:

    Also, is it just me, or did Noth get nerfed since last time? Seemed to be an insta-win last time around, this time he barely does anything…

  5. Bender
    March 26, 2016 at 4:24 am

    Noobs. Rafaam doesn’t suck, I managed to win every time with rafaam, and that’s for sure not luck. (more then it’s anyway a general luck game of 99%)

    Rafaam, is pretty strong and all you need is to controll the board, which you can achive EZ-ly… but spamming hero power, note: turn 3 u need scepter upgrade!!!

  6. Sean
    March 24, 2016 at 1:33 am

    u can win with rafaam, if u are lucky.
    got varian wyrnn from hero power lol

  7. Rafaam auto concede
    March 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Lol as KT you can pass 1-2 Turns then play Heigen or Gothik. Grats, you won.
    There is no way Rafaam can win if KT knows what to do.
    With duplicate, counterspell or even Runeblade you just win even more

    • shiang
      March 23, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      if you get full staff with coin turn 2 and full power turn 3 AND you have aoe like boots and sulfras and other cheap removal spells you can win but I agree the match def favors KT.

      • Anon
        May 19, 2017 at 5:19 pm

        Sorry but I’ve played about 50 games as KT and I’ve yet to win one. Rafaam is the clear winner here… just look at the hero powers: KT costs 2 to get a random card. Any card, any rarity. And it costs full price to play. Rafaam gets legendaries each and every time, and they always cost less to play than normal. Can cost up to 4 less, I think. Rafaam is the clear winner.

        • Bryan
          September 6, 2017 at 7:49 pm

          Just played one game as Kel’Thuzad and won it. Proves your hypothesis wrong.

    • Flow
      May 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Lady Naz’Jar can easily deal with Heigen/Gothik

  8. Grumpy Monk
    March 23, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Omg… really I only won one game with Khellth. ; With Rafam I won 10 games. I say Rafam is better!

    • Mitoz
      March 23, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Since games last longer I think Rafaam is slightly better.

  9. Mathias
    March 23, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    How do i pick my hero so i dont get Rafaam (who sucks)?????????

  10. TacoRocco
    March 23, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    You should add the emotes for each boss for additional reference. One of my favorite things about the Boss Tavern Brawls is doing the emotes. No better BM than emoting “Failure!” when the opponent Kel’thuzad loses.

  11. Marcelo
    March 23, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    My Kel’thuzad game was: second turn counterspell, third turn duplicate, forth turn Gothik the Harvester. only play Gothik the Harvester for the rest of the game

  12. Rythmrogue
    March 23, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Kel’Thuzad is unbeatable. Why make a game that’s so heavily skewed toward one character. I’ve also had lots of people just give up if they’re Rafaam — before we can even start the game. That’s how bad the character is.

    • Eleven
      March 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Just like the mage vs the hunter or nef vs rag. Blizzard is horseshit on pre-con brawls and people on Reddit need to stop crying about wanting them.

    • Raemahn
      May 18, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      I’ve won several times with Rafaam. It is very doable. Keep trying.

  13. Marcelo
    March 23, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Rafaam strategy – press hero power till u get reno. play it and regen 50 health.

    • VivanovaNi
      March 23, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      I played as Rafaam, got Reno, but didn’t got healed :/

    • Cd001
      March 24, 2016 at 5:27 am

      Doesn’t work since you have more than 1 of any given card type… Reno is worthless for Rafaaam. You have to play a good control strategy.