Tavern Brawl – Nefarian Rises!

This week’s Tavern Brawl is “Nefarian Rises”!

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Official Description for Nefarian Rises!

Join forces with a friend to take down Nefarian. Again. Anduin teams up with new comer Morgl in this new cooperative Tavern Brawl!

Nefarian Rises! Chalkboard


General Information

  • You get one Classic card pack for winning your first game this week.
  • It’s the third time we see this Brawl. Last time we’ve seen it on January 24, 2018.
  • It’s premade decks Brawl. You just hit Play and you get to fight against Nefarian as one of the two classes.
  • It’s a cooperative Brawl. Both players fight against boss instead of fighting against themselves. It does NOT mean that you can’t do harm to your “opponent”, but it’s not advisable.


  • Nefarian starts with 200 Health and can’t be targeted by spells.
  • At 160 Health Nefarian gives himself 5 Attack and casts the spell ‘Elemental Eruption‘ that does 4-6 damage to all other minions.
  • At 60 Health Nefarian goes to 10 Attack and casts the spell ‘Twisted Light‘ that does 30 damage to all other minions and heals himself for 30.
  • Don’t fill up the board to 7 minions and pass the turn or Nefarian will destroy your board.


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  1. Z3ro
    June 9, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    playing this with randoms is torture 😀

  2. Ridanculous
    January 25, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    It’s important to note that when Nefarian goes to 160 and 60 health, he becomes immune.

  3. Raemahn
    August 19, 2016 at 7:25 am

    I thought it was interesting that they had a Choose One card for a non-Druid class.

  4. Alsozath
    August 17, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    You are missing the 3 mana 3/4 that lets you draw when you buff it

  5. Walter
    August 17, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Priest needs to uber buff the gargoyle and it’s an easy win.

    • CD001
      August 18, 2016 at 4:13 am

      ^ Pretty much this – I won on the first attempt; I was the Priest and that’s what I did. That and kept both of us healed.

      The Druid also gets Vitality Totem and the Priest gets Thoughtsteal and Mind Vision so you can nab yourself a copy of the Vitality Totem (if you’re lucky) and pair it up with Raid Healer to restore 4 health to both heroes each turn (as long as the cards are in play).

  6. David
    August 17, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Similar to unite against mechazoid except you actually have to WIN to earn your pack, looks like I’m out a free pack this week, I have NEVER won one of these.

    • Y3Ti
      August 17, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      It only took me four attempts. Maybe quit crying, suck it up and put some effort in to it.

      • Surgeus
        August 17, 2016 at 10:06 pm

        Easy, got it first try and didn’t even know what I was doing. Just played cards that seemed good at the time. Getting the buff every non boss minion off with Brann on the board twice was pretty cool.