Tavern Brawl – Ragnaros’ Fire Festival

This week’s Tavern Brawl is “Ragnaros’ Fire Festival”!

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Official Description for Ragnaros’ Fire Festival

Defeat your opponent, but if you feed an ever-growing, minion-eating, tiny Fire Lord, there may be a reward in it for you!

Ragnaros’ Fire Festival Chalkboard

General Information

  • You get one Year of the Phoenix for winning your first game this week.
  • It’s the third time we see this Brawl. Last time we’ve seen it on July 18, 2018.
  • It’s a PvP Brawl.
  • It’s a build your own deck Brawl.
  • The Brawl’s format is Wild.
  • Mini-Rag starts on the board of the player who goes second and it will fire 1-damage shots (the number is equal to its attack) at the end of each turn, targeting random enemies. Every time it kills a minion, it gains attack. It means that it starts pretty slowly, but after a few kills it will throw a lot of damage around.
  • At the end of each turn, it switches sides. When you end your turn, it fires at you and your minions. When the opponent ends yours, it fires at them and their minions.
  • Mini-Rag is immune and can’t be killed through usual means, but if something causes Rag to disappear from the board (e.g. Twisting Nether, Psychic Scream etc.), a new one is spawned (but it starts with base stats).
  • As Mini-Rag gets more kills, your WoW emote is upgraded. It gets better at 8 (or 10, depending on the source), 30 and 60 kills. You can of course get those across multiple matches, it doesn’t have to be in one. After each Brawl, it displays how much kills you have in total. However, if you already upgraded the emote during the past Festival, you don’t need to do it all over again.

Ragnaros’ Fire Festival Deck Lists

Deck Import

If you Mass Dispel the Rag, it will go back to its base stats and won’t switch sides. It means that your opponent will be stuck with a poor deck built around the Brawl rules and you can just beat them with Big Priest.

If you just want a quick win, don’t have Wild cards and don’t care about upgrading your “Wow” emote, you can just use a Standard Aggro Shaman or Face Hunter and try to kill your opponent ASAP.


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  1. Cridn
    July 8, 2021 at 9:00 am

    6-0 and counting :).
    Easy shaman beats


  2. Nephilim99
    July 8, 2021 at 12:18 am

    fix heal totem!

  3. Alglyphic
    July 7, 2021 at 5:57 pm


    Evident’s old list from waaaaaay back in 2017 still works, although it has a heavily Taunt-based build for some reason which shouldn’t be necessary. (That’ll teach me to netdeck as usual.) I didn’t have Blood Brothers so I swapped in copies of Bomb Wrangler and Sudden Genesis, but I’ll agree with other commenters and recommend an Enrage/Egg-based list.

  4. Angizacca
    July 18, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    If you go second the effect of the heling totems triggers after rgnaros…
    If your whole board gets killed the totem will heal everiback to 1 health!!!!

  5. SupHypUlt
    July 18, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    It seems this brawl counts your previously plays of this brawl like from last year. Which explains why my emotes already has fireworks when this event started and my mini-Rag total was already 100+.

  6. KLGamet
    July 18, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Now that I’ve got the Cards from Blackrock Mountain, unlike last year, I can play Warrior.


  7. Grace
    July 6, 2017 at 11:22 am

    This brawl sucks

    • Squirrel
      July 6, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      I think it’s actualy really fun and refreshing. The emotes are cool too. Try playing against a friend and think of it as co-op too.

      • Riptide
        July 18, 2018 at 10:57 am

        Just used my even shaman deck and got the pack. Ain’t no thang.

  8. CD001
    July 6, 2017 at 4:28 am

    I went down the route of using Paladin (since I had some quests to clear out) and flooding the board with tiny minions (Lost in the Jungle, Muster for Battle, Leper Gnome, Dragon Egg and so on) to buff mini-Rag as much as possible and let him kill the opponent; not hugely effective (until I added Grim Patron) but having a 20 attack mini-Rag on the board was worth it. Chalked off the Fireworks emote quest pretty quickly.

    Like most of my decks seem to be – fun, but not terribly effective 🙂

  9. Triharder
    July 5, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    I tried to get 60 kills but only got 56 and realised i can do it in 5 default games ><

  10. Thomas
    July 5, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    what is the rewarad ?

  11. Awful#1385
    July 5, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    13-0 so far

    ### Brawl Deck
    # Class: Warrior
    # Format: Wild
    # 2x (1) Blood To Ichor
    # 2x (1) Dragon Egg
    # 2x (1) Shield Slam
    # 2x (2) Amani Berserker
    # 2x (2) Armorsmith
    # 2x (2) Battle Rage
    # 2x (2) Execute
    # 2x (2) Fiery War Axe
    # 2x (2) Nerubian Egg
    # 2x (3) Acolyte of Pain
    # 1x (3) Blood Warriors
    # 2x (3) Frothing Berserker
    # 2x (3) Shield Block
    # 2x (4) Axe Flinger
    # 2x (5) Grim Patron
    # 1x (5) Sudden Genesis
    # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone

  12. Raemahn
    July 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    What happens if you complete the Warrior Quest and play the hammer, turn yourself into Rag, or put Rag into play (either norm or light form)? Any interesting interactions?

    • Nicippe
      July 6, 2017 at 1:52 am

      Nothing special, my Hero Power from the Hammer Quest hit the mini-Rag two times in a row (instead of killing my opponent…).

  13. Metamagus
    July 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Had to deal with Zoolock with Floating Watcher, became a 12/10 on turn 4, nearly shat my pants.

  14. Squirrel
    July 5, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Here is a more brawl specific list for token druid. The goal is to feed the ragnaros as much as possible. Mini rag will take care of the rest.

    ### Brawl Deck
    # Class: Druid
    # Format: Wild
    # 2x (0) Innervate
    # 2x (1) Dragon Egg
    # 2x (1) Fire Fly
    # 2x (1) Living Roots
    # 1x (1) Naturalize
    # 2x (1) Raven Idol
    # 2x (2) Bilefin Tidehunter
    # 2x (2) Haunted Creeper
    # 2x (2) Nerubian Egg
    # 2x (3) Acolyte of Pain
    # 2x (3) Deathlord
    # 2x (3) Mounted Raptor
    # 1x (4) Barnes
    # 2x (4) Soul of the Forest
    # 2x (5) Grim Patron
    # 2x (5) Living Mana
    # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone

  15. Mosh Vader
    July 5, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Murlocs paladin works fine, im 4/6 – W/L

    • aaaaaaaaa
      July 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      so 40% winratio = fine? XD

  16. jonny
    July 5, 2017 at 10:28 am

    do you get any actual rewards like the christmas cardback or is this just a regular tavern brawl

    • Evident
      July 5, 2017 at 10:53 am

      You get an upgraded Wow emote, but I would imagine that will only stick around as long as the Midsummer Fire Festival Event is live.

  17. Mike
    July 5, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Grim Patron is so good in this Brawl