Tavern Brawl – The Fury of Kael’Thas – Deck Lists!

This week’s Tavern Brawl is “The Fury of Kael’Thas”

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Official Description for The Fury of Kael’Thas

The Sun King’s rage echoes through the tavern, empowering spellcasters of all kinds. Build a deck and every third spell you cast each turn will cost (0).

The Fury of Kael’Thas Chalkboard

General Information

  • You get one Standard card pack for winning your first game in this week’s Brawl.
  • It’s the fifth time we see this Brawl. Last time we’ve seen it on October 12, 2022.
  • Brawl’s format is Wild.
  • It’s a PvP Brawl.
  • It’s a build your own deck Brawl. You pick a class and build a Standard deck.
  • The idea behind this Brawl is very simple – the effect of Kael'thas Sunstrider is active all the time.
  • You want to build a deck with multiple cheap and expensive spells (in a roughly 2:1 proportion). 0-2 mana spells to activate the effect and then a big spell to take advantage of it. Adding a bunch of card draw is also pretty important, since you will run out of cards very quickly.
  • You also need some kind of win condition – it’s best if the big spells either summon something (like Druid’s Miracle Growth or Death Knight’s The Scourge) or deal damage (Mage’s Pyroblast).

The Fury of Kael’Thas Deck Lists

Here are some decks for this Brawl. Post your ideas in the comment and I’ll add them too!


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  1. Simonkeyisland
    July 27, 2023 at 10:50 pm

    Hey guys,
    if anyone has a STANDARD card deck which works here i would appreciate it.

  2. Cridn
    July 26, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    Build it, played it. scoop t.1
    Fun brawl 5-0

    Just mulligan for UI, then you play 9 or 12 spells and end up with a full hand and a stacked board

    ### Brawl Deck
    # Class: Druid
    # Format: Wild
    # 2x (0) Aquatic Form
    # 2x (0) Innervate
    # 2x (0) Lightning Bloom
    # 2x (0) Moonfire
    # 2x (1) Nature Studies
    # 2x (1) Planted Evidence
    # 2x (1) Worthy Expedition
    # 2x (2) Lunar Eclipse
    # 2x (2) Moonlit Guidance
    # 2x (2) Solar Eclipse
    # 2x (7) Scale of Onyxia
    # 2x (8) Miracle Growth
    # 2x (8) The Forest’s Aid
    # 2x (10) Survival of the Fittest
    # 2x (10) Ultimate Infestation
    # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      July 27, 2023 at 8:14 am

      Thanks, added 🙂

    • Tailsfromvienna
      August 1, 2023 at 1:36 pm

      thank you for this deck. it allowed to burn through the “win 5 tavern brawls” quest in no time.

      my humble suggestions:
      -capture coldtooth mine —> allows you to find your UI more consistently (maybe cut worthy expedition for it).
      -wisps of the old gods/drum circle —> those two cards give you the choice between filling the board and buffing an already existing board (possible cuts: scale of onyxia, the forest’s aid, survival of the fittest – all of those do only either flood or buff)

      (i admit that I do not own survival and since it’s effect is so big, I would probably keep it in the deck no matter what)

  3. MJT3ll3r
    October 13, 2022 at 4:19 am

    For varriation. Kibler’s deathrattle rogue: hardmull for the 8 mana draw 5 and trigger deathrattles and highroll into a T1 full board.

  4. Tailsfromvienna
    October 12, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    it’s basically all mages and druids, with the occasional paladin “to the frontline”-decks thrown in.
    (to the frontline is conveniently countered by mass polymorph)

    i only played mage, so all my advice ist for that class. i do think that druid is slightly superior in this tavern brawl, because it’s cheap spells are better suited and it has better ways to create a threatening board, but in the end i won more games against druid that i lost.

    i used Ablattel’s deck list below as a starting point, but soon it was clear that you want to play only spells, no creatures. Thalnos, Malygos, Primordial Protector and even Multicaster had to go, but if I had to play a creature, it would be the latter.
    Long stoys short, I cut the creatures and Wildfires to add Sorcerer’s Gambit, 2 Syphon Mana, Ignite, Solid Alibi and second copies of Refreshing Spring Water and Flamestrike.

    Basically, you can just type “spell” in the query field of deck editor and throw something together.
    To actually win at a good rate, you have to choose your starting hand well and be lucky with your Runes otA.

    cheap spells:
    Sorcerer’s Gambit: I used it because it was always a cheap spell in my opening hand. sometimes gives you a relevant extra spell. i never got to play dawngrasp though.

    First Flame: gives you 2 spells played for 2 mana total. downside: cannot be cast without creatures to target, and you do not have many creatures of your own. if you have a slow start against mage, you might not want to play “build a snowman”, because that gives your opponent a target for thair first flames.

    Hot Streak and Flurry are super cheap, but have itself only very little effect on the game. Flurry has the additional downside of needing _enemy_ creatures to even can be cast. However, Shooting Star, Snap Freeze, Wildfire, Gifts of Azshara, and Volcanomancy are all inferior options because they cost more and do not offer a relevant effect either.

    2 mana shots: Runed orb is by far the best, because it gives you an extra spell. Siphon Mana, Ignite, and Frozen Touch are more or less exchangable – i play 2 siphon and 1 ignite, but that’s a matter of taste.

    card drawing:
    full packs of Arcane Intellect, Arcane Brilliance and Refreshing Spring Water allowed me to cut Multicaster. sometimes the correct play is to use one of these as your third (discounted) spell to get the chain going. Arcane Brilliance produces copies, so it helps you not to run out of win conditions

    big spells (defensive):
    Mass polymorph can shrink any board no matter how big, but Druids can retaliate by global buffs if you leave too many sheep on the board. One should be enough in your deck, as you can create extra copies with Arcane Brilliance.

    Flamestrike does not destroy most dragons from opposing Drakefire Amultes by itself, but together with the cheap enabling damage spells you can take them down. also comes in handy against Druid boards from Scale of Onyxia

    Rune of the Archmage:
    Nowadays Rune otA mostly destroys and freezes the board, so do not play it if your opponent has no creatures. You also will get a lot of useless Secrets (Objection, Explosive Runes), fizzling Seafloor Gateways and maybe some extra cards. Sometimes you get lucky and produce some skeletons, and Drakefire Amulet ist of course the Jackpot.

    big spells (win conditions):
    Pyroblast: useless in the early game, but can close games quickly later when played in multiples.

    Build a Snowman: gives you a (relatively) cheap spell, an additional card, and ultimately a big creature to close out the game.
    a little bit of everything, and on top of it it gives you a target for your First Flame if you really need one.

    Drakefire Amulet:
    most mage duels boil down to the question, who can better stick their dragons on the board. there are some terrible dragons (basically everything cheaper than nozdormu) and battlecries do not trigger, but you will always have a decent dragon (at least 4/12 or 8/8) to choose. obviously some are better than others.
    1. Haleh, Matron Protectorate: so much fun with all the cheap spells
    2. Deathwing: biggest dragon, fast clock
    3. Kalecgos: so much fun with all the expensive spells (Pyroblast-Hot Streak-Pyroblast anyone?)
    4. Onyxia the Broodmother (core set): also a very fast clock with all the whelps

    emergency options:
    1. Raid Boss Onyxia: no whelps, no immune, but still a 8/8 dragon with rush
    2. Sleeping Dragon: if you are low on life
    3. Primordial Dragon: if you are low on life and nothing better is offered

    plain 8/8:
    Nozdormu, Kazakusan, Alexstraza

    plain 4/12:
    Malygos, Ysera

  5. Ablattel
    May 18, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Mage seems to have most of the big spells now. This deck worked fine though probably could be made a lot better.

    ### Brawl Deck
    # Class: Mage
    # Format: Standard
    # Year of the Hydra
    # 2x (0) Flurry (Rank 1)
    # 2x (0) Hot Streak
    # 2x (1) First Flame
    # 2x (1) Wildfire
    # 1x (2) Bloodmage Thalnos
    # 2x (2) Runed Orb
    # 2x (3) Arcane Intellect
    # 2x (3) Build a Snowman
    # 2x (4) Arcane Brilliance
    # 2x (4) Multicaster
    # 1x (5) Refreshing Spring Water
    # 1x (7) Flamestrike
    # 1x (7) Mass Polymorph
    # 1x (8) Primordial Protector
    # 1x (9) Malygos the Spellweaver
    # 2x (9) Rune of the Archmage
    # 2x (10) Drakefire Amulet
    # 2x (10) Pyroblast
    # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone

  6. D00mhammers
    February 9, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    Found best deck ever, 30-0 undefeated! Super fun!

    ### Wild Quest Druid
    # Class: Druid
    # Format: Standard
    # Year of the Gryphon
    # 2x (0) Lightning Bloom
    # 2x (0) Pounce
    # 1x (1) Guidance
    # 1x (1) Ivus, the Forest Lord
    # 1x (1) Lost in the Park
    # 2x (1) Nature Studies
    # 2x (2) Capture Coldtooth Mine
    # 2x (2) Lunar Eclipse
    # 2x (2) Mark of the Spikeshell
    # 2x (2) Solar Eclipse
    # 2x (3) Feral Rage
    # 2x (3) Fungal Fortunes
    # 2x (3) Moontouched Amulet
    # 2x (4) Overgrowth
    # 1x (5) Wildheart Guff
    # 2x (6) Nourish
    # 2x (8) Cenarion Ward
    # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone

    • FooBars
      February 10, 2022 at 5:12 am

      Love this, very powerful!

    • 2asandab
      February 10, 2022 at 7:01 am

      Yes, ramp druid for the win on this one. Hardly see anything else a day in.

      I had to drop Nagrad Slam on T1 and T2 to beat it.

      Fun brawl. But the create-a-decks always get repetitive quick.

  7. Brandon975
    April 8, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    I would like to use Evocation in this deck, but I haven’t it
    ### Mazo de Gresca
    # Class: Mage
    # Format: Standard
    # Year of the Phoenix
    # 2x (1) Elemental Allies
    # 2x (1) Magic Trick
    # 2x (1) Ray of Frost
    # 2x (1) Violet Spellwing
    # 2x (2) Mana Cyclone
    # 2x (2) Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    # 2x (2) Starscryer
    # 2x (3) Arcane Amplifier
    # 2x (3) Arcane Intellect
    # 1x (3) Chenvaala
    # 2x (3) Frost Nova
    # 2x (5) Rolling Fireball
    # 2x (8) Deep Freeze
    # 2x (8) Power of Creation
    # 1x (10) Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron
    # 2x (10) Pyroblast
    # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone

  8. Nerose
    April 8, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Choose one spell Druid for me. Lost to OTK demon hunter. Also saw a cool zero-spell shaman deck.