Tavern Brawl Top 2 – Standard

This week’s Tavern Brawl is Top 2 Standard! Pick a class, then choose two cards from Standard, your deck will be filled with 15 cards of each! This is a great brawl because games are extremely fast so it allows you to finish up your quests easily!

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Official Description for Tavern Brawl

The Innkeeper is wondering which two standard cards work best together. Show him – choose 2 cards and we’ll fill your deck with them!


This week you will receive one Classic pack as a reward for winning a game!

Top 2 Class & Card Choices

Here’s some of the combinations that have been working in this brawl. Let us know in the comments what has been working for you! Grabbed a lot of ideas from this Reddit post, so credit to them for the creations!

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Tavern Brawl Chalkboard


  1. Pandamonium
    May 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Personally my favorite brawl. Kitty power!

  2. J
    May 21, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    I really enjoyed using Jeweled Macaw and Dire Frenzy!!!

  3. SlapLaB
    May 21, 2018 at 2:08 am

    This has been one of the best brawls!

    So which one is the best deck? Are there any stats somewhere?

  4. DoubleBeatLoaf
    May 20, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    power of the wild & snowflipper penguin

    going second with 3 flippers and a POTW was almost insta-win. but was about 75-80% otherwise.

  5. Helioshadow
    May 20, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Honestly had tons of fun stomping the meta decks with Bring it On + Warpath. Beats all minion decks, destroys spell-burn decks, and beats Mill Druid (explanation later in the comment). You essentially have a full board clear in one card as well as 150 armor’s worth of cards in your deck.
    It destroys decks which spam minions, since Warpath kills basically everything that a meta deck would run, and Bring it On gives you enough sustain to last past the early flood. After that point, they’re in topdeck mode and you’ll have a good-sized hand, and if you count the minions they play and Warpath accordingly (trading 1-for-1 against a deck with half minions, and 1-for-2 against a deck which runs all minions).
    Against Mind Blast Priest, simply weave in Hero Powers and Bring it On when you recognize they’ll have lethal with the perfect hand. Warpath on the Radiant Elemental is easy, especially if they commit on Mind Blasts over healing Radiant Elemental. Your 150 armor will easily outdo their measly 75 (as you’re trading 10 for 5), and they’re never going to get anything safe on the board past turn 5. As for Twig/Starfire Druid, they’re not going to be able to deal more than 45 damage burst, and by then you would’ve already brought it on at least 2x (and even then, they’d need to get extremely lucky). I’d say the same thing about other burn decks if there were any, but I don’t think there is. But on the off-chance that Fireball + Pyroblast is a thing in an extremely fast paced Brawl, then I’d say you’re facing a difficult matchup.
    Mill Druid is an odd matchup, but if they’re running Naturalize + Branching Paths or Feral Howl, they won’t be able to clear their hand of Naturalize (since it requires a minion, and neither of you have minions) and thus mill some of their cards (preferably their non-Naturalizes). You out-armor their Feral Howl (since it 1: costs more, meaning you can weave in more hero powers, and 2: if they’re greedy on hand size, they’ll probably Mill, since they can’t get rid of naturalize and Feral Howl adds another card to your hand). Branching Paths is a weird matchup, but you’ll out-armor them because you do the same thing for 4 mana and one card (including your hero power), plus they’ll still Mill due to the overabundance of Naturalize.

    The best thing about the deck is that it doesn’t get countered by anything in the meta. Deck-shuffle cards aren’t really a thing in the brawl since it usually entails a loss in tempo (a valuable asset to most meta decks), and a Mill Druid that’s also runs minions is too slow for the fast-paced meta, feeds the enemy minions, and doesn’t have enough survivability nor card draw to survive for long. And the decks which do more damage to your face than you could possibly have in your deck (mostly Mage with late-game damage) are too slow for the meta.
    The only matchups which I’d fear are either the mirror (which will probably end in a draw if not get down to the wire and end up in the favor of whoever uses their Hero Power more), Upgrade Warrior (which I don’t really see but can pose a big threat), or some sort of Dead Man’s Hand abomination (which doesn’t exist in the meta).

    Yes, I spent too much time on this when the brawl ends in a few hours… But I wanted to show how smart I was x3

    • Pandamonium
      May 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      I beat that build with Black Cat and Arcane Missiles. It outraced the armor and removal with the 1 cost cats.

  6. Thrombin
    May 20, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    This Brawl has been great fun. All sorts of combos:

    Warrior (Animated Berserker, Frothing Berserker)
    Priest (Inner Fire, Lightwell)
    Hunter (Jeweled Macaw, Animal Companion)
    Shaman (Murkspark Eel, Murmering Elemental)
    Warlock (Soulfire, Clutchmother Zavas)
    Rogue (Sinister Strike, Eviscerate)

  7. Lowe18
    May 20, 2018 at 1:20 am

    PALADIN: Lost in the jungle + Sound the bells! is a much more better deck for this Brawl.

  8. Thuthith
    May 19, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Crystalized Oracle + Squashling on a Priest. You use their deck against them while keeping your health topped off with Squashling (echo).

  9. 1stDestroyer
    May 19, 2018 at 9:14 am

    I have 2 decks that should really be on this list:
    Fire Plume Harbinger + Servant of Kalimos (has extreme value endgame)
    Squashling + Happy Ghoul (great burst of 0 mana 3/3 minions in the beginning and has good healing)

  10. Vengyik
    May 19, 2018 at 9:09 am

    I managed two fun decks:

    Firstly a Feral Gibberer + Cold blood rogue. That was simply funny.

    Than the Naturalize + The Darkness druid. Its OP.

    The most fun deck against was a mage with Black Cat + Deck of wonders. I lost, but enjoyed!

  11. Nickname23
    May 19, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Pls, blizzard, give us top 3, top 4, top 5 tavern brawl, too 😀

    • Vengyik
      May 19, 2018 at 9:13 am

      Im join in!

    • LiamL
      May 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      Top 15 tavern brawl Kappa

  12. Superawseome
    May 19, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Hunter – explosive trap, deathstalker rexxar
    Beats most agro decks such as murloc because they never trigger the trap until they have 30 dmg on board above 3 health, then you rexxar and if they have no minion above 4 hp you won the board.
    Also beats hyena hunter, and call to arms knife juggle pali.

  13. Gondlink
    May 18, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    In my opinion, Mill Druid with Naturalize and Novice Engineer, so if your opponent doesn’t spawn minions, you can! (and it also gives the same card draw as the branching paths, with less of a chance to get it again due to having to use 2 rather than 1 card).

    and there is a fun rouge deck that consists of Cold blood and Young Dragonhawk.

    • Vendell
      May 19, 2018 at 5:58 am

      Terrible idea, any mage deck that just has Frostbolt and Fireball or some other face burn will absolutely destroy you way before you get them down to 0 cards in deck.

      • Nope
        May 19, 2018 at 2:35 pm

        So use plated beetle. Seems to be pretty effective.

  14. Colin
    May 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Bit late to the party, but been having a lot of fun with Unstable Evolution + Witch’s Apprentice.

  15. SylviaLastname
    May 18, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Southsea Deckhand + Cold Blood is fun.

  16. Gosbee
    May 18, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Lost in the jungle and sea giant is gr8

  17. oseiz
    May 18, 2018 at 11:06 am

    hallucination and tess best time in hearthstone in a long time my winrate has been aboit 50/50. tip against mill druid try to find twig its kinda broken whit tess

    • GhostlordTV
      May 20, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you, friend. I subbed out Hallucination for Blink Fox and am 3/3 so far. Best part is I have golden Blink Fox and Tess so the matchup is just so fun. 🙂

  18. Nkerklaan
    May 18, 2018 at 9:48 am

    The meta seems to have mostly settled into Duskbreaker priests and Mana Wyrm/Black Cat + Arcane Missiles. Was wondering why I wasn’t seeing more paladins until I tried Call to Arms + Knife Juggler, went up against Dusbreakers, and was out of Knife Jugglers by like turn 7.

    • KarmaIncoming
      May 18, 2018 at 11:57 am

      For me, shadow ascendant and either tar lurker or tortollan shellraiser worked quite well

  19. Enviousdeath
    May 18, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Would Crystal Core work?

    • AP
      May 18, 2018 at 10:05 am

      Absolutely not.

  20. Lunate
    May 18, 2018 at 5:36 am

    I have had good success with this 2 card mage deck so far.
    x1 Frost Nova
    x1 Fireball
    try to start your hand with mainly frost Nova as delaying tactics until you can use multiple fireball

  21. Antiliani
    May 18, 2018 at 2:28 am

    Haven’t seen this one here yet. Earthen scales + ironwood golem. Try it 🙂

    • Nicolas
      May 18, 2018 at 5:09 am

      I tried it and was surprised, so far i’ve got 3 wins in a row. I won against 2 mages and 1 warrior. If you have the coin you can stop their attack, and then, since you have many earthen scales, you just gain all your life back in armor. Really great deck. I recommend it

  22. Obizoth
    May 18, 2018 at 12:40 am

    hunter —-> timber wolf + crackling razormaw

    • Debussy
      May 18, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      JM and the CR is a very good combo too.

  23. Bse
    May 18, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Hallucination + Blink Fox is so mutch fun

  24. Jaime
    May 17, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Lost In The Jungle + Crystal Lion. I am amazed how well it works

  25. Flow
    May 17, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Voodoo Doctor + Happy Ghoul = So Fun!!!

  26. Gody322
    May 17, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Not kidding my highest win rate deck was Angry Chicken and Fallen Sun Cleric with Mage. I won almost 100% of the games I went first, going second is really tough though and I lost like 80% of those games.

  27. Jon
    May 17, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    You’d be amazed how many opponents have conceded on turn two or three when they see my golden Angry Chicken drop and get hit with Dark Conviction.

  28. LookLikeThis
    May 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Sorcerers Apprentice + Primordial Glyph is nuts trust me.

    • Caeleste
      May 17, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      This was SO much fun, thank you!

  29. TheFiftGuy
    May 17, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Also Cleric+Inner Fire is pretty good too.

    You go Cleric (coin cleric) into inner fire everything the moment it can attack

  30. Gody322
    May 17, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Angry Chicken + Dire Frenzy = 100% win rate

    • Jon
      May 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      hahahaha yessss!

    • Ronathon
      May 18, 2018 at 4:47 am

      you mean a -100% winrate?

  31. Mathieu
    May 17, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Curse of weakness + anything (currenly running Lifedrinker)

  32. ximtor
    May 17, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Angry Chicken + Power Word: Shield xD

    • Gargaduk
      May 19, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      Tried that too, didn’t work 🙂

  33. Set
    May 17, 2018 at 11:27 am

    just won 12 – 0 and counting with mana wyrm and arcane missles

    • Gargaduk
      May 20, 2018 at 3:20 am

      Mirror Image and Knife Juggler. Beats everything, especially Mana Wyrm mages 🙂

  34. Titto23
    May 17, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I pretty much enjoyed the Hunter’s spirit with:
    Candleshot + Southsea Deckhand;

    Is dumb and deadly as it sounds

    • Jim
      May 17, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      Also for Hunters, Crackling Razormaw and Scavenging Hyena Dominates the Druid combo of Naturalize and armor cards. Just make sure you adapt some minions to immunity from spells and hero powers.

      Wait until Turn 4 against druid. If you have The Coin, turn 3. Make sure you play the hyena and then adapt it. Playing before you can combo this out will just get it naturalized. Then it’s pretty much auto win, don’t be afraid if they are trying to fatigue you.

      Worked well against Arcane Missiles and Mana Wyrm also. Dire Mole and Crackling Razormaw also wins.

  35. Lakos
    May 17, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Radiant Elemental + Unidentified Elixir

    For the diversity:)

    • Jon
      May 17, 2018 at 10:11 am

      I had the same idea!
      I didn’t win 100% of the time, but it was probably the most fun out of any combo I’ve tried.

  36. HiroBR
    May 17, 2018 at 8:55 am

    The best are Mana Wryn+ Frostbolt
    I only loss to a druid with naturalize+Druid of the scythe the rest are a easy win!

  37. Daniel Blanc
    May 17, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Mountain giant and apple turn 3 8/8 are fun

  38. Smellberg
    May 17, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Not the best win rate, but a ton of fun when it works.

    Unstable evolution + Healing rain
    Fire plume harbringer + kalimos primal lord
    Professor Putricide + any secret
    Blood knight + any 1cost divine shield
    Primalfin totem + bloodlust
    The last kaleidosaur + Sound the bells
    Shadow Ascendant + power word shield
    Wild growth + the lich king
    Awaken the makers + crystalline oracle

  39. Jason H
    May 17, 2018 at 7:54 am

    I won 9 straight before my first loss just now with Paladin. Lost in The Jungle & Crystal Lion 🦁

  40. KLGamet
    May 17, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Idk what just happened but i face a wild mechwarper hunter in this brawl

    ty blizz

  41. Heylookabird#1615
    May 17, 2018 at 6:52 am

    8-0 with Warlock: Soulfire + Clutchmother

    • CD001
      May 18, 2018 at 4:24 am

      I lost the first time I used that … though, to be fair, that was mostly because the shopping was being delivered and I had to baby-sit the dog so he wouldn’t attempt to eat the groceries and/or delivery driver 🙂

      Dogs are bad for your HS win-rate.

  42. OmnisexualTyrannosaurus
    May 17, 2018 at 5:50 am

    Righteous Protector + Sound The Bells is working pretty great for me so far.

  43. DaFerra
    May 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Priest with Wild Pyromancer and Power Word: Shield is a great control strategy

  44. Frostlord
    May 17, 2018 at 4:41 am

    A deck I had fun with was witches apprentice and unstable evolution

  45. SlapLaB
    May 17, 2018 at 3:57 am

    Northshire Cleric + Shadow Ascendant

  46. Thanatos
    May 17, 2018 at 12:55 am

    Guys oaken summons and Iroonwood golem works nice againist minion decks

  47. Smellberg
    May 17, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Wild growth + lich king.

  48. Noelemahc
    May 16, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Frothing Berserker (or any other hurt-to-power-up card, this one just does it indefinitely) + Sudden Genesis for Warrior.

    Your Berserkers power up every time they attack or they are attacked, and Genesis doubles all the powered up ones. Unless your opponent has a deck focused on freezing, you win by turn 7 or 8.

    Squashling + Mind Games lets you mess up any heavy-summon based deck by using its own heavies early, and the echo of Squashling lets you stay alive long enough to make use of it.

  49. samuel cohn
    May 16, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Bring It On and Brawl

  50. Belton
    May 16, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    I found that if you dont have branching paths for mill druid ferocious howl and naturalise are very powerful.

  51. Dunamis
    May 16, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    I won easily with Alarmobot and LichKing

  52. Pawel
    May 16, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Hunter with stonetusk boar & dire frenzy

  53. Austin
    May 16, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    I used Glacial Shard and Mind Blast, it worked pretty well.

  54. RogerShrubbr
    May 16, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Warlock-soulfire and clutchmother. Over about 30 games I won about 25

    • David Joseph Brown
      May 16, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      I used Voidwalker and Demonfire and went like 10-2 so far.

    • Anon
      May 17, 2018 at 3:11 am

      Played 3 games with this combo, lost all 3. Two against Warlocks playing the Murloc Tidecaller+Rockpool Hunter combo and one against a Warlock playing Acidic Swamp Ooze+Hellfire combo. To be fair, that last one was mutual defeat – I got the Warlock down to 2 health and I was at 3 when the Warlock played Hellfire to end the game.

  55. Nope
    May 16, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Healing rain is OP.

  56. Sir William
    May 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I used bloodmage thalnos and moon fire with the druid. It work perfectly.

    • kumbaya
      May 16, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Agree. One use, one win.

  57. SkirkRidgeEX
    May 16, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Just played against a deck containing Twig of the World Tree and Starfire. Fascinating idea if a little reliant on the luck of the draw.

  58. Luxius
    May 16, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Copy your opponent with Chameleos and Mind Vision.

    Not the strongest of 2-card decks, but it’s fun and gives you the edge of knowing what you’re up against early.

  59. Cynce
    May 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Wax elemental + earthen might should block most minion-based strategies.

  60. Feffered
    May 16, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    warrior: town crier+rabid wargen
    is a ”meta” call, u win agaist all the aggro decks and can outvalue them

  61. WL669#2673
    May 16, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    preparation with vancleef was funny too

    • EvanQP
      May 16, 2018 at 4:57 pm

      Why not use counterfeit coin instead of prep?

      • EvanQP
        May 16, 2018 at 4:58 pm

        oh wait, shit its not in standard anymore whoops

  62. WL669#2673
    May 16, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Feral Gibberer + innervate was so funny

  63. Eltreck
    May 16, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Thalnos + Moonfire are good, cuz against mage you can 2x Thalnos + kill his mana wyrms with moonfires and against control you can do a lot of dmg in one turn (3x thalnos + 7x moonfires on turn six 28)

  64. Vociferous
    May 16, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    I’m digging my Black Cat + Arcane Missiles. Rawr.

  65. WingedScribe
    May 16, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Divine Hymn/Duskbreaker is a great counter to minion aggro combos. Low-cost buff decks could be a problem for it, though. Still, works great against mages with Mana Wyrms.

  66. Donald DeGray
    May 16, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I was seeing a ton of mage so I went duskbreaker cobalt scalebane and dominated

  67. Brann
    May 16, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Duskbreaker + The Darkness

    Haven’t lost yet 12 – 0 so far 🙂

    • derpiest fox
      May 16, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Seconded, I played against this and it was brutal

    • Luxius
      May 16, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      Funny, cause as I looked up The Darkness it says it’s “uncollectible”.

      So how is that possible?

    • TONY
      May 16, 2018 at 11:44 pm

      lose so hard against mill druid

  68. billius
    May 16, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    soulfire and clutchmother got me plenty of consecutive wins

  69. derpiest fox
    May 16, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Radiant elemental and power word: shield has been hilarious

  70. MCP
    May 16, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Black Cat + Arcane Missles

  71. Drskoon
    May 16, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Feral gibberer & knife thrower is fun, but loses to mage, usually.

  72. SupHypUlt
    May 16, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Hunter: Leper Gnome + Play Dead

    • Elzein
      May 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      Nice! Tried it, too slow though..

  73. Zak
    May 16, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Lost in the Jungle + Lightfused Stegadon has been pretty good.

  74. Jdking
    May 16, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Why limit yourself to 2 cards?

  75. Zak
    May 16, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Naturalize + Ferocious Howl.

  76. Indigo
    May 16, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Just did Eviscerate and sinister strike…

  77. lol
    May 16, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Mill Druid: Naturalize + Forest Guide

  78. Gul'dan
    May 16, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Usually the Murloc Combos tear apart pretty much everything.. Gotta test Glinda and Snoflip Pingu tho.

  79. Sirius Cord
    May 16, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Genn Greymane + Flametongue Totem worked for me

  80. Govid
    May 16, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Shaman: Glacial Shard + Earthen Might.
    They can’t attack, you buff your minions and get random elementals. Great combo. Easy win.

  81. lovetm
    May 16, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Soulfire+Clutchmother Zavas

  82. Eltreck
    May 16, 2018 at 10:15 am

    When asia hct decks will be published?

  83. Chouxflower
    May 16, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Shaman: Firefly + Earthen Might

  84. jason
    May 16, 2018 at 10:08 am

    mind blast and holy smite

  85. KLGamet
    May 16, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Yes! Finally a cool Tavernbrawl again 😀

  86. Martian
    May 16, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Acidic Swamp Ooze and Hellfire, it’s the perfect combo!

    • Nope
      May 16, 2018 at 5:52 pm

      Hey, beats Upgrade and Shield Block.

      • Martian
        May 16, 2018 at 6:59 pm

        Is that what they had last time?

  87. Joeydungee
    May 16, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Found success with Nourish and Arcane Tyrant. Drawing 3 cards and playing 3+ free 4/4’s on turn 5 (or 4 with coin).

    • Stonekeep
      May 16, 2018 at 9:59 am

      The problem is that if you don’t do anything for the first 4 turns, you’re probably dead against most of the decks.

      • Joeydungee
        May 16, 2018 at 10:30 am

        Yeah, that happened to me as well. I ended up facing some less-agro decks and it worked better against that


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