Tavern Brawl Battle of Tol Barad

This week’s Tavern Brawl is Battle of Tol Barad! You choose a class and build your own deck. When you summon a minion you will get a spell of the same mana cost, but it costs 0-mana. Cards like Flamewaker, Mana Wyrm, Violet Teacher, and even Troggzor the Earthinator are great in this Brawl due to their ability to take advantage of spells.

Official Description for Tavern Brawl Battle of Tol Barad

Magical creatures are escaping from Tol Barad! Play a minion and get a random spell of the same cost, but for free!

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  • Summoning Stone is really good here because it summons minions for the FULL mana cost. It appears that Summoning Stone no longer spawns minions at the full cost.
  • Stonesplinter Trogg is also very strong because of all the spellslinging.
  • Gadgetzan Auctioneer is also going to get you a lot of value.

Battle of Tol Barad Chalkboard



  1. deepblue
    February 9, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Try Burgly Bully, it’s amazing in this tavern brawl especially with Flamewaker.

  2. Fluxczge
    February 8, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    bolf + auchenai + tree of life still good?

  3. CD001
    February 8, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Was bored of standard recently so blew basically all of my accumulated dust to craft Dr. Boom as I didn’t manage to pack/craft him before he went out of rotation … old skool Mech Mage is absolutely insane for this brawl – especially with Antonidus in the deck.

    Goblin Blast Mage + Free Fireball, yeah, why not.

  4. MMc
    February 8, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Summoning Stone no longer works in this brawl (is this a bug?). I ended up with a board full of cards with mana equal to the discounted spells, not the original cost (i.e., Murloc Tinyfins, Dummies and Wisps).

  5. Ray Walkinshaw
    February 8, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Evident,

    I love the amount of work you put into these guides every week, it’s really helpful for players who don’t have the time to dig through all oft he information out there to find some small nugget of information. Also, apparently Summoning Stone has been nerfed to only makes Wisps this Brawl, which makes me sad.

    Ray “blisterguy” Walkinshaw

    • Evident - Author
      February 8, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks! Dang, that’s a bummer about Summoning Stone. Thanks for the heads up, I’ll have to revise this post.

      • MMc
        February 8, 2017 at 2:50 pm

        Other than the Summoning Stone issue, your deck is great. I ended up dropping the two Summoning Stones and Stonesplinter Troggs and replacing them with Dr. Boom. Troggzor, K’T and Rhonin. My deck is a little slower, but that hasn’t posed any problems.

  6. GMosca
    November 26, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Priest brewmaster combo or rogue mill > tempo mage

  7. Jeun
    November 26, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Hi Evident,

    I don’t usually crybaby about stuff and I use your website most commonly for my Hearthstone information updates but your tips regarding the Battle of tol barad seem very bad by my very honest oppinion. I wonder why one would play such a lot of spells in a deck that benefits from playing dudes, you also advice to play auctioneer where i find it hard enough to empty my hand without any card draw. The man of Tol barad is by my oppinion ‘flamewalker’ best used after stocking up spells. The portal is also a fair choice as you suggested, trogg however is very low impact because with all the free spells flying about he gets wasted 80% of the time before he can punch. I made a deck myself with only dudes, nothing that draws cards or discovers spells and it is brutal if RNG doesn’t let you down. Wanna see my list? Can send u a screen if you like, it really is better than what you posted tbh…
    Thanks for your website and all the effort you put into keeping it up to date!

    Greetings Jeroen

    • Evident - Author
      November 26, 2015 at 10:08 am


      I agree that Flamewaker is very strong, but I figured that was fairly obvious, especially because I listed Tempo Mage as a strong deck list. Admittedly, I should have changed out the deck list for one of the more put together Tavern Brawl lists. People were running just straight Tempo Mage when I first put up the post. I honestly don’t see why you can’t fit in Trogg if you’re making a deck with only dudes. It still punishes your opponent for playing spells, and they don’t always have an answer. Gadgetzan is perfectly viable, it might not be optimal, but it’s still strong here.

      I’m going to add my more revised list, you’re welcome to e-mail me your list using the contact form.

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