Ben Brode, Lead Designer for Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone, made the announcement that a new type of Tavern Brawl is headed to the game. The best way to describe this new brawl is constructed arena.  The rules of Heroic Brawl are as follows:

  • Play with a constructed deck.
  • The deck must be Standard format
  • You cannot change your deck once it is created
  • The Brawl continues until you reach 12 wins or 3 losses, whichever occurs first 

There is a rather steep entry fee into this brawl, as well.  The fee is $9.99 USD or 1000 gold per run.  You can only run Heroic Brawl a limited number of times.  The brawl will run during the normal duration of a regular Tavern Brawl.  The normal Tavern Brawl will NOT run at the same time as a Heroic Brawl. The rewards for the Heroic Brawl; however, make it very appealing. Depending on how well you do, you can earn up to FIFTY card packs at the end of the brawl period as well as multiple legendary cards!  This is on top of the usual gold and dust rewards. 

The official post from Blizzard with all of the details is as follows:

Ready for the ultimate competitive Tavern Brawl experience that will test Hearthstone’s best in an all-out battle for glory? If you think you’re up to the challenge, get your deck ready and dive into the fray, because Heroic Brawl is coming!


Heroic Brawl will challenge even Hearthstone’s most experienced players as they vie for glory and in-game rewards! Participants will create a Standard deck from their existing card pool and lock it in before their first Heroic Brawl match. No changes can be made to your Heroic Brawl deck once you’ve locked it in, so be sure to do a bit of testing before you finalize your deck.

Once you’ve locked in your Standard deck for Heroic Brawl, you’ll be pitted against other Heroic Brawlers in heated battle. Just like the Arena, you want to shoot for 12 wins to get the best rewards—but if you get three losses, you’re out! 

For Hearthstone’s best brawlers, 50 packs, a heap of Gold, piles of Arcane Dust, and three golden Legendaries sit at the end of the 12-win rainbow. The rewards are significantly different than what you have come to expect in the Arena, and the more games you win, the better they get. Are you ready to take on the best and brightest of competitive Hearthstone?


Heroic Brawl is not for the faint of heart, and is a unique experience meant for the extremely competitive and experienced Hearthstone player. To speak more on Heroic Brawl and the philosophy behind it are two of Hearthstone’s game designers for Tavern Brawls, Dan Emmons and Pat Nagle. 


Are you cracking your knuckles in anticipation yet? Here’s how you can participate!

Heroic Brawl lasts for only one normal Tavern Brawl week and has an entry fee of $9.99 USD or 1000 gold. You can participate in Heroic Brawl for a limited amount of completed runs. As mentioned above, Heroic Brawl rewards scale depending on how many wins you get, so be sure to do your best each run!

If you’re not ready to t Tavern Brawl week.

We hope that our Heroic Brawl scratches the competitive itch of the players looking for a high risk, high reward experience. Heroic Brawl is coming soon, so keep an eye out for updates.

We’re always looking to try new things in Hearthstone, so let us know what you think of Heroic Brawl on the official Hearthstone forums!

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