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Hearthstone Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl guide

It’s time to get some Winter Veil gifts… for yourself!

Happy Feast of Winter Veil! This week, Hearthstone is celebrating the holiday season with the return of the Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl. Read on for some Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl strategies and tips so you can earn a free card pack.

Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl information (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl information (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Hearthstone Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl strategy

The Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl requires you to select one of the 11 classes before building your own deck with it. After creating a deck, jump into the fray and smash open some crates to receive Stolen Winter Veil Gift spells. If one side of the board doesn't have a crate, then the game adds one in.

How the Hearthstone Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl works (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
How the Hearthstone Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl works (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

In this Tavern Brawl, you can deny your opponent crates by destroying them first. There are numerous ways to do this. For example, if you choose the Warlock class, you can take advantage of minions and spells like Sanguine Reveler, Plague of Flames, and even Void Terror. In the example below, the Sanguine Reveler minion destroyed a crate and grained a buff.

Sanguine Reveler destroyed the Winter Veil Gift (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Sanguine Reveler destroyed the Winter Veil Gift (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Hearthstone Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl guide

Destroying a crate grants you a Stolen Winter Veil Gift spell that costs one mana. Cast this spell to discover a random treasure with a five-mana discount. These treasures depend on your chosen Hearthstone class. The example below shows some possibilities for Warlock players.

The Stolen Winter Veil Gift spell grants you a treasure (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
The Stolen Winter Veil Gift spell grants you a treasure (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

When you cast the Stolen Winter Veil Gift spell, there's also the chance of getting the special Hardpacked Snowballs spell as an option. This card returns three random enemy minions to your foe's hand. This is a Frost spell that can be used by any class.

Hardpacked Snowballs in Hearthstone (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Hardpacked Snowballs in Hearthstone (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Use your cards wisely, deny your opponent crates, and don't forget to go face! Taking down your opponent for the first time in this week's Tavern Brawl results in a free Standard card pack.

Hearthstone Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl decks

This Tavern Brawl favors the Warlock class and its cards. Above are some Hearthstone Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl deck codes. They are centered around destroying your own minions. Again, doing this denies your opponent crates!

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