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Hearthstone Top 2 Tavern Brawl guide

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Here’s a Top 2 Tavern Brawl guide that includes deck codes and strategies.

This week's Hearthstone Tavern Brawl is Top 2! Read on for a Top 2 Tavern Brawl guide and some deck codes.
Hearthstone Top 2 Tavern Brawl deck (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Hearthstone Top 2 Tavern Brawl deck (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Hearthstone Top 2 Tavern Brawl

In the Top 2 Tavern Brawl, you must create your own deck before battling other Hearthstone players. The unique thing about this weekly game mode is that you're only allowed to choose two cards from your in-game collection. Once these couple of cards are selected, your Top 2 Tavern Brawl deck will be filled with them.
Launch Hearthstone and click on the "Modes" option in the main menu. Then, press the mug on the screen to access the Tavern Brawl game mode. Hit the "Choose" button followed by "Create Deck" to select your class and cards. Once you're ready, simply press "Brawl" to begin duking out against an opponent.
How to access a Tavern Brawl in Hearthstone (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
How to access a Tavern Brawl in Hearthstone (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Top 2 Tavern Brawl decks

Since only two cards are involved in this particular Tavern Brawl, there are lots of possibilities. If you favor the Rogue class, then you can go for the classic Pogo-Hopper and Shadowstep combo. Pogo-Hopper's Battlecry involves gaining +2/+2 for each Pogo-Hopper you've played in the game. With Shadowstep, it returns a Pogo-Hopper minion to your hand and reduces its mana cost.
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Hearthstone Top 2 Tavern Brawl deck (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Hearthstone Top 2 Tavern Brawl deck (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Another way to win with buffed minions is by selecting the Druid class. Since this format is Wild, use Patches the Pirate with the Embiggen spell to deal damage. Embiggen gives all of the minions in your deck +2/+2. Meanwhile, Patches the Pirate makes use of its minion type because after you play him, another Patches the Pirate gets summoned from your deck.
  • Patches the Pirate and Embiggen: AAEBAZICAvutA5G8AgAA
Patches the Pirate and Embiggen (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Patches the Pirate and Embiggen (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
If you favor the Mage class, then there's the Ice Block and Ice Lance option as well. While Ice Block prevents lethal and makes you immune for a turn, Ice Lance freezes a character and deals damage if a character is already frozen.
  • Ice Block and Ice Lance: AAEBAf0EAsABrAEAAA%3D%3D
Ice Block and Ice Lance (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Ice Block and Ice Lance (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Another way to annoy your opponent is to dilute their deck while freezing and silencing their big minions. For example, with the Warlock class, you can shuffle a bunch of Curse of Agony spells in your foe's deck so they will receive damage whenever they draw the spell. Meanwhile, the Coroner minion can help stop the bleeding.
  • Curse of Agony and Coroner: AAEBAf0GAfysBAAA
Hearthstone Tavern Brawl screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Hearthstone Tavern Brawl screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
If you would like to try your luck with the Priest class, then one idea would be the Renew spell that restores a few health and lets you discover a spell. Spells like Mass Hysteria or Shard of the Naaru can help in this case. You can also take advantage of the Discover mechanic and Dragon minion type with a spell like Draconic Studies.
  • Renew and Draconic Studies: AAEBAa0GAt7MA5O6AwAA
Hearthstone Tavern Brawl (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Hearthstone Tavern Brawl (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
These are just a few ideas, but the possibilities are endless in this Top 2 Tavern Brawl. As you face more opponents, you can adjust your class and cards to keep up with the evolving meta.
That's all for now. Stay tuned on Esports.gg for weekly Tavern Brawl guides.
Amy Chen
Amy Chen
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Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!