Of this week hearthstone Tavern Brawl has a great name: Shake, Deathrattle and Roll. Unfortunately, that’s where the greatness ends. There’s a lot of frustrating RNG in this Brawl, and it took me half a dozen tries to score a win and pick up a pack. Matches can be slow due to the multitude of Deathrattle effects that activate, so this might take you a while.

The sooner you start, the sooner you can earn your package, so let’s get started.

Basics of Tavern Brawl

  • Name: Shake, Deathrattle and Roll!
  • Description:There’s a lot going on! Choose a class and get a random deck of cards. Every minion you play gets a copy of the death rattle effect of any minion!
  • Fun level: 2/10
  • Difficulty: 5/10
  • Replayability: 9/10
  • Format: Wild
  • Type: PVP
  • Deck: As long as
  • Rewards: 1 standard package

The premise is mostly in the name: you get a random deck of cards, and when you play a minion, it gets a random Deathrattle effect. Since you have no control over what’s in your deck or which Deathrattles you end up with, it’s a very RNG-heavy Brawl, where winning or losing is mostly based on chance.

While this Brawl could have had a bit of strategy, it is thwarted by a technical issue. When you play a minion, the game also draws a random Deathrattle card for you and attaches that Deathrattle to your shiny new minion. But once the Deathrattle is there, you can’t see what it is: hovering your mouse over the map will only show the minion where the Deathrattle came from. Sure it’s possible to remember what each card’s Deathrattle is, but as you play more minions it’s easy to lose track – especially since it’s a wild Brawl with practically unlimited card possibilities. That means there’s not much you can think of when to sacrifice your own minions to activate their Deathrattle effects or when to avoid killing enemy minions so you don’t activate their Deathrattle effects.

The result is randomness upon randomness. You play random cards and then random things happen, and if the luck is in your favor, something will randomly win you the game.

How to win Shake, Deathrattle and Roll

You start by choosing a class, and in my experience none of them seem particularly better than the other. You get a random deck with a mix of minions and spells, so you pick a class based on class cards and Hero Power. If you don’t have a preference, go for the class you are looking for today.

From there, you want to play the most powerful minions as soon as possible and hope for the best. You can get awesome Deathrattles that win you the game or you can get terrible Deathrattles that deal you more damage than your opponent. It’s pure luck of the draw.

Mulligan for cards that you can play early and need to keep pace with – you want to have a card that you can put down each round so you don’t fall behind on the board. Go all out from there. If you can take out your opponent fast enough, you have a very good chance of winning.

Well… good luck. You need it.

Originally published on 2/12/2020, updated 23/6/2022

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