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Hearthstone Alley Brawl NA #3 Decklists

1st Hearthstone Alley Online Tournament LongAs our Alley Brawls reach out to more players, we are pleased to bring you the top performing players’ decklists for Alley Brawl #3!

Brawl #3 featured more Warlock mirror matches than I have ever seen in a tournament. It is not surprising then that the top 4 of this particular series happen to be Mid-Range Shamans (who are favoured against the Handlock) and Handlocks.

Champion: Masterchard

Shaman (22):

  • Earth Shock x2
  • Forked Lightning x1
  • Lightning Bolt x2
  • Rockbiter Weapon x2
  • Flametongue Totem x1
  • Stormforged Axe x1
  • Windfury x1
  • Feral Spirit x2
  • Hex x2
  • Lava Burst x1
  • Lightning Storm x2
  • Mana Tide Totem x1
  • Unbound Elemental x2
  • Fire Elemental x2

Neutral (8):

  • Bloodmage Thalnos
  • Nat Pagle
  • Defender of Argus x1
  • Leeroy Jenkins
  • Azure Drake x2
  • Gadgetzan Auctioneer x1
  • Argent Commander x1

A very run-of-the-mill Mid-Range Shaman. A single copy of Forked Lightning adds extra insurance against Aggro Decks, while the inclusion of a post-nerf Nat Pagle is somewhat questionable, as most Shamans value Mana Tide Totem over him post-nerf.


Runner-Up: Xjxj

Warlock (12):

  • Soulfire x2
  • Mortal Coil x2
  • Drain Life x1
  • Shadow Bolt x2
  • Hellfire x2
  • Shadowflame x1
  • Siphon Soul x2

Neutral (18):

  • Ancient Watcher x2
  • Bloodmage Thalnos
  • Ironbeak Owl x2
  • Sunfury Proetctor x2
  • Earthen Ring Farseer x1
  • Defender of Argus x2
  • Leeroy Jenkins
  • Twilight Drake x2
  • Alexstrasza
  • Mountain Giant x2
  • Molten Giant x2

A relatively standard Handlock Deck. Cards which are not commonly seen in this deck include a single copy of Drain Life and the two Shadow Bolts. Earthen Ring Farseer is usually favoured over Drain Life for the 3/3 body and extra healing, whereas Shadow Bolt has actually been dropped from most Handlock decks on account of it being “too slow”.

This deck also lacks a Lord Jaraxxus, though Handlocks running only one of Alexstraza/Lord Jaraxxus are not too uncommon.

Key Giveaway Long

2nd Runner-Up: Schizo300

Schizo300’s Shaman Deck

This Shaman Deck by Schizo300 is obviously more control-oriented compared to Masterchard’s variant. This variant of the deck tops off at 8 mana with Ragnaros the Firelord instead of 6. On the whole, both decks are relatively similar and almost indistinguishable outside of the Ragnaros and the Leeroy Jenkins.

3rd Runner-Up: Trinity

Trinity’s Warlock Deck

This variant of Handlock that Trinity brought is relatively more modern compared to Xjxj’s. The inclusion of Voidwalker acts as an extra weapon against Aggro Decks, and having both Lord Jaraxxus and Alexstrasza helps improves the consistency of drawing a late-game heal. Power Overwhelming gives this deck a lot more burst, potentially dealing up to 14 damage in one turn with Leeroy Jenkins + Power Overwhelming + Soulfire, making it a deadly finisher with 2 extra hits from giants.

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– Silfer

Image Credits: 

  • Jeremy
  • Blizzard Entertainment

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This entry was posted on April 7, 2014 by in Tournaments.



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