Just like pretty much everyone else, Blizzard has likely gone on vacation or at least has the engines running on low power. That’s probably why this week’s Hearthstone (Free) Tavern Brawl is a repeat of one from all the way back in October, Who’s the Boss Now. I’m not complaining about the repeat; I don’t expect Blizzard to come up with new Brawls every week because that would take away development hours from whatever other surprise they have in store for us. This week’s Brawl is all about Hero Powers since you’ll build your own deck but instead of having your class’ standard Hero Power, you’ll start with a random hero power (outside the typical class ones) and each time you use it, you get another one.
The Hero Powers allow you to get spells from the opponent’s class, change the opponent’s minion health to 1, return a random enemy minion to the opponent’s hand, and so on. Since you’ll be using the Hero Powers a lot, you should bring along cards like Maiden of the Lake or any card that makes either your Hero Power cheaper or the opponent’s more expensive. Also, you might want to build a deck with Inspire cards just for fun. I did, and it was quite entertaining (though not the most powerful deck in history).