Eye of the Tempest

By Oeni · September 2020 · BrawlBack to guides

Welcome to Oeni’s Brawl Gazette, “Eye of the Tempest” edition! If you are completely new to the Brawl, be sure to read the Brawl guide before moving on with this week’s challenge.

This week, all spells cost -2 mana from their initial mana cost, for a minimum of 0.

This Brawl has a lot of different approaches and is a community favorite for this reason. The first approach makes use of spawning free toads and buffing them with a 4 mana Kindred’s Grace that has just been buffed to provide more strength for the primary target. You can get an insane amount of stats on the board this way.

However, AoE spells like Bladestorm and Needle Blast are also reduced, so a Winter deck featuring Olf the Hammer and Gift of the Wise on steroids might still be able to consistently clear the board and go the distance by attrition.

Swarm is another strong contender, with free frontline satyrs and insane AoE board clearing and base damage spell Dark Harvest for only 3 mana, just buffed from bordering to surrounding. Also Herald’s Hymn costs 5, so you can get a taste of how strong it originally was before it got nerfed twice.

Just for the record, Ironclad has 1-mana Fortification Tonic available, but the rest of their spell lineup is not looking too strong comparably, so I would not expect to see much of them.

Possible Decks

CriticalPancake’s Die Die Die

CriticalPancake piloted this to Mythic with 0 losses last time, claiming it was too easy.

But maybe Herald’s Hymn costing one more mana is enough to offset the buff to Dark Harvest and make it less viable? Maybe the more powerful Bladestorm can topple it?

He also mentioned that Freebooters got swapped out in the last games, because they were over too quickly anyways.

  • 1 mana1
    Green PrototypesGreen Prototypes5
  • 1 mana1
    Summon MilitiaSummon Militia5
  • 2 mana2
    DoppelbocksDoppelbocks5
  • 2 mana2
    Gifted RecruitsGifted Recruits5
  • 2 mana2
    Head StartHead Start5
  • 2 mana2
    Restless GoatsRestless Goats5
  • 2 mana2
    Wild SaberpawsWild Saberpaws5
  • 3 mana3
    Forgotten SoulsForgotten Souls5
  • 3 mana3
    FreebootersFreebooters5
  • 3 mana3
    Potion of GrowthPotion of Growth5
  • 5 mana5
    Dark HarvestDark Harvest5
  • 7 mana7
    Herald’s HymnHerald’s Hymn5
Die Die Die by CriticalPancake Brawl and Spells -2 mana

OneC’s Toad Spam

Not too many spells, but toads are just really strong, and Curse of Strings with Obsidian Butchers can steal some wins. The mana cost reduction makes Rain of Frogs playable even if it’s not too high level.

Other variations could include cheaper spells and cheaper runners, such as Wild Saberpaws and Limelimbs.

  • 1 mana1
    Summon MilitiaSummon Militia5
  • 2 mana2
    Copperskin RangerCopperskin Ranger5
  • 2 mana2
    Dubious HagsDubious Hags5
  • 2 mana2
    Gifted RecruitsGifted Recruits5
  • 2 mana2
    Rain of FrogsRain of Frogs5
  • 2 mana2
    Toxic SacrificeToxic Sacrifice5
  • 3 mana3
    Crimson SentryCrimson Sentry5
  • 4 mana4
    Azure HatcherAzure Hatcher5
  • 4 mana4
    Marked as PreyMarked as Prey5
  • 5 mana5
    Obsidian ButchersObsidian Butchers5
  • 6 mana6
    Curse of StringsCurse of Strings5
  • 6 mana6
    Kindred’s GraceKindred’s Grace5
Toad Spam by OneC Brawl and Spells -2 mana

Frostkhan’s Eye of the Tempest

The quintessential Winter attrition deck is also a scary high level option, but Gift of the Wise costs one more mana compared to last time, so we will see if it still holds up against the aggression of Swarm and the buffed toad spam of Shadowfen decks.

Visions of the Grove could be replaced with Underground Spring to trade offence for defence and really bank on permanent health regeneration.

  • 1 mana1
    Green PrototypesGreen Prototypes5
  • 1 mana1
    Summon MilitiaSummon Militia5
  • 3 mana3
    FreebootersFreebooters5
  • 3 mana3
    Hunter’s VengeanceHunter’s Vengeance5
  • 3 mana3
    Yowling WeaversYowling Weavers5
  • 4 mana4
    Beasts of TerrorBeasts of Terror5
  • 5 mana5
    BladestormBladestorm5
  • 6 mana6
    Needle BlastNeedle Blast5
  • 7 mana7
    Archdruid EarynArchdruid Earyn5
  • 8 mana8
    Visions of the GroveVisions of the Grove5
  • 9 mana9
    Gift of the WiseGift of the Wise5
  • 9 mana9
    Olf the HammerOlf the Hammer5
Eye of the Tempest by Frostkhan Brawl and Spells -2 mana

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