Henchmania!

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Tavern Brawl game mode.


Henchmania!.png
"The League of E.V.I.L. is hosting henchman auditions! Do you have what it takes?! Choose who you'd like to work for and get a bonus!"

Henchmania! is a Tavern Brawl. It debuted on May 8, 2019.

History[edit | edit source]

Tavern Brawl Start End
204 May 8, 2019 May 13, 2019

Overview[edit | edit source]

This Tavern Brawl sees players taking on the form of various characters seen in previous single-player content, most of them being old bosses. Players can choose to play as one of nine preset characters, each with their own Hero Power and premade deck. In addition, each player can choose a passive bonus from one of the members of the League of E.V.I.L.

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Candlebeard (Henchmania!).png
Charge!(77243).png
George the Fallen(92027).png
Divinity(77248).png
Manhunter Ivan (Henchmania!).png
Trap Preparation(89616).png
Mr. Chu(92028).png
Undermine(92016).png
Myra Rotspring(90123).png
Necrium Infusion(92030).png
Raeth Ghostsong (Henchmania!).png
Desecrate(89692).png
Russell the Bard (Henchmania!).png
Alluring Tune(77336).png
Sephira Dusktalon (Henchmania!).png
Tangled Wrath(89707).png
Voodoomaster Vex (Henchmania!).png
Totem of Chaos(77326).png

Special cards[edit | edit source]

Work for Hagatha.png
Work for Dr. Boom.png
Work for Togwaggle.png
Work for Madame Lazul.png
Witchwood's Touch(89720).png
Shallow Graves(89693).png

On each player's first turn, they can select one of four passives bonus from one of the members of the League of E.V.I.L.

  • Work for Hagatha: At the end of your turn transform a random friendly minion into one that costs (1) more.
  • Work for Dr. Boom: Give all friendly minions Deathrattle: Deal 1-2 damage to a random enemy.
  • Work for Togwaggle: After you play a Minion add a Coin to your hand.
  • Work for Madame Lazul: After you play a spell, gain a copy of a random card in your opponent's hand.

The way the passive Work with Dr. Boom works is that it gives minions the Deathrattle when the player summons them. Therefore, if only one of the players in a game selects this passive and later takes control of an enemy minion, the minion will not gain the Deathrattle; conversely, if the opponent takes control of a minion that has Dr. Boom's Deathrattle, the minion will keep the Deathrattle.

Decks[edit | edit source]

Candlebeard
George the Fallen
Manhunter Ivan
Mr. Chu
Myra Rotspring
Raeth Ghostsong
Russell the Bard
Sephira Dusktalon
Voodoomaster Vex

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Candlebeard: Play aggressive and go face as often as possible. Pairs best with Togwaggle, so you always can use your Hero Power right after summoning something. Dr. Boom is a decent alternative.
  • George the Fallen: A well-rounded and powerful henchman. His Hero Power makes it extremely hard for opponents to catch up to if they don't have good ways to ping and his Silver Hand Recruit buffs can close out the game easily. Works well with any leader, but pairs best with Dr. Boom.
  • Manhunter Ivan: A jack-of-all-trades. He doesn't have any huge weaknesses, but needs a few key cards to secure a win. Works well with any leader besides Togwaggle.
  • Mr. Chu: Has bad matchup against most other henchmen. Is unlikely to survive long enough to make use of big minions and has weak synergy with the leaders. Pairs best with Madame Lazul, although risk of milling is high, or Hagatha. His only good matchup is against Sephira Dusktalon, whose spell-heavy deck can easily mill her, but also due to a bug if she draws an Explosive with a Hero Power it becomes unplayable.
  • Myra Rotspring: Has a weak start, but can shift tempo massively in her favor in the midgame. Pairs best with Togwaggle to play out her combos faster. Dr. Boom also works, but it will screw up her Hero Power's targeting.
  • Raeth Ghostsong: A control deck with a game plan of keeping the board clean with his Hero Power and outvaluing the opponent late game with resurrection effects. His scaling minions keep the midgame in check. Has better matchup against the more aggressive decks. Works well with any leader except Lazul. Picking Togwaggle has the advantage of powering up his Lesser Diamond Spellstone, as his deck has very few spells.
  • Russell the Bard: He has a fairly standard Rogue deck, but his oppressive Hero Power makes him good against certain matchups. Most of his finishing power comes from massively buffed Questing Adventurers. Pairs well with any leader.
  • Sephira Dusktalon: A very buff-focused deck with mostly small minions. Spread out your minions then play out your AoE buffs. Her Hero Power is double-edged, making her very unlikely to run out of steam, but easy to mill. Dr. Boom or Togwaggle are good choices. Hagatha is not recommended because it conflicts with her Deathrattle minions, as well as Lazul since the value generation is overkill. Consider picking Togwaggle against her to mill her deck quickly.
  • Voodoomaster Vex: A powerful henchman with good card generation and board tempo. His Hero Power works for both heroes, but his deck can take advantage of it better. Pairs best with Dr. Boom, dishing out huge amounts of damage over time. When fighting against Voodoomaster Vex, picking Dr. Boom is recommended.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Work with Hagatha[edit | edit source]

Picked

Hagatha
You wish to serve ME?
Dr. Boom
BIG mistake bucko!

Turn 2

Hagatha
Why are YOU worthy of consideration?

Turn 3

Hagatha
Show me the darkness within you!

Turn 6

Hagatha
I see all! It is... disappointing.

Low health

Hagatha
All rejects shall be cursed! THAT is the price of failure!

Victory

Hagatha
We have come to an understanding!

Defeat

Hagatha
I... will have to think about it.

Work with Dr. Boom[edit | edit source]

Picked

Dr. Boom
Hey! Are you an appli-CAN or an appli-CAN'T!?
Madame Lazul
Humph!

Turn 2

Dr. Boom
This'll be easy, just a few questions and a fight to the death!

Turn 3

Dr. Boom
How hard can you hit things?

Turn 6

Dr. Boom
Ok, ok! Clock's tickin'... oh, or is that me?

Low health

Dr. Boom
I've gotta step out for a minute, and do something that's actually important.

Victory

Dr. Boom
Ohhh, I got plans for you buddy!

Defeat

Dr. Boom
Oh it's over? Guess you really BOMBED! *laughs*

Work with Togwaggle[edit | edit source]

Picked

Togwaggle
You is smarter than you look!
Hagatha
How irritating...

Turn 2

Togwaggle
Who is best strongest candidate? Must fight it out!

Turn 3

Togwaggle
We is running result-driven operation here, top talent ONLY!

Turn 6

Togwaggle
I am taking notes on your performance metrics! You? VERY LOW PERCENTILE!

Low health

Togwaggle
Not everyone takes candle, some lose candle, which is you?

Victory

Togwaggle
Big surprise! You being better than statistical average! Allowing for marginal error...

Defeat

Togwaggle
NEXT!

Work with Madame Lazul[edit | edit source]

Picked

Madame Lazul
Just as I expected!
Togwaggle
You is bad and should feel bad!

Turn 2

Madame Lazul
Let's have a little talk, you and me.

Turn 3

Madame Lazul
Would you say you are TRULY evil, or just evil enough?

Turn 6

Madame Lazul
Where do you envision yourself in five years? Oh wait, I already know.

Low health

Madame Lazul
Did you have any questions for me? Because too bad!

Victory

Madame Lazul
Great things are in the cards for you...

Defeat

Madame Lazul
I'm afraid you are nothing I haven't seen before.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This Tavern Brawl has the most heroes in the selection that share the same class, with Rogue having four representatives.