Henchmania!

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Tavern Brawl game mode.


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"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]

Heroes
Mr. Chu.png
Candlebeard (Henchmania!).png
Myra Rotspring(90123).png
George the Fallen.png
Manhunter Ivan (Henchmania!).png
Voodoomaster Vex (Henchmania!).png
Russell the Bard (Henchmania!).png
Sephira Dusktalon (Henchmania!).png
Raeth Ghostsong (Henchmania!).png

Hero Powers[edit | edit source]

Undermine.png
Charge!(77243).png
Necrium Infusion.png
Divinity(77248).png
Trap Preparation(89616).png
Totem of Chaos(77326).png
Alluring Tune(77336).png
Tangled Wrath(89707).png
Desecrate(89692).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]

Mr. Chu[edit | edit source]

Big Warrior.

Class Card No
Warrior Shield Slam 2
Warrior Sweeping Strikes 2
Warrior Warpath 2
Warrior Weapons Project 2
Warrior Shield Block 2
Warrior Dr. Boom's Scheme 2
Warrior Brawl 2
Warrior Supercollider 2
Neutral Zilliax 1
Neutral Damaged Stegotron 2
Neutral Amani War Bear 2
Warrior Dr. Boom, Mad Genius 1
Warrior Akali, the Rhino 1
Warrior Grommash Hellscream 1
Neutral Bull Dozer 2
Warrior The Boomship 1
Warrior Dimensional Ripper 2
Warrior The Boom Reaver 1

Candlebeard[edit | edit source]

Pirate Rogue.

Class Card No
Rogue Pit Snake 2
Rogue Swashburglar 2
Rogue Cutpurse 2
Neutral Ship's Cannon 2
Neutral Magma Rager 2
Rogue Shady Dealer 2
Neutral Stoneskin Basilisk 2
Neutral Vicious Fledgling 2
Neutral Genzo, the Shark 1
Neutral Piloted Shredder 2
Rogue Xaril, Poisoned Mind 1
Rogue Dark Iron Skulker 2
Neutral Piloted Sky Golem 2
Rogue Vanish 1
Neutral Wind-up Burglebot 2
Neutral Sneed's Old Shredder 1
Neutral Sea Giant 2

Myra Rotspring[edit | edit source]

Deathrattle Rogue.

Class Card No
Rogue Backstab 2
Rogue Preparation 2
Neutral Fire Fly 2
Rogue Cold Blood 2
Neutral Devilsaur Egg 2
Rogue Necrium Blade 2
Rogue Sonya Shadowdancer 2
Rogue Blightnozzle Crawler 2
Rogue Elven Minstrel 2
Rogue Walk the Plank 2
Neutral Carnivorous Cube 1
Rogue Myra Rotspring 1
Rogue Necrium Vial 2
Rogue Vilespine Slayer 2
Neutral Mechanical Whelp 2
Rogue Sprint 1
Neutral Da Undatakah 1

George the Fallen[edit | edit source]

Silver Hand Paladin.

Class Card No
Paladin Lost in the Jungle 3
Paladin Drygulch Jailor 2
Paladin Aldor Peacekeeper 2
Neutral Blood Knight 1
Paladin Call to Adventure 1
Paladin Divine Favor 1
Paladin Muster for Battle 2
Paladin Rallying Blade 1
Paladin Consecration 2
Paladin Equality 2
Paladin Lightfused Stegodon 2
Paladin Duel! 1
Paladin Grimestreet Enforcer 2
Paladin Quartermaster 2
Paladin Stand Against Darkness 2
Paladin Level Up! 2
Paladin Vinecleaver 2

Manhunter Ivan[edit | edit source]

Secret Hunter.

Class Card No
Neutral Secretkeeper 1
Hunter Tracking 1
Hunter Webspinner 1
Hunter Bear Trap 1
Hunter Cat Trick 1
Hunter Dart Trap 1
Hunter Explosive Trap 1
Hunter Flare 1
Hunter Freezing Trap 1
Hunter Hidden Cache 1
Hunter Hunter's Mark 1
Hunter Lock and Load 1
Hunter Rat Trap 1
Hunter Snake Trap 1
Hunter Snipe 1
Hunter Wandering Monster 1
Hunter Animal Companion 2
Hunter Cloaked Huntress 1
Hunter Eaglehorn Bow 2
Neutral Hired Gun 2
Hunter Professor Putricide 1
Neutral Bittertide Hydra 1
Neutral Cobalt Scalebane 1
Hunter Explosive Shot 1
Hunter Lesser Emerald Spellstone 2
Hunter Call of the Wild 1

Voodoomaster Vex[edit | edit source]

Deathrattle Rogue.

Class Card No
Neutral Mistress of Mixtures 2
Neutral Explosive Sheep 2
Neutral Shallow Gravedigger 2
Rogue Unearthed Raptor 2
Neutral Piloted Shredder 2
Neutral Rattling Rascal 2
Neutral Ticking Abomination 2
Rogue Xaril, Poisoned Mind 1
Neutral Abomination 2
Neutral Bomb Squad 2
Neutral Carnivorous Cube 2
Neutral Corpse Raiser 2
Rogue Shadowcaster 2
Neutral Tomb Lurker 2
Neutral Aya Blackpaw 1
Neutral Sylvanas Windrunner 1
Neutral Sneed's Old Shredder 1

Russell the Bard[edit | edit source]

Control Rogue.

Class Card No
Rogue Backstab 2
Rogue Counterfeit Coin 2
Rogue Swashburglar 2
Neutral Annoy-o-Tron 2
Rogue Evasion 2
Rogue Eviscerate 2
Neutral Knife Juggler 2
Rogue Perdition's Blade 2
Neutral Questing Adventurer 2
Neutral Barnes 1
Rogue Elven Minstrel 2
Neutral Antique Healbot 1
Rogue Lesser Onyx Spellstone 2
Rogue Shado-Pan Rider 2
Neutral Stampeding Kodo 2
Rogue Thistle Tea 2

Sephira Dusktalon[edit | edit source]

Egg Druid.

Class Card No
Druid Claw 2
Neutral Dragon Egg 1
Druid Enchanted Raven 2
Druid Mark of the Lotus 2
Neutral Runic Egg 1
Neutral Swamp Dragon Egg 1
Druid Mark of the Wild 2
Neutral Nerubian Egg 1
Druid Power of the Wild 2
Shaman Windfury 2
Boss Witchwood's Touch 1
Druid Wrath 2
Neutral Devilsaur Egg 1
Neutral Eggnapper 1
Druid Wild Growth 2
Druid Swipe 1
Shaman Bloodlust 2
Druid Starfall 1
Druid Nourish 1
Neutral Windfury Harpy 1
Druid Ultimate Infestation 1

Raeth Ghostsong[edit | edit source]

Resurrect Priest.

Class Card No
Warlock Corrupting Mist 2
Priest Resurrect 2
Priest Acolyte of Agony 2
Neutral Acolyte of Pain 2
Neutral Flesheating Ghoul 2
Neutral Shallow Gravedigger 2
Neutral Cult Master 2
Neutral Carnivorous Cube 2
Neutral Gurubashi Berserker 2
Neutral Cairne Bloodhoof 1
Neutral Moat Lurker 2
Neutral Sylvanas Windrunner 1
Priest Lesser Diamond Spellstone 2
Warlock Twisting Nether 2
Boss Shallow Graves 4

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.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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