Don’t you ever just miss the days of Goblins vs Gnomes? Now that Hearthstone has its standard mode, signature cards like Dr. Boom and Annoy-o-Tron are just out of play. This week’s Tavern Brawl (though recycled) will touch those heart strings for you, while allowing you to play as either Boom Bot or Annoy-o-Tron to determine which of these maniacal mechs is superior.
Annoy-o-Tron’s hero power will give your lowest attack minion taunt and divine shield, while Boom Bot’s is to deal one damage to two random foes. The order in which you play minions and trade into smaller enemies is crucial to pay attention to.
Because which bot you play as is selected at random, it’s hard to really pinpoint a strategy to go into the game with. A lot of the cards in each deck are mechs with a lot of synergy, so the name of the game is thinking quick on your feet and using those hero powers to your advantage.
This is similar to the Boss Brawls from before, where getting a character like Kel’Thuzad might give you a significant leg up over those who were stuck with Rafaam. Annoy-o-Tron definitely dominates this brawl.
Still, none of this is to say that a Boom Bot can’t win, so regardless of your placement, hero, or otherwise, you can win the day. Go ahead and win yourself that free pack and shut up those horrible hellos.