A Less Friendly Game of Chess

Things have gotten a little underhanded at Medivh's Magical Chessboard. Bring 6 unique cards and hide them under the table, they could swing the match in your favor!

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Week #159 Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Saturday, June 30, 2018 1x Classic Pack
Week #216 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Wednesday, August 07, 2019 1x Classic Pack


  • MalusCrabus's Avatar 160 18 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    After winning a bunch with very mediocre and useless cards. Obviously didn't really get it at the start, but luckily neither did my opponents, so just played for tempo and won, also, discovering the Queen every times helps a little.

    Then I decided that I could've/should've just put together a weapon, buff it and just go face, so I did.

    1x Waggle Pick
    1x Deadly Poison
    1x Tinker's Sharpsword Oil
    1x Preparation
    1x Goblin Auto-Barber
    1x Naga Corsair

    Worked pretty well.

  • Horus's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 660 893 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    After about 10 games, I came to the conclusion that the 6 card's decklist don't make much of a difference*. It is mostly about your starting hand, tempo and keeping a steady aggression. The moment you start playing defensively, you most likely have already lost.

    *Some card, such as Vanish, Imp Gang Boss & Mal'Ganis - to only name a few - have noticeable effect

  • Xynot's Avatar 95 25 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Cybertech Chip has been the MVP for me.  Played on a full board, it refills your hand with mechs of a variety of cost.  With the extra cards and the ability to play on curve and go face, it's easy to outclass their production.  The dark horse award goes to Faceless Rager which gives you a 5/6 early in the game. Of course, you could always decide to play Warrior and Explore Un'Goro. Here's the deck I used:

    Mech Poison
    A Unknown Hunter Deck created by Xynot. Last updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    2 4500 317 0

  • Watermelon86's Avatar Magma Rager 380 186 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Tried running Drakkari Enchanter to double up on attacks.

    Didn't work.  I guess Auto-Attack isn't considered an end of turn effect.

  • linkblade91's Avatar Global Moderator Draconically Dedicated 315 367 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I won with a Kathrena Hunter: 

    Pretty standard game until turn-8, when I ramped up significantly. Kathrena's death -> Oondasta -> Charged Devilsaur + King Krush from hand was a sudden blast of damage they were ill-equipped to deal with.

  • pidge's Avatar 140 14 Posts Joined 07/03/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    The games I played were extremely long. I played a deck similar to, A smashing game of chess, that is listed above. I got the win after 3 or 4 attempts but in the game that I actually won I never played a hunter class card. Due to the games playing out as slow as they did, I would have to say this is not my favorite brawl.

  • Pezman's Avatar Magma Rager 455 406 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Super fun: try Wailing Soul and Void Ripper. Make sure you've got a decent board of chess pieces on turn 7, then silence them all, swap them into 6/1's etc, then win. I run it in priest with Cleric, Shield, Circle and Binding Heal.

  • Hordaki's Avatar Dragon Scholar 275 120 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
  • kramerofboandls's Avatar HearthStationeer 285 143 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Inner fire does not work. Had to learn it the hard way. And I thought, this was a no-brainer :D

    I put a few removal cards of priest into the deck, worked pretty well regardless (even without inner fire). 

    • KANSAS's Avatar Wall 750 1258 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
      Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

      I made a druid deck full of board buffs and I was very disappointed when it did not work. 

  • GameTheory345's Avatar Magma Rager 210 127 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I used Daring Escape, Plaguebringer, Sap, Zilliax, Plague Scientist and Shadowstep. The bounces help you reposition your pieces, and some people insta-concede when they see the poisonous minions drop.

    • ArngrimUndying's Avatar Draconically Dedicated 385 485 Posts Joined 06/11/2019
      Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

      This worked like a charm for me - thanks!

    • CaptZoey's Avatar 70 19 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
      Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

      Good card choices. Once you get poison minions in the center line, you pretty much control the board.

  • Renoroc's Avatar 110 24 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I Priested with Vargoth, the stealth guy that sends a 1/1 back after death, the lifesteal spell, a thoughtsteal spell, madam lazul and mind control. My oppo quit after my board stayed full and his whittled down.

  • 500cats's Avatar 60 10 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    won a few games with


    Sea Giant

    Grim Patron


    Faceless Manipulator


    the Patron is just there just because it seemed fun and should prolly be replaced with face damage. MCT is also worth considering

  • og0's Avatar HearthStationeer 485 468 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    My game on NA was loooong.  Hopefully will be better on EU and Asia if I bring a better deck.


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