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You might be looking for one of these cards: Brawl (Classic), Brawl (Core).
For the game mode, see Tavern Brawl

Brawl is an epic warrior spell card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Regular1~2 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Golden Classic
Golden Wild
Golden1~2 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 400 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 1600 Dust.pngGolden1


To edit these notes, go to Template:Brawl notes.

  • Brawl destroys all but one randomly selected minion. Ownership has no effect on the selection.[1]
  • Despite the animation, Brawl actually works by randomly selecting a minion in play, and then applying a destroy effect to all other minions simultaneously.
    • Brawl will trigger Deathrattles of all destroyed minions, in the order they were played, just as if they'd been killed by any other effect.
    • Brawl does not work by destroying minions repeatedly until only one is left. It is therefore entirely possible for multiple minions to be left over after a Brawl, if one of the destroyed minion's Deathrattles summoned another minion.
    • Brawl does not cause any minions to take damage.
    • Though Dormant minions visually join the brawl, they will not affect the outcome and will come out untouched along with the surviving minion.
  • Brawl has a long animation, and the player will not be able to play a card, attack with their Hero, or use their Hero Power, until the animation has completed.
  • Furthermore, during the animation of Brawl, the player won't be able to see the helpful, glowing green and yellow borders around the cards in their hand, which would indicate whether a card can be played or not.


While this card does not appear to be based on a specific ability from World of Warcraft, its flavor text references the film Fight Club, which is also quoted in the introduction to the Brawler's Guild in WoW.

The Brawler's Guild is the name for a number of underground fighting rings that have sprung up in recent times in Orgrimmar and Stormwind. Open only to those clutching a Blood-Soaked Invitation, these are brutal arenas where hardened adventurers can go to do battle against a range of special bosses. A unique solo PvE challenge, fights are performed in the centre of the ring for all to see, and success is rewarded with progression through the guild's ranks and access to even tougher opponents, as well as the grudging respect of your fellow brawlers.

The Tavern Brawl game mode also fits with the concept behind this card, although it was not added until more than 2 years later.


  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Blood of Gladiators" series, for the card Gurubashi Arena.
  • This card's flavor text references the 1999 film Fight Club.
  • A common joke states that  Armorsmith will always win a Brawl. This appears to have been started in 2014 by the popular streamer Kitkatz, following a string of unlikely Brawls.[2] This was likely due purely to chance and the law of large numbers, although the card's effect did see a bug fix shortly afterwards.


Patch changes

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch (2021-03-25):
  • Goblins vs Gnomes logo.png Patch (2014-12-04):
    • Now reads: "Destroy all minions except one. (chosen randomly)" (previously: "Destroy all minions except one. (chosen randomly)")
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Closed beta, 2013-10-02):
    • Flavor text now reads: "Do you know the first rule of Brawl Club?" (previously: no flavor text).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Alpha, April or May 2013):
    • Added.

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