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Tavern Brawl game mode.

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"Greatfather Kobold got a little carried away with the presents. He's wrapped up the strongest creatures & heroes in Azeroth! Free them!"

Wacky Waxy Winter's Veil is a Tavern Brawl. It debuted on December 20, 2017. For exact times, see the schedule.


Tavern Brawl Start End Notes
132 December 20, 2017 December 25, 2017 Awarded 3 Knights of the Frozen Throne packs.
289 December 23, 2020 December 30, 2020


This Brawl sees players doing battle using custom decks using any class. At the start of the game, four Large Waxy Gift are given to each player. When they die the opponent gets a legendary in hand that have their cost reduced by 3.

At Turn 7, 4 more presents will drop on each side of the board. If there are not enough presents to fit the board, then it will only drop as much as it can fill the board.

Special cards[]

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  • All gifts are summoned on turn 1. This allows player 2 to immediately attack with theirs if they're given a buff.


By far the best class for this brawl is Shaman, thanks to Evolve. A turn 1 Evolve will remove all of your presents from the board and replace them with 1-cost minions. This removes your opponent's Legendaries while setting up a board ready to trade into the opponent's gifts. If the Evolve isn't drawn, Shaman can also fall back on Mutate, Explosive Evolution, or even Revolve instead. Shaman also has access to Mogu Fleshshaper for a great Evolve target as well as Torrent to answer an opponent's Sea Giant or other early threat.

Since the Gift minions have 0 Attack, stat-switching effects like Crazed Alchemist and Topsy Turvy can be used to destroy them immediately. Alternatively, you can use buffs on the presents to create board presence and defend them against the enemy. Because the board will often be full from the presents, AoE buffs like Bloodlust are extremely effective. As mentioned, minions that benefit from the board state like Sea Giant and Lil' Exorcist are very useful.

Keep in mind that, unlike Gift Exchange, the gifts are always given to the opponent. Destroying your own gifts is actively detrimental, making cards like Void Ripper, Doomsayer, and Plague of Flames much less desirable in this brawl.