Hearthstone Patch 9166 - Tavern Brawls, New Heroes - Animated, New Card Backs

Update Log (Times in EDT)
10:52 PM
: Cleaned up the post. Samsung card back appears to be triggered by a "login_device".
7:20 PM
: Added video showing how the heroes look in the shop, how they are purchased, new collection manager, and hero picker!
4:46 PM
: Added animated card backs for Samsung and the new heroes!
4:35 PM
: Added Tavern Brawl main theme music.
4:18 PM
: All the new hero audio is up!
4:05 PM
: Added new hero trays and Tavern Brawl interface images
3:35 PM
: Added Hero Emotes

Hearthstone Patch 9166

This patch is not currently live.

A patch has been discovered on Blizzard's servers. It is not yet available for download via the Battle.net client. This patch contains the new Tavern Brawl gamemode, three new cosmetic heroes, and a set of Brawl-specific cards. Read on for more information!

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See the New Shop, Collection Manager, Hero Picker!

We've got video footage of the new shop, collection manager, and hero picker! Check out the video below to see how purchasing the new heroes will work, how you can assign heroes and card backs to your decks individually, and the new heroes on the play screen.

New Heroes

Three new heroes have been added to the game. Their animations can be viewed below.


Possible Tavern Brawl Cards

All the new cards added in today's patch can be found below. Some are tagged as Brawl-specific cards, others come from the credits set, and there's even a couple of cheats. Read on for explanations of each card set.


Quote from HearthPwn

Brawl Cards

These cards are all a part of the "Tavern Brawl" set. It is likely that we will receive these in premade decks during certain brawls.



Hero Power


  • Atramedes (New) - Whenever your opponent plays a card, gain +2 Attack. Race: Dragon Cost: 4 Attack: 2 Health: 8
  • Core Hound Pup (New) - At the end of each turn, summon all Core Hound Pups that died this turn. Race: Beast Cost: 3 Attack: 2 Health: 4
  • Coren Direbrew (New) - Always wins Brawls. Battlecry: Add a Brawl to your hand. Cost: 4 Attack: 4 Health: 8
  • Dragonkin Hatcher (New) - Battlecry Summon two 2/2 Whelps. Race: Dragon Cost: 5 Attack: 4 Health: 6
  • Drakonid Slayer (New) - Also damages the minions next to whomever he attacks. Race: Dragon Cost: 6 Attack: 6 Health: 6
  • Garr (New) - Whenever this minion takes damage, summon a 2/3 Elemental with Taunt. Cost: 5 Attack: 4 Health: 8
  • Golemagg (New) - Costs (1) less for each damage your hero has taken. Cost: 50 Attack: 20 Health: 20
  • High Justice Grimstone (New) - At the start of your turn, summon a Legendary minion. Cost: 3 Attack: 4 Health: 5
  • Living Lava (New) - Taunt. Cost: 2 Attack: 6 Health: 6
  • Lucifron (New) - Battlecry: Cast Corruption on all other minions. Cost: 4 Attack: 4 Health: 7
  • Moira Bronzebeard (New) - Deathrattle: Summon Emperor Thaurissan. Cost: 3 Attack: 4 Health: 3
  • Razorgore (New) - At the start of your turn, give your minions +3 Attack. Race: Dragon Cost: 6 Attack: 4 Health: 12
  • Rock Elemental (New) - Taunt. Cost: 2 Attack: 2 Health: 3
  • Son of the Flame (New) - Battlecry: Deal 6 damage. Cost: 3 Attack: 6 Health: 3
  • Vaelastrasz (New) - Your cards cost (3) less. Race: Dragon Cost: 6 Attack: 7 Health: 7
  • Whirling Ash (New) - Windfury. Cost: 2 Attack: 4 Health: 5


  • Sulfuras (New) Deathrattle: Your Hero Power becomes 'Deal 8 damage to a random enemy'. Cost: 2 Attack: 2 Health: 6

Credits Cards

The following cards are a part of the credits set. They are displayed on the in-game credits reel and are very likely not playable.

  • Becca Abel - Whenever you draw a card, make it Golden. 
  • Beomki Hong - Taunt. Friendly minions can't be Frozen.
  • Brian Birmingham - Choose One - Restore a Mech to full Health; or Give a Designer Windfury.
  • Bryan Chang - Foodie: Make all minions edible.
  • Cameron Chrisman - While this is in your hand, Golden cards cost (1) less.
  • Christopher Yim - Battlecry: Your emotes are now spoken in "Radio Voice".
  • Dean Ayala - You can't lose stars while this is in your deck.
  • Elizabeth Cho - Battlecry: Add Echo of Medivh and Echoing Ooze to your hand.
  • Eric Del Priore (New) - Has Taunt if it's 3 AM.
  • Henry Ho - Battlecry: Spectate your opponent's hand.
  • He-Rim Woo -Choose One - Punch an arm; Offer a treat; or Give a big hug.
  • Jason MacAllister - He's a real stand-up guy.
  • JC Park - Battlecry: Add a new platform for Hearthstone.
  • Jeremy Cranford - When the game starts, this card climbs to the top of the deck.
  • Jerry Mascho - At the start of your turn, deal 1 damage. If this card is golden, deal 1 damage at the end of your turn instead. THIS IS A HAN SOLO JOKE.
  • Jomaro Kindred - Battlecry: TAKE any cards from your opponent's hand that they don't want.
  • Jon Bankard - 50% chance to be 100% right.
  • Jonas Laster - Whenever a Silenced minion dies, gain +1/+1.
  • Keith Landes - At the start of your turn, get -2 Health due to hunger.
  • Max Ma (New) Can only be played on a mobile device.
  • Max McCall (New) Your emotes have no cooldown and can't be squelched.
  • Mike Donais (New) Battlecry: Replace all minions in the battlefield, in both hands, and in both decks with random minions.
  • Ricardo Robaina (New) Battlecry: Summon three 1/1 Chinchillas.
  • Robin Fredericksen (New) Battlecry: If you have no other Erics on the battlefield, rename this card to "Eric".
  • Ryan Chew - Chews One - Sing karaoke; or Leave on time and tell everyone about it.
  • Ryan Masterson - Battlecry: Cast copies of Backstab, Cold Blood, and Eviscerate. (targets chosen randomly).
  • Seyil Yoon - Battlecry: Add 3 Sprints and a Marathon to your hand.
  • Tim Erskine - Whenever this minion destroys another minion, draw a card.
  • Walter Kong - Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to each of 2 strategic targets.


The following cards either have an internal client use or are used for testing the game.

Samsung Galaxy Gifts Promotion

Gifts from the Galaxy!  This card back is truly out of this world. Awarded through the Samsung Galaxy Gifts promotion!

We aren't sure how this promotion is going to work, but according to the client, it is triggered through "login_device". This is the first time this trigger has been used - no other rewards look like this.

Samsung Galaxy Gifts

New Hero Sounds

Check out the new voiceovers for each hero and their background music!