Showdown at Blackrock Mountain

These two epic bosses of Blackrock Mountain are settling things once and for all... with your help!

How It Works

This brawl features a battle between two bosses of Blackrock Mountain: Ragnaros the Firelord & Nefarian. Which boss you play as is determined randomly after you queue up. In the first iteration it was very unbalanced and you would often see Ragnaros concede immediately. It has been adjusted multiple times since it's inception.

Ragnaros begins with the hero power Molten Rage and the weapon Sulfuras, not to be confused with the quest reward version Sulfuras from Fire Plume's Heart. When all the durability is used, the hero power becomes DIE, INSECT!.

Nefarian begins with a 30 armor on top of his health total and uses the hero power Wild Magic to generate many spells. He also begins with a extra mana, however the number has been reduced from the original 5 for balance reasons.

Though the decks have been modified to make the brawl more enjoyable for both players, there are numerous special cards that return each time. You can find them below:

Atramedes Card ImageCore Hound Pup Card ImageCoren Direbrew Card ImageDragonkin Spellcaster Card ImageDrakonid Slayer Card Image
Garr Card ImageGolemagg Card ImageHigh Justice Grimstone Card ImageLiving Lava Card ImageLucifron Card Image
Moira Bronzebeard Card ImageRazorgore Card ImageRock Elemental Card ImageSon of the Flame Card ImageVaelastrasz Card Image
Whirling Ash Card ImageCore Hound Puppies Card ImageLiving Bomb Card ImageOpen the Gates Card Image


This was the first Tavern Brawl ever!

When We've Seen Showdown at Blackrock Mountain

Week Started Ended Reward
Week #1 Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Saturday, June 20, 2015 1x Classic Pack
Week #22 Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Saturday, November 14, 2015 1x Classic Pack
Week #111 Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Saturday, July 29, 2017 1x Classic Pack
Week #143 Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Saturday, March 10, 2018 1x Classic Pack
Week #203 Wednesday, May 01, 2019 Monday, May 06, 2019 1x Classic Pack
Week #311 Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Wednesday, June 02, 2021 1x Year of the Phoenix Pack


  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar
    Supporter 2005 1368 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Nice brawl!

  • Skorpionex's Avatar
    Headless Horseman 1445 420 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

    Wow, Nefarian is so weak now. I had him 5 times in a row and lost each game, then I got Rag and easily won. I remember times when winning with Ragnaros was almost impossible.

    Nefarian doesn't have any removals so he need to rely on his hero power but now it's close to useless, flooded by cheap or useless spells (I got Dinomancy and Sacrifice in one game...). And Ragnaros has tons of removals (some of them were buffed in Core set).

    Blizz should give Nef one more starting mana (like it was in very first brawl) or change his HP cost to 0.

    • aposteljoe's Avatar
      COMMENT_COUNT_600_HS 1165 644 Posts Joined 06/18/2019
      Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

      My Nef opponent got: Dinosize, Libram of Hope, the "Deal 2 dmg and summon a random Demon" summoned him 'Green Rag '...


      edit: Oh, nice. My Opp Rag snipes the Onyxia while all 6 whelps are on the Board. 2 games and I already hate the brawl -.-

  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2010 4741 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

    still no Elemental tag for the Rag boys

  • Jadeisgud's Avatar
    320 27 Posts Joined 09/11/2019
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

    Feels like Rag is stronger this time due to buffed classic cards, while Nef got weaker due to increased spell pool

  • Fyrfytr998's Avatar
    Salty Dog 680 136 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 11 months ago

    First but not last.

  • Beatdoof's Avatar
    Serra Angel 300 62 Posts Joined 07/18/2019
    Posted 3 years, 3 months ago

    Such a great brawl

  • Kauscifer's Avatar
    Charmander 190 6 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 years ago


    • mightysamson1's Avatar
      Sparklepony 570 214 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
      Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

      About a year since we don't count 2020

  • JackStraps's Avatar
    280 41 Posts Joined 06/15/2019
    Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

    I will take the Second on first ! :-P

    • Horus's Avatar
      Mimic 2525 3272 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
      Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

      Is that how it works ? *winks*

      • JackStraps's Avatar
        280 41 Posts Joined 06/15/2019
        Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

        YUP !! :D

  • ThaMilkMan's Avatar
    Rock Rager 280 48 Posts Joined 06/02/2019
    Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

    First comment on first brawl. So firsty!

    • og0's Avatar
      Red Riding Hood 1570 1062 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
      Posted 4 years ago

      Want a coke? :P


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