Learning all the different curves in Battlegrounds is immensely complex. While we try and include as many curves for each hero guide as we can think of, we previously didn’t have a great way to see all Battlegrounds strategies in one place. Recently Minder, a Battlegrounds community member, created a spreadsheet covering all the possible guides in Battlegrounds. It is a fantastic resource, and after some talking, Minder was happy to have us share this with all of you.
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The Standard curves of Battlegrounds
|Made by Minder||Heros||Tribes||Three Gold||Four Gold||Five Gold||Six Gold||Seven Gold||Eight Gold||Nine Gold|
|Standard Curve||Any Hero when Weak||Any||Buy a Minion||Level to Tavern 2||Sell a minion, Buy 2 /// Roll 2 Times Buy one||Buy 2||Level to 3 & Buy 1||2/3 Rolls Buy 2 3 drops||Level Roll Buy|
|Fast Standard Curve||Any Hero when strong||Any||Buy a Minion||Level to Tavern 2||Sell a minion, Buy 2 /// Roll (up to) twice & Buy one||Buy 2||Level to Tavern 3 & Buy 1||Roll Level to Tavern 4|
Three curves for C’thun
For C’thun, a powerful combination uses Jeweled Macaw with Selfless Hero (in the late game) when the Beast tribe is available. Besides that, Acolyte of C’thun and Micro Mummy are the best alternatives to starting with a Token for C’thun with any of the curves below. Curves two & three assume you don’t find a token or no tokens are available in the Battlegrounds lobby.
Credit to this section goes to Jkirek, from the Twitch channel Jkirek.
|Hero: C’thun||Preferred Tribes||three Gold||Four Gold||Five Gold||Six Gold||Seven Gold||Eight Gold||Nine Gold||Ten Gold|
|Standard (Ideal)||Beasts & Shield Tribes (Dragons, Mechs, etc.) // Possible with Any||Reroll once and/or freeze Token. Use Hero Power (HP)||Buy Token, Sell token, HP||Level to Tavern Two, HP||Reroll, Buy a Minion, HP||Level to Tavern Three, HP||Roll (up to) three times. Buy one, HP – Or – Buy two Minions, HP||Roll once, Buy two minions, HP – Or – Roll (up to) three times, buy one minion, HP||Level to Tavern Four, Buy one, HP|
|No Token Start with Mech Tribe||Any (alongside Mechs)||Reroll, HP||HP, Roll (up to) twice||Buy a Minion, HP||Reroll, Buy a Minion, HP||Level to Tavern two, Buy a Minion, HP||Level to Tavern Three, HP||Level to Tavern Four, HP|
|No Token No C’Thun||Any, without Mech.||Reroll, HP||Level to Tavern Two||Buy a Minion, HP||Buy a Minion, HP||Roll (up to) twice, Buy, HP. |
– Or –
|(7-Gold Alt.) Buy token, Sell, Buy, HP.||(7-Gold Alt.) Level to Tavern Three, HP|
Battlegrounds Kurtrus Ashfallen Curves
Kurtrus Ashfallen follows one main strategy. The interesting possibility is at the first Ten-gold turn, where it is possible to replace most of your board with stronger units in one go. For more on Kurtrus Ashfallen, take a look at Mewwy’s recent guide.
|Tribes||Three gold||Four gold||Five gold||Six gold||Seven gold||Eight gold||Nine gold||Ten gold||Ten Gold Alt.|
|Kurthus Ashfallen Curve||Any||Buy a Minion||Level to T2||Sell a minion, Buy two – Or – Reroll Twice & Buy one||Buy two||Level to T3|
Buy one minion.
|Sell Buy 3 Minions||Buy 3 Minions. Sell 3, Buy 1 Minion. (Hold one)||Level to T4||Buy two, Reroll, Sell three. Then, buy Two, Sell three, buy one.|
The Toki (And Galakrond) Curve
|Hero||Required Tribe||Three gold||Four Gold||Five Gold||Six Gold||Seven Gold||Eight Gold||Nine Gold|
|The Toki Curve||Toki / Galakrond||Demons, Mechs. Anything with strong Tavern-Four units.||Buy a Minion||Level to T2||Reroll, HP, Buy the T3, or freeze and buy a regular Minion||Level to T3, HP, freeze||Buy 1, HP Buy 1||Roll 2, Buy 2 Minions||Level to 4|
The Rafaam Curve
The Rafaam Curve was one of the first adjusted curve strategies in Battlegrounds. The key to success is to find the right balance between tempo and collecting pairs. Pairs are highly important, as you can fall far behind when leveling using the Rafaam curve without finding a Triple along the way.
|Hero||Required Tribe||Three gold||Four Gold||Five gold||Six gold||Seven gold||Eight gold|
|Rafaarm Curve||(Most) heroes with a one-cost HP.||Any||Buy a Minion||use Hero Power(HP), buy a Minion||Reroll, Buy a Minion, HP||Level to T2, buy Minion, HP||Level to T3, HP||Level to T4, HP|
The Great Akazamzarak, or Scamzarak, finds its success through abusing its ability to generate Secrets and setting up pairs to stabilize at Tavern-Tier four.
|The Great Akazamzarak||Hero||Required Tribes||Three gold||Four gold||Five Gold||Six Gold||Seven Gold||Eight Gold||Nine Gold|
|Scamzarak Curve||Scamzarak||Any||Buy a Minion||HP, buy a Minion||Reroll, buy a Minion, HP||Level to T2, buy Minion, HP||Buy two minions, HP||Level to T3, Buy one Minion||Level to T4, HP|
The Yogg-Saron Curve
To succeed with the Yogg-Saron Curve, you need a token or another economy unit in the initial few rounds. The big weakness of these units is that without a Token or discount Pirate, your curve can’t keep up.
|Hero||Required Tribes||Three gold||Four gold||Five Gold||Six gold||Seven gold||Eight gold|
|Yogg Curve||Heroes with two-gold HP’s||Any||(optional reroll) Use HP to buy a Minion or buy economy if available.||Level to T2||HP, Buy one more||HP, Sell Token, Level to T3||Roll 2, Buy one, HP||Sell, HP, Level to T4|
|Yogg Curve (fast)||Heroes with two-gold HP’s||Any||(optional) reroll) Buy a Minion with HP|
(Tip: freeze an economy unit here if possible)
|Buy econ Unit, sell one, HP||HP, Level to T2||Reroll, Buy one, HP. Or, buy two||HP, level to T3||Level to T4, HP|
Captain Eudora – Three possible curves
|Required Tribe||Three gold||Four gold||Five gold||Six gold||Seven gold||Eight gold|
|Eudora Dig on turn one||Any||Buy Token, Sell, HP||Buy Minion, HP||Level to T2. Reroll, HP||Level to T3, sell one, HP||Level to T4, sell one, HP|
|Eudora Rafaarm Curve||Any||Buy a minion||HP, buy a minion||Reroll, buy one minion, HP||Level to T2 Buy Minions, HP||Level to T3, HP||Level to T4, HP|
|Suicide Curve||Pirates / Quillboar / Mechs||Buy Token||Buy Minion, HP||Level to T2 Roll HP||Level to T3, sell one, HP||Level to T4, sell, HP||Level to T5, HP|
Curves with a goal in Battlegrounds
There are many game-specific curves you can consider when playing Battlegrounds. In the situations below, strong Tier-Three (T3) units refer to Dragons and Mechs. And the Tier-four (T4) units refer to Demons, Mechs, and Quilboar. For the Jeef curve, in particular, your starting units matter. With the Jeef curve, a common start is to pick up a pair of Acolyte of C’Thun or Micro Mummies.
For the Shinese Curve, you prefer heroes that increase consistency. Examples of consistent heroes include Reno Jackson, N’Zoth, Brann Bronzebeard, and Yogg-Saron.
|What hero||Tribes||Three gold||Four gold||Five gold||Six gold||Seven Gold||Eight Gold||Nine gold|
|The Shinese Curve||Any||Econ units. Beasts, Murloc, Pirate.||Buy a minion||Reroll, buy a minion.||Sell Token / weakest and buy two||Buy two minions||Upgrade to T2 & T3||Upgrade to T4|
|The Jeef Curve||Any that benefits of fast T3.||Any, Good T3 units required.||Buy a Minion||Roll Buy a Minion||Level to T2. (optional, sell token & upgrade Warband)||Level to T3||Reroll Buy two – or – Level to T4|
|3-on-3 (Level on eight)||Any hero if shops are bad||Any. Quilboar or strong T3 units preferred.||Buy a minion||Level to T2||Sell, Level to T3||Buy two minions||Reroll, buy two minions||Level to T4, and buy one minion.||Reroll (up to) three times & buy two.|
|3-on-3 (T4 on turn nine)||Any hero if shops are bad||Any. Quilboar or strong T3 units preferred.||Buy a Minion||Level to T2||Sell, Level to T3||Buy two Minions||Reroll (up to) once, buy two Minions||Reroll (up to) twice, and buy two minions||Level to T4, reroll (up to) twice and buy one.|
|4-on-4||Any Hero if shops are bad.||Any. Requires good T4 units.||Buy any Economy Unit||Level to T2||Sell, Level to T3||Sell, Level to T4||Reroll (up to) once, buy two minions.||Reroll (up to) twice, buy two Minions||Buy three minions – Or – reroll (up to) three times, Buy two Minions|
Unusual Battlegrounds strategies
You find yourself with a token triple in the first or second round of your Battlegrounds game on rare occasions. When that happens, being prepared helps you improve your chances of winning the lobby.
|Heroes||Tribes Required||Three gold||Four gold||Five gold||Six gold|
|Sleepy Curve (Triple any token start)||Any||One or more token||Buy the Token||Level to T2||Sell the token, Level to T3||Buy two Tokens (Hold for a T5 or take a T4)|