Battlegrounds Compositions

When and How to play Elementals in Battlegrounds

Compositions are one of the toughest aspects of Battlegrounds. We hope our guides to Elementals & all other tribes help you learn.

A common problem that struggling players have is figuring out for what cards they should be looking. One of my tips on how to improve in Battlegrounds is knowing what minions you should be searching for so you know how to spend your gold. But before you can do that, you have to know the optimal builds that can win you the game. Here are the optimal end game builds as of Battlegrounds patch 21.2. The article you are reading now is part of our Compositions series for Battlegrounds. Find our guides to all other compositions here.

You can do three builds with Elementals, one focusing on Nomi, one on Lil ‘Rag, and one on the new tier 4 minion: Dazzling Lightspawn.

When should you go for the Nomi build?

Nomi is much easier to do now with a lot of support. Cards such as Recycling Wraith and Dazzling Lightspawn help Nomi as long as you can find constant Elementals. Before, it was difficult to pull off a Nomi Kitchen Nightmare composition past turn eight, but now it is possible if you can get the support cards. 

Mid Game Build:

Party Elemental | Molten Rock | Recycling Wraith | Dazzling Lightspawn | Nomi, Kitchen Nightmare | Acolyte of C’Thun

The common late-game build:

Crackling Cyclone | Wildfire Elemental | Recycling Wraith | Party Elemental | Smogger | Nomi, Kitchen Nightmare | Molten Rock

You want to find cards like Statis Elemental, Sellemental, and Tavern Tempest to help you get more stats on your elementals. Once you have Recycling Wraith, be sure to get free rerolls as much as you can. Keep in mind that it’s important to build up stats to take advantage of the freerolls, so if you have a shop full of elementals, then buff those elementals rather than using your freerolls. 

When should you go for Lil’ Rag build?

Lil’ Rag Build receives a nerf with the removal of Lieutenant Garr but, like the Nomi build, utilizes Recycling Wraith very well. Start going for this build if you can find key cards such as Lil Rag and Gentle Djinni. 

Mid Game Build:

Lil Rag | Gentle Djinni | Molten Rock | Party Elemental | Recycling Wraith | Stasis Elemental

The common late-game build:

Crackling Cyclone | Wildfire Elemental | Lil Rag | Gentle Djinni | Recycling Wraith | Smogger | Master of Realities

The strength of the Lil Rag build is that you do not need to go full Elemental. You can have a power card such as Foe Reaper or Bristleback Knight can they can still get buffed by Lil Rag. If you already have a powerful card such as those, you can keep them in your build if necessary. 

When should you go for Dazzling Lightspawn build?

Dazzling Lightspawn is the latest mid-range build Elementals can do that can be strong but has problem scaling as it uses Avenge to create its stats. I would normally do this build if I am unable to find a way to get Nomi or I need a decently strong build to get me top 4.

Mid Game Build:

Scallywag | Scallywag | Icky Imp | Acolyte of C’Thun | Acolyte of C’Thun | Dazzling Lightspawn | Dazzling Lightspawn

The common late-game build:

Crackling Cyclone | Wildlife Elemental | Party Elemental | Molten Rock | Smogger | Gentle Djinni | Golden Dazzling Lightspawn

You can’t find a Gentle Djinni most of the time, but since you do not want to keep an Acolyte of C’Thun for your end build, Djinni is a good alternative. Note that this build is easy to start up but difficult to pull through in the late game. Be sure to switch to Lil Rag or Nomi build so you can get faster scaling.

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