I got stuck on Dark Iron Arena so I skipped over that and tried Emperor Thaurissan first. His hero power is pretty tame, it just does 30 damage to a target of his choosing – i.e., instant death. Lucky for us, his wife is there to prevent him from using his hero power. The tradeoff is that his wife is 3/1 and will attack you every turn (along with whatever other minions the Emperor plays).

My first approach to this deck was to use a face hunter deck to try and do as much damage as quick as possible. I handled the wife with a Crazed Alchemist and Abusive Sergeant if available (thereby turning her into a 1/5). However after playing this a couple of times, it didn’t work out – I typically was only able to get rid of his armor before I died.

Next I switched over to Priest. Along with the Alchemist trick, I could heal her, give her more health, and use Power Word: Glory to offset the damage. Here’s my deck:

  • Circle of Healing
  • Silence x 2
  • Light of the Naaru
  • Power Word: Glory x 2
  • Power Word: Shield x 2
  • Abusive Sergeant
  • Northshire Cleric
  • Divine Spirit x 2
  • Acidic Swamp Ooze x 2
  • Crazed Alchemist x 2
  • Ironbeak Owl x 2
  • Museum Curator x 2
  • Velen’s Chosen x 2
  • Eydis Darkbane
  • Dragonkin Sorcerer x 2
  • Holy Champion
  • Lightspawn x 2
  • Holy Fire x 2

I ended up winning on the first try, and it wasn’t difficult at all. Moira was a 1/5 Power Word Glory’d, healing me for 3 health each turn. I also had my Holy Champion out which achieved was 31/3 at lethal (I killed Moira too for good measure).