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Arena Mage Tier Lists Mean Streets of Gadgetzan

Last updated on Dec 20, 2016 at 03:01 by Pesty 44 comments

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This spreadsheet is designed to aid you in forging Mage Arena decks. As you can see, the spreadsheet divides all cards of the same rarity into 8 different tiers, based on their (potential) value for your class. Cards listed in Tier 1 are generally better than cards listed in Tier 2, and so on. Within each tier, however, the cards are not listed in order of their value. Cards specific to Mages are underlined.

1. How to Use a Spreadsheet?

Essentially, you should always pick the card that is part of the highest tier. When picking between cards that are in the same tier, make your choice based on preference, or what card would best suit your existing card choices.

To read more about how to use the spreadsheet to make the correct decisions, as well as to read about the exceptions (situations where you should pick something other than what the spreadsheet indicates), please check out our spreadsheet explanations.

2. About the Author

This deck is presented to you by Pesty, a professional Hearthstone player playing since closed beta. He is a consistent legend player in both Wild and Standard with multiple high-rank finishes.

3. Mage Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Fireball Flamestrike Water Elemental Piloted Shredder
Firelands Portal Frostbolt North Sea Kraken Zombie Chow
Tier 2: Great
Flamecannon Boulderfist Ogre Gilblin Stalker Spectral Knight
Polymorph Chillwind Yeti Harvest Golem Spider Tank
Acidic Swamp Ooze Dark Iron Dwarf Mechanical Yeti
Amani Berserker Drakonid Crusher Pit Fighter
Bog Creeper Evil Heckler Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Tier 3: Good
Ethereal Conjurer Earthen Ring Farseer Lost Tallstrider Silent Knight
Mana Wyrm Faerie Dragon Mad Bomber Silver Hand Knight
Medivh's Valet Flame Juggler Nerubian Prophet Spellbreaker
Sorcerer's Apprentice Frost Elemental Ogre Brute Stormwind Champion
Argent Horserider Haunted Creeper Pompous Thespian Stranglethorn Tiger
Argent Squire Hired Gun Raging Worgen Tomb Spider
Cult Master Huge Toad Scarlet Crusader Worgen Infiltrator
Dire Wolf Alpha Hungry Dragon Shattered Sun Cleric
Tier 4: Above Average
Arcane Intellect Burly Rockjaw Trogg Kooky Chemist Puddlestomper
Dalaran Aspirant Clockwork Knight Kvaldir Raider Silver Hand Regent
Spellslinger Daring Reporter Loot Hoarder Stormwind Knight
Aberrant Berserker Dragonhawk Rider Mechwarper Tinkertown Technician
Abusive Sergeant Dragonkin Sorcerer Micro Machine Toxic Sewer Ooze
Big-Time Racketeer Explosive Sheep Mukla's Champion Twisted Worgen
Bilefin Tidehunter Fen Creeper Murloc Tidehunter Violet Illusionist
Bloodfen Raptor Friendly Bartender Naga Corsair Volcanic Drake
Blowgill Sniper Frostwolf Warlord Polluted Hoarder Youthful Brewmaster
Boneguard Lieutenant Hozen Healer Psych-o-Tron
Tier 5: Average
Arcane Missiles Clockwork Gnome Jeweled Scarab Silvermoon Guardian
Cone of Cold Dancing Swords Jungle Panther Spiteful Smith
Duplicate Darkscale Healer Lance Carrier Squirming Tentacle
Flame Lance Flesheating Ghoul Maiden of the Lake Stonesplinter Trogg
Mirror Entity Force-Tank MAX Mistress of Mixtures Stormpike Commando
Twilight Flamecaller Fossilized Devilsaur Oasis Snapjaw Streetwise Investigator
Acolyte of Pain Frigid Snobold Ogre Magi Tanaris Hogchopper
Ancient of Blossoms Gadgetzan Socialite Razorfen Hunter Wolfrider
Archmage Gnomish Inventor Refreshment Vendor Worgen Greaser
Bluegill Warrior Gurubashi Berserker River Crocolisk Zealous Initiate
Captured Jormungar Ironfur Grizzly Ship's Cannon Zoobot
Tier 6: Below Average
Arcane Explosion Arcane Anomaly Gadgetzan Jouster Pantry Spider
Kabal Chemist Arcanosmith Gorillabot A-3 Reckless Rocketeer
Cryomancer Blackwing Corruptor Ice Rager Red Mana Wyrm
Dragon's Breath Blackwing Technician Infested Tauren Spawn of N'Zoth
Frost Nova Bloodsail Raider Ironbeak Owl Tentacle of N'Zoth
Mirror Image Booty Bay Bodyguard Kobold Geomancer Unstable Ghoul
Ancient Brewmaster Dragonling Mechanic Lord of the Arena Venture Co. Mercenary
Annoy-o-Tron Duskboar Lowly Squire Voodoo Doctor
Antique Healbot Eldritch Horror Mad Scientist War Golem
Anubisath Sentinel Faceless Behemoth Nerub'ar Weblord
Tier 7: Bad
Ice Barrier Flying Machine Netherspite Historian Tauren Warrior
Ice Lance Frostwolf Grunt Nightblade Thrallmar Farseer
Kabal Lackey Gnomeregan Infantry Novice Engineer Tournament Attendee
Shatter Grook Fu Master Priestess of Elune Undertaker
Cogmaster Grotesque Dragonhawk Raid Leader Windfury Harpy
Core Hound Ironforge Rifleman Runic Egg
Dalaran Mage Menagerie Magician Salty Dog
Elven Archer Mogu'shan Warden Silverback Patriarch
Tier 8: Terrible
Freezing Potion Evolved Kobold Murloc Raider Stonetusk Boar
Am'gam Rager Goldshire Footman Murloc Tinyfin Street Trickster
Backstreet Leper Grimscale Oracle Shieldbearer Tournament Medic
Cult Apothecary Leper Gnome Southsea Deckhand Wisp
Dread Corsair Magma Rager Stoneskin Gargoyle Young Dragonhawk
Tier 1: Excellent
No card in this tier
Tier 2: Great
Blizzard Argent Commander Sludge Belcher
Fallen Hero Azure Drake Sunwalker
Tier 3: Good
Babbling Book Polymorph: Boar Defender of Argus Stampeding Kodo
Goblin Blastmage Bomb Lobber Madder Bomber Violet Teacher
Kirin Tor Mage Corrupted Healbot Mind Control Tech
Tier 4: Above Average
Effigy Armored Warhorse Imp Master Twilight Drake
Flamewaker Bomb Squad Injured Blademaster Wild Pyromancer
Volcanic Potion Doppelgangster Master Jouster Wobbling Runts
Ancient Shade Emperor Cobra Saboteur
Arcane Nullifier X-21 Goblin Sapper Sunfury Protector
Tier 5: Average
Counterspell Abomination Knife Juggler Second-Rate Bruiser
Servant of Yogg-Saron Avian Watcher Light's Champion Spiked Hogrider
Soot Spewer Backroom Bouncer Midnight Drake Wailing Soul
Unstable Portal Crazed Alchemist Nerubian Egg Young Priestess
Vaporize Demolisher Questing Adventurer
Kabal Courier Illuminator Ravenholdt Assassin
Tier 6: Below Average
Demented Frostcaller Coliseum Manager Fencing Coach Kezan Mystic
Ethereal Arcanist Corrupted Seer Gadgetzan Auctioneer Lil' Exorcist
Kabal Crystal Runner Deathlord Grim Patron Moat Lurker
Blackwater Pirate Dragon Egg Injured Kvaldir Pint-Sized Summoner
Tier 7: Bad
Animated Armor Bloodsail Corsair Gnomish Experimenter Secretkeeper
Potion of Polymorph Book Wyrm Jeeves Small-Time Buccaneer
Ancient Mage Coldlight Oracle Mana Addict
Arcane Golem Coldlight Seer Mana Wraith
Argent Watchman Eater of Secrets Master Swordsmith
Tier 8: Terrible
Alarm-o-Bot Eerie Statue Murloc Tidecaller Target Dummy
Ancient Watcher Lightwarden Silithid Swarmer
Angry Chicken Mogor's Champion Summoning Stone
Tier 1: Excellent
Sea Giant
Tier 2: Great
Pyroblast Kodorider Piloted Sky Golem
Tier 3: Good
Coldarra Drake Blood Knight Recombobulator
Forbidden Flame Grand Crusader
Tier 4: Above Average
Arcane Blast Djinni of Zephyrs Garrison Commander
Cabalist's Tome Fel Reaver Shade of Naxxramas
Tier 5: Average
Echo of Medivh Darkspeaker Echoing Ooze Southsea Captain
Manic Soulcaster Defias Cleaner Faceless Shambler Twilight Summoner
Tier 6: Below Average
Spellbender Doomsayer Master of Ceremonies Twilight Guardian
Wee Spellstopper Enhance-o Mechano Murloc Warleader Validated Doomsayer
Ancient Harbinger Faceless Manipulator Recruiter Wind-up Burglebot
Burgly Bully Frost Giant Scaled Nightmare
Crowd Favorite Leatherclad Hogleader Sideshow Spelleater
Tier 7: Bad
Greater Arcane Missiles Blubber Baron Fight Promoter Mountain Giant
Ice Block Clockwork Giant Hobgoblin Naga Sea Witch
Arcane Giant Cyclopian Horror Hungry Crab
Big Game Hunter Dirty Rat Mini-Mage
Blood of The Ancient One Fel Orc Soulfiend Molten Giant
Tier 8: Terrible
Junkbot Weasel Tunneler
Tier 1: Excellent
Kazakus Kel'Thuzad Ragnaros the Firelord Ysera
Dr. Boom Onyxia Sylvanas Windrunner
Tier 2: Great
Cairne Bloodhoof Emperor Thaurissan The Curator
Chromaggus Nefarian Toshley
Deathwing Sneed's Old Shredder Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound
Tier 3: Good
Archmage Antonidas Eydis Darkbane Harrison Jones Mekgineer Thermaplugg
Rhonin Feugen Hogger Nexus-Champion Saraad
Alexstrasza Fjola Lightbane Hogger, Doom of Elwynn Reno Jackson
Arch-Thief Rafaam Foe Reaper 4000 Loatheb The Black Knight
Baron Geddon Gruul Medivh, the Guardian
Tier 4: Above Average
Auctionmaster Beardo Deathwing, Dragonlord Maexxna The Beast
Barnes Icehowl Malygos Wrathion
Bloodmage Thalnos Illidan Stormrage N'Zoth, the Corruptor
Tier 5: Average
Chillmaw Justicar Trueheart Moroes Troggzor the Earthinator
Elise Starseeker King Mukla Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale
Genzo, the Shark Mogor the Ogre Prince Malchezaar
Tier 6: Below Average
Flame Leviathan Hemet Nesingwary Nat Pagle Tinkmaster Overspark
Inkmaster Solia Leeroy Jenkins Soggoth the Slitherer
Brann Bronzebeard Millhouse Manastorm The Boogeymonster
Tier 7: Bad
Anomalus Gazlowe Nat, the Darkfisher The Skeleton Knight
Baron Rivendare Gormok the Impaler Patches the Pirate Yogg-Saron, Hope's End
Blingtron 3000 Madam Goya Sir Finley Mrrgglton
Captain Greenskin Majordomo Executus Skycap'n Kragg
Finja, the Flying Star Mimiron's Head Stalagg
Tier 8: Terrible
Bolf Ramshield Mayor Noggenfogger Rend Blackhand Shifter Zerus
Lorewalker Cho Nozdormu Sergeant Sally

4. ChangeLog

  • 20 Dec. 2016: Balance update.
  • 04 Dec. 2016: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Update. Added all Gadgetzan cards and made some balance updates.
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