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[Archived] S8 Hearthstone Mid Budget Mage Antonidas Aggro Deck

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I had build an Antonidas deck using the previous mid-cost mage deck that was here as a template. My current mage deck looks like this: 

 

Mage
2x Mirror Image
2x Arcane Missiles
2x Ice Lance
2x Frostbolt
2x Sorcerer's Apprentice
2x Arcane Intellect
2x Ice Barrier
2x Ice Block
2x Water Elemental
2x Blizzard
2x Pyroblast 
1x Archmage Antonidas
 
Neutral
2x Loot Hoarder 
2x Novice Engineer
2x Azure Drake
1x Gadgetzan Auctioneer 
 
What are your thoughts? And if i wanted to build the one you have posted here using the cards I have available to me currently which replaces would you recommend as i seem to be short about 3-4 cards one of them being legendary. 
 
Mage Specific: 
2x Ice Lance
2x Mana Wyrm
2x Sorcerer's Apprentice
2x Ice Barrier
2x Ice Block
2x Cone of Cold
2x Blizzard
1x Archmage Antonidas
2x Pyroblast
 
Neutral
2x Abusive Sergeant
2x Argent Squire
1x Hungry Crab
2x Leper Gnome
1x Lightwarden
2x Murloc Tidecaller
2x Amani Berserker
2x Ancient Watcher
1x Doomsayer
2x Faerie Dragon
2x Ironbeak Owl
2x Knife Juggler
2x Loot Hoarder
1x Mad Bomber
2x Sunfury Protector
2x Wild Pyromancer
2x Acolyte of Pain
2x Arcane Golem
1x Big Game Hunter
2x Coldlight Oracle
2x Coldlight Seer
2x Earthen Ring Farseer
2x Harvest Golem
2x Imp Master
2x Injured Blademaster
2x Murloc Warleader
2x Scarlet Crusader
2x Dark Iron Dwarf
2x Defender of Argus
1x Leeroy Jenkins
2x Spellbreaker
2x Twilight Drake
2x Azure Drake
1x Faceless Manipulator
2x Fen Creeper
1x Gadgetzan Auctioneer
2x Argent Commander
1x Sylvanas Windrunner
2x Molten Giant
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Hey, Akaitsuki

 

I've made a general response to your multiple posts, you can find it here.

 

Let us know if it helps, 

Regards,

Poyo

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What is the reasoning behind including counterspell in this deck? It seems to me hit-and-miss at best, and I don't think it's worth two slots. I would use two ice barriers if I were throwing in secrets. Please explain the reasoning here. :)

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What is the reasoning behind including counterspell in this deck? It seems to me hit-and-miss at best, and I don't think it's worth two slots. I would use two ice barriers if I were throwing in secrets. Please explain the reasoning here. smile.png

Ice Barriers can be great when playing against aggressive decks as they will help you get past the early stages of the match, however Counterspell will have much greater impact on the match in late stages. 

Also... there is nothing more annoying for your opponent than playing Anotnidas + Counterspell.

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Hi, Poyo.

 

Looks like a great deck as the combinations seems to work well. I found this deck since i got one antonidas and want to find any deck building around him. I'm very new to this game, so couple of questions want to ask.

 

1. What would be the best starting card in your opinion (Like mirror image, frost bolt)?

 

2. When i collect the secret card, should i put it onto board as long as i have additional crystal or should i keep it to protect antonidas? 

 

3. Can you give a simple strategy when battling with any other classes, especially fast decks?

 

Thanks a lot~

 

Fay

 

 

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I sort of tweaked this deck into a pretty legendary heavy deck that seems to work very well. 

 

 

Mage Specific

 

Arcane Missles x2 

Mirror Image x2 

Mana wyrm x2 

Frostbolt X2

Sorcerer's Apprentice x1

Arcane Intellect x2

Counterspell x2

Fireball x2

Polymorph x2

Water Elemental x2

Flamestike x2 

Pyroblast x1

Archmage Antondias x1

 

Neutral

 

Nat pagle x1

Bloodmage Thalnos x1

Harcvest Golem x2

Azure Drake x2

Cairne Bloodhoof x1

The Black Knight x1

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Can't get a single win with this deck

What do you feel is killing you?

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Hey guys. Long time reader I'm new to hearthstone was wondering if you guys had any tips for grinding out dust I guess to create a legendary. 11000 plus dust seems like it would take months to gather. Any advice for the newbie trying to build a Mage deck. Love mages.

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Can't get a single win with this deck

 

 

same here.

I'd like to make a suggestion :D

Take out Nat Pagle, 2x Counterspell, 1x Archmage and replace them with 2x Sunfury Protector and 2x Defender of Argus. It will make the deck a bit more mid-range aggressive. The deck works, however getting Archmage to roll is often hard and I know that some players may destroy their game trying to force an Archmage kill. 

 

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is there any aggro deck that works on this meta?

Yes.

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Poyo can u make 1 good mage with Secret's deck? 1 version of aggro and 1 of Control.. 

 

 

(the current Legendarys i got is Antonidas & Leeroy Jekins)

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I've won plenty with this deck. It's not the best deck, of course, but it's very fun to play! The best is when you have double sorc apprentice and Archmage on the board. 3-5 fireballs in 1 turn always feels good. I didn't have nat pagle so I used a sunfury to help with cheesy decks. Replaced one Azure with a Gadgetzan, and the second counterspell with a blizzard.

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Hi Poyo,

Hi all,

 

My first contribution to this forum is:

 

Tauren Warrior or Ragen Worgen, for a 3 mana replace of Harvest Golem ?

 

I like the idea of activating the enrage of either with Fireblast, but do you feel that is truly viable? Do any even survive one round to be able to pull that off?

 

For this deck, since it's an agressive deck, I would think the Worgen would be a better fit. 

 

But can you think of other good cards to trade for Harvest Golem for the noobs like me that haven't got one yet in a booster? :)

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Hi Poyo,

Hi all,

 

My first contribution to this forum is:

 

Tauren Warrior or Ragen Worgen, for a 3 mana replace of Harvest Golem ?

 

I like the idea of activating the enrage of either with Fireblast, but do you feel that is truly viable? Do any even survive one round to be able to pull that off?

 

For this deck, since it's an agressive deck, I would think the Worgen would be a better fit. 

 

But can you think of other good cards to trade for Harvest Golem for the noobs like me that haven't got one yet in a booster? smile.png

Hey, WurmD!

I know Enrage minions might be appealing, but you need to consider the impact they will have on the board. Tauren Warrior is absolutely horrible and you should not consider it in any constructed deck - it is simply too expensive and Amani Berserker will always make a much better alternative - it would, however, make your deck heavy on 2 mana drops.

Raging Worgen could work, however you need to understand that it will get taken out by a single spell and you will rarely get to enrage it. Check the new deck list, you might like it a lot with Kirin Tor Mage, can be a really nasty play :)

 

 

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This deck seriously need some tweaking. I can only reach rank 17-16 with this deck -.- last season i reached rank 10 with a bit weaker deck

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Agreed with above poster. Got to rank 14 with my own, bad aggro deck (mage) that is minion heavy. Drew the Archmage and started using this, but I just keep losing almost every game. It feels like this deck loses to nearly all aggro decks (who have far more minions), as well as any shaman control deck.

Nearly all my few victories have been against players who have had weak early or if I had miraculously good early with perfect starting hand and draws. I don't know if it's me doing something really wrong or if thr deck isn't working as intended.

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This deck got me down to about rank 14...  then promptly kicked back up to 18 or so, because not everyone is retarded. It's just not an aggro deck with the Secrets and Archmage synergy. Trying to roll a Counterspell with an Archmage, and hoping for an Antonidas by turn 7?

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