Arena Mage Tier Lists for Madness at the Darkmoon Faire

Last updated Yesterday at 16:32 by Kat 58 comments

Table of Contents

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.


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.


About the Author

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


Mage Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Fireball Firework Elemental Polymorph Onyx Magescribe
Firelands Portal Flamestrike Claw Machine
Tier 2: Great
Firebrand Starscryer Dark Iron Dwarf Sneaky Delinquent
Frostbolt Acidic Swamp Ooze Fishy Flyer Steward of Scrolls
Sorcerer's Apprentice Bull Dozer Fleethoof Pearltusk Stubborn Gastropod
Water Elemental Burrowing Scorpid Harvest Golem Tar Creeper
Wand Thief Chillwind Yeti Ruststeed Raider
Arcanologist Crimson Hothead Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Tier 3: Good
Arcane Intellect Disguised Wanderer Glacial Shard Silver Hand Knight
Medivh's Valet Dragonmaw Sky Stalker Mad Bomber Smug Senior
Amani Berserker Earthen Ring Farseer Overconfident Orc Stormwind Champion
Argent Squire Faerie Dragon Plagued Protodrake Wandmaker
Bonechewer Brawler Fire Fly Raging Worgen Worgen Infiltrator
Circus Medic Frost Elemental Rocket Augmerchant Wretched Tutor
Cult Master Frozen Shadoweaver Scarlet Crusader
Dire Wolf Alpha Giant Wasp Shattered Sun Cleric
Tier 4: Above Average
Arcane Explosion Crabrider Imprisoned Vilefiend Stormwind Knight
Cone of Cold Darkmoon Dirigible Lake Thresher Stranglethorn Tiger
Confection Cyclone Darkmoon Statue Loot Hoarder Wargear
Primordial Studies Divine Rager Manafeeder Panthara Wriggling Horror
Shimmering Tempest Fantastic Firebird Rockpool Hunter
Bonechewer Vanguard Fen Creeper Spring Rocket
Boulderfist Ogre Guardian Augmerchant Steel Rager
Tier 5: Average
Flame Geyser Circus Amalgam Microtech Controller Silvermoon Guardian
Game Master Coppertail Imposter Murloc Tidehunter Sorcerous Substitute
Lab Partner Darkscale Healer Nesting Roc Spiteful Smith
Mirror Entity Fire Plume Phoenix Oasis Snapjaw Stormpike Commando
Netherwind Portal Flesheating Ghoul Ogre Magi Strongman
Animated Broomstick Gnomish Inventor Ogremancer Terrorguard Escapee
Archmage Jungle Panther Optimistic Ogre Violet Illusionist
Bloodfen Raptor Kaboom Bot Pompous Thespian Wolfrider
Bluegill Warrior Mecharoo Rustsworn Initiate Youthful Brewmaster
Tier 6: Below Average
Arcane Missiles Frostwolf Warlord Piloted Reaper Supreme Abyssal
Shooting Star Giant Mastodon Prize Vendor Thunder Lizard
Abusive Sergeant Gurubashi Berserker Pterrordax Hatchling Tour Guide
Ancient Brewmaster Igneous Elemental Razorfen Hunter Upgradeable Framebot
Bloodsail Raider Ironbeak Owl Reckless Rocketeer Venture Co. Mercenary
Booty Bay Bodyguard Ironfur Grizzly River Crocolisk Volatile Elemental
Damaged Stegotron Kobold Geomancer Rustsworn Cultist Voodoo Doctor
Dragonling Mechanic Lord of the Arena Sated Threshadon War Golem
Eggnapper Netherspite Historian Scavenging Shivarra Zoobot
Electrowright Pantry Spider Soulbound Ashtongue
Ethereal Augmerchant Parade Leader Stegodon
Felfin Navigator Pen Flinger Stormwatcher
Tier 7: Bad
Cosmic Anomaly Cloakscale Chemist Intrepid Initiate Rock Rager
Frost Nova Core Hound Ironforge Rifleman Rusty Recycler
Imprisoned Phoenix Costumed Entertainer Menagerie Magician Silverback Patriarch
Mana Wyrm Dalaran Mage Mogu'shan Warden Skaterbot
Mirror Image Elven Archer Nightblade Tauren Warrior
Tome of Intellect Emerald Reaver Novice Engineer Thrallmar Farseer
Arcane Anomaly Explodinator Priestess of Elune Toxicologist
Arcanosmith Frostwolf Grunt Primalfin Lookout Ultrasaur
Banana Vendor Gyreworm Raid Leader Whirliglider
Bronze Gatekeeper Inconspicuous Rider Ravasaur Runt Windfury Harpy
Tier 8: Terrible
Conjure Mana Biscuit Dread Corsair Leper Gnome Showstopper
Ice Barrier Faithful Lumi Magma Rager Southsea Deckhand
Incanter's Flow Goblin Bomb Murloc Raider Stonetusk Boar
Research Project Goldshire Footman Runic Egg Wisp
Brainstormer Grimscale Oracle Sabretooth Stalker Young Dragonhawk
Desk Imp Knife Vendor Shieldbearer
Tier 1: Excellent
Runaway Blackwing Stonehill Defender Sunwalker
Tier 2: Great
Blizzard Deep Freeze Argent Commander
Brain Freeze Wyrm Weaver Mechanical Whelp
Tier 3: Good
Babbling Book Steam Surger Replicating Menace Voracious Reader
Imprisoned Observer Defender of Argus Stampeding Kodo
Kirin Tor Mage Golakka Crawler Violet Teacher
Tier 4: Above Average
Counterspell Imp Master Sunfury Protector
Emperor Cobra Injured Blademaster Twilight Drake
Frozen Crusher Servant of Kalimos Wild Pyromancer
Tier 5: Average
Astral Rift Crazed Alchemist Missile Launcher Volcanosaur
Glacier Racer Cult Neophyte Questing Adventurer Young Priestess
Abomination Demolisher Ravenholdt Assassin
Arcane Dynamo Knife Juggler Tol'vir Stoneshaper
Tier 6: Below Average
Font of Power Trick Totem Giggling Inventor SI:7 Infiltrator
Grand Finale Avian Watcher Moat Lurker Safety Inspector
Mana Bind Book Wyrm Pint-Sized Summoner Spark Drill
Ring Toss Gadgetzan Auctioneer Robes of Protection
Tier 7: Bad
Celestial Emissary Vaporize Coldlight Seer Mana Wraith
Cram Session Ancient Mage Derailed Coaster Master Swordsmith
Mask of C'Thun Arcane Golem Devilsaur Egg Scrapyard Colossus
Meteorologist Armor Vendor Galvanizer Spark Engine
Molten Reflection Bloodsail Corsair Mana Addict
Tier 8: Terrible
Ethereal Arcanist Arcane Devourer K'thir Ritualist Secretkeeper
Alarm-o-Bot Blistering Rot Lightwarden Unpowered Mauler
Angry Chicken Infectious Sporeling Murloc Tidecaller
Tier 1: Excellent
Meteor Primordial Glyph Primordial Drake
Tier 2: Great
Combustion Sea Giant
Tier 3: Good
Apexis Smuggler Bittertide Hydra Charged Devilsaur
Pyroblast Blood Knight Weaponized Pinata
Tier 4: Above Average
Astromancer Blazecaller Darkmoon Rabbit Waste Warden
Spellbender Carnival Clown Transfer Student
Tier 5: Average
Occult Conjurer Gluttonous Ooze Omega Defender
Augmented Elekk Horrendous Growth Seaforium Bomber
Crystallizer Loose Specimen Southsea Captain
Tier 6: Below Average
Icicle Doomsayer Gentle Megasaur Tortollan Primalist
Unexpected Results Educated Elekk Murloc Warleader
Deathwarden Faceless Manipulator Star Aligner
Tier 7: Bad
Apexis Blast Big Game Hunter Enchanted Cauldron Mo'arg Artificer
Arcane Giant E.M.P. Operative Hungry Crab
Tier 8: Terrible
Rigged Faire Game Potion of Illusion Bright-Eyed Scout Holomancer
Devolving Missiles Barrens Stablehand Emerald Hive Queen Replicat-o-tron
Tier 1: Excellent
Archmage Antonidas Pyros SN1P-SN4P
Keywarden Ivory N'Zoth, God of the Deep Y'Shaarj, the Defiler
Tier 2: Great
Jandice Barov Baron Geddon Keymaster Alabaster Zilliax
Astromancer Solarian Cairne Bloodhoof Moonfang
Evocation Deathwing Onyxia
Tier 3: Good
Brightwing Hogger Silas Darkmoon Ysera
C'Thun, the Shattered Lorekeeper Polkelt Teron Gorefiend
High Inquisitor Whitemane Maiev Shadowsong Xavius
Tier 4: Above Average
Ras Frostwhisper Stargazer Luna Headmaster Kel'Thuzad Medivh, the Guardian
Mozaki, Master Duelist Alexstrasza Malygos
Tier 5: Average
Bloodmage Thalnos Harrison Jones Moroes The Black Knight
Elise the Trailblazer Hemet, Jungle Hunter Prince Malchezaar Vectus
Gruul King Mukla The Beast
Tier 6: Below Average
Sayge, Seer of Darkmoon Mecha'thun Nat Pagle The Curator
Barnes Millhouse Manastorm Sphere of Sapience Tinkmaster Overspark
Tier 7: Bad
Al'ar Kael'thas Sunstrider Ozruk The Voraxx
Captain Greenskin Nozdormu Spiritsinger Umbra
Tier 8: Terrible
Deck of Lunacy Harbinger Celestia Magtheridon Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate
Luna's Pocket Galaxy Lorewalker Cho Subject 9


  • 23 Jan. 2021: Updated Arena Ratings for Darkmoon Races.
  • 06 Aug. 2020: Updated Arena Ratings for Scholomance Academy.
  • 08 Apr. 2020: Updated Arena Ratings for Ashes of Outland.
+ show all entries - show only first 2 entries