Arena Mage Tier Lists for Voyage to the Sunken City

Last updated on Jun 08, 2022 at 11:00 by Kat 58 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.


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
Amplified Snowflurry Big Ol' Whelp Golakka Glutton Venomous Scorpid
Fireball Cobalt Scalebane Knight-Captain
Runed Orb Evasive Wyrm Twin Tyrant
Tier 2: Great
Arcanologist Refreshing Spring Water Bunker Sergeant Stormwind Champion
Azure Explorer Spellcoiler Gold Road Grunt Tar Creeper
Drakefire Amulet Violet Spellwing Herald of Lokholar Troll Centurion
Fire Sale Baba Naga Hog Rancher
Polymorph: Jellyfish Bull Dozer Pandaren Importer
Tier 3: Good
Arcane Intellect Darkspear Berserker Mad Bomber Slimescale Diver
Azsharan Sweeper Evasive Drakonid Piggyback Imp Sneaky Scout
Learn Draconic Excavation Specialist Plated Beetle Sunwell Initiate
Mecha-Shark Frantic Hippogryph Razormane Raider Treasure Guard
Prestor's Pyromancer Gangplank Diver Redgill Razorjaw Troll Batrider
Siphon Mana Grim Necromancer Reefwalker Tuskarrrr Trawler
Blood Guard Gyrocopter Rustrot Viper
Dark Iron Dwarf Impatient Shopkeep Scalerider
Tier 4: Above Average
Cone of Cold Devouring Ectoplasm Lion's Guard Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Ethereal Conjurer Dire Wolf Alpha Living Dragonbreath Spring Rocket
Grey Sage Parrot Direwolf Commander Loot Hoarder Steel Rager
Acolyte of Pain Evasive Chimaera Pelican Diver Stormwind Guard
Annoy-o-Tron Faerie Dragon Peon Stranglethorn Tiger
Beaming Sidekick Far Watch Post Pufferfist Wargear
Bubbler Fire Hawk Rainbow Glowscale
Click-Clocker Ice Revenant Ram Commander
Corporal Injured Tol'vir Royal Librarian
Tier 5: Average
Oasis Ally Deeprun Engineer Kaboom Bot Peasant
Shivering Sorceress Explosive Sheep Lushwater Murcenary Ratchet Privateer
Azsharan Sentinel Florist Mecharoo SI:7 Skulker
Battleground Battlemaster Gankster Microtech Controller Stockades Guard
Chillwind Yeti Gnome Private Mistress of Mixtures Stubborn Suspect
City Architect Goboglide Tech Murkwater Scribe Sunreaver Spy
Coppertail Imposter Icehoof Protector Murloc Tidehunter Talented Arcanist
Crossroads Gossiper Injured Marauder Oasis Thrasher Worgen Infiltrator
Death's Head Cultist Jungle Panther Onyxian Warder Youthful Brewmaster
Tier 6: Below Average
Shooting Star Evasive Feywing Piloted Reaper Stormwatcher
Abusive Sergeant Guild Trader Piranha Swarmer Tasty Flyfish
Barrens Trapper Hippogryph Platebreaker Tower Sergeant
Blazing Battlemage Hot Air Balloon Raid Leader Upgradeable Framebot
Bloodsail Raider Humongous Owl Reflecto Engineer Wing Commander
Damaged Stegotron Ironbeak Owl Seascout Operator
Electrowright Legionnaire Security Automaton
Emerald Skytalon Mo'arg Forgefiend Sleepy Dragon
Tier 7: Bad
Cosmic Anomaly Elven Archer Northshire Farmer Toad of the Wilds
Floecaster Explodinator Rusty Recycler Toxicologist
Barbaric Sorceress Gorillabot A-3 Selfish Shellfish Traveling Merchant
Bronze Gatekeeper Gruntled Patron Selfless Sidekick Whirliglider
Camouflaged Dirigible Kindling Elemental Skaterbot
Cloakscale Chemist Lushwater Scout Stormpike Quartermaster
Tier 8: Terrible
Hot Streak Brainstormer Meeting Stone Parachute Brigand
Ice Barrier Faithful Lumi Murloc Tinyfin Spice Bread Baker
Research Project Goblin Bomb Naval Mine
Snap Freeze Gorloc Ravager Package Runner
Tier 1: Excellent
Arcane Overflow Dragonmaw Poacher Taurajo Brave
First Flame Faceless Corruptor
Tier 2: Great
Arcane Breath Reckless Apprentice Azure Drake Mechanical Whelp
Blizzard Submerged Spacerock Bad Luck Albatross Mor'shan Watch Post
Pyromaniac Water Elemental Coilfang Constrictor
Tier 3: Good
Babbling Book Trench Surveyor Defender of Argus Replicating Menace
Deepwater Evoker Acidic Swamp Ooze Dragon Breeder Stormpike Marshal
Explosive Runes Burning Blade Acolyte Gear Grubber Twin-fin Fin Twin
Frostweave Dungeoneer Cobalt Spellkin Lone Champion Violet Teacher
Rimetongue Crushclaw Enforcer Mothership
Tier 4: Above Average
Build a Snowman Encumbered Pack Mule Horde Operative Twilight Drake
Counterspell Goldshire Gnoll Mailbox Dancer Vicious Slitherspear
Dragoncaster Hecklefang Hyena Multicaster Wild Pyromancer
Tier 5: Average
Astral Rift Crazed Alchemist Missile Launcher
Arcane Dynamo Kobold Taskmaster Snowblind Harpy
Tier 6: Below Average
Gifts of Azshara Gadgetzan Auctioneer Irondeep Trogg Snapdragon
Frostwolf Warmaster Giggling Inventor SI:7 Infiltrator Spark Drill
Tier 7: Bad
Celestial Emissary Meteorologist Galvanizer Two-Faced Investor
Deep Breath Sanctum Chandler Hoard Pillager
Elemental Allies Coldlight Seer Lifedrinker
Flurry (Rank 1) Fogsail Freebooter Spark Engine
Tier 8: Terrible
Arcane Brilliance Shattering Blast Humongous Razorleaf Utgarde Grapplesniper
Celestial Ink Set Arcane Devourer Murloc Tidecaller Zul'Drak Ritualist
Iceblood Tower Depth Charge Nerubian Egg
Seafloor Gateway Helmet Hermit Unpowered Mauler
Tier 1: Excellent
Flamestrike Rune of the Archmage Primordial Drake Spammy Arcanist
Rolling Fireball Abominable Lieutenant Southsea Scoundrel
Tier 2: Great
Mass Polymorph School Teacher Vulpera Scoundrel
Cheesemonger Sea Giant
Tier 3: Good
Pyroblast Blowtorch Saboteur Primordial Protector
Volcanomancy Dread Raven Smothering Starfish
Amalgam of the Deep Mossy Horror Weaponized PiƱata
Tier 4: Above Average
Astromancer Enthusiastic Banker Nobleman Wyrmrest Purifier
Wildfire Escaped Manasaber Slithering Deathscale
Tier 5: Average
Augmented Elekk Kobold Stickyfinger Popsicooler Transmogrifier
Crystallizer Loose Specimen Seaforium Bomber
Grizzled Wizard Omega Defender Spirit Healer
Tier 6: Below Average
Ignite Big Game Hunter Frozen Mammoth Star Aligner
Mana Giant Crossroads Watch Post Grimtotem Bounty Hunter
Unexpected Results Doomsayer Murloc Warleader
Barrens Blacksmith Faceless Manipulator Southsea Captain
Tier 7: Bad
Arcane Luminary E.M.P. Operative Skyfin Tentacled Menace
Chromatic Egg Maddest Bomber Stockades Prisoner
Tier 8: Terrible
Clumsy Courier Elwynn Boar Naga Giant
Spitelash Siren Holomancer
Tier 1: Excellent
Malygos, Aspect of Magic Deathwing the Destroyer Ozumat Varian, King of Stormwind
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder Goliath, Sneed's Masterpiece Raid Boss Onyxia
Blademaster Okani Neptulon the Tidehunter SN1P-SN4P
Tier 2: Great
Kalecgos Dragonqueen Alexstrasza Malygos the Spellweaver Queen Azshara
Baron Geddon Ivus, the Forest Lord Mutanus the Devourer Ysera the Dreamer
Brann Bronzebeard Korrak the Bloodrager Onyxia the Broodmother Zilliax
Cairne Bloodhoof Lokholar the Ice Lord Overlord Runthak
Tier 3: Good
Gaia, the Techtonic Ambassador Faelin Cornelius Roame Lady Prestor
Mordresh Fire Eye Archdruid Naralex Flightmaster Dungar Sir Finley Mrrgglton
Tier 4: Above Average
Aegwynn, the Guardian Stargazer Luna Mr. Smite
Commander Sivara Blademaster Samuro Shadow Hunter Vol'jin
Lady Naz'jar Ini Stormcoil Shu'ma
Tier 5: Average
Haleh, Matron Protectorate Bloodmage Thalnos Sir Finley, Sea Guide Zola the Gorgon
Varden Dawngrasp Frizz Kindleroost Taelan Fordring
Tier 6: Below Average
Chenvaala Elise Starseeker Mecha'thun
Auctioneer Jaxon Kazakus, Golem Shaper Nozdormu the Eternal
Drek'Thar Mankrik Sathrovarr
Tier 7: Bad
Kazakusan Reno Jackson Vanndar Stormpike
Tier 8: Terrible
Balinda Stonehearth Luna's Pocket Galaxy Kargal Battlescar
Grand Magus Antonidas Harbinger Celestia Subject 9


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