Arena Mage Tier Lists for Voyage to the Sunken City

Last updated on Aug 02, 2022 at 12:00 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
Fireball Frozen Touch Cobalt Scalebane Sinrunner
Firelands Portal Amani War Bear Dragonmaw Scorcher
Firework Elemental Claw Machine Onyx Magescribe
Tier 2: Great
Firebrand Fishy Flyer Steward of Scrolls Tar Creeper
Wand Thief Fleethoof Pearltusk Stoneborn Accuser
Arcanologist Sightless Ranger Stoneborn General
Crimson Hothead Sneaky Delinquent Stormwind Champion
Tier 3: Good
Arcane Intellect Circus Medic Plagued Protodrake Ticket Scalper
Cold Case Dark Iron Dwarf Plated Beetle Wandmaker
Medivh's Valet Forensic Duster Redgill Razorjaw Wretched Tutor
Anonymous Informant Grim Necromancer Sketchy Stranger
Bog Beast Mad Bomber Smug Senior
Tier 4: Above Average
Primordial Studies Beaming Sidekick Former Champ Priest of the Deceased
Cone of Cold Crabrider Half-Time Scavenger Rabble Bouncer
Confection Cyclone Darkmoon Dirigible Injured Tol'vir Rumbletusk Shaker
Ethereal Conjurer Darkmoon Statue Lake Thresher Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Acolyte of Pain Dire Wolf Alpha Loot Hoarder Spellzerker
Annoy-o-Tron Divine Rager Manafeeder Panthara Stranglethorn Tiger
Arena Fanatic Faerie Dragon Masked Reveler Wriggling Horror
Banana Buffoon Fantastic Firebird Ornery Tortoise
Tier 5: Average
Chatty Bartender Circus Amalgam Murloc Tidehunter Sorcerous Substitute
Daring Fire-Eater Dinner Performer Ogremancer Strongman
Game Master Explosive Sheep Optimistic Ogre Sunreaver Spy
Lab Partner Jungle Panther Pompous Thespian Violet Illusionist
Animated Broomstick Maze Guide Regeneratin' Thug Volatile Skeleton
Cheaty Anklebiter Mistress of Mixtures Saronite Taskmaster Worgen Infiltrator
Chillwind Yeti Muck Plumber Scuttlebutt Ghoul Youthful Brewmaster
Tier 6: Below Average
Shooting Star Ironbeak Owl Pen Flinger Stormwatcher
Abusive Sergeant Mosh'Ogg Enforcer Prize Vendor Tour Guide
Bloodsail Raider Murlocula Raid Leader Zoobot
Creepy Painting Netherspite Historian Red Herring
Dredger Staff Pantry Spider Roosting Gargoyle
Emerald Skytalon Parade Leader Sleepy Dragon
Tier 7: Bad
Imprisoned Phoenix Costumed Entertainer Inconspicuous Rider Sharkfin Fan
Arcane Anomaly Elven Archer Intrepid Initiate
Arcanosmith Gorillabot A-3 Menagerie Magician
Banana Vendor Gyreworm Rock Rager
Tier 8: Terrible
Arcanosaur Snap Freeze Gurubashi Chicken Runic Egg
Conjure Mana Biscuit Arena Treasure Chest Helpless Hatchling Scarab Egg
Elemental Evocation Desk Imp Knife Vendor Showstopper
Ice Barrier Dozing Marksman Murloc Tinyfin Sinstone Totem
Tier 1: Excellent
Deathborne Nightcloak Sanctum Suspicious Alchemist Runaway Blackwing
Tier 2: Great
Blizzard Brain Freeze Wyrm Weaver
Pyromaniac Water Elemental Azure Drake
Tier 3: Good
Babbling Book Acidic Swamp Ooze Lone Champion
Explosive Runes Defender of Argus Violet Teacher
Scorch Famished Fool Voracious Reader
Tier 4: Above Average
Counterspell Belligerent Gnome Twilight Drake Wild Pyromancer
Tier 5: Average
Glacier Racer Crooked Cook Dispossessed Soul
Crazed Alchemist Cult Neophyte Firetree Witchdoctor
Tier 6: Below Average
Trick Totem Avian Watcher Gadgetzan Auctioneer SI:7 Infiltrator
Grand Finale Book Wyrm Moat Lurker Safety Inspector
Ring Toss Booty Bay Bookie Robes of Protection Steamcleaner
Tier 7: Bad
Cram Session Coldlight Seer Invitation Courier Soup Vendor
Mask of C'Thun Derailed Coaster Lifedrinker Waterboy
Armor Vendor Fogsail Freebooter Shieldbreaker
Tier 8: Terrible
Spirit of the Dragonhawk Humongous Razorleaf Murloc Tidecaller
Arcane Devourer K'thir Ritualist Nerubian Egg
Arena Patron Murloc Tastyfin Serpent Ward
Tier 1: Excellent
Blast Wave Flamestrike Primordial Drake
Tier 2: Great
Combustion Sea Giant Vulpera Scoundrel
Tier 3: Good
Pyroblast Mosh'Ogg Announcer Snapjaw Shellfighter
Crowd Roaster Mossy Horror Untamed Beastmaster
Tier 4: Above Average
Carnival Clown Darkmoon Rabbit Escaped Manasaber Transfer Student
Tier 5: Average
Occult Conjurer Drakkari Trickster Ice Cream Peddler
Vengeful Visage Horrendous Growth
Tier 6: Below Average
Big Game Hunter Doomsayer Linecracker Party Crasher
Deathwarden Educated Elekk Masked Contender Southsea Captain
Demolition Renovator Faceless Manipulator Murloc Warleader
Tier 7: Bad
Splitting Image Arcane Giant Ashen Elemental Enchanted Cauldron
Tier 8: Terrible
Devolving Missiles Rigged Faire Game Gurubashi Offering
Potion of Illusion Solid Alibi Sinfueled Golem
Tier 1: Excellent
Keywarden Ivory Deathwing the Destroyer Y'Shaarj, the Defiler
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder N'Zoth, God of the Deep
Tier 2: Great
Jandice Barov Brann Bronzebeard Moonfang Ysera the Dreamer
Kalecgos Cairne Bloodhoof Onyxia the Broodmother
Kel'Thuzad, the Inevitable Keymaster Alabaster Overlord Runthak
Baron Geddon Malygos the Spellweaver Sire Denathrius
Tier 3: Good
Hex Lord Malacrass Lorekeeper Polkelt Silas Darkmoon Theotar, the Mad Duke
C'Thun, the Shattered Oondasta Sir Finley Mrrgglton
Tier 4: Above Average
Ras Frostwhisper Mozaki, Master Duelist Medivh, the Guardian
Aegwynn, the Guardian Headmaster Kel'Thuzad Murloc Holmes
Tier 5: Average
Bloodmage Thalnos Moroes Taelan Fordring Zola the Gorgon
Griftah Prince Malchezaar Vectus
Tier 6: Below Average
Orion, Mansion Manager Barnes Nozdormu the Eternal The Curator
Sayge, Seer of Darkmoon Elise Starseeker Sphere of Sapience
Tier 7: Bad
Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk Kael'thas Sinstrider Reno Jackson
Da Undatakah Mojomaster Zihi
Tier 8: Terrible
Deck of Lunacy Hakkar, the Soulflayer Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate


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