Arena Mage Tier Lists for United in Stormwind

Last updated on Aug 03, 2021 at 18:00 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 Runed Orb Claw Machine Stoneskin Basilisk
Firework Elemental Amani War Bear Dragonmaw Scorcher Venomous Scorpid
Tier 2: Great
Arcanologist Refreshing Spring Water Hog Rancher Stormwind Champion
Fire Sale Fleethoof Pearltusk Pandaren Importer
Flame Ward Gold Road Grunt Sightless Ranger
Tier 3: Good
Arcane Intellect Circus Medic Impatient Shopkeep Sunwell Initiate
Cloud Prince Dark Iron Dwarf Mad Bomber Swift Messenger
Prestor's Pyromancer Darkspear Berserker Pit Crocolisk Ticket Scalper
Argent Squire Furious Ettin Razormane Raider Wasteland Assassin
Bone Wraith Golden Scarab Redgill Razorjaw Wasteland Scorpid
Bug Collector Grim Necromancer Rustrot Viper
Tier 4: Above Average
Cone of Cold Darkmoon Dirigible Injured Tol'vir Rumbletusk Shaker
Confection Cyclone Darkmoon Statue Lion's Guard Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Ethereal Conjurer Deranged Doctor Loot Hoarder Spellzerker
Annoy-o-Tron Devouring Ectoplasm Murmy Spider Tank
Arena Fanatic Dire Wolf Alpha Ornery Tortoise Stormwind Guard
Banana Buffoon Earthen Ring Farseer Peon Stranglethorn Tiger
Beaming Sidekick Fantastic Firebird Rabble Bouncer Tanglefur Mystic
Blackwald Pixie Far Watch Post Ravencaller Temple Berserker
Candletaker Former Champ Rotten Applebaum Walnut Sprite
Crabrider Half-Time Scavenger Royal Librarian Wriggling Horror
Tier 5: Average
Daring Fire-Eater Crossroads Gossiper Jungle Panther SI:7 Skulker
Game Master Death's Head Cultist Lushwater Murcenary Saronite Taskmaster
Mirror Entity Deeprun Engineer Murloc Tidehunter Stockades Guard
Oasis Ally Explosive Sheep Oasis Thrasher Strongman
Battleground Battlemaster Fishflinger Optimistic Ogre Stubborn Suspect
Cheaty Anklebiter Flesheating Ghoul Peasant Sunreaver Spy
Chillwind Yeti Florist Phalanx Commander Talented Arcanist
Circus Amalgam Injured Marauder Ratchet Privateer Worgen Infiltrator
City Architect Jar Dealer Regeneratin' Thug Youthful Brewmaster
Tier 6: Below Average
Ancient Mysteries Emerald Skytalon Mo'arg Forgefiend Sleepy Dragon
Shooting Star Faceless Lurker Mosh'Ogg Enforcer Stormwatcher
Vex Crow Guild Trader Parade Leader Voodoo Doctor
Abusive Sergeant Gurubashi Berserker Prize Vendor Wyrmguard
Barrens Trapper Hench-Clan Thug Pumpkin Peasant
Bloodsail Raider Ironbeak Owl Raid Leader
Desert Hare Marsh Drake River Crocolisk
Tier 7: Bad
Floecaster Costumed Entertainer Kindling Elemental Spitting Camel
Imprisoned Phoenix Darkmire Moonkin Living Monument Swamp Leech
Anubisath Warbringer Elven Archer Lushwater Scout Toad of the Wilds
Arcane Anomaly Felsoul Inquisitor Northshire Farmer Toxicologist
Banana Vendor Gruntled Patron Rock Rager Traveling Merchant
Cauldron Elemental Gyreworm Selfless Sidekick Vicious Scalehide
Clockwork Automaton Ice Rager Sharkfin Fan Vilefiend
Cogmaster Inconspicuous Rider Spellshifter
Tier 8: Terrible
Arcanosaur Arena Treasure Chest Lost Spirit Showstopper
Conjure Mana Biscuit Dozing Marksman Meeting Stone Spice Bread Baker
Elemental Evocation Gurubashi Chicken Murloc Tinyfin Swamp Dragon Egg
Hot Streak Helpless Hatchling Package Runner Unpowered Steambot
Ice Barrier Knife Vendor Scarab Egg
Snap Freeze Kobold Sandtrooper Serpent Egg
Tier 1: Excellent
First Flame Runaway Blackwing Taurajo Brave
Tier 2: Great
Arcane Flakmage Water Elemental Neferset Ritualist Wrapped Golem
Pyromaniac Gilnean Royal Guard Quicksand Elemental
Reckless Apprentice Mor'shan Watch Post Witchwood Grizzly
Tier 3: Good
Babbling Book Rimetongue Chief Inspector Sunstruck Henchman
Dune Sculptor Scorch Defender of Argus Violet Teacher
Fallen Hero Acidic Swamp Ooze Lone Champion Witchwood Piper
Frostweave Dungeoneer Burning Blade Acolyte Phantom Militia
Tier 4: Above Average
Bonfire Elemental Belligerent Gnome Hecklefang Hyena Scaleworm
Cinderstorm Encumbered Pack Mule Horde Operative
Counterspell Goldshire Gnoll Mailbox Dancer
Tier 5: Average
Glacier Racer Crazed Alchemist Infested Goblin
Naga Sand Witch Firetree Witchdoctor Injured Blademaster
Tier 6: Below Average
Grand Finale Gadgetzan Auctioneer Questing Explorer Young Priestess
Ring Toss Khartut Defender SI:7 Infiltrator
Booty Bay Bookie Mad Hatter Safety Inspector
Tier 7: Bad
Curio Collector Armor Vendor Lifedrinker Waterboy
Flurry (Rank 1) Coldlight Seer Shieldbreaker
Mask of C'Thun Derailed Coaster Soup Vendor
Sanctum Chandler Fogsail Freebooter Two-Faced Investor
Tier 8: Terrible
Celestial Ink Set Arena Patron K'thir Ritualist Night Prowler
Shattering Blast Conjured Mirage Murloc Tastyfin Serpent Ward
Spirit of the Dragonhawk Generous Mummy Murloc Tidecaller
Arcane Devourer Humongous Razorleaf Nerubian Egg
Tier 1: Excellent
Arcane Keysmith Blast Wave Flamestrike Southsea Scoundrel
Tier 2: Great
Book of Specters History Buff Witch's Cauldron
Cheesemonger Vulpera Scoundrel
Tier 3: Good
Tortollan Pilgrim Mossy Horror Primordial Protector Voodoo Doll
Crowd Roaster Muck Hunter Snapjaw Shellfighter
Mosh'Ogg Announcer Nightmare Amalgam Untamed Beastmaster
Tier 4: Above Average
Wildfire Darkmoon Rabbit Enthusiastic Banker Worgen Abomination
Carnival Clown Dwarven Archaeologist Nobleman
Tier 5: Average
Coldarra Drake Drakkari Trickster Ice Cream Peddler Splitting Festeroot
Occult Conjurer Horrendous Growth Spirit Healer
Tier 6: Below Average
Ignite Body Wrapper Faceless Manipulator Mischief Maker
Barrens Blacksmith Crossroads Watch Post Linecracker Southsea Captain
Big Game Hunter Deathwarden Masked Contender
Tier 7: Bad
Arcane Luminary Baleful Banker Clockwork Giant Sandbinder
Splitting Image Barrens Stablehand Mini-Mage Stockades Prisoner
Tier 8: Terrible
Clumsy Courier Blatant Decoy Gurubashi Offering
Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron Desert Obelisk Mogu Cultist
Rigged Faire Game Elwynn Boar Mortuary Machine
Tier 1: Excellent
Keywarden Ivory Deathwing the Destroyer Siamat Y'Shaarj, the Defiler
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder N'Zoth, God of the Deep Varian, King of Stormwind
Tier 2: Great
Baron Geddon Malygos the Spellweaver Mutanus the Devourer Overlord Runthak
Cairne Bloodhoof Moonfang Onyxia the Broodmother Ysera the Dreamer
Tier 3: Good
Hex Lord Malacrass Brightwing Flightmaster Dungar Oondasta
Mordresh Fire Eye C'Thun, the Shattered High Inquisitor Whitemane Silas Darkmoon
Toki, Time-Tinker Cornelius Roame Lady Prestor Zephrys the Great
Archdruid Naralex Countess Ashmore Octosari
Tier 4: Above Average
Aegwynn, the Guardian Archmage Arugal Blademaster Samuro Shadow Hunter Vol'jin
Tier 5: Average
Varden Dawngrasp Griftah Taelan Fordring
Bloodmage Thalnos King Mukla
Tier 6: Below Average
Sayge, Seer of Darkmoon Dollmaster Dorian Mankrik
Auctioneer Jaxon Kazakus, Golem Shaper Nozdormu the Eternal
Tier 7: Bad
Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk Colossus of the Moon Mojomaster Zihi
Reno the Relicologist Da Undatakah
Tier 8: Terrible
Deck of Lunacy Azalina Soulthief Hakkar, the Soulflayer King Phaoris
Grand Magus Antonidas Baron Rivendare Kargal Battlescar Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate


  • 03 Aug. 2021: Updated Arena Ratings for United in Stormwind.
  • 31 Mar. 2021: Updated Arena Ratings for Forged in the Barrens.
  • 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.
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