Arena Mage Tier Lists for Scholomance Academy

Last updated on Aug 06, 2020 at 16:59 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
Arcane Amplifier Messenger Raven Dalaran Crusader Onyx Magescribe
Fireball Polymorph Eccentric Scribe Twin Tyrant
Flamestrike Big Ol' Whelp Evasive Wyrm
Tier 2: Great
Azure Explorer Starscryer Crimson Hothead Ruststeed Raider
Wand Thief Violet Spellwing Dark Iron Dwarf Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Firebrand Water Elemental Fishy Flyer Sneaky Delinquent
Flame Ward Acidic Swamp Ooze Hailbringer Steward of Scrolls
Frostbolt Burrowing Scorpid Harvest Golem
Sorcerer's Apprentice Chillwind Yeti Hench-Clan Hogsteed
Tier 3: Good
Arcane Intellect Dire Wolf Alpha Gyrocopter Shattered Sun Cleric
Cloud Prince Disguised Wanderer Mad Bomber Silver Hand Knight
Learn Draconic Dragonmaw Sky Stalker Overconfident Orc Smug Senior
Amani Berserker Earthen Ring Farseer Pit Crocolisk Stormwind Champion
Argent Squire Evasive Drakonid Plagued Protodrake Troll Batrider
Bone Wraith Faerie Dragon Proud Defender Wandmaker
Bonechewer Brawler Flight Master Raging Worgen Wasteland Assassin
Bug Collector Frost Elemental Rocket Augmerchant Wasteland Scorpid
Burly Shovelfist Frozen Shadoweaver Scalerider Worgen Infiltrator
Cult Master Golden Scarab Scarlet Crusader Wretched Tutor
Tier 4: Above Average
Primordial Studies Divine Rager Imprisoned Vilefiend Soldier of Fortune
Arcane Explosion Evasive Chimaera Injured Tol'vir Stormwind Knight
Cone of Cold Faceless Rager Lake Thresher Stranglethorn Tiger
Beaming Sidekick Fen Creeper Living Dragonbreath Temple Berserker
Bonechewer Vanguard Fire Hawk Loot Hoarder
Boulderfist Ogre Guardian Augmerchant Manafeeder Panthara
Candletaker Hench-Clan Sneak Murmy
Tier 5: Average
Animated Avalanche Darkscale Healer Ogre Magi Sunreaver Spy
Lab Partner Fishflinger Ogremancer Terrorguard Escapee
Mirror Entity Flesheating Ghoul Phalanx Commander Traveling Healer
Netherwind Portal Gnomish Inventor Rustsworn Initiate Violet Warden
Animated Broomstick Goboglide Tech Silvermoon Guardian Wolfrider
Arcane Servant Jar Dealer Sorcerous Substitute Youthful Brewmaster
Archmage Jungle Panther Spellbook Binder
Bloodfen Raptor Murloc Tidehunter Spiteful Smith
Bluegill Warrior Oasis Snapjaw Stormpike Commando
Tier 6: Below Average
Ancient Mysteries EVIL Cable Rat Kobold Geomancer Skydiving Instructor
Arcane Missiles Ethereal Augmerchant Lord of the Arena Soulbound Ashtongue
Magic Dart Frog Evasive Feywing Pen Flinger Supreme Abyssal
Abusive Sergeant Faceless Lurker Platebreaker Tasty Flyfish
Ancient Brewmaster Felfin Navigator Potion Vendor Tour Guide
Blazing Battlemage Frostwolf Warlord Razorfen Hunter Venture Co. Mercenary
Bloodsail Raider Gurubashi Berserker Reckless Rocketeer Voodoo Doctor
Booty Bay Bodyguard Hippogryph River Crocolisk War Golem
Dalaran Librarian Hot Air Balloon Rustsworn Cultist Wing Commander
Desert Hare Ironbeak Owl Safeguard
Dragonling Mechanic Ironfur Grizzly Scavenging Shivarra
Tier 7: Bad
Frost Nova Core Hound Mogu'shan Warden Tauren Warrior
Mana Wyrm Dalaran Mage Nightblade Thrallmar Farseer
Mirror Image Elven Archer Novice Engineer Toxfin
Ray of Frost Frostwolf Grunt Priestess of Elune Vilefiend
Tome of Intellect Intrepid Initiate Raid Leader Violet Spellsword
Anubisath Warbringer Ironforge Rifleman Silverback Patriarch Windfury Harpy
Camouflaged Dirigible Living Monument Spitting Camel
Tier 8: Terrible
Ice Barrier Grimscale Oracle Mana Reservoir Southsea Deckhand
Incanter's Flow Heroic Innkeeper Murloc Raider Stonetusk Boar
Desk Imp Kobold Sandtrooper Parachute Brigand Wisp
Dread Corsair Leper Gnome Serpent Egg Young Dragonhawk
Goldshire Footman Magma Rager Shieldbearer
Tier 1: Excellent
Conjurer's Calling Dragonmaw Poacher Faceless Corruptor Sunwalker
Tier 2: Great
Blizzard Arcane Flakmage Argent Commander Quicksand Elemental
Brain Freeze Deep Freeze Bad Luck Albatross Wrapped Golem
Arcane Breath Wyrm Weaver Neferset Ritualist
Tier 3: Good
Dune Sculptor Defender of Argus Stampeding Kodo Voracious Reader
Imprisoned Observer Dragon Breeder Sunstruck Henchman
Kirin Tor Mage Exotic Mountseller Tunnel Blaster
Cobalt Spellkin Spellward Jeweler Violet Teacher
Tier 4: Above Average
Counterspell Emperor Cobra Injured Blademaster Twilight Drake
Dragoncaster Imp Master Sunfury Protector Wild Pyromancer
Tier 5: Average
Kirin Tor Tricaster Crazed Alchemist Infested Goblin Questing Adventurer
Naga Sand Witch Cult Neophyte Knife Juggler Ravenholdt Assassin
Abomination Demolisher Licensed Adventurer Young Priestess
Tier 6: Below Average
Trick Totem Frenzied Felwing Pint-Sized Summoner Recurring Villain
Font of Power Gadgetzan Auctioneer Portal Keeper Robes of Protection
Magic Trick Khartut Defender Questing Explorer SI:7 Infiltrator
Tier 7: Bad
Cram Session Arcane Golem Mad Summoner Scrapyard Colossus
Elemental Allies Bloodsail Corsair Mana Addict Sunreaver Warmage
Vaporize Coldlight Seer Mana Wraith
Ancient Mage Hoard Pillager Master Swordsmith
Tier 8: Terrible
Ethereal Arcanist Blistering Rot Hecklebot Secretkeeper
Alarm-o-Bot Conjured Mirage Infectious Sporeling Underbelly Ooze
Angry Chicken Depth Charge Lightwarden Utgarde Grapplesniper
Arcane Devourer Generous Mummy Murloc Tidecaller Zul'Drak Ritualist
Tier 1: Excellent
Power of Creation Rolling Fireball
Tier 2: Great
Combustion History Buff Sea Giant Vulpera Scoundrel
Tier 3: Good
Apexis Smuggler Tortollan Pilgrim Blood Knight Dread Raven
Pyroblast Batterhead Blowtorch Saboteur Hench-Clan Hag
Tier 4: Above Average
Mana Cyclone Boompistol Bully Escaped Manasaber Waste Warden
Spellbender Dwarven Archaeologist Transfer Student Wyrmrest Purifier
Tier 5: Average
Grizzled Wizard Magic Carpet Southsea Captain
Kobold Stickyfinger Portal Overfiend Transmogrifier
Tier 6: Below Average
Icicle Big Bad Archmage Educated Elekk Murloc Warleader
Mana Giant Body Wrapper Faceless Manipulator
Azerite Elemental Doomsayer Mischief Maker
Tier 7: Bad
Apexis Blast Enchanted Cauldron Skyfin
Big Game Hunter Hungry Crab Tentacled Menace
Chromatic Egg Mo'arg Artificer Unseen Saboteur
Tier 8: Terrible
Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron Barrens Stablehand Mogu Cultist Whirlwind Tempest
Potion of Illusion Blatant Decoy Mortuary Machine
Devolving Missiles Desert Obelisk Replicat-o-tron
Tier 1: Excellent
Archmage Antonidas Malygos, Aspect of Magic Siamat
Tier 2: Great
Kalecgos Evocation Deathwing Onyxia
Jandice Barov Baron Geddon Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
Astromancer Solarian Cairne Bloodhoof Keymaster Alabaster
Tier 3: Good
Brightwing Lorekeeper Polkelt Teron Gorefiend Zephrys the Great
High Inquisitor Whitemane Maiev Shadowsong Xavius
Hogger Octosari Ysera
Tier 4: Above Average
Khadgar Ras Frostwhisper Archivist Elysiana Malygos
Mozaki, Master Duelist Alexstrasza Headmaster Kel'Thuzad Shu'ma
Tier 5: Average
Archmage Vargoth Frizz Kindleroost King Mukla Vectus
Barista Lynchen Gruul The Beast
Bloodmage Thalnos Harrison Jones The Black Knight
Tier 6: Below Average
Chenvaala Millhouse Manastorm Sathrovarr Tinkmaster Overspark
Jepetto Joybuzz Nat Pagle Sphere of Sapience
Tier 7: Bad
Reno the Relicologist Captain Greenskin Colossus of the Moon Nozdormu
Al'ar Chef Nomi Kael'thas Sunstrider
Tier 8: Terrible
Grand Lackey Erkh Lorewalker Cho Sky Gen'ral Kragg
King Phaoris Magtheridon


  • 06 Aug. 2020: Updated Arena Ratings for Scholomance Academy.
  • 08 Apr. 2020: Updated Arena Ratings for Ashes of Outland.
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