Arena Mage Tier Lists for The Boomsday Project

Last updated on Aug 07, 2018 at 16:40 by Kat 51 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.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Mage Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Fireball Frostbolt Stoneskin Basilisk
Flamestrike Water Elemental
Tier 2: Great
Coldwraith Bonemare Dragonslayer Skaterbot
Flame Geyser Boulderfist Ogre Fungalmancer Sneaky Devil
Polymorph Chillwind Yeti Harvest Golem Sunborne Val'kyr
Acidic Swamp Ooze Cobalt Scalebane Hyldnir Frostrider Swift Messenger
Amani Berserker Dark Iron Dwarf Sated Threshadon Violet Wurm
Blackwald Pixie Deathspeaker Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Tier 3: Good
Arcanologist Faerie Dragon Microtech Controller Stranglethorn Tiger
Mana Wyrm Fire Plume Phoenix Nesting Roc Stubborn Gastropod
Sorcerer's Apprentice Frost Elemental Raging Worgen Tanglefur Mystic
Argent Squire Fungal Enchanter Sabretooth Stalker Tar Creeper
Bull Dozer Furious Ettin Scarlet Crusader Tuskarr Fisherman
Corrosive Sludge Giant Mastodon Shattered Sun Cleric Walnut Sprite
Cult Master Glacial Shard Shroom Brewer Worgen Infiltrator
Deranged Doctor Hoarding Dragon Silver Hand Knight
Dire Wolf Alpha Igneous Elemental Spellbreaker
Earthen Ring Farseer Mad Bomber Stormwind Champion
Tier 4: Above Average
Arcane Intellect Acherus Veteran Green Jelly Rockpool Hunter
Breath of Sindragosa Bloodfen Raptor Kobold Apprentice Steel Rager
Raven Familiar Boisterous Bard Loot Hoarder Stormwind Knight
Shimmering Tempest Fen Creeper Mecharoo Wargear
Shooting Star Frostwolf Warlord Murloc Tidehunter Youthful Brewmaster
Abusive Sergeant Giant Wasp Plated Beetle
Tier 5: Average
Arcane Missiles Cursed Disciple Ogre Magi Spring Rocket
Cone of Cold Darkscale Healer Piloted Reaper Stegodon
Frozen Clone Fire Fly Pterrordax Hatchling Stormpike Commando
Mirror Entity Flesheating Ghoul Ravasaur Runt Thunder Lizard
Shifting Scroll Gnomish Inventor Razorfen Hunter Toothy Chest
Acolyte of Pain Grim Necromancer River Crocolisk Trogg Gloomeater
Archmage Gurubashi Berserker Rotten Applebaum Upgradeable Framebot
Bloodsail Raider Ironfur Grizzly Sewer Crawler Venomancer
Bluegill Warrior Jungle Panther Silvermoon Guardian Volatile Elemental
Bronze Gatekeeper Kaboom Bot Sleepy Dragon Wolfrider
Coppertail Imposter Oasis Snapjaw Spiteful Smith
Tier 6: Below Average
Arcane Explosion Damaged Stegotron Ironbeak Owl Tainted Zealot
Cosmic Anomaly Dire Mole Kobold Geomancer Ultrasaur
Frost Nova Dragonling Mechanic Lord of the Arena Venture Co. Mercenary
Mirror Image Electrowright Necrotic Geist Voodoo Doctor
Vex Crow Fallen Sun Cleric Pumpkin Peasant War Golem
Ancient Brewmaster Grave Shambler Ravencaller Wyrmguard
Booty Bay Bodyguard Guild Recruiter Reckless Rocketeer
Cauldron Elemental Hench-Clan Thug Stormwatcher
Tier 7: Bad
Arcane Artificer Elven Archer Priestess of Elune Thrallmar Farseer
Ice Barrier Explodinator Primalfin Lookout Toxicologist
Snap Freeze Faithful Lumi Raid Leader Vicious Scalehide
Bloodworm Frostwolf Grunt Rusty Recycler Vryghoul
Cloakscale Chemist Ironforge Rifleman Silverback Patriarch Wax Elemental
Clockwork Automaton Lost Spirit Skelemancer Whirliglider
Core Hound Mogu'shan Warden Spellshifter Windfury Harpy
Dalaran Mage Night Howler Spellweaver
Darkmire Moonkin Nightblade Swamp Leech
Eggnapper Novice Engineer Tauren Warrior
Tier 8: Terrible
Research Project Goblin Bomb Murloc Raider Swamp Dragon Egg
Brainstormer Goldshire Footman Shieldbearer Unpowered Steambot
Deadscale Knight Grimscale Oracle Silver Vanguard Wicked Skeleton
Dread Corsair Leper Gnome Snowflipper Penguin Wisp
Emerald Reaver Magma Rager Southsea Deckhand Wretched Tiller
Felsoul Inquisitor Marsh Drake Stonetusk Boar Young Dragonhawk
Tier 1: Excellent
Giggling Inventor
Tier 2: Great
Astral Rift Leyline Manipulator Bone Drake Sunwalker
Blizzard Arcane Dynamo Gilnean Royal Guard Vicious Fledgling
Bonfire Elemental Argent Commander Mechanical Whelp
Tier 3: Good
Kirin Tor Mage Keening Banshee Phantom Militia Violet Teacher
Steam Surger Kobold Monk Replicating Menace Witchwood Grizzly
Corpse Raiser Lone Champion Saronite Chain Gang
Defender of Argus Mind Control Tech Stampeding Kodo
Frozen Crusher Missile Launcher Tol'vir Stoneshaper
Tier 4: Above Average
Cinderstorm Hungry Ettin Servant of Kalimos Twilight Drake
Molten Reflection Imp Master Shallow Gravedigger Volcanosaur
Emperor Cobra Injured Blademaster Stonehill Defender Wild Pyromancer
Golakka Crawler Scorp-o-matic Sunfury Protector Witchwood Piper
Tier 5: Average
Celestial Emissary Abomination Happy Ghoul Ravenholdt Assassin
Counterspell Chief Inspector Knife Juggler Shrieking Shroom
Ice Walker Crazed Alchemist Mindbreaker Young Priestess
Vaporize Demolisher Questing Adventurer
Tier 6: Below Average
Ethereal Arcanist Furbolg Mossbinder Night Prowler Spark Drill
Explosive Runes Gadgetzan Auctioneer Pint-Sized Summoner Spark Engine
Ghastly Conjurer Gravelsnout Knight Scaleworm
Tier 7: Bad
Curio Collector Arcane Golem Lifedrinker Secretkeeper
Doomed Apprentice Bloodsail Corsair Mad Hatter Unpowered Mauler
Mana Bind Coldlight Seer Mana Addict
Meteorologist Ebon Dragonsmith Mana Wraith
Ancient Mage Feral Gibberer Master Swordsmith
Tier 8: Terrible
Lesser Ruby Spellstone Angry Chicken Humongous Razorleaf Phantom Freebooter
Alarm-o-Bot Devilsaur Egg Lightwarden Ticking Abomination
Ancient Watcher Galvanizer Murloc Tidecaller
Tier 1: Excellent
Carnivorous Cube Sea Giant Voodoo Doll
Tier 2: Great
Arcane Keysmith Meteor Arcane Tyrant Void Ripper
Astromancer Primordial Glyph Omega Defender Weaponized Pinata
Book of Specters Pyroblast Primordial Drake
Tier 3: Good
Dragon's Fury Blazecaller Charged Devilsaur
Augmented Elekk Blood Knight Nightmare Amalgam
Tier 4: Above Average
Unexpected Results Mossy Horror Splitting Festeroot
Bittertide Hydra Muck Hunter Tomb Lurker
Gluttonous Ooze Spiteful Summoner Worgen Abomination
Tier 5: Average
Bright-Eyed Scout Gentle Megasaur Southsea Captain
Furnacefire Colossus Seaforium Bomber
Tier 6: Below Average
Spellbender Doomsayer Murloc Warleader Witch's Cauldron
Corpsetaker Faceless Manipulator Sandbinder
Corridor Creeper Grand Archivist Star Aligner
Crystallizer Loose Specimen Tortollan Primalist
Tier 7: Bad
Baleful Banker E.M.P. Operative Mountain Giant Shimmering Courser
Big Game Hunter Hungry Crab Nerubian Unraveler Skulking Geist
Tier 8: Terrible
Deck of Wonders Deathaxe Punisher Emerald Hive Queen Rattling Rascal
Glacial Mysteries Dragonhatcher Holomancer Rummaging Kobold
Simulacrum Drakkari Enchanter Meat Wagon
Tier 1: Excellent
Pyros Onyxia Ysera
Sindragosa The Lich King
Tier 2: Great
Stargazer Luna Cairne Bloodhoof Deathwing Zilliax
Tier 3: Good
Archmage Antonidas Arfus Harrison Jones
Toki, Time-Tinker Baron Geddon Hogger
Alexstrasza Gruul The Black Knight
Tier 4: Above Average
Bloodmage Thalnos Hemet, Jungle Hunter Malygos
Countess Ashmore Illidan Stormrage The Beast
Tier 5: Average
Dragoncaller Alanna Elise the Trailblazer Ozruk
Dollmaster Dorian King Mukla Zola the Gorgon
Tier 6: Below Average
Archmage Arugal Millhouse Manastorm Prince Valanar
Leeroy Jenkins Nat Pagle Subject 9
Marin the Fox Prince Taldaram Tinkmaster Overspark
Tier 7: Bad
Aluneth Master Oakheart Prince Keleseth
Captain Greenskin Mecha'thun Spiritsinger Umbra
Tier 8: Terrible
Luna's Pocket Galaxy Harbinger Celestia Lorewalker Cho The Darkness
Azalina Soulthief King Togwaggle Nozdormu The Voraxx

4. Changelog

  • 07 Aug. 2018: Updated spreadsheets for The Boomsday Project.
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