Arena Mage Tier Lists for Murder at Castle Nathria

Last updated on Sep 30, 2022 at 13:00 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 Cobalt Scalebane Fungalmancer
Frozen Touch Dalaran Crusader Sinrunner
Messenger Raven Eccentric Scribe Stoneskin Basilisk
Tier 2: Great
Arcanologist Dragonslayer Stoneborn Accuser Stubborn Gastropod
Starscryer Hench-Clan Hogsteed Stoneborn General Tar Creeper
Burrowing Scorpid Ruststeed Raider Stormwind Champion
Tier 3: Good
Arcane Intellect Bonechewer Brawler Flight Master Overconfident Orc
Cold Case Burly Shovelfist Forensic Duster Plated Beetle
Contract Conjurer Corrosive Sludge Frozen Shadoweaver Proud Defender
Anonymous Informant Dark Iron Dwarf Giant Wasp Redgill Razorjaw
Blackwing Corruptor Disguised Wanderer Glacial Shard Rocket Augmerchant
Blackwing Technician Dragonmaw Sky Stalker Grim Necromancer Sketchy Stranger
Bog Beast Fire Fly Mad Bomber Violet Wurm
Tier 4: Above Average
Cone of Cold Bonechewer Vanguard Fungal Enchanter Rockpool Hunter
Ethereal Conjurer Cursed Disciple Guardian Augmerchant Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Raven Familiar Dire Mole Hench-Clan Sneak Shroom Brewer
Shifting Scroll Dire Wolf Alpha Imprisoned Vilefiend Soldier of Fortune
Shimmering Tempest Dragonkin Sorcerer Injured Tol'vir Stranglethorn Tiger
Acolyte of Pain Drakonid Crusher Loot Hoarder Trogg Gloomeater
Annoy-o-Tron Faceless Rager Masked Reveler
Beaming Sidekick Faerie Dragon Priest of the Deceased
Tier 5: Average
Chatty Bartender Explosive Sheep Muck Plumber Terrorguard Escapee
Dragon's Breath Fire Plume Phoenix Murloc Tidehunter Traveling Healer
Flame Geyser Green Jelly Nesting Roc Violet Warden
Netherwind Portal Hoarding Dragon Rustsworn Initiate Volatile Skeleton
Arcane Servant Jungle Panther Scuttlebutt Ghoul Volcanic Drake
Chillwind Yeti Maze Guide Spellbook Binder Worgen Infiltrator
Dinner Performer Mistress of Mixtures Sunreaver Spy Youthful Brewmaster
Tier 6: Below Average
Magic Dart Frog Emerald Skytalon Pterrordax Hatchling Sneaky Devil
Shooting Star Ethereal Augmerchant Raid Leader Soulbound Ashtongue
Abusive Sergeant Felfin Navigator Red Herring Stegodon
Bloodsail Raider Giant Mastodon Roosting Gargoyle Stormwatcher
Boisterous Bard Hungry Dragon Rustsworn Cultist Supreme Abyssal
Creepy Painting Igneous Elemental Safeguard Thunder Lizard
Dalaran Librarian Ironbeak Owl Sated Threshadon Volatile Elemental
Dredger Staff Kobold Apprentice Scavenging Shivarra
EVIL Cable Rat Murlocula Sewer Crawler
Eggnapper Potion Vendor Sleepy Dragon
Tier 7: Bad
Ray of Frost Gorillabot A-3 Ravasaur Runt Violet Spellsword
Elven Archer Guild Recruiter Toxfin Wax Elemental
Emerald Reaver Primalfin Lookout Ultrasaur
Tier 8: Terrible
Arcane Artificer Snap Freeze Murloc Tinyfin Sinstone Totem
Ice Barrier Heroic Innkeeper Sabretooth Stalker Soul Seeker
Incanter's Flow Mana Reservoir Silver Vanguard Toothy Chest
Tier 1: Excellent
Conjurer's Calling Life Sentence Suspicious Alchemist
Deathborne Nightcloak Sanctum Stonehill Defender
Tier 2: Great
Blizzard Pyromaniac Azure Drake
Deep Freeze Water Elemental
Tier 3: Good
Babbling Book Steam Surger Famished Fool Tunnel Blaster
Explosive Runes Acidic Swamp Ooze Golakka Crawler Violet Teacher
Flamewaker Afterlife Attendant Hungry Ettin
Imprisoned Observer Defender of Argus Lone Champion
Leyline Manipulator Exotic Mountseller Spellward Jeweler
Tier 4: Above Average
Counterspell Frozen Crusher Twilight Drake
Objection! Servant of Kalimos Wild Pyromancer
Tier 5: Average
Kirin Tor Tricaster Crooked Cook Kobold Monk Volcanosaur
Crazed Alchemist Dispossessed Soul Tol'vir Stoneshaper
Tier 6: Below Average
Font of Power Furbolg Mossbinder Portal Keeper Scorp-o-matic
Magic Trick Gadgetzan Auctioneer Recurring Villain Steamcleaner
Mana Bind Gravelsnout Knight SI:7 Infiltrator
Tier 7: Bad
Molten Reflection Ebon Dragonsmith Invitation Courier Scrapyard Colossus
Coldlight Seer Feral Gibberer Lifedrinker Shrieking Shroom
Devilsaur Egg Fogsail Freebooter Mad Summoner Sunreaver Warmage
Tier 8: Terrible
Lesser Ruby Spellstone Dragon Egg Humongous Razorleaf Nerubian Egg
Arcane Devourer Grim Patron Infectious Sporeling Underbelly Ooze
Blistering Rot Hecklebot Murloc Tidecaller
Tier 1: Excellent
Pyros Alexstrasza the Life-Binder Deathwing the Destroyer Sylvanas, the Accused
Tier 2: Great
Astromancer Solarian Baron Geddon Malygos the Spellweaver Sire Denathrius
Evocation Brann Bronzebeard Nefarian The Jailer
Kalecgos Cairne Bloodhoof Onyxia the Broodmother Ysera the Dreamer
Kel'Thuzad, the Inevitable Chromaggus Overlord Runthak
Tier 3: Good
Maiev Shadowsong Sir Finley Mrrgglton Teron Gorefiend Theotar, the Mad Duke
Tier 4: Above Average
Aegwynn, the Guardian Khadgar Archivist Elysiana Murloc Holmes
Tier 5: Average
Archmage Vargoth Elise the Trailblazer Marin the Fox
Barista Lynchen Emperor Thaurissan Taelan Fordring
Bloodmage Thalnos Hemet, Jungle Hunter Zola the Gorgon
Tier 6: Below Average
Orion, Mansion Manager Jepetto Joybuzz Nozdormu the Eternal
Elise Starseeker Master Oakheart
Tier 7: Bad
Al'ar Kael'thas Sinstrider Ozruk Spiritsinger Umbra
Chef Nomi Kael'thas Sunstrider Reno Jackson The Voraxx
Tier 8: Terrible
Aluneth King Togwaggle Majordomo Executus The Darkness
Dragoncaller Alanna Magtheridon Rend Blackhand
Tier 1: Excellent
Flamestrike Power of Creation Carnivorous Cube
Meteor Primordial Glyph Primordial Drake
Tier 2: Great
Corridor Creeper Sea Giant Vulpera Scoundrel
Tier 3: Good
Apexis Smuggler Batterhead Charged Devilsaur Mossy Horror
Pyroblast Bittertide Hydra Hench-Clan Hag Void Ripper
Tier 4: Above Average
Mana Cyclone Blazecaller Escaped Manasaber Waste Warden
Tier 5: Average
Dragon's Fury Gluttonous Ooze Portal Overfiend
Vengeful Visage Magic Carpet
Tier 6: Below Average
Azerite Elemental Demolition Renovator Gentle Megasaur Southsea Captain
Big Bad Archmage Doomsayer Murloc Warleader Tight-Lipped Witness
Big Game Hunter Faceless Manipulator Party Crasher Tortollan Primalist
Tier 7: Bad
Apexis Blast Ashen Elemental Unseen Saboteur
Arcane Tyrant Mo'arg Artificer
Tier 8: Terrible
Deck of Wonders Dragonhatcher Replicat-o-tron Sinfueled Golem
Solid Alibi Emerald Hive Queen Rummaging Kobold Spiteful Summoner
Bright-Eyed Scout Grand Archivist Shimmering Courser Whirlwind Tempest


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