Arena Mage Tier Lists for Rastakhan's Rumble

Last updated on Dec 20, 2018 at 08:20 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 Dragonmaw Scorcher
Flamestrike Water Elemental Stoneskin Basilisk
Tier 2: Great
Coldwraith Bonemare Former Champ Sneaky Devil
Flame Geyser Boulderfist Ogre Fungalmancer Sunborne Val'kyr
Polymorph Chillwind Yeti Harvest Golem Swift Messenger
Acidic Swamp Ooze Cobalt Scalebane Hyldnir Frostrider Violet Wurm
Amani Berserker Dark Iron Dwarf Sated Threshadon
Amani War Bear Deathspeaker Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Blackwald Pixie Dragonslayer Skaterbot
Tier 3: Good
Arcanologist Faerie Dragon Mad Bomber Spellzerker
Mana Wyrm Fire Plume Phoenix Microtech Controller Stormwind Champion
Sorcerer's Apprentice Frost Elemental Nesting Roc Stranglethorn Tiger
Argent Squire Fungal Enchanter Raging Worgen Stubborn Gastropod
Bull Dozer Furious Ettin Sabretooth Stalker Tanglefur Mystic
Corrosive Sludge Giant Mastodon Scarlet Crusader Tar Creeper
Cult Master Glacial Shard Shattered Sun Cleric Tuskarr Fisherman
Deranged Doctor Half-Time Scavenger Shroom Brewer Walnut Sprite
Dire Wolf Alpha Hoarding Dragon Silver Hand Knight Worgen Infiltrator
Earthen Ring Farseer Igneous Elemental Spellbreaker
Tier 4: Above Average
Arcane Intellect Acherus Veteran Green Jelly Rumbletusk Shaker
Arcanosaur Arena Fanatic Kobold Apprentice Sightless Ranger
Breath of Sindragosa Bloodfen Raptor Loot Hoarder Steel Rager
Raven Familiar Boisterous Bard Mecharoo Stormwind Knight
Shimmering Tempest Fen Creeper Murloc Tidehunter Ticket Scalper
Shooting Star Frostwolf Warlord Plated Beetle Wargear
Abusive Sergeant Giant Wasp Rockpool Hunter Youthful Brewmaster
Tier 5: Average
Arcane Missiles Cursed Disciple Ornery Tortoise Spiteful Smith
Cone of Cold Darkscale Healer Piloted Reaper Spring Rocket
Daring Fire-Eater Fire Fly Pterrordax Hatchling Stegodon
Frozen Clone Flesheating Ghoul Rabble Bouncer Stormpike Commando
Mirror Entity Gnomish Inventor Ravasaur Runt Thunder Lizard
Shifting Scroll Grim Necromancer Razorfen Hunter Toothy Chest
Acolyte of Pain Gurubashi Berserker Regeneratin' Thug Trogg Gloomeater
Archmage Ironfur Grizzly River Crocolisk Upgradeable Framebot
Bloodsail Raider Jungle Panther Rotten Applebaum Venomancer
Bluegill Warrior Kaboom Bot Saronite Taskmaster Volatile Elemental
Bronze Gatekeeper Mosh'ogg Enforcer Sewer Crawler Wolfrider
Cheaty Anklebiter Oasis Snapjaw Silvermoon Guardian
Coppertail Imposter Ogre Magi Sleepy Dragon
Tier 6: Below Average
Arcane Explosion Cauldron Elemental Hench-Clan Thug Stormwatcher
Cosmic Anomaly Damaged Stegotron Ironbeak Owl Tainted Zealot
Frost Nova Dire Mole Kobold Geomancer Ultrasaur
Mirror Image Dragonling Mechanic Lord of the Arena Venture Co. Mercenary
Tome of Intellect 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
Tier 7: Bad
Arcane Artificer Eggnapper Novice Engineer Spellweaver
Ice Barrier Elven Archer Priestess of Elune Swamp Leech
Snap Freeze Explodinator Primalfin Lookout Tauren Warrior
Banana Buffoon Faithful Lumi Raid Leader Thrallmar Farseer
Bloodworm Frostwolf Grunt Rusty Recycler Toxicologist
Cloakscale Chemist Ironforge Rifleman Scarab Egg Vicious Scalehide
Clockwork Automaton Lost Spirit Sharkfin Fan Vryghoul
Core Hound Mogu'shan Warden Silverback Patriarch Wax Elemental
Dalaran Mage Night Howler Skelemancer Whirliglider
Darkmire Moonkin Nightblade Spellshifter Windfury Harpy
Tier 8: Terrible
Elemental Evocation Felsoul Inquisitor Marsh Drake Unpowered Steambot
Research Project Goblin Bomb Murloc Raider Wicked Skeleton
Arena Treasure Chest Goldshire Footman Shieldbearer Wisp
Brainstormer Grimscale Oracle Silver Vanguard Wretched Tiller
Deadscale Knight Gurubashi Chicken Snowflipper Penguin Young Dragonhawk
Dozing Marksman Helpless Hatchling Southsea Deckhand
Dread Corsair Leper Gnome Stonetusk Boar
Emerald Reaver Magma Rager Swamp Dragon Egg
Tier 1: Excellent
Scorch
Tier 2: Great
Astral Rift Leyline Manipulator Argent Commander Mechanical Whelp
Blizzard Pyromaniac Bone Drake Sunwalker
Bonfire Elemental Arcane Dynamo Gilnean Royal Guard Vicious Fledgling
Tier 3: Good
Kirin Tor Mage Frozen Crusher Missile Launcher Stampeding Kodo
Steam Surger Keening Banshee Phantom Militia Tol'vir Stoneshaper
Corpse Raiser Kobold Monk Replicating Menace Violet Teacher
Defender of Argus Lone Champion Saronite Chain Gang Witchwood Grizzly
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 Demolisher Questing Adventurer
Counterspell Belligerent Gnome Firetree Witchdoctor Ravenholdt Assassin
Ice Walker Booty Bay Bookie Happy Ghoul Shrieking Shroom
Spirit of the Dragonhawk Chief Inspector Knife Juggler Waterboy
Vaporize Crazed Alchemist Mindbreaker Young Priestess
Tier 6: Below Average
Ethereal Arcanist Furbolg Mossbinder Night Prowler Soup Vendor
Explosive Runes Gadgetzan Auctioneer Pint-Sized Summoner Spark Drill
Ghastly Conjurer Gravelsnout Knight Scaleworm Spark Engine
Tier 7: Bad
Curio Collector Arcane Golem Giggling Inventor Master Swordsmith
Doomed Apprentice Bloodsail Corsair Lifedrinker Secretkeeper
Mana Bind Coldlight Seer Mad Hatter Shieldbreaker
Meteorologist Ebon Dragonsmith Mana Addict Unpowered Mauler
Ancient Mage Feral Gibberer Mana Wraith
Tier 8: Terrible
Lesser Ruby Spellstone Arena Patron Lightwarden Serpent Ward
Alarm-o-Bot Devilsaur Egg Murloc Tastyfin Ticking Abomination
Ancient Watcher Galvanizer Murloc Tidecaller
Angry Chicken Humongous Razorleaf Phantom Freebooter
Tier 1: Excellent
Blast Wave Mosh'Ogg Announcer Snapjaw Shellfighter
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 Untamed Beastmaster
Augmented Elekk Blood Knight Nightmare Amalgam
Tier 4: Above Average
Icicle Drakkari Trickster Muck Hunter Tomb Lurker
Unexpected Results Gluttonous Ooze Spiteful Summoner Worgen Abomination
Bittertide Hydra Mossy Horror Splitting Festeroot
Tier 5: Average
Splitting Image Gentle Megasaur Masked Contender
Bright-Eyed Scout Ice Cream Peddler Seaforium Bomber
Furnacefire Colossus Linecracker Southsea Captain
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 Gurubashi Offering Rummaging Kobold
Glacial Mysteries Dragonhatcher Holomancer
Simulacrum Drakkari Enchanter Meat Wagon
Crowd Roaster Emerald Hive Queen Rattling Rascal
Tier 1: Excellent
Pyros Onyxia Ysera
Sindragosa The Lich King
Tier 2: Great
Hex Lord Malacrass Cairne Bloodhoof Griftah
Stargazer Luna Deathwing Zilliax
Tier 3: Good
Archmage Antonidas Arfus Harrison Jones The Black Knight
Toki, Time-Tinker Baron Geddon Hogger
Alexstrasza Gruul Mojomaster Zihi
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 Leeroy Jenkins Nat Pagle Prince Valanar
Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk Marin the Fox Oondasta Subject 9
Da Undatakah Millhouse Manastorm 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 Nozdormu
Azalina Soulthief King Togwaggle The Darkness
Hakkar, the Soulflayer Lorewalker Cho The Voraxx

4. Changelog

  • 20 Dec. 2018: Updates following nerfs from December 20.
    • Removed Mind Control Tech.
  • 05 Dec. 2018: Updated spreadsheets for Rastakhan's Rumble.
  • 07 Aug. 2018: Updated spreadsheets for The Boomsday Project.
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