Arena Mage Tier Lists for Ashes of Outland

Last updated on Apr 08, 2020 at 20:11 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 Twin Tyrant
Fireball Polymorph Eccentric Scribe
Flamestrike Big Ol' Whelp Evasive Wyrm
Tier 2: Great
Azure Explorer Starscryer Burrowing Scorpid Harvest Golem
Flame Ward Violet Spellwing Chillwind Yeti Hench-Clan Hogsteed
Frostbolt Water Elemental Dark Iron Dwarf Ruststeed Raider
Sorcerer's Apprentice Acidic Swamp Ooze Hailbringer Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Tier 3: Good
Arcane Intellect Cult Master Frozen Shadoweaver Scalerider
Cloud Prince Dire Wolf Alpha Golden Scarab Scarlet Crusader
Learn Draconic Disguised Wanderer Gyrocopter Shattered Sun Cleric
Amani Berserker Dragonmaw Sky Stalker Mad Bomber Silver Hand Knight
Argent Squire Earthen Ring Farseer Overconfident Orc Stormwind Champion
Bone Wraith Evasive Drakonid Pit Crocolisk Troll Batrider
Bonechewer Brawler Faerie Dragon Proud Defender Wasteland Assassin
Bug Collector Flight Master Raging Worgen Wasteland Scorpid
Burly Shovelfist Frost Elemental Rocket Augmerchant Worgen Infiltrator
Tier 4: Above Average
Arcane Explosion Evasive Chimaera Imprisoned Vilefiend Stormwind Knight
Cone of Cold Faceless Rager Injured Tol'vir Stranglethorn Tiger
Beaming Sidekick Fen Creeper Living Dragonbreath Temple Berserker
Bonechewer Vanguard Fire Hawk Loot Hoarder
Boulderfist Ogre Guardian Augmerchant Murmy
Candletaker Hench-Clan Sneak Soldier of Fortune
Tier 5: Average
Animated Avalanche Fishflinger Ogre Magi Terrorguard Escapee
Mirror Entity Flesheating Ghoul Phalanx Commander Traveling Healer
Netherwind Portal Gnomish Inventor Rustsworn Initiate Violet Warden
Arcane Servant Goboglide Tech Silvermoon Guardian Wolfrider
Archmage Jar Dealer Spellbook Binder Youthful Brewmaster
Bloodfen Raptor Jungle Panther Spiteful Smith
Bluegill Warrior Murloc Tidehunter Stormpike Commando
Darkscale Healer Oasis Snapjaw Sunreaver Spy
Tier 6: Below Average
Ancient Mysteries Dragonling Mechanic Ironbeak Owl Safeguard
Arcane Missiles EVIL Cable Rat Ironfur Grizzly Scavenging Shivarra
Magic Dart Frog Ethereal Augmerchant Kobold Geomancer Skydiving Instructor
Abusive Sergeant Evasive Feywing Lord of the Arena Soulbound Ashtongue
Ancient Brewmaster Faceless Lurker Platebreaker Supreme Abyssal
Blazing Battlemage Felfin Navigator Potion Vendor Tasty Flyfish
Bloodsail Raider Frostwolf Warlord Razorfen Hunter Venture Co. Mercenary
Booty Bay Bodyguard Gurubashi Berserker Reckless Rocketeer Voodoo Doctor
Dalaran Librarian Hippogryph River Crocolisk War Golem
Desert Hare Hot Air Balloon Rustsworn Cultist Wing Commander
Tier 7: Bad
Frost Nova Core Hound Nightblade Thrallmar Farseer
Mana Wyrm Dalaran Mage Novice Engineer Toxfin
Mirror Image Elven Archer Priestess of Elune Vilefiend
Ray of Frost Frostwolf Grunt Raid Leader Violet Spellsword
Tome of Intellect Ironforge Rifleman Silverback Patriarch Windfury Harpy
Anubisath Warbringer Living Monument Spitting Camel
Camouflaged Dirigible Mogu'shan Warden Tauren Warrior
Tier 8: Terrible
Ice Barrier Heroic Innkeeper Murloc Raider Stonetusk Boar
Incanter's Flow Kobold Sandtrooper Parachute Brigand Wisp
Dread Corsair Leper Gnome Serpent Egg Young Dragonhawk
Goldshire Footman Magma Rager Shieldbearer
Grimscale Oracle Mana Reservoir Southsea Deckhand
Tier 1: Excellent
Conjurer's Calling Dragonmaw Poacher Faceless Corruptor Sunwalker
Tier 2: Great
Arcane Breath Deep Freeze Neferset Ritualist
Arcane Flakmage Argent Commander Quicksand Elemental
Blizzard Bad Luck Albatross Wrapped Golem
Tier 3: Good
Dune Sculptor Cobalt Spellkin Exotic Mountseller Sunstruck Henchman
Imprisoned Observer Defender of Argus Spellward Jeweler Tunnel Blaster
Kirin Tor Mage Dragon Breeder Stampeding Kodo 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 Knife Juggler Ravenholdt Assassin
Naga Sand Witch Demolisher Licensed Adventurer Young Priestess
Abomination Infested Goblin Questing Adventurer
Tier 6: Below Average
Font of Power Gadgetzan Auctioneer Portal Keeper SI:7 Infiltrator
Magic Trick Khartut Defender Questing Explorer
Frenzied Felwing Pint-Sized Summoner Recurring Villain
Tier 7: Bad
Elemental Allies Bloodsail Corsair Mana Addict Sunreaver Warmage
Vaporize Coldlight Seer Mana Wraith
Ancient Mage Hoard Pillager Master Swordsmith
Arcane Golem Mad Summoner Scrapyard Colossus
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
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 Wyrmrest Purifier
Spellbender Dwarven Archaeologist Waste Warden
Tier 5: Average
Grizzled Wizard Magic Carpet Southsea Captain
Kobold Stickyfinger Portal Overfiend Transmogrifier
Tier 6: Below Average
Icicle Big Bad Archmage Faceless Manipulator
Mana Giant Body Wrapper Mischief Maker
Azerite Elemental Doomsayer Murloc Warleader
Tier 7: Bad
Apexis Blast Chromatic Egg Mo'arg Artificer Tentacled Menace
Big Game Hunter Hungry Crab Skyfin Unseen Saboteur
Tier 8: Terrible
Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron Blatant Decoy Mogu Cultist Replicat-o-tron
Barrens Stablehand Desert Obelisk Mortuary Machine Whirlwind Tempest
Tier 1: Excellent
Archmage Antonidas Malygos, Aspect of Magic Siamat
Tier 2: Great
Astromancer Solarian Kalecgos Cairne Bloodhoof Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
Evocation Baron Geddon Deathwing Onyxia
Tier 3: Good
Brightwing Maiev Shadowsong Xavius
High Inquisitor Whitemane Octosari Ysera
Hogger Teron Gorefiend Zephrys the Great
Tier 4: Above Average
Khadgar Archivist Elysiana Shu'ma
Alexstrasza Malygos
Tier 5: Average
Archmage Vargoth Frizz Kindleroost King Mukla
Barista Lynchen Gruul The Beast
Bloodmage Thalnos Harrison Jones The Black Knight
Tier 6: Below Average
Chenvaala Millhouse Manastorm Sathrovarr
Jepetto Joybuzz Nat Pagle Tinkmaster Overspark
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


  • 08 Apr. 2020: Updated Arena Ratings for Ashes of Outland.
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