Arena Mage Tier Lists for Fractured in Alterac Valley

Last updated on Dec 07, 2021 at 21:00 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
Amplified Snowflurry Fungalmancer Onyx Magescribe
Fireball Knight-Captain Stoneskin Basilisk
Tier 2: Great
Firebrand Bull Dozer Fishy Flyer Stormwind Champion
Flame Ward Bunker Sergeant Herald of Lokholar Troll Centurion
Wand Thief Crimson Hothead Sneaky Delinquent
Arcanologist Dragonslayer Steward of Scrolls
Tier 3: Good
Arcane Intellect Bug Collector Mad Bomber Sneaky Scout
Cloud Prince Corrosive Sludge Piggyback Imp Violet Wurm
Forgotten Torch Dark Iron Dwarf Pit Crocolisk Wandmaker
Siphon Mana Frantic Hippogryph Plagued Protodrake Wasteland Assassin
Argent Squire Golden Scarab Plated Beetle Wasteland Scorpid
Blood Guard Grim Necromancer Redgill Razorjaw Wretched Tutor
Bone Wraith Huge Toad Smug Senior
Tier 4: Above Average
Ethereal Conjurer Cursed Disciple Lake Thresher Steel Rager
Raven Familiar Dire Mole Loot Hoarder Stranglethorn Tiger
Shifting Scroll Dire Wolf Alpha Manafeeder Panthara Temple Berserker
Primordial Studies Direwolf Commander Murmy Tomb Spider
Cone of Cold Divine Rager Ram Commander Trogg Gloomeater
Annoy-o-Tron Earthen Ring Farseer Sen'jin Shieldmasta Wargear
Beaming Sidekick Fungal Enchanter Shroom Brewer
Candletaker Ice Revenant Spider Tank
Corporal Injured Tol'vir Spring Rocket
Tier 5: Average
Lab Partner Fishflinger Jar Dealer Phalanx Commander
Mirror Entity Flesheating Ghoul Jeweled Scarab Sorcerous Substitute
Shivering Sorceress Fossilized Devilsaur Jungle Panther Sunreaver Spy
Animated Broomstick Gankster Kaboom Bot Worgen Infiltrator
Anubisath Sentinel Gnome Private Mecharoo Youthful Brewmaster
Chillwind Yeti Green Jelly Microtech Controller
Coppertail Imposter Hoarding Dragon Murloc Tidehunter
Explosive Sheep Icehoof Protector Ogremancer
Tier 6: Below Average
Ancient Mysteries Electrowright Legionnaire Sleepy Dragon
Shooting Star Emerald Skytalon Pen Flinger Sneaky Devil
Abusive Sergeant Faceless Lurker Piloted Reaper Stormwatcher
Bloodsail Raider Gurubashi Berserker Raid Leader Tour Guide
Boisterous Bard Humongous Owl Reflecto Engineer Tower Sergeant
Damaged Stegotron Ironbeak Owl River Crocolisk Upgradeable Framebot
Desert Hare Kobold Apprentice Sewer Crawler Voodoo Doctor
Tier 7: Bad
Cosmic Anomaly Elven Archer Living Monument Vilefiend
Anubisath Warbringer Explodinator Rusty Recycler Wax Elemental
Arcane Anomaly Gorillabot A-3 Skaterbot Whirliglider
Bronze Gatekeeper Guild Recruiter Spitting Camel
Cloakscale Chemist Ice Rager Stormpike Quartermaster
Cogmaster Intrepid Initiate Toxicologist
Tier 8: Terrible
Arcane Artificer Brainstormer Kobold Sandtrooper Toothy Chest
Ice Barrier Desk Imp Murloc Tinyfin
Research Project Faithful Lumi Serpent Egg
Snap Freeze Goblin Bomb Silver Vanguard
Tier 1: Excellent
Tier 2: Great
Arcane Flakmage Water Elemental Mechanical Whelp Quicksand Elemental
Brain Freeze Wyrm Weaver Neferset Ritualist Wrapped Golem
Tier 3: Good
Babbling Book Leyline Manipulator Lone Champion Violet Teacher
Dune Sculptor Acidic Swamp Ooze Replicating Menace Voracious Reader
Explosive Runes Defender of Argus Stormpike Marshal
Fallen Hero Hungry Ettin Sunstruck Henchman
Tier 4: Above Average
Build a Snowman Counterspell Wobbling Runts
Tier 5: Average
Astral Rift Arcane Dynamo Infested Goblin Kobold Taskmaster
Naga Sand Witch Crazed Alchemist Injured Blademaster Missile Launcher
Ancient Shade Cult Neophyte Kobold Monk Snowblind Harpy
Tier 6: Below Average
Animated Armor Gadgetzan Auctioneer Khartut Defender Scorp-o-matic
Trick Totem Giggling Inventor Questing Explorer Spark Drill
Frostwolf Warmaster Gravelsnout Knight Robes of Protection Young Priestess
Furbolg Mossbinder Irondeep Trogg SI:7 Infiltrator
Tier 7: Bad
Celestial Emissary Coldlight Seer Fogsail Freebooter Spark Engine
Cram Session Ebon Dragonsmith Galvanizer
Meteorologist Feral Gibberer Shrieking Shroom
Tier 8: Terrible
Arcane Brilliance Arcane Devourer Generous Mummy Nerubian Egg
Iceblood Tower Conjured Mirage Humongous Razorleaf Summoning Stone
Lesser Ruby Spellstone Eerie Statue Murloc Tidecaller Unpowered Mauler
Tier 1: Excellent
Flamestrike Abominable Lieutenant Spammy Arcanist
Rune of the Archmage Carnivorous Cube
Tier 2: Great
Combustion Corridor Creeper Vulpera Scoundrel
Mass Polymorph History Buff
Tier 3: Good
Tortollan Pilgrim Void Ripper Weaponized PiƱata
Tier 4: Above Average
Astromancer Dwarven Archaeologist Transfer Student
Tier 5: Average
Coldarra Drake Crystallizer Omega Defender
Dragon's Fury Djinni of Zephyrs Popsicooler
Augmented Elekk Loose Specimen Seaforium Bomber
Tier 6: Below Average
Unexpected Results Educated Elekk Grimtotem Bounty Hunter Southsea Captain
Big Game Hunter Faceless Manipulator Mischief Maker Star Aligner
Body Wrapper Frozen Mammoth Naga Sea Witch
Tier 7: Bad
Arcane Tyrant Clockwork Giant Enchanted Cauldron
Barrens Stablehand E.M.P. Operative Mini-Mage
Tier 8: Terrible
Deck of Wonders Blatant Decoy Holomancer Shimmering Courser
Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron Desert Obelisk Mogu Cultist Spiteful Summoner
Devolving Missiles Dragonhatcher Mortuary Machine
Potion of Illusion Grand Archivist Rummaging Kobold
Tier 1: Excellent
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder Deathwing the Destroyer SN1P-SN4P Siamat
Tier 2: Great
Jandice Barov Ivus, the Forest Lord Malygos the Spellweaver Zilliax
Baron Geddon Keymaster Alabaster Onyxia the Broodmother
Brann Bronzebeard Korrak the Bloodrager Overlord Runthak
Cairne Bloodhoof Lokholar the Ice Lord Ysera the Dreamer
Tier 3: Good
Arch-Thief Rafaam High Inquisitor Whitemane Octosari Zephrys the Great
Brightwing Lorekeeper Polkelt Sir Finley Mrrgglton
Tier 4: Above Average
Ras Frostwhisper Mozaki, Master Duelist Headmaster Kel'Thuzad
Aegwynn, the Guardian Stargazer Luna
Tier 5: Average
Bloodmage Thalnos Marin the Fox Vectus
King Mukla Taelan Fordring Zola the Gorgon
Tier 6: Below Average
Drek'Thar Master Oakheart Nozdormu the Eternal
Elise Starseeker Mecha'thun Sphere of Sapience
Tier 7: Bad
Reno the Relicologist Colossus of the Moon Reno Jackson Vanndar Stormpike
Tier 8: Terrible
Aluneth Luna's Pocket Galaxy King Phaoris The Darkness
Balinda Stonehearth Baron Rivendare King Togwaggle
Dragoncaller Alanna Harbinger Celestia Subject 9


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