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Arena Mage Tier Lists Knights of the Frozen Throne

Last updated on Aug 11, 2017 at 10:17 by Pesty 51 comments

Table of Contents

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 Pesty, 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 Flamestrike Water Elemental
Firelands Portal Frostbolt Bonemare
Tier 2: Great
Coldwraith Amani Berserker Cobalt Scalebane Hyldnir Frostrider
Flame Geyser Bog Creeper Dark Iron Dwarf Sated Threshadon
Polymorph Boulderfist Ogre Deathspeaker Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Acidic Swamp Ooze Chillwind Yeti Harvest Golem Sunborne Val'kyr
Tier 3: Good
Arcanologist Faerie Dragon Nerubian Prophet Spellbreaker
Mana Wyrm Fire Plume Phoenix Nesting Roc Stormwind Champion
Medivh's Valet Frost Elemental Pompous Thespian Stranglethorn Tiger
Sorcerer's Apprentice Giant Mastodon Raging Worgen Stubborn Gastropod
Argent Squire Glacial Shard Sabretooth Stalker Tar Creeper
Cult Master Hired Gun Scarlet Crusader Tuskarr Fisherman
Dire Wolf Alpha Igneous Elemental Shattered Sun Cleric Worgen Infiltrator
Earthen Ring Farseer Mad Bomber Silver Hand Knight
Tier 4: Above Average
Arcane Intellect Bilefin Tidehunter Giant Wasp Psych-o-Tron
Breath of Sindragosa Bloodfen Raptor Hozen Healer Rockpool Hunter
Shimmering Tempest Blowgill Sniper Kooky Chemist Stormwind Knight
Aberrant Berserker Daring Reporter Loot Hoarder Toxic Sewer Ooze
Abusive Sergeant Fen Creeper Murloc Tidehunter Twisted Worgen
Acherus Veteran Friendly Bartender Naga Corsair Violet Illusionist
Big-Time Racketeer Frostwolf Warlord Polluted Hoarder Youthful Brewmaster
Tier 5: Average
Arcane Missiles Darkscale Healer Oasis Snapjaw Stormpike Commando
Cone of Cold Fire Fly Ogre Magi Streetwise Investigator
Frozen Clone Flesheating Ghoul Pterrordax Hatchling Tanaris Hogchopper
Mirror Entity Gadgetzan Socialite Ravasaur Runt Thunder Lizard
Twilight Flamecaller Gnomish Inventor Razorfen Hunter Venomancer
Acolyte of Pain Grim Necromancer River Crocolisk Volatile Elemental
Ancient of Blossoms Gurubashi Berserker Silvermoon Guardian Wolfrider
Archmage Ironfur Grizzly Spiteful Smith Worgen Greaser
Bloodsail Raider Jungle Panther Squirming Tentacle Zealous Initiate
Bluegill Warrior Mistress of Mixtures Stegodon Zoobot
Tier 6: Below Average
Arcane Explosion Booty Bay Bodyguard Ironbeak Owl Stormwatcher
Cryomancer Dragonling Mechanic Kobold Geomancer Tainted Zealot
Frost Nova Duskboar Lord of the Arena Tentacle of N'Zoth
Kabal Chemist Eldritch Horror Necrotic Geist Ultrasaur
Mirror Image Faceless Behemoth Pantry Spider Venture Co. Mercenary
Ancient Brewmaster Fallen Sun Cleric Reckless Rocketeer Voodoo Doctor
Arcane Anomaly Grave Shambler Red Mana Wyrm War Golem
Arcanosmith Infested Tauren Spawn of N'Zoth
Tier 7: Bad
Ice Barrier Frostwolf Grunt Nightblade Spellweaver
Kabal Lackey Grook Fu Master Novice Engineer Tauren Warrior
Shatter Grotesque Dragonhawk Priestess of Elune Thrallmar Farseer
Bloodworm Ironforge Rifleman Primalfin Lookout Vryghoul
Core Hound Menagerie Magician Raid Leader Windfury Harpy
Dalaran Mage Mogu'shan Warden Runic Egg
Eggnapper Netherspite Historian Silverback Patriarch
Elven Archer Night Howler Skelemancer
Tier 8: Terrible
Freezing Potion Emerald Reaver Murloc Raider Wicked Skeleton
Am'gam Rager Evolved Kobold Shieldbearer Wisp
Backstreet Leper Goldshire Footman Snowflipper Penguin Wretched Tiller
Cult Apothecary Grimscale Oracle Southsea Deckhand Young Dragonhawk
Deadscale Knight Leper Gnome Stonetusk Boar
Dread Corsair Magma Rager Street Trickster
Tier 1: Excellent
No card in this tier
Tier 2: Great
Blizzard Bone Drake Vicious Fledgling
Argent Commander Sunwalker
Tier 3: Good
Babbling Book Corrupted Healbot Mind Control Tech Violet Teacher
Kirin Tor Mage Defender of Argus Saronite Chain Gang
Steam Surger Frozen Crusher Stampeding Kodo
Corpse Raiser Keening Banshee Tol'vir Stoneshaper
Tier 4: Above Average
Molten Reflection Emperor Cobra Servant of Kalimos Twilight Drake
Volcanic Potion Golakka Crawler Shallow Gravedigger Volcanosaur
Bomb Squad Imp Master Stonehill Defender Wild Pyromancer
Doppelgangster Injured Blademaster Sunfury Protector
Tier 5: Average
Counterspell Abomination Happy Ghoul Ravenholdt Assassin
Ice Walker Avian Watcher Knife Juggler Second-Rate Bruiser
Vaporize Backroom Bouncer Midnight Drake Spiked Hogrider
Kabal Courier Crazed Alchemist Mindbreaker Young Priestess
Servant of Yogg-Saron Demolisher Questing Adventurer
Tier 6: Below Average
Demented Frostcaller Kabal Crystal Runner Gadgetzan Auctioneer
Ethereal Arcanist Blackwater Pirate Moat Lurker
Ghastly Conjurer Corrupted Seer Pint-Sized Summoner
Tier 7: Bad
Doomed Apprentice Arcane Golem Coldlight Seer Master Swordsmith
Mana Bind Bloodsail Corsair Eater of Secrets Secretkeeper
Potion of Polymorph Book Wyrm Mana Addict Small-Time Buccaneer
Ancient Mage Coldlight Oracle Mana Wraith
Tier 8: Terrible
Alarm-o-Bot Devilsaur Egg Murloc Tidecaller Ticking Abomination
Ancient Watcher Humongous Razorleaf Phantom Freebooter
Angry Chicken Lightwarden Silithid Swarmer
Tier 1: Excellent
Sea Giant
Tier 2: Great
Meteor Primordial Glyph Pyroblast Primordial Drake
Tier 3: Good
Forbidden Flame Blazecaller Blood Knight Charged Devilsaur
Tier 4: Above Average
Cabalist's Tome Bittertide Hydra Gluttonous Ooze Tomb Lurker
Tier 5: Average
Manic Soulcaster Defias Cleaner Gentle Megasaur
Bright-Eyed Scout Faceless Shambler Southsea Captain
Darkspeaker Furnacefire Colossus Twilight Summoner
Tier 6: Below Average
Spellbender Corpsetaker Leatherclad Hogleader Tortollan Primalist
Ancient Harbinger Doomsayer Murloc Warleader Validated Doomsayer
Burgly Bully Faceless Manipulator Scaled Nightmare Wind-up Burglebot
Tier 7: Bad
Greater Arcane Missiles Blood of The Ancient One Fel Orc Soulfiend Mountain Giant
Ice Block Blubber Baron Fight Promoter Nerubian Unraveler
Arcane Giant Cyclopian Horror Hungry Crab Skulking Geist
Big Game Hunter Dirty Rat Molten Giant
Tier 8: Terrible
Glacial Mysteries Deathaxe Punisher Emerald Hive Queen Rattling Rascal
Simulacrum Drakkari Enchanter Meat Wagon Weasel Tunneler
Tier 1: Excellent
Sindragosa Pyros The Lich King
Kazakus Onyxia Ysera
Tier 2: Great
Frost Lich Jaina Deathwing Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound
Cairne Bloodhoof The Curator
Tier 3: Good
Archmage Antonidas Baron Geddon Hogger The Black Knight
Alexstrasza Gruul Hogger, Doom of Elwynn
Arfus Harrison Jones Medivh, the Guardian
Tier 4: Above Average
Auctionmaster Beardo Deathwing, Dragonlord Malygos Wrathion
Barnes Hemet, Jungle Hunter N'Zoth, the Corruptor
Bloodmage Thalnos Illidan Stormrage The Beast
Tier 5: Average
Elise the Trailblazer King Mukla Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale Prince Malchezaar
Genzo, the Shark Moroes Ozruk
Tier 6: Below Average
Inkmaster Solia Nat Pagle Soggoth the Slitherer
Leeroy Jenkins Prince Taldaram The Boogeymonster
Millhouse Manastorm Prince Valanar Tinkmaster Overspark
Tier 7: Bad
Anomalus Madam Goya Prince Keleseth
Captain Greenskin Nat, the Darkfisher Spiritsinger Umbra
Finja, the Flying Star Patches the Pirate Yogg-Saron, Hope's End
Tier 8: Terrible
Lorewalker Cho Nozdormu Shifter Zerus
Mayor Noggenfogger Sergeant Sally The Voraxx

4. ChangeLog

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  • 11 Aug. 2017: Arena Tier List updated for Knights of the Frozen Throne.
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