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Arena Mage Tier Lists Kobolds and Catacombs

Last updated on Dec 07, 2017 at 22:31 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 Stoneskin Basilisk
Firelands Portal Frostbolt Bonemare
Tier 2: Great
Coldwraith Bog Creeper Deathspeaker Sated Threshadon
Flame Geyser Boulderfist Ogre Dragonslayer Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Polymorph Chillwind Yeti Fungalmancer Sneaky Devil
Acidic Swamp Ooze Cobalt Scalebane Harvest Golem Sunborne Val'kyr
Amani Berserker Dark Iron Dwarf Hyldnir Frostrider Violet Wurm
Tier 3: Good
Arcanologist Faerie Dragon Mad Bomber Silver Hand Knight
Mana Wyrm Fire Plume Phoenix Nerubian Prophet Spellbreaker
Medivh's Valet Frost Elemental Nesting Roc Stormwind Champion
Sorcerer's Apprentice Fungal Enchanter Pompous Thespian Stranglethorn Tiger
Argent Squire Giant Mastodon Raging Worgen Stubborn Gastropod
Corrosive Sludge Glacial Shard Sabretooth Stalker Tar Creeper
Cult Master Hired Gun Scarlet Crusader Tuskarr Fisherman
Dire Wolf Alpha Hoarding Dragon Shattered Sun Cleric Worgen Infiltrator
Earthen Ring Farseer Igneous Elemental Shroom Brewer
Tier 4: Above Average
Arcane Intellect Bloodfen Raptor Hozen Healer Rockpool Hunter
Breath of Sindragosa Blowgill Sniper Kobold Apprentice Stormwind Knight
Raven Familiar Boisterous Bard Kooky Chemist Toxic Sewer Ooze
Shimmering Tempest Daring Reporter Loot Hoarder Twisted Worgen
Aberrant Berserker Fen Creeper Murloc Tidehunter Violet Illusionist
Abusive Sergeant Friendly Bartender Naga Corsair Youthful Brewmaster
Acherus Veteran Frostwolf Warlord Plated Beetle
Big-Time Racketeer Giant Wasp Polluted Hoarder
Bilefin Tidehunter Green Jelly Psych-o-Tron
Tier 5: Average
Arcane Missiles Darkscale Healer Pterrordax Hatchling Tanaris Hogchopper
Cone of Cold Fire Fly Ravasaur Runt Thunder Lizard
Frozen Clone Flesheating Ghoul Razorfen Hunter Toothy Chest
Mirror Entity Gadgetzan Socialite River Crocolisk Trogg Gloomeater
Shifting Scroll Gnomish Inventor Sewer Crawler Venomancer
Twilight Flamecaller Grim Necromancer Silvermoon Guardian Volatile Elemental
Acolyte of Pain Gurubashi Berserker Sleepy Dragon Wolfrider
Ancient of Blossoms Ironfur Grizzly Spiteful Smith Worgen Greaser
Archmage Jungle Panther Squirming Tentacle Zealous Initiate
Bloodsail Raider Mistress of Mixtures Stegodon Zoobot
Bluegill Warrior Oasis Snapjaw Stormpike Commando
Cursed Disciple Ogre Magi Streetwise Investigator
Tier 6: Below Average
Arcane Explosion Dire Mole Ironbeak Owl Tainted Zealot
Cryomancer Dragonling Mechanic Kobold Geomancer Tentacle of N'Zoth
Kabal Chemist Duskboar Lord of the Arena Ultrasaur
Frost Nova Eldritch Horror Necrotic Geist Venture Co. Mercenary
Mirror Image Faceless Behemoth Pantry Spider Voodoo Doctor
Ancient Brewmaster Fallen Sun Cleric Reckless Rocketeer War Golem
Arcane Anomaly Grave Shambler Red Mana Wyrm
Arcanosmith Guild Recruiter Spawn of N'Zoth
Booty Bay Bodyguard Infested Tauren Stormwatcher
Tier 7: Bad
Arcane Artificer Elven Archer Night Howler Skelemancer
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 Wax Elemental
Dalaran Mage Mogu'shan Warden Runic Egg Windfury Harpy
Eggnapper Netherspite Historian Silverback Patriarch
Tier 8: Terrible
Freezing Potion Emerald Reaver Murloc Raider Street Trickster
Am'gam Rager Evolved Kobold Shieldbearer Wicked Skeleton
Backstreet Leper Goldshire Footman Silver Vanguard Wisp
Cult Apothecary Grimscale Oracle Snowflipper Penguin Wretched Tiller
Deadscale Knight Leper Gnome Southsea Deckhand Young Dragonhawk
Dread Corsair Magma Rager Stonetusk Boar
Tier 1: Excellent
No card in this tier
Tier 2: Great
Blizzard Argent Commander Sunwalker
Leyline Manipulator Bone Drake Vicious Fledgling
Tier 3: Good
Babbling Book Corrupted Healbot Kobold Monk Stampeding Kodo
Kirin Tor Mage Defender of Argus Lone Champion Tol'vir Stoneshaper
Steam Surger Frozen Crusher Mind Control Tech Violet Teacher
Corpse Raiser Keening Banshee Saronite Chain Gang
Tier 4: Above Average
Molten Reflection Golakka Crawler Servant of Kalimos Volcanosaur
Volcanic Potion Hungry Ettin Shallow Gravedigger Wild Pyromancer
Bomb Squad Imp Master Stonehill Defender
Doppelgangster Injured Blademaster Sunfury Protector
Emperor Cobra Scorp-o-matic Twilight Drake
Tier 5: Average
Counterspell Abomination Happy Ghoul Ravenholdt Assassin
Ice Walker Avian Watcher Knife Juggler Second-Rate Bruiser
Vaporize Backroom Bouncer Midnight Drake Shrieking Shroom
Kabal Courier Crazed Alchemist Mindbreaker Spiked Hogrider
Servant of Yogg-Saron Demolisher Questing Adventurer Young Priestess
Tier 6: Below Average
Demented Frostcaller Ghastly Conjurer Corrupted Seer Gravelsnout Knight
Ethereal Arcanist Kabal Crystal Runner Furbolg Mossbinder Moat Lurker
Explosive Runes Blackwater Pirate Gadgetzan Auctioneer Pint-Sized Summoner
Tier 7: Bad
Doomed Apprentice Bloodsail Corsair Ebon Dragonsmith Secretkeeper
Mana Bind Book Wyrm Feral Gibberer Small-Time Buccaneer
Potion of Polymorph Coldlight Oracle Mana Addict
Ancient Mage Coldlight Seer Mana Wraith
Arcane Golem Eater of Secrets Master Swordsmith
Tier 8: Terrible
Lesser Ruby Spellstone Angry Chicken Lightwarden Silithid Swarmer
Alarm-o-Bot Devilsaur Egg Murloc Tidecaller Ticking Abomination
Ancient Watcher Humongous Razorleaf Phantom Freebooter
Tier 1: Excellent
Carnivorous Cube Corridor Creeper Sea Giant
Tier 2: Great
Meteor Pyroblast Primordial Drake Void Ripper
Primordial Glyph Arcane Tyrant Spiteful Summoner
Tier 3: Good
Dragon's Fury Blazecaller Charged Devilsaur
Forbidden Flame Blood Knight
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 Doomsayer Murloc Warleader Wind-up Burglebot
Ancient Harbinger Faceless Manipulator Scaled Nightmare
Burgly Bully Grand Archivist Tortollan Primalist
Corpsetaker Leatherclad Hogleader Validated Doomsayer
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 Shimmering Courser
Big Game Hunter Dirty Rat Molten Giant Skulking Geist
Tier 8: Terrible
Deck of Wonders Deathaxe Punisher Emerald Hive Queen Rummaging Kobold
Glacial Mysteries Dragonhatcher Meat Wagon Weasel Tunneler
Simulacrum Drakkari Enchanter Rattling Rascal
Tier 1: Excellent
Aluneth Sindragosa Onyxia Ysera
Pyros Kazakus The Lich King
Tier 2: Great
Cairne Bloodhoof Deathwing The Curator Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound
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
Dragoncaller Alanna King Mukla Ozruk
Elise the Trailblazer Moroes Prince Malchezaar
Genzo, the Shark Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale Zola the Gorgon
Tier 6: Below Average
Inkmaster Solia Millhouse Manastorm Prince Valanar Tinkmaster Overspark
Leeroy Jenkins Nat Pagle Soggoth the Slitherer
Marin the Fox Prince Taldaram The Boogeymonster
Tier 7: Bad
Anomalus Madam Goya Patches the Pirate Yogg-Saron, Hope's End
Captain Greenskin Master Oakheart Prince Keleseth
Finja, the Flying Star Nat, the Darkfisher Spiritsinger Umbra
Tier 8: Terrible
King Togwaggle Mayor Noggenfogger Sergeant Sally The Darkness
Lorewalker Cho Nozdormu Shifter Zerus The Voraxx

4. ChangeLog

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  • 07 Dec. 2017: Arena Tier List updated for Kobolds and Catacombs.
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