Budget Tempo Mage Deck List Guide (Rise of Shadows May 2019)

Last updated on May 01, 2019 at 00:00 by Kat 7 comments
General Information

Tempo Mage decks have been developing for a long time in Hearthstone, and although they take a different form in each expansion, the overriding theme remains the same. The idea is to protect your early board and then finish off your opponent using spells. Here, we present a Budget variation of the deck.

Over the years Tempo Mage has had a range of minions that synergise with the deck, such as Sorcerer's Apprentice, Flamewaker, and Kabal Crystal Runner, that has caused the archetype to live on and evolve as cards come and go from the Standard format.

The latest version of the deck in the Rise of Shadows expansion rewards playing large numbers of spells, using cards like Kirin Tor Tricaster to empower them and then Mana Cyclone as a way to refill your hand afterward.

1. Budget Tempo Mage Card List

This Budget Tempo Mage deck costs 1,960 Arcane Dust and it is made up of the following cards.

Mage Cards Neutral Cards
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2. Budget Tempo Mage Mana Curve


This deck works exactly the same as the main deck, but has had all of the Legendary minions substituted. With this in mind, you should try to maximise the value you gain from Mana Cyclone knowing that there is no other easy way to gain a huge amount of cards from Stargazer Luna or Archmage Antonidas.

For more detailed strategies and more expensive card additions, check out our full-budget Tempo Mage guide.

3. Changelog

  • 01 May 2019: Deck has been updated for the May play season. Removed 2x Arcane Watcher, 2x Spellbook Binder for 2x Ray of Frost, 2x Elemental Evocation.
  • 26 Apr. 2019: Deck added.
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