Cheap Shade of Aran Mage Deck (Normal Mode)

Last updated on Sep 01, 2016 at 20:21 by Sottle 2 comments

This deck can be used to defeat Shade of Aran on Normal mode and contains only Basic cards. Mage is a strong choice for this challenge due to the Spell Damage buff that you receive.

Card List

Mage Cards
1 Arcane Missiles Legacy 2
2 Arcane Explosion Legacy 2
2 Frostbolt Legacy 2
3 Arcane Intellect Legacy 2
4 Fireball Legacy 2
4 Water Elemental Legacy 2
Neutral Cards
1 Voodoo Doctor Legacy 2
2 Acidic Swamp Ooze Legacy 2
2 Bloodfen Raptor Legacy 2
2 Kobold Geomancer Legacy 2
2 Novice Engineer Legacy 2
3 Wolfrider Legacy 2
4 Chillwind Yeti Legacy 2
4 Stormwind Knight Legacy 2

Import This Deck in Hearthstone


Mulligan for your low cost minions and Arcane Explosion. The goal of this fight is quite simple: aim to control the board in the early turns while drawing cards where possible with Arcane Intellect and Novice Engineer. Then, when you have amassed a significant amount of burn damage in your hand just start unleashing spells at your opponent's Hero to finish them off.

Flame Wreath is a key card in the matchup, as it is the most powerful card in your opponent's deck. When your opponent has a Secret in play make sure to attack with your most powerful minion first and before playing any additional minions to minimise the effect of the Secret. You are heavily incentivised to clear your opponent's Secrets as soon as they are played, since he plays cards like Avian Watcher that give him an advantage for having a Secret in play.

Your opponent's deck is quite low on minions, which means you can often run them out of steam entirely in the mid-game by killing everything they play. Try to do this using minion combat and Arcane Explosion, however, as your burn spells are very valuable for finishing the game.