Dragon Mage Deck List Guide - Descent of Dragons December 2019

Last updated on Dec 10, 2019 at 18:00 by Kat 2 comments

This guide contains detailed Strategy, Mulligan, and deck-building information to help you play Dragon Mage in The Descent of Dragons expansion.

Dragon Mage is a minion-based Midrange deck that makes use of powerful Dragon Battlecries to gain tempo and pressure opponents. The deck largely relies on minions to generate the spells that it needs.

Card List

Mage Cards
1 Arcane Breath DoD 2
2 Khadgar RoS 1
3 Arcane Intellect Basic 2
4 Azure Explorer DoD 2
10 Kalecgos RoS 1

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Dragon Mage Mulligan Guide

Dragon Mage has a good amount of card draw that allows it to consistently draw game-winning combos. However, it has minimal healing effects, so it is essential to look for early tempo in your mulligan to avoid taking critical damage.

Dragon Mage Strategy

Dragon Mage is a powerful Midrange deck packed full of strong minions and value. The deck largely relies on synergy with Dragons, of which there are many in the deck, to activate cards like Arcane Breath and Scalerider to safely secure control of the board. With the board safely under control, the deck can continue to play powerful Dragons turn after turn to wear down opponents. Board advantage can be pushed further using Conjurer's Calling on powerful minions like Mountain Giant or simply any Dragon that is largely used for its Battlecry effect, like Azure Explorer or Malygos, Aspect of Magic. This consistent pressure can be paired with spell generation effects like Arcane Breath and Firetree Witchdoctor to burn down opponents.

Against Aggro, your main aim is to survive as the deck has more than enough value to win in the long run. You should prioritise generating spells that help you control the board, such as Frostbolt and Flamestrike, from your spell generation effects like Arcane Breath, Malygos, Aspect of Magic, and Firetree Witchdoctor, which will go a long way to helping you control the board.

Against Control, you should look to maximise the value of all your card generation effects. Using Azure Explorer to generate powerful Dragons like Ysera will go a long way to exhausting your opponent's resources. Similarly, you should avoid over-committing to avoid giving value to board clears like Brawl. Eventually, you should be able to run your opponent out of removal and grind down their health using your powerful Dragons.

Dragon Mage Card Swaps

Changelog

  • 10 Dec. 2019: Deck has been updated for the Descent of Dragons expansion. Removed 2x Messenger Raven, 2x Power of Creation, 1x Harrison Jones, 1x Siamat, 2x Astromancer, 1x Sunfury Protector, 2x Voodoo Doll, 1x Dragonmaw Scorcher, 2x Book of Specters for 2x Arcane Breath, 2x Azure Explorer, 2x Scalerider, 1x Frizz Kindleroost, 1x Malygos, Aspect of Magic, 2x Big Ol' Whelp, 2x Arcane Intellect, 1x Alexstrasza.
  • 02 Sep. 2019: Guide reviewed for September play season.
  • 26 Aug. 2019: Added note regarding the August balance patch.
  • 06 Aug. 2019: Deck has been updated for the Saviors of Uldum expansion. Removed 1x Sunfury Protector, 1x Acidic Swamp Ooze, 1x Crowd Roaster for 2x Khartut Defender, 1x Siamat.
  • 01 Jul. 2019: Deck has been reviewed for the July card rotation.
  • 05 Jun. 2019: Deck has been reviewed for the June balance patch.
  • 01 May 2019: Deck has been updated for the May play season. Removed 2x Rotten Applebaum, 1x Safeguard for 1x Sunfury Protector, 2x Voodoo Doll.
  • 12 Apr. 2019: Deck added.
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