Naga Mage Deck - Voyage to the Sunken City
This guide contains detailed Strategy, Mulligan, and deck-building information to help you play Naga Mage in Voyage to the Sunken City expansion meta.
Naga Mage is a hybrid deck that utilises the strong synergy between the Naga tribe and spells, alternating between the use of each in order to gain powerful bonuses.
The deck utilises a naturally strong draw engine and pairs it with the free Mana effect of Spitelash Siren in order to create explosive turns that completely overwhelm opponents.
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Naga Mage Deck Mulligan Guide
Naga Mage needs to use a mix of Nagas and spells in order to effective. This makes the mulligan very flexible overall, with the exception of Spitelash Siren.
- General Mulligan (keep regardless of what your opponent is playing) — Spitelash Siren, Vicious Slitherspear, Spellcoiler, Crushclaw Enforcer, and any cheap spell.
- Mulligan against Aggro (also keep if you think you are playing against an aggressive deck) — First Flame, Siphon Mana.
- Mulligan against Control (also keep if you think you are playing against a slow deck) — School Teacher.
Naga Mage Deck Strategy
Throughout the early game, you should aim to build a light board presence to ensure you do not come under any early pressure. During this time, you should identify which of Nagas or Spells are more preferable to play, so that you can activate cards like Spellcoiler, Crushclaw Enforcer, and Gifts of Azshara so that they can be played where possible.
Going into the mid game, continue with light pressure onto the board and begin positioning yourself to make use of a Spitelash Siren. If you do not already have a copy of the card in hand, making use of Arcane Intellect, Gifts of Azshara, and Crushclaw Enforcer to draw through your deck and find one. If you already have a copy, you should try to find a cheap Naga to begin utilising it. Ideally, it should be a Vicious Slitherspear or a token generated by School Teacher, but any 2-Mana Naga will usually be fine.
Once you have a Spitelash Siren, another playable Naga, and some form of card draw or generation in your hand, you can begin unleashing one of the powerful turns the deck is known for. The turn should begin by playing the Spitelash Siren, followed by your playable Naga to refresh 2 Mana Crystals. This can then be followed up by a cheap damage spells, and continually alternate between playing spells and Nagas as much as possible to continually refresh 2 Mana Crystals each time, completely dominating your opponent in the process.
The variables that go into Spitelash Siren turns vary so much that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to the turn. Instead you should try to consider the state of the game, and how you are going to win. For example, if you are under pressure, you may consider using your spells to clear up the board to take control of the game, winning off the tempo from your minions. Conversely, if under no pressure, you may opt to use the time to draw through your deck and generate a hand full of resources for future use or, if you are able to generate some burn spells, simply finish off your opponent with direct damage in that turn. This, for the most part, is an acquired skill that will improve over time as you get a feel for the deck.
Against Aggro, games often revolve around surviving the early game. The tempo generated by Spitelash Siren turns will almost always be enough to win the game, only beatable if critical damage is taken beforehand.
Against Control, a much more value-oriented approach is often required. While Spitelash Siren turns can often deal a significant amount of burn damage, any Nagas you play will rarely survive the next turn. This means that if you are not confident in your ability to finish off your opponent in the next few turns, make preparations for a longer game. This can either come in the form of generating high value cards like Drakefire Amulet from Discover effects, or looking for additional draw effects to reach the bottom of your deck and fully utilise your Ignites.
Naga Mage Deck Card Swaps
- Against Control — Add 2x Multicaster for 2x Siphon Mana.
- 13 Apr. 2022: Guide added.
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