Hearthstone: Mage (Spell Power)

Hello everybody, Geek Generation here.

Last season, i played a cheap Mage that had loads of Enrage mechanic. The deck idea was simple, play Amani Berserker and shoot it myself the next turn and swing for 5. Unfortunately, more often than not, the Berserker hits for only 2 damage or none at all. And since i didn’t have Pyroblast and the mana curve of the deck was skewed to the left, i very often run out of gas very quickly. Every Fireball that was used to shoot a minion served to seal my own fate.

I did play against some Spell Power decks. After playing against it, i found that i really liked it and that i’ve been undervaluing/underestimating it. Spell Power, unlike mechanics like Divine Shield, can sometimes be hard to evaluate.

This season, i’m going to try something like the following deck list.

2 x Arcane Missiles
2 x Arcane Explosion
2 x Frostbolt
2 x Cone of Cold
2 x Fireball
2 x Poymorph
2 x Blizzard

2 x Mana Wyrm
1 x Bloodmage Thalnos
2 x Acolyte of Pain
1 x Blood Knight
2 x Dalaran Mage
1 x Twilight Drake
2 x Water Elemental
2 x Azure Drake
1 x Gurubashi Berserker
1 x Archmage
1 x The Black Knight
1 x Ravenholdt Assassin

I’ve got only 1 Twilight Drake in the deck because i have only one. Ideally, most control decks should sport 2 Twilight Drakes. Dalaran Mage is truly a champ in the deck. At 4 health, it’s pretty hard to kill early on. At 3 mana, you can easily play them on the same turn with Arcane Explosion. Acolyte of Pain are used in place of Arcane Intellect. Sure it takes lots more mana to draw 2 cards with the Acolyte, but as a minion, it offers more utility. The only times they’re bad is when your opponent has Northshire Cleric in play.

Mana Wyrm might seem like a weird choice for a control deck. But it’s pretty good in that it serves as a punching bag for your opponent’s board control. For this deck, never feed the Mana Wyrm the Coin. It might be tempting to turn 1 Mana Wyrm, turn 2 coin into Dalaran Mage; but don’t do it. The Coin is more useful for playing Dalaran Mage and utilizing its Spell Power in the same turn.

The double knights, Blood Knight and Black Knight is now something that i try to fit into every deck that i make.

Geek Generation out.


Posted on 13 June, 2014, in CCG, Gaming, Hearthstone and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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