The strategy for this deck is to burn you opponent’s minions as soon as they come out and nuking the enemy hero. Simple enough, but it may will require some Mana management as you don’t want to spent all your mana on just killing minions because that wont help you win the game. The deck is efficient at early game and will not do well at last game when big monsters comes out. Once you can see the end of the game do not hesitate to close as you may not have another chance, and direct all spells and nuke your opponent hero down. These decks are usually composed of low cost minions such as Mana Wyrm, Leper Gnome, Loot Hoarder, Knife Juggler, and Sorccerer’s Apprentice to help you take control of the board at the beginning.
Frostbolt, Ice Lance and Sorcerer’s Apprentice Combos:
To deal maximum damage there are some very cheap combos that you can use if you have Sorcerer’s Apprentice on the board, for example:
- Casting Frostbolt on the hero to deal 3 damage and freeze, followed by Ice Lance you can dish out 4 damage. A total of 7 damage with only 3 Mana or 1 Mana with Sorcerer’s Apprentice on the board.
- Use Frostbolt on the hero dealing 3 damage and freeze, followed by two Ice Lance you can do 8 damage. A total of 11 damage with only 4 Mana or 1 Mana with Sorcerer’s Apprentice on the board.
A typical low budget Mage deck should contain the following cards.
|2x Arcane Missiles||1 Mana: Deal 3 damage randomly split among enemy characters|
|2x Mirror Image||1 Mana: Summon two 2/0 minions with taunt|
|2x Leper Gnome||1 Mana: Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero|
|2x Mana Wyrm||1 Mana: Whenever you cast a spell, gain +1 Attack|
|2x Ice Lance||1 Mana: Freeze character. If it was already Frozen, deal 4 damage instead|
|2x Frostbolt||2 Mana: Deal 3 damage to a character and Freeze it|
|2x Knife Juggler||2 Mana: After you summon a minion, deal 1 damage to a random enemy)|
|2x Loot Hoarder||2 Mana: Deathrattle: Draw a card|
|2x Sorcerer’s Apprentice||2 Mana: Your Spells cost (1) less|
|2x Wolfrider||3 Mana: Charge|
|2x Arcane Intellect||3 Mana: Draw 2 cards|
|2x Water Elemental||4 Mana: Freeze any character damaged by this minion|
|2x Fireball||(4 Mana: Deal 6 damage|
There is a total of 26 cards listed, with 4 cards spaces left to allow flexible so you can put anything you like in to suit your playing style.