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CG Budget Mage

  • Last updated May 3, 2018 (Witchwood)
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  • 22 Minions
  • 8 Spells
  • Deck Type: Ranked Deck
  • Deck Archetype: Elemental Mage
  • Crafting Cost: 1560
  • Dust Needed: Loading Collection
  • Created: 4/28/2018 (Witchwood)
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Hello everyone, Crown gaming's Hearthstone team has decided to create a series of budget decks and guides for you. The goal is to give an opportunity to players with limited cards,so they could play all classes.  All decks will be consisting from cards valued under or around 2000 Dust. Most of the decks we are going to create are able to reach rank 5! 

Turn 1-2

Since this is a tempo deck we would always like to have some 1-2 drops, preferably Fire Fly or Mana Wyrm, in our hand to start things off with, also if possible early Lesser Ruby Spellstone means that we will be upgrading it couple of times by the time we are going to use it (3 spells for 2 mana is nutts).
So my advice would be to mulligan hard for 1-2 drops and a Lesser Ruby Spellstone, since the deck is minnion heavy you will most likely get one of those if not both, not to mention you will have a nice follow up on turns 3-4-5.

Turn 3-4

On these turns we fight for board control, which we almoast always win considering the amount of pressure and removals we have.
So if you got a good start with some 1 and 2 drops, we can transition smoothly into turns 3-4 where we try to fight for the board control with our heropower and value trades, even Frostbolt and Fireball if need be.
Not to mention if we got a good early start with elementals and we managed to upgrade our lesser spellstone ruby to 2 or 3 spells, use it on turn 3, and then discount it with Leyline Manipulator on turn 4, we get a sick value that most decks can't keep up with :)

Turn 5-6

By the time we get to these turns we should already be winning on the board and try to finish the game off.
So good resource managment with our elemental synergys where we get free cards and discounts comes into play, Here we just want to burn the enemy down via minion pressure and Frostbolt/Fireball,
Enable our Servant of Kalimos and Bonfire Elemental mechanics by playing elementals to always be spot on so that we can get maximal value out of our deck.

Turn 7-8

Keep the tempo and pressure on your opponent as hard as you can, make him play reactivly, and keep on filling the board and hitting the face :)


Glacial Shard: Nice 1 mana cost card that can get you some nice tempo if used properly.

Lesser Ruby Spellstone: by far most underpowered card in the past, with this much elementals this card has insane value if you manage to upgrade it, just imagine 3 spells from a 2 cost card.

Leyline Manipulator: A very good addition to this deck, where you can discount both minions discovered by Servant of Kalimos or Igneous Elemental and spells by Ruby Spellstone or Shimmering Tempest, which can be really powerful.

Bonfire Elemental: A new card that has a nice power lvl to it, 5-5 body that draws a card if you played elemental last turn is awesome value.

Servant of Kalimos: Old but gold, pure value card that can allow you to have some extra reach either with damage from Blazecaller, or with some more minion pressure, lovely card.

In our eyes this deck with some extra dust invested in it can be really good so we will be telling you guys what you can swap out to make this deck extra juicy

Arcane Intellect: this card is good, but Book of Specters is nutts, since we have a lot more minions then spells this card is insane value for 2 mana (3 cards, most of which we will keep)

Igneous Elemental: not the best card but since this is budget deck it found a place in this deck, it can swaped out easly for some better cards like Blazecaller, Frost Lich Jaina, Pyros.

Tol'vir Stoneshaper: good card for anti aggro, but since we have 2 Tar Creeper already it is not a must include in this deck, so it can also be swapped out.

Also Baron Geddon might be an option even tho we haven't tested it out.

Archmage Arugal is also great if you have it. Combinie it with Book of Spectersand enjoy the value :)  

So if u got any of these cards feel free to make some changes and see deck come alive in its full power :)


 If you have any questions about the deck,or we missed something,ask us in the comments and we will gladly explain :)

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