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[Legend] 83% W/R Spiteful Mage

  • Last updated Sep 23, 2018 (Boomsday)
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  • 27 Minions
  • 2 Spells
  • Deck Type: Ranked Deck
  • Deck Archetype: Big Spells Mage
  • Crafting Cost: 10160
  • Dust Needed: Loading Collection
  • Created: 8/30/2018 (Boomsday)
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 Hi guys.

I decided to go for legend with my Spiteful Mage and got stuck around rank 3. After making a few key changes I got to legend with a record of 15-3, so I'm sharing!

Update: Latest version has a few anti-aggro/meta techs, -Mind Control Tech, -Giggling Inventor, +Zilliax, +Gluttonous Ooze

 Showcase (Thanks to kiwiinbacon)





+ Druid

+ Hunter (Kathrena deathrattle can be tricky though) 

+ Pala

+ Shaman

~ Rogue (Baku can be tricky but any other is easy)

~ Warlock

- Mage (ouch)

- Warrior (but still winnable)



Basic mulligan: If you don't get Prince Keleseth in your starting hand, try to find enough 1-drops to play minions on both turn 1 and 2 (1x Fire Fly + 1x Argent Squire/Glacial Shard is ideal). If turns 1-2 are covered, keep one of the stronger 3 drops (Tar Creeper/Coldwraith) and so on.

Vs aggro: Keep a Tar Creeper no matter what.

Vs control (especially Druid): Keep one of the 5-drop minion boosters (Fungalmancer/Cobalt Scalebane).


Guide (in progress)

Before I go into deck-specific strats, I want to mention a few things about a couple of cards in the deck.

Coldwraith - This is the card that people have questioned the most. As I have posted in the comments, 90% of the time this card is played for the 3/4 body alone, and the draw should be seen as an added bonus if it happens. A strong curve is much more important than drawing, so never sacrifice tempo to set up a freeze combo for Coldwraith.

If you feel uncomfortable almost always missing the combo, there are several (untested) alternatives: Blackwald Pixie(double Jaina/normal ping), Nightmare Amalgam(Extra Jaina lifesteal), Vicious Fledgling(Probably too hard to defend), Thunder Lizard (probably good but inconsistent).

Frost Lich Jaina - Looking at the stats of the deck I see that 20% of people are holding on to Jaina in the mulligan. Jaina is not core to this deck, she is there as a Plan B to save you against aggro or in case you can't beat control mid-game. Spiteful Summoner is a better choice if you feel the need to hold on to something big. 

If you feel Jaina isn't contributing enough, possible (untested) swaps are Zilliax, Bonemare or Arcane Dynamo

Feel free to experiment with the deck and post your results. I will add any user-made guides to the description.

+10 upvotes for mulligans! ✔

+20 upvotes for guide! ✔ (in progress)