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Legend Freeze Mage [Standard + Wild]

  • Last updated Apr 25, 2017 (Un'Goro Launch)
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  • 13 Minions
  • 17 Spells
  • Deck Type: Ranked Deck
  • Deck Archetype: Freeze Mage
  • Crafting Cost: 8200
  • Dust Needed: Loading Collection
  • Created: 1/3/2015 (GvG Launch)
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Freeze Mage

"The end is coming" - Doomsayer

Hello! I'm James1. I have achieved legend 7 times with Freeze Mage including season 10, 15,16, 17, 18 , 19 and 37. Proof in spoiler Below. The list you see now is the standard Freeze. Most people including myself thought this deck would be dead with the rotation of standard, however its really good right now. 

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season 37 :

The Guide

A cold welcome to newcomers of Freeze Mage. I would suggest start studying LaughingHS- if you are unsure how to play the deck. In the spoiler below is a list of streamers wh 

 Card Replacements 

Alexstrasza : sorry there is no replacement for this card 

Archmage Antonidas : If you would like to play this card remove a Forgotten Torch

Bloodmage Thalnos :  5th freeze spell like Cone of Cold is a excellent replacement. Lots of people seem to recommend Kobold Geomancer, however kobold is not very flexible, so I don't recommend it.

Match Up Guide/ Mulligan

Mulligan is really important in Freeze Mage. You dont want any secrets, Alexstrasza or Archmage Antonidas in your opening hand. The one card that is a 100% keep all the time is Arcanologist, Loot Hoarder and Acolyte of Pain


In general aim to get this kinda of hand. This hand is completely nuts.

In general you should :  draw or contest board > healing, unless you're close to death. For example: if you have the choice between Arcane Intellect or Ice Barrier on turn 3, play Arcane Intellect.

Vs aggro decks: you want a defensive card like Frostbolt or Doomsayer. Then ideally 2 draw minions such as Arcanologist or Loot Hoarder, to fight there 2 drop. Turn 5 is massive vs zoo, typically you want to Frost Nova,  Doomsayer. This allows a turn 6 clean board to play your secret's, acolyte or Emperor Thaurissan (in wild), putting tempo back on your side.

Vs midrange decks : Keep 2 cost draw minions like Arcanologist, loot, thalnos. Arcane Intellect and Acolyte of Pain are also great here. Draw early so u can optimize later plays. Freeze spell get the best value later in the game, were as draw spells get weaker late game. 

Consider keeping Acolyte of Pain till five mana against slow decks . With a ping  you can guaranty at least 2 draws from him. 

Key play: If you haveAlexstrasza them and are burning them out over 2 turns then priority is to Pyroblast turn 10. This is because pyroblast takes a hole turn. Thus if u get ice block popped on your 11th  turn u can ice block while burning there face. Pyroblast first also plays around Loatheb in wild.

Important Combos

Turn 5 Acolyte of Pain + ping (Careful of overdraw)
Turn 5 Frost Nova - Doomsayer
Turn 6 Cone of Cold - Doomsayer 
Turn 8 BlizzardDoomsayer
Turn 10 Frost Nova - Archmage Antonidas

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