Dude, every class goes through tough seasons. I mean, look at warrior last expansion. Fatigue was somewhat decent but what else worked? Odd warrior wasn't incredible. I can think of a time where almost every class had its low points and being lowest tier. Hell, even some classes start poor at the beginning of the expansion but find a strong archetype halfway through. Just stick around and see what happens. Otherwise, play different classes. Warrior has always been my favorite but last expansion I learned to play priest for the first time ever! (combo). Just have fun!
Yea blizzard kind of screwed mage ever since they removed ice block and never replaced the void it created. You would think they would give something powerful to compensate, but instead we get mostly meme cards ever since. And I don't know why they won't drop the rng casino mage concept, just let it die and move on to something else Blizzard.
Last expansion the big news was echo. Mage got none, This expansion it was Mechs and Magnetic. Mage got none.
But wait, they got spell damage cards! and no cheap spells. Way to kill the class Blizzard. Tier 3 if you are an amazing player.
Did the expansion have the same cards for you as it did for me?
Mage got cheap spells, Pocket Galaxy is expensive but the rest tops at 4 Mana, but most are even cheaper. Doesn't mean they are what you want to play, but they are there. Just go Mecha'thun OTK and you're good to go.
I don't foresee the OTK mage coming close to what druid, warlock, rogue, warrior and shaman will be running.
Both Warlock and Shaman require the same to set up the OTK with Mecha'thun, the MechWarper Battlecry guys, and I'd say Mage can stall better than the other classes with the freezes, card draw is good enough, even better now. I did forget Freezing Potion was from MSG, meaning it would require the same slower process as Paladin for setup, with Brewmasters.
It might have a hard time competing with the Druid and the Warlock because of their better card draw, but the Rogue, Warrior and Shaman will be slower even with the Mage requiring a couple extra setup steps.
I made a fun Vex Crow deck with zero secrets, almost entirely basic cards plus some new fun stuff. The only non-class card is Thalnos I think. It takes some flexing to the meta, but they got some really fun stuff.
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I am just sick of mage getting spells that can't shift between aggressive or defensive depending on the situation. I know people hate burn mage but it has resulted in mages getting very one dimensional spells that can only ever target minions or are just random.
Big spell mage is still a good deck. No worse than tier 2. Giggling inventor is such an amazing addition against any agressive minion based deck. The new legendary spell is also great in control matchups.
Mage may have got the short straw again but we're still in a far better place than warrior has been for a long time.
Theres still Elemental Mage, Big Spell Mage, and Tempo Mage. Mage is ok. If you can't win with those decks, its your fault.
Mage does have some playable decks, I can agree with that ... but the second sentence is nonsense.^^ Compared to what some of the other classes and archetypes are pumping out, you have a really hard time with Mage.
Also, here's a related challenge for you (which is actually just a potshot^^): If you can't win with Big Spell Mage against Shudderwock Shaman ... you know ... it's your fault. ;P
I've played since Beta. Cant remember any class getting left out two expansions in a row, though my memory may be faulty.
Mage also lost more core cards than any class with zero replacements.
Hunter? Untill Spell Hunter and some deathrattle stuff recently, Hunter got pretty much nothing from MSoG up till KoFT, where they pretty much got DK Rexxar and Play Dead, which started being playable in WW. Hunter only played the same Face and "Midrange" decks for almost a year :/