With most decks now using Prince Renathal and abyssal curse warlocks absolutely destroying us, the only thing that has any hope of climbing is mech mage but most other decks are keeping up with it now.
What are you guys playing? Because I have never had a worse time playing mage than right now.
As mentioned by others - big spell is unpredictable and easy to play around, and mech isn't very good anymore since other classes are keeping up with it. That leaves ping mage which can be good if you get lucky with early wildfires and apprentice and we all know how rare that is. So what's left, it seems the title of my thread is very much relevant right now.
What the hell are you talking about? According to HSReplay, across all ranks other than top 1000 Legend, either Mech Mage or Big Spell Mage or both are tier 1 decks, and always at least tier 2. That's complaining on a quite high level.
And looking just at the class winrate overall is no good indicator. The class is played by a lot of beginners with unrefined decks that skew the winrate. If you look at Bronze rank for example, the deck type "Other" has a very high play rate of around 5% (which is huge for anything off-meta) at an abysmal winrate of <30%.