Standard Legend Freeze Mage - Sector One

Standard Legend Freeze Mage

Freeze mage has been around for almost as long as Hearthstone exists and has had several variations, some even including Reno Jackson. The deck stalls out the game and then finishes off with burn spells, sometimes not even needing Alexstrasza. Many players have used this decklist in the past to hit rank 1 legend and win high stakes tournaments. Standard seems to be an environment for Freeze Mage, allowing it to shine and control the board in an expansion with very few deathrattles.

Decklist

Class Specific Cards
  • 1Mirror Image1 
  • 1Ice Lance2 
  • 2Frostbolt 2 
  • 3Arcane Intellect 2 
  • 3Forgotten Torch 2 
  • 3Frost Nova 2 
  • 3Ice Barrier 2 
  • 3Ice Block 2 
  • 4Fireball 2 
  • 6Blizzard 2 
  • 7Flamestrike 1 
  •  
Neutral Cards
  • 2Bloodmage Thalnos 1 
  • 2Doomsayer 2 
  • 2Loot Hoarder 2 
  • 2Novice Engineer 2 
  • 3Acolyte of Pain 1 
  • 6Emperor Thaurissan 1 
  • 9Alexstrasza 1 

Strategy

The version featured here is the torch Freeze Mage that stalls the game out with the use of freeze spells, while cycling as many cards as possible. It is a lot faster than the standard Freeze Mage which includes Archmage Antonidas. Your strategy mainly depends on your hand, but if you have the ability to stall for a long time you can do so, but don’t forget to keep track of the damage you have in your hand. The addition of Forgotten Torch also helps you to combat aggro decks, because you are not wasting burn on their minions, you are just putting another Fireball in your deck.

Mulligan

Ideal Opener:
Loot Hoarder, Novice Engineer and Acolyte of Pain.

When facing Aggro:
You want something to deal with their early game.
Hold on to a defensive card like Frostbolt or Doomsayer.
Then ideally 2 draw minions such as Loot Hoarder or Novice Engineer.

When facing Midrange:
Keep Loot Hoarder, Novice Engineer, Arcane Intellect and Acolyte of Pain. Draw early so you can optimize later plays.

When facing Control:
Keep draw minions/cards like Loot Hoarder, Novice Engineer, Arcane Intellect and Acolyte of Pain.
You can even keep Emperor Thaurissan with a good hand.

Combos & Tips

Legend Freeze Mage

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