Having trouble fighting mages
11/30/2013 07:58 PMPosted by ZellFkSince Mages have no heals mostly, the best way to kill them is just to rush your combos and try to win before turn 6 or 7 (depending if he has coin) so he can't flamestrike, or keep some combos to use after that.
you try doing that with arcane missle,frostbolt,cone of cold,frost nova,blizzard and see how it goes most game.
You arent going to win in 6-7 turn against any mage in master3.
I use those card that gives free initial damage when you use it.
If your against any non healing hero, I find it best to keep up the pressure and get them on the defensive. Who ever gets on the offensive at the beginning of the game, normally wins that game.
Its just like WoW I guess, in a rogue vs mage, who ever gets the jump on normally has a higher win rate.
It does seem to come down to luck a lot, if I can get a lot of pressure with good draws early I can sometimes win if the mage hasn't drawn the right counters but if both I and the mage have great draws the match is heavily lopsided in favor of the mage.
I understand it's luck to have pyro and aoe in their hands every game but it happens more often than not and there's quite literally nothing I can do to win I just have to hope the mage makes a mistake or is incredibly unlucky. If both I and the mage draw perfectly the mage will completely dominate the match from turn 5 up and I have no chance whatsoever. Seems a little like poor design.
I've been tracking my stats recently at Masters 3 level, and guess what? Adding Alexstrazsa has drastically improved my win rate against mages. Since I've added her into my deck, I've gone 8-1 against mages, and have not noticed a drop off versus other classes as a result. In fact, Alexstraza has also netted me a few wins against charge heavy warriors, and aggro heavy warlocks. The one loss that I had against a mage was not the typical freeze/pyro loss either, it was a result of heavy aggro in the early turns and a terrible hand on my side, and I lost by turn 6 or 7. I also beat the same mage in a second game.
If you're having trouble with mages, I would definitely try adding this one card into your deck if you can, it won't always save you, but it makes a significant difference. Nothing better than watching them blood mage / double fireball you down to 3 life, and then playing Alexstrasza and watching them rage quit.
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