I've thoroughly played through maybe four variations of a typical Mage deck: frost giants, frost-delay for Alex-Pyro, rush deck, and aggressive control. The deck as shown above is more of the aggressive control, with Alex as a saving grace in tough times.
I'm not sure about the efficiency of Acolyte of Pain. I know that Mage gets great utilization of it due to the pings, but do you guys think I would be better off with Novince Engineers in those positions for quicker draws in the early game? Also not sure about 1x Missiles/1x Explosion, might I be better off running double on one? I've got Bloodmage Thalnos in my bank, but I'm not sure where I could fit him in. Looking forward to hearing any feedback... aside from those that just call me lame for running double Pyroblast!