Welcome to another DarkArbiter’s Weekly Deck Spotlight, where I bring you an in-depth analysis of a recently played deck. For more information on what this article entails, check out my first Spotlight article here.

For today’s Spotlight, we’ll be looking at a Mage deck from a Pro who is considered by many to be one of if not the best hearthstone players…no, it’s not Reynad (Get it? Because Twitch thinks he’s the greatest player ever. No? Ok, bad joke. Moving along).

No, today I will be talking about a deck that Cloud9′s very own StrifeCro ran last week during episode fourteen of DeckWars against DKMR_Brad. For those of you that weren’t able to watch it, it was a pretty intensive fight, but in the end StrifeCro was able to overcome Brad’s powerful lineup of decks and take home the victory.

Both players utilized a wide variety of decks during the match. In particular, both ended up getting the most wins out of their Hunter lists, but neither of them really caught my eye or left a lasting impression, although Brad’s deck was somewhat unique in that it utilized


Then I saw this deck, and did an immediate double take. StrifeCro is well-known for his innovation, and this deck is no exception. It is a deck that he has run consistently on the ladder with positive results, and while it did not win out against Brad’s Hunter list it is still worth taking a look at.

So, let’s jump right in to StrifeCro’s SecretMage deck!