How to Play This Deck
I love hanging out in Forsen’s Twitch channel and LUL’ing at the chat while he plays some Hearthstone. This is the Forsen OG Tempo Mage Standard Deck May 2016 I watched him playing on stream.
Personally, I don’t like Yogg-Saron, played a lot with this card and it let me down more than it helped. I swap him out for Ragnaros which seems to work better for me. It’s certainly one of the most fun cards in the game though!
Tempo mage is about capturing that early tempo, as the name suggests. Mulligan hard for those Mana Wyrm‘s, Mirror Image vs aggro decks, and cheap spells along with a Sorcerer’s Apprentice. If you are playing on the coin and can get a double Mana Wyrm into Sorcerer’s Apprentice and some cheap spells, there are few decks that can push you off the board.
Be aware of board clears and AOE spells. Don’t overcommit and you will do fine vs almost any deck with a good start. Control and grinding decks will outlast you and the lack of taunts in the deck is an issue to aggro if you don’t draw well. Overall, I would say Tempo Mage is a solid Tier Two deck.