Apexis Blast

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Apexis Blast
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Set: Ashes of Outland
Type: Spell
Class: Mage
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 5 Mana icon.png
Abilities: Deal damage, Summon
Tags: Cost-related, Deck-related, Random, Targeted
Artist: Anton Zemskov

Deal 5 damage. If your deck has no minions, summon a random 5-Cost minion.

Lonely mages can still have a blast!

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Apexis Blast is an epic mage spell card, from the Ashes of Outland set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Apexis Blast can be obtained through Ashes of Outland card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Regular Apexis Blast can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of a Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Apexis Blast 400 100
Golden Apexis Blast 1600 400

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Apexis Blast is a powerful, high-tempo spell that allows you to remove a threat from your opponent, or deal 5 face damage, whilst allowing you to develop your own board. It has the same effect as the spell Firelands Portal and is two mana cheaper, however there is the constraint of having no minions in your deck. Due to this, Apexis Blast is only really played in Spell Mage, however it is worth noting that a 5-mana spell that only deals 5 damage is still very much playable, if slightly weak in comparison with Fireball. The random 5-Cost minion is on average a 3/4 body, which is not bad in itself and sometimes has a powerful effect such as Sandhoof Waterbearer, Waxadred, Azerite Elemental or Convincing Infiltrator.

There are only a couple of 5-Cost minions with potentially serious downsides in Standard as of April 2020, and those are Mortuary Machine and Abomination. Otherwise, the worst minions to pull in terms of stats are Desert Obelisk and Chromatic Egg, and the best are Earth Elemental and Dalaran Crusader.

This card is weak in Arena due to the fact that it is almost impossible to draft a spell-only deck. However, since the spell only checks your current deck, and not your starting deck, this card could be drafted for a late-game high-tempo play. Drawing it early game is not game-losing, as the deal 5 damage effect, as noted above, is not bad for the cost of the card.

The following is a list of all 5-cost minions in Standard:

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Aegwynn, the Guardian Legendary General Mage 5 5 5 Spell Damage +2
Deathrattle: The next minion you draw inherits these powers.
Al'ar Legendary Elemental Any 5 7 3 Deathrattle: Summon a 0/3 Ashes of Al'ar that resurrects this minion on your next turn.
Aldor Truthseeker Rare General Paladin 5 4 6 Taunt. Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of your Librams by (2) this game.
Barak Kodobane Legendary General Hunter 5 3 5 Battlecry: Draw a 1, 2, and 3-Cost spell.
Barrens Blacksmith Epic General Any 5 3 5 Frenzy: Give your other minions +2/+2.
Blood Herald Common General 5 1 1 Whenever a friendly minion dies while this is in your hand, gain +1/+1.
Burning Blade Acolyte Rare General Any 5 1 1 Deathrattle: Summon a 5/8 Demonspawn with Taunt.
Cannonmaster Smythe Legendary General Paladin 5 4 4 Battlecry: Transform your Secrets into 3/3 Soldiers. They transform back when they die.
Carousel Gryphon Common Mech Paladin 5 5 5 Divine Shield
Corrupt: Gain +3/+3 and Taunt.
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh Legendary General Priest 5 3 5 Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of all Corrupt and Corrupted cards in your hand and deck by (2).
Derailed Coaster Rare General Any 5 3 2 Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Rider with Rush for each minion in your hand.
Doctor Krastinov Legendary General 5 4 4 Rush
Whenever this attacks, give your weapon +1/+1.
Druid of the Claw Common General Druid 5 5 4 Choose One - Transform into a 5/4 with Rush; or a 5/6 with Taunt.
Earth Elemental Epic Elemental Shaman 5 7 8 Taunt
Overload: (2)
Envoy Rustwix Legendary Demon Warlock 5 5 4 Deathrattle: Shuffle 3 random Prime Legendary minions into your deck.
Ethereal Conjurer Common General Mage 5 6 4 Battlecry: Discover a spell.
Faceless Manipulator Epic General Any 5 3 3 Battlecry: Choose a minion and become a copy of it.
Felsoul Jailer Epic Demon Warlock 5 4 6 Battlecry: Your opponent discards a minion.
Deathrattle: Return it.
Firework Elemental Common Elemental Mage 5 3 5 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to a minion. Corrupt: Deal 12 instead.
Fleethoof Pearltusk Common Beast Any 5 4 5 Rush
Corrupt: Gain +4/+4.
Fortune Teller Common Mech Priest 5 3 3 Taunt
Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each spell in your hand.
Frostwolf Warlord Free General Any 5 4 4 Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each other friendly minion on the battlefield.
Gold Road Grunt Common General Any 5 3 7 Taunt
Frenzy: Gain Armor equal to the damage taken.
Greybough Legendary General Druid 5 4 6 Taunt
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion "Deathrattle: Summon Greybough."
Gurubashi Berserker Common General Any 5 2 8 Whenever this minion takes damage, gain +3 Attack.
Headmaster Kel'Thuzad Legendary General Any 5 4 6 Spellburst: If the spell destroys any minions, summon them.
High Abbess Alura Legendary General 5 3 6 Spellburst: Cast a spell from your deck (targets this if possible).
Inara Stormcrash Legendary General Shaman 5 4 5 On your turn, your hero has +2 Attack and Windfury
Keywarden Ivory Legendary General 5 4 5 Battlecry: Discover a Dual Class spell from any class. Spellburst: Get another copy.
Lake Thresher Common Beast Any 5 4 6 Also damages the minions next to whomever this attacks.
Lilypad Lurker Epic Elemental Shaman 5 5 6 Battlecry: If you played an Elemental last turn, transform an enemy minion into a 0/1 Frog with Taunt.
Lorekeeper Polkelt Legendary General Any 5 4 5 Battlecry: Reorder your deck from the highest Cost card to the lowest Cost card.
Lothraxion the Redeemed Legendary Demon Paladin 5 5 5 Battlecry: For the rest of the game, after you summon a Silver Hand Recruit, give it Divine Shield.
Menagerie Warden Common General Druid 5 4 4 Battlecry: Choose a friendly Beast. Summon a copy of it.
Mistrunner Common General Shaman 5 4 4 Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +3/+3.
Overload: (1)
Moonfang Legendary Beast Any 5 6 3 Can only take 1 damage at a time.
Mor'shan Elite Epic General Warrior 5 4 4 Taunt. Battlecry: If your hero attacked this turn, summon a copy of this.
Mozaki, Master Duelist Legendary General Mage 5 3 8 After you cast a spell, gain Spell Damage +1.
Neeru Fireblade Legendary General Warlock 5 5 5 Battlecry: If your deck is empty, open a portal that fills your board with 3/2 Imps each turn.
Nightblade Free General Any 5 4 4 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero.
Ogremancer Common General Any 5 3 7 Whenever your opponent casts a spell, summon a 2/2 Skeleton with Taunt.
Optimistic Ogre Common General Any 5 6 7 50% chance to attack the correct enemy.
Overlord Runthak Legendary General Any 5 3 6 Rush. Whenever this attacks, give +1/+1 to all minions in your hand.
Priest of An'she Epic General Priest 5 5 5 Taunt. Battlecry: If you've restored Health this turn, gain +3/+3.
Ras Frostwhisper Legendary General 5 3 6 At the end of your turn, deal 1 damage to all enemies (improved by Spell Damage).
Razormane Raider Common Quilboar Any 5 5 6 Frenzy: Attack a random enemy.
Ringmaster Whatley Legendary General Warrior 5 3 5 Battlecry: Draw a Mech, Dragon, and Pirate.
Ruststeed Raider Common General Any 5 1 8 Taunt, Rush
Battlecry: Gain +4 Attack this turn.
Scrap Golem Rare Mech Warrior 5 4 5 Taunt. Deathrattle: Gain Armor equal to this minion's Attack.
Shadow Hunter Vol'jin Legendary General Any 5 3 6 Battlecry: Choose a minion. Swap it with a random one in its owner's hand.
Shattered Rumbler Epic Elemental Shaman 5 5 6 Battlecry: If you cast a spell last turn, deal 2 damage to all other minions.
Shieldmaiden Rare General Warrior 5 5 5 Battlecry: Gain 5 Armor.
Soulshard Lapidary Common General Demon Hunter 5 5 5 Battlecry: Destroy a Soul Fragment in your deck to give your hero +5 Attack this turn.
Steward of Scrolls Common Elemental Any 5 4 4 Spell Damage +1
Battlecry: Discover a spell.
Stonemaul Anchorman Common Pirate Warrior 5 4 5 Rush
Frenzy: Draw a card.
Stormpike Commando Free General Any 5 4 2 Battlecry: Deal 2 damage.
Stranglethorn Tiger Common Beast Any 5 5 5 Stealth
Taelan Fordring Legendary General Any 5 3 3 Taunt, Divine Shield
Deathrattle: Draw your highest-Cost minion.
Teacher's Pet Rare Beast 5 4 5 Taunt
Deathrattle: Summon a random 3-Cost Beast.
Temple Enforcer Common General Priest 5 5 6 Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +3 Health.
Tent Trasher Epic Dragon Warrior 5 5 5 Rush. Costs (1) less for each friendly minion with a unique minion type.
Totem Goliath Epic Totem Shaman 5 5 5 Deathrattle: Summon all four basic Totems.
Overload: (1)
Trampling Rhino Rare Beast Hunter 5 5 5 Rush. After this attacks and kills a minion, excess damage hits the enemy hero.
Twilight Runner Rare Beast Druid 5 5 4 Stealth
Whenever this attacks, draw 2 cards.
Vectus Legendary General Any 5 4 4 Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Whelps. Each gains a Deathrattle from your minions that died this game.
Void Drinker Epic Demon Warlock 5 4 5 Taunt. Battlecry: Destroy a Soul Fragment in your deck to gain +3/+3.
Waste Warden Epic General Any 5 3 3 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to a minion and all others of the same minion type.
Zai, the Incredible Legendary General Demon Hunter 5 5 3 Battlecry: Copy the left- and right-most cards in your hand.
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Sounds[edit | edit source]

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Lore[edit | edit source]

Apexis crystals are powerful relics of the Apexis, an extinct arakkoan civilization, found in both Outland and the alternate Draenor. In Outland, items called Apexis Crystals and Apexis Shards can be obtained in the Blade's Edge Mountains and are used to trade with the Ogri'la faction, while on Draenor, Apexis Crystals are a currency acquired from a wide range of activities and used to buy armor from various vendors.

This card depicts a volley of Apexis crystals being launched at an unfortunate fel orc.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Apexis Blast, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]