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First Day of School
Set:Scholomance AcademyScholomance Academy
Cost:1 Mana icon.png
Wiki tags:Cost-related, Random
Artist:L. Lullabi & K. Turovec
Add 2 random 1-Cost minions to your hand.
Flavor text

"Report to the bookstore to buy your books, the alchemist to buy your potions, and then get your wands at the… wandryroom?"

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First Day of School is a common paladin spell card, from the Scholomance Academy set.

How to get[]

First Day of School can be obtained through Scholomance Academy card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
First Day of School 40 5
Golden First Day of School 400 50

Generated cards[]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Bloodsail Deckhand Common Minion PIRATE WARRIOR 1 2 2 Battlecry: The next
weapon you play costs
(1) less.
Elwynn Boar Epic Minion BEAST Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: If you had 7
Elwynn Boars die this game,
equip a 15/3 Sword of a
   Thousand Truths.
Metamorfin Common Minion MURLOC DEMONHUNTER 1 1 2 Taunt
Battlecry: If you've cast a Fel spell this turn, gain +2/+2.
Peasant Common Minion General Any 1 2 1 At the start of your turn, draw a card.
Stockades Guard Common Minion General Any 1 1 3 Battlecry: Give a
friendly minion Taunt.
Vibrant Squirrel Rare Minion BEAST DRUID 1 2 1 Deathrattle: Shuffle 4 Acorns
into your deck. When drawn,
summon a 2/1 Squirrel.
Voidtouched Attendant Epic Minion General PRIEST 1 1 3 Both heroes take one extra damage from all sources.
Showing all 7 cards


A useful refueling tool for Aggro Paladin and Secret Paladin, providing cheap minions to keep pressure on the opponent. It's also great for ensuring Libram of Wisdom has a target each turn.


First Day of School was initially a 0-cost spell that added two 1-cost minions to the hand. It saw near-ubiquitous play in Paladin decks, being a splashable card that made up for Paladin's otherwise lackluster early game while essentially functioning like a Fire Fly with highroll potential. While always strong during the Year of the Phoenix, the introduction of the Core set in 2021 made the card much more problematic. With almost every low roll removed from Standard, this card became an efficient tempo and value card in the dominant Secret Paladin deck.

This card was eventually reworked to a 1 mana spell that added three 1-drops to the hand, with the hopes of pushing it towards value over tempo. While it was cut from some lists, First Day of School continued to be used in aggro decks, now providing a lot of fuel for a 1-mana spell. With the release of Wailing Caverns, First Day of School was once again nerfed to only add two minions to the hand, making one of the few cards to have a compensative buff reverted.


First Day of School, full art

Patch changes[]

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch (2021-06-03): Now reads: Add 2 random 1-Cost minions to your hand. (previously: Add 3 random 1-Cost minions to your hand.).
  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch (2021-05-12):
    • Now costs 1 mana (Up from 0).
    • Now reads: Add 3 random 1-Cost minions to your hand. (previously: Add 2 random 1-Cost minions to your hand.).
  • Scholomance Academy logo.pngPatch (2020-07-30): Added.