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Mind Blast
Regular
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Gold
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Set:LegacyLegacy
Type:Spell
Spell school:Shadow
Class:PriestPriest
Rarity:CommonCommon
Cost:2 Mana icon.png
Abilities:Deal damage
Artist:Dave Allsop
Deal 5 damage to the enemy hero.
Flavor text

This spell blasts you directly in the MIND.

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Mind Blast is a common priest spell card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from Hall of Fame and Basic sets.

Other versions[]

How to get[]

Mind Blast can be obtained through crafting only.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Mind Blast 40 5
Golden Mind Blast 400 50

Previous availability[]

Prior to July 1, 2019:

  • Two copies of Mind Blast were automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the priest class.
  • Two golden copies of Mind Blast were a reward for raising a priest to levels 15 and 20.

Strategy[]

While Mind Blast may seem cheap for such a large amount of damage, remember that it is locked to the enemy hero, and unlike Holy Smite cannot be used to affect any other target.

Mind Blast is one of the only cards which can be used by priests to 'nuke' opponents. Mind Blast x2 can deal 10 damage for only 4 mana; improved with Spell Damage or in combination with other spells or minion attacks, a priest with the right cards can easily take a low-health opponent by surprise.

Easily the deadliest card that can combine with Mind Blast is Prophet Velen; with 9 mana you can drop Velen and use Mind Blast on the same turn to effectively Pyroblast the enemy hero while also adding a 7/7 to the board. Mind Blast is the core of one turn kill combo decks involving Velen, using many varying setups such as Flash Heal, Embrace the Shadow and Emperor Thaurissan or Lesser Diamond Spellstone, Radiant Elemental, and Vivid Nightmare.

Since being moved to the Wild format, it's main use is in combo decks. It aims to gain multiple copies of Mind Blast through Shadow Visions, Reduce their cost with Emperor Thaurissan, and combo them with Prophet Velen for up to 40 damage to the enemy hero.

Lore[]

Mind Blast is a core Shadow priest spell from World of Warcraft. It is a 1.5-sec cast spell that deals substantial direct Shadow damage to the target, and grants Insanity, a resource, required to enter Voidform. One of the Shadow priest's most powerful attacks, it also has a lengthy cooldown. In Classic WoW, the spell was available to all priests, and along with many other spells revolving around the enemy mind led players to term the playstyle 'face-melting'.

Trivia[]

  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Fields of Honor" series, for the card Charkov.
  • Mind Blast was removed for selection in Arena on September 15, 2016[1] but was reinstated on December 9, 2018.[2] After being moved to the Hall of Fame on July 1, 2019, Mind Blast is no longer offered for selection.
  • Mind Blast and Vanish were the first cards to be rotated from the Basic set to the Hall of Fame. They were also the first Hall of Fame cards to be rotated during an ongoing Standard year rather than at the start.

Gallery[]

Mind Blast, full art

Patch changes[]

Commentary: "Mind Blast gives Priests the ability to inflict a large amount of direct Face damage. We want to limit the amount of damage that Priests are able to deal from their hand, which will allow us to make cards that better emphasize their strengths in controlling the game."
  • Unknown alpha patch: Mana cost decreased from 3 to 2.[3][4]

References[]

 
  1. Dean Ayala (2016-09-08). Hearthside Chat: Upcoming Arena Changes with Dean Ayala. Retrieved on 2019-03-26.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment (2018-12-19). Arena Updates – December 19 2018. Retrieved on 2019-03-26.
  3. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Building the Fire (UK). (2013-03-19). 
  4. Screenshot
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