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Sorcerer's Apprentice
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Cost:4 Mana icon.png
Attack:3 Attack icon.png
Health:2 Health
Artist:Alex Horley Orlandelli
Your spells cost (1) less.
Flavor text

Apprentices are great for bossing around. "Conjure me some mana buns! And a coffee! Make that a mana coffee!"

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Increment attribute, Modify cost
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Ongoing effect, Spell-related
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Sorcerer's Apprentice is a common mage minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set.

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Classic Pack
Wild Pack
Golden Classic Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting40 dustdustRegular1
Crafting400 dustdustGolden1


With "good" stats for its cost and a special effect highly relevant to a mage, the Sorcerer's Apprentice makes for a useful addition to any spell-oriented deck. It is most commonly seen in tempo-focused decks which seize board control in the early game, not allowing the opponent to recover.

Notably it reduces the mana cost of both Arcane Missiles and Mirror Image to 0, and Frostbolt and Flamecannon to 1, allowing a mage to control the board and still have mana left to play minions. Multiple Sorcerer's Apprentice can be combined to enable powerful combos, such as infinite Fireballs from Archmage Antonidas.

This card's ability makes it a soft taunt in most situations, making it a good idea to protect it with a Taunt, as most opponent players will try to remove it at the earliest opportunity. However, in the late game it is generally less valuable and therefore less of a target, due to the larger pool of available mana and usually smaller hand size.





  • This card is often considered to depict Kinndy Sparkshine, an apprentice of Jaina Proudmoore who was killed in the bombing of Theramore. However, Kinndy is described as having bright pink hair, bound up in ponytails, as opposed to this gnome's red, braided hair.


Sorcerer's Apprentice, full art

Patch changes[]

  • Fractured in Alterac Valley - logo.pngPatch (2021-01-25): Now costs 4 mana (Up from 2).
    • Dev Comment: The Rapid Fire and Sorcerer’s Apprentice changes are targeted at some of the strongest decks in the current Wild metagame, to improve the long-term, overall health of the format. Both of these balance adjustments are aimed at decks with extremely efficient from-hand damage, which puts big constraints on which strategies can find success in Wild. By removing power here, the format should open up for a few more viable archetypes to see play, and for the Wild format to slightly slow down overall.
  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngYear of the Gryphon rotation (2021-03-30): Moved from Classic to Legacy set.
  • Patch (2013-10-02): Now has 3 Attack (Up from 2).
  • Previously: Your spells cost (1) less. [2 mana, 2 attack, 2 health, Common]