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A one-time effect after you cast a spell.

Spellburst icon

Spellburst is an ability that causes a minion or weapon to do something the first time you cast a spell with it in play, and only the first time. It was introduced in the Scholomance Academy expansion.

Spellburst is represented by a sparkle that appears under the card's portrait. This graphic is also represented for Frenzy.


  • When the minion is first played, Spellburst acts as an 'after spell cast' Triggered effect. Once a spell is cast, it loses the Spellburst graphic and effect, but retains the functionally meaningless keyword.
  • Like other keyword enchantments, returning a used Spellburst minion or your hand or resurrecting it will return its Spellburst ability.
  • The minion must survive for the Spellburst to trigger.[1] However, if the minion is destroyed by a triggered Secret, such as Pressure Plate, the Spellburst effect will still trigger after the Secret resolves.

Cards with Spellburst[]


Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Glacier Racer Rare Minion General Mage 1 1 3 Spellburst: Deal 3 damage to all Frozen enemies.
Intrepid Initiate Common Minion General Any 1 1 2 Spellburst: Gain +2 Attack.
Pen Flinger Common Minion General Any 1 1 1 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to a minion.
Spellburst: Return this to your hand.
Diligent Notetaker Rare Minion General Shaman 2 2 3 Spellburst: Return the spell to your hand.
Gibberling Common Minion General DRUID 2 1 1 Spellburst: Summon a Gibberling.
Ceremonial Maul Epic Weapon 3 2 2 Spellburst: Summon a Student with Taunt and stats equal to the spell's Cost.
Enchanted Cauldron Epic Minion General Any 3 1 6 Spellburst: Cast a random spell of the same Cost.
Firebrand Common Minion General Mage 3 3 4 Spellburst: Deal 4 damage randomly split among all enemy minions.
Goody Two-Shields Rare Minion General Paladin 3 4 2 Divine Shield
Spellburst: Gain Divine Shield.
Imprisoned Celestial Rare Minion General Paladin 3 4 5 Dormant for 2 turns. Spellburst: Give your minions Divine Shield.
Speaker Gidra Legendary Minion General 3 1 4 Rush, Windfury
Spellburst: Gain Attack and Health equal to the spell's Cost.
Cabal Acolyte Epic Minion General Priest 4 2 4 Taunt
Spellburst: Gain control of a random enemy minion with 2 or less Attack.
Crimson Hothead Common Minion Dragon Any 4 3 6 Spellburst: Gain +1 Attack and Taunt.
Krolusk Barkstripper Epic Minion Beast Hunter 4 3 5 Spellburst: Destroy a random enemy minion.
Reaper's Scythe Rare Weapon Warrior 4 4 2 Spellburst: Also damages adjacent minions this turn.
Shifty Sophomore Rare Minion General Rogue 4 4 4 Stealth
Spellburst: Add a Combo card to your hand.
Wretched Tutor Common Minion General Any 4 2 5 Spellburst: Deal 2 damage to all other minions.
Wyrm Weaver Rare Minion General Mage 4 3 5 Spellburst: Summon two 1/2 Mana Wyrms.
Headmaster Kel'Thuzad Legendary Minion General Any 5 4 6 Spellburst: If the spell destroys any minions, summon them.
High Abbess Alura Legendary Minion General 5 3 6 Spellburst: Cast a spell from your deck (targets this if possible).
Keywarden Ivory Legendary Minion General 5 4 5 Battlecry: Discover a Dual Class spell from any class. Spellburst: Get another copy.
Forest Warden Omu Legendary Minion General Druid 6 5 4 Spellburst: Refresh your Mana Crystals.
Onyx Magescribe Common Minion Dragon Any 6 4 9 Spellburst: Add 2 random spells from your class to your hand.
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Glacier Racer(442069).png
Intrepid Initiate(330001).png
Pen Flinger(329900).png
Diligent Notetaker(329868).png
Ceremonial Maul(329892).png
Enchanted Cauldron(329992).png
Goody Two-Shields(329867).png
Imprisoned Celestial(442039).png
Speaker Gidra(329939).png
Cabal Acolyte(329889).png
Crimson Hothead(329977).png
Krolusk Barkstripper(329962).png
Reaper's Scythe(329964).png
Shifty Sophomore(330000).png
Wretched Tutor(329869).png
Wyrm Weaver(329948).png
Headmaster Kel'Thuzad(329877).png
High Abbess Alura(329941).png
Keywarden Ivory(442036).png
Forest Warden Omu(329942).png
Onyx Magescribe(329862).png

Sources of Spellburst[]

Spellburst-generating cards[]

This section lists cards which generate Spellburst minions.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Gibberling Common Minion General DRUID 2 1 1 Spellburst: Summon a Gibberling.
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Patch changes[]

  • Scholomance Academy logo.pngPatch (2020-09-08): Fixed a visual bug where Spellburst icons could disappear while the minion had not activated its Spellburst.
  • Scholomance Academy logo.pngPatch (2020-07-30): Added.


  1. Alec Dawson (2020-07-21). Alec Dawson on Reddit. Reddit.