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|Tags:||Secret-related, Triggered effect|
If you control a Secret at the end of your turn, gain +2/+2.
The ethereals are wrapped in cloth to give form to their non-corporeal bodies. Also because it's nice and soft.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Ethereal Arcanist can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Ethereal Arcanist can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.
|Golden Ethereal Arcanist||800||100|
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Ethereal Arcanist is best played in combination with Secrets in scenarios where your opponent cannot quickly dispose of him or your Secrets. Try to play multiple Secrets at a time since you can have more than one active Secret up. Depending on the Secrets you have available, try to play the ones that your opponent might not trigger right away. Also try to play a Taunt or maybe some freeze spells in order to protect Ethereal Arcanist long enough to get his effect rolling. A best case scenario is when you have an Ice Block, because it will keep gaining stats until you or it takes fatal damage.
On the other hand, if you find yourself up against this card, you can either try to dispose of it if you have the damage available or you can trigger your opponent's Secret and hope that they don't have a replacement. Focusing on Ethereal Arcanist when you don't have the damage available can quickly get out of hand.
Lore[edit | edit source]
Ethereal Arcanists are first encountered in the World of Warcraft expansion The Burning Crusade. Ethereals are incorporeal denizens of the Twisting Nether who are driven by a need to collect arcane items and artifacts… at any cost.
- Treading the chaotic spaces between worlds, the ethereals are astral travelers who dwell within the Twisting Nether. They are known to be collectors and traders of arcane items and artifacts. Now drawn to Outland, many ethereals are seeking to track down its treasures and steal them back into the Twisting Nether. They are liars and scoundrels who will stop at nothing to pursue their mysterious aims. The ethereals have no care at all for the Burning Crusade. They would even play both sides of the conflict against each other if doing so would serve to further their own goals.