Spell Damage +1
Training Ogres in the art of spellcasting is a questionable decision.
How to get
Ogre Magi x 2 are automatically included in all players' collections.
Ogre Magi is mostly used for its Spell Damage, increasing the damage dealt by all spells by 1, and is most valuable in decks focusing on this type of play. However, Ogre Magi is also a fairly sturdy minion, able to withstand and dish out a reasonable amount of damage.
In the spectrum of Spell Damage minions, Ogre Magi is one of the more powerful and expensive options. His sturdy stats make him a useful combat minion in his own right, but his 4 cost can make it more difficult to summon him and play spells in the same turn. Ogre Magi is essentially an improved Dalaran Mage, with the additional 1 mana cost granting an additional 3 points of Attack, while Azure Drake is in turn an improved Ogre Magi, offering card draw for an additional point of mana.
- -I'm ready!
- -I'm not ready.
- -No, smash.
Ogre magi (singular ogre-mage or ogre magus) are smarter, spellcasting versions of ogres. Ogre magi came into existence in the Second War, when the orc warlock Gul'dan carved up the elven Runestone at Caer Darrow and used its mystic powers to imbue ogre enforcers with the ability and intelligence to cast spells. The experiment was a success, with the only noticeable side effect the fact that it turned the ogres’ skin blue. A small price to pay for the power they wield — indeed, blue skin is now a sign of cunning, potential and might among ogres.
In many ways, ogre magi are similar to their less intelligent brethren. They belong to the same society. Because of their intellects and magic powers, ogre magi are often in leadership positions in an ogre clan. However, because they focus on developing their spellcasting potential, they are often not as strong physically as other ogres, and ogre chieftains and warlords are usually mighty barbarians or warriors instead of magi. However, such a leader usually has one or more ogre magi advising and assisting him.
The card art actually depicts Mogor the Ogre.