Apexis Blast

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Apexis Blast
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Set: Ashes of Outland
Type: Spell
Class: Mage
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 5
Abilities: Deal damage, Summon
Tags: Cost-related, Deck-related, Random, Targeted
Artist: Anton Zemskov

Deal 5 damage. If your deck has no minions, summon a random 5-Cost minion.

Lonely mages can still have a blast!

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Apexis Blast is an epic mage spell card, from the Ashes of Outland set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Apexis Blast can be obtained through Ashes of Outland card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Regular Apexis Blast can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of a Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Apexis Blast 400 100
Golden Apexis Blast 1600 400

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Apexis Blast is a powerful, high-tempo spell that allows you to remove a threat from your opponent, or deal 5 face damage, whilst allowing you to develop your own board. It has the same effect as the spell Firelands Portal and is two mana cheaper, however there is the constraint of having no minions in your deck. Due to this, Apexis Blast is only really played in Spell Mage, however it is worth noting that a 5-mana spell that only deals 5 damage is still very much playable, if slightly weak in comparison with Fireball. The random 5-Cost minion is on average a 3/4 body, which is not bad in itself and sometimes has a powerful effect such as Sandhoof Waterbearer, Waxadred, Azerite Elemental or Convincing Infiltrator.

There are only a couple of 5-Cost minions with potentially serious downsides in Standard as of April 2020, and those are Mortuary Machine and Abomination. Otherwise, the worst minions to pull in terms of stats are Desert Obelisk and Chromatic Egg, and the best are Earth Elemental and Dalaran Crusader.

This card is weak in Arena due to the fact that it is almost impossible to draft a spell-only deck. However, since the spell only checks your current deck, and not your starting deck, this card could be drafted for a late-game high-tempo play. Drawing it early game is not game-losing, as the deal 5 damage effect, as noted above, is not bad for the cost of the card.

The following is a list of all 5-cost minions in Standard:

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Booty Bay Bodyguard Free General Any 5 5 4
Taunt You can hire him... until someone offers him enough gold to turn on you.
Darkscale Healer Free General Any 5 4 5
Battlecry: Restore 2 Health to all friendly characters. Healing is just something she does in her free time. It's more of a hobby really.
Frostwolf Warlord Free General Any 5 4 4
Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each other friendly minion on the battlefield. The Frostwolves are locked in combat with the Stormpike Expedition over control of Alterac Valley. Every attempt at peace-talks has ended with Captain Galvangar killing the mediator.
Glaivebound Adept Free General Demon Hunter 5 6 4
Battlecry: If your hero attacked this turn, deal 4 damage. "Initiate, this is your glaive. Think of it as an extension of yourself... Did you just throw it?!"
Gurubashi Berserker Free General Any 5 2 7
Whenever this minion takes damage, gain +3 Attack. No Pain, No Gain.
Nightblade Free General Any 5 4 4
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero. Your face is the place you'd probably least like a dagger, and where rogues are most likely to deliver them.
Starving Buzzard Free Beast Hunter 5 3 2
Whenever you summon a Beast, draw a card. If you feed him, he loses his whole identity.
Stormpike Commando Free General Any 5 4 2
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage. The Stormpike Commandos are demolition experts. They also bake a mean cupcake.
Tundra Rhino Free Beast Hunter 5 2 5
Your Beasts have ChargeTundra rhinos are often mistaken for kodos. Or am I mistaken?
Amber Watcher Common Dragon Paladin 5 4 6
Battlecry: Restore 8 Health. Healing really resin-ates with him.
Big Ol' Whelp Common Dragon Any 5 5 5
Battlecry: Draw a card. A chonker, a real absolute unit.
Blood Herald Common General 5 1 1
Whenever a friendly minion dies while this is in your hand, gain +1/+1. "Red Blood, it gives you wings."
Carousel Gryphon Common Mech Paladin 5 5 5
Divine Shield
Corrupt: Gain +3/+3 and Taunt"When does this bird land in Stormwind? I've been flying for hours!"
Cloud Prince Common Elemental Mage 5 4 4
Battlecry: If you control a Secret, deal 6 damage. "In West Cloudidelphia, born and raised; flinging lightning for the rest of my days."
Dalaran Crusader Common General Any 5 5 4
Divine Shield Stops for nothing—except donuts.
Druid of the Claw Common General Druid 5 4 4
Choose One - Transform into a 4/4 with Charge; or a 4/6 with Taunt. Cat or Bear? Cat or Bear?! I just cannot CHOOSE!
Faceless Lurker Common General Any 5 3 3
Battlecry: Double this minion's Health. Longtime lurker, first time attacker.
Fen Creeper Common General Any 5 3 6
Taunt He used to be called Bog Beast, but it confused people because he wasn't an actual beast. Boom, New Name!
Firework Elemental Common Elemental Mage 5 3 5
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to a minion. Corrupt: Deal 12 instead. The brightest spark can still go dark.
Fleethoof Pearltusk Common Beast Any 5 4 5
Corrupt: Gain +4/+4. Guest interactions may vary over the duration of the visit.
Fortune Teller Common Mech Priest 5 3 3
Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each spell in your hand. "I see a giant piano in your future."
Hailbringer Common Elemental Any 5 3 4
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Ice Shards that FreezeKnows every way to greet someone.
Lake Thresher Common Beast Any 5 4 6
Also damages the minions next to whomever this attacks. "There’s a monster in the lake?!" "That’s not a monster, that’s Gary."
Oasis Surger Common Elemental Druid 5 3 3
Choose One - Gain +2/+2; or Summon a copy of this minion. Surge's up, dude!
Ogremancer Common General Any 5 3 7
Whenever your opponent casts a spell, summon a 2/2 Skeleton with TauntAfter their third attempt, Tharg began to suspect that Krul was summoning the skeletons on purpose.
Optimistic Ogre Common General Any 5 6 7
50% chance to attack the correct enemy. "What if this goes wrong?" "But what if this goes right?"
Phalanx Commander Common General Any 5 4 5
Your Taunt minions have +2 Attack. Turns out he's really good at herding cats.
Platebreaker Common General Any 5 5 5
Battlecry: Destroy your opponent's Armor. Worst. Dinner guest. Ever.
Ruststeed Raider Common General Any 5 1 8
Taunt, Rush
Battlecry: Gain +4 Attack this turn. Three-time winner (and sole survivor) of the Crashes of Outland motocross!
Sandhoof Waterbearer Common General Priest 5 5 5
At the end of your turn, restore 5 Health to a damaged friendly character. Used to carrying for his team.
Shield of Galakrond Common General Any 5 4 5
Battlecry: Invoke Galakrond. Realistically, she's the shield for Galakrond's big toe.
Silver Hand Knight Common General Any 5 4 4
Battlecry: Summon a 2/2 Squire. It's good to be a knight. Less so to be one's squire.
Soulshard Lapidary Common General Demon Hunter 5 5 5
Battlecry: Destroy a Soul Fragment in your deck to give your hero +5 Attack this turn. Also known as a soul sequincer.
Spiteful Smith Common General Any 5 4 6
Your weapon has +2 Attack while this is damaged. She'll craft you a sword, but you'll need to bring her 5 Steel Ingots, 3 Motes of Earth, and the scalp of her last customer.
Steward of Scrolls Common Elemental Any 5 4 4
Spell Damage +1
Battlecry: Discover a spell. Oh dang it, I spilled ink elemental all over my essay!
Stranglethorn Tiger Common Beast Any 5 5 5
Stealth The wonderful thing about tigers is tigers are wonderful things!
Temple Enforcer Common General Priest 5 5 6
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +3 Health. He also moonlights Thursday nights as a bouncer at the Pig and Whistle Tavern.
Venture Co. Mercenary Common General Any 5 7 6
Your minions cost (3) more. No Job is too big. No fee is too big.
Wasteland Assassin Common General Any 5 4 2
Reborn They'll never see me coming, what with my glowing body, eyes and daggers.
Abomination Rare General Any 5 4 4
Taunt. Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to ALL characters. Abominations enjoy Fresh Meat and long walks on the beach.
Aldor Truthseeker Rare General Paladin 5 4 6
Taunt. Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of your Librams by (2) this game. It’s under 'T.'
Bazaar Mugger Rare General Rogue 5 3 5
Battlecry: Add a random minion from another class to your hand. Premium muggings at a discount price.
Chronobreaker Rare Dragon Priest 5 4 5
Deathrattle: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all enemy minions. If he asks to borrow your watch, just say no.
Cobalt Spellkin Rare Dragon Any 5 3 5
Battlecry: Add two 1-Cost spells from your class to your hand. Spews more spells than a sleep-talking wizard.
Convincing Infiltrator Rare General Priest 5 2 6
Deathrattle: Destroy a random enemy minion. It's always nice to steal a familiar face.
Crazed Netherwing Rare Dragon Warlock 5 5 5
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all other characters. Always tail swipes left.
Derailed Coaster Rare General Any 5 3 2
Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Rider with Rush for each minion in your hand. So long as it doesn’t kill you, it's considered part of the ride "experience."
Faceless Corruptor Rare General Any 5 4 4
Rush. Battlecry: Transform one of your minions into a copy of this. What does Madame Lazul have against faces?!
Naga Sand Witch Rare General Mage 5 5 5
Battlecry: Change the Cost of spells in your hand to (5). 5 mana footlong, anyone?
Recurring Villain Rare General Any 5 3 6
Deathrattle: If this minion has 4 or more Attack, resummon it. Mwahahaha! You'll never catch him this time!
Rotnest Drake Rare Dragon Hunter 5 6 5
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy a random enemy minion. Clean your room, or I'm taking your favorite minion away!
Scalelord Rare Dragon Paladin 5 5 6
Battlecry: Give your Murlocs Divine ShieldIt's about what they have in common, not what makes them different.
Scrap Golem Rare Mech Warrior 5 4 5
Taunt. Deathrattle: Gain Armor equal to this minion's Attack. Abuse, reuse, recycle.
Stampeding Kodo Rare Beast Any 5 3 5
Battlecry: Destroy a random enemy minion with 2 or less Attack. This Kodo is so big that he can stampede by himself.
Stowaway Rare General Rogue 5 4 4
Battlecry: If there are cards in your deck that didn’t start there, draw 2 of them. Cut him a break. Even economy class tickets are pretty expensive these days.
Sunreaver Warmage Rare General Any 5 4 4
Battlecry: If you're holding a spell that costs (5) or more, deal 4 damage. What, did you expect the Sunreavers to be coldages?
Teacher's Pet Rare Beast 5 4 5
Deathrattle: Summon a random 3-Cost Beast. Really goes the extra mile to get the Hay+.
Trampling Rhino Rare Beast Hunter 5 5 5
Rush. After this attacks and kills a minion, excess damage hits the enemy hero. "Whew. I thought you said 'Trampoline Rhino.' Now that would have been scary."
Twilight Runner Rare Beast Druid 5 5 4
Whenever this attacks, draw 2 cards. Every morning you find two dead cards at your doorstep.
Wyrm Weaver Rare General Mage 5 3 6
Spellburst: Summon two 1/3 Mana Wyrms. Studied basket weaving as an undergrad.
Anubisath Defender Epic General Druid 5 3 5
Taunt. Costs (0) if you've cast a spell that costs (5) or more this turn. Also comes running when he hears a can opener.
Azerite Elemental Epic Elemental Any 5 2 7
At the start of your turn, gain Spell Damage +2This is some bad blood.
Big Game Hunter Epic General Any 5 4 2
Battlecry: Destroy a minion with 7 or more Attack. Mere devilsaurs no longer excite him. Soon he'll be trying to catch Onyxia with only a dull Krol Blade.
Boompistol Bully Epic General Any 5 5 5
Battlecry: Enemy Battlecry cards cost (5) more next turn. Preventing insults with injuries.
Chromatic Egg Epic General Any 5 0 3
Battlecry: Secretly Discover a Dragon to hatch into. Deathrattle: Hatch! Nefarian was known for creating two things: horrible monsters and excellent breakfasts.
Crystal Stag Epic Beast Druid 5 4 4
Rush. Battlecry: If you've restored 5 Health this game, summon a copy of this. Arrives alone, but usually leaves with a friend just like him.
Cumulo-Maximus Epic Elemental Shaman 5 5 5
Battlecry: If you have Overloaded Mana Crystals, deal 5 damage. "Are your clouds not entertained?!"
Desert Obelisk Epic General Any 5 0 5
If you control 3 of these at the end of your turn, deal 5 damage to a randon enemy. The Obelisk of the Stars can hide an entire land from prying eyes! Or zap a rando.
Dragon Speaker Epic General Paladin 5 3 5
Battlecry: Give all Dragons in your hand +3/+3. All of his speeches really drag on.
Earth Elemental Epic Elemental Shaman 5 7 8
Overload: (3) Nothing beats rock.
Faceless Manipulator Epic General Any 5 3 3
Battlecry: Choose a minion and become a copy of it. The Faceless Ones are servants of Yogg-Saron, and they feed on fear. Right now they are feeding on your fear of accidentally disenchanting all your good cards.
Kobold Stickyfinger Epic Pirate Any 5 4 4
Battlecry: Steal your opponent's weapon. He no take candle. He take sword.
Mortuary Machine Epic Mech Any 5 8 8
After your opponent plays a minion, give it RebornThe ankle bone's connected to the shin bone. The knuckle bone's connected to the... eh, it'll be fine.
Muckmorpher Epic General Shaman 5 4 4
Battlecry: Transform into a 4/4 copy of a different minion in your deck. Fan favorite in the muck morphin' sewer strangers.
Necrium Apothecary Epic General Rogue 5 2 5
Combo: Draw a Deathrattle minion from your deck and gain its DeathrattleNecrium: Get the afterlife without the aftertaste!
Shadow Sculptor Epic General Rogue 5 3 2
Combo: Draw a card for each card you've played this turn. Carving out new territory in the realm of shadow puppetry.
Shattered Rumbler Epic Elemental Shaman 5 5 6
Battlecry: If you cast a spell last turn, deal 2 damage to all other minions. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GROUND!
Skyfin Epic Murloc Any 5 3 3
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, summon 2 random Murlocs. "Do you want to be a murloc or a dragon?" "Yes."
Tent Trasher Epic Dragon Warrior 5 5 5
Rush. Costs (1) less for each friendly minion with a unique minion type. "I consider it redecorating."
Tentacled Menace Epic General Any 5 6 5
Battlecry: Each player draws a card. Swap their Costs. He calls this one the "Calamari Special."
Totem Goliath Epic Totem Shaman 5 4 5
Deathrattle: Summon all four basic Totems.
Overload: (2)
 It was an art project, and nobody knew when to stop.
Void Drinker Epic Demon Warlock 5 4 5
Taunt. Battlecry: Destroy a Soul Fragment in your deck to gain +3/+3. It has no taste.
Waste Warden Epic General Any 5 3 3
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to a minion and all others of the same minion type. Recycle that can, or you get the cuffs!
Wrathspike Brute Epic Demon Demon Hunter 5 2 6
After this is attacked, deal 1 damage to all enemies. You scratch her back, her back scratches back.
Al'ar Legendary Elemental Any 5 7 3
Deathrattle: Summon a 0/3 Ashes of Al'ar that resurrects this minion on your next turn. Week 679: Still no mount...
Anka, the Buried Legendary General Rogue 5 5 5
Battlecry: Change each Deathrattle minion in your hand into a 1/1 that costs (1). "You look familiar. Were you at my first funeral?"
Bandersmosh Legendary General Shaman 5 5 5
Each turn this is in your hand, transform it into a 5/5 copy of a random Legendary minion. The Shudderwock finds him particularly frumious.
Barista Lynchen Legendary General Any 5 4 5
Battlecry: Add a copy of each of your other Battlecry minions to your hand. "Thanks a latte!"
Captain Greenskin Legendary Pirate Any 5 5 4
Battlecry: Give your weapon +1/+1. He was this close to piloting a massive juggernaut into Stormwind Harbor. If it weren't for those pesky kids!
Dark Pharaoh Tekahn Legendary General Warlock 5 4 4
Battlecry: For the rest of the game, your Lackeys are 4/4. He'll get that League of Explorers and their little murloc too!
Doctor Krastinov Legendary General 5 4 4
Whenever this attacks, give your weapon +1/+1. He is not a medical doctor.
Elise the Enlightened Legendary General Druid 5 5 5
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, duplicate your hand. From cartographer to combatant, Elise has taken the road less traveled—because no one else could find it on a map.
Greybough Legendary General Druid 5 4 6
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion "Deathrattle: Summon Greybough." The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is when you lose a minion.
Harrison Jones Legendary General Any 5 5 4
Battlecry: Destroy your opponent's weapon and draw cards equal to its Durability. “That belongs in the Hall of Explorers!”
Headmaster Kel'Thuzad Legendary General Any 5 4 6
Spellburst: If the spell destroys any minions, summon them. "You wish to know my secrets, hmm? I carry a little bits of tuna in the sleeves of my robe, he loves that. Oh, you meant the risen dead? That was trivial, trivial."
Inara Stormcrash Legendary General Shaman 5 4 5
On your turn, your hero has +2 Attack and Windfury 
Jandice Barov Legendary General 5 2 1
Battlecry: Summon two random 5-Cost minions. Secretly pick one that dies when it takes damage. Her parents own Scholomance. Of course she's going to play tricks on the students!
Lothraxion the Redeemed Legendary Demon Paladin 5 5 5
Battlecry: For the rest of the game, after you summon a Silver Hand Recruit, give it Divine ShieldSo infused with the Light, he has to wear double sleep masks at night.
Malygos, Aspect of Magic Legendary Dragon Mage 5 2 8
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, Discover an upgraded Mage spell. It's official. We can say Malygeese.
Mozaki, Master Duelist Legendary General Mage 5 3 8
After you cast a spell, gain Spell Damage +1Treats her students like her peers, which means defeating them in one-sided duels all day long.
Ras Frostwhisper Legendary General 5 3 6
At the end of your turn, deal 1 damage to all enemies (improved by Spell Damage)Always the favorite of Headmaster Kel'Thuzad, Ras nonetheless received a chilly reception from the other faculty.
Ringmaster Whatley Legendary General Warrior 5 3 5
Battlecry: Draw a Mech, Dragon, and Pirate. His main qualification is that he'll work with anyone. Or anything.
Vectus Legendary General Any 5 4 4
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Whelps. Each gains a Deathrattle from your minions that died this game. Don’t let that dark magic worry you. He’ll ensure they hatch without a scratch.
Waxadred Legendary Dragon Rogue 5 7 5
Deathrattle: Shuffle a Candle into your deck that resummons Waxadred when drawn. Waxadred the dragon fought for his king, frolicking through the fields melting everything!
Zai, the Incredible Legendary General Demon Hunter 5 5 3
Battlecry: Copy the left- and right-most cards in your hand. Following this act will be her younger brother, Frank the Mediocre.
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Aldor Truthseeker(210759).png
Amber Watcher(151321).png
Anka, the Buried(90741).png
Anubisath Defender(90771).png
Azerite Elemental(90676).png
Barista Lynchen(90622).png
Bazaar Mugger(90733).png
Big Game Hunter(73).png
Big Ol' Whelp(151402).png
Blood Herald(329958).png
Boompistol Bully(184983).png
Booty Bay Bodyguard(27).png
Captain Greenskin(267).png
Carousel Gryphon(378846).png
Chromatic Egg(151345).png
Cloud Prince(90742).png
Cobalt Spellkin(151371).png
Convincing Infiltrator(90630).png
Crazed Netherwing(151329).png
Crystal Stag(90600).png
Dalaran Crusader(90674).png
Dark Pharaoh Tekahn(90777).png
Darkscale Healer(84).png
Derailed Coaster(389033).png
Desert Obelisk(90734).png
Doctor Krastinov(329899).png
Dragon Speaker(90596).png
Druid of the Claw(587).png
Earth Elemental(124).png
Elise the Enlightened(90721).png
Faceless Corruptor(151381).png
Faceless Lurker(90842).png
Faceless Manipulator(450).png
Fen Creeper(476).png
Firework Elemental(389036).png
Fleethoof Pearltusk(378805).png
Fortune Teller(378806).png
Frostwolf Warlord(604).png
Glaivebound Adept(210697).png
Gurubashi Berserker(624).png
Harrison Jones(602).png
Headmaster Kel'Thuzad(329877).png
Inara Stormcrash(388987).png
Jandice Barov(329917).png
Kobold Stickyfinger(151354).png
Lake Thresher(329984).png
Lothraxion the Redeemed(388950).png
Malygos, Aspect of Magic(127294).png
Mortuary Machine(90786).png
Mozaki, Master Duelist(329890).png
Naga Sand Witch(90820).png
Necrium Apothecary(151330).png
Oasis Surger(90834).png
Optimistic Ogre(388969).png
Phalanx Commander(90844).png
Ras Frostwhisper(329910).png
Recurring Villain(90663).png
Ringmaster Whatley(388940).png
Rotnest Drake(184985).png
Ruststeed Raider(210791).png
Sandhoof Waterbearer(90809).png
Scrap Golem(210796).png
Shadow Sculptor(184966).png
Shattered Rumbler(210749).png
Shield of Galakrond(127268).png
Silver Hand Knight(648).png
Soulshard Lapidary(329926).png
Spiteful Smith(627).png
Stampeding Kodo(389).png
Starving Buzzard(101).png
Steward of Scrolls(329957).png
Stormpike Commando(325).png
Stranglethorn Tiger(338).png
Sunreaver Warmage(90642).png
Teacher's Pet(329961).png
Temple Enforcer(232).png
Tent Trasher(388946).png
Tentacled Menace(151366).png
Totem Goliath(329894).png
Trampling Rhino(389017).png
Tundra Rhino(162).png
Twilight Runner(329983).png
Venture Co. Mercenary(509).png
Void Drinker(329925).png
Waste Warden(210814).png
Wasteland Assassin(90759).png
Wrathspike Brute(210689).png
Wyrm Weaver(329948).png
Zai, the Incredible(388949).png

Lore[edit | edit source]

Apexis crystals are powerful relics of the Apexis, an extinct arakkoan civilization, found in both Outland and the alternate Draenor. In Outland, items called Apexis Crystals and Apexis Shards can be obtained in the Blade's Edge Mountains and are used to trade with the Ogri'la faction, while on Draenor, Apexis Crystals are a currency acquired from a wide range of activities and used to buy armor from various vendors.

This card depicts a volley of Apexis crystals being launched at an unfortunate fel orc.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Apexis Blast, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]