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
Abomination Rare General Any 5 4 4 Taunt. Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to ALL characters.
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.
Aldor Truthseeker Rare General Paladin 5 4 6 Taunt. Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of your Librams by (2) this game.
Amber Watcher Common Dragon Paladin 5 4 6 Battlecry: Restore 8 Health.
Anka, the Buried Legendary General Rogue 5 5 5 Battlecry: Change each Deathrattle minion in your hand into a 1/1 that costs (1).
Anubisath Defender Epic General Druid 5 3 5 Taunt. Costs (0) if you've cast a spell that costs (5) or more this turn.
Azerite Elemental Epic Elemental Any 5 2 7 At the start of your turn, gain Spell Damage +2.
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.
Barista Lynchen Legendary General Any 5 4 5 Battlecry: Add a copy of each of your other Battlecry minions to your hand.
Bazaar Mugger Rare General Rogue 5 3 5 Rush
Battlecry: Add a random minion from another class to your hand.
Big Game Hunter Epic General Any 5 4 2 Battlecry: Destroy a minion with 7 or more Attack.
Big Ol' Whelp Common Dragon Any 5 5 5 Battlecry: Draw a card.
Blood Herald Common General 5 1 1 Whenever a friendly minion dies while this is in your hand, gain +1/+1.
Boompistol Bully Epic General Any 5 5 5 Battlecry: Enemy Battlecry cards cost (5) more next turn.
Booty Bay Bodyguard Free General Any 5 5 4 Taunt
Captain Greenskin Legendary Pirate Any 5 5 4 Battlecry: Give your weapon +1/+1.
Carousel Gryphon Common Mech Paladin 5 5 5 Divine Shield
Corrupt: Gain +3/+3 and Taunt.
Chromatic Egg Epic General Any 5 0 3 Battlecry: Secretly Discover a Dragon to hatch into. Deathrattle: Hatch!
Chronobreaker Rare Dragon Priest 5 4 5 Deathrattle: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all enemy minions.
Cloud Prince Common Elemental Mage 5 4 4 Battlecry: If you control a Secret, deal 6 damage.
Cobalt Spellkin Rare Dragon Any 5 3 5 Battlecry: Add two 1-Cost spells from your class to your hand.
Convincing Infiltrator Rare General Priest 5 2 6 Taunt
Deathrattle: Destroy a random enemy minion.
Crazed Netherwing Rare Dragon Warlock 5 5 5 Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all other characters.
Crystal Stag Epic Beast Druid 5 4 4 Rush. Battlecry: If you've restored 5 Health this game, summon a copy of this.
Cumulo-Maximus Epic Elemental Shaman 5 5 5 Battlecry: If you have Overloaded Mana Crystals, deal 5 damage.
Dalaran Crusader Common General Any 5 5 4 Divine Shield
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh Legendary General Priest 5 3 5 Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of all Corrupt cards in your hand and deck by (2).
Dark Pharaoh Tekahn Legendary General Warlock 5 4 4 Battlecry: For the rest of the game, your Lackeys are 4/4.
Darkscale Healer Free General Any 5 4 5 Battlecry: Restore 2 Health to all friendly characters.
Derailed Coaster Rare General Any 5 3 2 Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Rider with Rush for each minion in your hand.
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.
Doctor Krastinov Legendary General 5 4 4 Rush
Whenever this attacks, give your weapon +1/+1.
Dragon Speaker Epic General Paladin 5 3 5 Battlecry: Give all Dragons in your hand +3/+3.
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.
Earth Elemental Epic Elemental Shaman 5 7 8 Taunt
Overload: (3)
Elise the Enlightened Legendary General Druid 5 5 5 Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, duplicate your hand.
Envoy Rustwix Legendary Demon Warlock 5 5 4 Deathrattle: Shuffle 3 random Prime Legendary minions into your deck.
Faceless Corruptor Rare General Any 5 4 4 Rush. Battlecry: Transform one of your minions into a copy of this.
Faceless Lurker Common General Any 5 3 3 Taunt
Battlecry: Double this minion's Health.
Faceless Manipulator Epic General Any 5 3 3 Battlecry: Choose a minion and become a copy of it.
Fen Creeper Common General Any 5 3 6 Taunt
Firework Elemental Common Elemental Mage 5 3 5 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to a minion. Corrupt: Deal 12 instead.
Fleethoof Pearltusk Common Beast Any 5 4 5 Rush
Corrupt: Gain +4/+4.
Fortune Teller Common Mech Priest 5 3 3 Taunt
Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each spell in your hand.
Frostwolf Warlord Free General Any 5 4 4 Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each other friendly minion on the battlefield.
Glaivebound Adept Free General Demon Hunter 5 6 4 Battlecry: If your hero attacked this turn, deal 4 damage.
Greybough Legendary General Druid 5 4 6 Taunt
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion "Deathrattle: Summon Greybough."
Gurubashi Berserker Free General Any 5 2 7 Whenever this minion takes damage, gain +3 Attack.
Hailbringer Common Elemental Any 5 3 4 Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Ice Shards that Freeze.
Harrison Jones Legendary General Any 5 5 4 Battlecry: Destroy your opponent's weapon and draw cards equal to its Durability.
Headmaster Kel'Thuzad Legendary General Any 5 4 6 Spellburst: If the spell destroys any minions, summon them.
High Abbess Alura Legendary General 5 3 6 Spellburst: Cast a spell from your deck (targets this if possible).
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.
Keywarden Ivory Legendary General 5 4 5 Battlecry: Discover a dual-class spell from any class. Spellburst: Get another copy.
Kobold Stickyfinger Epic Pirate Any 5 4 4 Battlecry: Steal your opponent's weapon.
Lake Thresher Common Beast Any 5 4 6 Also damages the minions next to whomever this attacks.
Lorekeeper Polkelt Legendary General Any 5 4 5 Battlecry: Reorder your deck from the highest Cost card to the lowest Cost card.
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 Shield.
Malygos, Aspect of Magic Legendary Dragon Mage 5 2 8 Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, Discover an upgraded Mage spell.
Mistrunner Common General Shaman 5 4 4 Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +3/+3.
Overload: (1)
Moonfang Legendary Beast Any 5 6 3 Can only take 1 damage at a time.
Mortuary Machine Epic Mech Any 5 8 8 After your opponent plays a minion, give it Reborn.
Mozaki, Master Duelist Legendary General Mage 5 3 8 After you cast a spell, gain Spell Damage +1.
Muckmorpher Epic General Shaman 5 4 4 Battlecry: Transform into a 4/4 copy of a different minion in your deck.
Naga Sand Witch Rare General Mage 5 5 5 Battlecry: Change the Cost of spells in your hand to (5).
Necrium Apothecary Epic General Rogue 5 2 5 Combo: Draw a Deathrattle minion from your deck and gain its Deathrattle.
Nightblade Free General Any 5 4 4 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero.
Oasis Surger Common Elemental Druid 5 3 3 Rush
Choose One - Gain +2/+2; or Summon a copy of this minion.
Ogremancer Common General Any 5 3 7 Whenever your opponent casts a spell, summon a 2/2 Skeleton with Taunt.
Optimistic Ogre Common General Any 5 6 7 50% chance to attack the correct enemy.
Phalanx Commander Common General Any 5 4 5 Your Taunt minions have +2 Attack.
Platebreaker Common General Any 5 5 5 Battlecry: Destroy your opponent's Armor.
Ras Frostwhisper Legendary General 5 3 6 At the end of your turn, deal 1 damage to all enemies (improved by Spell Damage).
Recurring Villain Rare General Any 5 3 6 Deathrattle: If this minion has 4 or more Attack, resummon it.
Ringmaster Whatley Legendary General Warrior 5 3 5 Battlecry: Draw a Mech, Dragon, and Pirate.
Rotnest Drake Rare Dragon Hunter 5 6 5 Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy a random enemy minion.
Ruststeed Raider Common General Any 5 1 8 Taunt, Rush
Battlecry: Gain +4 Attack this turn.
Sandhoof Waterbearer Common General Priest 5 5 5 At the end of your turn, restore 5 Health to a damaged friendly character.
Scalelord Rare Dragon Paladin 5 5 6 Battlecry: Give your Murlocs Divine Shield.
Scrap Golem Rare Mech Warrior 5 4 5 Taunt. Deathrattle: Gain Armor equal to this minion's Attack.
Shadow Sculptor Epic General Rogue 5 3 2 Combo: Draw a card for each card you've played this turn.
Shattered Rumbler Epic Elemental Shaman 5 5 6 Battlecry: If you cast a spell last turn, deal 2 damage to all other minions.
Shield of Galakrond Common General Any 5 4 5 Taunt
Battlecry: Invoke Galakrond.
Silver Hand Knight Common General Any 5 4 4 Battlecry: Summon a 2/2 Squire.
Skyfin Epic Murloc Any 5 3 3 Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, summon 2 random Murlocs.
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.
Spiteful Smith Common General Any 5 4 6 Your weapon has +2 Attack while this is damaged.
Stampeding Kodo Rare Beast Any 5 3 5 Battlecry: Destroy a random enemy minion with 2 or less Attack.
Starving Buzzard Free Beast Hunter 5 3 2 Whenever you summon a Beast, draw a card.
Steward of Scrolls Common Elemental Any 5 4 4 Spell Damage +1
Battlecry: Discover a spell.
Stormpike Commando Free General Any 5 4 2 Battlecry: Deal 2 damage.
Stowaway Rare General Rogue 5 4 4 Battlecry: If there are cards in your deck that didn’t start there, draw 2 of them.
Stranglethorn Tiger Common Beast Any 5 5 5 Stealth
Sunreaver Warmage Rare General Any 5 4 4 Battlecry: If you're holding a spell that costs (5) or more, deal 4 damage.
Teacher's Pet Rare Beast 5 4 5 Taunt
Deathrattle: Summon a random 3-Cost Beast.
Temple Enforcer Common General Priest 5 5 6 Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +3 Health.
Tent Trasher Epic Dragon Warrior 5 5 5 Rush. Costs (1) less for each friendly minion with a unique minion type.
Tentacled Menace Epic General Any 5 6 5 Battlecry: Each player draws a card. Swap their Costs.
Totem Goliath Epic Totem Shaman 5 4 5 Deathrattle: Summon all four basic Totems.
Overload: (2)
Trampling Rhino Rare Beast Hunter 5 5 5 Rush. After this attacks and kills a minion, excess damage hits the enemy hero.
Tundra Rhino Free Beast Hunter 5 2 5 Your Beasts have Charge.
Twilight Runner Rare Beast Druid 5 5 4 Stealth
Whenever this attacks, draw 2 cards.
Vectus Legendary General Any 5 4 4 Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Whelps. Each gains a Deathrattle from your minions that died this game.
Venture Co. Mercenary Common General Any 5 7 6 Your minions cost (3) more.
Void Drinker Epic Demon Warlock 5 4 5 Taunt. Battlecry: Destroy a Soul Fragment in your deck to gain +3/+3.
Waste Warden Epic General Any 5 3 3 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to a minion and all others of the same minion type.
Wasteland Assassin Common General Any 5 4 2 Stealth
Waxadred Legendary Dragon Rogue 5 7 5 Deathrattle: Shuffle a Candle into your deck that resummons Waxadred when drawn.
Wrathspike Brute Epic Demon Demon Hunter 5 2 6 Taunt
After this is attacked, deal 1 damage to all enemies.
Wyrm Weaver Rare General Mage 5 3 6 Spellburst: Summon two 1/3 Mana Wyrms.
Zai, the Incredible Legendary General Demon Hunter 5 5 3 Battlecry: Copy the left- and right-most cards in your hand.
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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 Inquisitor Xanesh(442066).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
Envoy Rustwix(442035).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
High Abbess Alura(329941).png
Inara Stormcrash(388987).png
Jandice Barov(329917).png
Keywarden Ivory(442036).png
Kobold Stickyfinger(151354).png
Lake Thresher(329984).png
Lorekeeper Polkelt(329907).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]