|Set:||Ashes of Outland|
|Abilities:||Deal damage, Summon|
|Tags:||Cost-related, Deck-related, Random, Targeted|
Deal 5 damage. If your deck has no minions, summon a random 5-Cost minion.
Lonely mages can still have a blast!
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 each Ranked season.
|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.
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.
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?!"
Whenever this minion takes damage, gain +3 Attack. No Pain, No Gain.
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.
Whenever you summon a Beast, draw a card. If you feed him, he loses his whole identity.
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage. The Stormpike Commandos are demolition experts. They also bake a mean cupcake.
Your Beasts have Charge. Tundra rhinos are often mistaken for kodos. Or am I mistaken?
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.
Battlecry: If you control a Secret, deal 6 damage. "In West Cloudidelphia, born and raised; flinging lightning for the rest of my days."
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!
Battlecry: Double this minion's Health. Longtime lurker, first time attacker.
Taunt He used to be called Bog Beast, but it confused people because he wasn't an actual beast. Boom, New Name!
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Ice Shards that Freeze. Knows every way to greet someone.
Choose One - Gain +2/+2; or Summon a copy of this minion. Surge's up, dude!
Your Taunt minions have +2 Attack. Turns out he's really good at herding cats.
Battlecry: Destroy your opponent's Armor. Worst. Dinner guest. Ever.
Battlecry: Gain +4 Attack this turn. Three-time winner (and sole survivor) of the Crashes of Outland motocross!
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.
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.
Stealth The wonderful thing about tigers is tigers are wonderful things!
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.
Reborn They'll never see me coming, what with my glowing body, eyes and daggers.
Taunt. Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to ALL characters. Abominations enjoy Fresh Meat and long walks on the beach.
Taunt. Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of your Librams by (2) this game. It’s under 'T.'
Battlecry: Add a random minion from another class to your hand. Premium muggings at a discount price.
Deathrattle: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all enemy minions. If he asks to borrow your watch, just say no.
Battlecry: Add two 1-Cost spells from your class to your hand. Spews more spells than a sleep-talking wizard.
Deathrattle: Destroy a random enemy minion. It's always nice to steal a familiar face.
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all other characters. Always tail swipes left.
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?
Deathrattle: If this minion has 4 or more Attack, resummon it. Mwahahaha! You'll never catch him this time!
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy a random enemy minion. Clean your room, or I'm taking your favorite minion away!
Battlecry: Give your Murlocs Divine Shield. It's about what they have in common, not what makes them different.
Taunt. Deathrattle: Gain Armor equal to this minion's Attack. Abuse, reuse, recycle.
Battlecry: Destroy a random enemy minion with 2 or less Attack. This Kodo is so big that he can stampede by himself.
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.
Battlecry: If you're holding a spell that costs (5) or more, deal 4 damage. What, did you expect the Sunreavers to be coldages?
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.
At the start of your turn, gain Spell Damage +2. This is some bad blood.
|Big Game Hunter||Epic||General||Any||5||4||2|
Battlecry: Destroy a minion with an Attack of 7 or more. Mere devilsaurs no longer excite him. Soon he'll be trying to catch Onyxia with only a dull Krol Blade.
Battlecry: Enemy Battlecry cards cost (5) more next turn. Preventing insults with injuries.
Battlecry: Secretly Discover a Dragon to hatch into. Deathrattle: Hatch! Nefarian was known for creating two things: horrible monsters and excellent breakfasts.
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.
Battlecry: If you have Overloaded Mana Crystals, deal 5 damage. "Are your clouds not entertained?!"
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.
Battlecry: Give all Dragons in your hand +3/+3. All of his speeches really drag on.
Overload: (3) Nothing beats rock.
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.
Battlecry: Steal your opponent's weapon. He no take candle. He take sword.
After your opponent plays a minion, give it Reborn. The ankle bone's connected to the shin bone. The knuckle bone's connected to the... eh, it'll be fine.
Battlecry: Transform into a 4/4 copy of a different minion in your deck. Fan favorite in the muck morphin' sewer strangers.
Combo: Draw a Deathrattle minion from your deck and gain its Deathrattle. Necrium: Get the afterlife without the aftertaste!
Combo: Draw a card for each card you've played this turn. Carving out new territory in the realm of shadow puppetry.
Battlecry: If you cast a spell last turn, deal 2 damage to all other minions. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GROUND!
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, summon 2 random Murlocs. "Do you want to be a murloc or a dragon?" "Yes."
Battlecry: Each player draws a card. Swap their Costs. He calls this one the "Calamari Special."
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.
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?"
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.
Battlecry: Add a copy of each of your other Battlecry minions to your hand. "Thanks a latte!"
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!
|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.
Battlecry: Destroy your opponent's weapon and draw cards equal to its Durability. “That belongs in the Hall of Explorers!”
|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.
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!
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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]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 18.104.22.168222 (2020-03-26): Added.