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|Set:||Journey to Un'Goro|
|Abilities:||Battlecry, Put into hand|
|Voice actor:||Deva Marie Gregory|
Battlecry: Draw a Secret from your deck.
What did you draw? Shhhh… it’s a secret.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Arcanologist can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Arcanologist can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Despite the card text, the card's effect is actually a put into hand effect and not a card draw effect, so it will not trigger on-draw effects such as Daring Reporter or Chromaggus. 
Strategy[edit | edit source]
This card is incredibly powerful and fits into a wide variety of decks. It is a high value minion that also serves as a fully functional early-game board presence. The only requirement is that your deck contains at least one or two Secrets. But if that is the case, you will probably benefit from playing this card.
For mid-range decks, Arcanologist can give you Mirror Entity and Mana Bind, allowing it to scale into late-game very well. For combo decks, Arcanologist is even better as it can fetch one of your combo pieces if you only include one kind of Secret in your deck. Ice Block mages can find their life insurance more easily, and mages using the Open the Waygate Quest can use this to draw Mana Bind. Lastly, this card is an auto-include in any deck with heavy secret synergy.
Only in Wild does this card struggle to find its place, as it has to compete with Mad Scientist, which is better in most cases since it also puts the secret into play, generating not only card advantage, but even more tempo as well. In these cases, Arcanologist may be preferable in decks with several secrets of varying types to allow greater control of them, as uncontrollably playing a secret like Duplicate with only small tokens on the board may be undesirable.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- An incredible discovery!
- I found it first!
Lore[edit | edit source]
This card appears to depict an explorer or researcher of the arcane, possibly seeking out the secrets of the crater.
Voice[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 188.8.131.5236 (2017-04-04) Added.