Cryomancer

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Cryomancer
Cryomancer(49739).png
Cryomancer(49739) Gold.png
Set: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Type: Minion
Class: Mage
Rarity: Common
Cost: 5
Attack: 5
Health: 5
Abilities: Battlecry, Increment attribute
Tags: Battlefield-related, Frozen-related

Battlecry: If an enemy is Frozen, gain +2/+2.

She loves Frozen. I mean who doesn't?

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Cryomancer is a common mage minion card, from the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Cryomancer can be obtained through Mean Streets of Gadgetzan card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Cryomancer can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Cryomancer 40 5
Golden Cryomancer 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

When its Battlecry condition is not met, Cryomancer's 5/5 stats are adequate, though not ideal, for its Mana cost. To guarantee optimal value for this card, however, you will need to Freeze an enemy when playing this, which means that this card works best in a deck with many Freeze effects. Most of these cards are spells, such as Frostbolt, though certain minions such as Water Elemental can work as well. In scenarios where your opponent has an empty board, it may be worth considering targeting your opponent's face with a low-value Freeze, such as Glacial Shard, in order to activate Cryomancer's Battlecry.

When using a Freeze effect that deals damage, an enemy target needs to stay alive in order to activate Cryomancer. For example, suppose you have a Frostbolt and a Cryomancer, with 9 mana, against a 5/4 enemy minion. The best order of play would be to Frostbolt the minion, then play Cryomancer, and then finish off the enemy minion with Fireblast. Any other order of play would not leave a Frozen enemy on the board when Cryomancer is played.

Most constructed mage decks, even those with many Freeze effects such as Freeze Mage, have a spell-based win condition. In these decks, even a 5 mana 7/7 provides little value. Therefore, Cryomancer excels mostly in Arena, where she can provide a significant amount of tempo in a deck with enough Freeze synergy.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
You're shivering...
Attack
Freeze!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

This card's flavor text is a reference to the 2013 Disney movie Frozen.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Tyler West Studios

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Cryomancer, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Knights of the Frozen Throne logo.png Patch 9.0.0.20457 (2017-08-08): Text changed from "Battlecry: Gain +2/+2 if an enemy is Frozen." to "Battlecry: If an enemy is Frozen, gain +2/+2."
  • Mean Streets of Gadgetzan logo.png Patch 7.0.0.15590 (2016-11-29): Added.
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