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Primordial Glyph

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Primordial Glyph
Primordial Glyph(55552).png
Primordial Glyph(55552) Gold.png
Set: Journey to Un'Goro
Type: Spell
Class: Mage
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 2
Abilities: Discover, Increment attribute, Modify cost
Tags: Spell-generating
Artist: Matthew O'Connor

Discover a spell.
Reduce its Cost by (2).

It's the Ancient Tol'vir symbol for "Whoops!"

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Primordial Glyph is an epic mage spell card, from the Journey to Un'Goro set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Primordial Glyph can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs purchased online from the Battle.net shop, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Primordial Glyph 400 100
Golden Primordial Glyph 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This spell has two steps:
    • First it discovers a spell card;
    • Then it creates a cost-modification enchantment attached to the generated card that reduces its mana cost by 2.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This spell is flexible, and can be used to generate another spell that will directly help the mage; this can range from direct damage, removal and board clears, and stall/survivability cards when needed. If the desired spell is not offered, you might still be able to pick a new Primordial Glyph, which due to the mana discount would then be free; this "retry chance" results in a slightly higher chance to "eventually" discover the spell you need.

This spell is a great way to work towards the Quest Open the Waygate. Since it's possible for this spell to Discover itself, you can theoretically create an infinite chain of spells for cards like Mana Addict and Archmage Antonidas. This will also automatically complete the Quest. Doing this is exceptionally unlikely, though.

Mage spells[edit | edit source]

This section lists all collectible non-Legendary mage spells in Wild.

Name / Desc Rarity Class Cost Description
Arcane Missiles Free Mage 1
Deal 3 damage randomly split among all enemies. You'd think you'd be able to control your missiles a little better since you're a powerful mage and all.
Mirror Image Free Mage 1
Summon two 0/2 minions with TauntOh hey it's Mirror Image! !egamI rorriM s'ti yeh hO
Arcane Explosion Free Mage 2
Deal 1 damage to all enemy minions. This spell is much better than Arcane Implosion.
Frostbolt Free Mage 2
Deal 3 damage to a character and Freeze it. It is customary to yell "Chill out!" or "Freeze!" or "Ice ice, baby!" when you play this card.
Arcane Intellect Free Mage 3
Draw 2 cards. Playing this card makes you SMARTER. And let's face it: we could all stand to be a little smarter.
Frost Nova Free Mage 3
Freeze all enemy minions. Hey man, that's cold. Literally and metaphorically.
Fireball Free Mage 4
Deal 6 damage. This spell is useful for burning things. If you're looking for spells that toast things, or just warm them a little, you're in the wrong place.
Polymorph Free Mage 4
Transform a minion into a 1/1 Sheep. There was going to be a pun in this flavor text, but it just came out baa-d.
Flamestrike Free Mage 7
Deal 4 damage to all enemy minions. When the ground is on fire, you should not stop, drop, and roll.
Shifting Scroll Common Mage
Each turn this is in your hand, transform it into a random Mage spell. Next turn, this is going to be AMAZING.
Elemental Evocation Common Mage 0
The next Elemental you play this turn costs (2) less. It's just lighter fluid.
Freezing Potion Common Mage 0
Freeze an enemy. This is delicious! Oh no. BRAIN FREEEEEEEZE!
Breath of Sindragosa Common Mage 1
Deal 2 damage to a random enemy minion and Freeze it. Is it cold in here or is it just Sindragosa?
Ice Lance Common Mage 1
Freeze a character. If it was already Frozen, deal 4 damage instead. The trick is not to break the lance. Otherwise, you have "Ice Pieces." Ice Pieces aren't as effective.
Ray of Frost Common Mage 1
Twinspell
Freeze a minion. If it's already Frozen, deal 2 damage to it. If you have zero chill, this can help.
Shooting Star Common Mage 1
Deal 1 damage to a minion and the minions next to it. Literally starstruck.
Tome of Intellect Common Mage 1
Add a random Mage spell to your hand. Just a compilation of napkins of intellect.
Ancient Mysteries Common Mage 2
Draw a Secret from your deck. It costs (0). I'm not saying it was aliens, but it was TOTALLY aliens!
Flame Geyser Common Mage 2
Deal 2 damage. Add a 1/2 Elemental to your hand. Oh, a wise geyser eh?
Flamecannon Common Mage 2
Deal 4 damage to a random enemy minion. Calling something a flamecannon really doesn't do much to distinguish it from other goblin devices.
Research Project Common Mage 2
Each player draws 2 cards. Abstract: Analyzing systemic applications of coldlight data sets vis-a-vis shuffle-related paradigms. Conclusion: Yay, cards!
Shatter Common Mage 2
Destroy a Frozen minion. What's cooler than being cool?
Snap Freeze Common Mage 2
Freeze a minion. If it's already Frozen, destroy it. Lick the ice block. I triple-double-dog-dare-you.
Duplicate Common Mage 3
Secret: When a friendly minion dies, put 2 copies of it into your hand. The one time when duping cards won't get your account banned!
Flame Ward Common Mage 3
Secret: After a minion attacks your hero, deal 3 damage to all enemy minions. Not to be confused with the burn ward.
Forgotten Torch Common Mage 3
Deal 3 damage. Shuffle a (6 damage for 3 mana card) into your deck. Why does a forgotten torch turn into a roaring torch with no provocation? It's one of life's many mysteries.
Frozen Clone Common Mage 3
Secret: After your opponent plays a minion, put 2 copies of it into your hand. It's like déjà vu, times two.
Ice Barrier Common Mage 3
Secret: When your hero is attacked, gain 8 Armor. This is Rank 1. Rank 2 is Chocolate Milk Barrier.
Mirror Entity Common Mage 3
Secret: After your opponent plays a minion, summon a copy of it. "You go first." - Krush'gor the Behemoth, to his pet boar.
Cone of Cold Common Mage 4
Freeze a minion and the minions next to it, and deal 1 damage to them. Magi of the Kirin Tor were casting Cubes of Cold for many years before Cones came into fashion some 90 years ago.
Dragon's Breath Common Mage 5
Deal 4 damage. Costs (1) less for each minion that died this turn. Dragons breathe fire, sure, but did you know they can also breathe Cotton Candy? It's harder to give them a reason to do that, though.
Flame Lance Common Mage 5
Deal 8 damage to a minion. It's on the rack next to ice lance, acid lance, and English muffin lance.
Firelands Portal Common Mage 7
Deal 5 damage. Summon a random 5-Cost minion. Come to beautiful Firelands! Where it's "Way nicer than the Abyssal Maw!"'
Magic Trick Rare Mage 1
Discover a spell that costs (3) or less. The world is not ready for an illusion of this depth and intricacy!
Astral Rift Rare Mage 2
Add 2 random minions to your hand. Let's see what's behind rift number one!
Lesser Ruby Spellstone Rare Mage 2
Add a random Mage spell to your hand. (Play two Elementals to upgrade.) The final stone undid its master
Spun into wards by nameless caster
Azari wailed a savage roar
Now sealed in nether, evermore.
Unstable Portal Rare Mage 2
Add a random minion to your hand. It costs (3) less. The denizens of Azeroth have no idea how much work goes into stabilizing portals. We spend like 30% of GDP on portal upkeep.
Cinderstorm Rare Mage 3
Deal 5 damage randomly split among all enemies. Forecast: Cloudy with a chance of fireballs.
Conjurer's Calling Rare Mage 3
Twinspell
Destroy a minion. Summon 2 minions of the same Cost to replace it. If only you'd let it go to voicemail...
Counterspell Rare Mage 3
Secret: When your opponent casts a spell, Counter it. What's the difference between a mage playing with Counterspell and a mage who isn't? The mage who isn't is getting Pyroblasted in the face.
Effigy Rare Mage 3
Secret: When a friendly minion dies, summon a random minion with the same Cost. Burning man, brah.
Explosive Runes Rare Mage 3
Secret: After your opponent plays a minion, deal 6 damage to it and any excess to their hero. Sometimes it's safer NOT to read the warning signs.
Mana Bind Rare Mage 3
Secret: When your opponent cast a spell, add a copy to your hand that costs (0). Nice spell. YOINK!
Polymorph: Boar Rare Mage 3
Transform a minion into a 4/2 Boar with ChargeIt's always Huffer.
Potion of Polymorph Rare Mage 3
Secret: After your opponent plays a minion, transform it into a 1/1 Sheep. Tastes like Baaaaananas.
Vaporize Rare Mage 3
Secret: When a minion attacks your hero, destroy it. Rumor has it that Deathwing brought about the Cataclysm after losing a game to this card. We may never know the truth.
Volcanic Potion Rare Mage 3
Deal 2 damage to all minions. The secret ingredient in Kazakus's award-winning chili recipe.
Molten Reflection Rare Mage 4
Choose a friendly minion. Summon a copy of it. Dang, I'm looking pretty hot!
Scorch Rare Mage 4
Deal 4 damage to a minion. If you played an Elemental last turn, this costs (1). The hoof.
The hoof.
The hoof is on fire.
Blizzard Rare Mage 6
Deal 2 damage to all enemy minions and Freeze them. This spell can be very Entertaining.
Forbidden Flame Epic Mage 0
Spend all your Mana. Deal that much damage to a minion. WARNING: This flame is not to be used unless you are a licensed acolyte of the Old Gods.
Arcane Blast Epic Mage 1
Deal 2 damage to a minion. This spell gets double bonus from Spell DamageNow with 100% more blast!
Book of Specters Epic Mage 2
Draw 3 cards. Discard any spells drawn. Known throughout the land as the Spooky-nomicon.
Icicle Epic Mage 2
Deal 2 damage to a minion. If it's Frozen, draw a card. This may appear weak at frost glance, but it's actually a very ice spell.
Primordial Glyph Epic Mage 2
Discover a spell.
Reduce its Cost by (2). It's the Ancient Tol'vir symbol for "Whoops!"
Ice Block Epic Mage 3
Secret: When your hero takes fatal damage, prevent it and become Immune this turn. Ice is nice, and will suffice!
Simulacrum Epic Mage 3
Copy the lowest Cost minion in your hand. It's like déjà vu, times two.
Spellbender Epic Mage 3
Secret: When an enemy casts a spell on a minion, summon a 1/3 as the new target. While it's fun to intercept enemy lightning bolts, a spellbender much prefers to intercept opposing Marks of the Wild. It just feels meaner. And blood elves... well, they're a little mean.
Splitting Image Epic Mage 3
Secret: When one of your minions is attacked, summon a copy of it. Sometimes you get punched so hard they see double.
Echo of Medivh Epic Mage 4
Put a copy of each friendly minion into your hand. Medivh's echo haunts Karazhan, eternally cheating at chess and Hearthstone.
Unexpected Results Epic Mage 4
Summon two random 2-Cost minions (improved by Spell Damage)Sometimes science is more art than science. A lot of people don't get that.
Blast Wave Epic Mage 5
Deal 2 damage to all minions.
Overkill: Add a random Mage spell to your hand. If you’re burning and you know it, wave your hands!
Cabalist's Tome Epic Mage 5
Add 3 random Mage spells to your hand. What's in there? I bet it's cookie recipes!
Deck of Wonders Epic Mage 5
Shuffle 5 Scrolls into your deck. When drawn, cast a random spell. "Pick a card, any card. Wait! No! Not that one!" - Last words of previous owner
Dragon's Fury Epic Mage 5
Reveal a spell from your deck. Deal damage equal to its Cost to all minions. "C'mon Hucklemuck. She'll never notice if we take just one little coin."
Meteor Epic Mage 6
Deal 15 damage to a minion and 3 damage to adjacent ones. When you absolutely, positively, have to kill all the dinosaurs.
Greater Arcane Missiles Epic Mage 7
Shoot three missiles at random enemies that deal 3 damage each. Wow, and I thought Arcane Missiles was great!
Glacial Mysteries Epic Mage 8
Put one of each Secret from your deck into the battlefield. The secret is in the frosting.
Power of Creation Epic Mage 8
Discover a 6-Cost minion. Summon two copies of it. Mostly used for party tricks, to be honest.
Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron Epic Mage 10
Cast 10 random spells
(targets chosen randomly)"PUT THE BOX DOWN, RENO!"
Pyroblast Epic Mage 10
Deal 10 damage. Take the time for an evil laugh after you draw this card.
Showing all 71 cards
Shifting Scroll(77017).png
Elemental Evocation(90232).png
Forbidden Flame(33124).png
Freezing Potion(49734).png
Arcane Blast(22358).png
Arcane Missiles(589).png
Breath of Sindragosa(62897).png
Ice Lance(188).png
Magic Trick(90579).png
Mirror Image(30).png
Ray of Frost(90607).png
Shooting Star(89862).png
Tome of Intellect(90140).png
Ancient Mysteries(90832).png
Arcane Explosion(56).png
Astral Rift(89915).png
Book of Specters(89416).png
Flame Geyser(55465).png
Flamecannon(12192).png
Frostbolt(177).png
Icicle(90139).png
Lesser Ruby Spellstone(76897).png
Primordial Glyph(55552).png
Research Project(89916).png
Shatter(35244).png
Snap Freeze(89475).png
Unstable Portal(12178).png
Arcane Intellect(489).png
Cinderstorm(89450).png
Conjurer's Calling(90625).png
Counterspell(531).png
Duplicate(7732).png
Effigy(22267).png
Explosive Runes(76906).png
Flame Ward(90790).png
Forgotten Torch(27216).png
Frost Nova(49).png
Frozen Clone(62895).png
Ice Barrier(672).png
Ice Block(28).png
Mana Bind(55489).png
Mirror Entity(569).png
Polymorph- Boar(22396).png
Potion of Polymorph(49694).png
Simulacrum(62871).png
Spellbender(309).png
Splitting Image(90247).png
Vaporize(160).png
Volcanic Potion(49689).png
Cone of Cold(26).png
Echo of Medivh(12300).png
Fireball(522).png
Molten Reflection(55553).png
Polymorph(595).png
Scorch(90258).png
Unexpected Results(89826).png
Blast Wave(90204).png
Cabalist's Tome(33155).png
Deck of Wonders(76942).png
Dragon's Breath(14446).png
Dragon's Fury(76963).png
Flame Lance(22302).png
Blizzard(276).png
Meteor(55558).png
Firelands Portal(42025).png
Flamestrike(44).png
Greater Arcane Missiles(49740).png
Glacial Mysteries(62869).png
Power of Creation(90570).png
Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron(90692).png
Pyroblast(496).png

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Primordial Glyph, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]