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Arcane Intellect

Last updated on Jan 05, 2016 at 17:24 by Sottle 11 comments

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Arcane Intellect is a Mage-only spell. 2 copies of this card are given to you with the Basic set of the game. You receive a golden version of this card for reaching Level 15 and 20 with Mage. Below the card images, you will find explanations to help you use the card optimally in every game mode of Hearthstone.

1. General Comments

Arcane Intellect is quite a slow card, but it can be necessary in some decks in order to maintain resources in your hand. Spending 3 Mana simply to draw cards can slow you down significantly, so you should pay close attention to whether this card is required in your deck.

2. Constructed Play

Arcane Intellect is fantastic in slower Mage decks, especially in decks that rely on combo finishers like Freeze Mage. However, in other decks you should consider whether the Tempo loss of spending Mana purely to draw cards is worth it over other options like Azure Drake.

3. Arena

Arcane Intellect is a reasonable card in Arena. However, they decrease quite quickly in value after the first one as you do not want your deck to be too clogged with cards that do no affect the board.

4. Icy Veins Decks that Contain this Card

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