Arcane Intellect — Mage Card

Last updated on Dec 17, 2017 at 14:48 by L0rinda 16 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 a staple card in most Mage decks. Although it is not a good card to play on Turn 3, as it will usually stunt your development, you can often play it on later turns and still have enough Mana left over to play the cards that you drew.

2. Constructed Play

Arcane Intellect is a great card in nearly any Mage deck. In Control and Combo orientated decks, the extra cards are valuable, and playing Arcane Intellect on Turn 3 will not usually be interfering with your board development. In Aggro decks, you can wait until it is the last card in your hand and then use it as refill. By this time, you should have enough Mana available to be able to use both cards that you draw from the Arcane Intellect.

3. Arena

Arcane Intellect is a decent card in Arena, as it adds stability to your deck. It is not, however, a card that you want in your opening hand as it does not add anything to the board. With this in mind, after you have already drafted one Intellect, you should lower the value of future ones considerably.

4. Meta Decks with Arcane Intellect

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Tempo Mage Deck 1 weapon, 17 spells, 12 minions
0
4
11
10
4
0
1
0
5,200 Arcane Dust Jan 01 2019
Elemental Mage Deck 14 spells, 15 minions, 1 hero_card
2
1
8
4
8
4
0
3
6,240 Arcane Dust Jan 01 2019
OTK Mage Deck 20 spells, 10 minions
0
2
11
8
5
0
2
2
6,540 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Spell Damage Mage Deck 1 weapon, 16 spells, 13 minions
0
4
13
7
5
0
1
0
7,240 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018
Aggro Secret Mage Deck 1 weapon, 18 spells, 11 minions
0
6
10
7
4
0
1
2
5,300 Arcane Dust Apr 16 2018
Barnes Tempo Mage Deck 1 weapon, 14 spells, 15 minions
0
4
11
4
5
1
1
4
8,180 Arcane Dust Dec 08 2017
APXVoid's Rank 18 Secret Mage Deck 14 spells, 16 minions
0
0
12
9
3
1
2
3
3,920 Arcane Dust Aug 17 2017
Aggro Freeze Mage Deck 14 spells, 16 minions
0
5
15
6
2
1
0
1
5,320 Arcane Dust Jul 01 2017
Freeze Mage Deck 18 spells, 12 minions
0
0
12
10
2
0
2
4
8,080 Arcane Dust Jun 28 2017
Yogg Secret Mage Deck 14 spells, 16 minions
0
2
12
8
2
0
2
4
3,320 Arcane Dust Jun 05 2017
Secret Mage L0rinda Variant Deck 15 spells, 15 minions
0
2
11
9
3
1
2
2
2,160 Arcane Dust Jun 05 2017
Secret Mage Deck 14 spells, 16 minions
0
2
13
8
2
0
3
2
3,360 Arcane Dust Jun 05 2017

5. Budget Decks with Arcane Intellect

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Budget Elemental Mage Deck 14 spells, 16 minions
2
2
8
4
9
4
0
1
1,740 Arcane Dust Jan 01 2019
Budget Tempo Mage Deck 18 spells, 12 minions
0
4
12
10
4
0
0
0
1,420 Arcane Dust Jan 01 2019
Budget OTK Mage Deck 17 spells, 13 minions
0
2
8
12
5
0
2
1
4,380 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Basic Mage Deck 10 spells, 20 minions
0
0
7
6
10
1
3
3
0 Arcane Dust Nov 20 2018
Budget Spell Damage Mage Deck 1 weapon, 17 spells, 12 minions
0
4
12
6
6
0
1
1
4,480 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018
Cheap Mage Standard Deck 10 spells, 20 minions
0
2
9
8
7
0
2
2
800 Arcane Dust Apr 12 2017

6. Wild Decks with Arcane Intellect

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Wild Tempo Mage Deck 1 weapon, 17 spells, 12 minions Wild Deck
0
4
11
11
3
0
1
0
5,440 Arcane Dust Jan 01 2019
Wild OTK Mage Deck 18 spells, 12 minions Wild Deck
0
3
10
10
2
0
3
2
10,040 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Exodia Mage Quest Deck 15 spells, 15 minions Wild Deck
0
3
10
9
4
2
1
1
7,300 Arcane Dust Apr 11 2018
Giants Quest Mage Deck 16 spells, 14 minions Wild Deck
0
3
8
9
2
2
2
4
7,920 Arcane Dust Apr 11 2018
Dab's Wild Secret Mage Deck 1 weapon, 14 spells, 15 minions Wild Deck
0
1
11
12
2
1
3
0
5,000 Arcane Dust Apr 05 2018
Wild Tempo Mage Deck 14 spells, 16 minions Wild Deck
0
3
12
5
4
2
2
2
4,820 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Cheap Mech Mage Wild Deck 9 spells, 21 minions Wild Deck
0
4
11
6
7
0
0
2
1,000 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Wild Echo Giants Freeze Mage Deck 15 spells, 15 minions Wild Deck
0
0
5
9
4
4
2
6
9,040 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Wild Malygos Freeze Mage Deck 19 spells, 11 minions Wild Deck
0
2
9
10
2
0
3
4
10,920 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Wild Aggro Freeze Mage Deck 18 spells, 12 minions Wild Deck
0
5
13
10
2
0
0
0
3,800 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Wild Freeze Mage Deck 18 spells, 12 minions Wild Deck
0
2
11
11
3
0
2
1
7,700 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Reno Mage Wild Un'Goro Deck 14 spells, 16 minions Wild Deck
1
3
6
7
4
3
3
3
12,240 Arcane Dust Apr 02 2017
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