Archmage Antonidas — Mage Card

Last updated on Nov 05, 2017 at 15:07 by L0rinda 16 comments

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Archmage Antonidas is a Mage-only minion. This card can be obtained from expert packs. Below the card images, you will find explanations to help you use the card optimally in every game mode of Hearthstone.

1. General Comments

Archmage Antonidas is a powerful card. It is usually used to generate extra damage from decks that will get to a late-game, and which do not want to waste too many deck slots on damage dealing cards. If Antonidas is not killed on the turn which it is played, it will usually be enough to win a game, as the Fireballs generate more Fireballs when the Archmage is on the board.

2. Constructed Play

Archmage Antonidas is usually played in slower Constructed decks as a win condition. By playing Antonidas in a Control deck, you free up spaces that would otherwise have to be devoted to dealing damage to your opponent. In decks with Open the Waygate, Antonidas can provide a win condition by working in conjunction with Sorcerer's Apprentices and copies of the Apprentice to reduce the cost of the Fireballs to 0 Mana. This sets up a combination that deals infinite damage! Antonidas will also sometimes see play in very aggressive Mage decks, as a way to convert early-game spells that are drawn too late to have a big impact into Fireballs.

3. Arena

Archmage Antonidas is a very powerful card in Arena. Although it will sometimes be played on curve, a 5/7 minion can be difficult to deal with. On the occasions where it can be delayed until you can cast a spell on the same turn, the additional Fireball is a very big swing in your favour. If Antonidas lives, then the game will usually end in your favour soon after.

4. Meta Decks with Archmage Antonidas

Deck Mana Cost Updated
OTK Mage Deck 20 spells, 10 minions
0
2
11
8
5
0
2
2
6,540 Arcane Dust Dec 04 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
Freeze Mage Deck 18 spells, 12 minions
0
0
12
10
2
0
2
4
8,080 Arcane Dust Jun 28 2017

5. Budget Decks with Archmage Antonidas

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Budget OTK Mage Deck 17 spells, 13 minions
0
2
8
12
5
0
2
1
4,380 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018

6. Wild Decks with Archmage Antonidas

Deck Mana Cost Updated
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
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
Wild Mech Mage Deck 6 spells, 24 minions Wild Deck
0
4
12
3
8
1
0
2
5,960 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
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