Explosive Runes — Mage Card

Last updated on Nov 25, 2017 at 07:20 by Kat 18 comments

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Explosive Runes is a Mage-only spell. This card was introduced with Kobolds & Catacombs and can now only be obtained through crafting. Below the card images, you will find explanations to help you use the card optimally in every game mode of Hearthstone.

1. General Comments

Explosive Runes is a powerful Secret that functions similarly to the Hunter Secret Snipe. However, the excess damage overflowing the enemy Hero greatly boosts the strength of the card and deters opponents from trying to trigger the Secret with weak minions.

2. Constructed Play

In Constructed, Explosive Runes is a solid card for Mage decks that try to kill opponents with direct damage. The card forces opponents into very awkward situations by forcing them to either sacrifice powerful minions or take a large amount of damage to their Hero.

3. Arena

In Arena, Explosive Runes is a below-average card. In Arena, tempo is much more important than Health, so opponents will often use cheap minions to trigger the Secret and then build a stronger board presence.

4. Decks with Explosive Runes

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Wild Aggro/Tempo Mage Deck 1 weapon, 17 spells, 12 minions aggrometawild
0
4
11
11
3
0
1
0
5,440 Arcane Dust Apr 26 2019
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
Dab's Wild Secret Mage Deck 1 weapon, 14 spells, 15 minions
0
1
11
12
2
1
3
0
5,000 Arcane Dust Apr 05 2018