Sorcerer's Apprentice — Mage Card

Last updated on Nov 13, 2017 at 11:41 by L0rinda 16 comments

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Sorcerer's Apprentice 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

Sorcerer's Apprentice is a powerful minion. Its stats are in line with other 2-drops and it has a potentially game-changing ability. Reducing costs by 1 Mana is more effective on cheap spells than on expensive ones. As many Mage decks rely on cheap spells, the Apprentice can do a lot of damage if it is not dealt with when played, or if it is held back until the player can cast several spells in one turn.

2. Constructed Play

Sorcerer's Apprentice works very well in Aggro Mage decks (that is to say, Tempo Mage or Secret Mage) in Constructed, as the value of the reduced spell cost can be maximized by playing many cheap spells. The Apprentice is also a key part of Quest Mage, which relies on creating extra Apprentices created by Simulacrum and Molten Reflection to reduce the cost of Fireball to 0 Mana. The deck then plays Archmage Antonidas and Time Warp generated from Open the Waygate to take an extra turn and cast infinite 0 Mana Fireballs at the opponent.

3. Arena

Sorcerer's Apprentice is a good card in Arena. Even with no synergy it is good enough as a vanilla 2-drop, and there should be spots during your run where you get some value out of the reduced cost of your spells to gain control of the board.

4. Meta Decks with Sorcerer's Apprentice

Deck Mana Cost Updated
OTK Mage Deck 20 spells, 10 minions
0
2
11
8
5
0
2
2
6,540 Arcane Dust Oct 26 2018
Tempo Mage Deck 1 weapon, 17 spells, 12 minions
0
4
11
10
4
0
1
0
5,200 Arcane Dust Oct 01 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
Elemental Mage Deck 10 spells, 19 minions, 1 hero_card
0
1
12
4
6
4
0
3
6,720 Arcane Dust Sep 24 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
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 Deck 14 spells, 16 minions
0
2
13
8
2
0
3
2
3,360 Arcane Dust Jun 05 2017

5. Budget Decks with Sorcerer's Apprentice

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Budget OTK Mage Deck 17 spells, 13 minions
0
2
8
12
5
0
2
1
4,380 Arcane Dust Oct 26 2018
Budget Tempo Mage Deck 18 spells, 12 minions
0
4
12
10
4
0
0
0
1,420 Arcane Dust Oct 01 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
Budget Elemental Mage Deck 10 spells, 20 minions
0
1
12
4
8
4
0
1
1,680 Arcane Dust Sep 24 2018

6. Wild Decks with Sorcerer's Apprentice

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 Oct 26 2018
Wild Tempo Mage Deck 1 weapon, 17 spells, 12 minions Wild Deck
0
4
11
11
3
0
1
0
5,440 Arcane Dust Oct 01 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
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
Cheap Tempo Mage Wild Deck 12 spells, 18 minions Wild Deck
0
3
12
6
5
1
2
1
980 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
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
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