Acolyte of Pain — Neutral Card

Last updated on Nov 05, 2017 at 15:05 by L0rinda 31 comments

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Acolyte of Pain is a neutral 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

As the name suggests, You want your Acolyte of Pain to be hurt as often as possible, so that you can use it to draw extra cards. This will mean having the means to either damage the card as often as possible, or to buff it up so that it can take multiple big hits. You will usually wait until you can damage the Acolyte on the turn you play it rather than putting it straight onto the board, although if your opponent plays a small minion, it can sometimes be correct to challenge that minion with your Acolyte of Pain.

2.

Constructed Play

Acolyte of Pain is often a good card in Constructed play, and it finds its home in Control decks which are able to damage it easily. Mage decks can ping the Acolyte, while Warrior can effectively use the multitude of cards that deal 1 damage to the board; Whirlwind and Ravaging Ghoul are two of the most common examples of this. Despite the ability to draw cards, Acolyte of Pain is usually too slow to be included in more aggressive decks, as the card drawing process can take quite a bit of time.

3.

Arena

Acolyte of Pain is not a good card in Arena, as it is difficult to draw more than one card from it. In Mage, where you can ping the card with your Hero Power, the Acolyte can be considered more strongly. Also, if the rest of the cards on offer are bad, the Acolyte of Pain will often be the best of a bad bunch, as it will be able to cycle and draw a different card.

4.

Decks with Acolyte of Pain

Deck Mana Cost Updated
5
10
8
3
3
0
0
1
5,280 Arcane Dust Sep 16 2019
0
3
7
8
4
2
2
4
11,440 Arcane Dust Sep 02 2019
2
5
8
4
2
5
0
4
12,440 Arcane Dust Sep 02 2019
0
3
12
3
7
4
0
1
8,200 Arcane Dust Sep 02 2019
5
8
9
4
3
0
0
1
5,340 Arcane Dust Sep 01 2019
10
4
7
2
0
2
2
3
5,280 Arcane Dust Sep 01 2019
4
10
9
3
3
0
0
1
5,340 Arcane Dust Aug 29 2019
6
6
10
4
4
0
0
0
3,780 Arcane Dust Aug 27 2019
0
3
6
7
5
6
0
3
17,540 Arcane Dust Aug 24 2019
0
4
13
3
5
4
0
1
13,840 Arcane Dust Aug 20 2019
4
10
10
2
4
0
0
0
3,720 Arcane Dust Aug 20 2019
6
6
10
4
4
0
0
0
3,720 Arcane Dust Aug 17 2019
6
6
10
4
4
0
0
0
3,780 Arcane Dust Aug 15 2019
hiten Top 20 Legend Zephrys Control Warrior Deck 1 weapon, 10 spells, 18 minions, 1 hero card standarduldummetacontrol
0
5
5
4
5
7
0
4
14,040 Arcane Dust Aug 14 2019
3
8
12
4
3
0
0
0
3,960 Arcane Dust Aug 14 2019
2
8
12
5
3
0
0
0
5,400 Arcane Dust Aug 13 2019
5
9
10
4
2
0
0
0
3,780 Arcane Dust Aug 12 2019
2
8
12
4
4
0
0
0
4,020 Arcane Dust Aug 11 2019
2
6
14
4
4
0
0
0
3,900 Arcane Dust Aug 11 2019
0
1
5
7
5
3
2
7
19,220 Arcane Dust Aug 09 2019
0
8
7
8
4
0
0
3
8,920 Arcane Dust Aug 08 2019
0
2
11
4
7
3
0
3
14,980 Arcane Dust Aug 07 2019
2
9
10
4
4
1
0
0
6,000 Arcane Dust Aug 07 2019
0
0
6
5
4
4
2
9
19,540 Arcane Dust Aug 07 2019
Casie's Tempo Bomb Warrior Deck 2 weapons, 5 spells, 22 minions, 1 hero card standardmetauldumtempomidrange
2
4
5
9
6
1
0
3
11,600 Arcane Dust Aug 07 2019
3
6
10
4
4
3
0
0
5,340 Arcane Dust Aug 07 2019
2
6
7
5
5
3
2
0
13,060 Arcane Dust Aug 06 2019
2
10
13
4
1
0
0
0
5,360 Arcane Dust Aug 06 2019
2
10
13
4
1
0
0
0
5,360 Arcane Dust Aug 03 2019
6
6
10
2
5
1
0
0
2,820 Arcane Dust Jul 15 2019
Rank 4 Legend Holy Wrath Paladin Deck 2 weapons, 17 spells, 11 minions metastandardcombo
0
4
9
3
9
4
0
1
5,900 Arcane Dust Jul 11 2019
0
2
6
8
2
3
2
7
13,360 Arcane Dust Jul 10 2019
11
5
7
2
0
0
2
3
3,760 Arcane Dust Jul 10 2019
0
4
6
7
4
8
1
0
8,820 Arcane Dust Jul 08 2019
Chalk's Rank 4 Legend Bomb Warrior Deck 3 weapons, 10 spells, 16 minions, 1 hero card metastandardcontrolmech
0
7
3
8
6
3
0
3
13,200 Arcane Dust Jul 02 2019
6
6
9
5
3
1
0
0
4,440 Arcane Dust Jul 01 2019
0
2
5
8
1
3
2
9
13,040 Arcane Dust Jul 01 2019
11
4
6
2
0
1
2
4
5,360 Arcane Dust Jun 30 2019
0
4
9
3
6
6
2
0
8,080 Arcane Dust Jun 27 2019
Tofu24's Whip Control Warrior Deck 2 weapons, 12 spells, 15 minions, 1 hero card funstandardcontrol
0
6
8
7
0
3
2
4
12,000 Arcane Dust Jun 27 2019
Orange's Tempo Bomb Warrior Deck 2 weapons, 8 spells, 19 minions, 1 hero card metastandardmidrange
0
4
10
5
5
2
0
4
12,640 Arcane Dust Jun 26 2019
Budget Holy Wrath OTK Paladin Deck 2 weapons, 18 spells, 10 minions budgetstandardcombo
0
3
10
3
9
4
0
1
5,980 Arcane Dust May 30 2019
10
4
7
2
0
2
2
3
3,160 Arcane Dust May 30 2019
6
4
2
5
4
4
2
3
3,200 Arcane Dust May 30 2019
Navi00t's Rank 7 Legend Control Warrior Deck 1 weapon, 14 spells, 14 minions, 1 hero card metastandardcontrol
0
6
8
3
4
7
0
2
11,180 Arcane Dust May 13 2019
0
2
5
5
4
5
2
7
9,800 Arcane Dust May 09 2019
11
5
6
3
0
0
2
3
4,160 Arcane Dust May 08 2019
12
4
6
2
0
1
2
3
5,360 Arcane Dust May 08 2019
Casie's Tempo Warrior Deck 13 spells, 16 minions, 1 hero card funcombomidrange
2
6
9
4
0
3
1
5
9,320 Arcane Dust May 07 2019
Meati's Rank 2 Legend Azalina Bomb Warrior Deck 2 weapons, 8 spells, 19 minions, 1 hero card metastandardmidrange
0
5
3
8
6
5
0
3
12,880 Arcane Dust May 07 2019
Budget Dragon Warrior Deck 2 weapons, 11 spells, 17 minions dragonbudgetstandardmidrange
0
1
8
7
6
6
0
2
4,880 Arcane Dust May 01 2019
Wild Control Warrior Deck 2 weapons, 14 spells, 13 minions, 1 hero card controlmetawild
0
4
8
4
2
2
4
6
12,620 Arcane Dust Apr 26 2019
Wild Shudderwock Shaman Deck Guide 11 spells, 18 minions, 1 hero card wildfull-guide
0
3
1
15
6
2
1
2
12,280 Arcane Dust Apr 08 2019
Wild Recruit Warrior Deck Guide 3 weapons, 17 spells, 9 minions, 1 hero card wildcontrolfull-guide
0
2
10
4
2
5
0
7
16,160 Arcane Dust Apr 08 2019
Wild Quest Warrior Deck Guide 2 weapons, 10 spells, 17 minions, 1 hero card wildquestfull-guide
0
4
8
9
3
3
0
3
8,300 Arcane Dust Apr 08 2019
2
4
14
2
2
1
2
3
6,820 Arcane Dust Apr 06 2019
Wild Mind Blast Priest Deck Guide 10 spells, 19 minions, 1 hero card wilddragonfull-guide
0
4
10
4
5
0
1
6
7,940 Arcane Dust Apr 06 2019
6
11
4
4
2
0
2
1
5,360 Arcane Dust Mar 03 2019
Wild Mech Warrior Deck Guide 2 weapons, 8 spells, 19 minions, 1 hero card wildmechfull-guide
0
6
8
4
2
5
1
4
6,100 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018
Kazakus Highlander Priest Deck 14 spells, 15 minions, 1 hero card
2
5
10
3
3
3
1
3
11,800 Arcane Dust Apr 12 2018
The Lich King Echo Giants Mage Deck 14 spells, 16 minions
0
1
15
10
2
0
0
2
5,520 Arcane Dust Aug 25 2017
The Lich King Cheap Priest Deck 18 spells, 12 minions
2
6
8
10
2
2
0
0
1,080 Arcane Dust Aug 25 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
Cheap Mage Wild Deck 10 spells, 20 minions wildbudget
0
2
9
8
7
0
2
2
800 Arcane Dust Apr 12 2017
2
10
9
4
2
2
1
0
3,960 Arcane Dust Apr 04 2017
Grim Patron Warrior Wild Un'Goro Deck 4 weapons, 10 spells, 16 minions wild
2
3
10
7
4
2
0
2
6,000 Arcane Dust Apr 02 2017
Arcane Giant Grim Patron Warrior Wild Un'Goro Deck 4 weapons, 16 spells, 10 minions wild
2
4
10
6
2
2
0
4
4,400 Arcane Dust Apr 02 2017
Midrange Tempo Warrior Wild Un'Goro Deck 4 weapons, 10 spells, 16 minions wildmidrange
0
5
7
8
6
1
0
3
8,980 Arcane Dust Apr 02 2017
Cheap Paladin Wild Deck 2 weapons, 6 spells, 22 minions wildbudgetmidrange
0
2
3
6
11
3
1
4
1,000 Arcane Dust Dec 22 2016
Cheap Garr Warrior Deck (Heroic Mode) 4 weapons, 8 spells, 18 minions
0
2
10
8
6
4
0
0
1,560 Arcane Dust Nov 10 2016
0
5
12
8
4
0
0
1
2,640 Arcane Dust Dec 10 2015
Cheap Giantfin Warrior Deck (Heroic Mode) 4 weapons, 10 spells, 16 minions
2
2
16
6
2
2
0
0
1,640 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2015
0
4
6
10
6
2
2
0
1,480 Arcane Dust Nov 12 2015
0
2
9
10
4
0
4
1
4,120 Arcane Dust Apr 30 2015
0
0
10
8
5
2
1
4
3,260 Arcane Dust Apr 10 2015
Cheap Garr Priest Deck (Heroic Mode) 18 spells, 12 minions
4
8
6
8
4
0
0
0
1,680 Arcane Dust Apr 09 2015
0
2
9
9
4
0
2
4
5,480 Arcane Dust Apr 02 2015
4
2
10
8
1
0
4
1
6,260 Arcane Dust Apr 02 2015