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. Meta Decks with Acolyte of Pain

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Holy Wrath OTK Paladin Deck 2 weapons, 16 spells, 11 minions, 1 hero_card
0
0
14
4
4
3
2
3
8,880 Arcane Dust Dec 12 2018
Shudderwock Shaman Deck 11 spells, 18 minions, 1 hero_card
0
3
1
15
6
2
1
2
12,280 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Combo Priest Deck 12 spells, 18 minions
2
5
8
6
5
0
2
2
3,840 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Wild Pyromancer Combo Priest Deck 14 spells, 16 minions
4
6
10
5
3
1
1
0
3,600 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Mind Blast Priest Deck 12 spells, 17 minions, 1 hero_card
0
4
10
5
4
1
0
6
6,700 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
No Dragon Mind Blast Priest Deck 14 spells, 15 minions, 1 hero_card
3
4
9
5
2
2
1
4
9,020 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Mecha'thun Priest Deck 14 spells, 16 minions
2
4
14
2
2
1
2
3
6,820 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Control Priest Deck 12 spells, 17 minions, 1 hero_card
0
4
10
3
4
0
1
8
7,720 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Big Spell Mage Deck 11 spells, 18 minions, 1 hero_card
0
2
1
5
6
4
5
7
10,760 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Quest Warrior Deck 2 weapons, 13 spells, 14 minions, 1 hero_card
0
2
11
10
4
2
0
1
5,720 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018
Recruit Warrior Deck 3 weapons, 17 spells, 9 minions, 1 hero_card
0
2
10
4
2
5
0
7
16,160 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018
Control Warrior Deck 2 weapons, 16 spells, 10 minions, 2 hero cards
0
4
10
4
2
2
0
8
12,800 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018
Mech Warrior Deck 2 weapons, 8 spells, 19 minions, 1 hero_card
0
6
8
4
2
5
1
4
6,100 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018
Odd Quest Warrior Deck 3 weapons, 12 spells, 15 minions
0
6
0
16
0
6
0
2
10,080 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018
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 Acolyte of Pain

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Budget Holy Wrath OTK Paladin Deck 2 weapons, 18 spells, 10 minions
0
0
13
5
5
4
2
1
4,220 Arcane Dust Dec 12 2018
Budget OTK DK Paladin Deck 2 weapons, 14 spells, 13 minions, 1 hero_card
0
2
12
5
6
2
2
1
5,240 Arcane Dust Dec 08 2018
Budget Shudderwock Shaman Deck 12 spells, 18 minions
2
4
4
9
6
2
1
2
5,400 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Budget Combo Priest Deck 14 spells, 16 minions
4
6
10
6
3
0
1
0
2,040 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Budget OTK Mage Deck 17 spells, 13 minions
0
2
8
12
5
0
2
1
4,380 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Budget Quest Warrior Deck 2 weapons, 12 spells, 16 minions
0
1
11
10
4
4
0
0
3,920 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018
Budget Mech Warrior Deck 2 weapons, 8 spells, 19 minions, 1 hero_card
0
6
8
4
4
4
1
3
2,900 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 Acolyte of Pain

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Wild Combo Priest Deck 16 spells, 14 minions Wild Deck
4
10
8
8
0
0
0
0
2,160 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Wild Control Priest Deck 19 spells, 10 minions, 1 hero_card Wild Deck
0
5
8
7
0
2
4
4
8,080 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
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
Wild Quest Warrior Deck 4 weapons, 10 spells, 16 minions Wild Deck
0
1
12
6
5
3
0
3
5,520 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018
Wild Control Warrior Deck 2 weapons, 14 spells, 13 minions, 1 hero_card Wild Deck
0
4
8
4
2
2
4
6
12,620 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018
Kazakus Highlander Priest Deck 14 spells, 15 minions, 1 hero_card Wild Deck
2
5
10
3
3
3
1
3
11,760 Arcane Dust Apr 12 2018
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
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
Djinni OTK Priest Wild Un'Goro Deck 15 spells, 15 minions Wild Deck
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 Deck
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 Deck
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 Wild Deck
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 Wild Deck
0
2
4
6
10
3
1
4
1,000 Arcane Dust Dec 22 2016
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