Unlicensed Apothecary

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Unlicensed Apothecary is an epic warlock minion card, from the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan set.

How to get

Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Regular1~2 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Golden Wild
Golden1~2 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 400 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 1600 Dust.pngGolden1


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  • Although the card text reads "After you summon a minion", the effect actually triggers for every minion summoned on your side of the board.
    • Example: You have an Unlicensed Apothecary on the board, and your opponent plays  Leeroy Jenkins. Its Battlecry summons two Whelps for you, causing the Apothecary to deal 5 damage to your hero twice.

Sounds[edit | edit source]

  • ▶️ VO_CFM_900_Male_Imp_Play_01.wav "Join the Kabal" they said. Hmph!
  • ▶️ Potion_Underlay_Play_01.wav <underlay sound>
  • ▶️ VO_CFM_900_Male_Imp_Attack_01.wav Want a drink?
  • ▶️ Potion_Underlay_Attack.wav <underlay sound>
  • ▶️ VO_CFM_900_Male_Imp_Death_01.wav <death sound>
  • ▶️ Potion_Underlay_Death.wav <underlay sound>

Lore[edit | edit source]

Unlicensed Apothecary is an Imp who has joined the Kabal. Judging by his flavour text and trigger animation, it seems that he brews faulty healing potions to throw at your hero, causing you to take damage.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before Patch, Unlicensed Apothecary was a Summon Resolution Step trigger. This led to the following interactions:
    • If you summoned an Unlicensed Apothecary and other minions in the same Phase (such as by summoning many demons at once using  Krul the Unshackled), the Unlicensed Apothecary triggered for each other minion summoned.
    • If you played a Battlecry minion with a transform effect, any Unlicensed Apothecaries would trigger both for the played minion if it was the same controller (following the On Play Phase) and also the post-transform minion if it was the same controller (following the After Summon Phase). This meant, for example, that a  Faceless Manipulator would trigger your Unlicensed Apothecaries twice. (This might have been a bug, as a similar bug with  Rumbling Elemental triggering twice for Faceless Manipulator targeting a Battlecry minion was hotfixed (and the hotfix later accidentally reverted).)[1]
    • Because heroes cannot recover from fatal damage once the current Phase ends, playing a minion with a healing Battlecry (eg  Reno Jackson) while at 5 or less Health with an Unlicensed Apothecary on board would result in the hero being destroyed, even if the minion's healing should have allowed the hero to live, because the hero was dead before the Battlecry Phase began.
    • Important note: as of the October 17th update, Unlicensed Apothecary's wording has been changed to after you summon a minion and not whenever you summon a minion, and will no longer have the previous interactions.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Unlicensed Apothecary, full art

Patch changes

  • Knights of the Frozen Throne logo.png Patch (2017-10-17):
    • Now reads: "After you summon a minion, deal 5 damage to your hero." (Previous text: "Whenever you summon a minion, deal 5 damage to your Hero.") It will no longer activate from any Evolve effects.
  • Mean Streets of Gadgetzan logo.png Patch (2016-11-29):
    • Added.

References[edit | edit source]