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Secret: When your hero is attacked, gain 8 Armor.
This is Rank 1. Rank 2 is Chocolate Milk Barrier.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Ice Barrier can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Ice Barrier can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.
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Notes[edit | edit source]
- It is worth noting that this spell is only triggered when physically attacked by another character. This includes minions and the enemy hero.
- Damaging spells and abilities, and damaging effects from card text or Battlecries on cards such as Knife Juggler, will not trigger the secret.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Ice Barrier is useful card if you want to stall out the game to play strong minions later on in a control-type mage deck. It is also a staple card in freeze mage.
Mad Scientist is a useful minion in a deck with Ice Barrier and other secrets so that you can more reliably get it into play.
Lore[edit | edit source]
Ice Barrier is a mage spell which creates a protective barrier around the mage, absorbing damage and preventing pushback from damaging attacks while it holds. It was a staple defensive spell for Frost mages before being made into a class-wide talent with Mists of Pandaria. Unlike Hearthstone's version, the spell is not triggered by an attack, but can be cast on cooldown, and is generally kept active as much of the time as possible when in combat.
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Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 126.96.36.19934 (2014-12-04): Phrasing changed from "As soon as your hero is attacked, gain 8 Armor." to "When your hero is attacked, gain 8 Armor."