|Tags:||Hand-related, In-hand effect, Ongoing effect|
Costs (1) less for each other card in your hand.
His mother said that he was just big boned.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Mountain Giant can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Mountain Giant 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]
- Mountain Giant's cost is reduced by the number of cards in the owner's hand other than the Mountain Giant itself: for example, if you have a Mountain Giant and 7 other cards in hand, your Mountain Giant will cost 12 - 7 = 5 mana. Without other cost-modifying effects, this card's cost therefore ranges from 12 to 3 mana.
- Note that if you have 2 Mountain Giants and 7 other cards in hand, the first Mountain Giant you play will cost 12 - 8 = 4 mana, while the following one will cost 12 - 7 = 5 mana, since by playing a card (the first Mountain Giant) you were left with fewer cards in hand to discount the second Mountain Giant.
- This card has an in-hand effect: it modifies its own mana cost only while in the player's hand, and not while the card is anywhere else.
- Multiple cost modifications can stack with or cancel each other; see Mana cost for details.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
If you need just one more Mana Crystal in order to summon the Mountain Giant, do not use The Coin (unless you have a Gadgetzan Auctioneer or the enemy has Trade Prince Gallywix on the board). The Coin is a card; playing it will increase the cost of the Giant by one.
When planning a turn involving Mountain Giants, do not forget that the cost will increase with every card played (unless the card draws others). Therefore, it is often wise to play Mountain Giant as the first card of the turn, or after any draw effects have been activated. This is particularly easy to forget when playing two Mountain Giants in a row: The second one will cost one more than the first. For instance, with a full hand, two Mountain Giants will each show 3 mana cost, but once the first is played the second will cost 4, resulting in a total cost of 7 for the pair.
Lore[edit | edit source]
- Mountain giants are colossal creatures, crafted by the titans when the world was young, composed of living stone and stout flora. Benevolent and solitary by nature, the mountain giants have awakened to find that the tranquil world they once helped to shape has become a hectic battlefield of fire and sorrow. Now the mountain giants have pledged their courage and strength to the night elves' cause — and stand ready to banish the last remnants of the Burning Legion from the world. These massive melee units can take incredible amounts of punishment from attackers.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Mountain Giant is one of the original three Giants in Hearthstone. Several more have been added in expansions and adventure sets. All Giants are 8/8 epic neutral minion cards, featuring a theme of their mana cost being reduced by a specific game factor.
- This card's flavor text may be a reference to the half-giant Olympe Maxime in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, who at first claims she has no giant blood and is merely big-boned.
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Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Alpha patch 2 (2013-08-12): Now has 8 Attack, 8 Health, down from 10 Attack, 10 Health.