Deal 1 damage to a minion for each Armor you have.
"What is a better weapon? The sharp one your enemies expect, or the blunt one they ignore?" - The Art of Warrior, Chapter 9
How to get
|Golden Shield Slam||1600||400|
Using this spell:
- Requires a minion on the board.
- Does not require the hero to have Armor.
Shield Slam has incredible synergy with the warrior card Shield Block and their hero power Armor Up!. It's not uncommon for a warrior to have 5 or more armor, meaning Shield Slam is usually capable of easily killing strong minions for only 1 mana.
If combined with Malygos on turn 10, Shield Slam gives you the ability to deal 6 damage for each armor instead of 1. This can mean Shield Slam deals incredible amounts of damage for just one mana. For example, if a player has just 2 armor, they can deal 12 damage to a minion instead of 2 with this combination.
A less common use of Shield Slam is for triggering effects such as Counterspell or Gadgetzan Auctioneer. As a 1-mana spell it is very useful for these purposes, and can be used for such without the hero having any Armor.
Based upon the World of Warcraft ability of the same name, this is the bread and butter of any true Protection warrior. It is a staple attack which deals damage and generates Rage to fuel the warrior's other abilities.