Shield Slam

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Shield Slam
Shield Slam(50).png
Shield Slam(50) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Spell
Class: Warrior
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 1 Mana icon.png
Abilities: Deal damage
Tags: Armor-related

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

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Shield Slam is an epic warrior spell card, from the Classic set. It deals 1 damage to a chosen minion for each point of Armor the hero has.

How to get[edit]

Shield Slam can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Shield Slam 400 100
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.[citation needed]

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.


Raymond Swanland

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