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 cards Shield Block and Shieldmaiden 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.

As with other damaging spells, Spell Damage can be used to increase the damage dealt by Shield Slam. More unusually, because Shield Slam has a base damage of 0, increased by the player's Armor total, Spell Damage will allow Shield Slam to deal damage even when the player has no Armor. This is most significant with Malygos, who will allow a player with 0 Armor to cast Shield Slam for 5 damage.

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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