Crystal Lion

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Crystal Lion
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Set: Kobolds and Catacombs
Type: Minion
Class: Paladin
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 6
Attack: 5
Health: 5
Abilities: Divine Shield, Increment attribute, Modify cost
Tags: In-hand effect, Ongoing effect, Recruit-related
Artist: Jim Nelson

Divine Shield
Costs (1) less for each Silver Hand Recruit you control.

Standard issue recruit gear: 1 silver sword, 1 Lordaeron insignia, 2 bags of crystal kibble.

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Crystal Lion is a rare paladin minion card, from the Kobolds and Catacombs set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Crystal Lion can be obtained through Kobolds & Catacombs card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Crystal Lion 100 20
Golden Crystal Lion 800 100

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Crystal Lion is comparable to Sea Giant as a minion that gets discounted for each minion on the board, but is cheaper and only counts Silver Hand Recruits, making it best suited for Silver Hand Paladin as a way to break past bigger bodies without expending large numbers of Recruits. Most cards that summon Recruits will summon 1 Recruit per mana spent (such as Air Raid, Muster for Battle, and Stand Against Darkness), effectively allowing you to play that card for free as this card will be discounted by that card's cost. Lost in the Jungle summons 2 Recruits for 1 mana, allowing you to cheat this card out for 1 mana less, while Reinforce will instead effectively increase this card's cost by 1 unless upgraded by Genn Greymane. Alternatively, Vinecleaver will summon Recruits on turns after it's played, letting you reinforce them with a discounted 5/5 body.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Crystal Lion is unique to Hearthstone. It is an animated construct, similar to a golem.[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Crystal Lion, full art
Crystal Lion sketch

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2017-12-02).