Lay on Hands

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Lay on Hands
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Lay on Hands(506) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Spell
Class: Paladin
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 8
Abilities: Draw cards, Restore Health
Tags: Targeted
Artist: Raymond Swanland

Restore 8 Health. Draw 3 cards.

A grammatically awkward life saver.

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Lay on Hands is an epic paladin spell card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Lay on Hands can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Regular Lay on Hands can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of a Ranked season, or as a first-time reward for first time reaching Platinum 10 or Diamond 10 in Ranked mode.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Lay on Hands 400 100
Golden Lay on Hands 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This spell has multiple steps:
    • First, it heals its target, queuing and resolving triggers;
    • Then, it draws three cards, queuing and resolving triggers for each card drawn before drawing the following one.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Lay on Hands is a late-game oriented card. In most scenarios, it should be used after taking big damage from a player. This card is highly valued by some, not only for its game sustain, but for its draw power as well. Unfortunately this can often only prolong a lost game, but it is a great top deck for tricky situations.

The big healing effect can save some strong minions like Zandalari Templar.

When paired with Prismatic Lens, it can give you a good step away, and will get even stronger if combined with Blackguard, as it will probably give you a hit kill strike.

You can always contour the high cost with Holy Wrath, specially if paired with Spell Damage, as it will probably nuke your opponent or destroy almost every minion. But be aware that this card is not so strong if you rely on its effect.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Lay on Hands is a paladin ability from World of Warcraft that heals the target for an amount equal to the casting paladin's health. One of the paladin's most infamous abilities, it is frequently used to save a target (often the paladin himself) from imminent death, effectively restarting the fight from full health. It has often been criticised for its power, largely by players not familiar with the other weaknesses of the paladin class, due to its ability to allow the paladin to apparently cheat death.

Both spells are based on the 'laying on of hands', a real-world ritual found in many faiths, which can take many different forms.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Lay on Hands, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Alpha patch (unknown date, pre-May 2013): Text changed from "Restore 8 Health. Draw 2 cards." to "Restore 8 Health. Draw 3 cards."