Libram

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"Think you got lethal? Libram of NOPE!"

Libram is a term used to refer to the paladin spells whose cost can be reduced during a whole game by the supporting cards (currently the Aldor). All these spells' name start with "Libram".

Libram spells and their related cards are first introduced in Ashes of Outland, the first expansion of Year of the Phoenix.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Lynessa Sunsorrow will repeat every Libram used on ally cards, and will reproduce Wisdom's Deathrattle for every use.
  • The Voraxx will replay every Libram on his Plants.
  • Djinni of Zephyrs will replay the Librams on himself.
  • Lady Liadrin will give one Libram for each Libram used on allies.
  • Librams obtained by Discover or "Add to your Hand" will retain their cost reduction.
  • When a Libram is "Discovered" along with Dwarven Archaeologist and Ivory Knight, the Healing will not be reduced, since the Healing phase and the Discover phase are separated. This can be abused, as Libram of Hope can only be reduced to cost 3 using normal ways.
  • Much like every other minion summoned by related effects, the Guardian summoned by Libram of Hope has a cost paired with Attack/Health.
  • Immortal Prelate will carry every Libram of Wisdom applied to her.
  • If a reduced cost Libram is drawn by Prismatic Lens, the cost reduction is ignored, since the actual reduction is applied AFTER draw phase (Draw Phase 1-Draw Phase 2-Cost Swap-Voided Cost Reduction). The same effect happens with Shirvallah and every card that has some sort of cost reduction condition. The same logic happens with Holy Wrath (Draw Phase-Damage Phase-Cost Reduction Applied)
  • Silences will not neutralize Librams obtained by Liadrin's effect.
  • Ceremonial Maul and Spirit of the Tiger's effects will be weakened by cost reduction (0 costs will summon 0/0 cards that will be destroyed right after the summoning, except if you have Righteous Cause or Sword of Justice)

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Libram of Wisdom

Libram of Wisdom is a 2 cost buff spell that can be used indefinitly as long as the selected card is not Silenced,Polymorph or "Returned to your hand".

An "infinite" +1/+1 buff that can be reduced to cost 0 by playing Aldor related cards, giving extra early game power and a strong late game potential when combined with Lady Liadrin, as her effect provide one Wisdom for each one used, virtually giving a +10/+10 buff.

This one can be used without cost reduction, but it can be better used with at least one Aldor, becoming a free cost +1/+1 buff.

Rush and Charge cards works very well with it. The insta buff can be further improved by Sword of Justice for a instant burst of strong trades.

Immortal Prelate can indefinetly multiply your Librams. One Libram will be recovered at the first time. When summoned again and buffed by other Libram, when destroyed, she will give two instead of one and every subsequent summon will be multiplied. This effect will be repeated as long as your opponent can not eliminate her using Silence or similar effects.

Wisdom can be an option for a Galvadon deck, since you have a infinite buff, saving some cards for other approaches.

Magnetic cards buffed by Wisdom can be further re-used by Kangor's Endless Army.

Arcane Giant works well even with reduced cost, his effect is applied by spells used, not by spell cost.

  • Libram of Justice

A combined Light's Justice with Equality, but, the Health readjustment is applied only to enemy cards. The cost is considerable, but the effect is really good too, and can be used without any Aldors.

By combining 2 Aldor Truthseeker and 1 Aldor Attendant, this card becomes 0 cost.

Be careful! Silences will remove the Health readjustment.

Despite the low damage, the equiped weapon can be used to finish Reborn enemies, remove Divine Shield, bait an enemy Secret and further works with Subdue or Shrink Ray.

  • Libram of Hope

An improved Greater Pearl Spellstone along with Divine Shield and a nice healing effect. This one does not have a good work without Aldors, its high cost can be a hindrance.

Alternate, you can combine it with Prismatic Lens and Holy Wrath.

Crystalsmith Kangor and High Priest Thekal paired with Hope can give you a second life along with a huge tank on your field.

Remember to use one as a healing for a card to recover it when using Liadrin.

This effect can instantly upgrade your Zandalari Templar.

Blackguard becomes a huge threat when paired with Hope. 8 Damage along with 8 Healing, is an almost hit kill for the majority of minions.

With the right timing, a non reduced cost Hope can be useful when combined with Shirvallah at the same turn.

Voraxx and Djinni of Zephyrs will replay this spell. When together, 4 Guardians will be summoned on the same turn. Lynessa will replay one Libram by each time YOU used at ally minions, not the repeated versions used by Voraxx.

Libram cards[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Libram of Justice Common Spell Paladin 5
Equip a 1/4 weapon. Change the Health of all enemy minions to 1. Proper justice. Throw the book at him!
Libram of Wisdom Rare Spell Paladin 2
Give a minion +1/+1 and "Deathrattle: Add a 'Libram of Wisdom' spell to your hand." The best wisdom is passed on.
Libram of Hope Epic Spell Paladin 9
Restore 8 Health. Summon an 8/8 Guardian with Taunt and Divine Shield"Think you got lethal? Libram of NOPE!"
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Libram of Hope(210758).png


Related cards[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Aldor Attendant Common Minion General Paladin 1 1 3
Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of your Librams by (1) this game. Will check to make sure you have a valid libramary card.
Aldor Truthseeker Rare Minion General Paladin 5 4 6
Taunt. Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of your Librams by (2) this game. It’s under 'T.'
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Aldor Truthseeker(210759).png


Lore[edit | edit source]

Librams are holy books used by paladins.

From Wowpedia:

Prior to the Second War, Alonsus Faol presented a set of enchanted librams to the first five Knights of the Silver Hand. These holy tomes were some of the church's most ancient relics, and each libram represented what Faol saw as a core trait of the Silver Hand: retribution, holiness, protection, justice, and compassion. Faol gave one libram to each of the paladins and challenged them to become living embodiments of what their holy tomes represented.