Lyra the Sunshard

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Lyra the Sunshard
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Set: Journey to Un'Goro
Type: Minion
Minion type: Elemental
Class: Priest
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 5
Attack: 3
Health: 5
Abilities: Generate
Tags: Class-related, Random, Spell-generating, Spell-related, Triggered effect
Artist: Phil Saunders

Whenever you cast a spell, add a random Priest spell to your hand.

Arise, fair sun, and kill my envious foes. They don't have a legendary as beautiful as you.

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Lyra the Sunshard is a legendary priest minion card, from the Journey to Un'Goro set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Lyra the Sunshard can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Lyra the Sunshard 1600 400
Golden Lyra the Sunshard 3200 1600

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Lyra the Sunshard is a Priest card which functions as a superb value engine. Lyra in addition to Radiant Elementals can provide a player with a large supply of Priest spells to cycle through for very cheap, resulting in tremendous card advantage.

Priest spells that would kill Lyra, like Dragonfire Potion, will end the chain. You can also receive spells that require a target, like Potion of Madness or Shadow Madness - if no suitable target exists, these spells are uncastable and can end the chain if you have no other spells left.

Lyra is also an Elemental, and can substantially bolster the power of an Elemental Priest deck. While Elemental decks are usually creature-heavy, easily playable spells like Power Word: Shield and Shadow Visions can become worthwhile to include in these decks when combined with Lyra.

Possible cards[edit | edit source]

The below table lists all collectible priest cards available in Wild format, representing the full range of possible summons from Lyra the Sunshard. Quest cards cannot be generated through random effects, so Awaken the Makers is omitted from the list.

Name / Desc Rarity Class Cost Description
Forbidden Shaping Epic Priest 0 Spend all your Mana. Summon a random minion that costs that much.
Regenerate Common Priest 0 Restore 3 Health.
Topsy Turvy Common Priest 0 Swap a minion's Attack and Health.
Awaken the Makers Legendary Priest 1 Quest: Summon 7 Deathrattle minions.
Reward: Amara, Warden of Hope.
Binding Heal Common Priest 1 Restore 5 Health to a minion and your hero.
Cloning Device Common Priest 1 Discover a copy of a minion in your opponent's deck.
Flash Heal Common Priest 1 Restore 5 Health.
Kazakus Potion None 1
Light of the Naaru Rare Priest 1 Restore 3 Health. If the target is still damaged, summon a Lightwarden.
Pint-Size Potion Rare Priest 1 Give all enemy minions -3 Attack this turn only.
Potion of Madness Common Priest 1 Gain control of an enemy minion with 2 or less Attack until the end of the turn.
Power Word: Glory Common Priest 1 Choose a minion. Whenever it attacks, restore 4 Health to your hero.
Psionic Probe Common Priest 1 Copy a spell in your opponent's deck and add it to your hand.
Confuse Epic Priest 2 Swap the Attack and Health of all minions.
Convert Rare Priest 2 Put a copy of an enemy minion into your hand.
Divine Hymn Common Priest 2 Restore 6 Health to all friendly characters.
Divine Spirit Common Priest 2 Double a minion's Health.
Embrace the Shadow Epic Priest 2 This turn, your healing effects deal damage instead.
Mind Blast Common Priest 2 Deal 5 damage to the enemy hero.
Purify Common Priest 2 Silence a friendly minion. Draw a card.
Resurrect Rare Priest 2 Summon a random friendly minion that died this game.
Seance Common Priest 2 Choose a minion. Add a copy of it to your hand.
Shadow Visions Epic Priest 2 Discover a copy of a spell in your deck.
Spirit Lash Common Priest 2 Lifesteal
Deal 1 damage to all minions.
Elixir of Hope Common Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+2 and "Deathrattle: Return this minion to your hand."
Elixir of Life Common Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+2 and Lifesteal.
Elixir of Purity Common Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+2 and Divine Shield.
Elixir of Shadows Common Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+2. Summon a 1/1 copy of it.
Extra Arms Rare Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+2. Add 'More Arms!' to your hand that gives +2/+2.
More Arms! None Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+2.
Shadowform Epic Priest 3 Your Hero Power becomes 'Deal 2 damage'. If already in Shadowform: 3 damage.
Surrender to Madness Epic Priest 3 Destroy 3 of your Mana Crystals. Give all minions in your deck +2/+2.
Twilight's Call Rare Priest 3 Summon 1/1 copies of 2 friendly Deathrattle minions that died this game.
Unidentified Elixir Common Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+2.
Gains a bonus effect in your hand.
Velen's Chosen Common Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+4 and Spell Damage +1.
Vivid Nightmare Epic Priest 3 Choose a friendly minion. Summon a copy of it with 1 Health remaining.
Eternal Servitude Rare Priest 4 Discover a friendly minion that died this game. Summon it.
Greater Healing Potion Rare Priest 4 Restore 12 health to a friendly character.
Shadow Word: Horror Rare Priest 4 Destroy all minions with 2 or less Attack.
Devour Mind Rare Priest 5 Copy 3 cards in your opponent's deck and add them to your hand.
Excavated Evil Rare Priest 5 Deal 3 damage to all minions.

Shuffle this card into your opponent's deck.

Holy Water Rare Priest 5 Deal 4 damage to a minion. If that kills it, add a copy of it to your hand.
Kazakus Potion None 5
Mass Hysteria Rare Priest 5 Force each minion to attack another random minion.
Power Word: Replicate Epic Priest 5 Choose a friendly minion. Summon a 5/5 copy of it.
Power Word: Tentacles Common Priest 5 Give a minion +2/+6.
Dragonfire Potion Epic Priest 6 Deal 5 damage to all minions except Dragons.
Embrace Darkness Epic Priest 6 Choose an enemy minion. At the start of your turn, take control of it.
Entomb Common Priest 6 Choose an enemy minion.

Shuffle it into your deck.

Holy Fire Rare Priest 6 Deal 5 damage. Restore 5 Health to your hero.
Lightbomb Epic Priest 6 Deal damage to each minion equal to its Attack.
Shadow Essence Rare Priest 6 Summon a 5/5 copy of a random minion in your deck.
Diamond Spellstone Rare Priest 7 Resurrect 3 different friendly minions. (Cast 4 spells to upgrade.)
Greater Diamond Spellstone Rare Priest 7 Resurrect 4 different friendly minions.
Lesser Diamond Spellstone Rare Priest 7 Resurrect 2 different friendly minions. (Cast 4 spells to upgrade.)
Psychic Scream Epic Priest 7 Shuffle all minions into your opponent's deck.
Free From Amber Rare Priest 8 Discover a minion that costs (8) or more. Summon it.
Zerek's Cloning Gallery Legendary Priest 9 Summon a 1/1 copy of each minion in your deck.
Kazakus Potion None 10
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Quotes[edit | edit source]

Behold, the glory of a new sun!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Lyra is unique to Hearthstone. She is some form of powerful elemental being, ostensibly associated with the sun and possibly the Light. Peter Whalen describes her as "basically on the level of an elemental lord".[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Lyra the Sunshard came into being when the designers decided Priest needed to be "one of these trickier classes". Lyra was a 4 mana 3/5 initially, but proved to be too good in play-testing.[2]
  • Lyra's voice modulation is notably absent on certain mobile devices, causing her to sound more feminine.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Lyra the Sunshard, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2017-04-17). 
  2. Donais, Mike and Peter Whalen. Interview by Cam Shea (2017-05-14). Hearthstone: Designing Un'Goro's Most Innovative Legendary Minions