Lyra the Sunshard
|Set:||Journey to Un'Goro|
|Tags:||Class-related, Random, Spell-generating, Spell-related, Triggered effect|
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.
How to get[edit | edit source]
|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|
Give a minion +2/+2.
Restore 3 Health. Finally a cure for degenerates.
Swap a minion's Attack and Health. "Help! I've fallen and I can't get down!"
Restore 5 Health to a minion and your hero. By accepting this healing, you agree to the following terms…
Discover a copy of a minion in your opponent's deck. Zerek got sick of fighting over the remote.
Restore 5 Health. Flash! Ahhhhhhh~
|Potion of Madness||Common||Priest||1|
Gain control of an enemy minion with 2 or less Attack until the end of the turn. You'd be insane NOT to drink it!
|Power Word: Glory||Common||Priest||1|
Choose a minion. Whenever it attacks, restore 4 Health to your hero. The promise of glory is a powerful tool to get minions to do your bidding. Only slightly less powerful than the promise of an ice cream bar!
Copy a spell in your opponent's deck and add it to your hand. She prefers calling it "Psionic Tickling."
Restore 6 Health to all friendly characters. Taken up an octave, it's highly effective against stained glass golems.
Double a minion's Health. Double the trouble. Double the fun!
Deal 5 damage to the enemy hero. This spell blasts you directly in the MIND.
Silence a friendly minion. Draw a card. Even better than a hot shower with vigorous scrubbing!
Choose a minion. Add a copy of it to your hand. “The spirits spoke to me.”
"What did they say?"
"You had lethal two turns ago."
Deal 1 damage to all minions. We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, stolen from you!
|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.
Give a minion +2/+2.
Gains a bonus effect in your hand. "Here, taste this." (Slurp) "What is it?" "I don't know, I found it in one of the labs."
Give a minion +2/+4 and Spell Damage +1. Velen wrote a "Lovely Card" for Tyrande with a picture of the Deeprun Tram that said "I Choo-Choo-Choose you!"
|Power Word: Tentacles||Common||Priest||5|
Give a minion +2/+6. Because you're wrapped in a protective layer of… tentacles?
Choose an enemy minion. Shuffle it into your deck. It's perfectly safe as long as you remember to put in air holes.
|Light of the Naaru||Rare||Priest||1|
Restore 3 Health. If the target is still damaged, summon a Lightwarden. "Light it up!" - Command given to both Lightwardens and Goblins holding Flamecannons.
Give all enemy minions -3 Attack this turn only. I hope you didn't disenchant your Shadow Word: Horror!
Put a copy of an enemy minion into your hand. "Are you interested in... HEALTH benefits?!"
Summon a random friendly minion that died this game. I walked into the dungeon and noticed a slain adventurer. In his final moments, he had scrawled out a message in the dust on the wall beside him. Two words: "rez plz"
Give a minion +2/+2. Add 'More Arms!' to your hand that gives +2/+2. All the better to hug you with!
Summon 1/1 copies of 2 friendly Deathrattle minions that died this game. If you're experiencing resurrection sickness, press 1.
Discover a friendly minion that died this game. Summon it. What do you mean I don't get overtime pay for this?!
|Greater Healing Potion||Rare||Priest||4|
Restore 12 health to a friendly character. Filled with electrolytes!
|Shadow Word: Horror||Rare||Priest||4|
Destroy all minions with 2 or less Attack. It's more succinct than "Shadow Word: Suck Into Vortex."
Copy 3 cards in your opponent's deck and add them to your hand. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Seconds, anyone?
Deal 3 damage to all minions. Shuffle this card into your opponent's deck. MOM! DAD! DON'T TOUCH IT! IT'S EVIL!!!!!!
Deal 4 damage to a minion. If that kills it, add a copy of it to your hand. For a healthier option, try Holy Water: Zero.
Force each minion to attack another random minion. Black Friday gets worse every year.
Deal 5 damage. Restore 5 Health to your hero. Often followed by Holy Smokes!
Summon a 5/5 copy of a random minion in your deck. Difficult to bottle up and sell. But it packs a punch.
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.) A diamond, white, this stone the eighth
A precious jewel for those of faith
A whispered prayer restores the lost
But none among them know the cost.
|Free From Amber||Rare||Priest||8|
Discover a minion that costs (8) or more. Summon it. Bingo! Minion DNA!
Spend all your Mana. Summon a random minion that costs that much. But the minion arrives covered in goo.
Swap the Attack and Health of all minions. This minion is really powerful!
|Embrace the Shadow||Epic||Priest||2|
This turn, your healing effects deal damage instead. For when your Auchenai Soulpriests call in sick.
Discover a copy of a spell in your deck. This one’s a bird. And here’s a bunny!
Your Hero Power becomes 'Deal 2 damage'. If already in Shadowform: 3 damage. If a bright light shines on a priest in Shadowform… do they cast a shadow?
|Surrender to Madness||Epic||Priest||3|
Destroy 3 of your Mana Crystals. Give all minions in your deck +2/+2. Never give up, always surrender!
Choose a friendly minion. Summon a copy of it with 1 Health remaining. "I… I dreamed I accidentally crafted a golden Millhouse! It was so REAL!"
|Power Word: Replicate||Epic||Priest||5|
Choose a friendly minion. Summon a 5/5 copy of it. Available as a bundle, along with Power Words: Detonate, Animate, Annihilate, and Paper Weight.
Deal 5 damage to all minions except Dragons. No one was brave enough to fire the dragon in person… so they made the potion do it.
Choose an enemy minion. At the start of your turn, take control of it. Once you both get comfortable, darkness is actually pretty snuggly.
Deal damage to each minion equal to its Attack. This is what happens when you allow goblins to be priests.
Shuffle all minions into your opponent's deck. Everybody! Hit the deck!
|Awaken the Makers||Legendary||Priest||1|
Quest: Summon 7 Deathrattle minions.
Reward: Amara, Warden of Hope. They keep hitting the Snooze button.
|Zerek's Cloning Gallery||Legendary||Priest||9|
Summon a 1/1 copy of each minion in your deck. Cloning can be a jarring experience.
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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".
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.
- Lyra's voice modulation is notably absent on certain mobile devices, causing her to sound more feminine.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 126.96.36.19936 (2017-04-04) Added.
References[edit | edit source]
- Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2017-04-17).
- Donais, Mike and Peter Whalen. Interview by Cam Shea (2017-05-14). Hearthstone: Designing Un'Goro's Most Innovative Legendary Minions.