Lyra the Sunshard

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Lyra the Sunshard
Lyra the Sunshard(55545).png
Lyra the Sunshard(55545) Gold.png
Set: Journey to Un'Goro
Type: Minion
Subtype: 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 purchased online from the Battle.net shop, 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
Kazakus Potion None 1
 
Kazakus Potion None 5
 
Kazakus Potion None 10
 
Binding Heal Common Priest 1
Restore 5 Health to a minion and your hero. By accepting this healing, you agree to the following terms…
Flash Heal Common Priest 1
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!
Psionic Probe Common Priest 1
Copy a spell in your opponent's deck and add it to your hand. She prefers calling it "Psionic Tickling."
Mind Blast Common Priest 2
Deal 5 damage to the enemy hero. This spell blasts you directly in the MIND.
Purify Common Priest 2
Silence a friendly minion. Draw a card. Even better than a hot shower with vigorous scrubbing!
Spirit Lash Common Priest 2
Lifesteal
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. 
Unidentified Elixir Common Priest 3
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."
Velen's Chosen Common Priest 3
Give a minion +2/+4 and Spell Damage +1Velen 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?
Entomb Common Priest 6
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.
Pint-Size Potion Rare Priest 1
Give all enemy minions -3 Attack this turn only. I hope you didn't disenchant your Shadow Word: Horror!
Convert Rare Priest 2
Put a copy of an enemy minion into your hand. "Are you interested in... HEALTH benefits?!"
Resurrect Rare Priest 2
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"
Twilight's Call Rare Priest 3
Summon 1/1 copies of 2 friendly Deathrattle minions that died this game. If you're experiencing resurrection sickness, press 1.
Eternal Servitude Rare Priest 4
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."
Devour Mind Rare Priest 5
Copy 3 cards in your opponent's deck and add them to your hand. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Seconds, anyone?
Excavated Evil Rare Priest 5
Deal 3 damage to all minions. Shuffle this card into your opponent's deck. MOM! DAD! DON'T TOUCH IT! IT'S EVIL!!!!!!
Shadow Essence Rare Priest 6
Summon a 5/5 copy of a random minion in your deck. Difficult to bottle up and sell. But it packs a punch.
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.) 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!
Forbidden Shaping Epic Priest 0
Spend all your Mana. Summon a random minion that costs that much. But the minion arrives covered in goo.
Confuse Epic Priest 2
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.
Shadow Visions Epic Priest 2
Discover a copy of a spell in your deck. This one’s a bird. And here’s a bunny!
Dragonfire Potion Epic Priest 6
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.
Embrace Darkness Epic Priest 6
Choose an enemy minion. At the start of your turn, take control of it. Once you both get comfortable, darkness is actually pretty snuggly.
Lightbomb Epic Priest 6
Deal damage to each minion equal to its Attack. This is what happens when you allow goblins to be priests.
Psychic Scream Epic Priest 7
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.
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Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Behold, the glory of a new sun!
Attack
Illuminate!

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