Obsidian Shard

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Obsidian Shard
Obsidian Shard(55587).png
Obsidian Shard(55587) Gold.png
Set: Journey to Un'Goro
Type: Weapon
Class: Rogue
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 4
Attack: 3 Weapon-attack.png
Durability: 3 Weapon-durability.png
Abilities: Increment attribute, Modify cost
Tags: Class-related, In-hand effect, Ongoing effect
Artist: Konstantin Turovec

Costs (1) less for each card you've played from another class.

You know you’re a Rogue when a sharp rock makes you go “Ooh! Dagger!”

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Obsidian Shard is a rare rogue weapon card, from the Journey to Un'Goro set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Obsidian Shard can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs purchased online from the Battle.net shop, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Obsidian Shard 100 20
Golden Obsidian Shard 800 100

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The mana cost of this card is reduced by 1 for each time the controlling player has played a class card from another class that game.
    • The cost reduction of this card is not dependent on the card being in the player's hand or deck or even on the card existing at the time the class card was played.
    • The cost reduction of this card is determined by the number of played cards that are class cards and do not belong to your current class.
Example: If you play as a Priest and obtain some Rogue cards through Thoughtsteal and Mind Vision, the cost of any Obsidian Shard in your hand will be reduced by Rogue cards you've played before.
Example: If you play as a Rogue and your hero is replaced by Lord Jaraxxus or Majordomo Executus' Deathrattle, the mana cost of Obsidian Shard is immediately reduced also by the number of Rogue cards you played so far that game since your current class is not Rogue anymore (Lord Jaraxxus is considered a Warlock, while Ragnaros does not belong to any of the nine playable classes). [1] [2]
Example: If you play as a Rogue, tri-class cards of the Jade Lotus played so far do not reduce the cost of Obsidian Shard, since they still count as Rogue cards.[3]
  • The mana cost of this card cannot be reduced below 0. However, further cost-reductions can help in countering cost-increasing effects.
  • This card has an in-hand effect: it modifies its own mana cost only while in the player's hand, and not while the card is anywhere else.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Obsidian Shard is generally meant for decks that utilize cards that add copies of class cards from the opponent's class to your hand (Burgle, Shaku, the Collector, Hallucination, Nefarian, Undercity Huckster, and Swashburglar). The stolen cards, when played, reduce the cost of Obsidian Shard and the extra mana allows for card flexibility. The best times to use Obsidian Shard are when there are removable minions on board, or to deal chip damage to the enemy hero. Cards that synergize best with Obsidian Shard are those that buff it or that do something based on its cost, like Southsea Squidface, Bloodsail Raider, and Dread Corsair.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Obsidian Shard, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tested by User:Elekim, 22nd July 2017. After playing Lord Jaraxxus as a Rogue the mana cost of Obsidian Shard dropped from 4 to 0. (see Media:ObsidianShard_Jaraxxus_07-22-17.png).
  2. Tested by User:Elekim, 22nd July 2017. After triggering Majordomo Executus' Deathrattle as a Rogue the mana cost of Obsidian Shard dropped from 4 to 0. (see Media:ObsidianShard_Ragnaros_07-22-17.png).
  3. Tested by User:Elekim, 22nd July 2017.