Power Word: Shield
Give a minion +2 Health.
Sure the extra protection is nice, but the shield really reduces visibility.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Two copies of Power Word: Shield are automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the priest class.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
One of the Priest's many Health-boosting effects, Power Word: Shield is one of the earliest available Health-buffing cards that Priests have access to. While 2 extra Health may not be much, it can mean a difference between a living and dead minion in the early game and as a 0-cost card it can be played without sacrificing tempo. However, this card's low overall impact makes it difficult to include in a deck. On the other hand, combined with Gadgetzan Auctioneer it becomes an efficient way to draw cards from your deck, giving it utility in combo decks that need fast draw.
Lore[edit | edit source]
In World of Warcraft, Power Word: Shield (abbreviated PW:S) is a defensive Discipline Power Word available at level 5. It creates a protective shield around a friendly target which absorbs a set amount of damage. The spell additionally grants the Borrowed Time buff, increasing Haste gains from all sources for a few seconds. To prevent overuse, Power Word: Shield also gives the target the 15-second Weakened Soul debuff, which must elapse before another shield can be applied.
While Power Word: Shield is a valuable spell for any priest, Discipline priests have the opportunity to improve it far beyond its base effect, empowering it with their mastery and reducing its downtime. Power Word: Shield is undoubtedly one of the signature spells of the Discipline priest, protecting the target with a powerful shield that can seem unbreakable.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Worldbreaker" series, for the card Wazix Blonktop.