Power Word: Shield

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Power Word: Shield
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Set: Basic
Type: Spell
Class: Priest
Cost: 1
Abilities: Draw cards, Increment attribute
Tags: Targeted
Artist: Jessica Jung

Give a minion +2 Health.
Draw a card.

Sure the extra protection is nice, but the shield really reduces visibility.

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Power Word: Shield is a priest spell card, from the Basic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of Power Word: Shield are automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the priest class.

Two Golden copies of Power Word: Shield are a reward for raising a priest to levels 47 and 48.

Power Word: Shield is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

One of the priest's many Health-boosting effects, Power Word: Shield can be very useful for protecting valuable minions, and can be particularly handy for use with Lightspawn. Extra health granted by Power Word: Shield can be doubled with Divine Spirit and/or translated into Attack with Inner Fire. In addition, Power Word: Shield's card draw effect makes it the cheapest non-conditional card-drawing effect in the game, adding an additional advantage to this already cost-efficient spell.

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]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Power Word: Shield, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Patch (2013-10-02): Give a minion +2 Health. Draw a card. [1 mana, Common]
  • Previously: Give a minion +3 Health. [1 mana, Common]