Protect the King!

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Protect the King!
Protect the King!(42032).png
Protect the King!(42032) Gold.png
Set: One Night in Karazhan
Type: Spell
Class: Warrior
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 3
Abilities: Summon
Tags: Battlefield-related, Taunt-generating

For each enemy minion, summon a 1/1 Pawn with Taunt.

Form ranks! Everyone into the King's Tuskarr Defense!

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Protect the King! is a rare warrior spell card, from the One Night in Karazhan set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of regular Protect the King! are obtained by defeating the Chess event, the third encounter in One Night in Karazhan's first wing, The Parlor.

As a Wild format card, both regular and golden versions of Protect the King! can also be crafted for the following amounts:

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Protect the King! 100 20
Golden Protect the King! 800 100

Summoned minions[edit | edit source]

Pawn(42201).png

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This card is useful for slowing the opponent, especially if they have large minions, and lack AoE removal. Its effect is magnified by the number of enemy minions, but the 1/1 Pawns are easily removed, meaning by itself this card will usually only buy a single turn. However, combined with Bolster this card can provide excellent value, allowing the warrior to turn the tide of battle against Zoo decks.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Pawn's summon quote "En passant" refers to En passant, a chess mechanic that under certain circumstances allows a pawn to capture an enemy pawn by moving past it.
  • Artist Jim Nelson originally sketched the card's art as a more expansive scene, showing a number of pieces in battle (see below), but a decision was made to zoom in one area in order to make it clearer on the card itself.[1]
  • This is the third card to be added which has a scaling effect based on the number of enemy minions.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Jim Nelson

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Protect the King!, full art
The original sketch for the card's art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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