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.

Once the regular version has been obtained, both regular and golden versions can be crafted and disenchanted.

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]

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