Molten Giant

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Molten Giant is an epic neutral minion card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

TypeSourceQualityCount
Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Classic
Wild
Regular1~2 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Classic
Golden Classic
Wild
Golden Wild
Golden1~2 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 400 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 1600 Dust.pngGolden1

Notes

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  • The mana cost of this card is reduced by 1 for each point your hero is below its maximum Health.
  • Contrary to the card's text, Molten Giant's mana cost is not affected by the total damage taken during the game, but only by the difference between the hero's current and maximum Health.[1]
Example: If a hero's current Health is lowered from 30 to 8, Molten Giant's mana cost will be reduced by 22, for a final cost of 0 mana; however, if a hero's Health is lowered by damage from 30 to 8, then restored to 18 using healing effects, Molten Giant's mana cost will only be reduced by 12, for a final cost of 10 mana.
  • All regular heroes have a maximum Health of 30. However, some cards, such as the Ragnaros hero created by  Majordomo Executus,  Amara, Warden of Hope, and  Prince Renathal can modify maximum Health. Since only the Health values for the current hero will determine the cost of Molten Giant (regardless of previous damage), this makes Molten Giant impossible for Ragnaros to play without other cost-modifying effects,[2] and it can be played with a higher health total for e.g. decks with Prince Renathal.
  • The mana cost of this card cannot be reduced below 0. However, further cost-reductions can help in countering cost-increasing effects like  Freezing Trap.
  • 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.


Sounds

Play
  • ▶️ EX1_620_Molten_Giant_EnterPlay2.wav <summon sound>
Attack
  • ▶️ EX1_620_Molten_Giant_Attack1.wav <attack sound>
Death
  • ▶️ EX1_620_Molten_Giant_Death1.wav <death sound>

Lore

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Molten giants are a type of giant that live in warm mountains and underground. Most live in the Molten Core. Small glowing yellow eyes peer out of a massive red stone skull. In fact, this creature's entire body is formed from chunks of red stone, even what appears to be a beard or mane. Its arms and legs are thick pillars of rock, and every inch is covered with molten veins. Molten giants are the brutal and cunning front-line defenders of Ragnaros' army.
Ragnaros pulled some of those giants from the heart of the Firelands to the Blackrock Mountain and the Molten Core. The Earthen Ring has all shamans forbidden to summon, control and direct those unpredictable and violent fire elementals. The use of such coercion could trigger an event similar to the Cataclysm, if the elements grow sufficiently angry.  Garrosh Hellscream recently ordered his dark shamans to force Molten giants into battle.

Trivia

  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Molten Core Raid Deck" series, for the card Golemagg the Incinerator.
  • Molten Giant is one of the original three Giants in Hearthstone. Several more have been added in expansions and adventure sets. All Giants are 8/8 epic minion cards, featuring a theme of their mana cost being reduced by a specific game factor.
  • Molten Giant is the first card to have a nerf reverted, albeit only because it was instead restricted to Wild format.
  • One reason for the change to Molten Giant with Patch 5.0.0.12574 (increasing base cost from 20 to 25) was to reduce the number of "evergreen" cards played in Handlock decks. Making Molten Giant less core forced players to look for useful cards in the other, rotating card sets, creating ongoing change in the deck.[3]
    • This was also the reason behind reverting the change and instead moving to the Hall of Fame, allowing Wild players to use it forever while still spicing up the decks for Standard format.

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