Power Word: Shield

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

Other versions

How to get

The Regular and Golden copies of Power Word: Shield are uncraftable. They have special unlock requirements and cannot be crafted, disenchanted, or opened from card packs:
LegacyUnlock Wild formatRegular, Golden2

Previous availability

Power Word: Shield used to be obtainable through these means.

Custom Level up priest to 47 until March 30, 2021.Golden 1
Custom Level up priest to 48 until March 30, 2021.Golden 1
Custom Unlock priest until March 30, 2021.Regular 2

Related with

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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.



Patch changes

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch (2021-03-25):
    • 2021-03-30: Moved from Basic to Legacy set.
    • Now costs 1 mana (Up from 0). Now draws a card. Now has Holy spell school (previously: no spell school).
  • Ashes of Outland logo.pngPatch (2020-03-26):
    • Now costs 0 mana (Down from 1). No longer draws a card.
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Closed beta, 2013-12-10):
    • Golden card unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked at Level 47." (previously: "Unlocked at Level 20.").
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Closed beta, 2013-10-02):
    • Now reads: "Give a minion +2 Health. Draw a card." (previously: "Give a minion +3 Health.")
    • Unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked at Level 1." (previously: no special unlock requirement).
    • Golden card unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked at Level 20." (previously: no special unlock requirement).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Alpha, April or May 2013):
    • Added.

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