Arcane Giant

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Arcane Giant
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Set: One Night in Karazhan
Type: Minion
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 12 Mana icon.png
Attack: 8 Attack icon.png
Health: 8 Health
Abilities: Increment attribute, Modify cost
Tags: In-hand effect, Ongoing effect, Spell-related
Artist: Dan Scott

Costs (1) less for each spell you've cast this game.

Claims to be drawn to Karazhan because of the ley lines. Actually, just loves Moroes’ cooking.

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Arcane Giant is an epic neutral minion card, from the One Night in Karazhan set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of regular Arcane Giant are obtained by defeating the Big Bad Wolf, the second boss in One Night in Karazhan's second wing, The Opera.

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

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Arcane Giant 400 100
Golden Arcane Giant 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The mana cost of this card is reduced by 1 for each time the controlling player has successfully cast a spell that game.
    • The cost reduction of this card is not dependent on the card being in the player's hand or deck or even on the card existing at the time the spell was cast.
    • Spells that are countered by Counterspell are not counted for this minion's effect.[1]
    • Spells that are cast by effects like Yogg-Saron's Battlecry are not counted for this minion's effect.[2]
  • 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.
  • Devolve has limited effect on this minion, as it will turn into the 11 mana Snowfury Giant with the same statline.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

For its stats, this is a fantastic card. Regular decks feature at least 6 to 7 spells, which will reduce this card's cost to a minimum of five mana. Optimally, you should try to add many spells to your deck while controlling the board. This card fits well in any spell-oriented deck, especially in decks such as Miracle Rogue and Quest Mage, and has great synergy with Yogg-Saron or Explore Un'Goro. In fact, This card actually plays a huge part in a win combo in certain variants of Quest Mage - it involves playing two Arcane Giants and a Time Warp, before playing Alexstrasza next turn and finishing off your opponent.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Arcane Giant is a type of Arcane Golem, used to guard Karazhan.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Arcane Giant is one of several Giants in Hearthstone. All giants are 8/8 epic neutral minion cards, featuring a theme of their mana cost being reduced by a specific game factor.
  • At one point in development, Arcane Giant cost 35 mana before being downscaled to 12.[3]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Arcane Giant, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tested in Patch (ONiK patch)
  2. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2017-04-02). 
  3. Cam Shea (2019-02-04). Hearthstone: Peter Whalen and Dean Ayala on Designing Key Rastakhan Cards. IGN. Retrieved on 2019-02-05.