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Arcane Giant
39426 • KAR_711
Regular
KAR 711.png
Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Golden
KAR 711 Premium1.png
Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Set:One Night in KarazhanOne Night in Karazhan
Type:Minion
Class:NeutralNeutral
Rarity:EpicEpic
Cost:12 Mana icon.png
Attack:8 Attack icon.png
Health:8 Health
Artist:Dan Scott
Costs (1) less for each spell you've cast this game.
Flavor text

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

Boolean tags
COLLECTIBLE
Wiki tags
Increment attribute, Modify cost
Wiki referenced tags
Game-related, In-hand effect, Ongoing effect, Spell-related
External links

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

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
TypeSourcePremiumQ.
AdventureDefeat Big Bad Wolf in One Night in Karazhan 2nd wing - The OperaRegular2
Crafting400 dustdustRegular1
Crafting1600 dustdustGolden1

Notes[]

  • 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 LegacyCounterspell 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 LegacyFreezing 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.
  • Mean Streets of GadgetzanDevolve has limited effect on this minion, as it will turn into the 11 mana Knights of the Frozen ThroneSnowfury Giant with the same statline.

Strategy[]

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 Journey to Un'GoroExplore 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 Journey to Un'GoroTime Warp, before playing LegacyAlexstrasza next turn and finishing off your opponent.

Sounds[]

Summon
Attack
Death

Lore[]

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

Trivia[]

  • 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[]

Arcane Giant, full art

Patch changes[]

References[]

 
  1. Tested in Patch 6.0.0.13921 (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.
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