Clockwork Giant

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Clockwork Giant
Clockwork Giant(12201).png
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Clockwork Giant(12201) Gold.png
Set: Goblins vs Gnomes
Type: Minion
Minion type: Mech
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 12 Mana icon.png
Attack: 8 Attack icon.png
Health: 8 Health
Abilities: Increment attribute, Modify cost
Tags: Hand-related, In-hand effect, Ongoing effect
Artist: Dan Scott

Costs (1) less for each card in your opponent's hand.

He and Mountain Giant don't get along.

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Clockwork Giant is an epic neutral minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

Other versions[edit | edit source]

How to get[edit | edit source]

Clockwork Giant can be obtained through Goblins vs Gnomes card packs, or through crafting.

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

Core set[edit | edit source]

Two copies of regular Clockwork Giant (Core) are obtained for raising sum of all your class levels to 59.

Two copies of golden Clockwork Giant (Core) are obtained for winning 2500 games across all classes.

Clockwork Giant (Core) is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The mana cost of this card is reduced by the number of cards in the opponent's hand.
Example: If your opponent has 10 cards in their hand your Clockwork Giant costs 12-10 = 2 mana, and if your opponent has 8 cards it costs 4 mana. If your opponent's hand is empty your Clockwork Giant costs 12 mana, and thus it cannot be played without other cost-modifying effects.
  • 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.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Clockwork Giant is a useful card in any match-up against players with large numbers of cards in their hands, such as control decks. When the opponent has only a few cards, the Giant will be a fairly reasonable price, but when the opponent has a large hand it becomes a very efficient (and powerful) option.

If the opponent has 5 cards in their hand, the Giant will be an 8/8 for 7 mana, making it roughly efficient. Above 7 cards the Giant becomes very efficient, potentially providing an 8/8 for just 2 mana.

Could be used in a deck with cards that give draws for your opponent like Naturalize, Coldlight Oracle, King Mukla or Dancing Swords. By increasing the opponent's hand size, the player can directly reduce the cost of their own Clockwork Giant.

As a high-cost card, this has good synergy with Holy Wrath, potentially dealing 12 damage for just 5 mana.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Clockwork Giant is the fourth Giant to be added to Hearthstone, and the first to be added in an expansion. All giants are 8/8 epic neutral minion cards, featuring a theme of their mana cost being reduced by a specific game factor. The mirror of the Mountain Giant, Clockwork Giant is the first Giant to have its cost altered by a factor related specifically to the opponent.
  • The flavor text, "He and Mountain Giant don't get along." may be a direct reference to the fact that an opponent with Mountain Giant in hand will actively hold cards to make it have a cheaper mana cost, which also lowers your Clockwork Giant mana cost.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Clockwork Giant, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

Goblins vs Gnomes logo.png Patch (2014-12-04): Added.