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Cobalt Guardian
2030 • GVG_062
Regular
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Golden
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
BG removed tavern minion
Set:Goblins vs GnomesGoblins vs Gnomes
Type:Minion
Minion type:Mech
Class:PaladinPaladin
Rarity:RareRare
Cost:5 Mana icon.png
Attack:6 Attack icon.png
Health:3 Health
Artist:Jim Nelson
Whenever you summon a Mech, gain Divine Shield.
Flavor text

Guardians used to be built out of Adamantium, but production got moved to Gadgetzan and Cobalt was cheap.

Keywords
TRIGGER_VISUAL
Referenced tags
DIVINE_SHIELD
Full tags
RARITY=3 CLASS=5 COLLECTIBLE=1 ELITE=0 COST=5 HEALTH=3 ATK=6 CARDTYPE=4 CARDRACE=17 ENCHANTMENT_BIRTH_VISUAL=0 ENCHANTMENT_IDLE_VISUAL=0 DIVINE_SHIELD=1 TRIGGER_VISUAL=1 TECH_LEVEL=3
Wiki tags
None
Wiki referenced tags
Divine Shield-granting, Mech-related, Summoning-related, Triggered effect
External links

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Cobalt Guardian is a rare paladin minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

Other versions[]

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
TypeSourcePremiumQ.
Card packs
Goblins vs Gnomes Pack
Wild Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting100 dustdustRegular1
Crafting800 dustdustGolden1

Notes[]

  • Cobalt Guardian does not have Divine Shield when summoned: it gains Divine Shield only if and when another friendly Mech is subsequently summoned. In particular:
    • This minion's triggered effect gives Divine Shield to the Cobalt Guardian, not to other minions.
    • Cobalt Guardian triggers whenever a friendly Mech is summoned by any means, including being played from the hand or summoned by summon effects such as LegacyHarvest Golem's Deathrattle.[1]
  • Cobalt Guardian triggers immediately after the minion is summoned, prior to other triggers like LegacyQuesting Adventurer or NaxxramasUndertaker.[2]

Strategy[]

An aggressive statted minion for Mech-based decks, this minion's low Health makes it vulnerable unless it has Divine Shield active. While the most obvious way to protect it is to immediately follow its summoning with another Mech, if this is not possible protective buffs can be useful to allow it to survive until one can be summoned.

By summoning a Mech, the Deathrattle of LegacyHarvest Golem (and potentially Goblins vs GnomesPiloted Shredder, Goblins vs GnomesPiloted Sky Golem, Goblins vs GnomesSneed's Old Shredder) will cause this minion to gain Divine Shield. This can be effective for immediately re-shielding a Cobalt Guardian following AoE such as LegacyFlamestrike. In these cases, the opponent should deal damage to the Guardian to first remove its Divine Shield before using AoE that will cause other Mechs to be summoned.

Sounds[]

Play
Attack
Death


Lore[]

The only known Cobalt Guardian in Warcraft history is one of the four Stone Guard, enchanted stone quilen beasts that guard the entrance to the Mogu'shan Vaults. However, this is clearly a very different guardian to the one depicted in this card.

Trivia[]

  • The death quote of this minion references Error 37, a common launch day error in Diablo III. This error meant that the servers were busy. Due to Diablo III requiring a connection to the servers in order to play either Singleplayer or Multiplayer, the error became a meme among players.

Gallery[]

Cobalt Guardian, full art

Early preliminary sketch of Cobalt Guardian

Patch changes[]

Goblins vs Gnomes logo.png Patch 2.0.0.7234 (2014-12-04): Added.

References[]

 
  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-24). 
  2. Tested by User:Taohinton, 2015-02-08. Cobalt Guardian activates before LegacyQuesting Adventurer; before auras are applied; before Battlecry; and before LegacyKnife Juggler - regardless of order of play.
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