Lyra the Sunshard

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Lyra the Sunshard
Regular
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Gold
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Set: Journey to Un'Goro
Type: Minion
Minion type: Elemental
Class: Priest
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 5 Mana icon.png
Attack: 3 Attack icon.png
Health: 5 Health
Abilities: Generate
Tags: Class-related, Random, Spell-generating, Spell-related, Triggered effect
Artist: Phil Saunders

Whenever you cast a spell, add a random Priest spell to your hand.

Arise, fair sun, and kill my envious foes. They don't have a legendary as beautiful as you.

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Lyra the Sunshard is a legendary priest minion card, from the Journey to Un'Goro set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Lyra the Sunshard can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Lyra the Sunshard 1600 400
Golden Lyra the Sunshard 3200 1600

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Lyra the Sunshard is a Priest card which functions as a superb value engine. Lyra in addition to Radiant Elementals can provide a player with a large supply of Priest spells to cycle through for very cheap, resulting in tremendous card advantage.

Priest spells that would kill Lyra, like Dragonfire Potion, will end the chain. You can also receive spells that require a target, like Potion of Madness or Shadow Madness - if no suitable target exists, these spells are uncastable and can end the chain if you have no other spells left.

Lyra is also an Elemental, and can substantially bolster the power of an Elemental Priest deck. While Elemental decks are usually creature-heavy, easily playable spells like Power Word: Shield and Shadow Visions can become worthwhile to include in these decks when combined with Lyra.

Possible cards[edit | edit source]

The below table lists all collectible priest cards available in Wild format, representing the full range of possible summons from Lyra the Sunshard. Quest cards cannot be generated through random effects, so Awaken the Makers is omitted from the list.

Name / Desc Rarity School Class Cost Description
Circle of Healing Common Holy Priest 0 Restore 4 Health to ALL minions.
Forbidden Shaping Epic Shadow Priest 0 Spend all your Mana. Summon a random minion that costs that much.
Forbidden Words Rare Shadow Priest 0 Spend all your Mana. Destroy a minion with that much Attack or less.
Lazul's Scheme Epic Shadow Priest 0 Reduce the Attack of an enemy minion by 1 until your next turn.
(Upgrades each turn!)
Regenerate Common Holy Priest 0 Restore 3 Health.
Silence Common Shadow Priest 0 Silence a minion.
Topsy Turvy Common General Priest 0 Swap a minion's Attack and Health.
Whispers of EVIL Common General Priest 0 Add a Lackey to your hand.
Activate the Obelisk Legendary General Priest 1 Quest: Restore 15 Health.
Reward: Obelisk's Eye.
Awaken the Makers Legendary General Priest 1 Quest: Summon 7 Deathrattle minions.
Reward: Amara, Warden of Hope.
Binding Heal Common Holy Priest 1 Restore 5 Health to a minion and your hero.
Cloning Device Common General Priest 1 Discover a copy of a minion in your opponent's deck.
Flash Heal Common Holy Priest 1 Restore 5 Health.
Holy Smite Free Holy Priest 1 Deal 3 damage to a minion.
Kazakus Potion None General 1
Light of the Naaru Rare Holy Priest 1 Restore 3 Health. If the target is still damaged, summon a Lightwarden.
Mind Vision Free Shadow Priest 1 Put a copy of a random card in your opponent's hand into your hand.
Pint-Size Potion Rare Shadow Priest 1 Give all enemy minions -3 Attack this turn only.
Potion of Madness Common Shadow Priest 1 Gain control of an enemy minion with 2 or less Attack until the end of the turn.
Power Word: Glory Common Holy Priest 1 Choose a minion. Whenever it attacks, restore 4 Health to your hero.
Power Word: Shield Free Holy Priest 1 Give a minion +2 Health. Draw a card.
Psionic Probe Common Shadow Priest 1 Copy a spell in your opponent's deck and add it to your hand.
Radiance Free Holy Priest 1 Restore 5 Health to your hero.
Confuse Epic Shadow Priest 2 Swap the Attack and Health of all minions.
Convert Rare General Priest 2 Put a copy of an enemy minion into your hand.
Divine Hymn Common Holy Priest 2 Restore 6 Health to all friendly characters.
Divine Spirit Common Holy Priest 2 Double a minion's Health.
Embrace the Shadow Epic Shadow Priest 2 This turn, your healing effects deal damage instead.
Holy Ripple Rare Holy Priest 2 Deal 1 damage to all enemies. Restore 1 Health to all friendly characters.
Mind Blast Common Shadow Priest 2 Deal 5 damage to the enemy hero.
Penance Common Holy Priest 2 Lifesteal
Deal 3 damage to a minion.
Purify Common Holy Priest 2 Silence a friendly minion. Draw a card.
Resurrect Rare Holy Priest 2 Summon a random friendly minion that died this game.
Seance Common Shadow Priest 2 Choose a minion. Add a copy of it to your hand.
Shadow Visions Epic Shadow Priest 2 Discover a copy of a spell in your deck.
Shadow Word: Death Free Shadow Priest 2 Destroy a minion with 5 or more Attack.
Shadow Word: Pain Free Shadow Priest 2 Destroy a minion with 3 or less Attack.
Shadowform Epic Shadow Priest 2 Your Hero Power becomes 'Deal 2 damage.'
Spirit Lash Common Shadow Priest 2 Lifesteal
Deal 1 damage to all minions.
Thoughtsteal Common Shadow Priest 2 Copy 2 cards from your opponent's deck and put them into your hand.
Breath of the Infinite Rare General Priest 3 Deal 2 damage to all minions. If you're holding a Dragon, only damage enemies.
Dark Prophecy Rare Shadow Priest 3 Discover a 2-Cost minion. Summon it and give it +3 Health.
Elixir of Hope Common Holy Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+2 and "Deathrattle: Return this minion to your hand."
Elixir of Life Common Holy Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+2 and Lifesteal.
Elixir of Purity Common Holy Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+2 and Divine Shield.
Elixir of Shadows Common Shadow Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+2. Summon a 1/1 copy of it.
Extra Arms Rare General Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+2. Add 'More Arms!' to your hand that gives +2/+2.
More Arms! None General Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+2.
Shadow Madness Rare Shadow Priest 3 Gain control of an enemy minion with 3 or less Attack until end of turn.
Surrender to Madness Epic Shadow Priest 3 Destroy 3 of your Mana Crystals. Give all minions in your deck +2/+2.
Twilight's Call Rare Shadow Priest 3 Summon 1/1 copies of 2 friendly Deathrattle minions that died this game.
Unidentified Elixir Common Holy Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+2.
Gains a bonus effect in your hand.
Velen's Chosen Common Holy Priest 3 Give a minion +2/+4 and Spell Damage +1.
Vivid Nightmare Epic General Priest 3 Choose a friendly minion. Summon a copy of it with 1 Health remaining.
Eternal Servitude Rare Shadow Priest 4 Discover a friendly minion that died this game. Summon it.
Grave Rune Common Shadow Priest 4 Give a minion "Deathrattle: Summon 2 copies of this."
Greater Healing Potion Rare Holy Priest 4 Restore 12 health to a friendly character.
Holy Nova Free Holy Priest 4 Deal 2 damage to all enemy minions. Restore 2 Health to all friendly characters.
Mass Dispel Rare Holy Priest 4 Silence all enemy minions. Draw a card.
Mindgames Epic Shadow Priest 4 Put a copy of a random minion from your opponent's deck into the battlefield.
Power Infusion Free Holy Priest 4 Give a minion +2/+6.
Shadow Word: Horror Rare Shadow Priest 4 Destroy all minions with 2 or less Attack.
Shadow Word: Ruin Epic Shadow Priest 4 Destroy all minions with 5 or more Attack.
Unsleeping Soul Common Shadow Priest 4 Silence a friendly minion, then summon a copy of it.
Devour Mind Rare Shadow Priest 5 Copy 3 cards in your opponent's deck and add them to your hand.
Excavated Evil Rare Shadow Priest 5 Deal 3 damage to all minions.

Shuffle this card into your opponent's deck.

Holy Water Rare Holy Priest 5 Deal 4 damage to a minion. If that kills it, add a copy of it to your hand.
Kazakus Potion None General 5
Mass Hysteria Rare Shadow Priest 5 Force each minion to attack another random minion.
Power Word: Replicate Epic General Priest 5 Choose a friendly minion. Summon a 5/5 copy of it.
Power Word: Tentacles Common Shadow Priest 5 Give a minion +2/+6.
Time Rip Rare General Priest 5 Destroy a minion. Invoke Galakrond.
Dragonfire Potion Epic Fire Priest 6 Deal 5 damage to all minions except Dragons.
Embrace Darkness Epic Shadow Priest 6 Choose an enemy minion. At the start of your turn, take control of it.
Entomb Common General Priest 6 Choose an enemy minion.

Shuffle it into your deck.

Holy Fire Rare Holy Priest 6 Deal 5 damage. Restore 5 Health to your hero.
Lightbomb Epic Holy Priest 6 Deal damage to each minion equal to its Attack.
Shadow Essence Rare Shadow Priest 6 Summon a 5/5 copy of a random minion in your deck.
Diamond Spellstone Rare Holy Priest 7 Resurrect 3 different friendly minions. (Cast 4 spells to upgrade.)
Greater Diamond Spellstone Rare Holy Priest 7 Resurrect 4 different friendly minions.
Lesser Diamond Spellstone Rare Holy Priest 7 Resurrect 2 different friendly minions. (Cast 4 spells to upgrade.)
Psychic Scream Epic Shadow Priest 7 Shuffle all minions into your opponent's deck.
Free From Amber Rare General Priest 8 Discover a minion that costs (8) or more. Summon it.
Mass Resurrection Rare Holy Priest 9 Summon 3 friendly minions that died this game.
Plague of Death Epic Shadow Priest 9 Silence and destroy all minions.
Zerek's Cloning Gallery Legendary General Priest 9 Summon a 1/1 copy of each minion in your deck.
Kazakus Potion None General 10
Mind Control Free Shadow Priest 10 Take control of an enemy minion.
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Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Behold, the glory of a new sun!
Attack
Illuminate!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Lyra is unique to Hearthstone. She is some form of powerful elemental being, ostensibly associated with the sun and possibly the Light. Peter Whalen describes her as "basically on the level of an elemental lord".[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Lyra the Sunshard came into being when the designers decided Priest needed to be "one of these trickier classes". Lyra was a 4 mana 3/5 initially, but proved to be too good in play-testing.[2]
  • Lyra's voice modulation is notably absent on certain mobile devices, causing her to sound more feminine.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Lyra the Sunshard, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2017-04-17). 
  2. Donais, Mike and Peter Whalen. Interview by Cam Shea (2017-05-14). Hearthstone: Designing Un'Goro's Most Innovative Legendary Minions