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Mountain Giant
Minion type:Elemental
Cost:12 Mana icon.png
Attack:8 Attack icon.png
Health:8 Health
Abilities:Increment attribute, Modify cost
Wiki tags:Hand-related, In-hand effect, Ongoing effect
Artist:Samwise Didier
Costs (1) less for each other card in your hand.
Flavor text

His mother said that he was just big boned.

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Mountain Giant is an epic neutral minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic and Hall of Fame sets.

Other versions[]

How to get[]

Mountain Giant can be obtained through Classic card packs, or through crafting.

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


  • The mana cost of this card is reduced by the number of other cards in your hand.
Example: If you have a full hand with Mountain Giant and 9 other cards your Mountain Giant costs 12 - 9 = 3 mana. If Mountain Giant is the only card in your hand it costs 12 mana, and thus it cannot be played without other cost-modifying effects.
Example: If you have 2 Mountain Giants and 7 other cards in hand, the first Mountain Giant you play will cost 12 - 8 = 4 mana, while the following one will cost 12 - 7 = 5 mana, since by playing a card (the first Mountain Giant) you were left with fewer cards in hand to discount the second Mountain Giant.
  • 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.


This card works well in card draw decks, due to its cost being reduced by the size of the player's hand. It also works well with Warlock Hero Power.

If you need just one more Mana Crystal in order to summon the Mountain Giant, do not use The Coin (unless you have a Gadgetzan Auctioneer or the enemy has Trade Prince Gallywix on the board). The Coin is a card; playing it will increase the cost of the Giant by one.

When planning a turn involving Mountain Giants, do not forget that the cost will increase with every card played (unless the card draws others). Therefore, it is often wise to play Mountain Giant as the first card of the turn, or after any draw effects have been activated. This is particularly easy to forget when playing two Mountain Giants in a row: The second one will cost one more than the first. For instance, with a full hand, two Mountain Giants will each show 3 mana cost, but once the first is played the second will cost 4, resulting in a total cost of 7 for the pair.


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Mountain giants are colossal creatures, crafted by the titans when the world was young, composed of living stone and stout flora. Benevolent and solitary by nature, the mountain giants have awakened to find that the tranquil world they once helped to shape has become a hectic battlefield of fire and sorrow. Now the mountain giants have pledged their courage and strength to the night elves' cause — and stand ready to banish the last remnants of the Burning Legion from the world. These massive melee units can take incredible amounts of punishment from attackers.


  • Mountain Giant is one of the original three Giants in Hearthstone. Several more have been added in expansions and adventure sets. All Giants are 8/8 epic minion cards, featuring a theme of their mana cost being reduced by a specific game factor.
  • This card's flavor text may be a reference to the half-giant Olympe Maxime in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, who at first claims she has no giant blood and is merely big-boned.


Mountain Giant, full art

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