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Power Word: Shield
Regular
Power Word: Shield
Gold
Golden Power Word: Shield
Set:LegacyLegacy
Type:Spell
Spell school:Holy
Class:PriestPriest
Rarity:Free
Cost:1 Mana icon.png
Abilities:Increment attribute
Wiki tags:Targeted
Artist:Jessica Jung
Give a minion +2 Health. Draw a card.
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Sure the extra protection is nice, but the shield really reduces visibility.

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Power Word: Shield is a priest spell card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Basic set.

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How to get[]

Two copies of regular and golden Power Word: Shield are automatically given after the player completes the Ranked's New player experience system, unlocking Wild and Classic format.

They are uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Previous availability[]

Prior Year of the Gryphon's rotation on March 30, 2021:

  • Two copies of Power Word: Shield were automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the priest class.
  • Two Golden copies of Power Word: Shield were a reward for raising a priest to levels 47 and 48.

Strategy[]

One of the Priest's many Health-boosting effects, Power Word: Shield is one of the earliest available Health-buffing cards that Priests have access to. While 2 extra Health may not be much, it can mean a difference between a living and dead minion in the early game and as a 0-cost card it can be played without sacrificing tempo. However, this card's low overall impact makes it difficult to include in a deck. On the other hand, combined with Gadgetzan Auctioneer it becomes an efficient way to draw cards from your deck, giving it utility in combo decks that need fast draw.

Lore[]

In World of Warcraft, Power Word: Shield (abbreviated PW:S) is a defensive Discipline Power Word available at level 5. It creates a protective shield around a friendly target which absorbs a set amount of damage. The spell additionally grants the Borrowed Time buff, increasing Haste gains from all sources for a few seconds. To prevent overuse, Power Word: Shield also gives the target the 15-second Weakened Soul debuff, which must elapse before another shield can be applied.

While Power Word: Shield is a valuable spell for any priest, Discipline priests have the opportunity to improve it far beyond its base effect, empowering it with their mastery and reducing its downtime. Power Word: Shield is undoubtedly one of the signature spells of the Discipline priest, protecting the target with a powerful shield that can seem unbreakable.

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Gallery[]

Power Word: Shield, full art

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