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Shield Block
Cost:3 Mana icon.png
Abilities:Draw cards, Gain Armor
Artist:Michael Komarck
Gain 5 Armor. Draw a card.
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Shields were invented because Face Block is USELESS.

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Shield Block is a warrior spell card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Basic set. It grants the warrior 5 Armor and causes them to draw a card.

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How to get[]

Two copies of regular and golden Shield Block 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 Shield Block were a reward for raising a warrior to level 8.
  • Two Golden copies of Shield Block were a reward for raising a warrior to levels 28 and 30.


Shield Block is a cheap draw card when you consider the 5 Armor it provides. It also synergizes well with Shield Slam, allowing for a 4 mana 5 damage removal.

If you are in a control vs control match, or any other match expected to go into Fatigue, it is usually a good idea to not play Shield Block if you draw it late. The extra draw will put you further into Fatigue than your opponent, eventually negating the Armor you gained.


"My faith be my shield."—Mojo Mender Ja'nah
"Mine be dis huge metal thing, mon."—Indalamar

In World of Warcraft, Shield Block is a defensive Protection warrior ability that increases the chance to block by 25% for 6 seconds. It can only be used when the warrior has a shield equipped.



Shield Block, full art

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