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Spirit of the Tiger
Set:Rastakhan's RumbleRastakhan's Rumble
Cost:4 Mana icon.png
Attack:0 Attack icon.png
Health:3 Health
Abilities:Stealth, Summon
Wiki tags:Cost-related, Spell-related, Triggered effect
Artist:Arthur Gimaldinov
Stealth for 1 turn. Whenever you cast a spell, summon a Tiger with stats equal to its Cost.
Flavor text

Less of a cantrip and more of a cat-nip.

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Spirit of the Tiger is a rare paladin minion card, from the Rastakhan's Rumble set.

How to get[]

Spirit of the Tiger can be obtained through Rastakhan's Rumble card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Spirit of the Tiger 100 20
Golden Spirit of the Tiger 800 100

Summoned minions[]



  • The Tigers summoned by Spirit of the Tiger have Attack and Health equal to the Cost of spells cast. For example, casting a 4-mana spell will cause Spirit of the Tiger to summon a 4/4 Tiger.[1]
  • Spirit of the Tiger's effect only triggers for spells that cost 1 or more mana.[2]
  • Spirit of the Tiger's effect only triggers for spells that the player plays from their hand. It is not activated by spell copies cast by cards such as Lynessa Sunsorrow or The Voraxx.[3]


Spirit of the Tiger is a card that can generate a lot of value, so it's more effective if it can be protected by buffing its Health or hiding it behind a Taunt.

Despite being value-oriented, it can provide huge tempo swings in the right situation, for example by using Consecration against a board with small minions.

The Spirt can be used along Shrink Ray as a Last Resort. It will weaken the Spirit, all the enemy board, and summon a 5/5 Tiger.

The Tigers don't have any instant impact, so, Defender of Argus, Righteousness and similar effects can help minimize this weakness.


The Spirit of the Tiger is, as the name suggests, a spiritual manifestation[4] of Shirvallah, the tiger loa.


  • Originally during the development of Rastakhan's Rumble, before Spirit cards were referred to as "Spirits", Spirit of the Tiger was known as "Shrine to Shirvallah". Shirvallah herself was designed really early on in the development process, but it took a while to find the right design for her accompanying Spirit. At one point, Shrine to Shirvallah was a 6-mana minion with the card text "Can't attack or be attacked. Your spells cast twice", but this ended up being fairly extreme when used in combination with powerful spells like Avenging Wrath or Holy Wrath. The card's design instead shifted to summoning Tiger minions; not only did this accomplish the team's goal of wanting the card to generate value on the board rather than just bursting down the opponent, commanding a group of tigers to attack one's enemies also felt more suitable for the paladin class fantasy than supercharging one's spells.[5]


Spirit of the Tiger, full art

Patch changes[]


  1. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2018-11-20). 
  2. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2018-11-20). 
  3. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2018-11-20). 
  4. Blizzard Entertainment (2018-11-02). BlizzCon 2018 Opening Ceremony. YouTube. Retrieved on 2018-11-04.
  5. Cam Shea (2019-02-04). Hearthstone: Peter Whalen and Dean Ayala on Designing Key Rastakhan Cards. IGN. Retrieved on 2019-02-05.