Protect the King!

Protect the King! is a 3 Mana Cost Rare Warrior Spell card from the One Night in Karazhan set!

Card Text

For each enemy minion, summon a 1/1 Pawn with Taunt.

Flavor Text

Form ranks! Everyone into the King's Tuskarr Defense!

Cards Relating to Protect the King!

Type: Minion - Cost: 1 - Attack: 1 - Health: 1


  1. Naru41
    July 23, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    This site card name is wrong. It’s not “Protect the King”, actual name is “Protect the King!”

  2. DackFayden
    August 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    No good against patron though. The Grim Patrons will simply attack into the 1/1s creating more patrons 🙁

  3. Chewylopez
    August 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Interesting counter-zoo card… May give one copy in a warrior deck a try

  4. Fruitpunch36
    August 2, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I would use it in reno otk warrior

  5. DontFeedtheEmy
    August 1, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    This card is extremely bad…what in the world is everyone smoking?!

    If you think the opponent having a huge board and playing Protect the King + Bolster + Bolster is really good I have got something super overpowered for you!

    Have a huge health minion Divine Spirit + Divine Spirit + Inner Fire!!! With this “amazing” combo you don’t even have to be losing the game horribly to a specifically only a zoo style deck to use it!

    • Roberto
      August 1, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      Yes, infact being behind on the board and filling it with 3/3 taunt is really bad. Overall against zoo which can handle quite well a single big minion (hello power overwhelming) but has To sacrifice the whole board To pass through a Wall a peons.

    • Pug
      August 1, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      I wouldn’t say it’s bad at all. Decent, at least. Seems like it could be solid in Tempo, Patron, or Dragon. Only problem is anti-synergy with whirlwind effects.

      And if you’re playing against any kind of aggro, they will likely have 3-5 minions on board at any time. This + Bolster + Bolster is a huge swing. 7 mana for 3-5 5/5 taunts? Yes please. Bolster is still bad, but I still stand by this card being good. If your opponent doesn’t have AOE, the 1/1s can soak up a lot of excess damage.

    • CD001
      August 2, 2016 at 4:27 am

      The problem with having “all your eggs in one basket” like that is that a single hard removal spell effectively destroys that minion and all your buff cards. Warrior gets away with it because of Charge; Priest – not so much. I’ve only seen that play work with really cheap, high health cards like Lightwell, played early (or Lorewalker Cho – that’s pretty horrible as you get lumbered with a handful of Divine Spirits you daren’t cast).

      Protect the King + a single bolster however gives you a 3/3 Taunt for every enemy minion for 5 mana cost. That means on turn 10 you could combo this with Leeroy Jenkins. Or that 5 mana totally counter’s the 10 cost Rafaan Mummy Zombies card.

      This isn’t a bad card, slightly situational (like Unleash the hounds) but not bad.

  6. Arkyrion
    August 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Guys, I know it’s for the king, but don’t charge the dragon, okay?

  7. Kookies
    August 1, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Something to counter aggro shaman and zoo

    • CD001
      August 2, 2016 at 4:33 am

      … with Bolster, that’d also cover Patron warrior, Rafaam (Mirror of Doom) and Token Druid.

  8. Alsozatch
    August 1, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Unleash the cheat!

  9. miliz
    August 1, 2016 at 7:47 am

    At the office of Blizzard last week :

    – Odd that in 15 decks top tier, it has there only 10 of warrior playable for the moment! Moreover, from time to time, that loses against zoo!

    – Oh whore makes a cheat card quickly!!

      August 1, 2016 at 8:14 am

      yeah, we have enough expensive warriors decks around.
      Can we have something different pls?

  10. Avagantamos
    August 1, 2016 at 6:08 am

    This and bolster!

    • Roberto
      August 1, 2016 at 7:47 am

      WOW, true.
      that’s a huge comeback……

    • Pug
      August 1, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Wow. Protect the King + Bolster + Bolster. GG aggro. Only problem is you have to play Bolster and your opponent has to have 3-7 minions to be great. A bit situational, but amazing.

    August 1, 2016 at 6:02 am

    “Protect the king” AKA “Counter-Hunleash-the-Hounds” or “wreak-zoolock” incoming!


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