Crystal Lion

Crystal Lion Card

Crystal Lion is a 6 Mana Cost Rare Paladin Minion card from the Kobolds and Catacombs set!

Card Text

Divine Shield Costs (1) less for each Silver Hand Recruit you control.

Flavor Text

Standard issue recruit gear: 1 silver sword, 1 Lordaeron insignia, 2 bags of crystal kibble.

Crystal Lion Decks

These are the most recent decks that have featured Crystal Lion in the last year.

Crystal Lion Full Card Art

Crystal Lion Full Art

34 Comments

  1. Till
    December 3, 2017 at 3:43 am

    I think this would be cooler if it was a Silver Lion. Because you need Silver Hand Recruits.

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    • A13x
      December 5, 2017 at 9:12 am

      I think it is already cooler because crystal mana cost reduction.

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  2. Cedrik Blommestijn
    December 2, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I love hearthstone soms much. It is zo great for a break after studying . These cards of the new expansion look SO dick. Every day I am checking for new card. Every time the art looks SO awesome. To be honest l did not like the dragon rectuit thing for 2/4 and 9 maja bit this loin looks sick. Also to the community love the deck suggestion and argumentation pro and con every card. This game is just such a stress relieve for me!!! <3

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  3. Chillip
    December 2, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    You won’t be controlling any SHCs in the Duskbreaker meta though. Nice artwork

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    • Chillip
      December 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      besides, having one SHC on the board going into turn five, which is the better tempo play – this or Scalebane? The answer may not surprise you.

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  4. Cyclick
    December 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    So… this is certainly an interesting card. I think you’ll probably get a 5 mana 5/5 or 4 man 5/5 MOST of the time out of this, and with Divine Shield this isn’t a bad card. Maybe they’re trying to make Stan Against Darkness better? I mean, you can pump this out on turn 4, and turn 4 5/5 with Divine Shield is really great tempo. I guess I don’t know why this is rated so highly, and all the other Silver Hand cards are rated badly? Either way, pretty nice, like to see it in Paladin.

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  5. MockRock
    December 2, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    May well have a home in Wild where Token Paladin is a serious deck, although even then, is it really impactful enough? In Standard I don’t see this with the card pool revealed so far.

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  6. Harry
    December 2, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Too sad it only would be good if it was in a Paladin deck.

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    • Andy
      December 2, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Its a paladin only card.

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  7. Colslaughter
    December 2, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    No beast tag 🙁

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    • Gomolon
      December 3, 2017 at 10:47 am

      That would’ve really helped it, seeing as control pallys often run Curator </3

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  8. Jonathan
    December 2, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Probably my all-time favorite art.

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  9. Ab00000
    December 2, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Why does Paladin get 4 rare cards?

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  10. KaihatsuJai
    December 2, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Maaaybe to early to assess this yet.
    Seems like a card that will get better in future expansions.

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  11. PurifiedAzure
    December 2, 2017 at 10:32 am

    “Come my recruits, to Narnia!” – random talking lion of the catacombs

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  12. 2pado
    December 2, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Incredibly strong in wild

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  13. LeonardoFRei
    December 2, 2017 at 9:51 am

    A weaker version of Thing from Bellow for Pally

    Yeah it can be used in Divine shield decks, and depending on the matchup you can have one or two Silver hands to reduce the cost, but only that, 6 mana for a 5/5 is steep with value for the divine shield, but it is just a card with okay value, not enough to justify a Silver Hand deck tough

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  14. Crapcrack
    December 2, 2017 at 9:43 am

    A 6 mana 5/5 with Divine shield is not terrible plus it has an upside !
    HOWEVER Silverhand pally will most likely not be a thing.

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  15. Beast
    December 2, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Why is this not a beast???????

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    • The Fatty
      December 2, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Because its pretty clearly a magical construct of some sort

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    • Crapcrack
      December 2, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Because it’s not a living thing

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  16. KingArrudar
    December 2, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Now that 1/1 deathrattle paladin kobold that puts 3 SR’s in your hand makes sense.

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    • Ruso
      December 2, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Still doesn’t though. You have to play all of the recruits first before this thing costs less, and in the meanwhile you have a bunch of useless cards in you have and lost a ton of tempo with that 2 Mana 1/1

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      • Chillip
        December 2, 2017 at 5:35 pm

        the only “good” tempo play in standard is with double lost in the jungle the same turn. Otherwise youre just playing bad cards for little value. Probably won’t see play in standard.

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  17. Name (Required)
    December 2, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Silverhand Devine Shield paladin?

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  18. Atioras
    December 2, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Wild format
    Silver hand regent (3 mana 3/3 inspire- summon a silver hand recruit)
    Stand against darkness (5 mana to summon 5)
    Lost in the jungle (summon 2 for 1 mana)
    Muster to battle (3 mana, summon 3 silverhands, and equip a 1/4)
    Justicar Truehart (6 mana 6/3 upgrades hero power to summon 2 silverhands)
    Drygulch Jail or (new 2 mana 1/1 add 3 TO YOUR HAND)

    SYNERGIES (Not saying these are good, but it’s there)
    Steward of darkshire to give 1 health minions divine shield
    Hobgoblin to give Drygulch and the silverhands you hold +2+2 on play (not summon, spells won’t work with hobgoblin)
    Light fused stegodon for adapting on board silverhands

    Secondary synergy (Not direct synergy)
    Because of Dry gulch adding 3, 1 mana 1/1
    -Questing adventurer (unlikely)
    -Hand buff? (Ive had fun (didn’t really climb but had fun) in a hand buff paladin, but I tended tended run out of fuel, having cheap minions added for my Enforcer+Drakkari enchanter turns might make it a low tier, but climb able fun deck)

    Divine Shield-adin.
    Summon Bolvar
    Next turn steward+stand. (Or other way around, this then bolvar, depends on board state around how much you tendedoururnhenhink bolvar can survive)
    Alternatively just go hail Mary it from 10 mana
    Steward, stand, stegodon, bolvar, competitive spirit cause why not? +this card for big guy

    I think you could make a pretty meme-y deck with Silverhand? Recruit? Is this still token?
    Paladin.

    Either way, I’ve messed with totem shaman after Karazhan came out (hit rank 10), sure this card is no Thing from Below, but for 9 mana, steward+stand+1 mana 5/5?
    13/13 stats with 5/5 split across 5 having divine shield?
    (Yes that was very situational and probably not that likely to happen… but I got tired of ranking and pretty much started making meme decks for start of seasons)

    I’d give it a whirl.

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    • Mychilli
      December 2, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Don’t forget that silver hand pally is a thing in wild with quartermaster and knife juggler.

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  19. Helioshadow
    December 2, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Stand Against Darkness > Crystal Lion. 6-mana 10/10 worth of stats, that doesn’t completely get destroyed by small AoE. Meh, idk.
    I mean, as long as you have two Silver Hand Recruits, it’s a better Chillwind Yeti (and Keeling Banshee). So sure.

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  20. KillerLord
    December 2, 2017 at 8:11 am

    a 4th rare for paladin, didn’t expect this

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    • Greedyfly
      December 2, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      Yeah, what’s that about? Must be a mistake by blizzard

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      • JoyDivision
        December 5, 2017 at 12:51 am

        Can someone explain what you all mean with that … 3 Rares under the Paladin class on hearthstonetopdecks.com.

        Am I missing something?

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  21. sober667
    December 2, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Another reason to slother silver hand recruits

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  22. Mavis
    December 2, 2017 at 7:55 am
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