Explosive Shot

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Explosive Shot
Explosive Shot(114).png
Explosive Shot(114) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Spell
Class: Hunter
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 5
Abilities: Deal damage
Tags: Positional effect, Targeted

Deal 5 damage to a minion and 2 damage to adjacent ones.

Pull the pin, count to 5, then shoot. Then duck.

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Explosive Shot is a rare hunter spell card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Explosive Shot can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Explosive Shot can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Explosive Shot 100 20
Golden Explosive Shot 800 100

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Explosive Shot first deals damage to the targeted minion and adjacent ones in the order center-left-right, then resolves all Damage Events (queuing and resolving triggers) in the same order.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This is a powerful card with a strong positional element. 5 damage is dealt to the target minion, while 2 damage is dealt to each of the adjacent ones. It therefore pays to choose the direct target of this spell with care, ensuring that damage is dealt in the best possible way.

When playing against a hunter, one should place their strongest minions on the edges of the board. Then only 2 minions will take damage if the hunter uses an Explosive Shot on those higher-value minions.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Grievous Bite and Meteor are the only spells other than Explosive Shot to have the same "low-high-low" damage-dealing pattern. Swipe is also similar in its ability to do one high and several low amounts of damage. Powershot and Cone of Cold are similar in damaging 3 adjacent minions.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Explosive Shot is an ability used by hunters who have specialized in Survival. Unlike in Hearthstone, Explosive Shot in World of Warcraft is a DoT rather than an AoE.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Tom Baxa

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Explosive Shot, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Patch (2013-06-22): Text changed from "Deal 6 damage to a minion and 1 damage to adjacent ones" to "Deal 5 damage to a minion and 2 damage to adjacent ones".
  • Patch (April or May 2013): Text changed from "Deal 5 damage to a minion and 1 damage to adjacent ones" to "Deal 6 damage to a minion and 1 damage to adjacent ones".