Explosive Trap

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Explosive Trap
Explosive Trap(344).png
Explosive Trap(344) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Spell
Class: Hunter
Rarity: Common
Cost: 2
Abilities: Deal damage, Secret
Tags: Area of effect, Combat-related, Triggered effect
Artist: Brandon Kitkouski

Secret: When your hero is attacked, deal 2 damage to all enemies.

It traps your food AND cooks it for you!

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Explosive Trap is a common hunter spell card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

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

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Explosive Trap 40 5
Golden Explosive Trap 400 50

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Explosive Trap triggers on the same step in the attack sequence as Snake Trap, Freezing Trap, Misdirection, Forgetful effects, and several other Secrets. Therefore, all such effects occur in order of play.
    • For example, an Explosive Trap played before Misdirection that kills the attacker would cancel Misdirection's activation. An Explosive Trap played after Misdirection would only kill the attacker (or possibly the new defender) after Misdirection had already activated, wasting the Misdirection effect.
  • Unlike Misdirection and Freezing Trap, Explosive Trap will activate normally even if the attacker is neutralized by another effect before it can activate. It will deal damage to all enemies still present, which may or may not include the attacker itself.[1]
  • Explosive Trap, like all other Secrets that directly deal damage, is affected by Spell Damage and Prophet Velen.
  • Explosive Trap only triggers from attacks - physical combat from a minion or hero. Direct damage from sources such as Battlecries, spells and Hero Powers will not trigger this Secret.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This is a great card especially against aggro and zoo decks. It's ideally played when the opponent has multiple small minions, so it can be devastating to them, especially if they can't pay around. It's also effective against weakened minions, if you don't have other way to kill them.

In Arena[edit | edit source]

Explosive Trap is a decent card in Arena. In some games it can clear all your opponent's board, but in most cases they will guess and trade until they have a big board, making this easy to play around.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Explosive Trap is a hunter trap which explodes when approached, dealing Fire damage to the triggering character and applying a damage over time effect to all nearby targets.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Explosive Trap, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Patch 1.0.0.3388 (2013-06-22): Now activates when your hero is attacked, rather than when a minion damages your hero.
  • Previously: Secret: When a minion damages your hero, deal 2 damage to all enemies. [2 mana, Common][2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Rai Kanegasi (2014-6-22). Freezing and Explosive Traps - Hearthstone
  2. Blizzard Entertainment (2013-03-19). Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Building the Fire (UK)