Quick Shot

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Quick Shot
Quick Shot(14459).png
Quick Shot(14459) Gold.png
Set: Blackrock Mountain
Type: Spell
Class: Hunter
Rarity: Common
Cost: 2
Abilities: Deal damage, Draw cards
Tags: Hand-related, Targeted
Artist: Jonboy Meyers

Deal 3 damage.
If your hand is empty, draw a card.

Han shot first.

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Quick Shot is a common hunter spell card, from the Blackrock Mountain set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of regular Quick Shot are obtained by completing the hunter Class Challenge in Blackrock Mountain, unlocked upon completing the Blackrock Depths wing.

As a Wild format card, both regular and golden versions of Quick Shot can also be crafted for the following amounts:

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Quick Shot 40 5
Golden Quick Shot 400 50

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This spell has two steps:
    • First it deals damage, queuing and resolving all on-damage triggers;
    • Then, if its condition is satisfied, it draws a card, queuing and resolving triggers.
Example: If you have no other cards in hand when you cast Quick Shot on your own Acolyte of Pain, the minion will draw you a card before Quick Shot checks its condition, and thus Quick Shot will not draw you a card since your hand was not empty anymore when it checked it.[1]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

As a cheap and mana-efficient burst of damage, Quick Shot makes for a very strong aggressive card that is excellent at all stages of the game. While directly comparable to Darkbomb and Frostbolt, its unique draw mechanic gives it extra synergy with several of the Hunter's potential playstyles.

Put this in a deck along with cards such as Kill Command, Arcane Shot, Explosive Trap, etc - anything that is low in mana cost that can damage the enemy hero. After all sources of burst damage from the hand are depleted, this card replenishes the hand with an extra card for that final push. It is also the highest damage card hunter has for 2 mana, meaning it can be used to answer cards such as Northshire Cleric, Mana Wyrm, etc., a turn earlier than Eaglehorn Bow can.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This card's flavor text refers to the fan controversy surrounding a famous Star Wars scene in which Han Solo shoots and kills the bounty hunter Greedo. In the original version of the scene, it appears that Han surprises Greedo and shoots him in cold blood, with Greedo unable to get off a shot; while later versions have altered the scene to show Greedo firing first, and Han firing in self-defence. The phrase "Han shot first" refers to assertions by fans that the original scene depicted the true version of events; despite claims by director George Lucas that it had always been intended that Greedo shot first, and simply missed Han. For some fans, Han's cold blooded murder of Greedo served to illustrate his hardened character, making his transition from anti-hero to hero more meaningful, and the later changes to the scene were seen to weaken this side of the character's development.
  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Drums of War" series, for the card Boum Headshot.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Quick Shot, full art

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