Explosive Shot

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Explosive Shot
Explosive Shot(114).png
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Explosive Shot(114) Gold.png
Type: Spell
Spell school: Fire
Class: Hunter
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 5 Mana icon.png
Abilities: Deal damage
Tags: Positional effect, Targeted
Artist: Tom Baxa

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, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set.

Other versions[edit | edit source]

How to get[edit | edit source]

Explosive Shot can be obtained through Classic card packs, or through crafting.

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

Previous availability[edit | edit source]

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]

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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Explosive Shot, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngYear of the Gryphon rotation (2021-03-30): Moved from Classic to Legacy set.
  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch (2021-03-25): Now has Fire spell school (previously: no spell school).
  • 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".