When all else fails, nothing beats a swift whack upside the head.
How to get
|Card packs||Regular, Golden||1~2|
- Regular Headcrack could also be obtained as a first-time reward for first time reaching Silver 10 and Gold 10 in Ranked mode from April 1, 2020 to March 25, 2021 (or as a reward of Climbing the Ranks (2/10) and (4/10) achievements).
- This spell has two steps:
- First, it damages its target, queuing and resolving triggers;
- Then, if comboed, at the end of the turn (just before the opponent's Start of Turn Phase) it is returned to the hand. Notice that this is a true return effect, not a spell-generation effect: at the end of turn the card is moved out of the graveyard and into the hand.
As a damage spell, Headcrack benefits greatly from Spell Damage.
Strictly speaking, its primary effect is a weak, costly alternative to most other classes' arsenal, such as , , or . Its combo, however, sets it apart from the rest and opens up some very unique options:
- it can be used to repeatedly trigger friendly minion effects, such as , or
- it can be used to defuse the opponent's Secrets, such as , or
- it can be used late game as a mana sink, ie, to spend otherwise unused mana to damage an opponent (same usage as Hunter's ability)
- it guarantees you will have an extra card in hand next turn, which is helpful in some instances (, )
- Headcrack's artwork was changed in patch 126.96.36.199761. According to game designer Liv Breeden, this is because the original was deemed too dark and hard to read.
- The artwork originally used for this card prior to patch 188.8.131.52761 comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "March of the Legion" series, for the card Head Trauma.
- Year of the Gryphon rotation (2021-03-30): Moved from Classic to Legacy set.
- Patch 184.108.40.206761 (2019-07-01): Received new card art.
- Patch 220.127.116.1190 (2013-10-02): Now costs 3 mana (Up from 2).
- Previously: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. Combo: Return this to your hand next turn. [2 mana, Rare]
- Andy Chalk and Bo Moore (2019-07-02). Blizzard says Hearthstone card art changes have nothing to do with China. PC Gamer. Retrieved on 2019-07-25.