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Holy Smite
Regular
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Gold
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Set: Hall of Fame - SVG logo.svg Legacy
Type:Spell
Spell school:Holy
Class: Priest icon.png Priest
Rarity:Free
Cost:1 Mana icon.png
Abilities:Deal damage
Wiki tags:Targeted
Artist:Steve Ellis
Deal 3 damage to a minion.
Flavor text

It doesn't matter how pious you are. Everyone needs a good smiting now and again.

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Holy Smite is a priest spell card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Basic set.

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How to get

Two copies of regular and golden Holy Smite are automatically given after the player completes the Ranked's New player experience system, unlocking Wild and Classic format.

They are uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Core set

Two copies of regular Holy Smite (Core) are obtained for raising priest to level 1.

Two copies of golden Holy Smite (Core) are obtained for winning 50 games as priest.

Holy Smite (Core) is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Previous availability

Prior Year of the Gryphon's rotation on March 30, 2021:

  • Two copies of Holy Smite were automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the priest class.
  • Two Golden copies of Holy Smite were a reward for raising a priest to levels 23 and 26.

Strategy

A cheap direct damage spell, useful for destroying enemy minions or removing Divine Shield. Although it can't target the enemy hero, Holy Smite has one of the best cost-to-damage ratios of any single-target removal spell. It's especially useful against aggro decks as an even faster Shadow Word: Pain.

Lore

Smite is a priest spell from World of Warcraft, renamed from "Holy Smite" prior to the game's release. A simple cast-time attack that deals Holy damage to the target, it is the first spell that priests learn when they begin the game. While priests levelling in Healing specs may use it deal damage to mobs, at higher levels its use is less important, since these specs generally focus on healing rather than dealing damage. However, Discipline priests use their Atonement passive to allow their Smiting to generate healing for friendly targets, making the spell a regular part of these priests' rotations, especially during quieter periods.

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