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Snipe
814 • EX1_609
Regular
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Golden
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Set:LegacyLegacy
Type:Spell
Class:HunterHunter
Rarity:CommonCommon
Cost:2 Mana icon.png
Artist:Lorenzo Minaca
Secret: After your opponent plays a minion, deal 4 damage to it.
Flavor text

A great sniper hits the spot. Just like a delicious flank of boar. Mmmmm.

Keywords
SECRET
Boolean tags
COLLECTIBLE
Wiki tags
Deal damage, Secret
Wiki referenced tags
Summoning-related, Triggered effect
External links

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Snipe is a common hunter spell card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set.

Other versions[]

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
TypeSourcePremiumQ.
Card packs
Classic Pack
Wild Pack
Golden Classic Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting40 dustdustRegular1
Crafting400 dustdustGolden1

Notes[]

  • Like the other Secrets that trigger when your opponent plays a minion from their hand (LegacyMirror Entity, The League of ExplorersSacred Trial, LegacyRepentance), Snipe triggers in the After Play Phase following the Battlecry Phase. This means that all effects and death processing related to the minion's Battlecry resolve before the game queues and resolves Secrets such as Snipe. For example, if you play a Twilight Drake into Snipe, it will gain Health from its Battlecry before Snipe triggers and deals 4 damage.
    • Snipe, The League of ExplorersSacred Trial, LegacyMirror Entity, LegacyRepentance and Mean Streets of GadgetzanPotion of Polymorph all trigger in order of play.
    • Snipe does not trigger if the minion is mortally wounded/pending destroy, such as from Sacred Trial or Mirror Entity + Knife Juggler.[1]
    • Repentance still triggers if Snipe mortally wounds the minion before it.[2]
    • Mirror Entity does not trigger if Snipe mortally wounds the minion before it.[3]
    • Sacred Trial still triggers if Snipe mortally wounds the minion before it. (This is probably a bug.)[4]
    • Snipe will trigger on the sheep made by Mean Streets of GadgetzanPotion of Polymorph if Snipe was played second. Conversely, Potion of Polymorph will not trigger if Snipe mortally wounded the minion first.[5]
  • Snipe, like all other Secrets that directly deal damage, is affected by Spell Damage and LegacyProphet Velen.

Fixed bugs[]

  • Before Patch 7.1, Snipe triggered if the minion was mortally wounded/pending destroy, such as from Sacred Trial or Mirror Entity + Knife Juggler.[6]

Strategy[]

Snipe is a useful early-mid game Secret. The amount of damage it deals for its cost lets it take out most 3-mana or less minions as soon as they're played. It is best played in the early-mid game due to the fact that it essentially allows your opponent to react to it so cannot be used with a follow-up for a guaranteed kill on one of their big minions (anything with more than 4 Health). A downside is that its power scales off late game because it won't be able to one-shot stronger minions.

Arguably Snipe's greatest asset is its ability to remove minions that rely on end-of-turn triggered effects and stop combos that rely on playing a minion first, such as LegacyEthereal Arcanist, One Night in KarazhanCloaked Huntress, and Quest Rogues that need to play a minion before returning it to their hand.

Trivia[]

Gallery[]

Snipe, full art

Patch changes[]

References[]

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