Hero Power


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A Hero Power is a special ability displayed to the right of each hero A hero is a character in the Warcraft universe representing the player. In Hearthstone, this concept is expressed in three interrelated but distinct ways: Heroes are gameplay characters representing players or bosses within a match. hearthstone `s portrait. Usually Hero Powers can be used once per turn and cost 2 mana Mana is the resource used in Hearthstone to play cards and use Hero Powers, each of which has a mana cost that must be paid to use it. The supply of mana is represented by hearthstone , but some effects can modify the mana cost of Hero Powers or allow the use of a Hero Power multiple times per turn Hearthstone takes place in turns. Each turn gives a player the opportunity to act. At the end of each turn, play is passed back to the other player. A round describes one turn for each .

Each class Class is the primary determinant of a hero s powers and abilities, and the strongest factor in deck selection. While each hero represents a unique character with their own personality, portrait and sounds, their class determines hearthstone has its own unique Hero Power, which tends to epitomise its character and playstyle. Be that as it may, some effects (such as Shadowform Shadowform Set: Classic Type: Spell Class: Priest Rarity: Epic Cost: 3 Abilities: Replace Hero Power Tags: Hero Power-related Your Hero Power becomes Deal 2 damage . If already in Shadowform: 3 damage.If a bright light shines hearthstone or Charged Hammer Charged Hammer Set: The Grand Tournament Type: Weapon Class: Shaman Rarity: Epic Cost: 4 Attack: 2 Durability: 4 Abilities: Deathrattle, Replace Hero Power Tags: Hero Power-related Deathrattle: Your Hero Power becomes Deal 2 damage. You can hearthstone ) are able to replace a Hero Power with a new one, while others modify the rules for some specific Hero Powers.

Hero Powers may have a variety of effects, such as summoning a minion or dealing damage Damage in Hearthstone is a particular infliction of harm upon heroes or minions, measured by a number which is deducted from their Health and/or Armor (if they have any). If a character s Health is reduced to a target character. Using a Hero Power will activate related triggered effects, most notably friendly Inspire Inspire Inspire is a special kind of triggered effect which activates each time the controlling hero uses their Hero Power. Contents 1 Notes 2 Cards 2.1 Wild format 3 Lore 4 Trivia 5 See also hearthstone effects.

Overview

An exhausted Hero Power

The icon for the Hero Power in the game interface is face up when that Hero Power is available to the player, and flips over to a grayish empty space after being used. At the beginning of the player`s turn, it flips back up to indicate it is usable once more. Regardless of whether it is face up or down, the Hero Power of the player or the opponent can be hovered over at any time to read their details.

You can not use your Hero Power if:

Example: Lesser Heal Lesser Heal Type: Hero Power Class: Priest Cost: 2 Abilities: Restore Health Hero Power Restore 2 Health.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Lesser Heal is the priest s basic Hero Power. Contents 1 Notes 2 hearthstone is a targeted Hero Power but, since it does not require a damaged character, it can be used on a full-Health minion too: although having no healing effect, this still counts as a use for Hero Power-related effects.

Usually you can only use each Hero Power once per turn. Your Hero Power flips back up (resetting the "number of times you have used your Hero Power this turn" counter) at the start of your turn and when replaced with a new one: the new Hero Power can thus be used on that same turn if mana allows (even if it is the "same" Hero Power as the replaced one).

Example: A hunter The  Hunter is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Rexxar and Alleria Windrunner. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Background 3 Hero Power 4 Strategy and gameplay 5 Counters 5.1 Secrets hearthstone could use Steady Shot Steady Shot Type: Hero Power Class: Hunter Cost: 2 Abilities: Deal damage Hero PowerDeal 2 damage to the enemy hero.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Steady Shot is the hunter s basic Hero Power. Contents hearthstone , trade A trade is the loss of one or more cards in exchange for the elimination of one or more enemy cards. Most often, trading refers to minions dying in combat, but the term may be Majordomo Executus Majordomo Executus Set: Blackrock Mountain Type: Minion Rarity: Legendary Cost: 9 Attack: 9 Health: 7 Abilities: Deathrattle, Replace, Replace Hero Power Tags: Hero Power-related Deathrattle: Replace your hero with Ragnaros, the Firelord.You thought Executus turned hearthstone into an enemy minion, then use Ragnaros`s replacement Hero Power DIE, INSECT! DIE, INSECT! Set: Blackrock Mountain Type: Hero Power Cost: 2 Abilities: Deal damage Tags: Random Hero PowerDeal 8 damage to a random enemy.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] For other cards of the same hearthstone in a single turn.
Example: A player already using the Ragnaros hero could use DIE, INSECT!, sacrifice another Majordomo Executus to become a new copy of Ragnaros with his Hero Power, and then use the "new" DIE, INSECT! once again. With additional copies of Majordomo Executus, this is possible even more times.

In addition, some effects can refresh a Hero Power, allowing more then one use of it each turn:

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Advanced rules

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Hero Power Sequence

"Use a Hero Power" is one of the Player Actions that a player can actively do during their turn (the others are: "Play a card", "Attack", "End the turn" and "Concede"), and as such it starts its own Sequence.

To use a Hero Power a player must click on it and, if required, select a target.

Then the following Hero Power Sequence takes place, in order:

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Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Boneguard Lieutenant Boneguard Lieutenant Set: The Grand Tournament Type: Minion Rarity: Common Cost: 2 Attack: 3 Health: 2 Abilities: Inspire Tags: Hero Power-related Inspire: Gain +1 Health.Underneath all that impressive armor, he s just skin and bones. Okay, hearthstone Common Minion Any 2 3 2 Inspire: Gain +1 Health.Underneath all that impressive armor, he`s just skin and bones. Okay, maybe just bones.
Brave Archer Brave Archer Set: The Grand Tournament Type: Minion Class: Hunter Rarity: Common Cost: 1 Attack: 2 Health: 1 Abilities: Deal damage, Inspire Tags: Hand-related, Hero Power-related Inspire: If your hand is empty, deal 2 damage hearthstone Common Minion Hunter 1 2 1 Inspire: If your hand is empty, deal 2 damage to the enemy hero.This is a "bearly" concealed reference.
Dalaran Aspirant Dalaran Aspirant Set: The Grand Tournament Type: Minion Class: Mage Rarity: Common Cost: 4 Attack: 3 Health: 5 Abilities: Inspire, Spell Damage Tags: Hero Power-related Inspire: Gain Spell Damage +1.Is he aspiring or inspiring? Make hearthstone Common Minion Mage 4 3 5 Inspire: Gain Spell Damage +1.Is he aspiring or inspiring? Make up your mind!
Dart Trap Dart Trap Set: The League of Explorers Type: Spell Class: Hunter Rarity: Common Cost: 2 Abilities: Deal damage, Secret Tags: Hero Power-related, Random, Triggered effect Secret: After an opposing Hero Power is used, deal 5 hearthstone Common Spell Hunter 2 Secret: After an opposing Hero Power is used, deal 5 damage to a random enemy.Five years of tap-dancing lessons are FINALLY going to pay off!
Dragonhawk Rider Common Minion Any 3 3 3 Inspire: Gain Windfury this turn.Check it out. You can do barrel rolls on this thing.
Kvaldir Raider Common Minion Any 5 4 4 Inspire: Gain +2/+2.Coming soon... to a tuskarr village near you!
Lowly Squire Common Minion Any 1 1 2 Inspire: Gain +1 Attack.But not the lowliest!
Mukla`s Champion Common Minion Beast Any 5 4 3 Inspire: Give your other minions +1/+1.An elegant gorilla, for a more civilized age.
Murloc Knight Common Minion Murloc Paladin 4 3 4 Inspire: Summon a random Murloc.Hee hee! Look at his cute little feet.
Orgrimmar Aspirant Common Minion Warrior 3 3 3 Inspire: Give your weapon +1 Attack."Four out of three orcs struggle with math." - Angry Zurge
Silver Hand Regent Common Minion Any 3 3 3 Inspire: Summon a 1/1 Silver Hand Recruit.The Silver Hand is the best paladin organization. The Argent Crusaders are super jealous.
Tournament Medic Common Minion Any 4 1 8 Inspire: Restore 2 Health to your hero.The medic tournament is less entertaining than the Grand Tournament.
Argent Watchman Rare Minion Any 2 2 4 Can`t attack.

Inspire: Can attack as normal this turn.Who argent watches the Argent Watchman?

Coliseum Manager Rare Minion Any 3 2 5 Inspire: Return this minion to your hand.Meets monthly with the gladiators to discuss career goals.
Savage Combatant Rare Minion Beast Druid 4 5 4 Inspire: Give your hero

+2 Attack this turn.Maybe if you whistle a tune it will soothe him. Yeah... Try that.

Spawn of Shadows Rare Minion Priest 4 5 4 Inspire: Deal 4 damage to each hero.What did you expect to happen? He`s a Spawn. Of Shadows.
Thunder Bluff Valiant Rare Minion Shaman 5 3 6 Inspire: Give your Totems +2 Attack.Allowing totems to attack is not cheating. I mean, there isn`t anything in the rule books about it.
Void Crusher Rare Minion Demon Warlock 6 5 4 Inspire: Destroy a random minion for each player.We like to call him "Wesley".
Kodorider Epic Minion Any 6 3 5 Inspire: Summon a 3/5 War Kodo.Someone called her a Rhinorider, and she`s NOT HAPPY.
Poisoned Blade Epic Weapon Rogue 4 1 3 Your Hero Power gives this weapon +1 Attack instead of replacing it.How much more poisoned can a blade get? The answer is a lot. A lot more poisoned.
Recruiter Epic Minion Any 5 5 4 Inspire: Add a 2/2 Squire to your hand.Join the Argent Crusade! We have attractive tabards and you get to carry really nice swords!
Confessor Paletress Legendary Minion Priest 7 5 4 Inspire: Summon a random Legendary minion.She sees into your past and makes you face your fears. Most common fear: Getting Majordomo out of Sneed`s Old Shredder.
Nexus-Champion Saraad Legendary Minion Any 5 4 5 Inspire: Add a random spell to your hand.The ethereals have their own jousting tournament, and Saraad is the reigning champion. Also he won the ethereal hot dog eating contest.
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Player Hero Powers

Players start each match with the basic Hero Power of their class Class is the primary determinant of a hero s powers and abilities, and the strongest factor in deck selection. While each hero represents a unique character with their own personality, portrait and sounds, their class determines hearthstone (sometimes also referred to as that class` starting Hero Power).

  • Alternate heroes use cosmetically altered versions of the basic Hero Powers: although there is no functional difference, the appearance and casting animations vary from those used by the standard heroes.

Over the course of the match certain effects can replace a player`s Hero Power with another one, regardless of that player`s class or hero:

  • Renounce Darkness replaces your current Hero Power with the basic Hero Power of a random non-warlock class.
  • Sir Finley Mrrgglton lets you Discover another basic Hero Power. More precisely, this minion`s Battlecry forces you to replace your Hero Power with one among three randomly selected basic Hero Powers, with the exception of the basic Hero Power corresponding to your current Hero Power`s class (see the table below).
Example: If you are a mage with the Mind Spike Hero Power, Sir Finley Mrrgglton`s Battlecry can not offer you Lesser Heal Lesser Heal Type: Hero Power Class: Priest Cost: 2 Abilities: Restore Health Hero Power Restore 2 Health.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Lesser Heal is the priest s basic Hero Power. Contents 1 Notes 2 hearthstone (since it is the basic Hero Power of the Mind Spike`s class), but it can still offer you the mage basic Hero Power Fireblast Fireblast Type: Hero Power Class: Mage Cost: 2 Abilities: Deal damage Hero Power Deal 1 damage.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Fireblast is the mage s basic Hero Power. Contents 1 Notes 2 Strategy 3 hearthstone .
  • Sideshow Spelleater replaces your current Hero Power with a copy of the opponent`s current Hero Power (whatever it is).


Hero Power`s class Basic Hero Power Upgraded Hero Power Alternative Hero Powers
Icon Druid 48.png
Druid
Shapeshift(185).png
Dire Shapeshift(22481).png
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Icon Hunter 48.png
Hunter
Steady Shot(481).png
Ballista Shot(22483).png
Dinomancy(55705).png

Source: Dinomancy
Icon Mage 48.png
Mage
Fireblast(677).png
Fireblast Rank 2(22484).png
-
Icon Paladin 48.png
Paladin
Reinforce(248).png
The Silver Hand(22485).png
The Tidal Hand(35276).png

Source: Vilefin Inquisitor
Icon Priest 48.png
Priest
Lesser Heal(126).png
Heal(22486).png
Mind Spike(70).png

Source: Shadowform Shadowform Set: Classic Type: Spell Class: Priest Rarity: Epic Cost: 3 Abilities: Replace Hero Power Tags: Hero Power-related Your Hero Power becomes Deal 2 damage . If already in Shadowform: 3 damage.If a bright light shines hearthstone
Mind Shatter(229).png

Source: a second Shadowform Shadowform Set: Classic Type: Spell Class: Priest Rarity: Epic Cost: 3 Abilities: Replace Hero Power Tags: Hero Power-related Your Hero Power becomes Deal 2 damage . If already in Shadowform: 3 damage.If a bright light shines hearthstone
Icon Rogue 48.png
Rogue
Dagger Mastery(201).png
Poisoned Daggers(22487).png
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Icon Shaman 48.png
Shaman
Totemic Call(316).png
Totemic Slam(22489).png
Lightning Jolt(22451).png

Source: Charged Hammer Charged Hammer Set: The Grand Tournament Type: Weapon Class: Shaman Rarity: Epic Cost: 4 Attack: 2 Durability: 4 Abilities: Deathrattle, Replace Hero Power Tags: Hero Power-related Deathrattle: Your Hero Power becomes Deal 2 damage. You can hearthstone
Icon Warlock 48.png
Warlock
Life Tap(20).png
Soul Tap(22494).png
INFERNO!(83).png

Source: Lord Jaraxxus
Icon Warrior 48.png
Warrior
Armor Up!(253).png
Tank Up!(22495).png
DIE, INSECT!(55711).png

Source: Sulfuras (Fire Plume`s Heart)
Neutral - -
DIE, INSECT!(14655).png

Source: Majordomo Executus Majordomo Executus Set: Blackrock Mountain Type: Minion Rarity: Legendary Cost: 9 Attack: 9 Health: 7 Abilities: Deathrattle, Replace, Replace Hero Power Tags: Hero Power-related Deathrattle: Replace your hero with Ragnaros, the Firelord.You thought Executus turned hearthstone

Related cards

For Wild format listings, see Hero Power/Wild format

The following cards generate, modify, respond to or otherwise relate to Hero Powers and their use.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Auchenai Soulpriest Rare Minion Priest 4 3 5 Your cards and powers that restore Health now deal damage instead.The Auchenai know the end is coming, but they`re not sure when.
Dinomancy Epic Spell Hunter 2 Your Hero Power becomes `Give a Beast +2/+2`Anyone can dinomance. Just put your lips together and RAAWWWAARGGGH.
Embrace the Shadow Epic Spell Priest 2 This turn, your healing effects deal damage instead.For when your Auchenai Soulpriests call in sick.
Renounce Darkness Epic Spell Warlock 2 Replace your Hero Power and Warlock cards with another class`s. The cards cost (1) less.SEE YA DARKNESS!
Shadowform Shadowform Set: Classic Type: Spell Class: Priest Rarity: Epic Cost: 3 Abilities: Replace Hero Power Tags: Hero Power-related Your Hero Power becomes Deal 2 damage . If already in Shadowform: 3 damage.If a bright light shines hearthstone Epic Spell Priest 3 Your Hero Power becomes `Deal 2 damage`. If already in Shadowform: 3 damage.If a bright light shines on a priest in Shadowform… do they cast a shadow?
Vilefin Inquisitor Epic Minion Murloc Paladin 1 1 3 Battlecry: Your Hero Power becomes `Summon a 1/1 Murloc.`Nobody expects the Vilefin Inquisition!
Auctionmaster Beardo Auctionmaster Beardo Set: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Type: Minion Rarity: Legendary Cost: 3 Attack: 3 Health: 4 Tags: Hero Power-related, Spell-related, Triggered effect After you cast a spell, refresh your Hero Power.Gadgetzan has always run hearthstone Legendary Minion Any 3 3 4 After you cast a spell, refresh your Hero Power.Gadgetzan has always run an under-the-table auction house, and business has been PRETTY good for Beardo since the population explosion. And since the explosion that destroyed the competing auction houses in the city.
Lord Jaraxxus Legendary Minion Demon Warlock 9 3 15 Battlecry: Destroy your hero and replace it with Lord Jaraxxus."TRIFLING GNOME! YOUR ARROGANCE WILL BE YOUR UNDOING!!!!"
Prophet Velen Legendary Minion Priest 7 7 7 Double the damage and healing of your spells and Hero Power.He`s been exiled from his home, and all his brothers turned evil, but otherwise he doesn`t have a lot to complain about.
Raza the Chained Legendary Minion Priest 5 5 5 Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, your Hero Power costs (0) this game."Could you do me a favor and get the keys from Kazakus?"
Sulfuras Legendary Weapon Warrior 3 4 2 Battlecry: Your Hero Power becomes `Deal 8 damage to a random enemy.`
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Auchenai Soulpriest(656).png
Dinomancy(55526).png
Embrace the Shadow(33176).png
Renounce Darkness(33136).png
Shadowform(421).png
Vilefin Inquisitor(33158).png
Auctionmaster Beardo(49659).png
Lord Jaraxxus(482).png
Prophet Velen(228).png
Raza the Chained(49702).png
Sulfuras(55531).png

Boss Hero Powers

Most non-playable bosses have their own Hero Power. Adventure bosses have both Normal and Heroic versions, with the latter usually featuring enhanced versions of their Hero Powers. Some bosses gain different Hero Powers over the course of the encounter due to cards or the Hero Powers themselves.

Boss Hero Powers vary in cost, and may cost anywhere from 0 to 8 mana. Some boss Hero Powers are "auto-cast" automatically as the boss`s first action each turn, assuming it has enough mana. This means that the boss is not able to choose the best time to make use of the Hero Power, or to forgo using it on any given turn. Auto-cast Hero Powers have a special ongoing visual effect. Typically auto-cast Hero Powers are cheap, including the majority of those that cost 0 mana. Other boss Hero Powers are passive, causing a free ongoing and/or triggered effect rather than being used at one particular time.

For full lists of boss Hero Powers, see Boss card.

Examples
Flames of Azzinoth(349).png
Polarity Shift(7796).png
Intense Gaze(14518).png

Hero Powers

  • Shapeshift
  • Steady Shot
  • Fireblast
  • Reinforce
  • Lesser Heal, Mind Spike (after casting the spell Shadowform), Mind Shatter (after casting a second Shadowform)
  • Dagger Mastery
  • Totemic Call
  • Life Tap, INFERNO! (after playing Lord Jaraxxus)
  • Armor Up!