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Arcane Shot
Ability impalingbolt
  • Arcane Shot
  • Level 2 hunter ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 40 Focus
  • Instant
  • Requires Ranged Weapon
  • A quick shot that causes (78.4% of Attack power) Arcane damage.
Class Hunter
School Arcane
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 2
Arcane Shot TCG

In the TCG

A hunter's deadly accuracy doesn't just seem like magic; sometimes, it is.[1]

Arcane Shot is a level 2 hunter ability.


Tips and tactics[]

  • Arcane Shot deals Arcane damage which bypasses armor, but can be partially resisted.
  • Though it deals magic damage, Arcane Shot is not considered a spell and gains no benefit from spell power.


  • Arcane Shot is a basic hunter spell in Hearthstone. The flavor text reads: "Magi conjured arcane arrows to sell to hunters, until hunters learned just enough magic to do it themselves. The resulting loss of jobs sent Stormwind into a minor recession."

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-06-05): Damage increased by 25% in PvP combat (was 16%).
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.7 (2023-03-21): Damage increased by 25%. Does not apply to PvP combat.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-02-27): Damage increased by 45% in PvP Combat (was 30%).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now available to all specs. Marksmenship focus cost increased to 20 (was 15).
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.0 (2018-12-11): Damage increased 25%.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Now costs focus to use.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Now damages for 200% of weapon damage (was 130%).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Changed from a base ability to a level 10 Marksmanship ability. No longer cost focus but generates it instead. Damage increased by 4%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): Tooltip updated to match hotfix change.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): Damage increased by 15%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): No longer available to Marksmanship hunters.
    Additionally, now deals 110% ranged weapon damage (down from 125%).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now deals 125% ranged weapon damage (up from 100%) and had its focus cost increased by 50%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-06-10): Arcane Shot now deals 10% more damage.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.2 (2012-01-31): Ability hunter lockandload [Lock and Load] no longer benefits Arcane Shot, nor is it consumed by Arcane Shot.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Arcane Shot is available at level 1 after creation and is therefore free.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20):
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Dispel 1 Magic effect removed. (Source)
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.2 (2008-01-08): Ranks 1-5 will once again deal bonus damage based on attack power.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Arcane Shot (Ranks 6 and above) now dispel 1 Magic effect in addition to their normal damage.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Casting lower ranks of Arcane Shot than your maximum rank will now reduce the bonus you receive from attack power.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.6 (2007-01-23): The base damage for Arcane Shot has been reduced by about 9% and the bonus damage from ranged attack power reduced from 20% to 15%
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Casting lower ranks of Arcane Shot than your maximum rank will now reduce the bonus you receive from attack power.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13): The tooltips for quick Hunter shots have been updated to show them as instant abilities.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Special ability shots no longer add the ranged weapon speed or take into account ranged weapon haste when determining the actual cooldown. The tooltip and cooldown timers should now properly reflect the actual cooldown.

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