Explosive Shot

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Explosive Shot
Ability hunter explosiveshot.png
  • Explosive Shot
  • Level 60 Marksmanship hunter talent
  • 40 yd range
  • 20 Focus
  • 30 sec cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Ranged Weapon
  • Fires a slow-moving munition directly forward. Activating this ability a second time detonates the Shot, dealing up to (1000% of Attack power) Fire damage to all enemies within 8 yds, damage based on proximity.
Usable by
Class Hunter
School Fire
Cooldown 30 seconds
Other information
Level learned 60
"Enjoy the fireworks, mon."—The Longeye

Explosive Shot is a level 60 Marksmanship hunter talent.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Now costs 20 Focus (was 0).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Redesigned into a Marksmanship hunter talent (from Survival).
Previous: You fire an explosive charge into the enemy target, dealing (51.5% of attack power) Fire damage initially and every second for 2 sec.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-07-20): "Damage increased by 25%."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now deals 15% less damage.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): "Damage increased by 15%."
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-09-23): "Explosive Shot's damage has been increased by 10%."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Damage has been increased by 27%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Explosive Shot now deals 10% more damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-10-01): "Explosive Shot can now properly trigger Thrill of the Hunt. Explosive Shots that have no cost due to the effects of Lock and Load can not trigger this effect."
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): Explosive Shot damage has been increased by 15%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Changed to a specialization ability.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Hotfix (2009-04-21): "Critical strikes from the Hunter ability Explosive Shot should properly trigger [Thrill of the Hunt] again."
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Base damage lowered by 10%. Attack power scaling reduced by 12.5%. The periodic damage from this ability no longer triggers [Judgement of Wisdom] and [Judgement of Light].
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Damage increased substantially, and additional scaling added to compensate Survival Hunters for the decrease in power of Steady Shot. No longer deals damage to secondary target.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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