Eye for an Eye

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You might be looking for one of these cards: Eye for an Eye (Classic).

Eye for an Eye is a common paladin spell card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Regular1~2 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Golden Classic
Golden Wild
Golden1~2 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 40 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 400 Dust.pngGolden1


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  • Eye for an Eye triggers when your hero takes damage from any source (including spells, triggered effects, Hero Powers, Battlecries and combat damage). It will not trigger if the hero does not take damage, for example if the damage is prevented by  Ice Block,  Bolf Ramshield or Immune effects.
  • Eye for an Eye, like all other Secrets that directly deal damage, is affected by Spell Damage and  Prophet Velen, allowing it to deal more damage than the attack which triggered it.


In World of Warcraft, Eye for an Eye is a talent available to paladins who specialize in Retribution. Similar to the spell in Hearthstone, this talent causes enemy magic attacks against the paladin to have a chance of dealing damage back.


  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Blood of Gladiators" series, for the card Thoros the Savior.
  • Prior to the changes to  Alexstrasza in Patch and to secrets in Patch, it was possible for the paladin to use the two cards in combination to directly deal 15 damage to the opponent, by directing Alexstrasza's Battlecry at themselves while Eye for an Eye was active. While this still dealt 15 damage to the paladin, the resulting burst damage was formidable, and extremely effective in closing games.


Patch changes

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch (2021-03-25):
    • 2021-03-30: Moved from Classic to Legacy set.
    • Now has Holy spell school (previously: no spell school).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Closed beta, 2013-08-30):
    • Flavor text now reads: "Justice sometimes takes the form of a closed fist into a soft cheek." (previously: no flavor text).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Alpha, April or May 2013):
    • Added.

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