Hearthstone includes a variety of Hero Powers players can utilize for two or one-mana. Players can get better Hero Powers by including Hero Power cards in their decks. Those are any cards that give players new Hero Powers. Hero, Quest, and even minion cards can all give you a new Hero Power. These are seven of the best Hero Power cards in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft that will give you something special.
1. Galakrond, the Unbreakable
Galakrond, the Unbreakable is one of the best Galakrond Hero Power cards from the Descent of Dragon set. This seven-mana hero card gives you a Galakrond Might Hero Power that inflicts three damage when you utilize it. That’s a strong Hero Power that can inflict 15 damage over five turns.
However, this card’s Battlecry might be an even bigger attraction. When it isn’t invoked, the card’s Battlecry draws one minion and gives its stats a +4/+4 boost. When fully invoked, that Battlecry draws four minions from your deck and buffs all their stats by +4/+4, which is something special. On top of that, you get a 5/2 Dragon Claw weapon. That Battlecry can have a big impact on matches as players can combine the Dragon Claw with the Hero Power to inflict eight damage in a turn. Overall, Galakrond, the Unbreakable has largely replaced Dr. Boom as the foremost Hero card for Control Warrior decks in Standard at least.
2. Blood’reaver Guldan
Blood’reaver Guldan is one of the most beloved Warlock cards in the Wild game that provides both a great Hero Power and Battlecry effect. This legendary 10-mana Hero card boasts one of Hearthstone’s best Hero Powers that not only inflicts three damage on selected targets, but also restores three health.
Guldan’s Battlecry can also have a big impact on matches as it can resurrect up to seven of your Demons lost during a match. Therefore, the Battlecry can provide a dramatic board swing in your favor, which makes it a big victory condition in Warlock decks.
3. Dr. Boom
Dr. Boom was a seven-mana card, then a nine-mana one, and now it’s back to seven mana again! Blizzard just can’t seem to make up its mind on whether to nerf this one or not. Now it’s a seven-mana hero card again; you can play Dr. Boom two turns sooner.
Dr. Boom provides players with five very strong alternating Hero Powers in the form of Blast Shield, Delivery Drone, Kaboom, Zap Cannon, and Micro-Squad. Of those, Delivery Drone is one of the best as that enables you to discover a Mech to boost your hand with. Blast Shield is also a great Hero Power that will give you several armor. The Zap Cannon inflicts three damage much the same as Galakrond Might.
On top of that, this card’s Battlecry gives you several armor and all your Mech minions Rush for the rest of a match. Rush for all Mechs can be invaluable for Warrior decks that include lots of robotic minions. Dr. Boom has had its day in Standard, but it will probably still figure prominently in Wild Control Warrior decks for some time to come.
4. Deathstalker Rexxar
Deathstalker Rexxar is a six-mana legendary for Hunter that boasts another of the great Hero Powers in Hearthstone’s history. The card’s Build-A-Beast Hero Power enables you to set up customized Beast minions by merging two cards together. Players choose each of the two minions to combine from a choice of three. With that, you can add some minion cards with super stat value or multiple effects to your hand.
Aside from that, Rexxar’s Battlecry gives you five armor and inflicts two damage on all enemy minions. That’s certainly a very handy AoE counter to have against zoo or aggro decks that can wipe out 2/2 Treants. Hunter-class decks have missed this one since it rotated out of Standard, but you can always play it in Wild.
5. Activate the Obelisk
Activate the Obelisk is a one-mana Quest card that has featured prominently in Resurrect Priest control decks since the Saviors of Uldum expansion rolled out. What makes this card so good is the Obelisk’s Eye Hero Power it gives you once you’ve restored a total of 15 health. That Hero Power gives a selected minion on the battlefield a +3/+3 buff to notably enhance its stats.
You can build up some really strong minions with that buff. Or you can utilize Obelisk Eye to boost your hero’s health by three. So, that’s a flexible Hero Power with which you can get a firm grip of the board in the late game.
6. Corrupt the Waters
Corrupt the Waters is a one-mana Quest card that gives Shaman-class decks the Heart of Vir’naal Hero Power when players have played six Battlecry cards. That hero power gives Battlecry cards a huge boost as it triggers their Battlecries twice. When you throw great Battlecry cards into the mix, such as Zephrys the Great and Lynchen, Heart of Vir’naal can have a decisive impact.
Activating this card’s Quest is also usually quick and straightforward as there are loads of decent Battlecry cards to fill your deck with. Quest Shaman has been a strong deck ever since Saviors of Uldum unleashed Corrupt the Waters.
7. Baku the Mooneater
Baku the Mooneater is a Hall of Fame card that had a big impact on Hearthstone in 2018. It is a legendary neutral card that upgrades all the default Hero Powers at the start of matches. Thus, this card’s nine-mana vanilla minion is largely irrelevant as you don’t need to play it to get the upgraded Hero Power. The drawback is that players’ decks must include only cards with odd mana values to get the upgraded Hero Powers.
Mooneater’s upgraded Hero Powers are typically twice as good as the default ones. For example, Warrior’s upgraded Hero Power gives four armor instead of two. Paladin’s Silver Hand adds two 1/1 minions to the board instead of one. If you play with Priest, Heal restores four health instead of two. So, Baku gives decks that include it a considerable bonus from the very outset.
So, those of some of the best Hero Power cards in Hearthstone to take your pick from. They’re all legendary cards that aren’t cheap to craft. However, those cards are worth their weight in gold thanks to their super Hero Powers.