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Commanding Shout
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Artist:Wayne Reynolds
Your minions can't be reduced below 1 Health this turn. Draw a card.
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"Shout! Shout! Let it all out!" - Advice to warriors-in-training

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Commanding Shout is a rare warrior spell card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set.

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  • This spell creates an ongoing effect that grants the 'Commanding Shout enchantment' to all minions you control (and takes it away from minions you don't control) whenever auras update.[1] This leads to the following interactions:
    • Commanding Shout's effect wears off of minions stolen from you (such as by LegacySylvanas Windrunner) and will start applying to minions you steal.
    • The Commanding Shout enchantment is granted to newly summoned minions prior to the activation of any summoning-related Secrets, with the result that the buff will prevent a played minion from being destroyed by LegacySnipe.[2] However, if you play Blackrock MountainGrim Patron, Commanding Shout and Goblins vs GnomesBouncing Blade, you do not get the expected result of a full board of 3/1 Patrons, because the Commanding Shout Enchantment is only applied between Phases.[3][4] Similarly, if Commanding Shout draws The Grand TournamentSea Reaver, your minions might die to the damage, because Auras have not updated for the first time yet.[5]
    • If one of your minions is Transformed, the post-transformed minion will have the Commanding Shout effect.
    • If one of your minions is Silenced, the minion will retain the Commanding Shout effect.
  • The 'Commanding Shout enchantment' prevents the affected minion's current Health from dropping below 1, regardless of the source of damage (combat, spells or other damaging effects).
    • If an affected minion receives damage that would take it below 1 Health, that damage will only take it to 1 Health. If the minion was already at 1 Health, its Health will remain unchanged, and thus any on-damage triggered effects such as LegacyFrothing Berserker, LegacyAcolyte of Pain or LegacyWater Elemental will not be activated.
    • Commanding Shout does not prevent minions from being directly destroyed, such as by Destroy effects.
    • Commanding Shout does not prevent minions from having their stats adjusted, such as by Goblins vs GnomesReversing Switch, and will not prevent such effects from killing minions.[6]
    • Although Commanding Shout reduces the effects of damage taken by affected minions, it does not modify how much damage was considered to be dealt when queried by effects like Goblins vs GnomesImp-losion. For example, if you cast Goblins vs GnomesImp-losion on a minion protected by Commanding Shout, you summon as many Imps as the damage displayed, even if the target's current Health did not change.[7]
  • Commanding Shout lasts for the duration of the turn, and will end at the start of the opponent's turn.
  • For additional details, see Damage#Advanced rules.


Commanding Shout can be used to let your minions attack your opponent's without any risk of your own minions dying. It can also be used to trigger a Hunter's LegacyExplosive Trap or kill an LegacyAbomination without losing any minions. Most notably the spell combos exceptionally well with Goblins vs GnomesBouncing Blade.

This spell can also be useful for use with vulnerable but high-Attack Charge minions, such as LegacyWolfrider, since it allows the player to summon the minion and attack with it without it being destroyed.

Commanding Shout is useful in combination with Blackrock MountainGrim Patron, allowing you to generate new Grim Patrons by attacking enemy minions, with a new Patron guaranteed even against high Attack targets that would normally destroy the Patron outright. This can also allow you to get through big Taunts like NaxxramasSludge Belcher, and build up a huge bonus on Frothing Berserkers. However, be aware that damage-related effects like Grim Patron and Frothing Berserker will not be activated if Commanding Shout causes the target to take 0 damage.


Commanding Shout is a warrior ability from World of Warcraft which increases the health of the warrior and all allies by 10%. It also serves to generate Rage for the warrior.



Commanding Shout, full art

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