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Cruel Taskmaster
285 • EX1_603
Regular
EX1 603.png
Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Golden
EX1 603 Premium1.png
Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Set:LegacyLegacy
Type:Minion
Class:WarriorWarrior
Rarity:CommonCommon
Cost:2 Mana icon.png
Attack:2 Attack icon.png
Health:2 Health
Artist:Phroilan Gardner
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to a minion and give it +2 Attack.
Flavor text

"I'm going to need you to come in on Sunday." - Cruel Taskmaster

Keywords
BATTLECRY
Boolean tags
COLLECTIBLE
Wiki tags
Battlecry, Deal damage, Increment attribute
Wiki referenced tags
Targeted
External links

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Cruel Taskmaster is a common warrior minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set.

Other versions[]

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
TypeSourcePremiumQ.
Card packs
Classic Pack
Wild Pack
Golden Classic Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting40 dustdustRegular1
Crafting400 dustdustGolden1

Core set[]

Two copies of regular CoreCruel Taskmaster are obtained for raising warrior to level 1.

Two copies of golden Cruel Taskmaster (Core) are obtained for winning 50 games as warrior.

Cruel Taskmaster (Core) is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Notes[]

  • This minion's Battlecry has two steps:
    • First, it deals damage to the targeted minion, queuing and resolving triggers;
    • Then, it grants that minion +2 Attack (even if the damage was prevented or absorbed by Divine Shield).

Strategy[]

This minion's Battlecry is excellent at empowering a friendly minion, essentially trading 1 Health for 2 Attack. It is especially useful to activate minions with enrage, or other effects that trigger on being damaged. A short list includes:

This minion's battlecry can also be used to target enemy minions. This is ideally used to destroy low health minions, since the Attack bonus will also be granted to the enemy target, making it generally unwise to leave the minion alive to return the favour the next round. While this wastes the Taskmaster's potential for increasing damage output, it can be a very useful removal option, adding to this minion's versatility.

Sounds[]

Summon
Attack
Death

Trivia[]

Gallery[]

Cruel Taskmaster, full art

Patch changes[]

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