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For the boss Hero Power of the same name, see Plaguebringer (Hero Power). For the treasure card in Duels, see Plaguebringer (Duels).

Plaguebringer is a rogue minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Basic set.

How to get[]

Two copies of regular and golden Plaguebringer are automatically given after the player completes the Ranked's New player experience system, unlocking Wild and Classic format.

They are uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Previous availability[]

Prior Year of the Gryphon's rotation on March 30, 2021:

  • Two copies of Plaguebringer were a reward for raising a rogue to level 8.
  • Two Golden copies of Plaguebringer were a reward for raising a rogue to levels 23 and 26.


The best use for Plaguebringer is proactively granting Poisonous to a token minion which can attack immediately, such as Stonetusk Boar, or has Divine Shield, such as Argent Squire. This will let you trade up with an enemy and summon a 3/3 as well. Certain minions with triggered effects, such as Knife Juggler or Wild Pyromancer, may also benefit from Poisonous, while the others, such as Imp Master, are bad targets.

Plaguebringer can also be played on a minion while you're ahead, threatening your opponent if they want to play a large minion. This works especially well on Stealth minions such as Jungle Panther, protecting it from minion attacks and single-target removal.

Note that you can't combo Plaguebringer with Betrayal since only friendly minions can be targeted.




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Plaguebringers tend to be slightly more practical than the average apothecary. They deal with the logistics of deploying the plague. They are affiliated with the Royal Apothecary Society of the Forsaken and the Cult of the Damned of the Scourge.


  • Plaguebringer was added to the Basic set in patch to make up for the fact that the rogue class would otherwise have one less card available in Standard format due to Vanish being moved to the Wild format in the Hall of Fame set.[1]
  • Plaguebringer was designed with the intent of providing rogues with an additional way to destroy minions as well as further establishing the class as the masters of Poisonous effects.[1]


Plaguebringer, full art

Patch changes[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment (2019-06-24). Developer Insights: Class Identity, Hall of Fame, and New Cards. Retrieved on 2019-06-25.