Master of Disguise

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Master of Disguise
Master of Disguise(127).png
Master of Disguise(127) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Class: Rogue
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 4
Attack: 4
Health: 4
Abilities: Battlecry, Stealth

Battlecry: Give a friendly minion Stealth.

She's actually a male tauren. People don't call him "Master of Disguise" for nothing.

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Master of Disguise is a rare rogue minion card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Master of Disguise can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Master of Disguise can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Master of Disguise 100 20
Golden Master of Disguise 800 100

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Stealth granted by this card has a wide variety of uses. It can be used after another friendly minion attacks, preventing your opponent from removing it from the board with spells. In particular, cards with high Attack but low Health can benefit a lot from Stealth, being able to choose when to attack.

Questing Adventurer can also use the Stealth to devastating effect; as cards continue to be played, the Adventurer can continue to build power until the opportune moment.

Note that minions who deal damage from effects other than attacking will still lose Stealth, for example Knife Juggler and Demolisher.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Enter the shadows!
Blades ready!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • While the card has never been a popular one in the meta, according to Ben Brode, Master of Disguise frequently limits design possibilities for other cards due to the combo potential of its Stealth effect. Brode remarks, "If you only knew how many cards get killed because of that one card..."[1] Other cards are forced to change in order to avoid enabling dangerous synergies, such as Animated Armor, which was originally a neutral card, but was "NO FUN with Master of Disguise".[1]
  • Since the minion appears to be a rogue-type, and is described in the card's flavor text as a tauren, this may partially reference the mythical tauren rogue. A light-hearted concept from the World of Warcraft community, the tauren rogue is something spoken of only in hushed whispers and with one's back firmly to a wall. These masters of shadow are rumoured to be behind all major events on Azeroth, capable of single-handedly one-shotting Deathwing without even breaking stealth. It is said that whenever a hero lands a mighty blow against a terrible foe, the true hero was likely a tauren rogue strolling past, whose elbow inadvertently brushed the enemy, killing them instantly. Naturally, these true masters of disguise have never been seen. However, only a fool would doubt their existence, and fewer still would dare to say so out loud. The myth of the tauren rogue started due to the tauren being the only original race unable to play as rogues, likely due to their larges size and cloven hooves. As a result, no one has ever seen a tauren rogue, the joke being that perhaps they are "just that good".

Artist[edit | edit source]

Ron Spencer

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Master of Disguise, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Alpha patch 2 (2013-08-12): Mana cost increased to 4, from 3. Health increased to 4, from 3.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 - Bolf should have had Animated Armor's card text. (2016-01-11).