Annihilan Battlemaster

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Annihilan Battlemaster
BG Regular
Annihilan Battlemaster.png
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BG Gold
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Set: Battlegrounds
Tier: 5
Type: Minion
Subtype: Demon
Class: Neutral
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 8
Attack: 3
Health: 1
Abilities: Battlecry, Increment attribute
Tags: Damage-related
Artist: Mauricio Herrera

Battlecry: Gain +1 Health for each damage your hero has taken.

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Annihilan Battlemaster is a Tier 5 minion in the Battlegrounds game mode.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Annihilan Battlemaster is a mighty late-game powerhouse especially for Demon warbands, which tend to deal large amounts of self-damage while building up their minions' stats. When played at low health, it will boost itself to enormous health totals, although its low starting Attack keeps its power in check. As such, this card needs Attack buffs like Nathrezim Overseer and Lightfang Enforcer to start trading blows effectively. Patchwerk can make better use of this card than most heroes due to his higher starting health total.

A triple of this card normally means a great advance for the warband, and make sure you play two of them before grabbing a third. Not only does a golden Battlemaster gain double your lost health, but it will also incorporate the health gained by the two regular copies you played, easily boosting its health to astronomical levels and making it virtually unkillable by anything other than Poisonous minions. Brann Bronzebeard likewise has incredible synergy with this card; if you manage to play a golden Annihilan Battlemaster with Brann on the board, it may easily win combat by itself.

The power of a Battlemaster may be thought as the product of its Attack and Health if Attack is not sufficiently high. When Attack is too low, it has to take damage multiple times to kill a minion, making its Health less effective.

Think twice before giving this minion Taunt, because usually you would protect this from your opponents' poisonous minions by using multiple Taunts. If it outlasts all of your opponent's poisonous minions it is likely to kill the remainder of your opponent's minions if its Attack has been buffed.

This minion can be placed adjacent to your taunt minions to tank cleave damage that would otherwise kill other valuable minions.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

To the slaughter.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Annihilan Battlemaster, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]