Cruel Dinomancer

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Cruel Dinomancer
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Set: Journey to Un'Goro
Type: Minion
Class: Warlock
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 6
Attack: 5
Health: 5
Abilities: Copy, Deathrattle, Summon
Tags: Discard-related, Random, Resurrection effect
Artist: Dany Orizio

Deathrattle: Summon a random minion you discarded this game.

As that old saying goes: "you don't get into dinomancing to make friends."

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Cruel Dinomancer is a rare warlock minion card, from the Journey to Un'Goro set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Cruel Dinomancer can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Cruel Dinomancer 100 20
Golden Cruel Dinomancer 800 100

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This card acts as a way to "resurrect" minions that have been lost due to Discards. It can potentially summon minions like Doomguard, and will ignore the negative Battlecry. This minion becomes far less valuable when you discard worse minions like Flame Imp or Kabal Courier, and is worthless if you've only managed to discard spells.

This minion fits well with Lakkari Sacrifice. While it doesn't discard anything itself, a Lakkari deck highly encourages discarding, making this a perfect fit. Just be wary that it can conflict with cards that are desirable to discard such as Silverware Golem and Clutchmother Zavas, which have great effects upon being discarded but aren't desirable targets for Cruel Dinomancer.

If the only minion you've discarded in the current game was another Cruel Dinomancer, you can create an infinite loop where each time this dies, it spawns another Cruel Dinomancer. Much like Dreadsteed, the only way to stop this is to Transform or Silence the minion. Using Spiritsinger Umbra with another Dinomancer, you can set off the loop all at once and fill your board with Cruel Dinomancers.[1] The easiest method of doing this is to use targeted discard effects such as Expired Merchant and Nightshade Matron.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

I am the greatest dinomancer!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Dinomancers are individuals who have mastered the art of controlling dinosaurs, occasionally even being able to shapeshift into the great beasts. They are primarily found among the Zandalari trolls, but the Un'Goro Madness micro-holiday in World of Warcraft features Akaridal, a saurok dinomancer of the Skumblade tribe.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Cruel Dinomancer, full art

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