Cruel Taskmaster

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Cruel Taskmaster
Regular
Cruel Taskmaster(328).png
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Gold
Cruel Taskmaster(328) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Class: Warrior
Rarity: Common
Cost: 2
Attack: 2
Health: 2
Abilities: Battlecry, Deal damage, Increment attribute
Tags: Targeted
Artist: Phroilan Gardner

Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to a minion and give it +2 Attack.

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

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Cruel Taskmaster is a common warrior minion card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

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

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Cruel Taskmaster 40 5
Golden Cruel Taskmaster 400 50

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Back to work!
Attack
No problem.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Cruel Taskmaster, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Patch 1.0.0.3890 (2013-10-02): Now has 2 health, up from 1.
  • Previously: Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to a minion and give it +2 Attack. [2 mana, 2 attack, 1 health, Common]