Cruel Taskmaster

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Cruel Taskmaster
Cruel Taskmaster(328).png
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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.

Other versions[edit | edit source]

Core Classic
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How to get[edit | edit source]

Cruel Taskmaster can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

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

Core set[edit | edit source]

Two copies of regular Cruel Taskmaster (Core) are obtained for raising warrior to level ?.

Two copies of golden Cruel Taskmaster (Core) are obtained for winning 50 games as warrior.

Cruel Taskmaster (Core) is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

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]

Back to work!
No problem.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Cruel Taskmaster, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Patch (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]