Cruel Taskmaster

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[e][h][]Cruel Taskmaster
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2
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2
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2
Effect
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to a minion and give it +2 attack.
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Description
"I'm going to need you to come in on Sunday." - Cruel Taskmaster

Cruel Taskmaster is a Warrior minion card. Its effect upon being played on the battlefield is to deal 1 damage to a minion and give it +2 Attack.

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This card fits well in aggro decks—especially ones that run with multiple minions that have enrage. Its battle cry can also be used to kill an enemy minion that has only one health remaining or to set up a kill combo on a minion with low health (Taskmaster then Whirlwind, for example).

While this card's battle cry gives it utility that can be helpful in a wide variety of situations, it best excels at establishing early game dominance in fast, aggressive decks. This card can dramatically swing the advantage in the Warrior's favor if used in combination with minions that have enrage abilities, such as the Amani Berserker or the Raging Worgen. It can also be used to trigger other effects, such as the Frothing Berserker's ability that causes it to gain attack power whenever a minion is damaged. It is important to note that this battle cry can be used on any minion on the board, and because of this, it can be used to either kill enemies with only one health remaining, or to set up kill combos on creatures with low health (Taskmaster's battle cry, then Slam, for instance). However, because of the extra attack power granted, one must be certain that they can secure a kill within the turn that it is used in order to avoid giving the opponent an advantage.

Synergies[edit]

Name Rarity Class Type Subtype Cost Atk HP Effect
Frothing Berserker Rare Warrior Minion General 3 2 4 Whenever a minion takes damage, gain +1 Attack.
Amani Berserker Common Neutral Minion General 2 2 3 Enrage: 3 attack
Amani Berserker Common Neutral Minion General 2 2 3 Enrage: +3 Attack
Gurubashi Berserker Free Neutral Minion General 5 2 7 Whenever this minion takes damage, gain +3 Attack.
Tauren Warrior Common Neutral Minion General 3 2 3 Taunt.Enrage:+ 3 Attack
Raging Worgen Common Neutral Minion General 3 3 3 Enrage: Windfury and +1 Attack
Acolyte of Pain Common Neutral Minion General 3 1 3 Whenever this minion takes damage, draw a card.
Acolyte of Pain Common Neutral Minion General 3 1 3 Whenever this minion takes damage, draw a card.
Armorsmith Rare Warrior Minion General 2 1 4 Whenever a friendly minion takes damage, gain 1 Armor.
Grommash Hellscream Legendary Warrior Minion General 8 4 9 Charge. Engrage: +6 Attack.

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