Master of Disguise

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Master of Disguise is a rare rogue minion card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

TypeSourceQualityCount
Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Classic
Wild
Regular1~2 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Classic
Golden Classic
Wild
Golden Wild
Golden1~2 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 100 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 800 Dust.pngGolden1

Notes

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  • If a minion already has Stealth when you use Master of Disguise, the minion will lose Stealth on the next turn anyway. This may be a bug.[1]
  • If your opponent stealths a minion with Master of Disguise and you steal the affected minion (such as by using  Sylvanas Windrunner), the minion will still unstealth at the start of your opponent's turn. (Before Patch 5.0.0.12574 (WotOG patch), it would unstealth at the start of the newest controller's turn regardless of number of steals.) [2]
  • A minor bug causes the buff to not remove itself from a minion's list of enchantments until the next turn, even if the minion attacks, losing the effect itself. If the minion afterwards gains permanent Stealth, such as due to a  One-eyed Cheat activation, the buff will remove the permanent Stealth.[3]


Sounds

Play
  • ▶️ VO_NEW1_014_Play_01.wav Enter the shadows!
Attack
  • ▶️ VO_NEW1_014_Attack_02.wav Blades ready!
Death

History

Until Whispers of the Old Gods, the Stealth granted by Master of Disguise's Battlecry was not temporary, but regular Stealth, potentially allowing the target minion to stay Stealthed indefinitely. While the card had never been a popular one in the meta, Master of Disguise frequently limited design possibilities for other cards due to the combo potential of its Stealth effect. Brode remarked, "If you only knew how many cards get killed because of that one card..."[4] Other cards were forced to change in order to avoid enabling dangerous synergies, such as  Animated Armor, which was originally a neutral card, but was "NO FUN with Master of Disguise".[4] This was eventually changed with a number of other card changes accompanying the release of game formats, designed to create a fresher meta and increase design space for future cards.

Trivia

  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Magtheridon's Lair Treasure" series, for the card Cloak of the Pit Stalker.
  • Since the minion appears to be a rogue-type, and is described in the card's flavor text as a tauren, this may partially reference the mythical tauren rogue. A light-hearted concept from the World of Warcraft community, the tauren rogue is something spoken of only in hushed whispers and with one's back firmly to a wall. These masters of shadow are rumoured to be behind all major events on Azeroth, capable of single-handedly one-shotting  Deathwing without even breaking stealth. It is said that whenever a hero lands a mighty blow against a terrible foe, the true hero was likely a tauren rogue strolling past, whose elbow inadvertently brushed the enemy, killing them instantly. Naturally, these true masters of disguise have never been seen. However, only a fool would doubt their existence, and fewer still would dare to say so out loud. The myth of the tauren rogue started due to the tauren being the only original race unable to play as rogues, likely due to their large size and cloven hooves. As a result, no one has ever seen a tauren rogue, the joke being that perhaps they are "just that good".

Gallery

Patch changes

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch 20.0.0.77662 (2021-03-25):
  • Whispers of the Old Gods logo.png Patch 5.0.0.12574 (2016-04-24):
    • Now reads: "Battlecry: Give a friendly minion Stealth until your next turn." (previously: "Battlecry: Give a friendly minion Stealth.")
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch 1.0.0.3890 (Closed beta, 2013-10-02):
    • Flavor text now reads: "She's actually a male tauren. People don't call him "Master of Disguise" for nothing." (previously: no flavor text).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch 1.0.0.3645 (Alpha, 2013-08-12):
    • Now costs 4 (Up from 3).
    • Now has 4 health (Up from 3).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch 1.0.0.3140 (Alpha, April or May 2013):
    • Added.

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