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You might be looking for one of these cards: Shrinkmeister (Caverns of Time).

Shrinkmeister is a common priest minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

Other versions

How to get

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

Goblins vs Gnomes
Regular1~2 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Goblins vs Gnomes
Golden Wild
Golden1~2 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 40 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 400 Dust.pngGolden1


To edit these notes, go to Template:Shrinkmeister notes.

  • Shrinkmeister cannot lower a minion's Attack below 0.[1]
  • Note that if your opponent doesn't have any minions on their field, you will have to target one of your own.
  • Note that if the target minion's Attack is reduced to 0, it will no longer deal damage in combat, allowing other targets to attack it without suffering damage or removing any Divine Shields. Abilities which are triggered through dealing damage, such as that of  Maexxna, will also not activate unless damage is actually dealt by the minion,[2] making it a useful way to temporarily neutralise these abilities.
  • When used upon a minion with 2 or 1 Attack, Shrinkmeister can be combined with  Reversing Switch or  Crazed Alchemist to destroy the target. This is because the minion's Attack will be lowered to 0, and their Attack and Health then switched - resulting in 0 Health, and the immediate death of the minion. Note that may not work on minions affected by Health-increasing auras, such as that of  Stormwind Champion.


  • ▶️ VO_GVG_011_Play_01.wav Let us see if this works.
  • ▶️ VO_GVG_011_Attack_Alt_03.wav Let's get physical!


Gnomes are well-known for inventing devices that affect size, such as the Gnomish Shrink Ray and the World Enlarger mentioned in the Shrinkmeister's flavor text.

The Shrinkmeister specifically features as the unseen force behind the Miniature Warfare Tavern Brawl, reducing all minions to 1/1s with a mana cost of 1.


Patch changes

  • TTN Logo.pngPatch (2023-08-22):
    • Targeting arrow text is now "Give -3 Attack this turn." (previously: "Give -2 Attack this turn.").
    • Now reads: "Battlecry: Give a minion -3 Attack this turn." (previously: "Battlecry: Give a minion -2 Attack this turn.")
  • Goblins vs Gnomes logo.png Patch (2014-12-04):
    • Added.

External links

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-09). 
  2. Ben Brode on Twitter (X). (2014-11-24).