The Taskmaster is enemy encountered in Act 2, either as an Elite encounter, or in the second fight of the Colosseum event. In the Elite encounter, he is accompanied by a Blue Slaver and a Red Slaver. In the Colosseum encounter, he is accompanied by a Gremlin Nob.

Pattern[edit | edit source]

Name Intent Effect Asc 3+ Asc 18+
Scouring Whip Intent - Attack Debuff.png Deal 7 damage, shuffle 1 Wound into the discard pile. Deal 7 damage, shuffle 2 Wounds into the discard pile. Deal 7 damage, gain 1 Icon Strength.png Strength, and shuffle 3 Wounds into the discard pile.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The large number of Wounds he shuffles in your deck can be very troublesome, especially on higher Ascension levels. If playing as the Ironclad, this can be countered by Evolve and/or Fire Breathing. Other characters can counter the Wounds by exhausting them or using the MedicalKit.png Medical Kit relic.
  • If playing as the Silent, Piercing Wail is extremely useful, as all enemies will attack most turns. For other characters, Dark Shackles has a similar effect.
  • It may be best to kill the Red Slaver in the back first, so that he can't use his Entangle ability to prevent you from attacking. In addition, the Icon Vulnerable.png Vulnerable he applies is very dangerous when 3 enemies are attacking.
  • After killing the Red Slaver, it may be a good idea to kill the Blue Slaver next, as it applies Icon Weak.png Weak, which will actively make your attacks less effective. However, on Ascension 18 and higher, it may be preferable to kill the Taskmaster earlier due to his Icon Strength.png Strength gain.
  • A powerful card that damages all enemies such as Whirlwind, Immolate and Electrodynamics is extremely useful in this fight.

Update History[edit | edit source]

  • Slay the Spire 1.0: Farewell Early Access
    • Colossuem Nob fight ordering swapped so that the Nob can apply Vulnerable.
  • Weekly Patch 56: The Collector
    • Colosseum event's second fight is now a Gremlin Nob + Taskmaster (rather than 2 Gremlin Nobs)
  • Weekly Patch 5: Happy Holidays!
    • Taskmaster's AI is reworked to be more straightforward.
  • Weekly Patch 2: Slimes!
    • Taskmaster gets yet another nerf.
  • Weekly Patch 1: The First of Many!
    • Slaver Boss now referred to as Taskmaster.
    • Taskmaster now always uses Str up on turn 1 and his Whip attack is now a multi-hit with lower starting damage.
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