Improve Morale

Improve Morale Card

Improve Morale is a 1 Mana Cost Common Warrior Spell card from the Rise of Shadows set!

Card Text

Deal 1 damage to a minion. If it survives, add a Lackey to your hand.

Flavor Text

"The beatings will continue until MY morale improves."

Cards Relating to Improve Morale

Ethereal Lackey
Type: Minion - Cost: 1 - Attack: 1 - Health: 1
Battlecry: Discover a spell.
Faceless Lackey
Type: Minion - Cost: 1 - Attack: 1 - Health: 1
Battlecry: Summon a random 2-Cost minion.
Goblin Lackey
Type: Minion - Cost: 1 - Attack: 1 - Health: 1
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +1 Attack and Rush.
Kobold Lackey
Type: Minion - Cost: 1 - Attack: 1 - Health: 1
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage.
Witchy Lackey
Type: Minion - Cost: 1 - Attack: 1 - Health: 1
Battlecry: Transform a friendly minion into one that costs (1) more.

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  1. DeanyWeany
    March 26, 2019 at 7:54 am

    (Rating based on play it will see in the upcoming meta, similar to trump’s ratings)

    1 Star

    Comparable to “blood to ichor”, a decently strong tempo type card, but ultimately worse as getting a 2/2 for free is better than adding a card to your hand in tempo type decks.

    Won’t see play, 1 Star

  2. LuKeAA
    March 25, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Step 1: play Grommash,
    Step 2: ping Grommash with this;
    Step 3: Grommash gets mad as f***;
    Step 4: this nets you a Witchy Lackey;
    Step 5: attack with Grommash;
    Step 6: use Lackey on Grommash and get King Krush;


  3. Nidnam1252
    March 23, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    “add a lackey your hand”

    someone call the grammar police

  4. JustYourAveragePayToWin
    March 22, 2019 at 9:50 am

    I think this card is too situational to be good. Sometimes you get the lackey you want, but they plan on adding more lackeys to the pool later this year, making this card even worse. 2/5

    • Soup And Salad
      March 22, 2019 at 10:32 am

      The fact a low value effect like this replaces itself in the hand is all a control Warrior needs to know to at least try it out.

  5. JoyDivision
    March 22, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Pretty sure this is already answered somewhere else but … is the added lackey randomly chosen between the available ones? Do I get to choose? Or do I get the ‘warrior’ lackey?

    • Taznak
      March 22, 2019 at 3:23 am

      Randomly chosen. There’s 5 possible lackeys you can get with Rise of Shadows, and more will be added to that pool in this year’s 2nd and 3rd expansions.

  6. EksSkellybur
    March 22, 2019 at 12:40 am

    It’s Alright. We just need to how much power Improve Morale is going to get, as we go towards the next 2 expansions.

  7. Antiliani
    March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    “Add a lackey your hand”?

  8. Taznak
    March 21, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Pings are versatile, and more so for Warrior with Grom and Execute; ping + lackey is fine value for 1 mana, even if getting the lackey is conditional on not killing the minion. Control Warrior could take this or leave it in favor of a tech card to hedge against specific matchups. 3/5.

  9. Minti
    March 21, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    It could be used to slim your deck. Warriors good enrage cards are dead and gone. It could have been just a discover card but lackeys are not that powerfull. despite being above one mana cost minions they do have 0 mana worth of boddy with a 2 mana worth of effect. Attatched into a already existing boddy is ok but paying a card and one health for them is not worth. Lets say you ping an enemy minion and you get witchy lackey and if you don’t have a minion to evolve you are just stucked.
    It is execute activator though as long as you don’t get witchy lackey its usefull somehow. I don’t see this beating the competition for the active warrior deck. Maybe the new rush aggro warrior it can give you good value for the 1/3 rush wasp that enrages to 4/2 minion. But the wasp din;t make the cut for the deck and this thing’s mana cost is way too high for it to be a viable option for any kind of deck. If you run devastate it can be usefull, but its another card no one uses sicne execute is much better.
    This will not see much play even if the lackeys get OP its not worth the value.

    • Minti
      March 22, 2019 at 4:32 am

      Also the quillboars are getting into quite some cards lately. I think we may see some quilboard villian printed these expansions who knows.

  10. Jed
    March 21, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    I don’t think it does enough to see play

  11. Lluadian
    March 21, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Yup great card triggers enrage sets up a wounded for executes and as we’ve seen from the shown lackeys they are rather valuable even being able to add another spell to your hand possibly another one of these.

  12. Soup And Salad
    March 21, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Blood to Ichor did see at least some play during its time in Standard. As such, I would expect Improve Morale to also see play in control and tempo oriented Warrior decks, especially with most of the lackeys being better than just a 2/2 token.

    I doubt it’ll be the best card in the deck, but a low value spell that replaces itself in the hand should be exactly what a control deck wants to play.

    • Cursore1610
      March 21, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      Remember that Blood and ichor summoned a 2/2 instantly for 0 mana. It goes without saying that a 0 mana 2/2 is better than any lackey, but this doesn’t mean that this card can’t ever see play. I am hoepful that this can find a niche position somewhere.

      • Soup And Salad
        March 21, 2019 at 3:46 pm

        The Lackey is better in almost every gamestate other than the very start of a game for a Control deck. Even then, Faceless Lackey and Kobold Lacky are always better than a zero mana 2/2 with Etherial Lackey being roughly even as it does draw a card.

        Control decks especially leave one or two hanging mana quite often, and playing on curve is not something they’re really concerned with as long as they’re allowed to play their answers. The tempo of this card may make it less attractive to Blood to Ichor for a Tempo Warrior, certainly for a Control Warrior it is better, especially later in the game.

        • Cursore1610
          March 22, 2019 at 9:44 am

          Not totally convinced about that….anyway there’s no use in saying how good a card will be right now that we don’t know what kind of archetype will be pushed for warrior. I guess will find out!

  13. CrazyCameron127
    March 21, 2019 at 10:38 am

    The combo potential is really good with this card. Enrage a minion or set up with execute plus getting a good 1-drop. Will definitely see play.

  14. Orasha
    March 21, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Reminds me of Blood to Ichor, which saw play. It’s lower tempo but the lackies overall are better then a vanilla 2/2

  15. Killyridols
    March 21, 2019 at 10:32 am

    I love the name of this card.

  16. Freedon
    March 21, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Like Blood to Ichor but more expensive and randomer… 3/5

  17. GlosuuLang
    March 21, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Can be a ping or an Enrage activator without losing you card advantage. Looks solid. 3/5 stars from me.

  18. Nidnam1252
    March 21, 2019 at 10:20 am

    1 Mana Enrage activator that replaces itself with another card…. sounds good to me

    or use on Acolyte of Pain to gain 2 cards
    or use to activate Execute/Smolderthorn Lancer