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I know that hero and minion direct attacks must target an enemy with taunt, if one exists, but what about other actions:

  • Spells that target someone for damage?
  • Battlecry attacks?
  • Hero powers that target someone?
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Just curious - any color on the downvote? No argument, and feel free to stay anonymous - just genuinely interested in doing better next time I have a dumb hearthstone question. :p –  Jaydles May 16 at 13:31

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The answer to all of these is NO. Unless the battlecry is one that only targets minions with taunt (Black Knight) none of these must target a taunt creature.

From the wiki: "...Taunt only affects melee combat - spells and ranged attacks are not affected by Taunt." Keep in mind that the Hunter bow cards: Eaglehorn Bow and Gladiator's Longbow do not count as ranged attacks in any way.

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There are no ranged attacks at all, are there? Ranged might be an upcoming keyword ability that ignores Taunt... –  scenia May 22 at 20:27
    
Correct. I don't know why the wiki chose to use that word. I probably should've edited the wiki myself to remove it. –  BlackVegetable May 22 at 21:06
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I know it's a grey area whether or not the answer already contains this, but an attacker under the influence of a Misdirection does not listen to Taunt rules, even though it's technically performing a melee attack. –  Flater Jun 20 at 10:20

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