Can Battlecries that get applied to minions be applied to the minion you just played? , e.g can the Dark Iron Dwarf give itself +2 Attack until the end of the turn?

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You cannot use a battlecry on the minion that has it, unless it specifically says it does something to itself or can be self-targeted.

  • Just curious, what are some examples where cards do specifically apply a Battlecry to itself?
    – dlanod
    Jan 20, 2014 at 21:06
  • @dlanod I think Injured Blademaster is one, can't check right now.
    – 3ventic
    Jan 20, 2014 at 21:09
  • Injured Blademaster's battlecry is "Deal 4 damage to HIMSELF". You can't choose any other targets.
    – jwaddell
    Jan 22, 2014 at 23:11
  • More generally, minions don't exist on the board until played, and you can't target something not on the board. The flow is: Pick Targets -> Play Minion -> Resolve Battlecry. Jul 15, 2014 at 3:37

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