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Backstab(471) Gold.png
Set: Basic
Type: Spell
Class: Rogue
Abilities: Deal damage
Tags: Damaged-related

Deal 2 damage to an undamaged minion.

It's funny how often yelling "Look over there!" gets your opponent to turn around.

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Backstab is a basic rogue spell card.

How to get[edit]

Backstab x 2 are automatically included in all players' collections.

Golden Backstab is a reward for raising a rogue to levels 36 and 38.

Backstab is soulbound and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.


Backstab is an excellent card, providing a means to remove a 2 or 1 Health minion at no mana cost, deal additional damage to a larger minion at full Health and also set up a Combo.

While on its own it provides no card advantage or tempo, being merely direct removal, its zero mana cost can be used to allow a Combo that will either provide you with extra minions (Defias Ringleader) or remove other minions (SI:7 Agent).


The card art depicts the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game and World of Warcraft Miniatures Game character Timmo Shadestep.


Michael Sutfin

Patch changes[edit]

  • Patch (2013-10-02): Now requires an undamaged minion, instead of an enemy minion.
  • Previously: Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to an enemy minion. [0 mana, Common]
Backstab (full art)