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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).

Backstab is commonly used for early game removal, as an answer to cheap and aggressive minions played in the first few rounds.


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


Michael Sutfin


Backstab (full art)

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]