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Backstab
Backstab(471).png
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 | edit source]

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.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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, being merely direct removal, Backstab's zero mana cost allows it to serve as an instant tempo boost, killing an opponent's minion on the same turn the rogue plays a minion of her own. Furthermore, it can be used to set up one of the rogue's many Combo cards without worrying about mana constraints.

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

Artist[edit | edit source]

Michael Sutfin

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Backstab (full art)

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Patch 1.0.0.3890 (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]