Sinister Strike

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Sinister Strike
Sinister Strike(205).png
Sinister Strike(205) Gold.png
Set: Basic
Type: Spell
Class: Rogue
Cost: 1
Abilities: Deal damage
Artist: Frank Cho

Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero.

There's something about this strike that just feels off. Sinister, even.

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Sinister Strike is a rogue spell card, from the Basic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of Sinister Strike are automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the rogue class.

Two Golden copies of Sinister Strike are a reward for raising a rogue to levels 15 and 20.

Sinister Strike is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Sinister Strike allows you to trade card advantage to deal extra damage to your opponent. With a low mana cost of 1, it can be an effective tool for ending the game in the later game by starting the execution of a lethal combo but is a poor choice to play early in the game as it can only target your opponent's hero.

Sinister Strike is most useful in combination with Gadgetzan Auctioneer or cards with Combo effects. Malygos can also turn it into a devastating 8 damage for just 1 mana, enabling you to play one Sinister Strike in the same turn. Outside of these combos it is generally a poor card, due to its low value.

Lore[edit | edit source]

"It adds injury to insult."

Sinister Strike is a basic rogue ability from World of Warcraft which consumes a large amount of energy to deal a substantial amount of direct damage.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Heroes of Azeroth" series, depicting the spell Sinister Strike.
  • The figure in the art is shown attacking with her left hand, a potential reference to the origins of the word "sinister".

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Sinister Strike, full art