Sudden Betrayal

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Sudden Betrayal
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Set: Kobolds and Catacombs
Type: Spell
Class: Rogue
Rarity: Common
Cost: 2
Abilities: Secret
Tags: Attack-related, Positional effect, Triggered effect
Artist: Matt Dixon

Secret: When a minion attacks your hero, instead it attacks one of its neighbours.

You thought he was your bro-bold, but turns out he's your foe-bold.

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Sudden Betrayal is a common rogue spell card, from the Kobolds and Catacombs set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Sudden Betrayal can be obtained through Kobolds & Catacombs card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Sudden Betrayal 40 5
Golden Sudden Betrayal 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Sudden Betrayal can be a very useful method of not only defending your hero against an attack, but removing enemy minions for free. The minion attacking the your hero will instead attack a randomly selected adjacent minion, or in the case of your opponent only having two minions, their other minion. The triggered minion can attack friendly minions with Stealth and will not have its decision influenced by Taunt.

Sudden Betrayal is best used when your opponent has larger minions on the board who will likely take each other out, and is especially useful if your opponent has a Poisonous minion on the board, as that effect will still trigger and kill the other friendly minion.

The Secret will not trigger if your opponent only has one minion on the board. While this does limit the potential for the card to be wasted, it also means the card will not save you from one big minion doing continuous damage.

If you suspect your opponent has Sudden Betrayal active, make sure to place your minions in an arrangement that won't allow them to kill their neighbors. If the Secret is played when you already have several minions on the board, make sure to attack with your weakest minion first.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Sudden Betrayal, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]