Backstab — Rogue Card

Last updated on Jan 09, 2016 at 16:17 by Sottle 13 comments

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Backstab is a Rogue-only spell. 2 copies of this card are given to you with the Basic set of the game. You receive a golden version of this card for reaching Level 36 and 38 with Rogue. Below the card images, you will find explanations to help you use the card optimally in every game mode of Hearthstone.

1. General Comments

Backstab is one of the most flexible cards that Rogue has available to them. It can efficiently deal with a small minion in the early-game, be used in the mid-game to activate a free combo effect on an SI:7 Agent or Eviscerate, or be used as a cheap activator for Gadgetzan Auctioneer or Malygos.

2. Constructed Play

Backstab is present in almost every Rogue deck, as it is far too efficient a card to consider leaving out of your deck in most situations. This is especially true since most Rogue decks are focused on Tempo, and Backstab is the ultimate Tempo card, as a 0 Mana removal.

3. Arena

Backstab a very strong card in Arena. 3/2 minions are extremely common in Arena, which means that Backstab will mean you always have an answer to them while gaining 2 Mana of Tempo. On top of this, it can also activate any Combo effects you have in your deck very efficiently.

4. Meta Decks with Backstab

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Aggro Rogue Deck 2 weapons, 15 spells, 13 minions
4
6
4
9
4
3
0
0
8,880 Arcane Dust Feb 08 2019
Pirate Rogue Deck 1 weapon, 11 spells, 18 minions
3
7
6
7
3
1
2
1
9,380 Arcane Dust Feb 08 2019
Miracle Rogue Deck 13 spells, 17 minions
4
4
5
8
4
3
2
0
6,560 Arcane Dust Feb 08 2019
Malygos Rogue Deck 2 weapons, 23 spells, 4 minions, 1 hero_card
4
1
11
4
3
1
2
4
5,900 Arcane Dust Oct 26 2018
Pogo Rogue Deck 16 spells, 13 minions, 1 hero_card
6
0
8
5
4
2
2
3
6,500 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018
Deathrattle Rogue Deck 2 weapons, 12 spells, 16 minions
4
4
5
6
3
6
2
0
7,580 Arcane Dust Sep 01 2018
Even Rogue Deck 15 spells, 15 minions
4
0
17
0
6
0
3
0
6,480 Arcane Dust Sep 01 2018
Dog's Rank 2 Legend Thief Rogue Deck 12 spells, 18 minions
4
7
4
8
4
2
0
1
7,940 Arcane Dust Apr 13 2018
2
7
6
5
2
4
1
3
7,460 Arcane Dust Aug 17 2017
Jade Rogue Lurker Deck 12 spells, 17 minions, 1 hero_card
2
2
10
5
3
2
3
3
12,560 Arcane Dust Aug 12 2017

5. Budget Decks with Backstab

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Budget Pirate Rogue Deck 2 weapons, 12 spells, 16 minions
4
8
6
6
3
1
2
0
3,860 Arcane Dust Feb 08 2019
Budget Aggro Rogue Deck 2 weapons, 14 spells, 14 minions
4
6
5
10
4
1
0
0
2,760 Arcane Dust Feb 08 2019
Budget Miracle Rogue Deck 14 spells, 16 minions
4
4
4
7
5
2
2
2
3,520 Arcane Dust Feb 08 2019
Basic Rogue Deck 2 weapons, 12 spells, 16 minions
2
2
8
5
6
4
2
1
0 Arcane Dust Nov 20 2018
Budget Pogo Rogue Deck 18 spells, 12 minions
6
0
10
4
4
2
2
2
3,380 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018
Budget Deathrattle Rogue Deck 2 weapons, 12 spells, 16 minions
4
4
5
7
4
4
2
0
4,580 Arcane Dust Sep 01 2018

6. Wild Decks with Backstab

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Wild Pirate Rogue Deck 1 weapon, 9 spells, 20 minions Wild Deck
2
10
6
6
4
0
2
0
4,080 Arcane Dust Feb 08 2019
Wild Miracle Rogue Deck 16 spells, 14 minions Wild Deck
6
7
4
5
5
1
2
0
6,220 Arcane Dust Feb 08 2019
N'Zoth Thief Rogue Wild Un'Goro Deck 2 weapons, 11 spells, 17 minions Wild Deck
4
2
5
8
4
5
0
2
8,500 Arcane Dust Apr 04 2017
Mill Rogue Wild Un'Goro Deck 18 spells, 12 minions Wild Deck
6
2
7
9
0
4
2
0
5,120 Arcane Dust Apr 02 2017
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