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
Miracle Rogue Deck 14 spells, 16 minions
4
4
4
9
4
2
1
2
6,520 Arcane Dust Oct 26 2018
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
Even Rogue Deck 15 spells, 15 minions
4
0
17
0
6
0
3
0
6,480 Arcane Dust Sep 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
Tempo Rogue Deck 6 spells, 24 minions
4
6
1
9
5
5
0
0
8,440 Arcane Dust Apr 26 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
Aggro Pirate Rogue Deck 8 spells, 22 minions
4
11
3
6
3
2
1
0
10,180 Arcane Dust Jun 10 2017

5. Budget Decks with Backstab

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Budget Miracle Rogue Deck 14 spells, 16 minions
4
4
4
7
5
2
2
2
3,520 Arcane Dust Oct 26 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
Basic Rogue Deck 2 weapons, 12 spells, 16 minions
2
2
8
5
6
4
2
1
0 Arcane Dust Jul 07 2017

6. Wild Decks with Backstab

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Wild Miracle Rogue Deck 16 spells, 14 minions Wild Deck
6
7
4
5
5
1
2
0
6,220 Arcane Dust Oct 26 2018
Pirate Aggro Rogue Wild Deck 8 spells, 22 minions Wild Deck
2
13
8
4
2
1
0
0
4,200 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Cheap Tempo Rogue Wild Deck 1 weapon, 13 spells, 16 minions Wild Deck
2
8
10
5
2
3
0
0
1,000 Arcane Dust Jun 10 2017
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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