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Golden Golden cards often add movement and visual effects, like with this golden Piloted Shredder "Golden" redirects here. For information on golden heroes, see Golden heroes. Golden cards are special, rarer versions of cards. Each card hearthstone Backstab is a reward for raising a rogue Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 4.1 Unique mechanics 5 Strategy 5.1 Countering a rogue 6 Spells 6.1 Uncollectible 7 Minions 7.1 Uncollectible 8 Weapons 8.1 Uncollectible 9 Leveling rewards 9.1 hearthstone to levels Each hero s level is displayed on the bottom-left of their portrait. The coloured bar shows their current experience. A video explaining levels in Hearthstone made by the Curse Gamepedia @@@#@@@YouTube( Channel. A level is a hearthstone 36 and 38.

Backstab is uncraftable The uncraftable quality Uncraftable (previously called soulbound) is a card quality found on certain cards. Uncraftable cards cannot be crafted or disenchanted. Uncraftable quality is mostly determined by card set, and in some cases differs hearthstone and cannot be crafted Crafting mode, in Standard format mode The crafting system is an element of Hearthstone that allows players to directly create new cards. It can be accessed through the My Collection screen. Crafting consumes Arcane Dust hearthstone or disenchanted.


Backstab is an incredibly efficient early-midgame removal card for rogues. With a Mana cost of 0, it makes a flexible addition to any Rogue deck. This card used to deal 2 damage to any minion, however the 10th October 2013 Closed Beta Patch changed the card to only deal damage to undamaged minions, somewhat nerfing its removal potential towards low health damaged minions. This change provided a big nerf to the card`s versatility and synergy with Spell Damage minions, especially in Arena where more than two copies of the Deck card may be drafted and thus played.

In the later game, Backstab is still effective against high Health minions which are undamaged. one cast of Backstab could mean the difference between maintaining or losing board control and tempo of the game. However, it can no longer be used to eliminate damaged minions from play.

Nonetheless, due to its 0 Mana cost and high effectiveness on many 2 Health cards including but not limited to Acidic Swamp Ooze, Novice Engineer, Sorcerer`s Apprentice, Knife Juggler and Raid Leader, the Backstab card remains a solid early-game staple in any Rogue Constructed or Arena deck.


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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 Combo is an ability where the stated effect occurs if the card is not the first one played during the turn. Cards with this ability are limited to the rogue class. The term "combo" is hearthstone .

While on its own it provides no card advantage Sometimes, you’ll find yourself in a position where you can easily play your whole hand while your opponent is still holding on to close to the maximum of 10 cards. Unless you can win the , being merely direct removal Removal is the term used to refer to the elimination of minions from the battlefield. Hard removal describes cards and effects that can neutralize minions regardless of most defenses, such as high Health or Divine hearthstone , Backstab`s zero mana cost allows it to serve as an instant tempo Tempo is an unofficial term that describes which way the "momentum" of a match is going, as well as a label for decks which aim to keep tempo on their side. It is one of 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.


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


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