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Artist:Glenn Rane
Destroy an enemy minion.
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If you don't want to be assassinated, move to the Barrens and change your name. Good luck!

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Assassinate is a rogue spell card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Basic set.

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How to get[]

Regular and golden Assassinate are uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

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New playerComplete the Ranked's New player experience systemRegular2
New playerComplete the Ranked's New player experience systemGolden2

Core set[]

Two copies of regular Assassinate (Core) are obtained for raising rogue to level 1.

Two copies of golden Assassinate (Core) are obtained for winning 50 games as rogue.

Assassinate (Core) is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Previous availability[]

Prior Year of the Gryphon's rotation on March 30, 2021:

  • Two copies of Assassinate were automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the rogue class.
  • Two Golden copies of Assassinate were a reward for raising a rogue to levels 47 and 48.


Assassinate instantly destroys an enemy minion, no matter how durable it is. So it is best to keep it for a high health minion or a minion with important buffs or a Taunt in the way of dealing lethal damage. It is also effective against minions with high Attack since it removes the minion while avoiding taking damage.

While hard removal is a premium effect, this card's high cost and being just a spell makes it difficult to use in aggro or tempo decks. Vilespine Slayer or even Sap does a more efficient job in maintaining the board while moving a large minion out of the way.



Assassinate, full art

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