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Sinister Strike
Cost:1 Mana icon.png
Abilities:Deal damage
Artist:Frank Cho
Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero.
Flavor text

There's something about this strike that just feels off. Sinister, even.

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

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How to get[]

Two copies of regular and golden Sinister Strike are automatically given after the player completes the Ranked's New player experience system, unlocking Wild and Classic format.

They are uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Core set[]

Two copies of regular Sinister Strike (Core) are obtained for raising rogue to level 7.

Two copies of golden Sinister Strike (Core) are obtained for winning 100 games as rogue.

Sinister Strike (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 Sinister Strike were automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the rogue class.
  • Two Golden copies of Sinister Strike were a reward for raising a rogue to levels 15 and 20.


Sinister Strike allows you to trade card advantage to deal extra damage to your opponent. With a low mana cost of 1, it can be an effective tool for ending the game in the later game by starting the execution of a lethal combo but is a poor choice to play early in the game as it can only target your opponent's hero.

Sinister Strike is most useful in combination with Gadgetzan Auctioneer or cards with Combo effects. Malygos can also turn it into a devastating 8 damage for just 1 mana, enabling you to play one Sinister Strike in the same turn. Outside of these combos it is generally a poor card, due to its low value.


"It adds injury to insult."

Sinister Strike is a basic rogue ability from World of Warcraft which consumes a large amount of energy to deal a substantial amount of direct damage.


  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Heroes of Azeroth" series, depicting the spell Sinister Strike.
  • The figure in the art is shown attacking with her left hand, a potential reference to the origins of the word "sinister".


Sinister Strike, full art

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