Hearthstone: Draw A Rogue

Hello everybody, Geek Generation here.

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So i was thinking a little about the upcoming Starving Buzzard nerf. Then i recalled there was another card that was nerfed way earlier. Novice Engineer, “Battlecry: Draw a Card.” was nerfed from 1/2 to 1/1.

My thought processes began going like, Blizzard sure doesn’t like these “Draw a card” cards. But then again, to be fair, Novice Engineer was nerfed not because Blizzard doesn’t like “Draw a card” cards. It’s because players know how useful it is and as a result, it was played in almost every deck.

When you make card games, and you see this kind of thing happening (card being played in every deck), then you know there’s something wrong somewhere and nerfs and changes need to be implemented.

In any case, i decided to try a “Draw a card” deck. My daily quest needed 5 wins from Druid or Rogue, and i didn’t want to dismantle my Druid deck, so i went with Rogue.

2 x Backstab
2 x Eviscerate
1 x Fan of Knives
2 x Assassinate

1 x Acidic Swamp Ooze
1 x Bloodmage Thalnos
1 x Ironbeak Owl
2 x Loot Hoarder
2 x Novice Engineer
2 x Acolyte of Pain
2 x SI:7 Agent
2 x Cult Master
1 x Defender of Argus
2 x Gnomish Inventor
1 x Spellbreaker
2 x Azure Drake
1 x Gadgetzen Auctioneer
1 x Loatheb
1 x The Black Knight
1 x Kel’Thuzad

Deck building was simple. I scrolled through all my neutral cards, plugging in every card that i have can help me draw a card. I only had 1 Gadgetzen Auctioneer.

Sometimes it plays like Miracle Rogue, except that it isn’t. There’s no combo to help you score 18 damage or more in a turn. The deck needs to perform beat down the regular way while hoping that the insane card advantage will let you outlast your opponent.

Originally i had Sprint. But most of the time, i would easily have 7 cards in hand and by the time i’ve both reduced the cards in hand and the board presents itself as a good timing to cast Sprint, i would have so little cards left in the library that it’s simply not worth casting.

So i swapped Sprint out for Kel’Thuzad instead.

The deck does really bad against aggro Priests. I think it’s called Tempo Priest or Priest Tempo somewhere. I was at rank 14, didn’t win enough to get to rank 13, but didn’t lose enough to go down to 15 either.

So much for now, Geek Generation out.

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Posted on 17 September, 2014, in CCG, Gaming, Hearthstone and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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