Hearthstone: Rogue Mid Range Tempo (Post BRM)
Hello everybody, Geek Generation here.
I’ve been looking through Rogue deck lists but was kind of sad to learn that most of the Rogue decks online required Preparation, of which i have 0 copies. Which kind of means using Tinker’s Sharpsword Oil is not such a great option.
But i was determined to make a Rogue deck and came up with the following list. I played from ranked 15 to rank 13, which didn’t really mean many games. But i’m pretty satisfied with the result. Here’s the list:
2 x Backstab
2 x Deadly Poison
1 x Blade Flurry
2 x Eviscerate
2 x Sap
2 x Fan of Knives
1 x Assassin’s Blade
1 x Assassinate
2 x Abusive Sergeant
2 x Acidic Swamp Ooze
2 x Goblin Auto-Barber
2 x Ironbeak Owl
2 x Knife Juggler
2 x Ogre Brute
2 x SI:7 Agent
2 x Piloted Shredder
1 x Dr. Boom
There’s only 1 Blade Flurry because i have only 1. The deck would probably do better with 2 Blade Flurrys. There’s 2 Acidic Swamp Ooze, because i felt that Hunter, Warrior and Paladin encompassed a large portion of the pool of opponents.
The deck does not have any life gain or card draw which is also the weakest feature of the deck. Sometimes, you just can’t win against a Hunter if he wasn’t putting weapons out. Or i draw the ooze only after he’s done using his weapons.
One of the focus of the deck is to minimize the number of minions that die to a single use of the opponent’s hero power. Abusive Sergeants are ok, since their value is mostly in their Battlecry. And sometimes, they double up as a combo enabler.
Ogre Brutes are actually pretty neat. They seem to be pretty hard to kill and usually deal quite abit of damage when i have the tempo. Knife Juggler is usually not a turn 2 minion. It’s better to bait out a removal first before playing Knife Juggler.
I often use the coin to make a turn 1 Dagger to enable a turn 2 Goblin Auto-Barber. As long as there’s a 2 drop minion in hand, i would say it’s probably a good idea to do that as it allows a tempo play of Backstab + Dagger attack for 3 damage followed by an Ogre Brute. The times i don’t want to make a turn 1 Dagger is when i have SI:7 Agent in hand.
When it comes to mulligan, it’s best to throw away all Eviscerates, as they tend to have better value when it’s targeting the opponent’s hero for the last 8 damage.
With the exception of Dr. Boom, this deck is pretty cheap. With Dr. Boom, there’s really no good replacement. He brings alot of value with him to the table. Though Loatheb might work. Come to think of it.. i should squeeze Loatheb in somehow.
Hmm.. what can i take out? Until next time, Geek Generation out.