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Intro

Are you missing the “fun” factor lately while playing ladder ?

Valeera has your back (this time)…

Nerfs are imminent and most of us are just looking to have some fun right now on ladder. This is why we’re changing things up a bit and we’re bringing you a “Rogue Special” of the high legend series.
We’ve brought you four competitive Rogue decks to try out on ladder.
All of these decks aren’t your traditional cookie cutter “meta decks”, they are innovative and high legend viable.

  • #3 Legend Curator (Beast-Murloc) Rogue – Quatro | Twitter
  • #6 Legend Aggro Pirate Murloc Rogue – RduTwitter
  • #3 Legend Malygos Rogue – wiRerTwitter
  • #4 Legend Aggro Rogue – FenoTwitter

Every decklist is also accompanied by additional info on how to play the deck, how to mulligan and a few pointers. In order for you to pick up the deck and start playing right away.

The Curator rogue may seem like a wacky deck, but don’t jump the gun on this one, because it’s been performing very well for “Quatro”, a polish Hearthstone player.
His #3 Legend achievement inspired others to make the climb to legend with this unique deck.
Definitely a deck to try out if you are looking for something refreshing & strong to play.

Decklist

Class Specific Cards
  • 0Backstab2 
  • 1Cold Blood2 
  • 1Swashburglar2 
  • 2Eviscerate2 
  • 3Edwin VanCleef1 
  • 3Shaku, the Collector1 
  • 3SI:7 Agent1 
Neutral Cards
  • 1Patches the Pirate1 
  • 1Small-Time Buccaneer2 
  • 1Southsea Deckhand2 
  • 2Bluegill Warrior2 
  • 3Argent Horserider1 
  • 3Jungle Panther1 
  • 3Murloc Warleader2 
  • 4Naga Corsair2 
  • 5Azure Drake2 
  • 5Finja, the Flying Star1 
  • 5Leeroy Jenkins1 
  • 5Stranglethorn Tiger1 
  • 7The Curator1 

General Strategy

Curator Rogue seems to go two routes: either you will win by board control & thus outvalueing your opponent, or you will be forced to play as the aggressor. It depends a lot on the situation you’re in and if your hand contains “value” cards such as: Finja, the Flying Star & The Curator.

However, in most situations you will have to establish early game board control,using tools like Backstab, Argent Horserider or the pirate package, to make sure you are not getting overrun by turn 4.
The midgame is where this deck shines the most, because you are running a lot of strong 5-drops such as: Finja, the Flying Star, Stranglethorn Tiger, Azure Drake you will either be able to take over board control or just start rushing them down with mid-game aggression.

Remember that this deck runs a lot of burst damage: 2x Cold Blood, 2x Eviscerate, Leeroy Jenkins, Finja, the Flying Star,… can deal serious damage.

Mulligan

Look for a 1-drop Small-Time Buccaneer, Swashburglar and Backstab

Keep SI:7 Agent, Edwin VanCleef,Argent Horserider with The Coin. (versus slower decks you can keep Shaku, the Collector & even The Curator

Quatro also notes to always keep Finja, the Flying Star

Notable Cards

If you are looking for some additionnal information about the deck check out Quatro’s Hearthpwn post: http://www.hearthpwn.com/decks/735171-3-legend-quatros-beast-murloc-rogue

Murlocs are definitely finding their way into the competitive scene. Rdu was experimenting with aggro Rogue on ladder and tried out the Murloc Package. He managed to hold top 20 legend with the list and even peaked at #6 Legend.

Decklist

Class Specific Cards
  • 0Backstab2 
  • 0Shadowstep2 
  • 1Cold Blood2 
  • 1Swashburglar2 
  • 2Eviscerate2 
  • 3Edwin VanCleef1 
  • 3SI:7 Agent2 
  • 4Tomb Pillager2 
Neutral Cards
  • 1Argent Squire1 
  • 1Patches the Pirate1 
  • 1Small-Time Buccaneer2 
  • 1Southsea Deckhand2 
  • 2Bluegill Warrior2 
  • 3Argent Horserider1 
  • 3Murloc Warleader2 
  • 5Azure Drake2 
  • 5Finja, the Flying Star1 
  • 5Leeroy Jenkins1 

General Strategy

Both the strategy and mulligan are very similar to regular aggro rogue, It’s extremely important you establish early game board control. You want to remove your enemies’ board efficiently while developing your own, using tools such as: Backstab, The Coin + SI:7 Agent, or your dagger as removal.

However you cannot keep trading, you need to close games fast. Use Cold Blood preferably on a harder to remove minion to start pushing face damage. Close out the game with Leeroy Jenkins, weapon burst, chargers. Running Finja, the Flying Star. the murloc package enables you to fight more for board control if you need to, sometimes it’s just extra burst damage.

Mulligan

Notable Cards

  • Murloc Package: Finja, the Flying Star allows some amazing swing turns, whereas bluegills can provide extra burst damage or can simply be used as removal tools.
  • Argent Squire:sticky early minion, works great with Cold Blood
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WiRer really enjoys innovating he is one of those players who isn’t all that interested in playing meta decks 24/7. This also showed during the winter playoffs where he brought control warrior and control (resurrect Shaman). This time around he surprises everybody with a high legend climb using Malygos Rogue. Note that this deck is quite slow and will have a hard time keeping up with aggro.

Decklist

Class Specific Cards
  • 0Backstab2 
  • 0Counterfeit Coin2 
  • 0Preparation2 
  • 1Sinister Strike2 
  • 2Eviscerate2 
  • 2Jade Shuriken2 
  • 2Shiv2 
  • 3Edwin VanCleef1 
  • 3Fan of Knives2 
  • 3Shadow Strike2 
  • 4Tomb Pillager2 
  • 4Xaril, Poisoned Mind1 
Neutral Cards
  • 2Bloodmage Thalnos1 
  • 4Barnes1 
  • 5Azure Drake2 
  • 6Emperor Thaurissan1 
  • 6Gadgetzan Auctioneer2 
  • 9Malygos1 

General Strategy

Your goal is to survive throughout the early game, so that you can start cycling into your combo pieces.

In the early game your first goal is to survive like Backstab, Jade Shuriken, Shadow Strike,… so you aren’t completely getting overrun.

After the early game onslaught attempt to fight for board control and get some cycle going, a cheesy Barnes or Edwin VanCleef might speed up that process. The faster you can cycle into your combo pieces the easier it will be burn down your opponent. Note that in some games you might not even need the Malygos at all.

Getting a good Emperor Thaurissan turn is key, this will allow your spells to be reduced to 0 / 1 mana and will be a lot easier to combo with Malygos.

Mulligan

If you’re on the The Coin and/or you have a Preparation in hand consider keeping Edwin VanCleef.

Against aggressive decks, keep Backstab, Jade Shuriken, Preparation, Eviscerate.

Against control decks, keep Barnes and Azure Drake, Gadgetzan Auctioneer is fine as well when you already have a Tomb Pillager and/or you’re on The Coin.

Notable Cards

After seeing Aggro Rogue pop up multiple times during the HCT winter playoffs a lot of players have started to experiment on ladder. Aggro Rogue seems to be performing relatively well against both aggro and reno decks, having the early game package to keep up with aggro and the aggression needed to “SMorc” down Reno decks. Multiple rank 1 legend player “Feno” made it to #4 Legend with his take on Aggro Rogue.

Decklist

Class Specific Cards
  • 0Backstab2 
  • 0Shadowstep2 
  • 1Cold Blood2 
  • 1Deadly Poison2 
  • 1Swashburglar2 
  • 2Eviscerate2 
  • 3Edwin VanCleef1 
  • 3Shaku, the Collector1 
  • 3SI:7 Agent2 
Neutral Cards
  • 1Argent Squire2 
  • 1Patches the Pirate1 
  • 1Small-Time Buccaneer2 
  • 1Southsea Deckhand2 
  • 3Argent Horserider2 
  • 4Naga Corsair2 
  • 5Azure Drake2 
  • 5Leeroy Jenkins1 

General Strategy

It’s extremely important you establish early game board control. You want to remove your enemies’ board efficiently while developing your own, using tools such as: Backstab, The Coin + SI:7 Agent, or your dagger as removal.

However you cannot keep trading, you need to close games fast. Use Cold Blood preferably on a harder to remove minion to start pushing face damage. Close out the game with Leeroy Jenkins, weapon burst, chargers. Against any clase a divine shielded minion with Cold Blood is massive threat.

Mulligan

Look for a 1-drop Small-Time Buccaneer, Swashburglar and Backstab

Keep SI:7 Agent, Edwin VanCleef,Argent Horserider with The Coin. (versus slower decks you can keep [Shaku, the collector]

Notable Cards

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Comments (5)
  • PhantoM47 / February 23, 2017 /

    On the Malygos Rogue decklist, Thalnos is listed as 2 cards, with a missing 30th card.

    • CaptainObvious / February 24, 2017 /

      Should be a second Gadgetzan.

    • ANDREI / February 24, 2017 /

      I believe its auctioneer

    • Martin / February 24, 2017 /

      Another auctioneer bro

  • neurozic / February 24, 2017 /

    Here’s a version with more stealth stuff that Machamp played to high legend on Asia:

    https://twitter.com/apara_ska/status/834743727692214272

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