Pirate Rogue Small Time Buccaneer

Warrior isn’t the only class that works great with pirates, several players were already tinkering around with Pirate Rogue, but this list was piloted to #1 Legend on Asia by “Rufeng”. The deck is very aggressive and should be played as such, it also includes some counter tech to facilitate the Pirate Warrior matchup. Rufeng had a 70% winrate vs Pirate Warrior.

If you would like to take a look at more decks that have hit rank 1 Legend, take a look at: https://sectorone.eu/rank-1-legend-decks-mean-streets-gadgetzan/.

Pirate Rogue Decklist

Class Specific Cards
  • 0Backstab2 
  • 1Cold Blood2 
  • 1Buccaneer2 
  • 1Deadly Poison1 
  • 1Swashburglar2 
  • 2Defias Ringleader2 
  • 2Eviscerate2 
  • 2Sap1 
  • 2Undercity Valiant1 
  • 3Edwin VanCleef1 
  • 3SI:7 Agent2 
Neutral Cards
  • 1Patches the Pirate1 
  • 1Small-Time Buccaneer2 
  • 1Southsea Deckhand2 
  • 2Acidic Swamp Ooze1 
  • 3Argent Horserider2 
  • 3Southsea Captain2 
  • 4Dread Corsair1 
  • 5Leeroy Jenkins1 

Pirate Rogue 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.

Pirate Rogue Mulligan

Look for a 1-drop pirate, having this in hand will allow you to play Patches the Pirate for free.

After you’ve found your 1-drop, look for efficient removal tools & creatures such as: Backstab, SI:7 Agent. Or keep other pirate 1-drops to curve out.

On the coin:

Keep Defias Ringleader, Edwin VanCleef, SI:7 Agent

Also keep Acidic Swamp Ooze vs weapon classes.

Notable cards

Pirate Rogue Mulligan and Strategy