Pirate Rogue Deck Guide Standard Hearthstone

Posted by Rondels 12 December 2016 in Hearthstone

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 
  • 2Cold 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