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
- 1Cold Blood2
- 1Deadly Poison1
- 2Defias Ringleader2
- 2Undercity Valiant1
- 3Edwin VanCleef1
- 3SI:7 Agent2
- 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.
On the coin:
Also keep Acidic Swamp Ooze vs weapon classes.
- Edwin VanCleef: A lot of “1-cost” cards together with [The Coin] & Backstab you can potentially just cheese someone in an early turn.
- Acidic Swamp Ooze: A lot of weapon classes being run at the moment.
- Undercity Valiant: Pirate Warrior tech, allows you to efficiently remove a 1 health creature.
- Argent Horserider: Sticky minion, works great with Cold Blood