Is Pogo the new Quest Rogue?

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  • sancho's Avatar
    85 15 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 years ago

    Don't these decks play very similarly? Play a minion, bounce it, play it, bounce it....stall until you have an unending supply of big, cheap minions. 

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  • RavenSunHS's Avatar
    Refreshment Vendor 865 1487 Posts Joined 03/27/2019
    Posted 3 years ago

    True, the bouncing part reminds of Quest Rogue.

    However, it doesn't have the same burst power as QR did.

    More like a hybrid between Quest Rogue and Jade Druid.

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  • Mgalekgolo's Avatar
    Pikachu 215 23 Posts Joined 05/31/2019
    Posted 3 years ago
    Quote From RavenSunHS

    True, the bouncing part reminds of Quest Rogue.

    However, it doesn't have the same burst power as QR did.

    More like a hybrid between Quest Rogue and Jade Druid.

    yes, I can agree with this, but my first thought of what pogo rogue reminds me of was good old jade druid. lol

    gotta admit pogo rogue is a lot of fun to play though.

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  • Scorpyon's Avatar
    120 92 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 years ago
    Quote From RavenSunHS

    True, the bouncing part reminds of Quest Rogue.

    However, it doesn't have the same burst power as QR did.

    More like a hybrid between Quest Rogue and Jade Druid.

    Yes, let's make a deck that takes two of the most obnoxious and hated decks of all time and merge them into one singularly obnoxious and polarising deck.
    Good one, Blizzard! 

    XD

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  • AliRadicali's Avatar
    460 713 Posts Joined 06/06/2019
    Posted 3 years ago

    Superficially, yes it's kinda similar to Quest Rogue and Jade Druid in that you cheat out big 1 mana minions, but it plays very differently. Pogos are the win condition but I'd argue that the meat of the deck is Shark + lackeys, whereas with QRogue and especially jades, the game plan was significantly more linear and all-in on the quest or jades respectively.

     

    I don't consider the deck to be a problem, not even for control decks. Just tech in a silence, put some pressure on the rogue.

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  • Bersak's Avatar
    Magma Rager 710 418 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 3 years ago

    Exactly. Merge quest rogue and jade druid and you get some lower performing pogo Rogue.

    It‘s missing the quick finish potential of quest rogue and the consistancy of jade druid. 

    It‘s polarizing gameplan can indeed be frustrating (on both ends) but i wouldn‘t name it a problem. Quest rogue was a whole different story.. i

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  • Lightspoon's Avatar
    Merfolk 495 405 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 3 years ago

    While they're similar in general mechanics (bouncing things), Pogo is totally missing the speed of Quest: you could play Crystal Core by turn 5 or 6 so often that it was a real pain to deal with an horde of charging 5/5 so frenquently on Ladder. At last Pogo is much slower.

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  • EndlessTides's Avatar
    Funnel Cakes 365 232 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 years ago

    It's a thing? I beat up a couple of Pogo Rogues last night with a Standard Darkest Hour Warlock.... Only at Rank 18 to be fair, but the deck is the same. 

    Cocked, locked and ready to rock... 

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  • huwuno's Avatar
    95 14 Posts Joined 03/15/2019
    Posted 3 years ago

    It's trying really hard to be Jade Druid but doesn't have the class or the consistency.

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  • duppie's Avatar
    HearthStationeer 320 240 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 3 years ago

    It's fairly similar.  Quest rogue, especially before the nerf(s) was still a much stronger deck.  It was faster and more consistent.  Quest starts in your hand whereas you have to draw into your pogo/piper/lab recruiter to get things going.  Some games you're dead before you have a halfway decent pogo or you're forced to try to win without it.  You can highroll sometimes with the perfect draws and curve but quest Rogue was much faster and better at closing games with it's burst where as pogos can just get frozen and you get your face smashed.  

    The meta is so much faster than year of the mammoth/raven, too.  Anti-control decks just aren't as valuable.  

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  • NightCrawler's Avatar
    Lava Coil 305 159 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 years ago

    These decks are nothing alike.  The last iterations of Quest rogue and Jade druid were both stellar against aggro.  Pogo rogue has 1x Ziliax

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  • drfelip's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 365 289 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 years ago

    Well, Pogo Rogue is also an anticontrol deck of sorts such as Quest Rogue, so it fits a similar role, but others already pointed out big differences. In addition, it's not as strong or popular as Quest Rogue was.

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  • Gerix55's Avatar
    120 29 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 years ago

    For me, it's more like some kind of tempo/jade rouge on steroids(like Skulking Geist doesn't work, and they get +2/2 instead of the regular +1/1).

     

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  • Zwane's Avatar
    Wizard 320 423 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 3 years ago

    The pogo's start slow and need time to grow, so opponent has time to create own board and threats. And the big pogo's can be silenced/frozen or ignored when your lethal comes first.

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