Mini-Maxi Dragon Rogue

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Mini-Maxi Rogue!

This deck is based around the combo Anubisath Warbringer (or Necrium Apothecary) and Rogue's Deathrattle activations. In addition to this, a strong midrange Dragon Package that have been added in DoD, with a lot of Evasive (Er, I mean "Can't be targeted by spells or hero power") minions!

Once you get one or two deathrattle to proc, unleash your dragons.

EDIT: Holy hell! That deck is good! I've been playing it a LOT day 1, and got from rank 15 to 5 in no time. I think it deserves a better guide!

 

General strategy

The main goal of this deck is to get the most value out of Anubisath Warbringer.

To do so, you have to stall the game and control the field in the early game while generating minions in your hand (Try having a 1 drop in your starting hand aswell as a Backstab and you should be fine). Dagger T2, then play the 3 drop that fits the most your current situation (EVIL Miscreant or Scalerider if you are loosing board control, Necrium Blade if you have Necrium Apothecary in hand, Candle Breath otherwise.).

Then, once your deathrattle has triggered once or twice (or even more!) you can play the big boys. Be careful not to dump them all if you are against a class who can kill them easily (Priest with Mass Hysteria/Plague of Death, Warrior with Brawl and Paladin with Equality/Shrink Ray)

You should not play Faerie Dragon T2, as it is a real threat once buffed, but consider doing so against aggro. Also, don't hesitate to keep a Backstab in hand and take some damage if it means you can activate your Necrium Apothecary T4.

Mulligan

This deck has a precise strategy, so the Mulligan should be obvious, but I prefer to clarify it.

Generic Mulligan :

  1. Necrium Apothecary
  2. Backstab
  3. Pharaoh Cat
  4. Bloodsail Flybooter
  5. EVIL Miscreant

Against aggro :

  1. Necrium Apothecary
  2. Backstab
  3. Pharaoh Cat
  4. Bloodsail Flybooter
  5. Scalerider

Against control :

  1. Necrium Apothecary
  2. Backstab
  3. Necrium Blade
  4. Candle Breath
  5. Pharaoh Cat/Bloodsail Flybooter

Try to keep Eviscerate if you think you will be able to activate it.

IMPORTANT! Don't be baited by Faerie Dragon it's NOT a card you should try to keep in hand early game, so if you already have early game in hand, throw it away!

Changelog

13/12/2019 :

  • -1 Scalerider I really like this card... but I have to make room for better cards and we have a lot of 3 drops.
  • +1 Anka, the Buried Yeah boy! After testing it, this card kills it! It's a solid body T5, and it denies the horrible scenario of drawing 2 warbringers early game. Thank you Wendeee for suggesting it! I love it!
  • If you want to play a low-cost version, you can ignore this change

12/12/2019 :

  • -1 Necrium Vial when I am able to play it, I almost always win the game... but even against control, I almost never have the chance to play it. Bye Vial!
  • -1 Preparation there is not a lot left to prep, so I cutted one out.
  • +2 Eviscerate that's the deal! I often loose against aggro matchups, so I added these.

11/12/2019 :

  • -1 Necrium Vial too inconsistent, and I lost 2 games by having them both in an early hand.
  • -2 Evasive Feywing same effect as Faerie Dragon and has similar stats after the buffs, but costs way more. Plus, we have a too much cards to play on turn 4.
  • -1 Flik Skyshiv meh, good card if you're behind, but most of the time it's just a worse Evasive Wyrm in this deck.
  • -1 Brightwing we have got a lot to do on turn 3, and the poor dragon just isn't strong enough.
  • +1 Zilliax why wasn't it in the first list god damnit? Playing it after it has been buffed is an instant win against aggro.
  • +2 Backstab we're missing early game removal and combo activators.
  • +2 Evasive Drakonid this card is really strong on its own, and gives an unbreakable wall against aggro if buffed.

10/12/2019 : Deck creation

Conclusion

That's it for this deck's guide!

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Have fun on ladder and stay Hydrated! ~Dekkster

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  • RevArtillery's Avatar
    75 2 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 3 years, 1 month ago

    I'm curious to know if you've tried using Tasty Flyfish. So far, I've found that it's really easy to draw 1-2 Anubasaths before you can find Apothecary. I feel like having another handbuff deathrattle in the deck would help with apothecary consistency I have yet to test it tho

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    • Thomback's Avatar
      185 61 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
      Posted 3 years, 1 month ago

      Hey! Thanks for your idea!

      I like the idea behind using Tasty Flyfish, but its deathrattle is much weaker than Anubisath Warbringer, and it just is too risky to run it in the deck, in case Necrium Apothecary draws it.

      Yeah, drawing both deathrattle sucks, but it sometimes happens :/

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  • anchorm4n's Avatar
    The Cake Is A Lie 1730 1949 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 3 years, 1 month ago

    Cool deck, thanks for sharing! Do you think it would become to inconsistent if I added Waxadred

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    • Thomback's Avatar
      185 61 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
      Posted 3 years, 1 month ago

      Hm... I don't think it would change much to the deck, you can try, but I doubt you will be able to profit a lot from its deathrattle, as you generally win the game turn 9 - 13

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  • Wendeee's Avatar
    HearthStationeer 490 248 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 3 years, 1 month ago

    Hi, great deck idea, I will definitely try it. Dou you think that it would be worth running Anka, the Buried so you can drop [Hearthstone Card (Anubisath Warbringer) Not Found] on board as 1 mana 1/1?

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    • Thomback's Avatar
      185 61 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
      Posted 3 years, 1 month ago

      Hey! I am seriously considering it, as it would give a 3rd card that allows Anubisath Warbringer's deathrattle to proc early. I will try it in a few hours and give a feedback by the end of the day.

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      • Wendeee's Avatar
        HearthStationeer 490 248 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
        Posted 3 years, 1 month ago

        Let me know, I will try also. I tried running Frizz Kindleroost but it was quite meh, I realised that I need to focus more on the rattle proc instead. Hopefully Anka will fix my bad feelings when I draw both Anubises on turn 5:)

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        • Wendeee's Avatar
          HearthStationeer 490 248 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
          Posted 3 years, 1 month ago

          Also, I will test two Faceless Corruptors because that thing is busted on its own. Now imagine you put +6/+6 on it.

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          • Thomback's Avatar
            185 61 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
            Posted 3 years, 1 month ago

            Anka, the Buried rocks! The deck just got even better!

            I like your idea of adding Faceless Corruptor to the deck, but what should we switch out of the current deck? I'm worried if we choose [Hearthstone Card (Big Ol' Welp) Not Found]s we might miss some dragons to activate our Candle Breath and if we choose early game cards, well we might just die too early.

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            • Wendeee's Avatar
              HearthStationeer 490 248 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
              Posted 3 years, 1 month ago

              i have no clue what to take out tbh. I tried several cards but the result is crap.. I guess that they will nerf the card anyway, so lets just forget about it and keep the deck how it is:)

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