Vargoth Is Stealing Away!

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WELCOME!

      New update has arrived. This deck is completely overhauled to take a different approach thanks to new Uldum card, Clever Disguise, which gave me a nice idea...

 

HOW TO PLAY?

      Game-plan is as easy as a pie: Mulligan hard for Cavern Shinyfinder followed by cards lower than four mana. When you start, play Pilfer/Hallucination on turn 1, followed by Cavern Shinyfinder to fetch your twin-weapon or Underbelly Fence/Vendetta to stabilize your Tempo on turn 2. Then, continue with Blink Fox/Shaku to get far ahead of your opponent. This opening is by far the strongest.

 

      On turn 4 and beyond, it's really up to your skills to utilize Archmage Vargoth well. Now, you will see why Clever Disguise is important...

 

 

      I can actually call this deck as Spell Thief Rogue, come to think of it, because of the potential these spells have illustrated above. When combined with Vargoth, you will double the pillage to have access to more resources...

 

 

      However, that's not all. Double the upgrades you will apply to your Spectral Cutlass with Vargoth for more burst potential and heal. Crush the dreams of Aggro players...

 

 

      And cycle out more (Fan of Knives/Mimic Pod) to gain more (Academic Espionage). Any spell strategies I explained until here can be done behind the shadows via Valeera the Hollow.

 

OPTIONS...OPTIONS...

      Let's have a look at some cards I didn't mention...

  • Envenom WeaponMakes your 2nd weapon dangerous. I mean, let's say you buffed your 1st weapon well via Poison/Oil and it was destroyed. Since you couldn't buff your other weapon well, a Poisonous effect is needed to kill other minions for certain.
  • Hallucination/Undercity Huckster/Pilfer: Keep them in all matches during Mulligan Phase.
  • Goblin Auto-Barber/Poison/Oil: Keep them away during Mulligan Phase. After you equip a weapon, they will be valuable.
  • Ethereal Peddler/Emperor ThaurissanThey discount the cards you hold in-hand. Unfortunately, Ethereal Peddler can't discount Rogue cards when you are Rogue. However, if you get non-Rogue Hero card from Lotus Agents and play it, then you can discount them.
  • Lotus Agents: With hidden changes, when you play him, he doesn't grant an extra durability or proc abilities of Vendetta/Underbelly Fence like he used to. Despite this change, he is still viable. If you get non-Rogue Hero card, that's perfect, especially when you face Rogues.
  • Trade Prince GallywixForce out your opponent to play spell. If your opponent refuses to play, his/her death will be close. Also, you can use these spells with Vargoth.
  • Azalina SoulthiefWhenever you are out of gas or if you want beat your opponent with his/her strategy, play her at the right time. Tak Nozwhisker is a good alternative to her because of better stats and Tak+Espionage combo if discounted via Emperor Thaurissan.

 

       Have any questions? Feel free to ask, then I will give my answer in return. Please, test this deck just like me and give a plus if you enjoyed it as it means a lot to me. Otherwise, have fun in Wild format!

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  • Psymon's Avatar Peon 1180 273 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Why two copies of Spectral Cutlass??

    Maybe with another draw card mechanic as Raiding Party besides Cavern Shinyfinder could be viable but I don't want to imagine an hypothetical scenario when you need to use Reno and you're unable to do that because both weapons (and Shinyfinder, of course) remains at the bottom of your deck :(

     

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    • Esparanta's Avatar Supporter HearthStationeer 385 296 Posts Joined 03/26/2019
      Posted 1 year, 11 months ago
      Quote From Psymon

      Why two copies of Spectral Cutlass??

      Ooze effects are still viable. Thus, two copies of Spectral Cutlass are here as a better precaution compared to one copy of it.

      Quote From Psymon

      Maybe with another draw card mechanic as Raiding Party...

      Let's see. This card was nerfed from 3-Mana to 4-Mana and you will draw your "only pirate" if Combo effect is active. Why bother with such hassle?

      Quote From Psymon

      ...besides Cavern Shinyfinder could be viable but I don't want to imagine an hypothetical scenario when you need to use Reno and you're unable to do that because both weapons (and Shinyfinder, of course) remains at the bottom of your deck :(

      That happened to me like 1 game out of 30. If I recall, there were one Mecha'thun deck that has duplicates in it and Reno as a healer, which hit Legend around 3 months ago. Also, some decks utilizing Elise aren't purely Highlander decks but that's another story. So, you have two options:

      Choice is yours. If there are any questions, feel free to ask 😃

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  • MrTren's Avatar 190 46 Posts Joined 06/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Why Pilfer instead of Swashburglar?

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    • Esparanta's Avatar Supporter HearthStationeer 385 296 Posts Joined 03/26/2019
      Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

      Umm... Reason is just explained under "OPTIONS" section but I will repeat it anyway. With recent patch, Pilfer will fetch any card from any class, rather than your opponent's class. Thus, it's a plus when you face Rogues.

      I kindly advise to read all points for this deck carefully. Whenever you have any questions, just shoot.

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      • MrTren's Avatar 190 46 Posts Joined 06/29/2019
        Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

        Ah alright, because the card has the same text so was wondering why you wouldn't want the 1/1 body. 
        Thanks for explaining. So Blizzard forgot about changing Swashburglar and any other "burgle" cards that are in Wild?

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        • Esparanta's Avatar Supporter HearthStationeer 385 296 Posts Joined 03/26/2019
          Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

          I believe they didn't forget changing them. It's better to have a variety of thief cards. You can find the reason on patch notes or within official forums I think.

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  • EndlessTides's Avatar Funnel Cakes 365 232 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    OK. You convinced me. I've just crafted Trade Prince Gallywix.... 😬

     

     The rest of the deck looks solid though. I'll reserve judgement on The Prince. For now. 🤔

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    • Esparanta's Avatar Supporter HearthStationeer 385 296 Posts Joined 03/26/2019
      Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

      In any Control Rogue deck (N'Zoth/Big/Reno) or Thief Rogue, he is insane, not kidding. The worst part is that majority of Wild players don't know about him, including you, so it's natural to have bias towards Gallywix. Try to build a deck including him, then let me know if Gallywix is good or bad.

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  • EndlessTides's Avatar Funnel Cakes 365 232 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Is Trade Prince Gallywix absolutely needed? I don't have him and I'm loathe to spend 1600 dust on a card that only seems useful in one deck.

     Other than that this deck looks awesome. Nice work! 😊 

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    • Esparanta's Avatar Supporter HearthStationeer 385 296 Posts Joined 03/26/2019
      Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

      In Wild, Gallywix is one of the best 6-Mana drops in Hearthstone, and the best 6-Mana Rogue minion for me. Rather than Thief Rogue, you can use him in Reno Rogue or Control Rogue. In short, Gallywix can fit in any Rogue deck. Think of him like this: You play Valeera for 9-Mana. You only hide for a turn, do nothing, and lose a huge-tempo afterwards. However, when you drop Gallywix, you will be far ahead.

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  • KupaKeep's Avatar 30 1 Posts Joined 06/05/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    This decks seems dope, but I was thinking about adding the Death Knight (it's a perfect value card + when you have your Cutlass equiped, your Hero Power is kinda useless,). It's also really good with weapon buffs. What card would you cut for Valeera?

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    • Esparanta's Avatar Supporter HearthStationeer 385 296 Posts Joined 03/26/2019
      Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

      If you have all cards, then Cutthroat Buccaneer would be cut for Valeera since your aim is to focus on weapon. I have her in my collection, however 9-mana and do nothing but hide seems too late, and may cost a huge tempo-loss. It's the same reason why I didn't use Tess. At most, I have 7-mana card in this deck, and Tempo-Mana relation matters a lot for this deck.

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  • evenpoint's Avatar Face Collector 105 8 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 2 months ago

    The deck looks like so much fun. Will try it out tonight. Keep it up

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    • Esparanta's Avatar Supporter HearthStationeer 385 296 Posts Joined 03/26/2019
      Posted 2 years, 2 months ago

      Sure, I will keep it up, no worries there. After migrating my stuff/decks from Hearthpwn to OoC, I will build new decks.

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