Starter Thief Rogue

Last updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Archetype Thief Rogue
  • Format Standard
  • Deck Type Ranked
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  • Crafting Cost 1520
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Deck Overview

Thief Rogue has received a lot of cool toys recently, so why not use them with the tried-and-true tempo rogue package?

Our goal is to beat the opponent down over time by keeping control of the board. Thanks to the thief package we have a lot of value, which helps this deck win even in the late game. We also have access to lackeys thanks to EVIL Miscreant, which has synergy with the rest of our deck. If you like random cards, this deck is for you. 


Mulligan

Always keep: Pharaoh Cat or Mecharoo, Vendetta, Backstab

With coin: EVIL Miscreant, and 99% of the time you'll want to coin him out on turn 2 (lackeys are great).

Without coin: Hench-Clan Thug, and 99% of the time you'll want to hero power on turn 2 to buff him up on turn 3 (3 mana 4/4s are great too).

The exception to this is if you draw Pilfer, in which case Underbelly Fence would be a definite keep. 


Matchups

Against aggressive decks we are on the defensive, so Backstab and Vendetta are musts. Get minions on board early and remember to remove the problem cards (Magic Carpet, Underbelly Angler, High Priest Amet, etc.). If those cards survive for one turn, we most likely lose so don't be afraid to use whatever resources you have to kill it ASAP. Thanks to our burgle cards we can out-value most of these decks in the long run, it's just a matter of surviving 'till then. 

Against control, we have to be proactive. Space out your minions so your opponent gets as little value from their removal as possible, and use our removal (Sap, Vendetta, Eviscerate, and SI:7 Agent) to keep the opponent off the board as we push face damage. When we start to run out of steam, go all-in and use our remaining Eviscerates and Cold Bloods to finish them off. 


Improving the Deck-Card Swaps

Zilliax - What were Rogue's weaknesses again? No taunts or healing? Let's fix that. With one card. While also removing a minion. Seriously, this guys insane.

Leeroy Jenkins - He's a great finisher, and I'd argue he's a great craft for every other tempo-ish deck too. He does Cold Blood's job better, so swap those and you're good.

Bazaar Burglary - This fits right in with our gameplan, and gives us a great way to stabilize against aggro. Cut both Mecharoos and a Hench-Clan Thug for the quest and 2 Clever Disguise.

Edwin VanCleef - Do you like 3 mana 8/8s? I like 3 mana 8/8s. We have a ton of low-cost cards, and with only a little effort we can make this guy very big, very fast. Swap him with Cold Blood for a good time.

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  • Duke's Avatar 90 42 Posts Joined 05/31/2019
    Posted 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    I play a similar deck at lower ranks with the quest atm. Though I have Zilliax I don't use him in favor of bazar mugger cause it provides more value and can finish the quest.

    Heal is not so much an issue once you have the cheap removal with the quest reward and the tempo is almost the same. 

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  • Cordelero's Avatar 85 4 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 5 months ago

    Thanks for this deck... and the guide

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    • CableKnight's Avatar Content Squad Rexxar 310 162 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
      Posted 5 months ago

      glad you like it!

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  • Hydralisk's Avatar Mountain 345 223 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 5 months ago

    Thanks for the deck! gonna make this on my sons account as he is f2p

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    • CableKnight's Avatar Content Squad Rexxar 310 162 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
      Posted 5 months ago

      Aw, that's cool. Hope he has fun with it!

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  • Provataki's Avatar Magma Rager 220 30 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months ago

    very good budget deck, thank you
    it really help me complete some rogue quests cause i miss a lot of rogue cards :)

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    • CableKnight's Avatar Content Squad Rexxar 310 162 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
      Posted 5 months ago

      glade you enjoyed playing it!

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  • tony's Avatar Banned 145 139 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

    The suggestions for improvement are actually necessary to make this deck competitive. Without the legendaries it's not worth bothering with it unless you want to use it in casual to complete quests.

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    • CableKnight's Avatar Content Squad Rexxar 310 162 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
      Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

      I actually went 9-1 with this deck at rank 2.

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      • tony's Avatar Banned 145 139 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
        Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

        You had a good lucky streak! Good for you! Now, play more than 100 games with it and get a good sample for some more reliable stats. I'm very tired of all the fake hype on decks.

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        • Hydralisk's Avatar Mountain 345 223 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
          Posted 5 months ago
          Quote From tony

          You had a good lucky streak! Good for you! Now, play more than 100 games with it and get a good sample for some more reliable stats. I'm very tired of all the fake hype on decks.

          I am starting to see why tony was Banned

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        • CableKnight's Avatar Content Squad Rexxar 310 162 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
          Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

          How exactly did I generate a ton of fake hype? By just posting a budget deck in general?

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  • Jhonas2007's Avatar 50 6 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    what would you swap out for Zilliax?

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    • CableKnight's Avatar Content Squad Rexxar 310 162 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
      Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

      Depends, do you have any of the other 3 legendarys I recommended? 

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      • Jhonas2007's Avatar 50 6 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
        Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

        Yeah I have all 3

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