Malygos Miracle Rogue

Class: Rogue - Format: Raven - Type: Combo - Season: 51 - Style: Ladder

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Deck Import

Mulligans

General Mulligans

Arguably your ideal curve no matter what deck you're up against. 

Aggro Mulligans

Against aggro, early minions are the most important. Fan of Knives is great vs Paladin. 

Control Mulligans

Sap is great versus warlock, and Auctioneer is a great keep against slower decks. 

Are you tired of having lethal set up with Leeroy Jenkins, only for your opponent to have an annoying amount of taunts? Having trouble getting over the hump versus Hadronox Druid? Is Saronite Chain Gang ruining your day? As well all know, taunt is cheat, and luckily there is an answer: the Essence of Magic himself, Malygos! 

Unlike other Malygos Rogue lists, we aren’t running Kobold Illusionist and we aren’t trying to burn our opponent down from 30 (though with perfect draw, we can). Rather, Malygos is your burst finisher, filling the role of Leeroy Jenkins in other Miracle lists. This makes the deck much more consistent then Kobold Illusionist variants. 

Card Choices

Most of these cards are pretty standard in Miracle Rogue, so lets talk about the weird inclusions and how they help our game plan: 

Malygos: The main reason to run Malygos over Leeroy is simple: your burn spells don’t care about taunts. Plus, he can sometimes stick around for another turn, which is bad news for your opponent, but good news for you! 

Sinister Strike: Effectively 8 damage for one mana? Sign me up! We only need one copy thanks to Valeera the Hollow‘s hero power, and only having one keeps it from cluttering up our hand too much. 

Razorpetal Lasher: With Malygos on the board, your Petal is a 1 mana Fireball. But it can also help remove minions or cycle with Auctioneer. The Lasher itself is an alright body as well, not ideal, but okay. 

WANTED! This card isn’t great, but gives you a lot of flexibility. Most of the time you want to save the Coin it generates to facilitate a big burst turn with Malygos, but you can also use it as a combo activator or cycle in a pinch. 

Valeera the Hollow: Valeera’s hero power is incredible for maximizing the burn you have. Whether you’re copying Eviscerates or Sinister Strikes, she’s great for late game value. Her battlecry can also be a game-saving panic button, buying you an extra turn to piece together burn damage. She has slight negative synergy with Hench-Clan Thug, but by the time you play her, you typically don’t need him anymore.

Strategy

For the most part, this plays like your average Miracle Rogue deck. In fact, you can win some games without even playing Malygos. Against Aggro your gameplan is unchanged: survive by any means necessary and hope the Spiders will lead you to victory. 

Against Control and other Combo decks, you have to be much more aware of your burn (especially the Eviscerates!) as well as your Preparations then you might in regular Miracle Rogue decks. Both are extremely important to your end-game burn plan, and should not be used lightly. 

Also make sure to keep track of whether your opponent will likely be running single target removal, and keep track of what they use. Sometimes slamming Malygos is the right play, even if you don’t have game-ending burst that turn. 

Card Replacements/Flex Spots

Right now I’m running a single SI to make room for Hench-Clan Thug. The biggest flex spots are probably the second Shiv, as well as the Razorpetal Lasher. Sometimes the petal was useful, but other times it just cluttered my hand. Shiv is good, but maybe other options are superior. Cards to consider in their place would be Bloodmage Thalnos or Edwin VanCleef, or maybe a second copy of SI. 

Let me know what you think in the comments! 

5 Comments

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  1. Kaoz
    June 14, 2018 at 12:02 am

    why no sprint instead of Auctioneer to cycle, could save your shiv for face dmg

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  2. CD001
    June 12, 2018 at 4:37 am

    You may want to save the coin (from Wanted) for a final burst after playing Valeera, e.g. Malygos -> The Coin -> Sinister Strike -> Shadow Reflection (Sinister Strike) for 16 damage.

    The deck does look a little minion-heavy for the Auctioneers though; the Fireflies give you cheap combo activators but I dunno, I’d probably drop them for a 2nd Razorpetal Lasher and Bloodmage Thalnos – gives you an extra spell for the Auctioneer and improved FoK with Thalnos … and cycle. I guess it depends on how many Odd Paladins you face.

    I ditched my “Malyxstrasza” Miracle Rogue deck when Counterfeit Coin rotated out, Wanted isn’t a great replacement in Standard and Tomb Pillager is better than either in Wild… I might take this out for a spin later, see what happens 🙂

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    • Orasha - Author
      June 12, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      Oh yeah definitely, the coin helps for burst with Valeera, especially if you use Wanted twice thanks to her hero power. Fire Flies are just so good for activating Vilespines and SIs, but the Razorpetals could fulfill that role too. I’ll probably try it out.

      If you do end up using this, let me know how it goes! I’m currently 10-4 with it at Rank 4.

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      • CD001
        June 13, 2018 at 4:20 am

        Didn’t have much time last night but I went 3-0 without the Fireflies; granted I’m way down at rank 14 atm, Seems solid so far – or I might just have been lucky, 3 games isn’t really enough to tell (and I didn’t get an Even Warlock – T3 Giant with the coin would be unpleasant).

        Best part is that everyone seemed to expect Leroy; each time my opponent walled up with Taunts as soon as I dropped Valeera not realising that they were well within lethal range 😀

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  3. Nickname23
    June 11, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Well done! 😉
    Finally, I have a reason to craft a copy of Wanted!

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