Carrottopguyy’s Deathrattle Tempo Rogue (August 2016, Season 29)

Class: Rogue - Format: kraken - Type: tempo - Season: season-29 - Style: ladder

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Thanks to Carrottopguyy for allowing us to re-host his deck! Check him out on Twitter!

Hey everyone, I’m carrottopguyy, and my battlenet name is dwarfsanwich. I recently hit top 100 legend for the first time playing my Deathrattle Rogue deck using cards from the new expansion. A little about me: I play almost exclusively Rogue as it is my favorite class, and unlike most I favor Tempo / Aggro Rogue decks over Miracle Rogue. I have just recently started attempting to play higher legend, though I’ve been watching high level streamers and following the meta for a while now.

I play all my games on iPad, so instead of using deck tracker I decided to keep track of all my games with pen and paper. There are a few mistakes early on and some of the names might be misspelled. I played 58 games from rank 675 to 61 winning 39. I’ve included a google docs with all the games I recorded. I realize this is a small sample size, and it’s probably skewed by the first day testing meta, so I will play more games and try to get a more sizeable amount of data but it will take some time.

So, on to the deck. It’s an aggressive midrange deck that seeks to control the board early and then win off of blow out turns with Edwin VanCleef or Twilight Summoner combos. It’s similar to Zoo in some ways with less token synergies, but much better recovery. For early board control you play Runic Egg, Argent Squire, Abusive Sergeant, Swashburglar, Backstab, and SI:7 Agent. You can also use a Cold Blood or Eviscerate in a pinch. Rogue’s dagger is also a strong early game board control tool and it helps this deck win the board early a lot more consistently. Sometimes you can play the role of the aggressor early, too, if you can set up Argent Squire + Cold Blood or an early Edwin combo, which leads to quick wins in some matchups.

The decks strongest combos involve Shadowcaster and Unearthed Raptor. A turn 4 Twilight Summoner into an Unearthed Raptor + another card or Shadowcaster puts you really far ahead, essentially netting you a 5/5 for 1 mana. That’s almost as strong and the Menagerie Warden combo but it comes down 1 turn earlier. And even if they kill the Twilight Summoner, they probably hero powered to do it, which made the card a 4 mana 5/5 which ate two of your opponent’s mana, which is already insane. The other combo is to use Shadowcaster to play a 1 mana Edwin. You can often play a 3 mana 4/4 or 6/6 Ewdin and then Shadowcaster it for even more value down the line.

A little more about Shadowcaster; the card is amazing in this deck, it has really high utility. Runic Egg and Swashburglar have done a ton for this card, as they essentially let you combo for 1 mana and turn the effect into draw a card like Azure Drake. Copying Defender of Argus allows you to repeatedly loop Taunts to keep you out of range against Aggro Shaman or other aggressive decks, and get crazy trades. You can copy Azure Drakes for cheap spell damage and card draw, and you can copy Unearthed Raptors for cheap combos with Twilight Summoner down the line.

A few tips: always think a few turns ahead with this deck about what you are setting up. For example, against Ramp Druids, I almost never play my 1 drops turn 1, I always save them to combo with SI:7 Agent or Edwin since Ramp Druids will usually hero power anyways and the low attack / health values on the decks minions make them extra weak. The one exception is Argent Squire going first, since they would have to coin to take the shield off.

I will keep playing the deck and thinking of improvements. I’ll appreciate any questions, criticisms, or suggestions for the deck.

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  1. Pedroakapetrus
    September 15, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Hi, are there intersting updates to this deck? (Barnes,…)..

  2. Shadyslim
    September 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    any replacement for edwin and shadowcaster ?

    • AnonymousSushi
      September 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      If you don’t have shadowcaster you might want to look for another deck, it’s a crucial combo piece.

  3. Cem
    September 2, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Really nice deck, but with 12 Battlecry-Minions Brann is definately missing 😉 Also I swapped an Argus for Xaril, so far Im not missing the 2nd copy^^

  4. daruda
    September 2, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    thx for posting this deck, most fun i had playing hearthstone in a while

  5. 소준혁
    August 31, 2016 at 3:05 am

    I think leeroy jenkins is really good for this deck

  6. RushingMonkey
    August 31, 2016 at 1:37 am

    I went from rank 6 straight to legend in 2 days with this deck (first time too!), thx for sharing!

    Besides having a lot of fun with the stolen cards (so many Trolden-worthy games lol) the deck is surprisingly solid and particularly strong against Hunter. If the meta is full of Hunters I’d definitely recommend this list.

    • fishjello
      September 10, 2016 at 7:44 am

      what was your highest rank previously

  7. FruitPeddler
    August 30, 2016 at 1:54 am

    How will this deck change when Ethereal Peddler comes out?

  8. Psyber
    August 30, 2016 at 12:19 am

    First time ever leaving a reply; possibly the most fun deck I’ve played and I’m 10-4 at legend rate atm. With huckster and swashburglar no two games are the same. Thank you again!

  9. Bloody Carrot Key
    August 28, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    This deck works very well for me. I am on a 5 win streak, 2 wins from getting Golden Rogue 😀
    So thank you 🙂

  10. Cress10
    August 28, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Really fun deck. I’ve had quite a bit of success with it. I’m always surprised at how quickly you can cycle through your deck or your opponent’s class deck. The card advantage gives you so many options. I often find myself surprising the enemy with early kills off of a argent squire+cold blood combo.

  11. Bingowinner
    August 28, 2016 at 3:54 am

    Very nice deck! I dont have 2nd Twilight Summoner so I changed it for Xaril, works pretty nice too

  12. Ripler
    August 28, 2016 at 3:20 am

    This deck seems pretty good , but don’t have Ragnaros . Should i craft both Twilight summoners and a Shadowcaster or just Ragnaros ?

    • Ripler
      August 28, 2016 at 3:22 am

      I don’t

    • Evident - Author
      August 28, 2016 at 8:31 am

      Ragnaros is getting pretty popular because of Barnes and won’t rotate out of Standard. This deck isn’t totally proven yet over a long period, so I would opt for Ragnaros.

    • GreggSauce
      August 29, 2016 at 10:41 am

      ragnaros is a card that unless it gets nerfed (which you get all the dust back) it will always be in the game and it will always be powerful. he should be a card you have no matter what, I’d say he’s a top 3 legendary for budget

  13. Sen-R
    August 28, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Are the runic eggs stronger than thalnos bloodmage or loot hoarder for early board control? That would be my question.

    Thank you for your answer.

    • C Men
      August 29, 2016 at 2:20 am

      They also work as combo activator. So turn 3 u can do Egg + Eviscerate or turn 4 Egg + SI 7. Same for all other 1 drops except abusive sergeant. And of course you can throw them on turn 1 and your undercity huckster on turn 2.

  14. Rainman
    August 27, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Tried it, not happy with it. There is no steam… I dont know how those pro players do it. Not my type of deck.