Fire up that rumor mill, becuase if there is one thing the Curse Trials tournament showed us, Miracle Rogue isn’t dead after all. Much like the cat with the proverbial 9 lives, this deck just won’t go away. While Midrange Combo Druid was the most consistant deck at the tournament, Control Priest made a good showing as well. That being said, the two biggest surprises were how badly Dragon Warrior performed and how completely fun it was to watch the 15-year old prodigy for Team Archon tear through the competition with a Miracle Rogue for which no could answer. The tournament banned out the Naxx adventure and the Goblins vs Gnomes expansion, and played in the Conquest Format. While the final match between Team Liquid’s Savjz and Thijs from G2 was the best match of the Tournament, watching Amnesiac take people by surprise with this revitalized deck from most Hearthstone players’ nightmares while bouncing his Yoga ball around between plays was the most entertaining. That is why we are featuring this deck on Episode 17 of our show, not because it won, and not because it is necessarily powerful in the current ladder meta, but because of what it was and the possibility of what it could be. Learn the intracacies of this deck, practice it’s rhythm, it’s ebbs and flows, and take this as a one of your decks into a conquest tournament and crush your foes with a blast from the past.
How do you play this monster from the shadows? Patience, patience, and more patience. Miracle Rogue, even the ones featuring [Malygos], usually do the bulk of their damage in two turns. Normally this occurs with laying down [Gadgetzan Auctioneer] on turn 7 and stealthing him with [Conceal]. This all depends on your hand though, because you want to use [Gadgetzan Auctioneer] to draw into as many cards are possible. Your win conditions are pretty simple. Punish them with a huge [Edwin VanCleef] after drawing a ton of cards, [Leeroy Jenkins] with [Cold Blood], or hitting them with a huge [Gadgetzan Auctioneer] that has two [Cold Blood] and is coming out of stealth. That is the most important thing. You will be hitting them with one or both of these minions coming out of being stealthed by [Conceal] so don’t use them until the turn you are setting up the kill and the turn you will be killing them on. I have included a link to show Amnesiac setting Thijs of for the kill below. The deck is relatively inexpensive to build, an fun to play. Enjoy!