Arena Rogue Tier Lists for Rise of Shadows

Last updated on Apr 09, 2019 at 22:55 by Kat 29 comments

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This spreadsheet is designed to aid you in forging Rogue Arena decks. As you can see, the spreadsheet divides all cards of the same rarity into 8 different tiers, based on their (potential) value for your class. Cards listed in Tier 1 are generally better than cards listed in Tier 2, and so on. Within each tier, however, the cards are not listed in order of their value. Cards specific to Rogues are underlined.

1. How to Use a Spreadsheet?

Essentially, you should always pick the card that is part of the highest tier. When picking between cards that are in the same tier, make your choice based on preference, or what card would best suit your existing card choices.

To read more about how to use the spreadsheet to make the correct decisions, as well as to read about the exceptions (situations where you should pick something other than what the spreadsheet indicates), please check out our spreadsheet explanations.

2. About the Author

This deck is presented to you by Kat, a professional Hearthstone player playing since closed beta. She is a consistent legend player in both Wild and Standard with multiple high-rank finishes.

3. Rogue Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Eviscerate Shadow Strike Eccentric Scribe
Hench-Clan Burglar Dalaran Crusader
Tier 2: Great
Assassinate EVIL Miscreant Boulderfist Ogre Hench-Clan Hogsteed
Backstab Fan of Knives Chillwind Yeti Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Blink Fox Sap Dark Iron Dwarf Spectral Knight
Cheap Shot Sprint Harvest Golem
Cutthroat Buccaneer Acidic Swamp Ooze Haunted Creeper
Tier 3: Good
Betrayal Burly Shovelfist Furious Ettin Silver Hand Knight
Deadly Poison Cult Master Hired Gun Spellbreaker
Shadow Rager Daring Reporter Mad Bomber Stormwind Champion
Southsea Squidface Dire Wolf Alpha Proud Defender Swift Messenger
Amani Berserker Earthen Ring Farseer Psych-o-Tron Toxic Sewer Ooze
Argent Squire Faerie Dragon Raging Worgen Unstable Ghoul
Big-Time Racketeer Flight Master Scarlet Crusader Worgen Infiltrator
Bog Creeper Frost Elemental Shattered Sun Cleric Zombie Chow
Tier 4: Above Average
Assassin's Blade Blowgill Sniper Kooky Chemist Soldier of Fortune
Defias Ringleader Deranged Doctor Loot Hoarder Stormwind Knight
Jade Shuriken Faceless Rager Nerubian Prophet Tanglefur Mystic
Jade Swarmer Fen Creeper Polluted Hoarder Twisted Worgen
Aberrant Berserker Friendly Bartender Ravencaller Walnut Sprite
Blackwald Pixie Hench-Clan Sneak Rotten Applebaum
Tier 5: Average
Shiv Eldritch Horror Naga Corsair Stormpike Commando
Arcane Servant Flesheating Ghoul Nerub'ar Weblord Streetwise Investigator
Archmage Gnomish Inventor Oasis Snapjaw Sunreaver Spy
Bilefin Tidehunter Grook Fu Master Ogre Magi Travelling Healer
Bloodfen Raptor Jungle Panther Silvermoon Guardian Violet Warden
Bluegill Warrior Mistress of Mixtures Spellbook Binder Wolfrider
Darkscale Healer Murloc Tidehunter Spiteful Smith Youthful Brewmaster
Tier 6: Below Average
Anub'ar Ambusher Dragonling Mechanic Lord of the Arena Squirming Tentacle
Cold Blood EVIL Cable Rat Mad Scientist Stoneskin Gargoyle
Abusive Sergeant Frostwolf Warlord Marsh Drake Tentacle of N'Zoth
Acolyte of Pain Gurubashi Berserker Potion Vendor Venture Co. Mercenary
Ancient Brewmaster Hench-Clan Thug Pumpkin Peasant Voodoo Doctor
Ancient of Blossoms Hozen Healer Razorfen Hunter War Golem
Bloodsail Raider Infested Tauren Reckless Rocketeer Wyrmguard
Booty Bay Bodyguard Ironbeak Owl River Crocolisk
Dalaran Librarian Ironfur Grizzly Safeguard
Dancing Swords Kobold Geomancer Spawn of N'Zoth
Tier 7: Bad
Daring Escape Darkmire Moonkin Nightblade Tauren Warrior
Jade Spirit Elven Archer Novice Engineer Thrallmar Farseer
Pilfer Faceless Behemoth Priestess of Elune Toxfin
Vanish Felsoul Inquisitor Raid Leader Undertaker
Cauldron Elemental Frostwolf Grunt Red Mana Wyrm Vicious Scalehide
Clockwork Automaton Gadgetzan Socialite Silverback Patriarch Violet Spellsword
Core Hound Grotesque Dragonhawk Spellshifter Windfury Harpy
Cult Apothecary Ironforge Rifleman Swamp Leech Worgen Greaser
Dalaran Mage Mogu'shan Warden Tanaris Hogchopper Zealous Initiate
Tier 8: Terrible
Shadowstep Evolved Kobold Magma Rager Street Trickster
Sinister Strike Goldshire Footman Mana Reservoir Swamp Dragon Egg
Am'gam Rager Grimscale Oracle Murloc Raider Unpowered Steambot
Backstreet Leper Heroic Innkeeper Shieldbearer Wisp
Dread Corsair Leper Gnome Southsea Deckhand Young Dragonhawk
Duskboar Lost Spirit Stonetusk Boar
Tier 1: Excellent
Tier 2: Great
SI:7 Agent Corrupted Seer Witchwood Grizzly
Undercity Huckster Gilnean Royal Guard
Tier 3: Good
Cursed Castaway Bomb Squad Phantom Militia Violet Teacher
Perdition's Blade Chief Inspector Sludge Belcher Witchwood Piper
Thistle Tea Corrupted Healbot Spellward Jeweler
Underbelly Fence Defender of Argus Stampeding Kodo
Vendetta Exotic Mountseller Tunnel Blaster
Tier 4: Above Average
Journey Below Deathlord Injured Blademaster Twilight Drake
Pick Pocket Emperor Cobra Scaleworm Wild Pyromancer
Shadow Sensei Imp Master Sunfury Protector
Tier 5: Average
Master of Disguise Crazed Alchemist Knife Juggler Spiked Hogrider
Mistwraith Demolisher Questing Adventurer Wailing Soul
Abomination Doppelgangster Ravenholdt Assassin Young Priestess
Tier 6: Below Average
Gadgetzan Ferryman Gadgetzan Auctioneer Midnight Drake Recurring Villain
Backroom Bouncer Mad Hatter Portal Keeper
Tier 7: Bad
Blade Flurry Bloodsail Corsair Mad Summoner Sunreaver Warmage
Ancient Mage Coldlight Seer Mana Addict
Arcane Golem Eater of Secrets Mana Wraith
Blackwater Pirate Lifedrinker Master Swordsmith
Tier 8: Terrible
Counterfeit Coin Ancient Watcher Lightwarden Secretkeeper
Headcrack Angry Chicken Murloc Tidecaller Silithid Swarmer
Togwaggle's Scheme Arcane Watcher Nerubian Egg Small-Time Buccaneer
Alarm-o-Bot Hecklebot Night Prowler Underbelly Ooze
Tier 1: Excellent
Unidentified Contract
Tier 2: Great
Patient Assassin Sea Giant Shade of Naxxramas Witch's Cauldron
Tier 3: Good
Lotus Assassin Blood Knight Mossy Horror Twilight Summoner
Waggle Pick Burgly Bully Muck Hunter Voodoo Doll
Batterhead Hench-Clan Hag Nightmare Amalgam
Tier 4: Above Average
Worgen Abomination
Tier 5: Average
Kidnapper Echoing Ooze Leatherclad Hogleader Scaled Nightmare
Shadowcaster Faceless Shambler Magic Carpet Southsea Captain
Defias Cleaner Fel Orc Soulfiend Portal Overfiend Splitting Festeroot
Tier 6: Below Average
Azerite Elemental Doomsayer Murloc Warleader
Big Bad Archmage Faceless Manipulator Validated Doomsayer
Cyclopian Horror Fight Promoter Wind-up Burglebot
Tier 7: Bad
Luckydo Buccaneer Ancient Harbinger Blood of The Ancient One Unseen Saboteur
Preparation Baleful Banker Mountain Giant
WANTED! Big Game Hunter Sandbinder
Tier 8: Terrible
Spectral Cutlass Dirty Rat Whirlwind Tempest
Blubber Baron Weasel Tunneler
Tier 1: Excellent
Tier 2: Great
Aya Blackpaw Baron Geddon Deathwing Maexxna
Face Collector Cairne Bloodhoof Kel'Thuzad Onyxia
Tier 3: Good
Edwin VanCleef Feugen Loatheb Ysera
Countess Ashmore Illidan Stormrage Soggoth the Slitherer
Tier 4: Above Average
Heistbaron Togwaggle Xaril, Poisoned Mind Archivist Elysiana
Shaku, the Collector Alexstrasza Malygos
Tier 5: Average
Archmage Vargoth Bloodmage Thalnos Harrison Jones N'Zoth, the Corruptor
Auctionmaster Beardo Deathwing, Dragonlord King Mukla The Beast
Barista Lynchen Gruul Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound
Tier 6: Below Average
Dollmaster Dorian Jepetto Joybuzz Millhouse Manastorm Tinkmaster Overspark
Hogger, Doom of Elwynn Leeroy Jenkins Nat Pagle Wrathion
Tier 7: Bad
Tak Nozwhisker Chef Nomi Shifter Zerus Yogg-Saron, Hope's End
Tess Greymane Nozdormu Stalagg
Captain Greenskin Sergeant Sally The Boogeymonster
Tier 8: Terrible
Azalina Soulthief Finja, the Flying Star Madam Goya Nat, the Darkfisher
Baron Rivendare Lorewalker Cho Mayor Noggenfogger Patches the Pirate

4. Changelog

  • 09 Apr. 2019: Updated spreadsheets for Rise of Shadows.
  • 20 Dec. 2018: Updates following nerfs from December 20.
    • Removed Mind Control Tech.
  • 05 Dec. 2018: Updated spreadsheets for Rastakhan's Rumble.
  • 07 Aug. 2018: Updated spreadsheets for The Boomsday Project.
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