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Surrender's Summer World Championship Tempo Rogue Deck

Last updated on Oct 21, 2017 at 20:04 by Pesty 22 comments

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This variant of Tempo Rogue was used by Surrender as part of his lineup to win the 2017 Summer World Championship. It utilises some stronger minions for more powerful mid-game turns while still utilising Prince Keleseth for devastating early-game turns.

1. Card List

This deck costs 13,520 Arcane Dust and it is made up of the following cards.

Rogue Cards Neutral Cards

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2. Mana Curve


3. Comments On The Variation

This Tempo Rogue variant follows a similar build and style to Asmodai's Tempo Rogue that takes advantage of Prince Keleseth to gain a huge advantage of longer games.

This more recent iteration contains more powerful mid-game threats such as Cobalt Scalebane and Cairne Bloodhoof, and although these minions slow the deck down, their power more than makes up for it. These two minions thrive in a meta-game dominated by Highlander Priests due to their resilience to Priest removal spells. As a Dragon, Cobalt Scalebane helps mitigate the damage from Dragonfire Potion to help maintain some momentum from a partial board clear. Cairne Bloodhoof is very problematic for Priests due to it being a 4 Attack minion, putting it out of range of all Priest removal spells, making it almost impossible to kill outside of attacking directly.

Cairne Bloodhoof also fills another very powerful role. Even against classes other than Priest, it required 10 damage to fully kill both parts of the minion, which is very rarely possible to do in a single turn. This makes Cairne an excellent turn 6 play, almost guaranteeing a strong target will be available to take full advantage of Bonemare on turn 7.

3.1. Pros and Cons

The additional mid-game threats make this variant much stronger against Highlander Priest decks, and other Midrange and Control decks to a lesser extent. These changes slightly slow down the early-game, making it more likely for faster Aggro decks to gain control of the board use that advantage to snowball onward to victory.

3.2. Quick Mulligan Guide

You should primarily be looking for Prince Keleseth in your opening hand due to the huge strength in adds to the deck, especially against slower opponents.

Against more aggressive opponents, it is more important to have a solid curve of cards and you should keep a 1-Mana play such as Swashburglar or Fire Fly to contest the early-game board.

If you already have Prince Keleseth, you can additionally look for Shadowstep to combine with it to provide an even stronger boost to your minion.

4. About the Author

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

5. ChangeLog

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  • 21 Oct. 2017: Surrender's Summer World Championship Tempo Rogue added.
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