The deck intends to use Coldlight Oracle's Battlecry as much as possible to rapidly overdraw the opponent's deck, whether through bounce effects or creating multiple copies of it. The deck is very strong against other control decks, and is perfect for punishing slow, grindy decks. Mill Rogue is notoriously difficult to play, and doesn't stand a very good chance against faster opponents, but is one of the more rewarding decks to pull off wins with.
With the start of the Year of the Mammoth, Mill Rogue became a Wild deck due to due to the rotation of the key cards Gang Up and Brann Bronzebeard, but has started to see a comeback in the Standard format since Knights of the Frozen Throne thanks to Valeera the Hollow and Shadowblade. The current version of Mill Rogue in Standard often runs the Kingsbane package alongside it.
With its keystone card, Coldlight Oracle, being sent to the Hall of Fame in the Year of the Raven, Mill Rogue once again became a Wild only deck.
The following cards are usually in the deck:
The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:
The following cards are run in traditional Mill Rogue decks that do not use weapon synergy:
The following cards are commonly played in versions that use Kingsbane:
The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:
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