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{{Card|Backstab}}
 
{{Card|Backstab}}
 
{{Card|Shadowstep}}
 
{{Card|Shadowstep}}
{{Card|Pharaoh Cat}}
 
 
{{card|Secret Passage}}
 
{{card|Secret Passage}}
 
{{Card|Wand Thief}}
 
{{Card|Wand Thief}}
{{Card|Eviscerate}}
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{{Card|Efficient Octo-bot}}
 
{{Card|Foxy Fraud}}
 
{{Card|Foxy Fraud}}
{{Card|Sap}}
 
 
{{card|Swindle}}
 
{{card|Swindle}}
{{Card|EVIL Miscreant}}
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{{Card|Tenwu of the Red Smoke}}
{{card|Questing Adventurer}}
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{{Card|Field Contact}}
 
{{Card|SI:7 Agent}}
 
{{Card|SI:7 Agent}}
{{Card|Edwin VanCleef}}
 
 
{{Card|Jandice Barov}}
 
{{Card|Jandice Barov}}
 
===Galakrond Rogue===
 
{{Card|Praise Galakrond!}}
 
{{Card|Seal Fate}}
 
{{Card|Devoted Maniac}}
 
{{Card|Shield of Galakrond}}
 
{{Card|Heistbaron Togwaggle}}
 
{{Card|Kronx Dragonhoof}}
 
{{Card|Galakrond, the Nightmare}}
 
   
 
===Secret Rogue===
 
===Secret Rogue===
 
{{Card|Blackjack Stunner}}
 
{{Card|Blackjack Stunner}}
{{Card|Secretkeeper}}
 
 
{{Card|Ambush}}
 
{{Card|Ambush}}
 
{{Card|Bamboozle}}
 
{{Card|Bamboozle}}
 
{{Card|Dirty Tricks}}
 
{{Card|Dirty Tricks}}
 
{{Card|Shadowjeweler Hanar}}
 
{{Card|Shadowjeweler Hanar}}
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{{Card|Sparkjoy Cheat}}
   
 
===Optional cards===
 
===Optional cards===
 
The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:
 
The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:
 
{{Card|Preparation}}
 
{{Card|Preparation}}
{{Card|Bloodsail Flybooter}}
 
 
{{Card|Deadly Poison}}
 
{{Card|Deadly Poison}}
{{Card|Dragon's Hoard}}
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{{Card|Guardian Augmerchant}}
{{Card|Worgen Infiltrator}}
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{{Card|Pen Flinger}}
{{Card|Cold Blood}}
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{{Card|Swashburglar}}
 
{{Card|Cult Neophyte}}
 
{{Card|Cult Neophyte}}
{{Card|EVIL Cable Rat}}
 
 
{{Card|Plagiarize}}
 
{{Card|Plagiarize}}
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{{card|Shenanigans}}
{{Card|Tenwu of the Red Smoke}}
 
{{Card|Underbelly Fence}}
 
{{Card|Zephrys the Great}}
 
{{Card|Fan of Knives}}
 
{{Card|Hooked Scimitar}}
 
 
{{Card|Overconfident Orc}}
 
{{Card|Overconfident Orc}}
{{Card|Dread Corsair}}
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{{Card|Mankrik}}
{{Card|Hench-Clan Burglar}}
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{{Card|Shroud of Concealment}}
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{{Card|Kazakus, Golem Shaper}}
 
{{Card|Maiev Shadowsong (minion)}}
 
{{Card|Maiev Shadowsong (minion)}}
{{Card|Vendetta}}
 
{{Card|Umbral Skulker}}
 
{{Card|Waggle Pick}}
 
{{Card|Flik Skyshiv}}
 
{{Card|Chef Nomi}}
 
 
{{Card|Sprint}}
 
{{Card|Sprint}}
{{Card|Dragonqueen Alexstrasza}}
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{{Card|Alexstrasza the Life-Binder}}
   
 
===Wild cards===
 
===Wild cards===
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{{Card|Hallucination}}
 
{{Card|Hallucination}}
 
{{Card|Patches the Pirate}}
 
{{Card|Patches the Pirate}}
{{Card|Swashburglar}}
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{{Card|Pharaoh Cat}}
 
{{Card|Eviscerate}}
 
{{Card|Prince Keleseth}}
 
{{Card|Prince Keleseth}}
 
{{Card|Sap}}
 
{{Card|Ship's Cannon}}
 
{{Card|Ship's Cannon}}
 
{{Card|Undercity Valiant}}
 
{{Card|Undercity Valiant}}
 
{{Card|Blink Fox}}
 
{{Card|Blink Fox}}
 
{{Card|Edwin VanCleef}}
 
{{Card|EVIL Miscreant}}
 
{{Card|Hench-Clan Thug}}
 
{{Card|Hench-Clan Thug}}
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{{card|Questing Adventurer}}
 
{{Card|Shaku, the Collector}}
 
{{Card|Shaku, the Collector}}
 
{{Card|Sonya Shadowdancer}}
 
{{Card|Sonya Shadowdancer}}
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{{Card|Spirit of the Shark}}
 
{{Card|Spirit of the Shark}}
 
{{Card|Tinker's Sharpsword Oil}}
 
{{Card|Tinker's Sharpsword Oil}}
{{Card|Azure Drake}}
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{{Card|Waggle Pick}}
{{Card|Fungalmancer}}
 
{{Card|Myra's Unstable Element}}
 
 
{{Card|Leeroy Jenkins}}
 
{{Card|Leeroy Jenkins}}
 
{{Card|Loatheb}}
 
{{Card|Loatheb}}
 
{{Card|Myra's Unstable Element}}
 
{{Card|Vilespine Slayer}}
 
{{Card|Vilespine Slayer}}
 
{{Card|Zilliax}}
 
{{Card|Zilliax}}
 
{{Card|Flik Skyshiv}}
 
{{Card|Vanish}}
 
{{Card|Vanish}}
 
{{Card|Dr. Boom}}
 
{{Card|Dr. Boom}}
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{{Card|The Lich King}}
 
{{Card|The Lich King}}
 
{{Card|Baku the Mooneater}}
 
{{Card|Baku the Mooneater}}
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===Galakrond Rogue===
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{{Wild-section}}
 
{{Card|Praise Galakrond!}}
 
{{Card|Seal Fate}}
 
{{Card|Devoted Maniac}}
 
{{Card|Umbral Skulker}}
 
{{Card|Shield of Galakrond}}
 
{{Card|Heistbaron Togwaggle}}
 
{{Card|Kronx Dragonhoof}}
 
{{Card|Galakrond, the Nightmare}}
   
 
{{Game terms}}
 
{{Game terms}}

Latest revision as of 01:07, 11 June 2021

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Tempo Rogue is a Tempo-focused Aggro Rogue deck type. It heavily revolves around making efficient tempo plays using Rogue's wide variety of low-cost spells, efficient removal and burst damage to snowball a board advantage and quickly finish off the opponent. The deck's focal power changed wildly through the Standard cycle, but the core gameplay remains the same.

History[]

The first version of Tempo Rogue can be traced back to Goblins vs. Gnomes, utilizing weapon buffs like Tinker's Sharpsword Oil for a powerful 2-mana Blade Flurry to deal double the face damage and clear the board in one turn and finishing off the opponent with Charge minions like Leeroy Jenkins powered up with Cold Blood. This version of Rogue was often referred to as Oil Rogue.

With the release of Knights of the Frozen Throne, Tempo Rogue decks used Prince Keleseth to single-handedly push the game heavily in their favor with cheap, buffed minions. This version of Tempo Rogue was widely used in the Year of the Mammoth. This version of Tempo Rogue was also known as Keleseth Rogue.

With Year of the Raven, most Tempo Rogue decks transitioned to using Baku the Mooneater for Poisoned Daggers, which was extremely effective early in the game. Despite the deck restrictions imposed, many of the staple tempo cards like Hench-Clan Thug and Vilespine Slayer were usable. This variant was known as Odd Rogue.

Despite losing both Baku and Keleseth in the Year of the Dragon, Tempo Rogue still lives on, thanks to cards like Vendetta and Underbelly Fence creating cheap and effective tempo swings and Waggle Pick as an activator for 0-cost Dread Corsairs, which can all be pulled with Raiding Party. The deck makes liberal use of Return to hand effects as re-activators for SI:7 Agent, EVIL Miscreant, Leeroy Jenkins, or Heistbaron Togwaggle. Some versions of Tempo Rogue use a Highlander version of the deck for Zephrys the Great following Saviors of Uldum. Descent of Dragons created Galakrond Rogue, using Galakrond, the Nightmare and its Invoke cards for copious Lackey generation and easy combo activators, and even enabled an OTK using Spirit of the Shark, Umbral Skulker, and Spectral Pillager.

In the Year of the Phoenix, the new Rogue cards introduced in Ashes of Outland added more variety to Tempo Rogue decks. Secret Rogue uses Ambush and Blackjack Stunner for tempo, Dirty Tricks for card draw, and Shadowjeweler Hanar as a mid-game backup plan to utterly confuse the opponent into a losing position. The Stealth Rogue package uses early-game Stealth minions Spymistress and Akama with Ashtongue Slayer as a potent burst damage or removal tool. Some decks combine both Stealth and Secrets into one deck.

Common cards[]

The following cards are usually in the deck.

Core cards[]

The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:

Backstab(471).png
Shadowstep(550).png
Secret Passage(329903).png
Wand Thief(329872).png
Efficient Octo-bot(464128).png
Foxy Fraud(388996).png
Swindle(388993).png
Tenwu of the Red Smoke(388954).png
Field Contact(464122).png
SI-7 Agent(286).png
Jandice Barov(329917).png

Secret Rogue[]

Blackjack Stunner(210702).png
Ambush(210657).png
Bamboozle(210821).png
Dirty Tricks(210808).png
Shadowjeweler Hanar(210715).png
Sparkjoy Cheat(442051).png

Optional cards[]

The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:

Preparation(364).png
Deadly Poison(87).png
Guardian Augmerchant(210786).png
Pen Flinger(329900).png
Swashburglar(42046).png
Cult Neophyte(329866).png
Plagiarize(329991).png
Shenanigans(442052).png
Overconfident Orc(210789).png
Mankrik(463924).png
Shroud of Concealment(63358).png
Kazakus, Golem Shaper(487629).png
Maiev Shadowsong(210742).png
Sprint(90).png
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder(474989).png

Wild cards[]

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Dire Mole(76996).png
Fire Fly(55466).png
Hallucination(55592).png
Patches the Pirate(49624).png
Pharaoh Cat(90783).png
Eviscerate(382).png
Prince Keleseth(58723).png
Sap(385).png
Ship's Cannon(12258).png
Undercity Valiant(22371).png
Blink Fox(89423).png
Edwin VanCleef(3).png
EVIL Miscreant(90549).png
Hench-Clan Thug(89456).png
Questing Adventurer(157).png
Shaku, the Collector(49657).png
Sonya Shadowdancer(76907).png
SN1P-SN4P(90680).png
Elven Minstrel(76946).png
Fal'dorei Strider(76914).png
Piloted Shredder(12191).png
Jeeves(12216).png
Saronite Chain Gang(62901).png
Spirit of the Shark(90148).png
Tinker's Sharpsword Oil(12276).png
Waggle Pick(90631).png
Leeroy Jenkins(674).png
Loatheb(7746).png
Myra's Unstable Element(89802).png
Vilespine Slayer(55490).png
Zilliax(89803).png
Flik Skyshiv(151342).png
Vanish(658).png
Dr. Boom(12182).png
Ragnaros the Firelord(503).png
The Lich King(62922).png
Baku the Mooneater(89335).png

Galakrond Rogue[]

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Praise Galakrond!(127280).png
Seal Fate(127267).png
Devoted Maniac(127300).png
Umbral Skulker(127277).png
Shield of Galakrond(127268).png
Heistbaron Togwaggle(90569).png
Kronx Dragonhoof(151334).png
Galakrond, the Nightmare(127266).png