Saviors of Uldum Deathrattle Rogue Deck List Guide (Anka)

We're taking a detailed look at the potential of Deathrattle Rogue in the meta!

Our Deathrattle Rogue Deck List Guide takes a look at this potential deck from the Saviors of Uldum expansion. It features an early look at this possible archtype that uses Anka, the Buried to generate some cheap costing Deathrattle cards that can overrun your opponent!

This is a different style of Deathrattle Rogue then it has been in the past. Normally, it's more of a midrange deck that tries to abuse the synergy to overrun your opponent with value minions that are hard to get off the board. This version, however, uses the new Anka, the Buried to lower the cost of the minions in your hand and allows for some very powerful turns. We utilize Witchwood Piper to get the Anka into our hand more often, which makes it more like a combo deck.

Deathrattle Rogue Deck List

This is the deck list Dog came up with during the theorycraft livestreams. It is likely to go through some additional changes in the days to come, but it's a fairly solid list to try out.

Rogue Neutral
2x - Backstab 2x - Witchwood Piper
2x - Preparation 1x - Cairne Bloodhoof
2x - Shadowstep 1x - Khartut Defender
2x - Eviscerate 2x - Mechanical Whelp
2x - Sap 1x - Deranged Doctor
2x - Shiv 1x - Octosari
2x - Fan of Knives 2x - Anubisath Warbringer
2x - Necrium Blade
2x - Shadow of Death
1x - Anka, the Buried
1x - Necrium Vial

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Deathrattle Rogue Mulligan Guide

Always Keep

  • Anka, the Buried - This is the key card in the deck, and one you should absolutely keep if you find it in your mulligan. We're specifically looking to have this in our hand as soon as possible to enable our crazy turns.
  • Witchwood Piper - If we don't have Anka, the Buried immediately, you can keep Witchwood Piper. It's the card that basically guarantees us a way of drawing Anka, and that's the main point of the deck. When you use a Witchwood Piper, you will either draw another one or you will draw the Anka due to how the deck is structured.

Situational Keeps

Only keep these if you already have Anka or Witchwood Piper in your hand.

  • Backstab - Better kept against aggressive decks which you might struggle against if you don't have the required cards early in the game.
  • Octosari - Really good if you've got the Anka early to get you more usable cards in hand, because if you have a hand worth hitting with Anka, you might need to potentially refill.
  • Anubisath Warbringer - One of the more powerful cards to be used once it is 1-mana. This makes your initial cards you place on the board a lot more dangerous

General Gameplay Tips

Now, just because you have Anka, the Buried doesn't mean you should immediately play it the first chance you get. You're going to want to at least have a couple of good Deathrattles in your hand. Try to hold off from immediately playing it to cycle through your deck with cards like Shiv and Fan of Knives . Witchwood Piper can also be used for this purpose if you've already hit the Anka.

Look to hold onto Shadowstep if possible to pair with Anka. Your first usage of the card might not be enough to just win the game outright. If you can hit an Anka on the Octosari, you can then fill up your hand and play Anka again for an additional wave of cheap Deathrattle minions.

Anubisath Warbringer is one of the main cards you want to hit with your various Deathrattle synergy cards. You play this card first, and then you trigger the Dearthrattle with Necrium Blade , Necrium Vial , or even Backstab it if you have to. We don't want this card to be silenced, so try to trigger it right away! Mechanical Welp is another great one to hit with those cards.

Shadow of Death might not make the cut in future versions of the deck, it's unclear how valuable it is right now. It is good with your Deathrattles, and it also pairs really well with Octosari if you can get it on the board. The card could potentially give you additional power against more control based decks that will be able to clear your board.

Other Card Choices

The most limiting factor to this deck right now is that there's flat out not a lot of good high cost Deathrattle cards! Remember, we're limited because we want to consistently be able to draw Anka, and we can't have any minions lower cost than it or we won't be able to use Witchwood Piper effectively. There's really nothing usable outside of what's already in the list.

As I mentioned above, I think the most replaceable card is Shadow of Death . The problem, however, is that there really isn't much to replace it with at the moment. Violet Haze has a slight bit of potential, but there's a lot of bad Deathrattle cards out there so it would be really random if you actually got something good!

If you're missing any of the higher rarity Deathrattle cards, I would just double up some of the cheaper ones that are currently singleton. That right now is Khartut Defender and Deranged Doctor .

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