Saviors of Uldum Thief Quest Rogue Deck List Guide

We're taking a look at Thief Rogue has what it takes now that it has a new Quest supporting it in the Saviors of Uldum expansion!

Our Saviors of Uldum Thief Quest Rogue Deck Guide takes a look at this possible archetype in the new expansion for Hearthstone's Year of the Dragon. Rogue is attempting to make thieving a meta possibility again, but this time they've brought in a new quest to give it a good chance!

Thief Rogue actually had some success in the Rise of Shadows meta, but it didn't last for long and kind of fizzled out towards the end. Well, there's good news if you're a fan of this style of deck, because you can now run the Quest that benefits from cards from another class! If you're able to complete it, you'll get yourself the ability to generate a 3/2 weapon that makes you Immune when attacking. That is a powerful hero power, and will allow you to either smash your opponent repeatedly or easily clean up boards on the cheap!

Thief Quest Rogue Deck List

Credit to Vicious Syndicate for the theorycraft of this deck.

Rogue Neutral
2x - Backstab 2x - EVIL Cable Rat
2x - Shadowstep 2x - Questing Explorer
1x - Bazaar Burglary 1x - Leeroy Jenkins
2x - Pilfer
2x - Clever Disguise
2x - Eviscerate
2x - Underbelly Fence
2x - Blink Fox
2x - EVIL Miscreant
1x - Edwin VanCleef
2x - Hench-Clan Burglar
2x - Vendetta
2x - Bazaar Mugger
1x - Heistbaron Togwaggle

Deck Code

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Thief Quest Rogue Mulligan Guide

Always Keep

  • Bazaar Burglary - Keep the Quest, it's one of the main reasons we're playing this deck! The faster we're able to complete it, the more likely we're going to be able to win the game.
  • Pilfer - We need those cards from another class, and Pilfer is one of the cards that gets us there.
  • Clever Disguise - Makes a great turn two play for us, and will get us half way to completing the quest.
  • Blink Fox - Better kept with one of the cheap thief cards, but is likely something you should keep.

Situational Keeps

  • Questing Explorer - Gives us some early game presence and cycles us a card. It doesn't help us with the quest, so that's really the main reservation behind it.
  • Underbelly Fence - Best kept with Pilfer and when you're on The Coin. That means you can play the Pilfer and then get the full buff on this card for turn two.

General Gameplay Tips

The Bazaar Burglary quest once completed will give you the hero power, Ancient Blades. It costs 2-mana and reads, "Equip a 3/2 Blade with Immune while attacking."

The main thing we're looking to do is complete the quest as quickly as possible. The faster we get the weapon hero power, the faster we're trading into minions with our face or bashing our opponent. We accomplish this mainly with both Pilfer and Clever Disguise . The latter being the more powerful of the two, which gets us immediately half way to completing the quest. It also curves perfectly, because our standard turn one play is going to be the Bazaar Burglary.

Blink Fox and Hench-Clan Burglar are our other ways of getting cards from other classes. If we're one card away from completing the quest, then using Shadowstep on one of these is perfectly acceptable (although, you'd like to save it for Leeroy potentially).

We do have a couple of alternative gameplans in this deck. We're running Edwin VanCleef which could always just win you the game with the right combination of cheap spells and an opponent that can't deal with it. Lackeys are another potential aspect of the deck, we've got a couple of generators, and we're running Heistbaron Togwaggle which could generate us a pretty crazy card.

Ultimately, once we've completed the quest we immediately head into beatdown mode. This is mostly us using our weapon as much as possible to keep the board clear from minions, and then us going to the face with our own cards. We've got some burst from hand in both Eviscerate and Leeroy Jenkins , so be on the lookout for lethal if you've got any kind of board state!

Other Card Choices

  • Deadly Poison - We're going to have a strong weapon, so why not add more damage to it for extra beat down potential?
  • Pharaoh Cat - This could be worth playing in the deck, it's a cheap minion that MIGHT get you a card towards your Quest. The problem with this card is that there are a lot of Neutral Reborn minions, and they won't count as another class which doesn't help us.
  • Captain Greenskin - While we aren't running Spectral Cutlass , we're still going to be using weapons quite a bit when our quest has completed. It's possible that Greenskin is worth running for the buff.
  • Zilliax - Can find a spot in most decks, could be worth playing in this one.
  • Gadgetzan Auctioneer - We run a lot of spells, so it's possible we might need some refill in the late game.
  • Tess Greymane - A good late game resource generator, however, the deck might end up more aggressive so this card might be too slow.
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