Hey guys, this is stokeDstoka (Battletag: stokeDstoka#3629). I'm from Taiwan and I play on Asia server. This is my first time to reach legendary.
I had a lot of frustration trying to reach legend using other classes and decks I found on Hearthpwn, and I speculated that the meta on Asia server could be slightly different from the meta on other servers. Or it could be that the deck was outdated and doesn't fit the meta anymore. I made some of my own revisions to the Prince/Tempo Rogue archetype and finally reached legend. I thought it would be nice to share a deck that catches up with the current meta, especially for players on Asia server.
I just realized the image did not show my ID to qualify as a proof :P
But anyway, here's the screenshot from my Zenfone3
Strategy and matchup tips are the same as other Prince/Tempo Rogue decks.
The only highlight of this deck is a single copy of Shadow Strike, which proved its worth in the current meta. Unlike Vilespine Slayer, Shadow Strike can be played without combo and costs only 3 mana. Shadow Strike acts as an efficient (tempo) removal against many popular mid-game threats and taunts, helping you save Vilespine Slayer for a critical removal later on.
Are these minions giving you a headache? Cut them down with your Shadow Strike:
Kabal Crystal Runner
Misha/Leokk (from Animal Companion)
Raza the Chained
Lyra the Sunshard
Thing from Below
Scarab Beetle (from Spreading Plague)
Ghoul Infestor (from Ultimate Infestation)
Note: Shadow Strike is not a good keep during mulligan.
Special thanks and credit to BoarControl and his deck, on which my version is based: