We are back with the third episode of the Witchwood budget deck series! As always, you can find the other decks here on hearthpwn or over on youtube.
(Games start at 9:16)
Tempo rogue has been a mainstay of Hearthstone for a long time now and functions quite well as a budget deck!
As always, here are our criteria for the series.
- No set dust limit.
We don't want to set an arbitrary number to go by, but still be conscious of how much we are spending and provide downgrade/sidegrade options when available. We also want to generally steer clear of Epics and Legendaries.
- Focus on the CORE of a deck.
Let's define the absolute necessities of the deck. Identify what the strongest cards are and build around that.
- Have a reasonable upgrade path.
Using budget versions of existing archetypes provides players with the ability to spend more dust to have a 'complete' deck. This way, if someone enjoys the deck or has more resources, they get more bang for their buck!
- Prioritize cards that aren't rotating.
A new season is almost upon us and it's a smart idea to avoid crafting those year of the kraken cards. We want our dust to go long AND strong!
With that in mind, let's take a look at the core of Tempo Rogue;
While Shadowstep was in every Tempo Rogue list I found, after playing a few games it just wasn't as impactful as hoped. Consider cutting it until you upgrade the deck with Kaleseth/Leeroy/Vilespine. Check out the attached video for a more in-depth explanation.
Without Kaleseth, we need something to fill out 2 drop slot! Most aggressive two drops are good here so feel free to swap them in over the Wolf.
Filling things out:
Glacial Shard makes the cut over Argent Squire, though a more aggressive player can try to fit her in. 2/1 Feels like the right split on Scalebane/Fungal, Bonemare can be considered for more late-game power!
Struggling against a certain match-up? Use these slots for tech cards like silences, weapon removal, etc.
Think this deck is too far out of your budget? Got some card suggestions? Had some good/ terrible luck with the list? Let me know! This project will be ongoing and I'm always looking for ways to improve.