Why hello there. I’m backspace – I hit rank #1 on 5/31 on the last day and finished #2 last season with this aggro rogue deck (listed below) centered around coldlight oracle.
Towards the end of Season 2, I ran into a couple of aggro rogue variants on the ladder and tried to piece together a list. I noticed that their decks were very explosive, but ran out of gas quickly – or were sometimes inconsistent to get started. I wanted to optimize the list, and once I decided to build the deck around Coldlight Oracle, the deck performed absolutely amazingly for me.
Reasons to play the deck: It’s incredibly fun! The synergy with Coldlight + Shadowstep + Mukla or the explosive amount of damage you can produce with any charge minion makes for really exciting games. It also DESTROYS Miracle Rogue and Giants.
Bad matchups: Zoo – this is actually a ridiculously difficult matchup. Druid - heavy taunt based druid decks can be very tough as well, but winnable.
General strategy: In almost every matchup, you need to mulligan into early board presence (argent squire, leper gnome, loot hoarder, mukla… when you have coin, you can look for Defias Ringleader and SI:7 as well). You should NEVER mulligan coldlight oracle (but don’t keep 2). Your primary concern in most games is their life total rather than the state of the board. You will almost always end games with explosive turns featuring shadowstep with arcane golem / leeroy, or even deckhand (ha HA!) and cold blood. Pay attention to how much damage you have available in hand at all times.
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#1 on 5/31 thanks for the help Caleb