Mill Rogue

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Mill Rogue is a Rogue deck type that aims to stall out the game and mill the opponent, ultimately winning via fatigue damage.

The deck intends to use Coldlight Oracle's Battlecry as much as possible to rapidly overdraw the opponent's deck, whether through bounce effects or creating multiple copies of it. The deck is very strong against other control decks, and is perfect for punishing slow, grindy decks. Mill Rogue is notoriously difficult to play, and doesn't stand a very good chance against faster opponents, but is one of the more rewarding decks to pull off wins with.

With the start of the Year of the Mammoth, Mill Rogue became a Wild deck due to due to the rotation of the key cards Gang Up and Brann Bronzebeard, but has started to see a comeback in the Standard format since Knights of the Frozen Throne thanks to Valeera the Hollow and Shadowblade. The current version of Mill Rogue in Standard often runs the Kingsbane package alongside it.

With its keystone card, Coldlight Oracle, being sent to the Hall of Fame in the Year of the Raven, Mill Rogue once again became a Wild only deck.

Common cards[edit | edit source]

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.

The following cards are usually in the deck:

Core cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:

Backstab(471).png
Shadowstep(550).png
Preparation(364).png
Togwaggle's Scheme(90553).png
Gang Up(14462).png
Lab Recruiter(89823).png
Sap(385).png
Fan of Knives(378).png
Coldlight Oracle(88).png
Dancing Swords(7736).png
Deathlord(7753).png
Brann Bronzebeard(27214).png
Elven Minstrel(76946).png
Azure Drake(280).png
Sludge Belcher(7749).png
Vanish(658).png
Valeera the Hollow(62876).png

Traditional build[edit | edit source]

The following cards are run in traditional Mill Rogue decks that do not use weapon synergy:

Cheat Death(76866).png
Eviscerate(382).png
Youthful Brewmaster(247).png
Vilespine Slayer(55490).png

Kingsbane build[edit | edit source]

The following cards are commonly played in versions that use Kingsbane:

Kingsbane(76967).png
Deadly Poison(87).png
Leeching Poison(61821).png
Doomerang(62940).png
Cavern Shinyfinder(76984).png
Naga Corsair(49730).png
Southsea Squidface(35241).png
Blade Flurry(244).png
Captain Greenskin(267).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:

Counterfeit Coin(49643).png
Mistress of Mixtures(49646).png
Glacial Shard(55485).png
Novice Engineer(435).png
Gadgetzan Ferryman(49722).png
Plated Beetle(76995).png
Undercity Huckster(33135).png
Bloodmage Thalnos(525).png
Nat, the Darkfisher(35248).png
Evasion(76933).png
Tar Creeper(55456).png
Earthen Ring Farseer(557).png
SI-7 Agent(286).png
Mind Control Tech(368).png
King Mukla(373).png
Shadowblade(62838).png
Shadow Strike(35195).png
Gluttonous Ooze(55488).png
Saronite Chain Gang(62901).png
Sherazin, Corpse Flower(55457).png
Prince Valanar(62844).png
Antique Healbot(12227).png
Dark Iron Skulker(14434).png
Assassinate(568).png
Lesser Onyx Spellstone(76953).png
Shadowcaster(33180).png
Skulking Geist(62883).png
The Curator(42022).png