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The Rogue icon.png Rogue is one of the ten classes in Hearthstone, represented by Valeera Sanguinar and Maiev Shadowsong.

Heroes[edit | edit source]

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Cap'n Valeera.png Nightslayer Valeera(389176).png Diao Chan Valeera(442079).png

Overview[edit | edit source]

Rogues are backstabbing assassins, known for their stealth, speed and deadly efficiency. Masters of deadly poisons and hidden strikes, most victims of rogues never see their attacker coming. Rogues can slip silently among the shadows, sowing distrust and betrayal among allies, incapacitating sentries and assassinating targets without a sound. Rogues are also masters of speed, unleashing flurries of attacks in devastating combos before sprinting to safety or vanishing out of sight.

Rogues can equip a range of weapons to deal with their enemies on a personal basis. Unlike the huge, clumsy weapons favoured by warriors, rogues prefer small, light weapons such as daggers and knives which they can use to take out their opponents one by one. Rogues always have a knife hidden somewhere, and are always ready to get their hands a little dirty.

Background[edit | edit source]

Main article: Rogue

For rogues, the only code is the contract, and their honor is purchased in gold. Free from the constraints of a conscience, these mercenaries rely on brutal and efficient tactics. Lethal assassins and masters of stealth, they will approach their marks from behind, piercing a vital organ and vanishing into the shadows before the victim hits the ground. Rogues can dip their weapons in paralyzing toxins that render foes unable to defend themselves. These silent stalkers wear leather armor so they can move unencumbered, ensuring that they land the first strike.

With the rogue’s poisons and speed, the first strike is often the last step before the killing blow.[1]

Hero Power[edit | edit source]

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Hero Powers are unique abilities, specific to each class. Hero Powers cost 2 mana, and can be used once per turn.

The rogue Hero Power offers some ability to maintain board control, as it allows your hero to destroy 1-Health minions. This allows you to establish control and force them to waste valuable removal early on. This can also allow you to keep your minions alive longer, adding value. Be careful though, don't take your own Health too low attacking minions or you can tip the advantage into a disadvantage very quickly!

Replacement Hero Powers[edit | edit source]

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Death's Shadow(62877).png
Ancient Blades(90799).png
Galakrond's Guile(127285).png

Justicar Trueheart Battlecry and Baku the Mooneater Start of Game effect will replace Dagger Mastery with Poisoned Daggers.

Valeera the Hollow Battlecry will replace the current Hero Power with Death's Shadow, as well as replacing the hero.

Bazaar Burglary will replace the current Hero Power with Ancient Blades once the Quest is completed.

Galakrond, the Nightmare will replace the current Hero Power with Galakrond's Guile, as well as replacing the hero.

Unique mechanics[edit | edit source]

Combo is an ability where the stated effect occurs only if the card is not the first one played during the turn. Playing any card is sufficient to trigger a Combo, but Hero Powers will not trigger Combos. Cards with this ability are limited to the rogue class. For more information, see Combo.


  • Using Backstab and then Eviscerate will trigger Eviscerate's Combo effect, making it deal 4 damage instead of 2.
  • Using Preparation and then Headcrack will trigger Headcrack's Combo effect, returning it to your hand next turn.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The rogue class has a number of different play styles. One of the main threats a rogue presents is the ability to do a lot of damage quickly, using Combo effects together with the rogue's Hero Power weapon to do surprising burst damage. Minions like Questing Adventurer, Mana Addict, and Edwin VanCleef can be buffed up to huge amounts of damage by using the rogue's arsenal of numerous low-cost spell cards, while cards like Gadgetzan Auctioneer give the draw power needed to sustain combos. Other good rogue burst cards include Tinker's Sharpsword Oil, Deadly Poison and Cold Blood, as well as their various direct damage spells.

A Combo card is a card that has an additional effect if it is played after any other card. These effects can range from additional damage to drawing another card. In general Combo rewards the use of cheap cards (primarily spells) and allows the rogue to deal large amounts of damage in a single turn. Synergistic rogue cards include Preparation, Backstab and Counterfeit Coin. Edwin VanCleef is the archetypal Combo card, potentially growing into a monster if the rogue can play enough cards that turn.

Rogues are exceptional at using single target damaging abilities on both minions and heroes with cards like Eviscerate, Shadow Strike, and Headcrack, as well as minion Battlecries like SI:7 Agent, Dark Iron Skulker and Undercity Valiant. This aspect can be augmented with decks focused on increasing Spell Damage which allows rogues to whittle down the enemy hero with strengthened spells while also buffing weak spells like Backstab and Fan of Knives into formidable removal cards. Rogues also possess many single target hard removal like Assassinate, Vilespine Slayer, and Blade of C'Thun to push aside whatever huge minion the opponent plays to block their way while keep them defenseless as their health is chipped away at.

The rogue Hero Power Dagger Mastery provides a constant opportunity for low damage removal or hero damage, but can be improved with cards like Deadly Poison, Buccaneer, and Goblin Auto-Barber to much higher levels, in turn setting up the possibility of a Blade Flurry for high damage removal. Rogues can also equip a range of other weapons, such as Assassin's Blade, Perdition's Blade, Deadly Fork, Self-Sharpening Sword, and Kingsbane.

The rogue weapon theme ties into another: Pirates. Rogues are the only class besides Warriors with class-exclusive Pirates, such as Buccaneer, One-Eyed Cheat, and Captain Hooktusk. The constant availability of weapons to the rogue fits well with the weapon-dependency of Pirate cards like Dread Corsair and Sharkfin Fan, or conversely the availability of low-cost pirates helps fill out a deck that needs quick aggression with a hint of value generation.

Return effects are another theme of the rogue class, allowing their minions to slip away to restore themselves, or forcing the opponent's minions to retreat back into the hand. Shadowstep, Gadgetzan Ferryman, Anub'ar Ambusher and Daring Escape are friendly examples, while Sap, Vanish and Kidnapper offer other options. These effects can be useful for stalling the opponent, or allowing the rogue to benefit multiple times from useful Battlecries. On a related note, Rogues have a number of ways to make copies of their own minions. Cards like Lab Recruiter and Shadow of Death add more copies of a minion to their deck to be drawn later, while Shadowcaster and Sonya Shadowdancer create a miniature copy of a minion; having 1/1 stats isn't much of a drawback when you can activate their powerful effects for just 1 mana.

A theme that has been added to Rogues in more recent expansions is the ability to generate cards from another class. Cards like Pilfer, Burgle, Undercity Huckster, and Academic Espionage take directly the opponent's class, while cards like Clever Disguise, Bazaar Mugger, and Dragon's Hoard takes from anything else. Rogues also have cards that synergizes with cards not of their own class, like Ethereal Peddler, Obsidian Shard, Tess Greymane, and Bazaar Burglary.

Infamous for striking from the shadows, Stealth is a minor rogue theme, with minions like Master of Disguise, Lotus Assassin, Akama, as well as Conceal, which include Stealth synergy cards like Shadow Sensei and Greyheart Sage. Patient Assassin combines Stealth with the Poisonous effect, another minor rogue theme, also seen on Plaguebringer, Pit Snake, and Envenom Weapon.

Rogue is also the only class able to generate The Coin, normally only available at the start of each match, through cards like Cutpurse and Tomb Pillager. Trade Prince Gallywix provides a similar spell in Gallywix's Coin and Counterfeit Coin functions the same as the Coin except they can be added to the deck.

Rogues have cards that can shuffle in advantageous cards into decks, such as Fal'dorei Strider, Academic Espionage, and Waxadred, complementing their talent for card draw with strong value generation.

Rogues are also the fourth class to be able to use Secrets, an ability introduced briefly in Kobolds & Catacombs and Ashes of Outland. Their repertoire of Secrets are small compared to other classes, but nevertheless give them sneaky ways to recover from a disadvantaged state, like Evasion and Bamboozle.

Countering a rogue[edit | edit source]

  • Equipment destruction such as Acidic Swamp Ooze or Harrison Jones to prevent massive damage output from the rogue's Assassin's Blade and Dagger Mastery.
  • Units that make it difficult for the Rogue to attack you in the face directly, helpful effects include Divine Shield and Taunt.
  • Bait the use of board clearing abilities such as Assassinate with your second or third strongest minion so that you can safely summon your strongest minions.
  • Having a few Spellbreakers can be incredibly effective against a rogue deck because of their affinity towards minions such as Bloodsail Raider.
  • Try to play many small minions rather than fewer large ones, since most rogue removal spells are single target.
  • Rogues are one of the more fragile classes, so they will have a difficult time stabilizing when they have taken heavy damage early on.

Spells[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Rogue/Wild format

See Spell.

Name / Desc Rarity Class Cost Description
Backstab Free Rogue 0
Deal 2 damage to an undamaged minion. It's funny how often yelling "Look over there!" gets your opponent to turn around.
Deadly Poison Free Rogue 1
Give your weapon +2 Attack. Rogues guard the secrets to poison-making carefully, lest magi start incorporating poison into their spells. Poisonbolt? Rain of Poison? Poison Elemental? Nobody wants that.
Sinister Strike Free Rogue 1
Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero. There's something about this strike that just feels off. Sinister, even.
Sap Free Rogue 2
Return an enemy minion to your opponent's hand. Rogues love sappy movies.
Shiv Free Rogue 2
Deal 1 damage. Draw a card. Rogues are experts at SHIV-al-ry.
Fan of Knives Free Rogue 3
Deal 1 damage to all enemy minions. Draw a card. I wouldn't say I LOVE knives, but I'm definitely a fan.
Assassinate Free Rogue 5
Destroy an enemy minion. If you don't want to be assassinated, move to the Barrens and change your name. Good luck!
Sprint Free Rogue 7
Draw 4 cards. Rogues are not good joggers.
Shadowstep Common Rogue 0
Return a friendly minion to your hand. It costs (2) less. Rogue dance troops will sometimes Shadowstep away at the end of a performance. Crowds love it.
Daring Escape Common Rogue 1
Return all friendly minions to your hand. Impossible to cast without cackling evilly.
Nitroboost Poison Common 1
Give a minion +2 Attack. Corrupt: And your weapon. 
Pilfer Common Rogue 1
Add a random card from another class to your hand. The class is always greener on the other side of the board.
Praise Galakrond! Common Rogue 1
Give a minion +1 Attack. Invoke Galakrond. "Turn to Galakrond, Chapter 3 Verse 12. 'SNARL! ROAR! GRAAAAGH!' Let us reflect on this wisdom."
Betrayal Common Rogue 2
Force an enemy minion to deal its damage to the minions next to it. Everyone has a price. Gnomes, for example, can be persuaded by stuffed animals and small amounts of chocolate.
Clever Disguise Common Rogue 2
Add 2 random spells from another class to your hand. "It me! Togwaggle!"
Cold Blood Common Rogue 2
Give a minion +2 Attack. Combo: +4 Attack instead. "I'm cold blooded, check it and see!"
Dirty Tricks Common Rogue 2
Secret: After your opponent casts a spell, draw 2 cards. "Ahh sand in my eyes! Also, I'm being stabbed."
Eviscerate Common Rogue 2
Deal 2 damage. Combo: Deal 4 damage instead. There is a high cost to Eviscerating your opponent. You might tweak your elbow! That really hurts!
Plagiarize Common Rogue 2
Secret: At the end of your opponent's turn, add copies of the cards they played to your hand. Copying is just using your resources wisely.
Swindle Common Rogue 2
Draw a spell.
Combo: And a minion. You know, it's probably just cheaper to find a place that sells the plushie?
Waxmancy Common Rogue 2
Discover a Battlecry minion. Reduce its Cost by (2). The waxmancer works with flame and form, giving shape to figures warm. Some think he's a crazy creeper, but crafting minions is simply cheaper.
Cutting Class Common 5
Draw 2 cards.
Costs (1) less per Attack of your weapon. When you actually are the sharpest tool in the shed
Candle Breath Common Rogue 6
Draw 3 cards. Costs (3) less while you're holding a Dragon. "And Waxadred shall light their fires, with roaring breath hotter than pyres! Come before him, scamp and vandal, pledge your faith and lift your candle!"
Brain Freeze Rare 1
Freeze a minion.
Combo: Also deal 3 damage to it. "The professor called on me, and I totally froze!"
Dragon's Hoard Rare Rogue 1
Discover a Legendary minion from another class. The Alliance loves this hoard.
Plague of Madness Rare Rogue 1
Each player equips a 2/2 Knife with PoisonousDon't bring a candle to a knife fight.
Togwaggle's Scheme Rare Rogue 1
Choose a minion.
Shuffle 1 copy of it into your deck.
(Upgrades each turn!) "Many minions equals many treasures for king. Kobold arithmetic!"
Ambush Rare Rogue 2
Secret: After your opponent plays a minion, summon a 2/3 Ambusher with Poisonous. Clip-clop clip-clop CLIP-CLOP STAB!
Shadow Clone Rare Rogue 2
Secret: After a minion attacks your hero, summon a copy of it with Stealth"You thought you were attacking face, but it was me! You!"
Shenanigans Rare Rogue 2
Secret: When your opponent draws their second card in a turn, they draw a Banana instead. It's not personal, it's just monkey buisness.
Coerce Rare 3
Destroy a damaged minion. Combo: Destroy any minion. "Give me your lunch money, or the sandwich gets it!"
Headcrack Rare Rogue 3
Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. Combo: Return this to your hand next turn. When all else fails, nothing beats a swift whack upside the head.
Seal Fate Rare Rogue 3
Deal 3 damage to an undamaged character. Invoke Galakrond. Firmly press the seal of your fates instead of leaving the flap open.
Blade Flurry Rare Rogue 4
Destroy your weapon and deal its damage to all enemy minions. "Look, it's not just about waving daggers around really fast. It's a lot more complicated than that." - Shan, Rogue Trainer
Vendetta Rare Rogue 4
Deal 4 damage to a minion. Costs (0) if you're holding a card from another class. A vengeful and vicarious vanguard against violent villains or vexed victims.
Preparation Epic Rogue 0
The next spell you cast this turn costs (2) less. "Be Prepared" - Rogue Motto
Secret Passage Epic Rogue 1
Replace your hand with 4 cards from your deck. Swap back next turn. I use this to sneak out at night and do some villainous baking in the kitchen.
Bamboozle Epic Rogue 2
Secret: When one of your minions is attacked, transform it into a random one that costs (3) more. "WE DO YOU A BAMBOOZLE, HOOMAN!"
Cloak of Shadows Epic Rogue 3
Give your hero Stealth for 1 turn. Only worthy emperors can see the cloak.
Potion of Illusion Epic 4
Add 1/1 copies of your minions to your hand. They cost (1). Unfortunately, there's no potion that can make you unsee all the faces in that bottle.
Shadow of Death Epic Rogue 4
Choose a minion. Shuffle 3 'Shadows' into your deck that summon a copy when drawn. Making new friends takes skill.
Malevolent Strike Epic Rogue 5
Destroy a minion. Costs (1) less for each card in your deck that didn't start there. "I don't know how those got in there, but I'm blaming you two."
Unidentified Contract Epic Rogue 6
Destroy a minion. Gains a bonus effect in your hand. The terms of service are constantly changing.
Bazaar Burglary Legendary Rogue 1
Quest: Add 4 cards from other classes to your hand.
Reward: Ancient Blades. Just when you set up your "All-Natural Scented Candles" at the farmer's market and then some STUPID KOBOLD COMES AND TAKES THEM ALL!
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Dragon's Hoard(127303).png
Nitroboost Poison(442043).png
Plague of Madness(90709).png
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Secret Passage(329903).png
Sinister Strike(205).png
Togwaggle's Scheme(90553).png
Clever Disguise(90831).png
Cold Blood(92).png
Dirty Tricks(210808).png
Shadow Clone(388962).png
Cloak of Shadows(388961).png
Fan of Knives(378).png
Seal Fate(127267).png
Blade Flurry(244).png
Potion of Illusion(329937).png
Shadow of Death(90785).png
Cutting Class(330006).png
Malevolent Strike(388952).png
Candle Breath(127290).png
Unidentified Contract(90571).png


For Wild format listings, see Rogue/Wild format

The following spells are generated by other rogue cards or effects, and are uncollectible.

Name / Desc Rarity Class Cost Description
Tickets None Rogue 3
Casts When Drawn
Summon a 3/3 Plush Bear. 
Shadow None Rogue 4
Casts When Drawn
Summon a {0}. 
Waxadred's Candle None Rogue 5
Casts When Drawn
Summon Waxadred. 
Nitroboost Poison Common 1
Give a minion and your weapon +2 Attack. 
Assassin's Contract Epic Rogue 6
Destroy a minion. Summon a 1/1 Patient Assassin. 
Lucrative Contract Epic Rogue 6
Destroy a minion. Add 2 Coins to your hand. 
Recruitment Contract Epic Rogue 6
Destroy a minion. Add a copy of it to your hand 
Turncoat Contract Epic Rogue 6
Destroy a minion. It deals its damage to adjacent minions. 
Showing all 8 cards
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Waxadred's Candle(151448).png
Assassin's Contract(90993).png
Lucrative Contract(90995).png
Recruitment Contract(90994).png
Turncoat Contract(90996).png

Minions[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Rogue/Wild format

All classes can also use neutral minions. See Minion.

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Plaguebringer Free General Rogue 4 3 3
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion PoisonousOne sip and you've got the grippe.
Bloodsail Flybooter Common Pirate Rogue 1 1 1
Battlecry: Add two 1/1 Pirates to your hand. They’re pretty fly for some pirate guys.
Pharaoh Cat Common Beast Rogue 1 1 2
Battlecry: Add a random Reborn minion to your hand. Mightiest of mousers, enduring in kingship of the upper and lower cat tree, conqueror of the red dot, the all-wise Catshepsut.
Spymistress Common General Rogue 1 3 1
Stealth Spies in Outland must blend into the environment. That means hot-pink gear and bright green hair. It’s a weird place.
Wand Thief Common General 1 1 2
Combo: Discover a Mage spell. "What’re ya buyin’?”
Defias Ringleader Common General Rogue 2 2 2
Combo: Summon a 2/1 Defias Bandit. He stole the deed to town years ago, so technically the town is his. He just calls people Scrub to be mean.
Foxy Fraud Common General Rogue 2 3 2
Battlecry: Your next Combo card this turn costs (2) less. His other street con involves a druid. He can't pull it off without a plant.
Skyvateer Common Pirate Rogue 2 1 3
Deathrattle: Draw a card. When you go without fruits in an airship, you get a nasty case of skyvy.
Sweet Tooth Common General Rogue 2 3 2
Corrupt: Gain +2 Attack and Stealth He's been eyeballing that ice cream cone all day!
EVIL Miscreant Common General Rogue 3 1 4
Combo: Add two random Lackeys to your hand. Because there are no G.O.O.D. Miscreants.
Vulpera Toxinblade Common General Rogue 3 3 3
Your weapon has +2 Attack. The blade works well enough on its own… but this is just in case.
Hench-Clan Burglar Common Pirate Rogue 4 4 3
Battlecry: Discover a spell from another class. She's more of a rat burglar.
Cursed Vagrant Common General Rogue 7 7 5
Deathrattle: Summon a 7/5 Shadow with StealthLittle did he know… it was really the talbuk leg that was cursed.
Blackjack Stunner Rare General Rogue 1 1 2
Battlecry: If you control a Secret, return a minion to its owner's hand. It costs (1) more. "I'm about to ruin this 10-cost minion's whole career."
Prize Plunderer Rare Pirate Rogue 1 2 1
Combo: Deal 1 damage to a minion for each other card you've played this turn. But he'll never be able to plunder the prize of a happy childhood.
Ashtongue Slayer Rare General Rogue 2 3 2
Battlecry: Give a Stealthed minion +3 Attack and Immune this turn. Her other hand attachments include a corkscrew and a bottle opener.
Underbelly Fence Rare General Rogue 2 2 3
Battlecry: If you're holding a card from another class, gain +1/+1 and RushShe'll take anything you have—except scruples and a good work ethic.
SI:7 Agent Rare General Rogue 3 3 3
Combo: Deal 2 damage. The agents of SI:7 are responsible for Stormwind's covert activities. Their duties include espionage, assassination, and throwing surprise birthday parties for the royal family.
Sparkjoy Cheat Rare General Rogue 3 3 3
Battlecry: If you're holding a Secret, cast it and draw a card. "These do NOT spark joy!"
Ticket Master Rare General Rogue 3 4 3
Deathrattle: Shuffle 3 Tickets into your deck. When drawn, summon a 3/3 Plush Bear. You can exchange one ticket for a bear or save up thousands for a tacky light-up paperweight!
Master of Disguise Rare General Rogue 4 4 4
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion Stealth until your next turn. She's actually a male tauren. People don't call him "Master of Disguise" for nothing.
Sahket Sapper Rare Pirate Rogue 4 4 4
Deathrattle: Return a random enemy minion to your opponent's hand. "Here, you dropped this."
Shifty Sophomore Rare General Rogue 4 4 4
Spellburst: Add a Combo card to your hand. Experienced enough to do crimes, inexperienced enough to be super obvious about it.
Bazaar Mugger Rare General Rogue 5 3 5
Battlecry: Add a random minion from another class to your hand. Premium muggings at a discount price.
Stowaway Rare General Rogue 5 4 4
Battlecry: If there are cards in your deck that didn’t start there, draw 2 of them. Cut him a break. Even economy class tickets are pretty expensive these days.
Patient Assassin Epic General Rogue 2 1 1
Poisonous He’s not really that patient. It just takes a while for someone to walk by that he can actually reach.
Whirlkick Master Epic General Rogue 2 1 2
Whenever you play a Combo card, add a random Combo card to your hand. C-c-combo!
Greyheart Sage Epic General Rogue 3 3 3
Battlecry: If you control a Stealthed minion, draw 2 cards. "What am I drinking again?"
Steeldancer Epic General 4 4 4
Battlecry: Summon a random minion with Cost equal to your weapon's Attack. Pretty powerful if you blade your cards right.
Umbral Skulker Epic General Rogue 4 3 3
Battlecry: If you've Invoked twice, add 3 Coins to your hand. "Three gold?! Do you have any idea how long this quest chain was?"
Necrium Apothecary Epic General Rogue 5 2 5
Combo: Draw a Deathrattle minion from your deck and gain its DeathrattleNecrium: Get the afterlife without the aftertaste!
Shadow Sculptor Epic General Rogue 5 3 2
Combo: Draw a card for each card you've played this turn. Carving out new territory in the realm of shadow puppetry.
Kidnapper Epic General Rogue 6 5 3
Combo: Return a minion to its owner's hand. He just wants people to see his vacation photos.
Shadowjeweler Hanar Legendary General Rogue 2 1 4
After you play a Secret, Discover a Secret from a different class. What is a shadowjeweler? A miserable little pile of secrets.
Tenwu of the Red Smoke Legendary General Rogue 2 3 2
Battlecry: Return a friendly minion to your hand. It costs (1) this turn. Red, the color of subtlety.
Akama Legendary General Rogue 3 3 4
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Akama Prime' into your deck. "To many of my people, I am known as a traitor... as Illidan's lapdog. I will remain in the shadows, for now... Actually, maybe I'll just remain in the shadows forever."
Edwin VanCleef Legendary General Rogue 4 2 2
Combo: Gain +2/+2 for each other card you've played this turn. He led the Stonemasons in the reconstruction of Stormwind, and when the nobles refused to pay, he founded the Defias Brotherhood to, well, deconstruct Stormwind.
Infiltrator Lilian Legendary General Rogue 4 4 2
Deathrattle: Summon a 4/2 Forsaken Lilian that attacks a random enemy. She'll get to the bottom of this even if it kills her. Twice!
Anka, the Buried Legendary General Rogue 5 5 5
Battlecry: Change each Deathrattle minion in your hand into a 1/1 that costs (1). "You look familiar. Were you at my first funeral?"
Doctor Krastinov Legendary General 5 4 4
Whenever this attacks, give your weapon +1/+1. He is not a medical doctor.
Jandice Barov Legendary General 5 2 1
Battlecry: Summon two random 5-Cost minions. Secretly pick one that dies when it takes damage. Her parents own Scholomance. Of course she's going to play tricks on the students!
Keywarden Ivory Legendary General 5 4 5
Battlecry: Discover a dual-class spell from any class. Spellburst: Get another copy. She learned exactly one thing from her old man: copying.
Waxadred Legendary Dragon Rogue 5 7 5
Deathrattle: Shuffle a Candle into your deck that resummons Waxadred when drawn. Waxadred the dragon fought for his king, frolicking through the fields melting everything!
Flik Skyshiv Legendary General Rogue 6 4 4
Battlecry: Destroy a minion and all copies of it (wherever they are)Junior explorers scan the night sky in fear of her candle’s flame!
Grand Empress Shek'zara Legendary General Rogue 6 5 7
Battlecry: Discover a card in your deck and draw all copies of it. So is a Grand Empress an empress that's grand or an empress's empress?
Heistbaron Togwaggle Legendary General Rogue 6 5 5
Battlecry: If you control a Lackey, choose a fantastic treasure. A staunch ally of Rafaam, at least while the shinies keep flowing.
Tak Nozwhisker Legendary General Rogue 7 6 6
Whenever you shuffle a card into your deck, add a copy to your hand. "One for me and one for future me!"
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Bloodsail Flybooter(151414).png
Pharaoh Cat(90783).png
Prize Plunderer(378829).png
Wand Thief(329872).png
Ashtongue Slayer(210827).png
Defias Ringleader(417).png
Foxy Fraud(388996).png
Patient Assassin(14).png
Shadowjeweler Hanar(210715).png
Sweet Tooth(389000).png
Tenwu of the Red Smoke(388954).png
Underbelly Fence(90565).png
Whirlkick Master(90745).png
EVIL Miscreant(90549).png
Greyheart Sage(210785).png
SI-7 Agent(286).png
Sparkjoy Cheat(442051).png
Ticket Master(378842).png
Vulpera Toxinblade(330002).png
Edwin VanCleef(3).png
Hench-Clan Burglar(90578).png
Infiltrator Lilian(329879).png
Master of Disguise(127).png
Sahket Sapper(90791).png
Shifty Sophomore(330000).png
Umbral Skulker(127277).png
Anka, the Buried(90741).png
Bazaar Mugger(90733).png
Doctor Krastinov(329899).png
Jandice Barov(329917).png
Keywarden Ivory(442036).png
Necrium Apothecary(151330).png
Shadow Sculptor(184966).png
Flik Skyshiv(151342).png
Grand Empress Shek'zara(388945).png
Heistbaron Togwaggle(90569).png
Cursed Vagrant(210807).png
Tak Nozwhisker(90562).png

Uncollectible[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Rogue/Wild format

The following minions are generated by other rogue cards, and are uncollectible.

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Sky Pirate None Pirate Rogue 1 1 1
Broken Ambusher None General Rogue 2 2 3
Plush Bear None General Rogue 3 3 3
Forsaken Lilian None General Rogue 4 4 2
Akama Prime None General Rogue 6 6 5
Permanently Stealthed
Cursed Shadow None General Rogue 7 7 5
Defias Bandit Common General Rogue 1 2 1
Sweet Tooth Common General Rogue 2 5 2
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Broken Ambusher(211123).png
Sweet Tooth(389139).png
Plush Bear(388958).png
Forsaken Lilian(330089).png
Akama Prime(211125).png
Cursed Shadow(211122).png

Weapons[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Rogue/Wild format

See Weapon.

Name / Desc Rarity Class Cost Atk HP Description
Assassin's Blade Free Rogue 5 3 4
Guaranteed to have been owned by a real assassin. Certificate of authenticity included.
Hooked Scimitar Common Rogue 3 2 2
Combo: Gain +2 Attack. Oooooooooooow. I'm hooked on a scimitar!
Perdition's Blade Rare Rogue 3 2 2
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage. Combo: Deal 2 instead. Perdition's Blade is Ragnaros's back-up weapon while Sulfuras is in the shop.
Self-Sharpening Sword Rare Rogue 3 1 4
After your hero attacks, gain +1 Attack. You no longer have to bring a stack of 2 swords to a test!
Waggle Pick Epic Rogue 4 4 2
Deathrattle: Return a random friendly minion to your hand. It costs (2) less. Kobolds informally refer to its effect as a deathwaggle.
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Perdition's Blade(82).png
Self-Sharpening Sword(329994).png
Waggle Pick(90631).png
Assassin's Blade(433).png

Uncollectible[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Rogue/Wild format

The following weapons are uncollectible.

Name / Desc Rarity Class Cost Atk HP Description
Plagued Knife None Rogue 1 2 2
Poisoned Dagger None Rogue 1 2 2
Mirage Blade None Rogue 2 3 2
Your hero is Immune while attacking. 
Wicked Knife Free Rogue 1 1 2
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Poisoned Dagger(22488).png
Wicked Knife(183).png
Mirage Blade(90800).png

Hero cards

For Wild format listings, see Rogue/Wild format

See Hero card.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Galakrond, the Nightmare Legendary Hero card Rogue 7
Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (1).
(Invoke twice to upgrade.) The enormous creature unfurled terrifying claws dripping with poisonous ichor. King Togwaggle was pleased, but inwardly disappointed the great Nightmare refused to wear the candle.
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Uncollectible[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Galakrond, Azeroth's End Legendary Hero card Rogue 7
Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. They cost (1). Equip a 5/2 Claw. 
Galakrond, the Apocalypse Legendary Hero card Rogue 7
Battlecry: Draw 2 card. They costs (1).
(Invoke twice to upgrade.) 
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Galakrond, Azeroth's End(151535).png
Galakrond, the Apocalypse(151534).png

Leveling rewards[edit | edit source]

As a hero reaches various levels they are awarded new cards, with each class having its own rewards. All cards awarded by gaining levels are soulbound, and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Levels up to 10 award new basic class cards, while levels after this award only golden versions of existing cards.

Starting cards[edit | edit source]

All rogues start with the following class cards.

Deadly Poison(87).png
Sinister Strike(205).png

Level 2-10[edit | edit source]

Up to level 10, reaching each even-numbered level will award the player two copies of a new Basic class card. These cards are not obtainable through any other means.

Assassin's Blade(433).png

Level 2
Fan of Knives(378).png

Level 4

Level 6

Level 8

Level 10

Level 11-60[edit | edit source]

Above level 10, reaching certain levels will award golden versions of existing Basic cards. As they are uncraftable, it is not possible to disenchant these cards, making the reward purely cosmetic. Reaching each required level will award one golden card. Levels after 10 award golden Basic class cards, whereas levels after 50 award golden Basic neutral minion cards.

Sinister Strike(205) Gold.png

Level 15/20
Plaguebringer(90681) Gold.png

Level 23/26
Fan of Knives(378) Gold.png

Level 28/30
Assassin's Blade(433) Gold.png

Level 32/34
Backstab(471) Gold.png

Level 36/38
Sap(385) Gold.png

Level 40/42
Deadly Poison(87) Gold.png

Level 43/44
Shiv(164) Gold.png

Level 45/46
Assassinate(568) Gold.png

Level 47/48
Sprint(90) Gold.png

Level 49/50
War Golem(323) Gold.png

Level 51/52
Murloc Tidehunter(357) Gold.png

Level 53/54
Voodoo Doctor(410) Gold.png

Level 55/56
Acidic Swamp Ooze(74) Gold.png

Level 57/58
Sen'jin Shieldmasta(326) Gold.png

Level 59/60

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Valeera was chosen to represent the rogue class partially in order to balance faction, race and gender representation across the cast of heroes. As a blood elf female, Valeera added diversity to the cast of characters, as opposed to options such as Mathias Shaw or Edwin VanCleef (human male, already represented by both Anduin and Uther), or Garona Halforcen (a female half-orc, making the fifth orc hero).[2][3][4]
  • During the game's early development, the rogue class was represented by Edwin VanCleef.[5]

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Whispers of the Old Gods logo.png Patch (2016-07-12): Golden Priest, Rogue, and Neutral cards are now easier to tell apart. [The ribbon at the tops and bottoms of golden cards are now black for Rogue, and white for Priest.]
  • Alpha patch 2 (2013-08-12): Received some new hero artwork.

References[edit | edit source]