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Frozen Throne Jade Rogue deck list guide - August 2017 - Hearthstone

How to get started with the latest Rogue deck to arrive with the Frozen Throne meta.

Our Frozen Throne Jade Rogue deck guide features the best deck list for Season 41, with Mulligan advice, strategy tips, card combos and synergies.

Jade Rogue was one of the new decks to arrive with the Gadgetzan metagame, and it is of course built around the many synergies that allow these titular creatures to be summoned. For the uninitiated, the first Jade Golem you bring into play will have base stats of 1 / 1, but the next will have 2 / 2, the third 3 / 3 and so on. You can ramp up production remarkable quickly.

Before long you'll find yourself fielding a pretty intimidating board, but it's vital that you consider the possible board clear effects the opponent might have coming for you, and plan the upcoming strengths of your golems accordingly. While the Rogue version of this archetype might not be the most powerful of the lot right now (Druid probably takes the crown), it can still provide your opponent with a pretty major headache to deal with.

In our Jade Rogue guide, we've got a pretty typical deck list for you to work with, followed by an overview of the strategy involved with playing this kind of deck. Just after that is some advice for dealing with the Mulligan section of the game, then we've broken down how all the combos in this deck come together. Collectively, that should give you everything you need to get going with this archetype.

Don't forget to let us know how you're getting on with it in the comments!

FROZEN THRONE UPDATE

We are in the process of updating all of our guides to reflect the many changes that have arrived with Knights of the Frozen Throne.

Until we have the chance to completely overhaul this guide, we wanted to highlight one example of the new Jade Rogue so you can at least fire it up and get going with if - if you have the cards, of course. This version of the deck was created by JustSaiyan:

RogueNeutral
2 x Backstab1 x Patches the Pirate
1 x Shadowstep2 x Jade Spirit
2 x Hallucination1 x Aya Blackpaw
2 x Swashburglar2 x Bonemare
2 x Eviscerate
2 x Jade Shuriken
2 x Jade Swarmer
2 x Undercity Huckster
2 x SI:7 Agent
2 x Shadowblade
1 x Shaku, the Collector
2 x Shadowcaster
2 x Vilespine Slayer

Select and copy the long ID string below, then create a deck in Hearthstone to export this deck into your game.

Deck Import ID: AAECAaIHBO0CkbwClL0Cyb8CDbQBiAfdCNyvAvKwApK2As+8Avm9Avq9AoHCApvIAqbOApriAgA=

Over the next few days we will return to this guide and update every aspect of it to reflect the new deck list. Until then, consider the information below this point to be temporarily out of date, although some of the general strategy advice remains useful regardless of the exact deck composition!

Our Frozen Throne: Best Decks and Guides hub contains everything you need to get stuck into the new meta!

Frozen Throne Jade Rogue deck list and strategy

Jade Rogue's recent resurgence in popularity means there are still many experiments taking place with the archetype. Still, we think this is the best version you can pilot in these latter days of the Un'Goro meta:

RogueNeutral
2 x Backstab2 x Mistress of Mixtures
2 x Journey Below1 x Patches the Pirate
2 x Swashburglar1 x Cult Master
2 x Eviscerate2 x Defender of Argus
2 x Jade Shuriken1 x N'Zoth, the Corruptor
2 x Jade Swarmer
2 x Mimic Pod
2 x SI:7 Agent
2 x Jade Spirit
2 x Shadowcaster
2 x Vilespine Slayer
1 x Aya Blackpaw

The strategy behind playing Jade Rogue is actually pretty simple. In the early game it's all about establishing some kind of board presence while preventing the opponent from building much of their own. See the Mulligan advice further down the page for advice on how best to transition this stage of the game.

From here it's a question of making efficient use of your Jade Golem cards to keep the opponent in check, while slowly snowballing your own board presence. Note that you also have a lot of cheap cards in here, which can be used to empower the incredibly valuable removal effect of Vilespine Splayer's Battlecry.

As you approach the late-game you want to use cards like Aya Blackpaw to really fatten up your board, and note also how Shadowcaster can be used to cheaply double up on this kind of minion. If you can use this character to gain another N'Zoth, the Corruptor as well, then you should have enough staying power to outlast just about any opponent you face.

For a more detailed look at how this deck plays out, take some time to study the combo section towards the bottom of this guide. This breaks down all of the core synergies you have at your disposal, and making these second nature will dramatically improve your win-rate with the Jade Rogue.

More great Rogue guides:

Frozen Throne Jade Rogue Mulligan guide

It's actually extremely simple to Mulligan for this deck. The following cards are going to have value in just about any match-up you find yourself in: Backstab, Mistress of Mixtures, Swashburglar and Jade Swarmer.

The only other consideration to keep in mind is holding onto SI:7 Agent if you have The Coin. In this case, you might want to think about throwing back Jade Swarmer as you'll likely want to trigger this meatier, tempo-swinging minion on Turn 2 instead.

Frozen Throne Jade Rogue tips, combos and synergies

There are lots of combos to consider with Jade Rogue, so take a little time to familiarise yourself with the following synergies!

- When N'Zoth, the Corruptor is played he'll fill the board with Deathrattle minions that died earlier on in the game. In this deck that means Jade Swarmer, Mistress of Mixtures, Aya Blackpaw are all candidates, along with any qualifying minions you drew into using Journey Below.

- The following cards all synergise with the Jade Golem mechanic: Jade Shuriken, Jade Swarmer, Jade Spirit and Aya Blackpaw. To recap: the first Jade Golem brought into play has 1 / 1 stats, the second 2 / 2, the third 3 / 3 and all the way up from there until you run out of summoning options.

- You can target any friendly minion with Shadowcaster and receive a 1 / 1 copy of it that only costs 1 Mana to play. Consider targets such as N'Zoth, the Corruptor and Aya Blackpaw in this context - you can get incredible value from these two in particular, but all late-game Jade Golem generators have value here.

- For each friendly minion that dies while Cult Master is active, an extra card will be taken from the top of your deck pile and added to your hand.

- If you play Swashburglar while Patches the Pirate is still in your deck, the latter will be pulled into play for free! If he's in your hand though the effect won't trigger, so always throw him back during the Mulligan process.

Comment on this article

  • xaxaar #1 18 days ago
    ive been playing almost this same exact list, but with a 4 card difference. i prefer my list, but curious what ppl think. relative to this list, its:

    -1 mimic pod
    -1 cult master
    -2 SI:7 agent
    +1 edwin vancleef
    +1 bloodmage thalnos
    +2 fan of knives

    my argument: cult master is a weak card overall. i can see how its good w jade swarmer, waiting in stealth until yre ready to trade and draw, but its inconsistent and a weakly statted minion. if u really wanted to keep it in the list, id recommend cutting the other mimic pod from mine b4 anything else. altho, i think mimic pod is better, which is why i still keep one. SI:7 agent is a worse jade shuriken in this deck. i like to avoid having combo cards because they often force wasteful plays as well, but obv u need jade shuriken is nuts. because u get to save yr cheap cards in yr hand, edwin becomes more powerful. ofc, edwin isnt optimal in this deck, relative to miracle or even tempo, but imo hes too good not to play. can be insane w argus if building up yr jades is too slow.

    since i am cutting 1 mimic pod and cult master, i replaced them w more card draw. fan of knives is a great card. sometimes its a 3 mana cycle, but bloodmage + knives is the closest rogue can get to a board clear. 5 mana volcanic potion, but the cards replace themselves. not to mention, bloodmage is just great w backstab and jade shuriken. "wow, bloodmage is good w dmg spells!!" i know, its not rocket surgery, but in my play testing it really has been great. so many 3 toughness minions, sometimes protected by taunts so u cant poke them off w yr dagger. its nice having that versatility.

    less budget certainly, but i like my changes.
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  • Bedders #2 10 days ago
    @xaxaar Hey there! Sorry I missed your original post in the rush to the build up. Have you tried the new version I've posted for the Frozen Throne start? Lots of tweaks still ahead of course but I'm curious to get feedback from someone who obviously really knows their Jade Rogue.
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