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Malygos Rogue deck list guide - Ashes of Outland - Hearthstone (April 2020)

Our guide to climbing the ladder with Malygos Rogue in the Ashes of Outland meta.

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Our Malygos Rogue deck list guide features the best Ashes of Outland deck list for Season 73 of Hearthstone (April 2020). Our Malygos Rogue guide also contains Mulligan advice, card combos and strategy tips.

Malygos Rogue is a deck that seeks to gather plenty of spell damage cards together, get the titular Malygos card in-hand as well, and then use its devastating damage-boosting effect to obliterate the opponent's health pool. Galakrond, the Nightmare plays a strong role in Malygos Rogue this time around, as we'll show you

Unlike some other Rogue decks, it's not easy to play Malygos Rogue to a consistently high standard. If you've shied away from other decks that rely on juggling complex combos, you should probably give this one a miss as well. If, on the other hand, you live to pile calculation onto calculation, then you're going to love playing this one.

In our first Malygos Rogue update for the new meta you'll find a theorycrafted deck list and an overview of the strategy involved in played it - expect big updates for that section once the expansion is under way.

Malygos Rogue deck list and strategy

This version of Malygos Rogue is about as good as it gets as we kick off the Ashes of Outland meta.

2 x Preparation2 x Devoted Maniac
2 x Shadowstep2 x Shield of Galakrond
1 x Togwaggle's Scheme1 x Kronx Dragonhoof
2 x Sinister Strike1 x Kael'thas Sunstrider
2 x Sap1 x Malygos
2 x Eviscerate
2 x Fan of Knives
2 x Seal Fate
2 x Umbral Skulker
2 x Unidentified Contract
1 x Heistbaron Togwaggle
2 x Sprint
1 x Galakrond, the Nightmare

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

Deck Import ID: AAECAaIHBrQDr5EDkpcD47QDrroDy8ADDO0CzQP2BJsFxgWIB4YJ85QDtq4D/q4Dqq8Dzq8DAA==

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Your main objective is to get Malygos onto the board so that your damage spells are significantly increased in strength. Cards like Eviscerate and Sinister Strike are key parts of that game-finishing damage.

Malygos can be duplicated with Togwaggle's Scheme, and discounted to 0 mana with a fully-invoked Galakrond, the Nightmare. However, this is far from reliable, and you'll often have to make smart plays around this. For example, if your Umbral Skulker gives you a couple coins, you might be able to just play Malygos from hand and hit face for a big bunch of damage by using your Coins and spells.

You're trying to survive as long as possible with this deck, so don't be afraid to use your spells to take out enemy minions. Of course, they'll ideally go face, but sometimes you have to stop being greedy.

Malygos Rogue Mulligan guide

These are the cards you should prioritise keeping during the Mulligan phase of each game.

  • 1. Sap stifles enemy momentum early on, and forces them to spend mana again to get on board.
  • 2. Devoted Maniac lets you start getting Invokes in, setting you up for a later combo. It'll also give you a Lackey in hand to help out.
  • 3: Fan of Knives can be really helpful against board-flooding enemy decks trying to take you out with aggression. The fact it cycles your deck is super helpful too.

Malygos Rogue tips, combos and synergies

Malygos Rogue is not an easy deck for new players, and it's vital you always keep track of your maths to see just how close you are to lethal damage. To help you get on top of all that, here's a look at all of the core synergies available in this collection of cards.

- Casting Preparation means the next spell you cast on the same turn will cost 2 mana less. This is important both because it reduces the likes of Eviscerate to 0 mana, but it also sets you up for a solid Kael'thas Sunstrider proc, reducing another spell to 0 mana.

- Eviscerate and Sinster Strike are powerful parts of your game-ending Malygos turn, so calculate your damage potential carefully at all times. Play a card before Eviscerate if possible to get that bonus Combo damage.

- Umbral Skulker can give you Coins for the future, allowing you to spend more than 10 mana on your later turns. Make sure you don't have 10 mana crystals when you play a Coin though - you can never have 11/10 mana.

- When planning your damage output, keep in mind that all spells become five damage more powerful when Malygos is out on the board. If you have more than one Malygos in play, that damage boost stacks!

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  • brandonjeroeneggermo #1 6 years ago
    List is looking great !

    One pointer tho isnt xaril the poisoned mind a good addition ?

    You can get some drawal chance initiation for combo's and with some luck 2 free bursts for malygos.

    Hope this is usefull and if you left him out on purpose i'm curious why you choose to.


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  • Lokojet #2 6 years ago
    @Klck Maybe Xaril instead one Tomb Pillager? Xaril gives you 2 extra cards and Tomb Pillagar just one, it could be one option.
    However the coin could be better than two cards.
  • Klck #3 6 years ago
    @Bedders i didnt play a single match as rogue since i started hearthstone (Thanks to arena im lvl 45+), mostly coz still i have no edwin, but my version prolly would be same as Yours. Im just surprised xaril is not here. Isnt he good enough with his synergy with auctioner?
  • Lokojet #4 6 years ago
    @Bedders Oh I think it was a great tribute for Malygos's wife, you can check them together in this picture:
  • Bedders #5 6 years ago
    @Lokojet Ha! Really? I thought the was Malygos forever although now you mention it...
  • Lokojet #6 6 years ago
    So nice to include Sindragosa as background image for a Malygos deck. Great love story between them! Also a great boss encounter in Icecrown Citadel.

    I would like to include at least one Questing Adventurer in this deck, maybe in replacement of one copy of Shiv?
  • Bedders #7 6 years ago
    @Klck I've actually put Malygos twice is what's happened here! Will take out now and thanks for letting me know.

    As for Yogg's place in this deck, I'm afraid I have to make my usual disclaimer that Rogue is my major blind-sport in Hearthstone, which is why you see disproportionately less stuff on the class here.

    I've not see any Malygos Rogue deck lists out there that feature Yogg to be honest. How does your version look?
  • Klck #8 6 years ago
    I wish i could also play 2 copies of malygos :p seriously, you wrote 2nd maly in yoggs slot. God may curse You in revenge.
  • jonahbuist #9 6 years ago
    Earthen Ring Farseer is a neutral card.
  • AL-EXcalibur14 #10 6 years ago
    Been testing this deck and it really seems to do better when earthen ring farseer is replaced with Coldlight Oracle, generally the 3 health isn't enough to really make a difference, but 2 extra cards can make all the difference. After making this change, removing 1 deadly poison and sinister strike in favor of 2 shadowsteps has been wonderful.
  • Bedders #11 6 years ago
    @cjsutton28 Thank you! (Malygos on the brain this week...)
  • cjsutton28 #12 6 years ago
    The subtitle says How to win more games using the latest Malygos Warlock deck list in Season 26.
  • Gr81derer #13 6 years ago
    Gr8 Guide! For Video Tutorial check this out:
  • samuhaaja80 #14 6 years ago

    Deck seems really fun to play.
    On my first play I fished 10+ cards with auctioneer. Only to land on Thaurassian as the 2nd last card in the deck. And after playing it proceeded to get comboed down by druid haha.
    But I really did enjoy playing this deck, it seems strong AND FUN.
    I wonder if it can fit in Loatheb to counteract this kind of plays.
    Hush tempomages