The Rogue-class Valeera hero is Hearthstone’s deadly assassin! This is a hero class that has some good weapons up its sleeve. This class is most notable for its Combo cards with effects that players can trigger by playing cards before them on the same turn. Rogue also has numerous cards that can inflict damage on selected targets. If you’re going to play with Valeera, these are some of best Rogue cards in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to add to your deck.
Backstab is a nifty zero-mana spell card that inflicts two damage on an undamaged minion. You can often utilize it to eliminate one or two-mana minions. If you have two in your hand, you can inflict four damage on a minion without expending any mana! As it’s a zero-mana spell, this card is also one of the best for triggering Combo effects. The value of this spell alone makes it one of the best in the game.
Eviscerate is a two-mana spell card that’s a part of the Classic set. This is a Combo card that can inflict up to four damage so long as you play another one before it on the same turn. As a two-mana card that inflicts four damage on a selected target, Eviscerate is among the best value spells Rouge has. Eviscerate is especially effective when you play Spell Damage cards just before it, such as Bloodmage Thalnos.
3. Edwin VanCleef
This legendary three-mana card adds one of the best minions in Hearthstone to the battlefield. Mr. VanCleef is nominally a 2/2 minion, but its Combo effect enables players to buff its stats by +2/+2 for every card played before it on the same turn. Thus, players can turn Edwin into a monster minion with stats eclipsing 10/10! Backstab, Preparation, and Eviscerate are three cards you can play for zero-mana (Preparation reduces spell cost by two) to buff Edwin up to 8/8. With the right cards, you can buff this minion up to 16/16, which is a bit too good.
4. Flick Skyshiv
Flix Skyshiv is a six-mana legendary card. This is a 4/4 minion with a Battlecry that destroys all copies of a selected minion target on the board and in both players’ decks. This can be a great card for eliminating a single, higher stat minion or wiping out a series of duplicated lower stat minions in play. So, it’s a very flexible hard removal card.
The only drawback is that Skyshiv will also remove the minion card you target in your own deck if it includes it. However, you don’t have to utilize it against anything that will also eliminate cards you’re carrying.
5. Lab Recruiter
Lab Recruiter is another ace Rogue card. This two-mana card adds a 3/2 minion to the battlefield, which are good stats for two mana. The card’s Battlecry is the main attraction, however, as that enables you to shuffle three copies of a friendly minion on the board into your deck.
You can utilize this minion to get three copies of any of the best minion cards in your deck. For example, it could give you three more VanCleefs or Skyshivs to play. Alternatively, you could utilize this card to shuffle three more Lab Recruiters into your deck that would provide nine more minion copies!
Shadowstep is a very handy zero-mana common card that returns a friendly minion to your hand and reduces its mana cost by two. A lot of Rogue decks include this one as it enables players to play Battlecry minions twice. You can utilize it with some great Battlecry cards, such as Zephyrs the Great, Barista Lynchen, Lab Recruiter, and Big Game Hunter. With Shadowstep, you can also play Charge cards twice on the same turn turn to inflict double damage. The Jenkins and Shadowstep card combo is one of the best that can inflict 12 damage for eight mana.
Those are 6 of the best Rogue cards in Hearthstone to go for. Togwaggle, Preparation, Fan of Knives, and Vilespine Slayer are some of the other Rogue cards worth noting.