Regarding the ethereal trader, there are more ways to get other class cards: nefarian and gang up, which can be used on opponent's cards. Can also use thistle tea to get more from gang up. I know that requires a lot of luck but at least it's something. It would be possible to start theorizing a theif rogue deck now.
Say what rouge got another bad card with another expansion :o say it ain't so...ever since the blade flurry nerf and before that I'm feeling that blizzard really doesn't like or tolerate rouge. It seems they base the cards they make for rouge solely based on what impact on arena rather than standard.
10 mana withMelchazars imp and tiny knigh in play..doom guard and 2* silverware golem in hand...buff said. Draw 2 cards..holy crap it's soul fire and fist ...cast soul fire discard fist draw a card..holy crap second fistPlay fistAttack for 5 and buffed knightWin....Someone is bound to pull this off and upload on YouTube.. Now that we got silverware golem and this beautiful imp the discard mechanic is a bit more relaxed controlled and viable.Sadly your review if Mel did not take into consideration silverware golem at all.
Or even summoning dark shore librarian to get golems in play...Point being a lot is being offered here to boost the discard mechanicSpell that does damage when discardedKnight that gains attack when you discardCard that gets summoned if discardedCards that discard cards when playedCard that allows you to draw a card when you discard a card
Not even Bolster guarantees their survival as there are plenty of three damage board clears in the wild right nowWhat the hell argument is this? So there are not enough single target removal? And even more - most zoo decks run single target removal, but no board cleaners. This card is perfect against zoolock.
Malchezaar's Imp seems real good with Time Twister effects; in standard you have Firebrand and Forgotten Creation, older formats get Reforge the Soul and Morphing Jar
If you combine this with discarding for value, like Asylum Visitor or Lightsworns, you could have a very strong engine
Excuse me, Morphing Jar is my favorite Flip Effect Monster