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N'Zoth Reno Warlock Wild Deck

Last updated on Oct 11, 2016 at 23:07 by Pesty 4 comments

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This guide contains instructions on how to play Reno Jackson Warlock. This deck is constructed of 30 unique cards to harness the healing power of Reno Jackson while controlling the board and taking advantage of the Warlock Hero Power to outlast opponents.

This version of the deck includes N'Zoth, the Corruptor as an additional win condition to take advantage of the powerful Deathrattle minions available in the Wild format.

1. About the Author

This deck is presented to you by Pesty, a professional Hearthstone player playing since closed beta. He is a consistent legend player in both Wild and Standard with multiple high-rank finishes.

2. N'Zoth Reno Warlock Wild Deck

Our deck costs 10,560 Arcane Dust and it is made up of the following cards.

Warlock Cards Neutral Cards

2.1. Mana Curve


3. Strategy

Renolock is very slow paced deck that aims to stretch out the game and utilise Life Tap to keep playing cards long after other decks have run out of steam. The decks board clears and strong healing from Reno Jackson allow deck to recover from early game pressure and counter with powerful late game threats.

Despite being a control deck, there are many powerful early-game cards to help fight back against aggressive decks. Zombie Chow, Dark Peddler, Imp Gang Boss, Mortal Coil, and Darkbomb are all excellent cards for fighting back against early Aggro, or for simply generating an early board for pressuring your opponent. However, due to running only one copy of each card you will not always be able to consistently draw these cards, meaning you will sometimes need to use Life Tap to draw into more options for future turns.

When being forced to skip the early turns, the deck contains numerous options for being able to fight back onto the board. Board clear spells like Hellfire, Demonwrath, and Shadowflame can be used to slow down your opponent's aggression, while Mind Control Tech can be used to create a powerful swing on the board.

Entering into the mid-game, you will start to have access to the high quality minions available in the deck. Due to the deck only containing single copies, you will be unable to reliably draw any one specific card but there are enough options that you can begin to start playing proactive minions to begin building a board presence.

When you reach the late-game you should focus on outvaluing your opponent. You should aim to Life Tap as often as possible in order to allow yourself to have the most efficient options available for the situation and allow yourself to keep up the pressure as your opponent begins to run out of cards. During this time, you should also be keeping up pressure onto your opponent and is a good opportunity to force your opponent to deal with your powerful Deathrattle minions such as Sylvanas Windrunner and Cairne Bloodhoof to prepare for a powerful N'Zoth, the Corruptor turn to finish the game.

To close out the game, the deck can use N'Zoth, the Corruptor as a win condition, but the game is usually won by outlasting your opponent. Emperor Thaurissan is excellent at helping with this, as your hand should be quite full throughout the game. Even after reducing the cost of the cards in your hand just once, you should start to be able to play multiple threats per turn to start to overwhelm your opponent.

3.1. Synergies & Combinations

Brann Bronzebeard can be combined with the various Battlecries in the deck, Antique Healbot and Earthen Ring Farseer are exceptional targets to help provide extra healing when Reno Jackson is not available.

The many Deathrattle minions in the deck can be resurrected with N'Zoth, the Corruptor if they were killed earlier in the game.

3.2. Mulligans & Matchup Specific Strategies.

You are always looking to mulligan for solid early game plays such as Dark Peddler and Imp Gang Boss. You should also keep Reno Jackson in every matchup as the security of this card allows you to use your life total more flexibly as a resource throughout the game.

Against aggressive decks, you should be looking for early game survival tools such as Zombie Chow, Mortal Coil and Darkbomb. In these matchups the only strategy is survival, if you can neutralise their early-game onslaught then the healing effect of Reno Jackson is usually enough to win the game as they will not have enough resources left to be able to pressure your life total again.

Against Control decks, you should be looking for your mid-game minions such as Piloted Shredder, Twilight Drake, and Voidcaller to begin putting pressure on your opponent. In these matchups you keep playing minions until your opponent runs out of removal. If your opponent has an empty board and you have a reasonable amount of cards in hand, playing Lord Jaraxxus early is a strong strategy to pressure your opponent with a 6/6 infernal each turn and run them out of resources even quicker.

Against Shaman specifically, Book Wyrm is a key card and should be chosen from Netherspite Historian in almost all cases. Book Wyrm has numerous targets in the deck such as Thunder Bluff Valiant, Mana Tide Totem, and Flametongue Totem.

3.3. Card Swaps

Due to the nature of the deck, almost any high quality card can be fit into the deck. It is also possible to fit in necessary tech cards based off the current Meta such as Acidic Swamp Ooze or Ironbeak Owl but it is important not to replace the healing and board clears present in the deck that prevent it from getting overrun.

4. ChangeLog

  • 11 Oct. 2016: Deck added.
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