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[62% WR] RENO DRAGON DRUID

  • Last updated Feb 24, 2020 (GA Week 4)
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  • 20 Minions
  • 9 Spells
  • Deck Type: Ranked Deck
  • Deck Archetype: Highlander Druid
  • Crafting Cost: 14660
  • Dust Needed: Loading Collection
  • Created: 2/8/2020 (GA Week 3)
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  • Aetera
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  • Battle Tag:

    Aetera#11794

  • Region:

    US

  • Total Deck Rating

    94

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"No one expects the Reno Druid..."

 

This deck is super fun and is actually viable for climbing above rank 5.

Works well against a lot of aggro decks and can outlast most control decks. 

 

This deck just works.

 

I would highly recommend giving this deck a try if you are tired of losing against the same meta decks over and over and over again. This deck is actually a blast to play in this meta. 

 

Mulligan Guide

Against Druid: Currently, Druid decks are kind of all over the place in terms of play style. If you suspect your opponent is playing an aggro deck, look for Wrath, Zephrys the Great, and Reno Jackson. Scalerider can be good if you have a dragon in your opening hand. Otherwise, look for Crystal Merchant, Breath of Dreams, or Zephrys the Great.

Against Hunter: Look for Zephrys the Great, Reno Jackson, Swipe, Deathlord, and Crystal Merchant. Keep Wrath if you have one of the above. Keep Breath of Dreams if you have a dragon in hand. 

Against Mage: Look for Eater of Secrets, Crystal Merchant, Deathlord, Reno Jackson and Wrath

Against Paladin: Look for Swipe, Spellbreaker, Zephrys the Great, Deathlord, Wrath, and Poison Seeds. Keep Flobbidinous Floop if you have Zephrys the Great or Spellbreaker in hand. Reno Jackson can be good if you have a decent hand to start with. 

Against Priest: Look for Zephrys the Great, Reno Jackson, Ferocious Howl, Crystal Merchant, Poison Seeds, and Breath of Dreams

Against Rogue: Look for Crystal Merchant, Swipe, Reno Jackson, Wrath, Deathlord, and Zephrys the Great

Against Shaman: Look for Reno Jackson, Swipe, Wrath, and Crystal Merchant.

Against Warlock: Look for Naturalize and Elise the Enlightened if Naturalize is the first or second card in your hand. If you find yourself constantly being queued up against Warlock, I would suggest teching in a Bad Luck Albatross

Against Warrior: Look for Swipe, Reno Jackson, Deathlord, WrathCard Name, Crystal Merchant, and Scalerider if you have a decent hand with a dragon. 

 

Synergies

 

Replaceable Cards

  • Elise the Enlightened is not necessary but can be used to out-value some control decks in the late game and swing some games against aggro decks pretty early if you have a decent hand. 
  • Hadronox is also not necessary as it is really only used in control games that last a while. 
  • Ysera, Unleashed is pretty useful, but not a required card to make this deck work. It's downside is it will add duplicates to your deck. 
  • Eater of Secrets can be replaced with any tech card depending on what you are being queued up against frequently. I find that Secret Mages are the most annoying decks to lose against personally. 

 

Viable Replacement Cards

  • Dirty Rat can work well against most combo decks you encounter. I wanted to put this card in the original list, but I feel like the list is really solid already. 
  • Baleful Banker could also be a viable card in this list. You could potentially play N'Zoth for 10 mana and play it again with Floop for 4 mana, letting you shuffle it into your deck with Baleful Banker.
  • Ysera or The Lich King could work as viable replacements for Ysera, Unleashed and/or Hadronox.
  • Branching Paths is a decent card and could certainly be teched into this deck. 
  • Witching Hour could be helpful if you want to center the deck more around Hadronox. You would have to be wary of Malfurion the Pestilent though because he summons beasts. 
  • Winged Guardian could be a nice addition to the taunt package if you have the new solo adventure set. 

 

 Changelog

 2/23/2020: Took out Ysera, Unleashed and Primordial Drake. Added Winged Guardian and Scaleworm.

 

 

5 upvotes = mulligan guide

10 upvotes = mulligan guide + a more detailed write-up

25 upvotes = mulligan guide + a more detailed write-up + video with commentary

(I ordered a webcam lol, just waiting on its arrival)

40 upvotes = mulligan guide + a more detailed write-up + video with commentary + I begin steaming off-meta decks on Twitch with a microphone and facecam (͠≖ ͜ʖ͠≖)

Yeah, let's do this. You can find me on Twitch @ >>  https://www.twitch.tv/aeterahs  <<

I will most likely start streaming in March. I've got a few more things to set up and then it will be time (❛̃ ͜ʖ❛̃)

 

Credit: This list was inspired by a deck I played against on ladder piloted by Kizer#1422.