Reno Jackson is BROKEN

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Posted on Dec. 30, 2015, 7:24 a.m. by Dorotheus

Broken, so hard. Reno-lock is back-braking, and I'm just waiting for (Justicar Trueheart) Justicar Jackson Warrior to take off... it's going to happen...

Reno is such a good example of an easy mistake: cost, body, lack of interaction vs. Forcing poor construction. AT LEAST, he's easy to obtain.

julianjmoss says... #1

Nah he's good, he balances out Aggro in the meta and has a downside of reducing deck consistency. He isn't broken at all.

December 30, 2015 11:34 a.m.

OhTheNoises says... #2

I smell the salty sea air.

Reno is fine, he forces you to think outside the box and not get lazy.

December 30, 2015 12:21 p.m.

I love playing against Reno Jackson, helps me get my damage quests done in one game.

December 31, 2015 8:19 a.m.

pumpkinwavy says... #4

Reno Jackson is very powerful, but not broken. It seems like in Hearthstone cards with weird, but powerful and conditional effects are actually very strong. I think reno was stronger than everyone expected him to be, including Blizzard, but he's not broken, not even close.

December 31, 2015 2:25 p.m.

Yeah, Reno isn't broken. Just because a card stops you from losing to an aggro deck who's topdecking doesn't mean you need to make a complaint thread about it.

December 31, 2015 8:49 p.m.

DuTogira says... #6

Playing against a Reno deck requires the player (whom is playing against the Reno deck) to plan ahead. You can never fully commit all of your resources the board. You have to find a balance EVERY GAME between applying enough pressure to your opponent to make him "play safe" (use heals, board clears, etc) but also hold on to enough resources so that when your opponent finally goes to clear the board and heal back up, you can re-fill the board with threats to keep him playing reactively.
As a general rule of thumb, never commit more than four non-hero power minions to the board at a time if you are playing a highly aggressive deck, and no more than three if playing a midrange or control deck.
You can't just mindlessly try to out tempo a Reno deck. You can still out tempo him, but it requires for you to plan ahead. This is something which prior to Reno Aggro decks didn't have to do. The only real reason to complain here is if the player is upset that they can no longer play an Aggro deck without thinking and have this mindlessness not affect their win-rate. If that sounds like you (the reader, not the OP) then sorry kid, but to paraphrase Reno, "We're gonna be pissed!"

January 2, 2016 1:14 a.m.

cleinen561 says... #7

My opponent was at 4 life and used reno and I still won.

January 10, 2016 7:28 p.m.

RaefGall says... #8

If you can keep control of the board, Reno usually won't save them in the long run. He can buy a few more turns, but he can't be played the same turn as most of the major board clears to really turn a corner. If you're having problems, Alexstrasza can be a great counter-measure if you're expecting Reno (or any other massive heal for that matter). If you're playing aggro, obviously you need to try and kill by turn 6. ;)

January 12, 2016 10:59 a.m.

Dorotheus says... #9

I mostly posted this just to open up discussion and see what people actually want to talk about the game.

January 13, 2016 4:20 a.m.

julianjmoss says... #10

If you wanted that you have to say that lol. Your post is 100% geared towards talking about if Reno is broken

January 13, 2016 5:12 p.m.

Dorotheus says... #11

yup.

January 13, 2016 8:53 p.m.

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