How to get started with Wild Reno Priest in the Kobolds and Catacombs metagame
Our Wild Reno Priest deck list guide features the best deck list for Kobolds and Catacombs. Our Wild Reno Priest guide also contains Mulligan advice, card combos and strategy tips.
Wild Reno Priest is a Hearthstone deck that plays the long game to put it extremely mildly. Not only do you have the restorative strength of Reno Jackson to lean on, you also have astonishing damage output potential thanks to the combination of Raza the Chained, Shadowreaper Anduin, Spawn of Shadows and a host of cheap spells that can be used to cycle damage into your opponent’s health pool over and over again.
In our starter guide for the Wild archetype, we’ve got a deck list that’s proving to be extremely powerful right now, followed by a bit of advice for Mulliganing correctly. We’ve also done a teardown of the biggest combos contained in this deck list, so you get an idea of how it all comes together. We’ll add more detail to this guide over time.
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Wild Reno Priest deck list and strategy – Kobolds
Now that Kobolds and Catacombs has settled down, this appears to be the strongest version of Reno Priest that you can field in the current Wild meta.
|1 x Circle of Healing||1 x Bloodmage Thalnos|
|1 x Silence||1 x Doomsayer|
|1 x Flash Heal||TGT||1 x Loot Hoarder|
|1 x Holy Smite||1 x Novice Engineer|
|1 x Northshire Cleric||1 x Wild Pyromancer|
|1 x Potion of Madness||MSG||1 x Azure Drake|
|1 x Power Word: Shield||1 x Gadgetzan Auctioneer|
|1 x Shadow Visions||UNG||1 x Reno Jackson||LOE|
|1 x Shadow Word: Pain|
|1 x Spirit Lash||KFT|
|1 x Acolyte of Pain|
|1 x Shadow Word: Death|
|1 x Auchenai Soulpriest|
|1 x Kazakus||MSG|
|1 x Mass Dispel|
|1 x Spawn of Shadows||TGT|
|1 x Excavated Evil||LOE|
|1 x Raza the Chained||MSG|
|1 x Dragonfire Potion||MSG|
|1 x Lightbomb||GVG|
|1 x Psychic Scream||KAC|
|1 x Shadowreaper Anduin||KFT|
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Although the focus here is still very much on control and defense, you now have considerably greater late-game offense thanks to the interaction between Raza the Chained and Shadowreaper Anduin. Despite the recent nerf to the former card, it still allows you to rattle off a huge amount of damage into the opponent when combined with Shadowreaper Anduin‘s repeatable hero power.
Regardless of whether you’re playing this on the Standard or the Wild ladder, you have an enormous amount of AOE to play around with as well, and so the challenge largely becomes one of survival as you draw Raza and Anduin into your hand along with a lot of cheap fuelling spells. Spawn of Shadows provides even more fuel for the big turn too.
In this Wild version, of course, you also have Reno Jackson to lean on. There’s no better comeback card in Hearthstone, and given that this deck is built around the concept of playing the long game he’s an incredible addition to the format.
Check the combo section at the bottom of this page for more insight into how this deck actually works.
Wild Reno Priest Mulligan guide – Kobolds
Common keeps here include Northshire Cleric, Doomsayer, Shadow Word: Pain, Wild Pyromancer and Kazakus.
Two special points to note here, however:
Against Warlocks you are strongly encouraged to keep a copy of Silence for those bothersome Cubes.
Priests are almost certainly wielding the same deck as you are on the Wild ladder. For that reason, you should not throw back Shadowreaper Anduin or Raza the Chained. It’s a race to bring these pieces of the puzzle together after all, and whoever gets them first will probably win.
More great Wild decks:
- 1. Wild Giants Warlock – Wild Giants Warlock deck list guide
- 2. Wild Big Priest – Wild Big Priest deck list guide
- 3. Wild Cubelock – Wild Cubelock deck list guide
- 4. Wild Reno Priest – Wild Reno Priest deck list guide
- 5. Wild Aggro Paladin – Wild Aggro Paladin deck list guide
- 6. Wild Secret Mage – Wild Secret Mage deck list guide
- 7. Wild Dude Paladin – Wild Dude Paladin deck list guide
- 8. Wild Dragon Priest – Wild Dragon Priest deck list guide
Wild Reno Priest tips, combos and synergies – Kobolds
Here are the biggest combos you need to be aware of with Wild Reno Priest:
– Whenever a minion is healed – friendly or otherwise – you active Northshire Cleric will add an extra card to your hand. Multiple draws can be achieved this way in combination with cards like Circle of Healing.
– Against aggro opponents in particular you can very often steal one minion with Potion of Madness and then slam it into another of their minions to kill two at once!
– All damage-dealing spells do an extra point of damage if Bloodmage Thalnos or Azure Drake are out on the board at the time of casting them.
– Wild Pyromancer will inflict one point of damage against all minions after you’ve played a spell. Remember that the effect of the spell goes off before the damage is applied.
– Every time he takes even a slight nick of damage, Acolyte of Pain will grant you an extra card. You can combo this character with Wild Pyromancer amongst other card-drawing tools.
– Dragonfire Potion affects both sides of the board! If you have minions that will die to this AOE damage effect, make sure you make good use of them before casting it. The same warning applies to Lightbomb.
– When Gadgetzan Auctioneer is out on the board, any spells you cast will draw an extra card for your hand.
– There are no duplicates in this deck, which means that you are guaranteed to get the huge healing effect of Reno Jackson when he’s played.
– The big combo in this deck is between Shadowreaper Anduin and Raza the Chained. The former gives you a new damage-dealing Hero Power that’s refreshed whenever you play a card. The latter reduces the cost of that Hero Power to 1.