Reno Jackson has inspired quite a few experimental decks, but the one that has stuck the longest has been Renolock. The deck has many similarities with Handlock, but is able to only require one of each card, where some Reno decks run a few doubles. You’ll also find quite a few variants of this deck, with so many spots available for cards it can be hard to nail down a standard list. Some decks run double Molten Giant, and others will even run double Dreadsteed!
Renolock Deck List Update – April 2016 (Season 25)
Renolock Mulligan Guide and Strategy
You’re looking for your early drops right away: Zombie Chow, Dark Peddler, and Imp Gang Boss. Darkbomb is strong against decks with Knife Juggler or Darnassus Aspirant (less popular right now). Demonwrath, Mind Control Tech, and Mortal Coil can be kept against aggressive decks.
Renolock Tech Cards
Renolock can run just about any tech card you can imagine (except for Hemet Nesingwary). One popular version of Renolock is more combo-centric and uses Leeroy Jenkins, Faceless Manipulator, Emperor Thaurissan, and Power Overwhelming to destroy their opponent in one turn. Other versions have recently gone more Demon based, StrifeCro has done this with his Season 22 version of the deck.
Renolock Card Substitutions (Replacements)
Renolock is a difficult deck to replace cards in, because it literally contains most of the best cards from both Warlock and Neutral. So I will recommend the following solid cards that can generally just fill a spot in the deck (likely a legendary) where you might be missing a card: Azure Drake, Brann Bronzebeard, Voidcaller, Harrison Jones, Loatheb, Kel'Thuzad, Nefarian, Piloted Sky Golem, and Cairne Bloodhoof.
Renolock Combos and Synergies
A bit of a lesser known combination is Mal'Ganis and Imp-losion. The Imps you get are actually Demons, so they get the +2/+2 buff which could come in handy if you’re looking for some extra burst damage. This aspect of Mal’Ganis sometimes seems to be the one that’s forgotten.