Scalise’s Sessions: Reno Mage

Mage Decks February 8, 2017 1 16

According to statistics, if you’re into that sort of thing, Reno Mage has one of the best win rates around. However, what I find the most off about that stat is that it seems like almost nobody plays it. Sure, you get a bunch of people who hit Legend with it each month, but I don’t really encounter the deck on ladder. In fact, it is one of my least faced matchups. As a result, I wanted to bring it out of the shadows and into the light. Reno Mage is one of those extremely powerful, hard-to-play decks that can give you a difficult time if you don’t know how to pace a game and use removal. However, if you understand how to take things slow and pace yourself it can be one of the most rewarding (and fun) decks in the game.

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    Thanks. And yeah, I saw and edited that.
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    Yeah. Aggro destroys this deck, which is why I waited until after the nerfs to cover it. Reno Mage should be (and has been in my experience) quite favorable as long as you keep your deathrattles intact and consistently push damage.
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    Thanks! If I'm going to do it it's gonna have to be this month. So maybe.
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    I would strongly suggest getting Sylvanas out of all of those. She doesn't create a deck in the same way, but she's one of the strongest legendaries ever made and will be in Standard forever so she never goes down in value.
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    12/07/2016
    Thanks! And no, he's just in that section, haha. It's not about him.
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    12/06/2016
    Thanks! So, to understand Patches you have to understand what makes an aggro deck so good. Basically, all that matters is winning the early game and getting bodies on the board. Patches does both of those for literally no cost at all. Imagine the card as saying "start the game with a 1/1 on the board". That is insanely good. It is also a pirate, helping things like Bloodsail Cultist, and thins out your deck and gives you chances to draw more relevant cards. If you really like Pirate Warrior I would consider getting it, but Aya is also good across three classes so there's that as well.
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    Well, that was an early version of it. I plan to do a full guide on a more updated version in the next couple works. Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoy my work, means a lot.
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    Thanks! Will fix. Also, Ysera was a tricky one to place but it's been so long since she was used.
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    Haha, I can guess what those are. I do not consider Rag a finisher. He's a very strong end-game tool, but he wasn't the way decks would win games. Usually just one minion in a sea of minions
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    Thanks! And yeah, but in the end it really is not something that is game breaking. Solid, but not good enough to see my list.
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