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Reno Jackson

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Reno Jackson
Reno Jackson(27228).png
Reno Jackson(27228) Gold.png
Set: The League of Explorers
Type: Minion
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 6
Attack: 4
Health: 6
Abilities: Battlecry, Restore Health
Tags: Deck-related, Health-related

Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, fully heal your hero.

Reno is a four-time winner of the 'Best Accessorized Explorer' award.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Reno Jackson is a legendary neutral minion card, from the League of Explorers set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Regular Reno Jackson is obtained by completing the Temple of Orsis, the first wing of The League of Explorers.

As a Wild format card, both regular and golden versions of Reno Jackson can also be crafted for the following amounts:

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Reno Jackson 1600 400
Golden Reno Jackson 3200 1600

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This minion's Battlecry checks the player's unused deck[1] and, if it contains no more than 1 copy of each card, it will heal the hero for an amount equal to their maximum Health.
  • A yellow border will highlight a Reno Jackson in your hand if playing him will successfully activate his Battlecry.
  • When used in combination with Auchenai Soulpriest or Embrace the Shadow, this minion's Battlecry will deal damage to the hero equal to their maximum Health, usually killing the hero.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The simplest way to ensure this minion's Battlecry activates is to put only 1 copy of each card in your deck. However, it is possible to add some duplicates, as long as the player is able to draw or discard them from the deck before playing Reno Jackson.

If the player chooses to use duplicates, the best kinds of decks for him would be a Control or Mill deck. Control Warriors or Priests, for example, would have the longevity to use Reno later, when his heal is more likely to go off due to having met his Battlecry condition. Similarly, a Mill Rogue or Druid can draw enough cards out of their deck to quickly guarantee the full heal, which is especially useful when added on top of Antique Healbot and Tree of Life.

Conversely, using Reno in an Aggro or Midrange deck is generally unwise. Should the game go long enough for an Aggro deck to need to be concerned with its Health, the likelihood is that the game is already lost. Similarly, using Reno in a Midrange deck is risky, due to the numerous duplicates needed for that playstyle. Unlike Aggro, one can come back from needing to be concerned with their Health, but Midrange decks generally do not have the same survivability to last long enough to draw all of their duplicates from their deck.

As a Mage, the player can use Ice Block to give themselves a safety net from dying before playing Reno, as well as getting the maximum benefit out of it, though this discourages the usual practice of having copies of several spells in the deck.

Without the Battlecry, this minion has very poor stats for its cost, but its 6 Health can still make it a useful defender in emergencies.

Reno can be countered by shuffling cards into your opponent's deck. The most effective card for this is Beneath the Grounds, which adds 3 Ambush! to the opponent's deck. Until they draw or discard at least 2 of these, they will be unable to benefit from Reno's Battlecry. Conversely, players should be careful about adding multiple identical cards to their own deck through cards like Forgotten Torch and Ancient Shade. Gang Up is highly inadvisable in a deck running Reno Jackson, while Entomb can be problematic.

The general effect of Reno's Battlecry is to restore the hero to full Health. However, as with all healing effects, be aware that activating this minion's Battlecry with an Auchenai Soulpriest on your board will result in your hero suffering damage equal to their maximum Health.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
We're gonna be rich!
Attack
How much?
Death
No no no no! Aah!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Reno Jackson is original to Hearthstone.

World-renowned archaeologist, explorer, and treasure hunter... or so he says.
His membership in the League of Explorers is currently on probation. Just make sure that all artifacts you collect with Reno are properly accounted for upon your return.[2]

Impulsive and hard to control, Reno is the player's escort in the first wing of the The League of Explorers, the Temple of Orsis. For his role in the adventure, see The League of Explorers.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Reno Jackson was the first card to have an effect dependent on having no duplicate cards in the player's deck, and introduced the concept of no-duplicate decks to Hearthstone. After the success of the card, other deck-related cards were added in later releases, the first coming just over a year later with Mean Streets of Gadgetzan.
  • Reno Jackson is also depicted on Forgotten Torch and Roaring Torch.[3]
  • Reno Jackson makes an appearance in the cinematic trailer for One Night in Karazhan, where he can be seen relaxing in a hot tub along with Sir Finley Mrrgglton and a cow. He is also wearing a golden medallion resembling the head of the Golden Monkey.

Voice[edit | edit source]

Travis Willingham[4]

Artist[edit | edit source]

Tyson Murphy

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Reno Jackson, full art
Reno Jackson promo.jpg
Reno reclining in the mana font hot tub with Sir Finley in the One Night in Karazhan trailer
Reno and Finley One Night in Karazhan2.jpg
"When artists say they start with a rough sketch...... They mean it...." - Tyson Murphy

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Mean Streets of Gadgetzan logo.png Patch 7.0.0.15590 (2016-11-29): Text changed from "Battlecry: If your deck contains no more than 1 of any card, fully heal your hero." to "Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, fully heal your hero."
  • Whispers of the Old Gods logo.png Patch 5.2.0.13619 (2016-07-12): Reno Jackson's Battlecry no longer produces its usual visual effect when played if the Battlecry itself does not activate. [Assumed patch]
  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch 4.2.0.12051 (2016-03-14): A yellow border will now highlight Reno Jackson if playing him will successfully activate his Battlecry.
  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch 4.0.0.10833 (2015-11-10): Added.

References[edit | edit source]