Weekly Legends: One-of Paladin
Look at that list. Now look back to me. Now back to the list. Notice anything strange? How about TWENTY EIGHT individual cards! Reno Jackson is an incredibly powerful card that has greatly altered the way people build control (or in this case midrange) decks. His ability is more than enough to build around. While not every class has the tools to stretch out a “one of” deck, Midrange Paladin has more than enough cards. I was looking forward to writing about the first legend Reno deck that I came across, and this one fits the bill perfectly.
Playing a deck like this is a very interesting experience. Unlike many normal decks, you have to value each card very, very highly. Always know when you play a card that is the only time you are going to be able to play it. While you may want to use a Big Game Hunter or Aldor Peacekeeper at a certain time, you always need to think about each play before you do. For instance, Peacekeeping a Sludge Belcher might give you tempo and board control, but you need to think about if you’re gonna need that keeper for something in the game. If the answer is yes you want to try and look for other ways to get rid of their five drop. The exact same situation comes up a lot with Equality, which you almost always need to save for Ysera or some threat that your other removal cannot touch. I have blown a game or two by using cards on the wrong targets.