Renounce Council

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This deck is 10 classes in 1, and is very fun to play.  It is based around Renounce Darkness and Shadow Council.  It is not supposed to be competitive, however some inclusions make it more competitive than it seems.


Mulligan for Renounce Darkness and Shadow Council, if you have one of those in your hand then try to get The Soularium and Imprisoned Scrap Imp.  The interesting part of this deck is having to make up strategies on the go based on what cards you get, yet you can still win due to the buffs and/or cost reductions on your cards.

This deck contains a lot of low cost board clears and removal to help you survive until you can play one of the 2 main cards.  If you are not under a lot of pressure, then try to play Imprisoned Scrap Imp one turn and then either Renounce Darkness or Shadow Council next turn.  Also, a great combo is to play The Soularium the turn you are playing one of those cards as the transformed cards will not be discarded.

 

Remember that if you play Shadow Council first and did not have both copies of Renounce Darkness in your hand you can always play it later.  Another fun card you can play to change your deck is Arch-Villain Rafaam.

 

An interesting thing is that since there are so many wild cards, after you Renounce there is a high chance your deck will have no duplicates, or that after a few draws your no duplicate cards will be active.  This is why this deck includes Reno Jackson, Zephrys the Great, and Dragonqueen Alexstrasza.  They are neutral and are not changed by Renounce Darkness.

 

These cards have made the deck much more competitive, and Shadow Council has made the deck much more consistent as well.  So overall, this is one of my favorite decks that I try to update each expansion and I think that the new expansion made this deck much better.

 

Finally, this deck also includes Yogg.  It is a fun card and can save you in tough situations but can be replaced.  All warlock cards except the 2 main ones can be replaced for other warlock cards, but try to make them low cost.

 

If you have any questions or comments please post below, hope you enjoy this deck.

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  • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 840 443 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Portrait: Gul’dan

    Cardback: The Magic of Dalaran

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  • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 840 443 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    update: yes

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  • DrZing's Avatar 10 1 Posts Joined 05/02/2021
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I crafted 2 golden Renounce Darkness's back in the day and it's my favorite card by a mile, the complete opposite of mindlessly playing a meta deck. Big surprise factor and amazing for the amount of positive friend requests it generates. But honestly the decks never been that good and were too dependent on the mulligan.

    This deck has a lot of cards I hadn't considered including, and is so much better than what I had before, even if you are super unlucky. I was at 5hp with both RD's and 1 Council at the bottom of the deck. Drew Soularium, it drew a Renounce and I would have been able to play Reno. Unfortunately it also drew the one bomb in my deck, but I still felt good about it. :)

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    • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 840 443 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
      Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

      Glad to see another renounce player! It’s my favorite epic card as well. 

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  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 11 months, 1 week ago

    This deck is a criminal amount of fun to play AND low-key competitive at lower ranks? Heck yes it is! I love watching my opponent hover over my cards and start emoting when they realise it's a renounce deck with functional highlander cards XD Praise be to Yogg-saron!

    Thanks a bunch for this one @Swizard!

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    • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 840 443 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
      Posted 11 months, 1 week ago

      I'm glad you like it!  Renounce Warlock is one of my top 3 favorite decks of all time and it will keep getting better for each expansion.  Now that all classes have more possible cards the chance of having active highlander cards after renouncing will increase.  Especially for demon hunter the number of cards is a lot higher than with just 2 expansions and the chance of having no duplicates will increase.

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  • Pezman's Avatar Academy Adventurer 1715 1564 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

    If we run Kazakus, does Renounce Darkness transform it as a "warlock" card, or does it count as neutral? My guess is it gets transformed.

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    • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 840 443 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
      Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

      Yes, it's transformed.  I tried it and the way to do it is with Expired Merchant which is amazing when it works but not very consistent.

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  • sleepsort's Avatar Magma Rager 120 13 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

    Some swaps I'm personally using to replace demon synergy:

     

     

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    • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 840 443 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
      Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

      You could try life tapping more in the beginning and having a large hand size which you usually try to get anyway for Renounce Darkness to get Dark Skies to work better.  It's usually an amazing board clear and is in most competitive warlock decks.

       

      Imprisoned Scrap Imp isn't really there for any synergy, you usually use it before one of the two cards to make all your transformed cards buffed

       

      I agree with a lot of the other changes, I will at least try some of them out, especially Gnomeferatu for Kanrethad Ebonlocke.

       

      Thanks for giving your thoughts on this deck!  

       

      It's definitely one of the few decks that you enjoy playing even if you lose as you never know what can happen, or what crazy synergy you can get.

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  • sleepsort's Avatar Magma Rager 120 13 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

    Very fun deck! Currently won me games from bronze 5 to Platinum 10. Every game is so unique, that even loss comes with laughter : )

    The highlander cards especially Reno Jackson & Zephrys the Great are mind-blowing! I really appreciate the idea to include those "controlish" cards with the risk of randomness. Most of time their usefulness comes from later game, when the deck is likely to have non-duplicates. If not, it is always a bonus surprise to find the card frame turn from green to orange.

    Crafted Kanrethad Ebonlocke for a try but didn't find it as useful though. Maybe because I'm not very comfortable to cast Shadow Council when highlander cards are at hand, so rarely utilize the demon synergies.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 840 443 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
      Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

      I think it's fine to cast Shadow Council if you have a full hand or at least close to a full hand as the tempo from all the buffed demons will outweigh the gain you get from the highlander cards in most cases, although it depends on the situation, if you have low health and really need Reno then it may be better to try to get to Renounce.

       

      Kanrethad Ebonlocke is really good in Discard Warlock and some Reno Warlocks.

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