Handlock is one of the Classic Hearthstone archetypes. Synergies between Warlock’s Hero Power and cards like Twilight Drake and Mountain Giant (as well as Molten Giant at the time) were quickly discovered and abused. The deck wasn’t viable for a long time, especially since Witchwood’s Even Warlock (with Genn Greymane) was simply a better options. However, now that Baku & Genn were forced into Hall of Fame early, Handlock is gaining traction again.

The deck’s basic game plan revolves around Life Tap. You want to abuse a big hand size, making your minions cheaper or more powerful. Depending on the build, you might also utilize “Can’t attack” minions (Ancient Watcher, Arcane Watcher) by Taunting or Silencing them, or you might run cards like Plot Twist that let you reshuffle big hand while potentially giving you more advantages (e.g. heal from Aranasi Broodmother). There is no one “Handlock” list, and for now players are trying a variety of different approaches, but so far some of them look quite promising.

Latest Handlock Deck Lists

Deck Class Arcane Dust Updated Score

Handlock – #9 Legend (Viper) – Galakrond’s Awakening

Format: dragon - Season: season-72 - Player: Viper
warlock 12,480 3 weeks ago 24

Handlock – Legend (Butterkase) – Galakrond’s Awakening

Format: dragon - Season: season-71 - Player: Stonekeep
warlock 13,320 2 months ago 12

Handlock – #47 Legend (Butterkase) – Galakrond’s W1

Format: dragon - Season: season-70 - Player: Stonekeep
warlock 12,840 2 months ago 22

Handlock – #5 Legend (beekeeper) – Descent 2nd Nerf

Format: dragon - Season: season-70 - Player: Stonekeep
warlock 11,520 3 months ago 8

Handlock – #77 Legend (Viper) – Descent 2nd Nerf

Format: dragon - Season: season-70 - Player: Viper
warlock 14,080 3 months ago 7

Handlock – #13 Legend (Garrett) – Descent Post-Nerf

Format: dragon - Season: season-70 - Player: Stonekeep
warlock 11,640 3 months ago 0

Handlock – Legend (Viper) – Descent Post-Nerf

Format: dragon - Season: season-70 - Player: Viper
warlock 14,140 3 months ago 9

Handlock – Early #20 Legend (Monsanto) – Descent Post-Nerf

Format: dragon - Season: season-70 - Player: Monsanto
warlock 11,520 3 months ago 15

Handlock – #49 Legend (bloodyface) – Descent Post-Nerf

Format: dragon - Season: season-69 - Player: Bloodyface
warlock 13,940 3 months ago 5

Dragon Handlock – #3 Legend (ProBeater) – Descent Post-Nerf

Format: dragon - Season: season-69 - Player: Stonekeep
warlock 14,180 3 months ago 15
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