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

Trump’s Un’Goro Handlock (April 2017, Season 37)

Format: Mammoth - Season: 37 - Player: Trump
warlock 7,000 3 years ago 131

Pavel’s Handlock – HCT EU Summer Playoffs 2017

Format: Mammoth - Season: 42 - Player: Pavel
warlock 5,160 2 years ago 56

Handlock – Rise of Shadows – Thijs

Format: Dragon - Season: 61 - Player: Thijsnl
warlock 9,520 11 months ago 53

wtyBill’s 12 Win Handlock (Heroic Tavern Brawl, November 2016)

Format: Kraken - Season: 32 - Player: WtyBill
warlock 10,140 3 years ago 53

Galakrond Handlock – #5 Legend (Alutemu) – Descent of Dragons

Format: Dragon - Season: 69 - Player: Alutemu
warlock 11,140 3 months ago 42

wtybill’s Un’Goro Handlock – #20 Legend (April 2017, Season 37)

Format: Mammoth - Season: 37 - Player: WtyBill
warlock 6,100 3 years ago 38

Dragon Handlock – #34 Legend (Johnnybambou) – Descent of Dragons

Format: Dragon - Season: 69 - Player: Stonekeep
warlock 14,360 3 months ago 35

Galakrond Handlock – #18 Legend (NoHandsGamer) – Descent Post-Nerf

Format: Dragon - Season: 69 - Player: NoHandsGamer
warlock 12,040 2 months ago 30

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

Format: Dragon - Season: 70 - Player: Stonekeep
warlock 12,840 1 month ago 23

Thijs’ Handlock (August 2016, Season 29)

Format: Kraken - Season: 29 - Player: Thijsnl
warlock 11,740 4 years ago 21
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