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 – Rise of Shadows – Thijs

Format: Dragon - Season: 61 - Player: Thijsnl
warlock 9,520 10 months ago 53

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

Format: Dragon - Season: 69 - Player: Alutemu
warlock 11,140 1 month ago 39

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

Format: Dragon - Season: 69 - Player: Stonekeep
warlock 14,360 1 month ago 35

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

Format: Dragon - Season: 69 - Player: NoHandsGamer
warlock 12,040 1 month ago 29

Galakrond Handlock – #14 Legend (Ghost) – Descent

Format: Dragon - Season: 69 - Player: Ghost
warlock 15,040 1 month ago 20

Handlock – Rise of Shadows – Alliestrasza

Format: Dragon - Season: 61 - Player: Alliestrasza
warlock 7,420 10 months ago 18

Lackey Handlock – Saviors of Uldum – #7 Legend (XWhyZ)

Format: Dragon - Season: 65 - Player: Stonekeep
warlock 11,000 5 months ago 17

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

Format: Dragon - Season: 70 - Player: Monsanto
warlock 11,520 3 weeks ago 14

Handlock – Rise of Shadows – BoarControl

Format: Dragon - Season: 61 - Player: BoarControl
warlock 7,200 10 months ago 14

Malygos Handlock – Muzzy – Descent Post-Nerf

Format: Dragon - Season: 69 - Player: Muzzy
warlock 15,560 1 month ago 14
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