Demonlock

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A bond forged of blood and shadows.

Demon Warlock (or Demonlock) may refer to both any warlock deck that utilizes demon synergies, or the specific control warlock deck described in this article, which utilizes high-power demons, defensive early-game cards and removal, and Bloodreaver Gul'dan to create a huge tempo swing late game, followed by constant minion value and Siphon Life to wear down the opponent.

While demon synergy has existed since the beginning of the game, its lack of deck-defining cards and dubious identity has not made any deck built solely around them viable deck for most of Hearthstone's lifetime. After Curse of Naxxramas and prior to the first Standard rotation demon variants of Zoolock and Handlock were quite popular, thanks to Voidcaller, but both had primary win conditions other than it. Demonlock got notable synergies next time in Mean Streets of Gadgetzan with Krul the Unshackled, but it was not enough to make the deck widely popular. Decks with demons as primary win condition only became competitively viable with the addition of Bloodreaver Gul'dan in Knights of the Frozen Throne, as demons were given a win condition powerful enough. In the following expansion Kobolds and Catacombs, Demonlock was also given high power level cards, including Voidlord for its extremely high value, Skull of the Man'ari and Possessed Lackey for pulling high-cost demons, and general early to mid-game control cards like Lesser Amethyst Spellstone.

Common cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards were usually in the deck when played in the Kobolds and Catacombs meta.

Core cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:

Kobold Librarian(76926).png
Mortal Coil(43).png
Bloodmage Thalnos(525).png
Defile(62840).png
Hellfire(122).png
Lesser Amethyst Spellstone(76924).png
Skull of the Man'ari(76930).png
Possessed Lackey(76948).png
Siphon Soul(573).png
Twisting Nether(398).png
Voidlord(76913).png
Bloodreaver Gul'dan(62934).png

Cubelock[edit | edit source]

This variation of the deck focuses on comboing with Doomguard and Carnivorous Cube.

Dark Pact(76977).png
Prince Taldaram(61816).png
Spiritsinger Umbra(55522).png
Carnivorous Cube(73325).png
Doomguard(507).png
Faceless Manipulator(450).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:

Dark Possession(89473).png
Doomsayer(467).png
Plated Beetle(76995).png
Tainted Zealot(62951).png
Vulgar Homunculus(76925).png
Gnomeferatu(62852).png
Drain Soul(62928).png
Demonic Project(89825).png
Curse of Weakness(89434).png
Stonehill Defender(55529).png
Tar Creeper(55456).png
Hooked Reaver(77010).png
Despicable Dreadlord(62903).png
Dread Infernal(36).png
Rin, the First Disciple(73326).png
Lord Godfrey(89359).png
Master Oakheart(76983).png
Mountain Giant(264).png

Wild cards[edit | edit source]

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Zombie Chow(683).png
Mistress of Mixtures(49646).png
Bloodfury Potion(49698).png
Demonwrath(14463).png
Voidcaller(7733).png
Antique Healbot(12227).png
Sludge Belcher(7749).png
Demonheart(12237).png
Sylvanas Windrunner(33).png
Abyssal Enforcer(49691).png
Mal'Ganis(12294).png
N'Zoth, the Corruptor(33134).png