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.

Warlock lost most of its control cards in the Year of the Dragon, turning Demonlock into a Wild-only deck.

Common cards[edit | edit source]

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

The following cards are usually in the deck.

Core cards[edit | edit source]

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

Kobold Librarian(76926).png
Dark Pact(76977).png
Mortal Coil(43).png
Bloodmage Thalnos(525).png
Defile(62840).png
Voidcaller(7733).png
Hellfire(122).png
Lesser Amethyst Spellstone(76924).png
Doomguard(507).png
Carnivorous Cube(73325).png
Skull of the Man'ari(76930).png
Possessed Lackey(76948).png
Sylvanas Windrunner(33).png
Siphon Soul(573).png
Lord Godfrey(89359).png
Twisting Nether(398).png
Voidlord(76913).png
Mal'Ganis(12294).png
Bloodreaver Gul'dan(62934).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

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

Zombie Chow(683).png
Mistress of Mixtures(49646).png
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
Demonwrath(14463).png
Hooked Reaver(77010).png
Spiritsinger Umbra(55522).png
Faceless Manipulator(450).png
Sludge Belcher(7749).png
Antique Healbot(12227).png
Despicable Dreadlord(62903).png
Demonheart(12237).png
Dread Infernal(36).png
Rin, the First Disciple(73326).png
Abyssal Enforcer(49691).png
Master Oakheart(76983).png
Mountain Giant(264).png
N'Zoth, the Corruptor(33134).png