Hearthstone: Warlock Control (Budget)

Geek Generation here. If you’ve been playing against Warlock decks, they’ve probably come in the form of aggro decks, running kobolds that range from cheap to legendary. What they do is to push for damage with quick beats and refill their hand (and board) with the Warlock’s card drawing ability. Compared to Hunter, what it lacks in Starving Buzzard, it makes up for in the Warlock’s card draw.

Speaking of Hunter, Unleash the Hounds is a truly amazing card after the change. You can easily swing for six damage with only three mana.

Anyway, like all budget decks, it’ll probably bring you up to the rank of Novice Engineer and Sorcerer’s Apprentice and no further. Which makes me wonder, all these decks that are filled with rares and wonderful legendaries, are they no stronger than my budget decks : D Why are they still playing against me at Sorcerer’s Apprentice rank?

2 x Soulfire
2 x Mortal Coil
2 x Drain Life
2 x Shadow Bolt
2 x Hellfire

2 x Voidwalker
2 x Frostwolf Grunt
2 x Harvest Golem
2 x Ironfur Grizzly
2 x Sen’jin Shieldmasta
2 x Spellbreaker
2 x Booty Bay Bodyguard
2 x Darkscale Healer
2 x Dread Infernal
2 x Lord of the Arena

The idea of the deck is simple. Since every two health nets you a card, then the less your opponent’s creatures hit you, the more cards you can afford to draw. Which is why there are so many Taunt creatures in the deck. There are plenty of upgrades for the deck. Booty Bay Bodyguard is the least impressive of them all, and i would gladly swap them for Fen Creeper whenever i get any.

The severe weakness of this deck are Hunters and Mages. With mages, they simply wait for their tenth mana to Pyroblast for the win. With Hunters, they turn their decks into a form of control, playing their Hero ability every turn they can. With a Kill Command, they would have taken out half your life by the time you get to plopping Dread Infernal on the table. Warlock control, as it exists now, almost can never win against Hunters and Mages. The hero’s ability become such a big liability that it’s as good as not playing any hero.

Ta now. Geek Generation.

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Posted on 21 January, 2014, in CCG, Gaming, Hearthstone and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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