Hello everybody, Geek Generation here.
I’ve been playing a little more with my Warlock Deathrattle deck and did kind of like it. I do get a number of wins from it, partly because it’s not the usual Warlock stereotype of zoo or handlock; sometimes some opponents simply have no clue what to expect from the deck.
First of all, i should mention that i like the deck so much that i’m changing the name. Warlock Deathrattle sounds kind of mundane and uninteresting. I’m calling the deck Voidrattler. Why am i using Voidcaller for the deck’s name? It’s because Voidcaller has so much win written into the card that i always keep it in the starting hand whenever i see it.
The thing i didn’t like about the previous iteration was the Loot Hoarders. Against nearly half of the classes out there, the only thing Loot Hoarders ever did for me was to draw a card. And sometimes they simply die to collateral damage and don’t even cost the opponent’s 2-mana hero power.
So i swapped them out, and here’s the new deck list.
2 x Soulfire
2 x Mortal Coil
2 x Power Overwhelming
1 x Sense Demons
2 x Hellfire
2 x Undertaker
2 x Haunted Creeper
1 x Ironbeak Owl
1 x Mad Scientist
2 x Nerubian Egg
2 x Harvest Golem
2 x Defender of Argus
1 x Spellbreaker
2 x Voidcaller
2 x Doomguard
2 x Sludge Belcher
2 x Dread Infernal
Yep, you saw it right. Mad Scientist in a Warlock deck. It’s not any kind of deck tech. I’m just putting it in for LOLs. I wanted an Undertaker empowering, low cost Deathrattle that had more than 1 health. I chose Mad Scientist for lack of options and the LOLs. Imagine if i managed to play Mad Scientist on Warlock and win..
I had a quest that needed 2 wins on Warlock. Played 3 games and didn’t get to see Mad Scientist even once 😦 The only time i saw Sense Demons was when i needed a turn 5 Doomguard against a turn 5 Loatheb.
If you’re playing this deck, you should definitely swap Mad Scientist out, unless you like LOLs too. A second Sense Demons would be pretty neat. Turn 3 Sense Demons usually means some Voidcaller action. The only possible bad result from Sense Demons is to get double Doomguard. Getting a second Doomguard discarded is always disastrous.
One thing to note is that this deck is nowhere near as fast as Zoo Lock. So be mindful of having Soulfires in hand. Don’t keep these cards in hand too long or eventually you’ll draw into the other Soulfire or Doomguard. Be assured your opponent is keeping a count on how many more of these cards you still have. Any that gets discarded works in your opponent’s favor greatly.
Mulligan strategy is to throw away all Soulfire, Doomguard and Dread Infernal. Silences, Power Overwhelming, Hellfire and Sludge Belcher should also be mulliganed. Mortal Coil mulligan depends on the kind of deck you expect. Always keep them against Warlock, Paladin and Hunter.
And always keep Voidcallers and Mad Scientists, but that’s just me. Geek Generation out.