Basic Warlock

Basic WarlockBasic Warlock

Welcome to the basic Warlock deck list, which is part of our basic deck series for our Hearthstone Beginner Guide. Warlock has the best hero power in the game so make sure to abuse it to get your strong late game cards.

Class Cards Explanation

Mortal Coil is a +1 when you kill a minion with it so make sure to use it to kill a minion.

Voidwalker is a very solid card because he has really good stats for a 1 drop and he can also serve to protect some of your important cards.

Shadow Bolt is mostly use to trade

Hellfire is a board clear that also hurts your cards.

Dread Infernal a solid 6 drop with a small board clear. This card also serve as your late game.

Neutral Cards Explanation

Elven Archer doesn’t have the best stats but is really good to kill off a minion that still have 1 health. It can get you out of weird situation.

Acidic Swamp Ooze is the best 2 drop in the basic card set. Not only does it have the ideal stats of a 2 drop, but it also has an additional effect of destroying your opponent weapon.

Bloodfen Raptor is just a vanilla 3/2, to be use in the early game.

Ironfur Grizzle a solid 3 drop, with an additional taunt attached to it. Its main purpose here is just to help fill up the 3 drop section.

Razorfen Hunter is used to help fill up the 3 drop section. When played, it also summon an addition 1/1 minion, so in total, Razorfen Hunter stats comes out to be a total of 3/4 across the two minion.

Shattered Sun Cleric is arguably the best 3 drop in the basic card set. Its base stats is a little underwhelming, due to its nerf, but is still worth running due to its buffing effecting. Giving another minion +1/+1, we can evaluate this card as having a stats total of 4/3 across itself and the buffed minion.

Chillwind Yeti has an incredible base stats and is arguably the best 4 drop in the basic card set, enough said. Chillwind Yeti is an auto include in every basic deck.

Sen’jin Shieldmasta is the best taunt minion in the basic card set, due to his high health and ability to be played on turn 4, makes him very difficult to be removed through the use of minions. In other words, Sen’jin Shieldmasta will usually cause unfavorable trade for your opponent, especially if you are already ahead on the board.

Darkscale Healer stats is a little underwhelming as a 5 drop, but can potentially generate a lot of value by healing your already weakened minion. 

Frostwolf Warlord is decent if casted as a 5/5. However, if Frostwolf Warlord stats can become at least a 6/6 especially if played on turn 5, can make him a minion to be reckoned with. Also, Frostwolf can punish your opponent for not dealing with your minion.

Boulderfist Ogre much like Chillwind Yeti, has an incredible base stats, making him arguably the best 6 drop in the basic card set.

Mulligan Explanation

This mulligan guide is to help you get started in learning how to form the perfect starting hand. For starter, especially with our basic deck series, focus on mulliganing for your early game. For example, looking for a turn 2 play is important to establish an early board. Then try looking for a 3 drop next. So ideally, you want a to be able to play a 2, 3, 4 drop on each of those respected turn.