Handlock is alive. Playing high ranks with 55%+ win rate. #PraiseHandlock
How to play Handlock?
We have good big minions, we have strong spells and we have Lord Jaraxxus.
All these things are our Win Conditions.
Playing versus Aggro Decks:
Remove all threats carefully. Don't use your mass removals on the weak board. But count opponent's damage.
We need to make Big Taunts with Faceless Shambler + Twilight Drake, Mountain Giant and Kabal Trafficker.
Also you have good combos with small minion and Power Overwhelming to make great Faceless Shambler.
There are a lot of useful cards in this deck.
Mistress of Mixtures, Mortal Coil, Dark Peddler, Imp Gang Boss, Shadow Bolt, Twilight Drake and Sergeant Sally.
Demonwrath vs Warriors.
Hellfire vs Shamans.
Playing versus Control Decks:
We have 2 main win conditions:
1. Play all our Big Boys - because Control decks have no all answers for them.
2. Lord Jaraxxus.
I advice you to play in such matchups as you common Reno Warlock with one copy of card and Reno Jackson. But NO! :)
You have to know how your opponent can remove your Big Daddies.
Mages: Fireball and Polymorph. All other are random.
Druids: one copy of Mulch.
Paladins: play around Equality
Priests: Shadow Word: Death and Dragonfire Potion. If Reno - one copy of Entomb.
Warriors: Shield Slam, Execute and Brawl.
Warlocks: Blastcrystal Potion, Siphon Soul, Shadowflame and Twisting Nether.
If you know it and count what he still has - you will win.
Tips and Combos.
Our main Combo is Sergeant Sally + Power Overwhelming. We have 2 copies of PO in the deck and can discover 2 more from Dark Peddler.
Minion + Power Overwhelming + Faceless Shambler will give you big Taunt and he will not dead in the end of the turn.
Try to play Lord Jaraxxus on empty board or on the board with your Taunts.
Count possible damage before playing Lord.
Are you ready to play Handlock? :)