"You face Jaraxxus, Eredar Lord of the Burning Legion!" - Jaraxxus, Eredar Lord of the Burning Legion


Handlock is designed to tap on turns 2 and 3 then start deploying big stuff like Mountain Giant or Twilight Drake from turn 4 on. Against aggressive decks skipping your first 3 turns is too reckless. It's usually better to slow them down with cards like Darkbomb, Sunfury Protector, Ancient Watcher and mostly give up on ever playing those Mountain Giants. Warlock Hero Power and Lord Jaraxxus give this deck one of the strongest late games in Hearthstone. Hellfire and Shadowflame punish opponents who over-commit to the board. Molten Giant makes up for the weak early game against aggro. Emperor Thaurissan allows you to activate Jaraxxus's crazy strong Infernal Hero Power the same turn that you play him.


  • STRONG vs.
    • Patron Warrior, Zoo, Priest
  • WEAK vs.
    • Druid, Hunter



  • Remember to watch your health, they may have Force of Nature + Savage Roar Combo

  • Hunter's Mark can change the board completely, beware of those.

  • Attempt to mulligan for Hellfire if you suspect Mech Mages

  • Try not to overload your board after turn 6, Equality + Conscration combo can leave you boardless.

  • Try not to overextend your board with giants, lightbomb can wipe out your entire board.
  • Watch out for Sap

  • Watch out for Hex

  • Against other Handlocks, watch out for potential shadowflames, it can turn the board into your enemy's favour.

  • Watch their Armour, their Shield Slams provide easy removal for your giants.



  • Vs Aggro
    • Mortal Coil++, Darkbomb+++, Ancient Watcher++, Molten Giant++, Sunfury Protector+, Hellfire+
  • Vs Control
    • Mountain Giant+++, Twilight Drake+++
  • Specific Matchups...
    • vs. Warlock/Hunter: Ironbeak Owl
    • vs. Rogue/Warrior: Acidic Swamp Ooze
  • Do Not Keep...
    • -Shadowflame, -Defender of Argus, -Dr. Boom, -Lord Jaraxxus

Tech Cards

  • VS. Aggro:
    • Zombie Chow
  • VS. Control:
    • Ragnaros, Siphon Soul

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