Destruction and Affliction Warlock Spell Animations - Battle for Azeroth
Continuing our preview of new Warlock visuals in Battle for Azeroth, today we have a look at the early spell animations for Affliction and Destruction Warlocks.
Warlock Tier 21 and PvP Armor - Grim Inquisitor's Regalia
Today we are previewing the Warlock Tier 21 set from
, and recolored sets from Legion Season 5 PvP. Keep track of all the Tier 21 armor sets and their bonuses on our
Tier 21 armor overview
Warlock Class Mount and Quests - Netherlord's Dreadsteed
Today we are taking a look at the 7.2 Warlock class mount
, which has throwbacks to the
questline, similar to how the
As this post covers unreleased content, general spoiler warning if you don't want to read about 7.2 quest and lore.
Warlock Tier 20 Armor Set Models
Patch 7.2 introduces the Tomb of Sargeras raid which drops Tier 20 armor sets, heavily inspired by Tier 6 sets from
. In this post we're previewing the Tier 20 Warlock set, based on .
Legion World Quests Quick Overview, Warlock and Druid Order Hall Updates, Bejeweled Jewelcrafting Toy
This Legion build added endgame world quests with a variety of rewards as well as visual improvements to several Order Halls--Druid and Warlock.
Warlock Order Hall Preview and Artifact Transmog Recommendations
With the Legion alpha temporarily down, we’re taking a look at Order Halls and Artifact Weapons over the holidays. If you want to learn about mechanics changes for your class, please check out our
Legion Warlock Changes Overview
Going Back to the Zoo: The Rise of Demon Zoo Lock
The Zoo Lock has been around in Hearthstone for quite some time now and has had many iterations and its share of ups and downs. Zoo has been the undisputed king of the ladder and has also completely disappeared for long stretches of time. Players like Xixo have proved that Zoo Lock has a ton of potential as he has used it several times to reach Legend first in multiple seasons and has found success in tournaments with the deck as well. Trump used a free-to-play version of the deck to reach Legend without spending a dime proving that there are ways to make the deck work with limited resources. Of course, Reynad is often credited with popularizing the deck and introducing cards like Doomguards and, at one point, even Shieldbearer to the mix. Needless to say the deck has seen some action (unlike poor ol' Goldshire Footman) and has changed more than any other archetype in the game. That trend continues with the emergence of the Demon Zoo Lock after the addition of one key card from Black Rock Mountain.
Let's take a look at the deck and break down each card's place in the deck and then we'll discuss some important combos and possible replacements as well as general game strategy.
The Angry Chicken #61: Or Else it Gets the Fel Cannon Again...
This week the Angry Chicken crew talks about the
Hearthstone pack price increase for certain iPad users
, the latest new members to Team Archon and their team house, Hearthstone's GDC Award nominations, and they review the
new Goblins vs Gnomes Warlock cards
! Also check out the
Midrange Warlock Deck
Midrange Paladin Deck
articles from Garrett and Dills.
Continue Reading for more show details!
Warlock Goes Midrange
Since I first read what did in early beta, I was drawn to Warlock. Like many others I have spent a lot of time in Hearthstone inciting fury with Zoolock, and balancing on the edge of being killed playing Handlock. Lately however, I have been getting burnt out on these two archetypes. Goblins VS Gnomes was supposed to usher in a massive change in the way we play Hearthstone, yet these two ways of playing Warlock haven’t shown any sign of retirement. But maybe the change in Warlock just has not been discovered yet. This is why I paid a little more attention to a deck that made it to the top of the Hearthstone subreddit than I usually would have.
The Midrange Warlock. Redditor
posted this deck, and I am in love. The first Warlock deck I gravitated towards in the Hearthstone beta was the buff-lock that was very popular in early tournaments. For those who may have missed beta if a minion gave another minions any stats, they were played. , , and were considered required minions in most decks and they were the backbone of this variation of Warlock (and were all nerfed as a result). While this midrange Warlock deck only has the Dark Iron in it, it seems to have captured the feel of ye olde BetaLock.
Continue Reading for more deck strategy!
Leeroy? Handlock Don't Need No Stinking Leeroy
September 22nd marks the end of an era. The era of at least still having chicken. The era of time being up so just doing it. The era of 5 mana filling up the hand of a Hunter because somehow it's balanced. The era of certain card emotes leading to insta-concedes. At least it seems that way as I write this. Most people believe, and I agree, that the nerfs to Hunter and Leeroy will likely kill Hunter's dominance on the ladder and lead to a meta with much less burst potential and I for one welcome our new Handlock overlords. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention in all that the return of the Handlock!
These nerfs do a lot to help Handlock become incredibly powerful on the ladder again but we also have some great Naxx cards that can be added as well. The reason Handlock was a liability when Hunter was so prevalent is the combination of Hunter burn spells and hero power as well as the ease of taunt removal with Hunter's Mark. The idea behind Handlock is to fill your hand up at the expense of life and then use the large hand and low life to enable cheap giants. This deck was not viable when Mage was popular and wasn't viable against Hunter either. Now with Hunter likely going the way of the dodo, unless Mage comes back, Handlock will crush a lot of the minion based decks that are left.
Continue Reading for a full list, card explanations and more!
Warlock Green Fire Preview
The much-anticipated Green Fire questline for
s is now testable on the 5.2 PTR. We've got a walkthrough of the quest series, transcriptions of lore events, a video of the final boss, and most importantly...the green fire!
Green Fire Spell Effects Video
completed the challenging quest series yesterday and made a video of all the transformed abilities!
The following abilities can be colored green with
. Speaking to Jubeka in Shadowmoon Valley can restore these spells to their normal color.
5.1 Epic Warlock Questline, LFR Open and Elegon Hotfixes
We've got some details to share with you about an epic
-only quest chain datamined on the PTR, but first, some raid info!
The second half of
opens today on US servers. Here's some key facts to remember:
It requires ilvl 460 to queue up for both parts of the zone. All six LFR bosses have ilvl 476 loot.
The first LFR run for each segment rewards 0
. So by running both segments of LFR once, you could earn 0
per week. Rerunning a segment of LFR grants 5
You can run the same LFR multiple times per week and use
LFR segments for
won't be out until November--and they'll have a staggered release.
Check out our
to learn about the new gear, boss mechanics, and armor models.
In addition, Heroic
got some hotfixes:
This week will see some changes coming to the
encounter in Heroic mode
. The Discharge effect that o
Mists of Pandaria: Warlock Class Preview
We continue our Mists of Pandaria class previews with a look at
s today. Warlocks were not the most popular class in Cataclysm and Blizzard has made a ton of changes--from abilities to awesome new spell graphics--to entice players back. We have armor previews of PvE and PvP gear, summarizes of the new ability resources for each spec, a look at the new warlock pets, and screenshots of new spell effects. And be sure to check out our updated
which displays all specialization abilities and glyph choices!