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Lakkari Sacrifice Cataclysm Combo Warlock Deck

Last updated on Dec 08, 2017 at 01:03 by L0rinda 10 comments

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This version of Lakkari Sacrifice Warlock uses Cataclysm to discard six cards on Turn 4, and play Nether Portal on Turn 5. The other discard cards in the deck are there because they are powerful, and not to help complete the Quest. Multiple card draw cards are included to try to find Cataclysm as quickly as possible.

1. Card List

This deck costs 8,000 Arcane Dust and it is made up of the following cards.

Warlock Cards Neutral Cards

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2. Mana Curve

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11
6
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3. Strategy

The entire premise of the deck is to play Cataclysm and therefore Nether Portal as rapidly as possible. If Nether Portal is played early enough, the 3/2 Imps are still powerful enough to take over the board while the rest of the deck is aimed at stabilisation, and a little pressure.

3.1. Mulligan

This deck is all-in on getting Cataclysm as quickly as possible, and should therefore throw away everything except for the Quest in looking for it. Unlike some Quest decks in other classes, you still keep the Quest when playing against Aggro, as the completion of the Quest keeps the opponent under control.

3.2. Early-Game

If you have Cataclysm in hand, then the early-game revolves around making sure you have enough cards in hand to complete the Quest on the turn that you Cataclysm. Except against the most aggressive of decks, you should be able to calculate how much you need to Life Tap to be sure of the correct number of cards in hand. Your opponent will get one good turn to reload after the Cataclysm, before Nether Portal begins to take over the game.

In games where you do not have Cataclysm in hand, you will be aggressively playing your Deathrattle minions for card draw, and using your Life Tap to try to find it. The deck has a lot of Taunt for the opponent to chew through, and so the focus is on keeping your hand size up, while simultaneously fighting off the opposing threats. As soon as you get Cataclysm, you can remove all of the threats and proceed to take over the game.

3.3. Stabilising

On the turn after you play Cataclysm, your opponent will often put a new threat or two on the board. At this point, Nether Portal begins to equalise the situation, but it is important to know what to do next. The key to playing after you have the Portal in play is to remember that the Imps will be spawning every turn. This makes them an expendable resource with which to trade into opposing minions, as well as targets for Dark Pact. If you can get a big Taunt into play during this phase of the game, you will beat almost all minion-based decks.

3.4. Nether Portal

Nether Portal will usually end up filling the board with Imps, so there is no problem at all in using them inefficiently. Remember that the Portal occupies a spot on the board, so you will only be able to have six minions on the board at any one time.

4. Individual cards

4.1. Bloodreaver Gul'dan

Bloodreaver Gul'dan is usually the win condition in this deck. When it is played, it will bring back multiple 3/2 Imps, as well as any other Demons that it can squeeze onto the board. Alongside the armor gain and incredible new Hero Power, this will often put your Health total out of reach while challenging your opponent to deal with a very fast clock.

4.2. Clutchmother Zavas

The Clutchmother is not a focal point of this deck, it is a way of making sure that you have cards in hand after you play Cataclysm. Do not be afraid to play this as a 4/4 if required.

4.3. Malchezaar's Imp

If you can play Malchezaar's Imp and Cataclysm on the same turn, you will get an entire new hand to play with after the discards. This is a very strong play, and often worth delaying your Cataclysm a turn for to set up.

5. About the Author

L0rinda has extensive experience with Hearthstone. After starting out with Arena and becoming one of the most prominent streamers in that format, he moved over to Constructed and now primarily spends his time as a caster for Blizzard, Starladder, and Dreamhack.

6. ChangeLog

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  • 08 Dec. 2017: Guide Added. This version of Lakkari Sacrifice Quest Warlock revolves around using Cataclysm to complete the quest very early in the game.
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