Warlock Strain Review

Witches and warlocks were once greatly persecuted, with the mere suspicion of being one a reason for severe punishment and even death.

And though it sounds like make believe these were things that happened to real people, just look at the Salem Witch Trials.

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Luckily for us however those days are long gone and what we now have is an award winning indica dominant strain that casts a powerful spell and sends you into a euphoric trance all in the comfort of your own home.

So if indica’s are your thing, after trying out Warlock this will be one bit of magic you can’t wait to tell everyone about.


Boasting a high THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content of between 14% up to 22% and a CBD (cannabidiol) content of less than 0.1% Warlock is not a strain that is recommended for beginners. 

What Is The Warlock Strain

The Warlock strain was the flagship creation for breeders Magnus Genetics and in itself has accumulated a legendary status. Winning two High Times Cannabis Cups at its debut in 1997 this magical strain was still winning awards, even in 2016!

An indica dominant strain, the Warlock was bred for ultimate relaxation and with a cast of its spell it will transport you to a worry free world.

How Was The Warlock Strain Developed

Created by the infamous breeders Magnus Genetics in the 1990s. Bred from a cross between the Skunk #1 and Landrace Afghani strains, it was selected for its very special taste and high and it definitely succeeded!

A truly magical strain, Warlock now serves as the base for nearly every cross breed that Magnus Genetics offer.


Taste is personal and what one person enjoys another might not. Most fans of the Warlock believe it to have an appealing taste, with fruity notes that are found to be fruity and agreeable.

However some people have described that whilst on the exhale they do get the sweet and soft fruitiness, they experience a somewhat hashy taste going in. The smoke can be a bit on the harsh side.

Odor And Flavor 

Like with taste, no two noses are the same and whilst Warlock is generally thought to have a strong, sweet or almost citrusy aroma some users report a more pungent odor with notes of sour cheese and earth which may require a bit of getting used to.

Physical Appearance

With long dense, forest green nugs that resemble a pepper in shape, Warlock is . Thick furry orange hairs cover the buds and from between them peeks out neon green undertones.

Dusted with a fine layer of nearly translucent trichomes, these nugs are practically dripping with sweet sticky resin. Much like the name suggests these nugs look like a magical ingredient you would find in a warlock’s tower.

Grow Info

Warlock is a strain that does well growing pretty much anywhere, thriving inside and outdoors especially in the autumn.

Despite its Indica heritage however, this strain is one that grows quite tall and as a result can be seen from the street if you were to plant it outside.

You can choose to grow Warlock inside. But due to the limited space it will need more active trimming and maintenance. As it only has a few medium sized leaves and a lot of flowers it is easy to manicure.

It’s recommended that you let Warlock sit in the vegetative cycle for around 35 days before you kick them into flower. The flowering period usually lasts around 8 to 9 weeks and is ready for harvest late October to early November.

Whilst having experience growing marijuana is ideal, even a beginner can successfully grow this plant.


Living up to its name the Warlock high is something that is often described as completely magical, combining the best of both the indica and sativa effects.

Choosing to cast the Warlock spell with an extreme euphoric sensation.

Rather than leaving the user feeling overwhelmed or spacey, Warlock instead brings clarity to the mind and a heightened focus – and although mild compared to sativa dominant strains, the mental high you recieve is still something really special.

The cerebral effects set the tone for what comes next when the full power of the Warlock’s spell is unleashed. Already feeling good, the body high hits hard enough to redefine just what the meaning of the word relaxation is.

As the numbing buzz makes its way through your body, the sedative-like effects kick in and you’ll be in total bliss and ease.

Side Effects

Warlock is a powerful high that aims to leave you feeling relaxed but as with all strains there are side effects and here is a list of them, good or bad.

Positive Effects:

  • Relaxed
  • Happy
  • Euphoric
  • Uplifted

Negative Effects

  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry eyes
  • Paranoia
  • Dizziness

Medical Appointments

Ironically, a strain that can be known to cause headaches, Warlock is also a strain sought after for its power to relieve them.

The combination of cerebral and body effects, users are brought to a whole new level of relaxation and more often than not the stress just melts away.

The powerful sedative-like properties are also useful for pain relief.

So overall Warlock is great for anyone dealing with any chronic conditions such as chronic stress, ADD or ADHD, muscle spasms and chronic pain due to injury.

However, if you suffer from anxiety this may also want to be a strain to be avoided as it’s known to make users feel paranoid on occasion.

Similar Strains

If you enjoyed the effects of Warlock and are looking for something similar then we recommend some similar strains like Atomic Haze, Blueberry OG and Valhalla.

If you couldn’t get enough of the Warlocks taste then we suggest trying out Purple Trainwreck, Apple Jack and Night Nurse.

And if growing is more your style you should check out Ninja Fruit, White Widow and West Coast Dawg 70.

Strain Cannabinoids

  • THC: 14 – 22%
  • CBD: 0.29 – 1.03%
  • CBC: 0.17 – 1.38%
  • CBG: 0.06 – 2.07%
  • CBN: 0.09 – 0.3%
  • THCV: 0.39 – 1.08%

If you enjoyed this article, then you might like to read our post on the Bubblicious strain.

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