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Hakkar Plague - A Priest Control Deck

  • Last updated Dec 11, 2018 (Rastakhan)
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Standard

  • 13 Minions
  • 16 Spells
  • Deck Type: Ranked Deck
  • Deck Archetype: Control Priest
  • Crafting Cost: 7620
  • Dust Needed: Loading Collection
  • Created: 12/5/2018 (Rastakhan)
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  • Battle Tag:

    Neo3o#1641

  • Region:

    US

  • Total Deck Rating

    329

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Hi everyone!

I made this deck thinking about how many fun games I could do with Hakkar. Upvote if you want to know more about deck strategies. If you make a video or record a stream, remember to give the credits and let me know by PM so I can add here too. Hope you like it :)

[GREAT UPDATE]

Thanks for all the comments. Many thanks for all the suggestions. I'm releasing the second version of the deck with some major changes.

https://www.hearthpwn.com/decks/1217306-hakkar-plague-v2-priest-control

Here's the Kiwiinbacon video:

Thanks a lot dude

 

Mulligan

Deck is control, so always start with cards that can stop aggro deck. Holy Smite and Shadow Word: Pain. Shadow Visions can help you can help you get copies of these spells.

If you are a slower opponent you can opt for Spirit of the Dead with Dead Ringer. An excellent combo when you have a weaker opponent minion. But save an Dead Ringer for later. Youre gonna need it!

Tips to play

The deck works like this: you put too much minion on your deck while your opponent buys more Corrupted Blood than you do.

Always use Lesser Diamond Spellstone at maximum power. Relieving minions like Spirit of the Dead and Obsidian Statue can help a lot.

If possible leave the Coffin Crasher for when you have only the Hakkar, the Soulflayer in hand. But do not worry too much about it because you can relive it with Twilight's Call or Lesser Diamond Spellstone.

You can use Spirit Lash and Mass Hysteria to clear the field when your opponent is aggressive and you have minions on your side. Psychic Scream is more effective against minions with buffs.

Do not forget to take advantage of Lyra the Sunshard to create new cards that can help you control the game. You do not need much luck when you have many cards that can help you.  Gilded GargoyleGilded Gargoyle is an excellent letter at this time. Use The Coin with Lyra the Sunshard and optionally Radiant Elemental to best advantage.

If you follow the tips correctly you can get some good matches with your opponent by buying 5 or 6 Corrupted Blood in a row.

Why I did not use Hemet, Jungle Hunter: Because the deck is based on relieving lackeys and especially Hakkar, the Soulflayer, chances are you will not be able to use it at the right time. In every game I tested the opponent ended up not buying enough cards and I was fatigued. With the Spirit of the Dead, I can get several minions back on the deck and revive them again while keeping track of the field. Cards like Obsidian Statue are excellent options for defense with some degree of difficulty to get rid several times.

Why I did not use Zerek's Cloning Gallery: The idea is to have the chance to use several cards to control the game and with Lyra the Sunshard, 2x Radiant Elemental and The Coin it is possible to use as many spells at a lower cost. But I can probably include Zerek's Cloning Gallery in a more expensive version.

Win condition

To help some players who try to play hoping to win with Hakkar, the Soulflayer. Hakkar is one of the ways to win but is not the only one. We have Shadowreaper Anduin and Lyra the Sunshard with Radiant Elemental that do great damage to the opponent. With Lesser Diamond Spellstone you can revive and Spirit of the Dead gives you copies of other cards on your deck.

A win condidion with Hakkar, the Soulflayer is based on the current decks that buy many cards for some specific combo. It works very well in these cases because they themselves reach death.

Card Replacements

It is important to keep the cost cards low on the deck. But some options I have tested as well.

One option to Psychic Scream is another Mass Hysteria.  You can also try Carnivorous Cube instead of Psychic Scream or Spirit Lash to cast on Hakkar, the Soulflayer or Obsidian Statue (for a more defensive game).

If you play more accurately and do not want to risk so much with Lyra the Sunshard you can choose:
2x Gilded Gargoyle for Zilliax and Da Undatakah
Lyra the Sunshard for Awaken the Makers
But the deck can become a bit more expensive than planned and in this case you will play only for a win condition. I do not recommend switching this way but I believe that Awaken the Makers in place of Gilded Gargoyle may be a better option.

Quest

10 upvoteReward: Mulligan (completed)

20 upvote - Reward: Tips to play (completed)

30 upvote - Reward: Card Replacements (completed)

40 upvote - Reward: Win condition (completed)

31+ upvote - Reward: Full guide   The full guide will add as soon as I get more data on the deck.

FAQ

Q: Why not use Hemet, Jungle Hunter?

A: Hemet, Jungle Hunter could only be played once. You should be able to relive the Hakkar several times and that would not help. Another reason I'll put in Tips to Play.

Q: Why not use Zerek's Cloning Gallery?

A: Good question. But the simple answer: high cost of mana. The deck should be able to play multiple cards per turn ... (continued on Tips to Play).

Q: Zilliax or Da Undatakah?

A: I believe this deck should be as cheap as possible. Another more expensive version of the deck will be Card Replacements