[TOP 250 LEGEND] Dragon Shadowform Priest
- Last updated Apr 24, 2019 (Rise of Shadows)
- 17 Minions
- 13 Spells
- Deck Type: Ranked Deck
- Deck Archetype: Shadow Priest
- Crafting Cost: 3880
- Dust Needed: Loading Collection
- Created: 4/21/2019 (Rise of Shadows)
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This list took me from rank 3 to top 250 Legend. The gameplan is control with bursting down opponent at the end while controlling the board and chipping away at the opponent with shadowform. It can beat tempo rogue and control warrior if you draw good but warrior a lot of the time has too much armor gain to deal with. If you get northshire down against rogue and control it with wild pyro and scaleworm, you can win.
SIDE NOTE: I tried replacing Prophet Velen with Archmage Vargoth and found better results! He's more flexible and still allows for the 10 damage burst at a cheaper cost!
SIDE SIDE NOTE: Try to replace the 2nd Shadowform for a Zilliax and let me know some good results
Check out Dekkster's video here where he explained how to use the deck and showcased it!
Check out Jeleniowatyy's video with a slightly different list, where he replaced the squashling and holy nova with shadow madness and zilliax which is teched against rogue!
Kiwiinbacon made a video showcasing the deck! Check it out here --
Problem with this deck is not the decklist but the status of the priest itself and the lack of dragons, which is why I said dragon kit is not good right now. Here, check my Control Shadowpriest deck. It does pretty good against zoolocks but struggles hard against other aggro type decks. I won few matches against bomb warrior but I am a casual player so, I usually face aggro decks at low ranks. (I'am rank 14 right now) Just check the description before commenting about the deck. Wiiry and I worked together just a bit he decided dragon kit is a way to go, while I decided we need more dragons so I should search for something else. Yes priest is in bad shape, yes he did not got good cards from this expansion but we do what we can :) Here's the current deck that I'm using;
Same except with Cabal Shadow Priest. She just doesn't appear in my packs...ever.
This deck pulls out such amazing plays that it restored my interest to this game! Great job drafting it and posting it here! Thanks!
what is the good replacement for Shadowform (i dont have it)
Unfortunately, as the title suggests the deck is meant to work around that card...
RIP Priests!! Welcome to warriorstone, at least for now.
You must be at a higher rank.
The deck has potential but gets out-tempo'd so easily. If your opponent has any armor or healing, it's gonna be a rough game. All the cards are very situational. I'm sure there are some good substitutes to give this deck some better power, but it isn't very good with the current decklist.
This deck is absolutely terrible.
I don't usually doubt other people's decks, but the claim that this won it's way to high legend is too ridiculous, I don't even believe that. SHOW ME at least a 3 game (back to back) sample of it winning at any decent rank.
A suggestion for the warrior matchup: sub something for double seance and get yourself 4 copies of vargoth. Then use alex on their face and use the following two turns to do 15 damage. It's not perfect but it's better than just tickling them and crying about it.
What did you sub it for?
I'm no expert but I ended up getting rid of our one-of holy nova and a single divine hymn - I figured if I really needed the healing from divine I would just not shadowform in that game, and the one-of holy nova hadn't helped me much.
Plus the seances give you a lot of flexibility; you can séance a squashling for extra healing, a firetree witchdoctor for an extra spell, an elysiana (twice if need be) to try and grind a match out, or a pyromancer as a 2-mana activator.
Deck is extremely bad...
It is fun having people go "Wow" when you turn into Shadow Priest.
Every deck I see on this site I just think, that could use more weapon removal. Thanks rogue.
I feel very similar
seriously do you actually beat anything with this deck? aggro..... mostly beats you. control.... definetly outvalues you.... i dont know. perhaps i'm missing sth.... skill or otherwise.....
If Aggro beats you it is mostly them having good RNG and you bad RNG (Which I have to be honest - too frequent). I find that most Aggro match ups are fairly decent. Control and Tempo pretty much destroy you, since you don't have much in terms of value.