LEGEND - Veilbatross Priest
- Last updated Jul 16, 2020 (Pre-Expansion Nerfs)
- 11 Minions
- 18 Spells
- Deck Type: Ranked Deck
- Deck Archetype: Resurrect Priest
- Crafting Cost: 6900
- Dust Needed: Loading Collection
- Created: 4/9/2020 (Outland Release)
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I HAVE OFFICIALLY REACHED LEGEND WITH THIS LIST! COME SAY HELLO AT TWITCH.TV/POIMLOK. The inclusion of Albatross prevents non-duplicate decks from using Zeph and Straza and can also ruin the draw of any deck if you copy it enough! It's extremely strong right now! If you have any questions, post them in my Twitch chat when I am live (twitch.tv/poimlok) and I would be happy to answer them! If you would like to friend me through battle.net or Hearthstone, my tag is: Poimlok#11231 [NA]
UPDATE 5/12/20 - I hit Legend for May a few days ago and was going through updating some of my outdated lists. I have recently updated this list to what I am currently running in the meta. Teron Gorefiend creates some seriously whacky plays, especially when you copy him!
UPDATE 5/7/20 - Currently at Rank Diamond 3 post-reset. Piloting a list similar to this without albatross tonight as a test. Will update within 24 hours and post pictures and videos with results!
UPDATE 4/19- Removed an embalming for Breath. Breath slows DH more efficiently and romps a newly popular murloc paladin list! [4/19] Also helps slightly in rogue matchup. Helps against lock board flood, including carpet lock. And helps to slow Totem shaman.
I have now been told by 20+ people they have reached legend with this list.
I would like to mention that I started this climb from the lowest rank possible for a returning player (I believe that was Bronze 10) and have reached LEGEND!
At the time of writing this, I am the only person I've seen running two copies of Sethekk Veilweaver....
My question to you is.... WHY?! The card is absolutely insane.
A few quick tips....
1. Be patient with your spells- take your time every turn and seriously evaluate the turn. You can make some nutty plays if you take your time.
2. SHADOW MADNESS IS BROKEN. You will find yourself taking some lock, druid, and other crazy Primes that you shouldn't even be able to use. It also demolishes aggro and now that it costs 3 mana, it's so damn strong. You'll even find yourself getting the attack reducing priest spell off Sethekk and you can steal some mean stuff from other players.
3. Try to play several turns in advance and keep your dead minion pool to only the cards you want resurrected. Sometimes, this is inevitable. In some matchups, you won't even need to resurrect. A lot of your matchups will be reactionary and defensive.
4. Sometimes it's the right play to drop a Veilweaver on turn 2. But other times.... you should save him for a turn where you can drop 3-5 spells in a single shot with him on the board. He will repopulate your hand with priest spells faster than you think... and getting multiple copies of Soul Mirror from him pretty much gives you an auto-win.
5. This deck is not easy to play by any means. I am a legend player and I'm not sure how well a less-experienced player would be able to see the smart / patient plays.
6. Always remember that MAIVE, the 3/5 DH LEGENDARY, and Galakrond Lock running STRAZA WILL CATCH YOU OFF GUARD. It sounds silly but you need to always make sure you are well out of lethal range because these cards will catch you off guard and make you lose if you aren't expecting them.
7. DO NOT USE BOARD CLEARS UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. THIS IS IMPERATIVE.
Most of the time you want to keep Smite, Penance, Sethekk Veilweaver, Holy Nova, Convincing Infiltrator (control), VARGOTH, Shadow Madness, Albatross
VARGOTH WINS GAMES. In a control matchup, you keep him every single time. In an aggro matchup, you keep him if you have one of the above cards for the early game!
Against aggro you should definitely keep Shadow Madness and Holy Nova
If you have questions message me, any suggestions appreciated and welcomed! Stay positive as Blizzard adds changes to DH so we don't discourage them from adding DKs and Monks! <3
Side note! - I am hosting a tournament on Friday, 4/23 at 9:30pm EST for followers/subs. First come first serve. 6 spots are left. No entry fee. Classic and Basic sets ONLY. No DH. NO HoF. Message me if you would like to participate. I will gift the winner of the tournament 15 packs from the set of his/her choice! More details at Twitch.tv/poimlok.
Check out this playthrough by Tommy Wave! Thanks for piloting!
Is there a way to replace Vargoth? It might be a stupid question but...
Hey! This deck is unfortunately quite outdated and does not work well in the current meta. That being said, Vargoth is quite important in resurrection priest, as it doubles the res. I would say if you cannot include it, to run another strong body like Bone Wraith. Hope this helps.
mate i login just to post this comment :D
Archmage Vargoth + Psyche Split + another Psyche Split from Renew, created this board, instant concede,
I do not have Teron Gorefiend so i replaced him with legendary priest card that copy a enemy minion
:D no clue how to attach a photo so here is the link of my win that pushed me to Gold 10!
Currently sitting at 67% win rate, only 12 matches ( 2 i lost cause of my mistake :) ) other 2 i lost cause of DC.
will come back and post the results after 100 matches (just promoted to Gold 10)
Any way to include Catrina Muerte? If this is possible, what's better to replace with her?
Extremally awesome and versatile deck. Replaced Skeletal for Jepetto because i dont have bone, and Mr Jep shines too. Have a good topdecks, mate!
Is there a cheaper alternative for Teron? I spent 1300 on the whole deck so Teron alone is more than all the other cards cost me combined. I'm thinking of adding Shadow Madness or Cabal Shadow Priest instead.
hey buddy! absolutely! I would try out another Bone Wraith!
OK I'll try that, thanks.
i used Mindflayer Kaahrj and is Amazing :D you can either copy an super strong minion and life steal it to trigger or any other combinations!
Any way to replace the Sethekk Veilweaver x2?
Hey thanks for your question! Unfortunately, I don't think so. The value is just absolutely insane sometimes and cannot really be matched. It also makes up for the lack of card draw in priest currently! Sorry =( You could maybe try loot hoarders for now!
Why did u remove shadow od madness? Can we have an update?
Yes! Will edit this now!
just found a better version, or a version that works better for me i must say
# Class: Priest
# Format: Standard
# Year of the Phoenix
# 2x (1) Renew
# 2x (2) Penance
# 2x (3) Breath of the Infinite
# 1x (4) Archmage Vargoth
# 2x (4) Bad Luck Albatross
# 2x (4) Bone Wraith
# 2x (4) Grave Rune
# 2x (4) Holy Nova
# 2x (4) Psychopomp
# 1x (4) Shadow Word: Ruin
# 2x (5) Convincing Infiltrator
# 2x (6) Khartut Defender
# 1x (7) Galakrond, the Unspeakable
# 2x (7) Skeletal Dragon
# 1x (8) Catrina Muerte
# 2x (9) Mass Resurrection
# 2x (9) Plague of Death
# To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone
# Generated by HDT - https://hsreplay.net
I don't appreciate your self-promotion on my deck list, to be honest. If you want to share a list with me, message it to me. Your list is missing Sethekk, arguably the best priest card in the game. Having ten cards at 6+ cost mana is an awful idea against 95% of the decks at Diamond 5+. I've already reached Legend in May and can promise you this list will not hold up at a high tier.
Since you have Galakrond, are you counting on getting spells with invoke? Why did you remove Shadow Madness?
Have tried the deck a bit and I'm having problems against aggro, because this deck can't keep up without playing veilweaver with only 1 spell. If you wait until the best moment you will be very low on health and the opponent might get lethal anytime. I can see the potential if you get to turn 9 and can start playing a minion + psyche split. The problem is getting there. I was a bit unlucky and had to play a lot of DHs though.
Invoke does not give spells. It gives minions.
Then I don't see why he's in the deck. Sure he can give you cards but it's a big tempo loss to play him unevolved, and it's only safe when the opponent has one strong minion. There are other cards that can take care of that.
Brother if you don't have Galakrond in the priest mirror you lose. This also applies to the longer control fights like some Mage battles. He generates so much long term value its almost impossible to take him out unless you run the Obelisk quest.
Shadow madness was effective for a while but I think the damage to the resurrection pool was actually worse than I had originally thought. I'm sure you can still run a list with Madness but lately, I have not been. Hope this helps.
Nice creative deck ! How are you bringing Vargoth into a game to get maximum value and does soul mirror have its place in this deck?
Keep us updated ;) TY