Hello everyone,legendary EU player Brodos here with another deck.
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This time with a post GvG control Priest.
I think priest is a great control class, because with the addition's of Vol'jin and Shrinkmeister Priest got a lot more ways to deal with the board and in the end outcontrol the enemy.
Let's start with a card review.
Circle of Healing
This is a very combo card it can be used with Auchenai Soulpriest for board clears and Injured Blademaster for a big 4/7 minion, sometimes you will just have a damage board and a Northshire Cleric so it will heal you mininons up and draw you cards, for 0 mana it's totally worth.
A hard to deal one drop since it has 3 health, in a dream case scenario you have the coin you play Northshire Cleric on turn one and then play Power Word: Shield or play Northshire Cleric turn one and then turn 2 coin into Injured Blademaster and Circle of Healing, overall a very good card.
Priest always had trouble dealing with minion which have 4 ATK (Chillwind Yeti , Twilight Drake , Druid of the Claw) now you can Shrinkmeister and then use Shadow Word: Pain , Cabal Shadow Priest or Shadow Madness and you are just gaining insane value,definetley a must have in any control priest deck, this card was a huge buff for priest!
Very good priest card since you can abuse it a lot with the Priest's hero power,and he can singlehandedly shut down aggro decks.If used with Circle of Healing you just have a huge tempo wing which can change you the game.
This is a better Card Name since you don't get the cards from your deck and you are more likely to win "fatigue wars" against other control matches,Against aggro this card is not so good but it's still decent.
It was always a decent card,but with the addition of Shrinkmeister it's has become always a 2 for 1 just too good, but playing two may be too cloggy.
Anothe comboish card, it's rarely used as a 4 drop, it's used either as a turn 6 drop + hero power or with Circle of Healing for massive destruction,either way a staple in any priest deck.
I was testing playing this deck without Novas and with only one,but there were too many situations when i wished i was playing two of them,decent vs control best card vs aggro(more or less).
Now this is a card which kinda makes you build this deck around it,sometimes he is great and wins you the game just by himself, sometimes he is pretty useless,i think he is the hardest card to play at the right time in this deck, you must really time it well,i was thinking of adding a Holy Smite but then it would be very good to run Wild Pyromancer too,and the deck would eventually lose it's main core,so i'm still thinking about it.
Every class excpet druid always lacked a 5 mana drop so with the realese of Naxxramas he has become a staple in almost every single deck ,no need for much explanation very good card hard to remove, dont even think of replaceing it with Spectral Knight because priest hero power cant heal it.
With GvG he have been introduced some new weaopns and a minion which gives both players a weapon,so yeah...harrsion is a must have in control decks since he has the same effect of Acidic Swamp Ooze and Gnomish Inventor in one card,sure it's only vs. classes which have weapons but he's still worth playing.
Cabal Shadow Priest
I love the evoultion of Cabal from the "not very good card" to "meh..you can play one copy" and then "this card is so broken x2 in every priest deck",it just shows how the game shifted it's style.Anyways this card always had quite a few targets in any match,but now with Shrinkmeister It just gets INSANE value since it's not just summoning a big minion for you but it's also silencing and destroying your opponents, just too good.
Priest is very board dipendent and which better card is there if not Lady Sylvanas,a card which often gets a 3 for 1 without you even trying and you can combo it with Shadow Word: Death for a 9 mana Mind Control.
Ragnaros the Firelord
I was playing this deck without him for a long period of time,but i always lacked something that was a finisher,he is pretty easy to deal with,every class expects him and has resources which hae stamped on them "WE KILL RAG" but he is still worth playing.
When playing against aggro (this never happens,but i'm talking about the rare moment you see a hunter or zoo player on ladder) you want to muligan for early drops like Northshire Cleric , Dark Cultist and Injured Bladermaster.
You can be very greedy and keep a part of the Auchenai Soulpriest + Circle of Healing but i dont quite recomend it,since you wont be getting it often and in that case you just lose. I sometimes keep Holy Nova vs Hunter but rarely.
When playing control you mulligan very aggressively since you won't get punished for not having a play the first few turns.You want Northshire Cleric,quick note for her ,if you're playing against a Control Warrior and you dont have a Power Word: Shield don't play her on turn one, because she gets killed by Fiery War Axe, it's better to play her on turn 2 then has to play his potential Axe on turn 3 and you disrupt he's entire mana curve.
Against control you also want Thoughtsteal and Dark Cultist.
If you dont have some of the legenderies you can replace them with something like this.
Mind Control Since you dont have your legendary you can just take his.
LoathebHe is still a solid 5 drop,worth playing.
The Black Knight Even if you have plenty of removal he is still valuable.
Troggzor the Earthinator A card which makes your opponent stuggle.
Dr. Boom Baseb on the effect and stats this card is just too good,so yeah.
Bomb Lobber more single target removal but gives you a 3/3 body.
2nd Shadow Madness for even more removeal.
Maybe but just maybe a Holy Fire.
This deck does pretty well against aggro but if you still struggle you can add a Wild Pyromancer and potentially Light of the Naaru.
And this is it for this time guys,if you have any suggestions or comments about this deck post them in the section below, dont forget to vote up the deck if it helped,and till next time.
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