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Karazhan Dragon Priest

  • Last updated Sep 22, 2016 (Karazhan)
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  • 21 Minions
  • 9 Spells
  • Deck Type: None
  • Deck Archetype: Dragon Priest
  • Crafting Cost: 7720
  • Dust Needed: Loading Collection
  • Created: 9/1/2016 (Karazhan)
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Hi guys, thought i would do a write up as this deck i made has been getting some interest. A little info about me as a hearthstone player - I am a multiple time legend player, but i have recently stopped grinding to legend as i do not enjoy the state of the game.


I play classes that I have still yet to golden as my progression whilst hitting rank 5 every month. This was the first deck i tried after Karazhan - and i do believe it sits well in the meta, it feels good to play and i have a great winrate this season.


I managed to hit 5 with ease before stopping playing - every opponent expects resurrect priest on ladder and it catches them offguard when i start playing my overstated 1, 2 and 3 drops.


The deck works well as it is the most pre-active deck you can play with priest. it does have re-active cards like any other priest deck, but they come after you have seized the board as a way to maintain board control. Without board this deck loses - so you have to mulligan hard for your 1 and 2 drops.


I will talk about some of the card choices. I originally had medivh as a late game drop, although it did win games and feels good to play (when you are ahead or on an empty board) it is very much a win more card. I cut it for Ragnaros the firelord as it is a great re-active and pro-active card that does not need to be held in hand.

I decided to not include Brann - although he brings the deck great value, I already have enough cards in my hand that are re-active. His greatest benefit comes from using him with historian in control matchups - but i find that i received more than enough value using historian by itself in the few control matchups i faced. I originally had him in with 1 blackwing technician, but i decided to cut him. With 2 entombs, ysera and 2 historians i have everything i need against control.

I have seen people comment on why i do not have 2 bookworms - my reasoning is that once again it is a re-active card, and i already have 2 re-active 6 mana cards. It is a fantastic card but I only feel the need for one - which leads me onto the next card i want to talk about.

I dont actually have it in the list but i have been testing taking out 1 entomb for the good old cabal shadow priest. This is the reason i would not run 2 book worms in this deck.I thought about it and i realized that the majority of targets i had been killing with bookworm - i could be stealing for the same mana and a more intimidating body. I kept thinking - what great value the book worm gives, but i could be getting even more stealing that minion. I am still going back and forth between 2 x entomb and 1 x entomb, 1 x cabal.


The deck must be played with tempo in mind early turns. Always make value trades and fight for board control at all times. You win with this deck by out valuing your opponents and then controlling the board with your reactive cards once you have a board. When you have board contol - it is good to go for aggressive dragons from netherspite to put pressure on the opponent.


Thanks for the interest in my deck - i will add to the write up and include mulligans  in the coming days when i have a bit more free time