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Old`s_cool control-Priest

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  • 15 Minions
  • 14 Spells
  • Deck Type: Ranked Deck
  • Deck Archetype: Control Priest
  • Crafting Cost: 9580
  • Dust Needed: Loading Collection
  • Created: 12/22/2016 (Gadgetzan)
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There are almost no priests playing something other than "Reno" (Razakus) in the ladder. So, for fans of the archetype, let me introduсe an old school control-priest. The deck is tested now, but the preliminary results are listed below.

This deck plays very well against aggro, which are popular at the start of the season, such as:

  • token-shaman,
  • mid-hunter,
  • aggro-druid,
  • pirate-warrior,
  • aggro-paladin.

But if you meet tempo-rogue, you should be understand - the game will be lost. This words are true about Jade-druids too. But you can always add a Skulking Geist. Against other priests and control decks this one has a chance to win.


Next words are a previous guide. NOT ACTUAL NOW!


The deck has 4 slots on which I`m working. There are 1 copy of EntombAcidic Swamp OozeDirty RatPriest of the Feast.

I`m thinking about replacement 1 copy of Entomb. 1 copy of Greater Healing Potion  plays well vs aggro warrior and shaman. And I`ve done it because I faced aggro-decks. 5 match in a row I met only pirate-warrior =(

Why did I choose these cards?

At first, the deck is not meta-crusher. But if you want to play something interesting, unexpectable and competitive, you should try this one ;)


Circle of Healing with Auchenai Soulpriest, Excavated Evil, Holy Nova, Dragonfire Potion are the AоE. I think, this set is the most powerful combination of priest`s AoE till meta become stable.

Win condition:

Elise StarseekerRagnaros the Firelord and combination of Auchenai Soulpriest and Flash Heal with Hero power are the win conditions in such meta.

Elise Starseeker helps you vs Reno-Priest, Control Warrior, Reno-Mage and Mid-Shaman.

Ragnaros the Firelord and combination of Auchenai Soulpriest and Flash Heal with Hero power can help you against Jade-decks and Reno-lock. They just don`t expect burst damage from your hand.

Other cards:

Kabal Talonpriest and Injured Blademaster work well with and without other cards. Of course, these minions can help you to control board and provide pressure on Jade-decks. It is not bad move to play Kabal Talonpriest without battlecry, when you must hurry against Jade Golems.

Justicar TrueheartSylvanas Windrunner and Priest of the Feast have powerful effects in the control-priest conception.

Acidic Swamp Ooze has essential battlecry vs aggro-decks and Jaraxxus.

Mulligan and Game plan:

This part of the guide will be improved. I am working on it. If you know, how to make section better, please leave your comment below or send me a PM. After all, your strategy can be better ;)

I. Against Druid try to catch these and similar combinations in your start hand.

The idea of this type of mulligan is a tempo-capture the table and support your minions to deal damage, control table and draw cards.

With coin:

  1. Acidic Swamp Ooze + Power Word: Shield + Shadow Word: Pain Northshire Cleric;
  2. Northshire Cleric + Power Word: Shield + Injured Blademaster Circle of Healing;
  3. Kabal Talonpriest + Kabal Talonpriest + Northshire Cleric + Shadow Word: Pain;
  4. Injured Blademaster Circle of Healing + Shadow Word: Pain Northshire Cleric;
  5. Kabal Talonpriest + Injured Blademaster Circle of Healing + Northshire Cleric...

Without coin:

  1. Northshire Cleric + Power Word: Shield + Shadow Word: Pain;
  2. Northshire Cleric + Power Word: Shield Kabal Talonpriest;
  3. Kabal Talonpriest Power Word: Shield + Shadow Word: Pain;
  4. Acidic Swamp Ooze + Kabal Talonpriest + Shadow Word: Pain;
  5. Injured Blademaster Circle of Healing + Northshire Cleric...

Try to exert maximum pressure. Сlean the board and play as you are tempo-deck. Ragnaros the Firelord and unexpectable damage from Auchenai Soulpriest`s combo win the game.

II. is writing...

Results and Proof:

  1. There is a control deck.
  2. This one is the average cost.
  3. Unfortunately, the deck has failure math-up vs Dragon-priest.
  4. Games vs Renolock and Jade-Druid are still not favorable matches.
  5. The deck is interesting and uniform, so control-priest requires skill to play well.
  6. You can beat 10 rank by this one exactly. But this is only the beginning ;)

Thank you for your comments and upvotes ;)