I’ll throw in my two cents as a priest aficionado, not a main because I play most all classes, don’t really like face hunter though. Priest isn’t busted at all, in fact it’s broken the other direction. It has horrific card draw and the worst part is no win conditions. Tickatus is such a problem in a priest matchup because you are virtually guaranteed to have to Tickatus burn out cards twice and there won’t be a good way to win the game except for fatigue, which tickatus destroys. Tickatus is not a very good card against other decks, but it is destructive to priest. What priest needs is an actual win con or threat. None of the cards it has are good at ending the game, but they are great at delaying the game. That’s why it is such a good class against aggro, and so bad against warlock.
I think people don't actually understand the meaning of "broken" cards. A card can be very powerful and NOT be broken. Back in the day, Dr. Boom was a fantastic card, but not even close to broken. Broken cards are ones that utterly alter the meta in ways that are either unfair or unintended (such as the broken Wretched Tiller combo in Wild a while back). Broken cards (or combos) frequently have very high winrates AND have few, if any, counters.
Nothing priest has right now is even within spitting distance of broken. And the class's winrate proves it.
Playing standard. Priest by turn 4 has discovered about 4 cards, and gotten discount on whole hand twice (palm reading). Two palm readings, 2 renew, 2 draconic studies. Plays 6 cards and still has more cards then started with. Meanwhile in this time I've 3 minions and he's at full HP. Drops a nightmare amalgam then a spell to give it extra HP and attack for free (because cost reduction based on # of spells in hand) then somehow duplicates it next turn and there are two like 12/14 or some ******** stat nightmare amalgans. My board is zixor and 2 other random beasts.
I don't feel like looking up the other card names but this is ********. Only class that ends up with more cards in hand after playing cards. Discover is ******** and once pally and mage get nerfs priest is going to be even more cancer
Your actually complaining about a class that is not even top tier 😂. Dude go outside get some fresh air come back in and breathe and relax then go back to hearthstone. And then make a different thread about another class that did u wrong.
There's this weird misconception where people seem to think you only have the right to complain about a class if it's top tier or really competitive. Really you can complain about whatever you want to - who cares? Granted it does get grating, and 5 new threads per day where people are complaining about the same things gets frustrating, but it's pretty harmless. We all complain sometimes.
For priest, Discover is not the enemy here. It is cost reduction, and even then Priest still doesn't gain as much as you think. Discover in itself is pure RNG, so unless you discovered the answer you needed, the cost reduction is just pointless.
It's not like Mage, who can get whatever options, and thrive. Mage doesn't need luck in their RNG discover. They simply get something and just play it with no fear.
Imagine discovering Soul Mirror, Shadow Word: Death, and Shadow Word: Ruin, and needed to clear a board with 3 and 4 attack minions on turn 4. You literally just wasted 2 or 3 mana to discover, and can't even do anything against that board. Meanwhile your opponent just goes face, and you're dead before you can even play mirror if you chose that.
Priest is too situational of a class, and currently, they're one of the worst classes in win rate. You're complaining about a player who hit a nutty curve at best, and it doesn't happen often. Otherwise, the class would be top tier over everyone right now.