Im an only wild player. The meta was never as good as it is, since rez priest disappeared. I have met the deck a couple of times last few days in Diamond. Its the regular boring rez priest, just with new minions. Boring to play against, boring to play.
So far i lost more games then i won against the deck. So i added some tech cards specifically against rez priest.
With the new cards its harder then before to get "unlucky" in the opener..so those sweet moments, where a rez priest did literally nothing and dies aways on turn 5 will get rarer.
I guess some people like the gameplay or maybe just like easy wins...however, i hope it will disappear again...or atleast that the meta doesnt get flooded by it, then its just fine:)
I started playing this deck and it seems insanely strong. It has lots of removal to survive vs aggro and it destroys the greedy slower decks. I even cut Psychic Scream as it is too slow (by the time you have the mana to play it you should have cheated out already 1-2 big taunts) and added a bit more early game removal and Sphere of Sapience (not only helps you draw what you want, but just as importantly helps you NOT draw what you don't want)
I lost easily once to a Mill Rogue, but this is not a serious meta deck. I am not sure which decks actually beat BIG priest...
It's a good deck but far from broken. It's slow and fair compared to real powerhouse decks like Secret Mage and Raza Priest.
It doesn't help that really aggressive decks can reliably beat you (Big Priest is only a slight favorite). Also there's Counterspell and Oh My Yogg! A good player often only needs to disrupt ONE crucial play against Big Priest to win the game. OTK decks also beat Big Priest.
What decks is Big Priest dominating? Only bad decks.
So the deck is slightly favored vs aggro, and more than slightly favored vs slower decks. Sounds like a tier 1, borderline broken deck to me. I think it is only a matter of time until this deck defines the meta in the sense that decks that counter it will rise in popularity and tech cards that counter it (such as Terrorguard Escapee and Zul'Drak Ritualist) will start showing up in some decks
I ran Terrorguard Escapee in my Warlock deck. It worked ok. The good thing is, that you can play it early enough so they cant get shuffled by in your deck, or later in the game you can kill them, since the card is only 3 mana, so you have more options left to play.
Compared to last season i saw much less rez priests tho. Much more Raza Priests again.