I was really damn hyped about Dragon Priest with the next expansion to have more a Dragon Tempo deck rather than the usual OTK Innerfire Dragon Priest. Now the main reason why i lost any faith in this archetyp is because of the new neutral card Dragonslayer, it´s literally the worst thing a Dragon lover could get, a 3 Mana 4/3 Battlecry: Destroy Cobalt Scalebane,Drakonid Operative,bonemare buffed Faerie Dragon, Hoarding Dragon and to finish off other Dragons like Ysera. Giving everyone such a powerful tech card without any drawback if it doesn´t get value with it´s Battlecry against a deck that probably wouldn´t even be Tier 1, seems really unfair to me. Meanwhile Keleseth Rogue and Jade Druid´s don´t have to worry about any tech cards.
What do u guys think? Will this archetyp be unplayable because of Dragonslayer?
It's a terrible, terrible tech card that will barely see much play in any sensible deck. It doesn't even guarantee kills against the more problematic dragons such as Yser, Alexstrasza, etc. And unless the meta suddenly becomes all dragon decks (like the problem with pirate floods currently with Patches, etc), then it becomes a dead neutral card with Ok-ish stats. Sure, if played against a Dragon Priest / class, then it has some use, but it's bad enough that yuo will likely hardly ever see it IMO.
Tech cards generally can't eliminate the archetype they target, just as carnivores in an ecosystem never outnumber herbivores. An equilibrium will be established with a certain amount of dragon-based decks and a certain, much smaller amount of Dragonslayers.
Did Golakka Crawler make decks running the pirate package extremally weak? I remember commenting in a Hearthpwn facebook thread prior to Un'Goro and one guy flamed me and called me an idiot, because I've said that Pirate Warrior wasn't going anywhere, so naturally I was an imbecile, because so many counters have been introduced.