I haven't face yet a single priest. The class was already non existent during RoS, I was hoping that Team 5 would release something good for them, instead the quest takes ages to complete and the reward is meh. I think that the only viable deck is ameth OTK, but that is just an old inner fire, a combo that exist since forever, and I'm not interested at all in trying it out (also is boring af).
Also, they nerfed Raza in order to not make wild too oppressive, yet we have Barnes untouched since forever, and I believe big priest is way more cancerous.
The quest is weird, you get the right cards and finish very quickly and get a lot of tempo after but sometimes the game is almost in fatigue when you finally put that thing to work, it is not reliable, don't have a hero card like warrior or crazy turns like mage.
Priest don't have nothing to fight except a slow ressurect mechanic that works sometimes but far from be competitive like in Wild.
Well to quote blizzard "Mind Blast gives Priests the ability to inflict a large amount of direct Face damage. We want to limit the amount of damage that Priests are able to deal from their hand, which will allow us to make cards that better emphasize their strengths in controlling the game." With that mentality shadow is doomed because it would require Priests to deal damage from hand and they feel controlling the game as a priest is better.
Oh and lets not forget: Priest: Priests balance holy light and shadow magic to defeat their opponents. They control a battle’s outcome using powerful spells with situational applications. While not the most aggressive, they are able to generate, copy, and use combinations of cards to create a powerful army.
So - again they hold to the idea of control and combos with little aggro.
I still get the feeling they have no idea what to do with class identities and priest is just the punching bag at this point.
Priest has not received any impactful cards.Is by far the class with less support to it's forte that should be focused on board control, wise use of powerful resources and strong turns with high mana. Ironically the most smorc oriented classes like hunter or shaman have now much more support for this kind of play. The cards gained with this expansion Just don't synergize with the Priest arsenal, It will take at least another set to have a viable Priest because in the last three, the class received just trash cards.
Well, on the first page of the Top 18 Standard decks Priest does in fact have two mentions. Mage also has two including the best deck. Paladin has one Murloc deck. And the other thirteen are Warrior. So that means five classes are completely shut out. And in case you were wondering, Warlock doesn't make an appearance in the list until number 59, Rogue sneaks in at number 80, and Druid finally shows up at number 83.
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