As it looks right now priest will be hit the hardest in the coming rotation if they don't receive any decent cards in the next expansion. Button tier for sure.
If you ask me priest will be unplayable in higher ladder in standard.
unfortunately my fear become the truth. No viable priest deck in ladder currently. But everyone could have seen it coming when 2 out of 3 mass removals (Duskbreaker and Psychic Scream) are rotating out and nothing comes in return.
I used to love priest since MSG, and of course, even more with Razakus (but a homebrew dragon version, not the otk one...) and later the quest priest.
Now I just can't stand the class. Silence priest, wall priest, clone priest, big priest. They all bore me so much.
Why priest must be a combo class? Why can't they leave him be for what it's supposed to be (the best control class in the game).
Instead we have almost no healing, mass hysteria as only (unreliable and expensive) AoE. Early game non existent... Feels bad
There will be more OAE in the coming expansions but I'm actually glad they didn't give one for now and just gave powerful minions. For as long as I know Priest is reliant on it's AOE's and it's time for a change.
I do however fully agree on needing a fresh wind instead of the same archetype decks like Silence and inner fire Priest.
There's a lot of theorycrafting to do. Which is one of my favorite things to do in Heartshone. But there's not really much to say yet until we actually get to play these decks.
Several options were given but we have to see if silence priest will actually be a thing. You will be very RNG dependent to get this to work. I think the most solid option will still be Inner Fire / Topsy Turvy .
It's not about the amount of cards but more about Priest having a really bad basic set. As long as they don't improve that basic set, they will have to bring priest up to a higher level with OP cards in every expansion. Otherwise they are screwed.
Wall Priest has nothing to do with Malygos. Aside that, who says Wall Priest will be the only viable priest deck? You don't even know which cards will be released next expansion. There are different classes who use multiple decks.