Why do people in this/these threads keep saying “only viable deck the last few expansions”?
I mean leave the discussion if you are a liar.
Combo priest was nr. 1 deck in the pure SOU meta from day 1. Quest shaman and druid was strong but a priest deck was the strongest. This was also allover in grandmasters.
Doom in the tomb saw the rise of shaman to the top but priest was still strong with n’zoth.
so in short the last time priest was strong.. was the day before DoD dropped. Literally less than 40 days ago.
I don’t know when it was strong before SOU but it was indisputably very strong very recently so no it does not deserve ress priest due to lack of power recently
Doom in the Tomb was not an expansion therefore the statement about Priest being utter shit in past expansions is a completely valid statement. Sure, you could argue the meaning of "viable" but within the context of Quest Resurrect Priest in the current meta that definition applies to it being within a Tier 1 & 2 power level. So the last time Priest had strong impact in the meta was Kobolds & Catacombs and Knights of the Frozen Throne. Tournament decks aren't the same as Constructed Metagame as people use different decks and tech options compared to competitive ladder.
List of Metas that Priest was utter shit:
List of Metas that Priest had a Tier 1 or 2 Deck:
Kobolds & Catacombs: https://www.vicioussyndicate.com/vs-data-reaper-report-73/
Knights of the Frozen Throne: https://www.vicioussyndicate.com/vs-data-reaper-report-59/
I don't know if you even looked at 139, since Priest is at the top of Tier 2. But if that's not good enough for you, feel free to check out the other reports of that time.
There, Combo Priest being listed not only as a Tier 1 deck but temporarily even listed as the deck with the highest power score, the (arguably) best deck in Standard. If you look for it, you'll even find people (including some Tweet from Dean Ayala) about whether Priest should get nerfed. There was a lot of debate about Divine Spirit. You can say it wasn't the most popular one, which certainly is important for "having an impact", but don't act like it doesn't count for whatever reason. It's not like a control-oriented Priest build is the only one that matters.
Why say that Priest was terrible in all the recent expansions, listing all the reports where it was bad, but leaving out the ones where the class was at the top because of "technically"? I mean, what do you even try to argue for?