Buff Priest?

  • anchorm4n's Avatar HearthStationeer 510 613 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Priest's new identity has been out for a while now but I haven't seen any decks that focus on this very much so far. Therefore I tried my hands at it myself, the result being this: 

    (Edit: lol, I just realized there are no "new identity" cards in there but Power Infusion. But yeah, the spirit is there. The deck revolves around healing and buffing our minions.)

    The idea is to get out cheap minions early and buff them with spells and heal to outvalue our opponents. In my eyes the dragon package and Galakrond are especially debatable. I added the first mainly because of Breath of the Infinite. While the invokers are great and really do their job, I'm not so sure about Galakrond himself. I have yet to play him in a game and really would have needed him only once but didn't draw him in time.

    Sethekk Veilweaver and Dark Prophecy are the powerhouses of this deck. If you manage to drop Embalming Ritual on a veilweaver or Reliquary of Souls, our opponent usually gets in trouble. 

    So far I have played the deck on ranks 3 and 2 platinum with a win rate of around 50% over less than 10 games. I've beaten a Tempo Demon Hunter and lost to a Galakrond Rogue only through highroll RNG on his side.

    So maybe this deck is actually viable, but as I know that I'm no good at deck building, I was hoping for some ideas from you for improving it. What do you think?

    If nothing else, it was fun to build something up from scratch that actually seems to work for a change.

    Double the pride, double the fall.

  • RavenSunHS's Avatar Swamp 605 1216 Posts Joined 03/27/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Too many one-ofs in this deck, yet not enough for a Highlander setup.

    I think you should refine it more.

    You will probably get to a Tempo Priest with Galakrond package, which is something that's been marginally experimented for some weeks now.

    Galakrond Buff Priest is better than people think, but ultimately unreliable and/or skill intensive.

    A Thief package could also be taken into consideration.

  • Live4vrRdieTryn's Avatar 100 59 Posts Joined 07/14/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Priest has the distinction of getting the only Galakrond that doesn’t necessarily need the support cards, experiment without them since 7 mana kill a rando gain 5 life and get infinite value is still an okay pla

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