Greetings, and welcome to the second episode of our Wild Class Spotlights - last time we covered Druid (look here in case you missed it), and this time we'll be focused on Priest.
Unlike some years ago, Anduin has a strong presence in the Wild format: Reno Priest is one of the strongest decks (if not the strongest) out there, and Big Priest, thanks to the new Blood of G'huun and Palm Reading was able to overcome the back-breaking Barnes nerf and rise to the top of the food chain.
However, this does not mean that there aren't other ways to enjoy the class in Hearthstone's eternal format. Therefore, here are some niche Priest archetypes that will carry you through the week! Got copy them and queue up on the ladder!
While the game plan is very similar to Darkglare Warlock, you don't risk getting killed by playing the deck and, of course, you give your opponent more time to prepare himself against your swing turns. Quite a one-trick pony, but if you manage to stick a Grave Rune on a Grave Horror you'll most likely be in a winning position.
While Mindrender Illucia doesn't really do much for the deck's game plan, it is always nice to have a peek at the opponent's hand and maybe mess up some combos or get lethal. The card's just good.
Inner Fire Priest
Insight and Palm Reading are the two Priest cards I was the most excited about during card reveal season. The fact that they're making the cut in Reno Priest and seeing experimentation in a lot of other decks puts a smile on my face.
As some of you may know, with this deck, even a 1/3 could be potentially deadly: all you have to do is stick a minion on the board, or steal one from your opponent with Potion of Madness, however, watch out for taunts. Then, just draw your Divine Spirits and Inner Fire as fast as possible. EZ.
Emperor Thaurissan and Palm Reading give your hand a nice discount effect, which makes Radiant Elemental kind of redundant or at least less fundamental for the final combo.
CONCERNEDMOM's Ragnaros Priest
"So, how many Rags do you want to summon in a single game?" "Yes."
Double OTK Priest
This is the reason why Priest's OTK potential in Standard was killed and Auchenai Soulpriest got rotated.
Transform your Renews, Flash Heals and Regenerates into massive damage sources (featuring the good old Prophet Velen) and, if your opponent is still kicking, just finish the job with the classic '10 mana deal 30 damage', C'Thun, the Shattered.
Did you enjoy our Priest spotlight? Which class would you like to see as the next one?
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