Tempo Silence Priest

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Introduction

This is a tempo version of silence priest, aiming to win on turns 6-8. When this deck wins, it is usually during those turns. The goal is to develop a large board of overstatted can't attack minions early in the game, silence them so they can attack, and go face and win. Although trading is sometimes necessary, you should try to play this like an aggro deck aiming to push face damage and win early. However, an exception is that when you have Taelan Fordring or Lady Prestor in hand, you can try to play the long game and use Lady Prestor to have a powerful late game of low cost, high stat minions that you can silence for even great stats.

This deck has 5 main packages of cards.

 

Big Minions Package

Ancient Watcher Card Image   Arcane Watcher Card Image   

Humongous Razorleaf Card Image  Package Runner Card Image     Eerie Statue Card Image

These minions have amazing stats for the cost but can't attack. Play them early and then silence them for a massive tempo boost.

 

Silence Package

Focused Will Card Image    Purify Card Image   
Unsleeping Soul Card Image  Dalaran Librarian Card Image    Wailing Soul Card Image

Use these cards to silence the minions from your Big Minions package so they can attack.

 

Support Package

Power Word: Shield Card Image    Raise Dead Card Image.   Gift of Luminance Card Image

These cards support your gameplan in various ways. Power Word: Shield is great for giving a minion health and for card draw. Raise Dead can get you an extra copies of your minions. Gift of Luminance creates a 1/1 minion that you can then silence to boost it up to its full stats as well as getting the divine shield on your minion.


Lady Prestor Package

Taelan Fordring Card Image Lady Prestor Card Image

Use Taelan Fordring to tutor Lady Prestor from your deck. She will turn your low cost, can’t attack minions with high stats into low cost minions with high stats that can attack and can have powerful dragon abilities. In addition, you can silence the dragons to get their full stats.

 

Lethal Package

 

Loatheb Card Image    Mindrender Illucia Card Image

 

Use Loatheb to prevent enemies from casting removal spells. Often you are close to lethal on turns 5 and 6 and he prevents major removal like Psychic Scream and ensures your victory. Your deck does not have any removals, taunts other than Taelan Fordring who you can play earlier, or heals so Mindrender Illucia is like a second Loatheb. If you play her when you have lethal next turn, the opponent can not stop you with any of your cards. Another use for her if you draw her later in the game is trying to find burst damage if the opponent is at low health but has stabilized the board.

 

Mulligan

In your mulligan phase, prioritize getting any of the Big Minions package first. If you have one of those, then you can keep a silence. Try to work out a plan for your first couple of turns with a Big Minions package minion and mulligan based on that. If you think you are against a slower deck, keep Taelan Fordring or Lady Prestor.

 

Conclusion

Hope you enjoy, and if you have any questions or comments about the deck including suggestions on how to improve it please comment below.

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Comments

  • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 840 415 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 2 days, 3 hours ago

    Portrait: King Anduin

    Cardback: Cupcake

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  • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 840 415 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    update: yes

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  • Pezman's Avatar Academy Adventurer 1715 1560 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    I just went 1-10, lost to aggro and control. As expected, not enough draw. I often managed a solid early board, but when my opponent was able to answer it, I was out of gas. I don't know if there will be a meta for silence priest again. There are too many ways to counter it, and too many more powerful synergies.

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    • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 840 415 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
      Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

      Are you going face enough?  I also ran out of gas if I tried to control the board too much but I did beat a bunch of meta decks including big priest, reno priest, even shaman and secret mage by being very aggressive.  Even against something like odd demon hunter and face hunter I won by rushing them down with face damage vs trading, before I tried the aggressive playstyle I was losing more too as this deck runs out of gas by turn 10.  This is not a meta deck of course, it’s more of a fun level deck, so against tier 1 decks it won’t have a great winrate but I didn’t do nearly as bad as that in testing.  I am trying out your idea for card draw but so far what I see is you get cards like Inner Fire and Divine Spirit by themselves and they don’t help a lot, the combo seems inconsistent although it does work well when you get both pieces.  I agree that the meta isn’t good for it as a top tier competitive deck because darkglare warlock is more powerful as it can get 8/8 giants out faster than you.  

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      • Pezman's Avatar Academy Adventurer 1715 1560 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
        Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

        I feel like I played pretty aggressively, but of course, you have to trade when there's a taunt. I added in a Mass Dispel too, for that.

        The Divine Spirit/Inner Fire combo was how I won that one game.

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        • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 840 415 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
          Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

          Maybe I can watch some of your games to see how you mulligan and stuff?  I usually had 3 big minions on the board by turn 6 and then they just went face, with the help of Loatheb and Mindrender Illucia.  There’s also some things like when to use the 1/1 minion creators and saving silences for more than one minion at a time vs using them aggressively early on. Of course it’s possible I was lucky some games or you were unlucky some games with draws and that sort of thing, sample sizes below 100 are hard to trust for any deck in my opinion.  My sample size is about 45 games starting at silver mmr and building up to diamond and my winrate started off at 75 percent for the low mmr ranks and dropped to about 50 percent at high ranks.  What decks were you facing in your meta when you tried this deck, it definitely had more and less favored matchups in my experience so I’m curious what your pocket meta was.  Odd paladins and kingsbane rogues destroy this deck so I definitely would not be surprised at a 10 percent winrate if you face a lot of those.   

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          • Pezman's Avatar Academy Adventurer 1715 1560 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
            Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

            Oh yeah, I cut Illucia too. I think she's a really neat card, but she backfired heavily twice. Loatheb is a champ.

            I faced a couple rez priests, a Time Warp mage, face hunter, and several warlocks of various builds, can't remember what else. I think it was a highlander-lock that I beat. 

            Your track record is better evidence than mine, since you've played more games with it, and you probably played better since you designed the deck.

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            • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 840 415 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
              Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

              Yeah I’m not sure how to explain it other than low sample size or we get different matchups, especially bc you said you did well with the Reborn Quest Paladin deck a week or so ago but I didn’t do as well with it as I did with this deck and thought it’s mostly a meme level deck.  Either way, I definitely appreciate all of your suggestions even though I don’t end up implementing all of them bc it’s fun to test out different things and some things like Greybough in Reno Druid worked really well and Dragonrider Talritha is an awesome idea for Midrange Dragon Pally.

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          • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 840 415 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
            Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

            Mass Dispel is interesting, I personally didn’t face decks with a lot of taunts other than big priest but it could definitely be a good idea depending on what decks you face.

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  • Pezman's Avatar Academy Adventurer 1715 1560 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Looks fun, Swiz!

    I count only 4 cards that draw (including Shadow Visions), so it seems like that might be an issue. I wonder if we can ditch Psyche Split and maybe a couple other things, and run a Palm Reading package with Divine Spirit/Inner Fire for a lethal burst?

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