Do Nothing Priest

Last updated 3 months, 1 week ago
  • Archetype Quest Priest
  • Format Standard
  • Deck Type Ranked
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  • Crafting Cost 12280
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List was edited 8/27 due to things I saw working on ladder, this deck now obliterates aggro and simply survives forever due to the Spirit of the Dead

Deck Overview

This is a big minion priest deck that uses the quest to win once it takes the board. We finally have enough board clears with Mass Hysteria and Plague of Death to enable Priest to survive an onslaught of threatening boards. The deck has been nicknamed "Do Nothing Priest" by several streamers because the goal of the deck for turns 1-5 or so is to just use all of you healing cards to stay alive before playing big taunt minions and resurrecting them over and over again. 


How to Activate the Obelisk

Against an aggressive deck this quest is quite easy to complete due doing pretty much nothing to stop the aggression unless absolutely necessary before turn 5. This makes getting the better hero power online pretty straighforward. Cards like Divine Hymn, Penance, and Sandhoof Waterbearer work well together with your hero power to give you the healing needed to complete the quest. Against control or combo decks you will need to get creative and try to heal your minions in order to get the quest online. 


Mulligan Strategy

You always keep the quest so that will take up one of your mulligan slots, you need to play it to win the game.

Paladin, Warlock, Hunter, Shaman, and Rogue:

Mass Hysteria, Penance, and Zilliax

Warrior:

Archmage Vargoth and King Phaoris

Mage, Druid, and Priest:

Mass Hysteria and Shadow Word: Death


Matchups

Paladin, Warlock, Hunter, and Rogue:

These are the most aggressive decks in the game currently. You are playing a control game here with your resources until you can get a few minions online with the quest to value them out of the game when they run out of ways to kill your giant minions. 

Shaman

Shaman is the hardest matchup for this deck because staying alive is not enough. Look to build as big of boards as possible as quickly as you can, once the quest is online you cannot outvalue the Shaman. Your best bet is to try and build a big board to finish them off with a potential Topsy Turvy + Mosh'Ogg Enforcer.

Mage, Druid, and Priest:

These decks look to make massive boards in order to win the game, fortunately we have a lot of board clears and a lot of taunts. You are playing a control game here with your resources until you can get a few minions online with the quest to value them out of the game.

Warrior:

Warrior is a rather boring and slow matchup, try to maximize each of your resources to ensure victory without overextending into board clears. Archmage Vargoth is a fantastic card to add to your resurect pool to improve Mass Resurrection dramatically. King Phaoris should be used while you have all of your unnecessary board clears in hand, it will create a massive board of 5 and 9 drops to get you into position to win the game. Maximize your hero power to make each minion as hard as possible to kill.

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Comments

  • K1ngMrglMrgl's Avatar Mountain 95 29 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    I don not have Phaoris and I am not sure if I want to spend dust on him. What do you suggest as a replacement?

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    • drfelip's Avatar Valeera 205 153 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
      Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

      Maybe Mountain Giant, as the point is to take advantage of your hand being almost full.

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      • K1ngMrglMrgl's Avatar Mountain 95 29 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
        Posted 3 months ago

        Thanks mate!

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    • Pezman's Avatar Magma Rager 410 335 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
      Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

      Not sure if this is helpful, but I find King Phaoris to be a really fun card. This might not be the best deck for him, but he can work well at times. I think of him more as a fun card than a win more card, so I guess it comes down to your crafting priorities.

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    • kis's Avatar 10 1 Posts Joined 08/10/2019
      Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

      Don't. I've tried this deck. Every time I wanted to drop Phaoris, I was behind on board and had to just end up using my big spells to stay alive. A better replacement would probably be the new priest legendary High Priest Amet.

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    • NudeWookie's Avatar Content Squad Malfurion 155 61 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
      Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

      Archivist Elysianna if you've got it would improve the matchup against warrior. Or any big minion for the most part should be fine. He's not vital to the deck succeeding in most matchups.

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      • OldManSanns's Avatar 205 53 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
        Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

        I would greatly recommend running Seance over Archivist Elysianna--against straight control warriors, you'll always have the option to copy their Elysianna and then play it a turn later, and meanwhile you open up so many other possibilities for your other games too.

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        • NudeWookie's Avatar Content Squad Malfurion 155 61 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
          Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

          An even better option! 

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