Priest has been one of those Hearthstone classes that gets a lot of hate from the community and even Blizzard themselves haven't been too thrilled about the class. Hearthstone's Dean Ayala talked about Divine Spirit and the Priest class as a whole almost 6 months ago stating something may be done around the next set rotation.
Well, Dean, you were right. Priest has received those "sweeping changes" you teased us with and it's time we take a look at what is happening to Hearthstone's Priest class. Let's dive in!
Stay tuned for an analytical look at the new cards in a future article.
The New Basic & Classic Priest Cards
Since some cards are being rotated out to the Hall of Fame, we're getting new ones to replace them!
- Shadow Word: Ruin - (4): Destroy all minions with 5 or more Attack.
- Scarlet Subjugator - (1) 2/1: Battlecry: Give an enemy minion -2 Attack until your next turn.
- Psychic Conjurer - (1) 1/1: Battlecry: Copy a card in your opponent's deck and add it to your hand.
- Power Infusion - (4): Give a minion +2/+6.
- Natalie Seline - (8) 8/1: Battlecry: Destroy a minion and gain its Health.
- Kul Tiran Chaplain - (2) 2/3: Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +2 Health.
The Old Priest Cards Getting Changed
Some Priest cards are getting changed rather than completely switching out. It's nice to see some familiar faces.
- Shadow Madness is now 3 mana, down from 4.
- Thoughtsteal is now 2 mana, down from 3.
- Temple Enforcer is now 5 mana, down from 6. Attack has changed from 6 to 5.
- Shadow Word: Death is now 2 mana, down from 3.
- Power Word: Shield is now 0 mana, down from 1. No longer draws a card.
- Holy Smite now deals 3 damage, up from 2. The damage may only target a minion.
- Holy Nova now costs 4 mana, down from 5.
The Priest Cards Being Hall of Famed
Some of our friends in the Priest class are being moved to the Hall of Fame. Due to the move, if you own any of these cards you will receive their crafting value in full upon set rotation.
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