Priest

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The Priest class is represented by Anduin Wrynn. While both Paladins and Priests draw their power from the Light, as a pure spell-caster Priest also has access to powerful shadow spells that iconically turn the enemies' power against them. Those two sides of the Priest are represented by the contrasting hero powers Lesser Heal and Mind Spike (while in Shadowform).

Strategy[edit]

Priests are good at controlling the board and keeping their minions alive for a long time by healing them up with their various healing spells such as Lesser Heal, Holy Nova and Circle of Healing. This makes higher health minions more valuable since they can eliminate enemies and be easily returned back to full condition. Priest decks can be built in a number of ways to beat different decks. While Auchenai Soulpriest, Holy Nova and Shadow Madness can stop aggression dead in its tracks, late game oriented Mind Control, Shadow Word: Death and Thoughtsteal can neutralize strong enemy minions and even turn them against their owners.

Main Synergies[edit]

Auchenai Soulpriest + Circle of Healing deals 4 damage to everything on the board (including your minions!) for 4 mana, which is good for wiping out early aggression.

Auchenai Soulpriest + Earthen Ring Farseer. The battlecry of the Farseer deals 3 damage, making it a stronger version of the SI:7 Agent.

Injured Blademaster + Circle of Healing gives you a 4/7 minion as early as turn 2 (With Coin).

Ancient Watcher + Silence gives you the equivalent of a Chillwind Yeti as early as turn 2.

Common Weaknesses[edit]

While Priest decks can be built to counter specific decks and thus can be very useful in tournament play where it is possible to know what you are going against, they struggle at being consistent against different types of decks simultaneously. This makes them weak at climbing the ladder. They can also be easily overwhelmed by aggressive decks since they rely on combinations of multiple cards which they might not be able to draw fast enough in the early game. Priest lacks strong heals like Holy Light and Healing Touch which would help them get back in the game after having stabilized against aggression. Another problem is the popularity of mid game minions with 4 attack (such as the Chillwind Yeti, Twilight Drake and Druid of the Claw), since they cannot be easily removed by Shadow Word: Pain or Shadow Word: Death.

Example Decks[edit]

Classic Priest Deck

# Name Mana Cost hs.png AttackIcon.png HitPointIcon.png
2 1 Common Circle of Healing Circle of Healing 0 0
1 1 Common Silence Silence 0 0
1 0 Holy Smite Holy Smite 1 1
2 0 Power Word: Shield Power Word: Shield 1 1
2 0 Northshire Cleric Northshire Cleric 1 1 1 1 3 3
2 2 Rare Wild Pyromancer Wild Pyromancer 2 2 3 3 2 2
1 0 Shadow Word: Death Shadow Word: Death 3 3
2 1 Common Thoughtsteal Thoughtsteal 3 3
2 1 Common Dark Cultist Dark Cultist 3 3 3 3 4 4
2 2 Rare Injured Blademaster Injured Blademaster 3 3 4 4 7 7
1 2 Rare Shadow Madness Shadow Madness 4 4
2 2 Rare Auchenai Soulpriest Auchenai Soulpriest 4 4 3 3 5 5
1 1 Common Holy Nova Holy Nova 5 5
1 4 Legendary Harrison Jones Harrison Jones 5 5 5 5 4 4
1 4 Legendary Loatheb Loatheb 5 5 5 5 5 5
2 2 Rare Sludge Belcher Sludge Belcher 5 5 3 3 5 5
1 2 Rare Holy Fire Holy Fire 6 6
1 3 Epic Cabal Shadow Priest Cabal Shadow Priest 6 6 4 4 5 5
1 4 Legendary Sylvanas Windrunner Sylvanas Windrunner 6 6 5 5 5 5
1 4 Legendary Ysera Ysera 9 9 4 4 12 12
1 0 Mind Control Mind Control 10 10

Deathrattle Priest Deck

# Name Mana Cost hs.png AttackIcon.png HitPointIcon.png
2 1 Common Circle of Healing Circle of Healing 0 0
2 0 Power Word: Shield Power Word: Shield 1 1
2 0 Northshire Cleric Northshire Cleric 1 1 1 1 3 3
2 1 Common Undertaker Undertaker 1 1 1 1 2 2
2 1 Common Zombie Chow Zombie Chow 1 1 2 2 3 3
2 1 Common Loot Hoarder Loot Hoarder 2 2 2 2 1 1
1 0 Shadow Word: Death Shadow Word: Death 3 3
2 1 Common Thoughtsteal Thoughtsteal 3 3
2 1 Common Dark Cultist Dark Cultist 3 3 3 3 4 4
2 2 Rare Injured Blademaster Injured Blademaster 3 3 4 4 7 7
2 2 Rare Auchenai Soulpriest Auchenai Soulpriest 4 4 3 3 5 5
1 2 Rare Defender of Argus Defender of Argus 4 4 2 2 3 3
2 2 Rare Sludge Belcher Sludge Belcher 5 5 3 3 5 5
1 2 Rare Holy Fire Holy Fire 6 6
2 3 Epic Cabal Shadow Priest Cabal Shadow Priest 6 6 4 4 5 5
1 4 Legendary Sylvanas Windrunner Sylvanas Windrunner 6 6 5 5 5 5
1 0 Mind Control Mind Control 10 10

A budget control deck

# Name Mana Cost hs.png AttackIcon.png HitPointIcon.png
2 1 Common Circle of Healing Circle of Healing 0 0
2 0 Holy Smite Holy Smite 1 1
2 0 Power Word: Shield Power Word: Shield 1 1
2 0 Northshire Cleric Northshire Cleric 1 1 1 1 3 3
1 0 Mind Blast Mind Blast 2 2
1 0 Shadow Word: Pain Shadow Word: Pain 2 2
1 2 Rare Sunfury Protector Sunfury Protector 2 2 2 2 3 3
2 2 Rare Wild Pyromancer Wild Pyromancer 2 2 3 3 2 2
1 0 Shadow Word: Death Shadow Word: Death 3 3
2 1 Common Thoughtsteal Thoughtsteal 3 3
2 2 Rare Injured Blademaster Injured Blademaster 3 3 4 4 7 7
2 2 Rare Auchenai Soulpriest Auchenai Soulpriest 4 4 3 3 5 5
2 2 Rare Defender of Argus Defender of Argus 4 4 2 2 3 3
2 1 Common Holy Nova Holy Nova 5 5
2 2 Rare Azure Drake Azure Drake 5 5 4 4 4 4
1 3 Epic Faceless Manipulator Faceless Manipulator 5 5 3 3 3 3
2 2 Rare Holy Fire Holy Fire 6 6
1 0 Mind Control Mind Control 10 10

Priest Cards[edit]

Here, all the class-specific cards are explained and arranged by their type.

Minions[edit]

Name Rarity Mana Cost hs.png AttackIcon.png HitPointIcon.png Effect
Auchenai Soulpriest 2 Rare 4 3 5 Your cards and powers that restore Health now deal damage instead.
Cabal Shadow Priest 3 Epic 6 4 5 Battlecry: Take control of an enemy minion that has 2 or less attack
Confessor Paletress 4 Legendary 7 5 4 Inspire: Summon a random Legendary minion.
Crystalline Oracle 2 Rare 1 1 1 [x]Deathrattle: Copy a card

from your opponent's deck  and add it to your hand.

Dark Cultist 1 Common 3 3 4 Deathrattle: Give a friendly minion +3 Health.
Darkshire Alchemist 2 Rare 4 4 5 Battlecry: Restore 5 Health.
Herald Volazj 4 Legendary 6 5 5 Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 copy of each of your other minions.
Hooded Acolyte 1 Common 4 3 6 Whenever a character is healed, give your C'Thun +1/+1 (wherever it is).
Lightspawn 1 Common 4 0 5 This minion's Attack is always equal to its Health.
Lightwell 2 Rare 2 0 5 At the start of your turn,restore 3 Health to a damaged friendly character.
Lyra the Sunshard 4 Legendary 5 3 5 Whenever you cast a spell, add a random Priest spell to your hand.
Museum Curator 1 Common 2 1 2 Battlecry: Discover a Deathrattle card.
Northshire Cleric 0 Free 1 1 3 Whenever a minion is healed, draw a card.
Onyx Bishop 2 Rare 5 3 4 Battlecry: Summon a friendly minion that died this game.
Priest of the Feast 1 Common 4 3 6 Whenever you cast a spell, restore 3 Health to your hero.
Prophet Velen 4 Legendary 7 7 7 Double the damage and healing of your spells and Hero Power.
Radiant Elemental 1 Common 2 2 3 Your spells cost (1) less.
Shadowbomber 3 Epic 1 2 1 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to each hero.
Shadowboxer 2 Rare 2 2 3 Whenever a character is healed, deal 1 damage to a random enemy.
Shadowfiend 3 Epic 3 3 3 Whenever you draw a card, reduce its Cost by (1).
Shrinkmeister 1 Common 2 3 2 Battlecry: Give a minion -2 Attack this turn.
Temple Enforcer 1 Common 6 6 6 Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +3 Health.
Twilight Darkmender 2 Rare 5 6 5 Battlecry: If your C'Thun has at least 10 Attack, restore 10 Health to your hero.
Twilight Whelp 1 Common 1 2 1 Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +2 Health.
Upgraded Repair Bot 2 Rare 5 5 5 Battlecry: Give a friendly Mech +4 Health
Vol'jin 4 Legendary 5 6 2 Battlecry: Swap Health with another minion.
Wyrmrest Agent 2 Rare 2 1 4 Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +1 Attack and Taunt.

Spells[edit]

Name Rarity Mana Cost hs.png Effect
Circle of Healing Common 0 Restore 4 Health to ALL minions.
Confuse Epic 2 Swap the Attack and Health of all minions.
Divine Spirit Common 2 Double a minion's Health.
Embrace the Shadow Epic 2 This turn, your healing effects deal damage instead.
Entomb Common 6 Choose an enemy minion. Shuffle it into your deck.
Excavated Evil 5 Deal 3 damage to all minions. Shuffle this card into your opponent's deck.
Flash Heal Common 1 Restore 5 Health
Forbidden Shaping Epic 0 Spend all your Mana. Summon a random minion that costs that much.
Greater Heal Rare 2 Restore 2 Health to a character for each card in your opponent's hand.
Holy Fire Rare 6 Deal 5 damage. Restore 5 Health to your hero.
Holy Nova Common 5 Deal 2 damage to all enemies. Restore 2 health to all friendly characters.
Holy Smite Free 1 Deal 2 damage.
Inner Fire Common 1 Change a minions Attack to be equal to its Health.
Light of the Naaru Rare 1 Restore 3 Health. if the target is still damaged, summon a Lightwarden.
Lightbomb Epic 6 Deal damage to each minion equal to its Attack.
Mass Dispel Rare 4 Silence all enemy minions. Draw a card.
Mind Blast Free 2 Deal 5 damage to the enemy hero.
Mind Control Free 10 Take control of an enemy minion.
Mind Vision Free 1 Put a copy of a random card in your opponent's hand into your hand.
Mindgames Epic 4 Put a copy of a random minion from your opponent's deck into the battlefield.
Power Word: Shield Free 1 Give a minion +2 Health. Draw a card.
Power Word: Tentacles Common 5 Give a minion +2/+6.
Resurrect Common 2 Summon a random friendly minion that died this game.
Shadow Madness Rare 4 Gain control of an enemy minion with 3 or less Attack until end of turn.
Shadow Word: Death Free 3 Destroy a minion with an Attack of 5 or more.
Shadow Word: Pain Free 2 Destroy a minion with 3 or less Attack.
Shadowform Epic 3 Your Hero Power becomes 'Deal 2 damage'. If already in Shadowform: 3 damage.
Silence Common 0 Silence a minion.
Thoughtsteal Common 3 Copy 2 cards from your opponent's deck and put them into your hand.
Velen's Chosen Common 3 Give a minion +2/+4 and Spell Damage +1.

Free Cards Acquisition[edit]

All of the cards that are of rarity Free can be won through normal play in the tutorial and Practice Mode. You always get two of them simultaneously because that's the limit you can have in one deck. This is how you get them:

Event

  • Available upon unlocking Priest
  • Available upon unlocking Priest
  • Available upon unlocking Priest
  • Available upon unlocking Priest
  • Available upon unlocking Priest
  • Get to level 2 with the Priest
  • Get to level 4 with the Priest
  • Get to level 6 with the Priest
  • Get to level 8 with the Priest
  • Get to level 10 with the Priest

In addition, Golden versions of the free cards can be unlocked by leveling further than level 10. For Golden versions, though, the cards are unlocked one by one and not in pairs. These are the levels and the associated unlocks.

Lore[edit]

Priests practice a complex, organized form of spirituality. It can be built around moral philosophy, the worship of a particular deity (such as Elune), and/or idol worship. This is in contrast to the reverence of the elements that shamans practice or the close divine connection with animals and the wilderness that druids maintain. Priests serve not only as influential religious figures in their respective societies, but also as powerful practitioners of divine magic. They use this to heal and protect, or harm and weaken.

Devotion to the faiths of Azeroth leads many priests to the paths of courage and heroism. In dark times priests carry the Light of faith with them as a reminder of the powerful forces at work beyond the comprehension of the peoples who walk the land. Powerful healers with an intimate connection to the divine, priests are empowered with abilities that aid them in times of dire need.

Priests comprise quite a varied group in Azeroth. Many are followers, in some manner, of the Holy Light. Some priests choose to be pyremasters or High Priests, while some of the most experienced become epic priests. There are also racial restrictions to some titles, such as witch doctor for trolls and Priestess of the Moon for night elf females.[1]

Browse Priest Cards[edit]

External links[edit]

Other pages that has information about the class, perhaps not other wikis but who knows.

References[edit]

  1. "About Priests" on WoWWiki.com.