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Hearthstone Cheap Priest GvG

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Can the author give some more insight on this deck? I'm losing 8 out of 10 games with it. 

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The basic strategy is to get minions on board, and preserve them using your Hero Power. Healing a minion is usually better than playing a minion if you have a choice between the two. The idea is to create value by having one of your cards deal with 2 or 3 of their's, and just slowly gain an advantage by having more options available than your opponent.

Cards like Thoughsteal play into this, since it gives you more options in your deck than your opponent, Power Word Shield creates bigger Health pools so you can get more value out of your Hero Power, same with Temple Enforcer etc.

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Why do you not use Velens chosen? It is a fantastic card if you use it on turn 3 or 4, and can even be used to make a stronger Holy Nova. Also it is just a common card; you could probably switch it out with Spider tank, or even Shattered Sun cleric since it also fits the budget of 1000 dust.

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Velen's Chosen is a fine card, and you can definitely include it if you like, I just chose to go the route of more consistent minions in this deck. Velen's can sometimes be a dead card sat in your hand the whole game.

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There's a lot, obviously as a deck that is built on a tight budget there are many sub-optimal card choices, but it's impossible to build a comprehensive list without knowing what each specific player has access to. Look at our full budget Priest decks, or the Priest crafting guide if you want to figure out what other cards are good in Priest.

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Do you think it would be good to replace the power word: shields with voodoo doctors and the shattered sun clerics with earthen ring farseers?

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It is just an mediocre deck that shoudn´t be played above rank 17. It has some bad card choices and needs to be updated to be a good deck. I tried it but just won 30% of the games I played. As a example, it should have valens choosen in it and it needs to dump the clerics. 

I would rate it 3/10 because it´s dosen´t fit with the meta and because it wouldn´t be close to beat the decks in rank 10-12!

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Haha!

Thanks for your input buddy.

Yeah, why would I want card draw anyway?

Also, just dropped by to say that I subbed the boulderfist for Onyxia. Randomly got it and I wanted to try it out and it's been great. It's fantastic boom bot fodder.

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I replaced Sun Clerics with E.R. Farseers, Azure Drake & Boulder with 2x Sludge Belcher. The deck seems fine and games turn out quite nice, but I seem to lack something which I already figured out.

 

Where could I place silence or silencing owl in this deck?

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All of the decks on this website boast ranks about 5 levels too high from where they can really get.  There is not a single deck for a priest that can even touch rank 5.  I have played them all out and sadly there is just no chance of any of them.  You need one deck to get to 18, then another to get to 15, then another to get down to 12.  Then you need another deck to get you to rank 8 then you need one of the "legend" decks to get yourself down to rank 6-7.  Each deck is designed to counter a different part of the meta.  This has nothing to do with this website, but very much with how much blizzard has failed to balance this game.  I am really starting to lose faith in what blizzard is able to put out on the market.  Hearthstone has become paper rock scissors just like PVP in Warcraft.  Starcraft has always been this way, just sad thats what they decided to do with all of their games.  Maybe this is just nostalgia, but i like when better players had a better chance of winning at games than lesser skilled players were.  Marketing and trying to make money i guess outweighed the pride of making a good game 

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All of the decks on this website boast ranks about 5 levels too high from where they can really get.  There is not a single deck for a priest that can even touch rank 5.  I have played them all out and sadly there is just no chance of any of them.  You need one deck to get to 18, then another to get to 15, then another to get down to 12.  Then you need another deck to get you to rank 8 then you need one of the "legend" decks to get yourself down to rank 6-7.  Each deck is designed to counter a different part of the meta.  This has nothing to do with this website, but very much with how much blizzard has failed to balance this game.  I am really starting to lose faith in what blizzard is able to put out on the market.  Hearthstone has become paper rock scissors just like PVP in Warcraft.  Starcraft has always been this way, just sad thats what they decided to do with all of their games.  Maybe this is just nostalgia, but i like when better players had a better chance of winning at games than lesser skilled players were.  Marketing and trying to make money i guess outweighed the pride of making a good game 

So very, very wrong.

Maybe the decks on the site boast ranks higher than *you* can get, that's very different.

Like you're actually telling me that there is no one playing any of the Priest decks on this site that is above Rank 5 right now? Or has ever achieved that rank? You're insane.

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I'm on Hearthstone right now and i need to craft the Injured Blade master. It cost 800 dust each and i need 2 in the deck. But thats way over 900 which what the deck says it cost?

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I'm on Hearthstone right now and i need to craft the Injured Blade master. It cost 800 dust each and i need 2 in the deck. But thats way over 900 which what the deck says it cost?

Try crafting cards which are not golden. It suddenly becomes 100 dust only.. :)

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Hey Sottle, so I'm trying out your Cheap Priest Deck atm, since I'm new to Hearthstone and therefore rather limited on cards. I got a bit lucky with packs though and also crafted some of the cards you use in your more expensive decks, so my question is:

Would it be fine to simply replace cards from the cheap deck with cards used in your more expensive decks, that I think fulfill the same purpose? Or would it be better just to sit on them and wait until I can create on of the higher decks, to not risk doing any stupid exchanges?

 

Was thinking about Cabal Shadow Priest for 1 of the Temple Guards for example. And maybe shadow madness for... 1 of the 3 mana minions?

 

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Another question I forgot: I feel that often if I try to hold back Nortshire, Pyromancer etc. for when I can make use of their abilties, I fall back too far to ever get back in the game... Is there any general advice or a rule of thumb you can give for when to use them as a body, and when to hold them back? Thanks in advance already.

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I like this deck... Won 10/14 today using it.  Like every other deck its the cards that come early decide the game 

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Hey Sottle, so I'm trying out your Cheap Priest Deck atm, since I'm new to Hearthstone and therefore rather limited on cards. I got a bit lucky with packs though and also crafted some of the cards you use in your more expensive decks, so my question is:

Would it be fine to simply replace cards from the cheap deck with cards used in your more expensive decks, that I think fulfill the same purpose? Or would it be better just to sit on them and wait until I can create on of the higher decks, to not risk doing any stupid exchanges?

 

Was thinking about Cabal Shadow Priest for 1 of the Temple Guards for example. And maybe shadow madness for... 1 of the 3 mana minions?

Yeah as a rule you will generally be ok replacing cards with other cards from the higher dust cost decks if they fit the same sort of spot on the curve.

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