New Priest Deck (Heal Heal Heal)

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The Deck consists of:

2x Holy Smite

2x Power Word: Shield

2x Goldshire Footman

2x Northshire Cleric

2x Voodoo Doctor

2x Divine Spirit

2x Mind Blast

2x Shadow Word: Pain

2x Explosive Sheep

2x Loot Hoarder

2x Shadow Word: Death

2x Dalaran Mage

2x Wolfrider

2x Dragonling Mechanic

2x Holy Nova

1x Antique Healbot

1x Priestess of Elune


It has some cards from the Goblins vs Gnomes Expansion and requires 0 Arcane Dust.


I built this deck to be all about good old fashioned "keep yourself and everyone around you alive". Northshire Clerics are essential to keep on the field. Keep using the Priest's ability to keep them alive. That way, you can keep drawing and pull better cards like the Dalaran Mage to buff your Mind Blast. The Goldshire Footman is used to keep the heat off your minions. Use the Shadow Words to keep the enemies away, be them big or small. Use the Power Word to buff your Goldshire Footman to turn him into a tank, taking almost all of the hits. You can also use the Power Word to buff the Wolfrider, making him less frail. Explosive sheep make excellent board wipes and Holy Nova too. Divine Spirit is an even better health buff after you use the Power Words. The Voodoo Doctors restore you or a minion that may be in trouble. Let me know what you think!

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