Season 7 Low Budget Priest Control Deck

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Disclaimer: this deck has been archived. It remains on the website for documentation purposes, but we no longer maintain it and no longer guarantee that it works well in the current meta-game.

On this page, you will find a S7 low budget Priest Control deck. It costs 1,160 Arcane Dust to make (counting common cards) and will help you start climbing the rankings.

1. S7 Low Budget Priest Control Deck↑top

Our deck is made up of the following cards (total cost: 1,160 Arcane Dust).

1.1. Mana Curve

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2. Strategy↑top

Our Low Budget Priest Control Deck offers various means of establishing board control early, and bringing the game to the late stages where your cards excel.

The early game can often be played rather passively, unless you are matched against aggressive decks, in which case you can start pushing towards board control from the very start. Northshire Cleric will often be used for card advantage, however if buffed with Power Word: Shield, the Cleric can provide amazing board presence in the early game.

Wild Pyromancer can easily create card advantage and diminish your opponent's pressure, when its ability is triggered with cheap spells, such as The Coin, Power Word: Shield, or Holy Smite.

Sunfury Protector can be traded in the early game, however in most situations you will use it later in order to benefit from its Battlecry and create defensive value on the board, by turning your Injured Blademaster, Auchenai Soulpriest, Chillwind Yeti, or any other minion into a taunter.

Circle of Healing is extremely powerful, however in order to benefit from it, you will rely on other cards.

  • Injured Blademaster healed with Circle of Healing brings amazing value on the board and will often create card advantage as it is extremely difficult to kill, especially when kept alive with your Hero Power.
  • Northshire Cleric can potentially allow you to cycle Circle of Healing if there is a damaged minion on the board (including on your opponent's side), however in most situations you will attempt to use your Circle of Healing when there are multiple damaged minions and create card advantage.
  • Auchenai Soulpriest brings decent minion value on the board, as well as turning all your healing into damage. This means that your Hero Power can be used to deal damage, Circle of Healing becomes a global 4-damage AoE that can easily wipe out an entire board, while Earthen Ring Farseer's Battlecry deals 3 damage instead of healing, which can easily be used to take out an opposing minion.

Holy Nova provides AoE damage and healing, which will often prove to be essential against minion-heavy aggressive decks as well as present a potential to create card advantage, especially when used to heal minions with Northshire Cleric on the board.

Holy Fire can take out most mid-range minions as well as provide valuable healing. Keep in mind that Holy Fire will damage you if you have Auchenai Soulpriest on the board, and should be used with caution in such cases.

Mind Control is your ultimate end game and you should always save it to take something substantial, potentially your opponent's finisher such as Ragnaros the Firelord, Ysera, or any other high impact card.

2.1. Synergies and Combinations

Northshire Cleric + the healing provided by your Hero Power, Earthen Ring Farseer, Circle of Healing, or Holy Nova will always create card advantage.

Wild Pyromancer + any spell will trigger a 1-damage global AoE that can be used to counter aggressive opponents.

Injured Blademaster + Circle of Healing brings insane value on the board, that can easily create card advantage as well as establish and maintain early board control.

Auchenai Soulpriest + Circle of Healing will often clear the entire board, as it provides a global 4-damage AoE.

Auchenai Soulpriest + Hero Power or Earthen Ring Farseer can be used to take out your opponent's minions as the healing turns into damage.

2.2. Mulligan / Starting Hand

In general you should attempt to keep Circle of Healing, Power Word: Shield, Northshire Cleric, and Injured Blademaster. This means removing any expensive cards as well as all mid-range removal such as Shadow Word: Death and Holy Fire.

Auchenai Soulpriest can be a keeper if you suspect your opponent is playing a minion heavy aggressive deck, and you can aim for a turn 4 board wipe with Circle of Healing, however in any other situation you should mulligan it away.

2.3. Card Swaps

Should you often struggle with the early game, you can potentially include Ancient Watcher and Silence in your deck. Silence can also be used to trigger your Wild Pyromancer's ability, as well as turn Ancient Watcher into an attacker. Once you decide to include Ancient Watchers, you should also consider a Defender of Argus or two in your deck.

3. Changelog↑top

  • 06 Jul. 2014: The deck has been reviewed and deemed valid for Season 4.
  • 14 Jun. 2014: Updated the deck for Season 3.