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Been trying these tips for a week or so now and been stuck doing 4/3 and 5/3 on average in the past 10 games played using these arena rankings. That is until today. 

 

Took the priest out for a spin, got 9/3. :) I'm very pleased...and the pack i received as a reward had this nifty legendary inside Alextrasza :D i'm even more pleased.

 

The 3 games i lost were VERY hard fought and could've gone either way. All 3 of my opponents won by a hair's breath each time getting them to the point that they only had 5 or less cards left (one of them was a mage that had NO cards left before dealing the finishing blow to me) in each instance i would've won if i had gotten 1 more turn. 

 

I wrote down the deck this time so that others interested can see what i was playing and also to get some tips/advice from the pros here on what i did right, or wrong in terms of card choices i selected

 

1x Circle of Healing
1x Silence
1x Holy Smite
2x Power Word: Shield
3x Northshire Cleric
1x Dire Wolf Alpha
1x Ironbeak Owl
1x Lightwell
1x Master Swordsmith
1x Sunfury Protector
1x Thoughtsteal
1x Big Game Hunter
1x Emperor Cobra
1x Jungle Panther
1x Shadow Madness
2x Defender of Argus
2x Lightspawn
1x Sen'jin Shieldmasta
2x Holy Nova
1x Fen Creeper
1x Silver Hand Knight
1x Frost Elemental
2x Temple Enforcer

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i followed the guide and had a terrible run in arena.  I don't think its the guides fault though, i didn't have the greatest draw and my opponents played directly into my weaknesses and their strengths.  Lost to 2 mages and a Paladin.  The last match (pally) was awful.  He had a mana addict on first turn with their one extra mana card from going second.  I didn't have a proper response so next turn he played blessing of might.  This put the minion in the 4 attack spot i couldn't easily touch it as a priest.

 

For the next few turns ( and i say few) he played cheap spells and just destroyed me.  It was a good mixture of a bad opening hand for me and good one for him.  I honestly don't know how much different i could've played it.  Otherwise, my matches were close, but i got a lousy 1-3.  Priest is not my strong point, but it seemed like the best option of the 3.  Guess i know not to use him too much again smile.png

 

Been looking around on this site in general and i have to say its been extremely helpful.  I have more wins and consistently play better.  Just hope for better arena runs.

 

Glad you had a good run Akaitsuki!  the only card i figured was a 'bad' pick was Thoughtsteal.  From my experience this is a one to one trade and unless you are fortunate enough to get a decent card, its typically something the opponent has a better deck for so it won't always shine for you.  Maybe this is a little different for arena in the sense that decks aren't constructed, but I would imagine it would fit their theme better than yours.  It can be a good card, but the risk/reward doesn't always feel worth it to me.

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i followed the guide and had a terrible run in arena.  I don't think its the guides fault though, i didn't have the greatest draw and my opponents played directly into my weaknesses and their strengths.  Lost to 2 mages and a Paladin.  The last match (pally) was awful.  He had a mana addict on first turn with their one extra mana card from going second.  I didn't have a proper response so next turn he played blessing of might.  This put the minion in the 4 attack spot i couldn't easily touch it as a priest.

 

For the next few turns ( and i say few) he played cheap spells and just destroyed me.  It was a good mixture of a bad opening hand for me and good one for him.  I honestly don't know how much different i could've played it.  Otherwise, my matches were close, but i got a lousy 1-3.  Priest is not my strong point, but it seemed like the best option of the 3.  Guess i know not to use him too much again smile.png

 

Been looking around on this site in general and i have to say its been extremely helpful.  I have more wins and consistently play better.  Just hope for better arena runs.

 

Glad you had a good run Akaitsuki!  the only card i figured was a 'bad' pick was Thoughtsteal.  From my experience this is a one to one trade and unless you are fortunate enough to get a decent card, its typically something the opponent has a better deck for so it won't always shine for you.  Maybe this is a little different for arena in the sense that decks aren't constructed, but I would imagine it would fit their theme better than yours.  It can be a good card, but the risk/reward doesn't always feel worth it to me.

Priest is one of the best classes in the arena if you enjoy the play style, however it is also one of the hardest. 

Generally, when people draft a priest, they forget the importance of early game and in case of all control decks, having a solid early game is more important than your end game.

Thoughtsteal is not a bad pick. It does however always cause delay for a 2-for-1, which can sometimes be game breaking if you are running a bad early game. You are right about the risk / reward, however keep in mind that it is proportional to your score, (the first few games... you can end up going "WTF" when you get a Magma Rager and Dalaran Mage from it :))

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Guys this is a great list, only issue is that there are so many cards missing I end up using other sources to pick a third of my cards! Please update when you get a chance !

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Guys this is a great list, only issue is that there are so many cards missing I end up using other sources to pick a third of my cards! Please update when you get a chance !

Thanks for the positive comment, but there is not a single card missing, so what are you talking about?

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This is a great tool, but as the previous person posted, I noticed there are some cards missing.  I missed a some while picking, but I know I did not see the Shadow Madness, Young Priestess or Arcane Golem in the list.  

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This is a great tool, but as the previous person posted, I noticed there are some cards missing.  I missed a some while picking, but I know I did not see the Shadow Madness, Young Priestess or Arcane Golem in the list.  

They are there, you just need to click the "Rare Cards" button.

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