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Guest Eunichorn

This deck worked absolutely great, though I DID switch out 1x Forbidden Words for 1x Activate the Obelisk before running it. First try though! Thanks a lot!

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Guest Iwonderhow

He deals too much damage for this deck to work. He plays 2 imprisoned antaen and boom dead I am. I think I will try with more healing and some silence. And RNG

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Guest Slight tweaks

I tried a bunch of times, couldn't win with deck as listed, so I tweaked a bit and won first time with this:

### IllidanFel
# Class: Priest
# Format: Standard
# Year of the Phoenix
#
# 1x (0) Silence
# 1x (1) Embalming Ritual
# 2x (1) Imprisoned Homunculus
# 2x (1) Renew
# 1x (2) Bluegill Warrior
# 2x (2) Penance
# 2x (2) Shadow Word: Death
# 2x (3) Apotheosis
# 2x (4) Grave Rune
# 2x (4) Holy Nova
# 2x (4) Power Infusion
# 2x (5) Convincing Infiltrator
# 2x (5) Psyche Split
# 2x (5) Sandhoof Waterbearer
# 2x (5) Shield of Galakrond
# 2x (5) Time Rip
# 1x (7) Galakrond, the Unspeakable

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Guest Not impressed

These decks suck, just random luck to beat him, basically dead by turn 6 every game, always have 5 mana cards in opening draw or as first hand that do almost nothing to help survive or kill his minions. By the time the bigger minions drop or come to, you're basically dead.

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I wasn't having any luck with this deck or a Paladin decklist that I had found on Hearthpwn or Out of Cards (can't remember which). Ended up trying the Quest Priest decklist from Deadly Deity on YouTube, and I won this on the first try with his list. The video is here: 

And the decklist is:

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Guest Talhathier

I tried all the above decks, but had no luck. I modified it somewhat and got lucky with my galakrond inspires. 

### Custom Priest2
# Class: Priest
# Format: Standard
# Year of the Phoenix
#
# 1x (0) Silence
# 2x (1) Imprisoned Homunculus
# 2x (1) Renew
# 2x (2) Acidic Swamp Ooze
# 2x (2) Penance
# 2x (2) Shadow Word: Death
# 2x (3) Apotheosis
# 2x (3) Frozen Shadoweaver
# 2x (4) Grave Rune
# 2x (4) Holy Nova
# 2x (5) Convincing Infiltrator
# 2x (5) Psyche Split
# 2x (5) Sandhoof Waterbearer
# 2x (5) Shield of Galakrond
# 2x (5) Time Rip
# 1x (7) Galakrond, the Unspeakable

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Guest NubbY

It's easier if you remove the Galakrond package for Power Word: Feast, BrittleBone Destroyer, Skeletal Dragon, Catrina Muerte. 

My victory came when I stuck a Skeletal dragon for 1 turn. I was able to feast, Apotheosis, and split next turn. All this wouldn't be necessary. You really just need to keep 1 minion on board for a turn then buff/heal/copy as much as you can. He doesn't have much big (12+health) minion removal that doesn't require him to smack with his face a bunch of times. 

I tried the gala package. Didn't work. This deck got me across the finish line on attempt #2.

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For anyone else trying to complete this after Barrens was released, I was able to defeat Illidan with the below priest deck on my second attempt. Strategy is basically to stay alive until he is card to card, then he is pretty easy to beat. Somewhat similar deck to my Lady Vashj deck but with more healing and less minion control. Save your Raise Dead for late game so you can hopefully get a dragon or an elemental. Illidan doesn't really know how to counter the frenzy cards so use the Braves to your advantage. He got me down to 8 health but I was able to get an Apotheosis on Alexstraza so finished the game at full health.

### challenge
# Class: Priest
# Format: Standard
# Year of the Gryphon
#
# 1x (0) Desperate Prayer
# 1x (0) Raise Dead 
# 1x (1) Flash Heal
# 1x (1) Holy Smite
# 1x (1) Reliquary of Souls
# 2x (1) Renew
# 2x (2) Insight
# 2x (2) Shadow Word: Death
# 2x (3) Apotheosis
# 2x (3) Devouring Plague
# 2x (3) Frozen Shadoweaver
# 1x (3) Gift of Luminance
# 2x (3) Hysteria
# 2x (4) Brittlebone Destroyer
# 2x (4) Holy Nova
# 2x (6) Lightshower Elemental
# 2x (6) Taurajo Brave
# 1x (9) Alexstrasza the Life-Binder
# 1x (10) Deathwing the Destroyer

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Guest Guest

I beat it using warlock tickatus with defiler. Standard meta. Not tough, but you really need right mulligan: everything that deals 3 single or 2 aoe damage, tgen armor and healing. Remove illidan minions, corrupt your cards, remove his 5-10 cards, and you are the winner. Took me an hour to beat him.

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On 4/22/2021 at 9:15 PM, castlefund said:

For anyone else trying to complete this after Barrens was released, I was able to defeat Illidan with the below priest deck on my second attempt. Strategy is basically to stay alive until he is card to card, then he is pretty easy to beat. Somewhat similar deck to my Lady Vashj deck but with more healing and less minion control. Save your Raise Dead for late game so you can hopefully get a dragon or an elemental. Illidan doesn't really know how to counter the frenzy cards so use the Braves to your advantage. He got me down to 8 health but I was able to get an Apotheosis on Alexstraza so finished the game at full health.

### challenge
# Class: Priest
# Format: Standard
# Year of the Gryphon
#
# 1x (0) Desperate Prayer
# 1x (0) Raise Dead 
# 1x (1) Flash Heal
# 1x (1) Holy Smite
# 1x (1) Reliquary of Souls
# 2x (1) Renew
# 2x (2) Insight
# 2x (2) Shadow Word: Death
# 2x (3) Apotheosis
# 2x (3) Devouring Plague
# 2x (3) Frozen Shadoweaver
# 1x (3) Gift of Luminance
# 2x (3) Hysteria
# 2x (4) Brittlebone Destroyer
# 2x (4) Holy Nova
# 2x (6) Lightshower Elemental
# 2x (6) Taurajo Brave
# 1x (9) Alexstrasza the Life-Binder
# 1x (10) Deathwing the Destroyer

AAECAZ/HAgjOvgOnywPXzgOZ6wOwigS4igSFnwTLoAQLk7oDr7oD1r4D1s4D+98D+OMD1ugDmusDm+sDhJ8EwZ8EAA==

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Thank you dude, your decks really saved me

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Guest Wolf

Yes! Finally I’ve beaten this stage!

I’ve used the deck listed by castlefund (thank you guy!) but with a couple of changes because I’ve lost too many times finishing useful cards in hand :

-2 Insight

-1 Deathwing (too slow!)

+2 Palm Reading

+1 Natalie Seline 

Hope can help someone else!

The key to success as Nubby wrote is to buff a single minion and keeping him alive.
Bye, 
Wolf

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Guest Amoena

Hi,

I manage to take challenge Illidan down today with this deck:

### Custom Priest2
# Class: Priest
# Format: Standard
# Year of the Gryphon
#
# 2x (0) Desperate Prayer
# 2x (1) Renew
# 2x (2) Shadow Word: Death
# 2x (3) Death's Head Cultist
# 2x (3) Devout Dungeoneer
# 2x (3) Fairground Fool
# 2x (3) Gift of Luminance
# 2x (4) Big Game Hunter
# 2x (4) Brittlebone Destroyer
# 2x (4) Circus Medic
# 2x (4) Hysteria
# 2x (4) Shadow Word: Ruin
# 2x (6) Devout Pupil
# 2x (6) Lightshower Elemental
# 1x (8) Natalie Seline
# 1x (9) Alexstrasza the Life-Binder

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# To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone

I Had 16 Hp left and he 6 hp. Finished him with Alexstrasza 8 dmg. It took about 10 times to try. Tried about 50 times with other classes and combinations :)

Hope this helps, good luck!
Amoena

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