Arena Priest Tier Lists for Rise of Shadows

Last updated on Apr 09, 2019 at 22:55 by Kat 20 comments

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This spreadsheet is designed to aid you in forging Priest Arena decks. As you can see, the spreadsheet divides all cards of the same rarity into 8 different tiers, based on their (potential) value for your class. Cards listed in Tier 1 are generally better than cards listed in Tier 2, and so on. Within each tier, however, the cards are not listed in order of their value. Cards specific to Priests are underlined.

1. How to Use a Spreadsheet?

Essentially, you should always pick the card that is part of the highest tier. When picking between cards that are in the same tier, make your choice based on preference, or what card would best suit your existing card choices.

To read more about how to use the spreadsheet to make the correct decisions, as well as to read about the exceptions (situations where you should pick something other than what the spreadsheet indicates), please check out our spreadsheet explanations.

2. About the Author

This deck is presented to you by Kat, a professional Hearthstone player playing since closed beta. She is a consistent legend player in both Wild and Standard with multiple high-rank finishes.

3. Priest Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Dark Cultist Kabal Talonpriest Shadow Word: Death Eccentric Scribe
EVIL Conscripter Mind Control Dalaran Crusader
Tier 2: Great
Hench-Clan Shadequill Shadow Word: Pain Chillwind Yeti Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Holy Nova Temple Enforcer Dark Iron Dwarf Spectral Knight
Kabal Songstealer Thoughtsteal Harvest Golem
Northshire Cleric Acidic Swamp Ooze Haunted Creeper
Power Word: Shield Boulderfist Ogre Hench-Clan Hogsteed
Tier 3: Good
Power Word: Tentacles Daring Reporter Mad Bomber Stormwind Champion
Squashling Dire Wolf Alpha Proud Defender Swift Messenger
Amani Berserker Earthen Ring Farseer Psych-o-Tron Toxic Sewer Ooze
Argent Squire Faerie Dragon Raging Worgen Unstable Ghoul
Big-Time Racketeer Flight Master Scarlet Crusader Worgen Infiltrator
Bog Creeper Frost Elemental Shattered Sun Cleric Zombie Chow
Burly Shovelfist Furious Ettin Silver Hand Knight
Cult Master Hired Gun Spellbreaker
Tier 4: Above Average
Kabal Chemist Blowgill Sniper Kooky Chemist Soldier of Fortune
Lightspawn Deranged Doctor Loot Hoarder Stormwind Knight
Potion of Madness Faceless Rager Nerubian Prophet Tanglefur Mystic
Quartz Elemental Fen Creeper Polluted Hoarder Twisted Worgen
Aberrant Berserker Friendly Bartender Ravencaller Walnut Sprite
Blackwald Pixie Hench-Clan Sneak Rotten Applebaum
Tier 5: Average
Arcane Servant Flesheating Ghoul Nerub'ar Weblord Streetwise Investigator
Archmage Gnomish Inventor Oasis Snapjaw Sunreaver Spy
Bilefin Tidehunter Grook Fu Master Ogre Magi Travelling Healer
Bloodfen Raptor Jungle Panther Silvermoon Guardian Violet Warden
Bluegill Warrior Mistress of Mixtures Spellbook Binder Wolfrider
Darkscale Healer Murloc Tidehunter Spiteful Smith Youthful Brewmaster
Eldritch Horror Naga Corsair Stormpike Commando
Tier 6: Below Average
Darkshire Alchemist Dancing Swords Kobold Geomancer Spawn of N'Zoth
Holy Smite Dragonling Mechanic Lord of the Arena Squirming Tentacle
Mind Vision EVIL Cable Rat Mad Scientist Stoneskin Gargoyle
Abusive Sergeant Frostwolf Warlord Marsh Drake Tentacle of N'Zoth
Acolyte of Pain Gurubashi Berserker Potion Vendor Venture Co. Mercenary
Ancient Brewmaster Hench-Clan Thug Pumpkin Peasant Voodoo Doctor
Ancient of Blossoms Hozen Healer Razorfen Hunter War Golem
Bloodsail Raider Infested Tauren Reckless Rocketeer Wyrmguard
Booty Bay Bodyguard Ironbeak Owl River Crocolisk
Dalaran Librarian Ironfur Grizzly Safeguard
Tier 7: Bad
Divine Spirit Faceless Behemoth Priestess of Elune Toxfin
Unsleeping Soul Felsoul Inquisitor Raid Leader Undertaker
Cauldron Elemental Frostwolf Grunt Red Mana Wyrm Vicious Scalehide
Clockwork Automaton Gadgetzan Socialite Silverback Patriarch Violet Spellsword
Core Hound Grotesque Dragonhawk Spellshifter Windfury Harpy
Cult Apothecary Ironforge Rifleman Swamp Leech Worgen Greaser
Dalaran Mage Mogu'shan Warden Tanaris Hogchopper Zealous Initiate
Darkmire Moonkin Nightblade Tauren Warrior
Elven Archer Novice Engineer Thrallmar Farseer
Tier 8: Terrible
Circle of Healing Dread Corsair Lost Spirit Street Trickster
Divine Hymn Duskboar Magma Rager Swamp Dragon Egg
Inner Fire Evolved Kobold Mana Reservoir Unpowered Steambot
Mind Blast Goldshire Footman Murloc Raider Wisp
Silence Grimscale Oracle Shieldbearer Young Dragonhawk
Am'gam Rager Heroic Innkeeper Southsea Deckhand
Backstreet Leper Leper Gnome Stonetusk Boar
Tier 1: Excellent
Convincing Infiltrator Sunwalker
Tier 2: Great
Drakonid Operative Auchenai Soulpriest Corrupted Seer
Forbidden Words Holy Water Gilnean Royal Guard
Kabal Courier Shifting Shade Witchwood Grizzly
Tier 3: Good
Nightscale Matriarch Defender of Argus Spellward Jeweler Witchwood Piper
Bomb Squad Exotic Mountseller Stampeding Kodo
Chief Inspector Phantom Militia Tunnel Blaster
Corrupted Healbot Sludge Belcher Violet Teacher
Tier 4: Above Average
Coffin Crasher Emperor Cobra Scaleworm Wild Pyromancer
Shadow Madness Imp Master Sunfury Protector
Deathlord Injured Blademaster Twilight Drake
Tier 5: Average
Holy Fire Crazed Alchemist Questing Adventurer Young Priestess
Mass Resurrection Demolisher Ravenholdt Assassin
Shadow Word: Horror Doppelgangster Spiked Hogrider
Abomination Knife Juggler Wailing Soul
Tier 6: Below Average
Backroom Bouncer Mad Hatter Portal Keeper
Gadgetzan Auctioneer Midnight Drake Recurring Villain
Tier 7: Bad
Pint-Size Potion Bloodsail Corsair Mad Summoner Sunreaver Warmage
Ancient Mage Coldlight Seer Mana Addict
Arcane Golem Eater of Secrets Mana Wraith
Blackwater Pirate Lifedrinker Master Swordsmith
Tier 8: Terrible
Greater Healing Potion Ancient Watcher Lightwarden Secretkeeper
Lightwell Angry Chicken Murloc Tidecaller Silithid Swarmer
Mass Dispel Arcane Watcher Nerubian Egg Small-Time Buccaneer
Alarm-o-Bot Hecklebot Night Prowler Underbelly Ooze
Tier 1: Excellent
Dragonfire Potion
Tier 2: Great
Cabal Shadow Priest Sea Giant Witch's Cauldron
Forbidden Shaping Shade of Naxxramas
Tier 3: Good
Batterhead Hench-Clan Hag Nightmare Amalgam
Blood Knight Mossy Horror Twilight Summoner
Burgly Bully Muck Hunter Voodoo Doll
Tier 4: Above Average
Mana Geode Shadowy Figure Worgen Abomination
Tier 5: Average
Defias Cleaner Fel Orc Soulfiend Portal Overfiend Splitting Festeroot
Echoing Ooze Leatherclad Hogleader Scaled Nightmare
Faceless Shambler Magic Carpet Southsea Captain
Tier 6: Below Average
Lazul's Scheme Big Bad Archmage Faceless Manipulator Validated Doomsayer
Vivid Nightmare Cyclopian Horror Fight Promoter Wind-up Burglebot
Azerite Elemental Doomsayer Murloc Warleader
Tier 7: Bad
Embrace the Shadow Ancient Harbinger Blood of The Ancient One Unseen Saboteur
Mindgames Baleful Banker Mountain Giant
Shadowform Big Game Hunter Sandbinder
Tier 8: Terrible
Blubber Baron Dirty Rat Weasel Tunneler Whirlwind Tempest
Tier 1: Excellent
Madame Lazul
Tier 2: Great
Baron Geddon Deathwing Maexxna
Cairne Bloodhoof Kel'Thuzad Onyxia
Tier 3: Good
Catrina Muerte Countess Ashmore Illidan Stormrage Soggoth the Slitherer
Prophet Velen Feugen Loatheb Ysera
Tier 4: Above Average
Kazakus Alexstrasza Archivist Elysiana Malygos
Tier 5: Average
Raza the Chained Bloodmage Thalnos King Mukla Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound
Archmage Vargoth Deathwing, Dragonlord Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale
Auctionmaster Beardo Gruul N'Zoth, the Corruptor
Barista Lynchen Harrison Jones The Beast
Tier 6: Below Average
Chameleos Hogger, Doom of Elwynn Millhouse Manastorm Wrathion
Herald Volazj Jepetto Joybuzz Nat Pagle
Dollmaster Dorian Leeroy Jenkins Tinkmaster Overspark
Tier 7: Bad
Lady in White Nozdormu Stalagg
Captain Greenskin Sergeant Sally The Boogeymonster
Chef Nomi Shifter Zerus Yogg-Saron, Hope's End
Tier 8: Terrible
Azalina Soulthief Finja, the Flying Star Madam Goya Nat, the Darkfisher
Baron Rivendare Lorewalker Cho Mayor Noggenfogger Patches the Pirate

4. Changelog

  • 09 Apr. 2019: Updated spreadsheets for Rise of Shadows.
  • 20 Dec. 2018: Updates following nerfs from December 20.
  • 05 Dec. 2018: Updated spreadsheets for Rastakhan's Rumble.
  • 07 Aug. 2018: Updated spreadsheets for The Boomsday Project.
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