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Midrange Dragon Priest Deck

Last updated on Dec 09, 2017 at 11:09 by Pesty 17 comments

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This is a Midrange Dragon Priest variant that aims to extract huge value out of the powerful stats and effects of Dragon cards.

Unlike other variants, this version has no direct win condition and relies on constant pressure that comes from Dragons to eventually overwhelm opponents.

1. Card List

This deck costs 4,880 Arcane Dust and it is made up of the following cards.

Priest Cards Neutral Cards

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2. Mana Curve

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3. Comments On The Variation

The main difference between this variant and other Dragon Priest decks is the lack of direct win condition. While this is often not too impactful, it can sometimes require different decisions to be made throughout the game. It is sometimes possible to dominate the board and overwhelm opponents if they do not have have appropriate answers available, however most games will come down to simply having cards left in your hand when your opponent has none. Netherspite Historian and Drakonid Operative are the two most important cards for this as they will often offer cards of varying value and will have the biggest influence over your card advantage. In general you should try to stay at least a couple of cards ahead of your opponent. Against Control, this will usually mean picking the highest-value choice. Against Aggro, the cheapest card available will usually suffice.

The addition of Cabal Shadow Priest to Dragon Priest comes from its strong synergy with Twilight Acolyte. The combination of these two cards on any opposing minion creates a Mind Control effect for 9 Mana, while also developing additional minions in the process. Despite this strong combo, it is important not to hold onto the combo for too long as the individual components are wrong cards in their own right. Against Aggro specifically, it is often best to use the cards whenever there is an opportunity, as Twilight Acolyte can be paired with Shadow Word: Pain and there will still be plenty of small targets for Cabal Shadow Priest.

3.1. Pros and Cons

The efficient use of Dragons in this variant makes it able to out-last most Control decks and the powerful AoE tools can shut down most Aggro decks. However, the lack of direct win condition can opens up a small vulnerability to Combo decks that can circumvent the board and burst you down directly.

3.2. Quick Mulligan Guide

Dragon Priest has a naturally strong Mana curve so it is best to plan for your first few turns in your mulligan and look for cards like Northshire Cleric, Netherspite Historian, and Kabal Talonpriest. Power Word: Shield can also be kept in your opening hand as it is a great tool to boost your early-game.

Against Aggro you can additionally keep early-game removal such as Potion of Madness or Shadow Word: Pain to ensure you can safely reach the mid-game.

4. About the Author

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

5. ChangeLog

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  • 09 Dec. 2017: Midrange Dragon Priest added.
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