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Surrender's Summer World Championship Highlander Priest Deck

Last updated on Oct 17, 2017 at 02:55 by Pesty 14 comments

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This variant of Highlander Priest aims to put pressure onto opponents with strong minions like Dirty Rat and Kabal Talonpriest while still utilising a large amount of card draw to fall back on the powerful Shadowreaper Anduin and Raza the Chained if necessary.

1. Card List

This deck costs 11,820 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

This variant mostly follows the same strategy as other Highlander Priest variants, utilising large amounts of card draw to be able to play Raza the Chained and Shadowreaper Anduin as soon as possible to start burning down opponents.

This variant deviates from other Highlander Priests by utilising Dirty Rat and Kabal Talonpriest. These tech cards can be used for their strong stats to fight for board control against Aggro decks or to put pressure onto slower ones.

In addition to being a strong early-game board presence, Dirty Rat can also be held back to disrupt opponents by pulling key cards out of opponents' hands such as Raza the Chained or Archmage Antonidas. Against decks that run Doomsayer, Dirty Rat can be used to pull additional threats out of opponents' hands if they have Doomsayer on the board or occasionally pull Doomsayers out of opponents' hands when they are in a dominant board position.

Kabal Talonpriest has other uses in addition to its strong stats, much like Dirty Rat. If you are not trying to pressure your opponent, Kabal Talonpriest is usually best when combined with Northshire Cleric or Acolyte of Pain, greatly boosting their resilience to allow you to benefit much more from their powerful card draw effects.

3.1. Pros and Cons

This variant is much better at making proactive plays onto the board than other Highlander Priest decks, which can open up a win condition outside of Shadowreaper Anduin if opponents are caught off guard. The additional minions in the deck come at the expense of some board clear tools, making it a bit harder to clear opponents boards if they are able to take control.

3.2. Quick Mulligan Guide

As a Highlander deck you should be looking for powerful cards such as Kazakus and Raza the Chained in your opening hand in every matchup.

Against Aggro decks you should look for additional tools to help contest the early-game board, such as Northshire Cleric, Holy Smite, Potion of Madness, Shadow Word: Pain, and Wild Pyromancer if you have The Coin.

Against slower decks you should mulligan much more aggressively to try and get Shadowreaper Anduin in your opening hand in addition to Raza and Kazakus.

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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  • 17 Oct. 2017: Surrender's Summer World Championship Variant added.
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