EZ Big Priest Deck List Guide – November 2017

Welcome to our ESSENTIAL E Z Big Priest deck list guide for the Frozen Throne expansion that will guide you through mulligans, play strategy, and card substitutions!

Introduction to Big Priest

Big Priest is a new deck from the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion that uses Barnes and Shadow Essence to cheat out high cost minions, then resurrect them with Eternal Servitude.

The “EZ Big” concept comes from a deck played by Ostkaka and Fr0zen which centered around a Barnes & Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound Druid deck that also could pull minions from your hand with Giant Anaconda. Priest now has that option with Knights of the Frozen Throne because of Shadow Essence and Eternal Servitude. If you were to take this deck into the Wild you could even run Resurrect!

Update – Big Priest – November 2017

Big Priest is still a solid deck, but Highlander Priest is more consistent and more powerful currently.

Big Priest Mulligan Strategy & Guide

VS Fast Decks

Your opening hand needs to have cards that will keep you in the game long enough to get an Obsidian Statue on the board.

Higher Priority (Keep every time)

Lower Priority (Keep only if certain conditions are met)

  • Shadow Word: Horror – Against most aggressive decks, you want to be playing this card on turn 4. The only reason it isn’t in the Higher Priority section is because some aggressive decks (like Pirate Warrior) end up with higher than 3-attack minions by turn 4. If you also have a Pint-Size Potion in your hand, this becomes the best card in your deck to draw, especially with The Coin. If you’re up against a deck that is likely to have 2 or less attack minions early (Token Shaman, Token Druid, Aggro Paladin), always keep this.
  • Pint-Size Potion – This card makes Shadow Word: Horror a much better board clear, hitting minions as high as 5 attack. There are some minor applications with Potion of Madness as well, but not quite as strong. It can also help with trading on board in a pinch, and remember that a 0-attack minion does not trigger poisonous. Only keep this if you already have Shadow Word: Horror
  • Dragonfire Potion – In just about every aggro matchup you’ll be wanting to play this card on turn 6. You can’t afford to have a dead hand until then, so only keep this if you have multiple early plays already.

VS Slow Decks

Your opening hand needs to have cards that will accelerate your big minions or remove opposing board presence.

Higher Priority (Keep every time)

  • Barnes – Same as above, you always want to have Barnes in your opening hand. He’s your earliest Eternal Servitude activator (apart from opposing Dirty Rats), and if he’s not in your deck he can’t ruin your Shadow Essence. Something to consider, opposing Priests can use Potion of Madness to steal your 1/1 and trade it into your Barnes, in which case it won’t active Eternal Servitude, so if they’re likely to have copies available you might want to wait until you can kill it off yourself the turn you play him.
  • Shadow Essence – Similar to Barnes, this card activates your Eternal Servitude and gives you earlier threats. Pulling out Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound or The Lich King against a slow deck can give you lasting board advantage. Not only do you really want to be playing this card on turn 6, but once you’ve drawn all your minions it becomes a dead card; the longer the game goes before you play it the more likely this is to happen.

Lower Priority (Keep only if certain conditions are met)

  • Eternal Servitude – If you already have a card that activates it, Eternal Servitude is great to have for the turn after. Having The Lich King out on turn 5 (or turn 4, after Barnes with The Coin on turn 3) can put you way ahead if your opponent doesn’t have an immediate answer. You definitely want to draw this card early, but it’s a dead card until you’ve played a minion. Only keep if you’ve drawn a card to activate it.
  • Shadow Word: Death or Dragonfire Potion or Devour Mind – These cards, or early board removal, are worth keeping if you already have an ideal hand. You will likely want to be playing these cards at one point or another during control matchups, but the best part about them is that they aren’t your big minions (you can’t summon The Lich King with Barnes if he’s in your hand). Against slow decks, you want to aggressively mulligan for Barnes and Shadow Essence, so unless you have both it’s really not worth keeping anything else.

Big Priest Win Rates

Winrates provided by Metastats

Big Priest Play Strategy

Big Priest aims to summon high-cost, high-impact minions early through Barnes and Shadow Essence, then resurrect them with Eternal Servitude.

Vs Aggro

Against aggressive decks your plan is to survive until you can summon an Obsidian Statue with full stats. For most aggressive decks, removing this from the board is too hard and too costly. If you manage to get a lot of value off of Shadow Word: Horror you’re probably in the clear. One of the upsides of running so few minions in the deck is how much room there is for board wipes and single-target removal.

It’s worth mentioning that Token Shaman easily removes your Obsidian Statue, as they’re running Hex a lot of the time. However, their board is so susceptible to Shadow Word: Horror that this ends up being a very winnable matchup for you, so don’t put yourself in a position where you’re relying on Obsidian Statue to stick if you have other options.

Vs Control

Against slow decks your overall strategy doesn’t change very much, there’s just less pressure on you in the early turns. Where Obsidian Statue is your best minion in the aggro matchups, The Lich King and Ysera become much more valuable in the slower ones. Summoning one of these minions several turns in a row gives you a lot of value, and because each iteration requires immediate answers, your opponent can be forced to use removal inefficiently.

Against priest, remember Ysera has 4 attack and is very hard to remove from the board. Not only does she escape all the Shadow Words, but Dragonfire Potion misses her completely.

Starting on turn 8, your opponent is looking for any excuse to play Shadowreaper Anduin, who will destroy all your 5+ attack minions, so if you’re holding The Lich King or Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound it’s a good idea to play something else if you have the option.

Big Priest Card Substitutions

As far as Big Minions go, Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound, Ysera, Obsidian Statue, and The Lich King are definitely the best and brightest, but there are versions that run Prophet Velen and Malygos. Medivh, the Guardian is a decent replacement if you’re missing one of the better options, as you’re running a few high-cost spells, you just don’t get very much value from him if you cheat him out with Barnes or Shadow Essence. The only minion that on it’s own is irreplaceable is Obsidian Statue, as without it your aggro matchups are probably lost causes.

Don’t feel like you can’t run this deck without Shadowreaper Anduin, he’s optimal but not necessary. His board-clear effect is probably the best part about the card in this deck, but the new hero power does give you an alternate win condition and a way to consistently pressure opposing Ice Blocks.

A matchup you’re likely to have a hard time with is Quest Mage. Your pressure starts pretty late compared to other decks, and by that time your opponent’s freeze cards and combos are enabled. You may be tempted to add an Eater of Secrets to your deck, and while this would probably make the difference in this matchup, it pollutes your minion pool, significantly impairing your ability to win your other matchups.

Other deck options include:

  • Forbidden Shaping – This card is a decent way to ensure you have earlier minion plays without ruining your Barnes/Shadow Essence RNG. In general you’re looking to play this card on turn 8 and upward, where Free From Amber is generally better, but the choice to play it earlier makes it an appealing option. I probably wouldn’t craft this card for the deck, but if you have one already you can try it out.
  • Holy Smite – If you’re having trouble with aggro, this gives you another early minion removal tool. The difference between 2 and 3 damage is pretty significant right now, as a lot of early minions have 3 health. It’s also good for cycling Hero Powers when you are trying to finish your opponent with Shadowreaper Anduin.
  • Arfus – If you’re missing one of the big minions, or just want to add another target to your deck, Arfus can be pretty good. Stat-wise he’s not that great to resurrect, but pulling him off of Shadow Essence is a big improvement over the base card. The best reason to include him is that he’s a minion you can play early that Barnes won’t punish you with.
  • Silence or Mass Dispel – With taunts and buffs everywhere right now, silence can be pretty good. It also helps with opposing end of turn effects and deathrattles. While both of these cards have a lot of use, many of the cards you’re already running are sufficient answers. The best reason to include these cards in your deck is Midrange Paladin. Spikeridged Steed is much more easily dealt with by silence effects than hard removal, and a lot of lists have started running Skelemancer.
  • Mind Control – If you’re running into the mirror match a lot, this card can really swing the match for you. Removing The Lich King and playing one with the same card is really strong.

About the Author

Martian has been playing Hearthstone regularly since early 2014, and consistently makes it to Legend in both Standard and Wild.

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82 Comments

Discuss This Deck
  1. Mars
    November 1, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    thoughts on removing holy smite

    (add spirit lash? open to other suggestions -holy smite hasn’t done much for me thus far; although admittedly I’ve only piloted 5 games with the deck thus far).

    :: W/ shaman, rogue, mage, priest
    :: L/ hunter

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    • SEBO23
      November 2, 2017 at 11:43 am

      This deck has many regain health options (I would say insane amount of options if you compare it to other decks), you need smite to kill those 3/2 problematic minions on turn 2 and not waste your word pain too early. Smite plus reaper power is very strong play later in the game when you close to finish the game.

      Reply
  2. SEBO23
    October 28, 2017 at 10:14 am

    What you need in this deck is more consistency. If there’s no barnes in your hand (happens more often than you admit) there’s a big problem. I think free from amber should be disposed (it helps when you draw all minions from your deck – rare case) and mountain giant should be added. He could be played on turn 4 with coin (replacing barnes, but even stronger) or turn 5 without. Otherwise a lot of your matchups will be just doing nothing and watching your face being a target. What you prefer: 8 mana card that helps sometimes or 4-5 mana 8/8 that you can resurrect and gives you something very close to barnes effect? 🙂 Rhetorical question. 🙂 Regards BIGs. 🙂

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  3. DanTheMan
    September 21, 2017 at 3:18 am

    THIS DECK IS A FUCKING NIGHMARE.
    I just went like 7 loss in a row. even when I draw barnes…
    It seems people just have strong fucking removal now days,
    and It’s Only RNG, that is to say just sit for ten minutes and swallow shit.
    It’s gonna give me a heart attack… there is next to NO control whatsoever.

    Reply
    • DanTheMan
      September 21, 2017 at 3:24 am

      as for litch king spells, if u get ‘army of the dead’ just never play it… Don’t know the number of times that card just Fucked me completely because i was dumb enough to play it.

      Reply
      • Rainon
        September 22, 2017 at 4:41 am

        I don’t know if I can take you seriously when you chose to play “Army of the Dead” when using this deck…

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        • DanTheMan
          September 22, 2017 at 11:52 am

          I am saying not to play it…

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          • Ciats
            September 26, 2017 at 6:42 pm

            Army of Dead saved me many times against aggro. It’s best used when you’re falling behind on board and need to have something there otherwise you lose. I would only play it if I haven’t drawn any minions or just 1-2 at most.

    • warfish70
      September 27, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Indeed it is a F## nightmare, especially against tempo decks.
      No way you can get board control.

      Reply
    • milkmanas
      October 1, 2017 at 8:12 am

      same over here this deck is very good but blizzard playing games with us not giving top decks to win with their magical RNG

      Reply
  4. Jhearthstone
    September 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    If you dont have Barnes.. its posible to play this deck? or another minion to replace Barnes? Thanks

    Reply
    • Martian - Author
      September 13, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      It’s not recommended.

      Reply
  5. sennaseven
    September 13, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Wow. Obsidian 5 times!! Buffed my hero right back up from early round loss. Fun.

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  6. Kalam
    September 10, 2017 at 5:50 am

    This deck us not ez big priest rename it to Barnes RNG. Overall fun deck but boring as hell.

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    • Maevine
      September 19, 2017 at 10:55 am

      “fun deck but boring as hell” lol….

      Reply
  7. ROB TOUR
    September 9, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Loving this deck… not usually a priest player but this is right up my alley…. still learning it’s intricacies but it’s a ton of fun

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  8. Syyron
    September 8, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Is this Deck Worth to Craft im rank 18 atm i mean does it take much time to learn or is it hard?, and is it still worth to craft?

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    • M
      October 18, 2017 at 5:58 am

      No, it’s too dependent on RNG and Barnes is a Karazhan card.

      Also it’s really expensive if you haven’t noticed.

      Reply
  9. Allan
    September 5, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Que gonna test this out

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  10. Myqj
    September 4, 2017 at 5:55 am

    tried this deck and kept struggling with too many spells rendering shadow visions nearly useless and not quite enough minions plus running out of health in the early game. so swapped mass dispel for another greater healing potion and took out silence and holy smite for two blood of the ancient ones. do you realise how many ways this deck has of summoning the ancient one? lol.

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    • Myqj
      September 4, 2017 at 9:59 am

      trying to decide if squeezing in a pair of Mirage callers for even more ancient one plays is worth the problems it would cause with the other synergies. so far I have decided not to risk it but it could be fun.

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      • Martian - Author
        September 5, 2017 at 11:26 pm

        That’s fun! I’m skeptical that it would be more competitive than the regular version, but who knows? Way to innovate

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        • Myqj
          September 7, 2017 at 12:22 am

          decided to go for it and replace the two potions of madness but decided although Mirage callers are cheaper, faceless manipulators are more versatile. don’t know if the deck is better than the original but it is definitely fun.

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          • Myqj
            September 7, 2017 at 4:21 am

            ok, play tested it some more and realized 1) Shadowreaper Anduin just sits dead in my hand most of the time as it will do more harm to me than to my opponent. 2) free from amber is a luxury but not a necessity. and 3) with all the taunts, buffs, bubbles, and death rattles being played you were right about mass dispel. took out Shadowreaper Anduin and free from amber, put in two copies of mass dispel and it works much better now.

  11. Fred
    September 2, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    I have considered this deck, but cant afford lich king, or the dk, are they a must for the deck, or could i replace it with a mind control or second free from amber?

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    • Ted
      September 3, 2017 at 2:19 am

      DK is not necessary, but a nice to have against control decks. Lich King is the same. You are already heavily favoured against control anyway so it does not matter that much. If you try to improve your aggro/midrange match-ups I would advise to replace Lich King and DK with Smite and maybe another big taunt that can be pulled with Barnes and Shadow Essence.

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      • Fred
        September 8, 2017 at 1:24 pm

        Sry for late response, but thx alot, have had a lot of succes with the deck recently (Y)

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  12. dutchie
    August 31, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Been playing for years and this was the first deck I’ve been able to make legend with. Went from 5 to 1 in one night. thanks for the awesome guide and deck!

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    • Evident - Site Admin
      August 31, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Congrats!

      Reply
  13. eskape
    August 31, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Hello,

    Why you don’t play Rezza? She has Combo with Anduin

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      August 31, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      I assume you mean Raza? That card only works in highlander decks that contain 1 of each card.

      Reply
  14. MisterEpic
    August 28, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Replacement for Ysera? I have medivh and prophet velen but they haven’t seemed to work to well.

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    • MachoJabroni
      August 31, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Velen could work but he’s kinda niche, only effective with healing, Holy Smite, DK Hero Power or Dragonfire Potion. However, this could be helpful against decks like Jade Druid where a resurrected Velen using Eternal Servitude + DF Potion is a 10 mana clear board of most Jades, or even a 24 health Greater Healing Potion if you need that one extra turn against your opponent. I’d say put Velen in and if he’s not working then replace him with another big minion or a Thoughtsteal.

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    • marko
      September 4, 2017 at 4:26 am

      Best replacement for Ysera is def The Lich King

      Reply
  15. Oliver Howard
    August 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Another fun swap out is Gruul – he can be fun when pulled out of Barnes of Shadow Essence

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  16. Joe
    August 24, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Devour mind is absolutely useless in this deck. There is never enough room to use it for card draw.

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  17. wthepig
    August 23, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Me and a couple of friends have replaced Devour Mind and Lich King with Charged Devilsaur. Getting it from Shadow Essence gives you a 5/5 with charge that can hit face or attack a minion. Also I’ve ended games by attacking with Devilsaur, using shadow word: death on it, then using Eternal Servitude to attack again.

    So far we are liking the switch, my friends are sitting at rank 8 & 7 at the moment ( im at 14 cause i’m not as good as they are).

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    • Martian - Author
      August 23, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      That’s actually really cool!

      Reply
      • Wthepig
        August 24, 2017 at 8:02 am

        yeah, give it a try and if you think its worthy enough, you could add it to substitutions.

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  18. Shaman
    August 22, 2017 at 5:02 am

    One of the worst decks i ever crafted. Everyone even on rank 15 shit on me. cause u do NOTHING for maybe ~ 7 turns….thats ridiculous. no barnes = u lost. cause u cant do shit.

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    • Togenburg
      August 29, 2017 at 12:17 am

      I’ve just hit rank 3 with this deck, one of the strongest decks in current meta
      but if u used to play sham u need to look for some easier deck

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    • Rainon
      September 23, 2017 at 2:18 am

      Yeah, I experienced that quite a bit so I decided to tech in mountain giants into the list.

      That way, in the event that you draw them early but have no meaningful plays, at least they can get discounted very quickly for a turn 4-5 (depending) 8/8 drop.

      Just a thought.

      Reply
  19. Pad
    August 22, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Tried this deck several times. Low winrate against fast decks like pirate warrior.

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    • _Blackbird
      August 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      I just won a game against pirate warrior, you really need to get the Obsidian Statue, and focus all your resources on that.

      Reply
  20. MisterEpic
    August 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Replacement for obsidian statue and shadowreaper anduin?

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    • Martian - Author
      August 21, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      Any of the cards from the substitution section would be good, but it’s hard to justify playing the deck without Obsidian Statue; aggro matchups will be hard. You could try the Velen/Malygos version if you have those cards.

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  21. Nah
    August 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Hi guys any advice against, quest mage? Usually get the iceblock 1HP and then rape me with quest completed. I assume not enought pressure early game.

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    • Martian - Author
      August 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Just try to be as aggressive as possible. The only real way to increase your chances of winning that matchup would be to add Eater of Secrets to your deck, which would ruin your consistency against other decks.

      Reply
  22. Coffee24
    August 21, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I am running a modified version of this deck – instead of DK Anduin, I have Blood of the Ancient One, which can create some hilarious outcomes, especially against Jade Druid, which I seem to be facing a lot. I climbed from rank 15 to 12 with it – the only real trouble comes from quest mage and getting a dead draw or getting stuffed with a Barnes draw on Shadow Essence.

    Tons of fun.

    Feels like you’re eating crap for the first 4-5 turns, but Obsidians just swing the game in your favour so hard, especially against aggro, which in turn, feels SO good.

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  23. Marcus
    August 20, 2017 at 10:16 am

    I’ve played 8 games with this deck. Barnes has been the last minion in my deck 8 times.

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  24. Goktug
    August 20, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Anduin or nzoth? Which one is better in this deck

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    • Fred
      September 3, 2017 at 3:13 am

      You don’t want any Battlecry minions in this deck. N’Zoth is just a very weak minion if you don’t play it from hand.

      Reply
  25. Smokesignal
    August 19, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    The whining is epic.

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  26. 123
    August 19, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    No chance against Jade Druid.

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    • Name Required
      August 19, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      I did beat a Jade Druid with it. But he dragged me to the point where he had no more cards and used the jade spell to refill…

      Reply
    • Cruxkid
      August 28, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      I just won against a druid by resurrecting Ysera. He conceded turn 5

      Reply
  27. Goktug
    August 19, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    İs anduin dk good in this deck? I have it but ı think play with nzoth instead

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  28. Mcnugget
    August 19, 2017 at 8:42 am

    What a BS pay to win deck. There’s almost nothing you can do against this deck except get lucky AF with an aggro deck. Way to go blizzard.

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    • Bud
      September 3, 2017 at 3:14 am

      That’s why you see this deck in every tournament line-up. Because it is very strong and consistent.

      Reply
  29. Xenf
    August 18, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    As I don’t have Y’shaarj I added Nzoth to my list. I would greatly recommend adding him to the substations list cause getting 5 statues from Nzoth is incredible. Amazing deck dude, thanks for posting it. +1

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    • Xenf
      August 18, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      http://imgur.com/a/ZMk3X. – Nzoth bringing back 6 Obsidion Statues

      Reply
    • Xenf
      August 21, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Nope, Yshaarj is definitely needed in this deck. Helps you snowball

      Reply
  30. Windex
    August 18, 2017 at 8:49 am

    I’ve been playing this deck for a bit. At first it was very difficult to win with, but last night it brought me from rank 8 to rank 3. No losses the entire way. I kept telling myself I would go to sleep as soon as I lost, but it just never happened. Maybe it was the night time meta. Maybe this deck is just amazing. I’m even missing one gargoyle and running prophet velan instead, which definitely feels subpar. Was awesome though!

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  31. Donell Matthewd
    August 18, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Replacement for Barnes?

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    • Martian - Author
      August 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      Barnes is very important for this deck, without him you’re relying solely on Shadow Essence to cheat out your big minions, and best case scenario you’re only accelerating them by a turn or two. You could try running it without him, any of the cards listed in the substitution section would be suitable enough.

      Reply
  32. aa
    August 17, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    why not silence

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    • Martian - Author
      August 18, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Silence is good, it’s listed in the substitution section. To put in a silence card I would take out Spirit Lash or the second copy of Potion of Madness.

      Reply
  33. Oliver Howard
    August 17, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    I don’t get Devour Mind – I don’t think it’s ever helped me – it either pollutes my deck with low cost shitty minions that I don’t want to play in case they are killed, or it gives me junk spells. I rarely need card advantage, I just don’t get it. I’m also not a fan of running Free from Amber – again it pollutes your ‘death pool’ and is just too random.

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    • Ariel
      August 17, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      It’s a card for value control matchups that go into fatigue. It’s not going to be a good card to play versus aggro or midrange decks.

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    • Name Required
      August 19, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      I agree a 100% with both. Devour Mind never felt needed or useful and the Amber just brings randomness at the end of the curve. I run Holy Smite, Divine Spirit and Inner Fire. Gives a huge boost on Ysera or the statues. Also pumps the 5/5 copies so they don’t die right away…

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    • Squid
      August 20, 2017 at 7:35 am

      Agree with Devour Mind. I’m sometimes burning cards I’ve got so many. Last thing I want is 3 more of god knows what to confuse the deck. Love Free from Amber in this deck though. The amount of times I’ve drawn Obsidian from each of them in the same game makes them impossible to not have.

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  34. Ethon
    August 17, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    You mention that DK Anduin is replacable. With what could I replace him?

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    • Martian - Author
      August 18, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      You could replace it with any of the cards listed in the substitution section.

      Reply
  35. afthartos
    August 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

    can lyra fit in this deck?

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    • Martian - Author
      August 18, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Lyra is much better with Radiant Elemental, and Radiant Elemental ruin Barnes and Shadow Essence. This deck is also missing Power Word: Shield and other spells that enable Lyra cheaply.

      Reply
  36. Xasad87
    August 17, 2017 at 9:08 am

    It’s cancer deck right now. You have control up to 4 drop. On that turn barns decides either this Priest will finish you off quickly or you have 6-7 rounds of total counter from your opponent. Do you have any deck that counters this riddiculus deck ?

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    • Oliver Howard
      August 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      It’s hilarious how whenever there’s a slightly popular deck, someone decides to call it ‘cancer’. This deck is not cancer – it is the complete opposite. It requires a fair bit of skill to pilot properly and can easily go horribly wrong. Pirate Warrior is the only deck that can (still) be considered cancer – it requires almost no skill on the part of the player, can very rarely go wrong and is insanely powerful. Big Priest is nothing like that.

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      • Xasad87
        August 18, 2017 at 4:53 am

        It’s cancer cause Barnes at 4 drop(3 with coin) can give you 1/1 Y’shaarj which will give you with a bit of luck another y’shaarj but this time it’s normal 10/10. And if you can kill that off which I doubt at that turn your oponent cancer priest will respawn this with 4 cost spell. You can still missplay this priest like everything in this game. Even warrior pirate is missplayed a lot of times. You can get with it to legend but guess what- not many can!

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        • Hashawashka
          August 19, 2017 at 8:08 am

          Totally agree, in addition the pirate warrior can be fighted against with some taunt minions, cheap removal or mid game minions. Turn 4 barnes-ysharj-ysharj/lich king… that its the 90% times that i faced this cancer deck. How the fuck you can deal with that?? and if u kill the threats… i dont know… maybe magically or with some satan’s pact they will revive them with eternal servitude and holy shit you can surrender right now. Come on, a monkey can play this, dont say “this deck needs skill to be played”.I think Barnes must go with Azure Drake as soon as possible. Its impossible to face it for the 90% of the meta decks.

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          • money
            August 21, 2017 at 5:06 am

            Having played this deck myself, as well as pretty much every other priest deck out there, I can tell you these kinda decks aren’t easy to pilot.

            If you are a good priest player, they are, but thats the point, you have to be good.

            Also, your “90%” claim ist totally outrageous. The situation you proclaimed happening 9 out of 10 times actually happens 1 out of 10 times, maybe less.

            There are also very convenient ways to out-control this deck. If you are good at piloting control-heavy decks.

            Sit down and play, learn to read turns and plan yours accordingly.

      • Godric
        August 21, 2017 at 10:51 pm

        When you play against a noob pirat warrior you feel it. So it also takes some skill, if he trades a lot… or wrong it could cost him the match on close battles.

        Everybody loves winning. So it only makes sense they craft the stronger decks. It’s not like this game is free or anything… if you have ~6000 dust, you can craft 1 deck each purchase…

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