Update: Brian Kibler’s TGT Dragon Priest

Class: Priest - Format: wild - Type: control - Season: season-18 - Style: ladder

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Deck Import

Here’s a Dragon Priest deck by the Dragonmaster himself, Brian Kibler! A lot of the cards are pretty similar to most current Dragon Priest decks, but Chromaggus is an interesting addition. You’ll also see Lightbomb in this version of the deck which is a bit of a rarity.

Update 2: -1 Shadow Madness, -1 Lightbomb, -1 Justicar Trueheart, -1 Sylvanas Windrunner, -1 Rend Blackhand, -1 Nefarian, +1 Wild Pyromancer, +1 Shadow Word: Death, +1 Velen's Chosen, +1 Dragonkin Sorcerer, +1 Vol'jin, +1 Chromaggus

Update: -2 Holy Smite, -1 Vol'jin, -1 Chromaggus, +1 Dark Cultist, +1 Shadow Madness, +1 Justicar Trueheart, +1 Nefarian

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  1. Bodacious
    February 4, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Any Wild Pyromancer Replacements? I can afford him, I just don’t really like him. 😛

  2. Bodacious
    January 31, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Any Vol’jin replacements? I have just gotten back into Hearthstone, but have been doing a lot of work to catch up. I would appreciate any advice you have because I have no clue about the current metagame. I could see Vol’jin working with Holy Smite, but that is not in this deck. So I’d like to save my dust and just get a replacement. Thanks in advance.

    • Evident - Author
      February 1, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Big Game Hunter or second Dark Cultist for Vol’jin. You are generally looking for Vol’jin to trade health with a big minion and then finish it off with one of your small minions. Holy Smite is not a great card, so it’s not worth playing just for Vol’jin. Plus, you can also use Holy Nova to clear off the minion.

      • Bodacious
        February 1, 2016 at 3:55 pm

        Yeah I forgot about holy nova. But thanks for the advice and options!

        • Bodacious
          February 1, 2016 at 3:57 pm

          Oh, I just saw that it says swap health with a minion. Your all going duh, but I thought it said a ransom minion. So maybe it isn’t nearly as bad as I thought.

  3. psycho
    October 23, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    any updates on this deck? im using this deck, brodos deck (hearthpwn) and zetalots decks.

  4. Amador
    October 19, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Is chillmaw still necessary now that patron is more or less dead after the warsong commander nerf? Been seeing a bit more aggro and tempo decks lately and it sucks when you don’t draw the early taunt, any suggestions? Tried swapping in shrinkmeister + cabal priest but it doesn’t help the early burst

  5. Clapp924
    October 6, 2015 at 7:47 am

    So i just unpacked a tinkmaster overspark kinda upset about getting that legendary, should i just dust it and make a twilight guardian?

    • Evident - Author
      October 6, 2015 at 10:36 am

      I doubt Tinkmaster will be back in any competitive decks so you can safely dust it.

      • Clapp924
        October 8, 2015 at 5:12 am

        omfg so i got a pack from the tavern brawl yesterday i hovered over all the cards like i usually do, i saw orange, i said to my self maybe this time it wont be a bad one, AND I GOT ANOTHER GOD DAM TINKMASTERRR

    • Tysknaden
      October 7, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      Looks like a reasonable idea.

  6. Tysknaden
    September 26, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Did undo the decision of replacing Dragonkin with Twilight Dragon. The Twilight does have a built in time window, which is (rarely) hurtful; but I am a friend of eleminating such risks.
    The Blood Knight is such a joy in current meta! If this goes on, I will start using two of them. Instead of both Blackwing Technicians. Knight even caused concedes in early game stage. The Hunters do have Flare – other classes can enjoy the Blood Knight. It’s more useful atm than Big Game Hunter – at least for me.

  7. McTurtleton
    September 25, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    What would be a good replacement for vol’jin?

  8. Tysknaden
    September 22, 2015 at 1:53 am

    After testing, two versions kept promise:
    + Blood Knight/ or plus BGH (replacing one Blackwing Technician), + Twilight Drake in both versions (for Dragonkin). A Lightbomb possibly would hurt oneself too hard, so it is not an option me; Explosive sheep would work better, because of earlier use.
    The third variation with Deathwing instead of Nefarian is to be considered a pure ‘fun deck’.
    Playing vanilla version of the updated Kibler deck is a joy, anyway!

  9. Tysknaden
    September 21, 2015 at 12:49 am

    The Bane-Sisters are an expensive investition in a deck, which is not exactly spell-heavy. What a pity, they are not ‘inspire’!
    Twilight Drake stays.
    Now thinking about Bloodmage in combination with the Pyromancer and/ or including Lightbomb. This would happen with removal of both Blackwing Technicians. Why? – They are not needed for activation, but need it.
    Also, I will try a fun version by replacing Nefarion with Deathwing. In this case, the tests will include vanilla Kibler and tuned deck. I am not really good neither in playing, nor in deck building. So Kibler might forgive me 🙂

  10. Discrespect
    September 20, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    this deck is horrible against warrior

  11. Tysknaden
    September 20, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Nice deck! Kibler delivered quality.
    Did replace a Blackwing Technician with Blood Knight (wonderful card against Paladin; and there is not always, but often a shielded minion in other classes decks) and the Dragonkin became exchanged with a Twilight Drake (what Dragonkin can do, the Twilight Drake does better.)
    And I am thinking about replacing the other Technician with one of the Darkbane Sisters.

  12. Macciola
    September 18, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Nice deck, but without Vol’jin is really hard beat others Priest and Druid decks. Any suggestion for a replacement?

  13. Thomas Olafsson
    September 15, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I like this deck, maybe it need a darkbomb. I lose alot to Sharman, cause i can´t clear the board

  14. Kamigawaz
    September 7, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Added a mass dispel,works wonder with Secret Paladin and mirror dragon priest

    • DenverTech
      September 16, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      What did you take out for Mass Dispel?

      • Kamigawaz
        September 18, 2015 at 12:57 am

        Wild Pyro,Dark Cultist or Sw pain. Depends on what you are facing more.

        Wild Pyro and Sw Pain is gd for aggro.

  15. Sampson
    September 6, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Keeps getting owned by facehunter 🙁 stuck @ rank 19 which is unusual.

    • Mustache
      September 7, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Try adding some hard to deal with cards for face hunter until you get out of the high ranks and see less of them. Tournament Medic is intensely hard for them to deal with. Defender of Argus can stop the board with a Blackwing technician.

  16. DanDiggity
    September 5, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Vol’Jin swap?

    • hadonken
      September 5, 2015 at 11:09 pm

      Heh I knew The almighty voljin woud be back he’s too good to give up cant tell you how many yseras ancient of wars and twilight drakes ive slain with that guy

  17. CreepingDeath
    September 4, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Whats the mulligan

  18. kyle
    September 3, 2015 at 7:31 am

    this decks absolute horse shit, played about 10 games with it and won 1…

    • austin Mundy
      September 3, 2015 at 9:15 am

      that has to do more with your skill priest decks like this take time to learn

    • Jeff
      September 3, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      I agree. I’m having games where I’m dead before I can even drop a minion and others I’m continually holding onto cards until I get a dragon, by then it’s too late.

      • ViatheVoid
        September 4, 2015 at 5:10 am

        You are playing it wrong, then. Ideally you want all your cards to get their dragon buff of course, however, if you are in tight spots without an activator (Dragon in hand) then you obviously need to play cards without them getting buffed to get some sort of board presence. This deck plays very much like Control (and Dragon) warrior in the sense your aim is to survive the early the game and outclass your opponent mid and especially late game.

        E.g. If you know you are playing against a control deck, maybe it is an idea to NOT play your Twighlight Welp turn 1, and keeping it in hand as an activator for your more powerful Dragons.
        Priest is 100% not an autoplay class like 80% of the decks available.

    • Tysknaden
      October 3, 2015 at 7:39 am

      Yes. The surprise effect is gone, the contrahents are better prepared. I am now having better success with Kibler’s Dragon Mage. But still… How to win only 1 of 10 games? – Maybe it is just not your type of deck or a bad streak?

  19. mati
    September 2, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    replace for chillmaw? :p

  20. Yuri
    September 2, 2015 at 5:47 am

    Replacement for Justicar Trueheart? 🙂

  21. GoldenPants
    September 2, 2015 at 2:42 am

    I love these dragon priest decks. I just think Neferain/Chromaggus let the side down a bit. Alex or Malygos don’t really fir either. We need one more killer 8/9 drop Dragon. An offensive one. A dragon Rag of some kind is the dream I guess.

    • GoldenPants
      September 2, 2015 at 2:48 am

      In fact sod it, I’m gonna try Rag out in this deck for a bit. – 1 dragon + 1 FIRE!

  22. Tatlidede
    September 2, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Instead of Twilight Guardians I am using Sludge Belchers, I have replaced Justicar Trueheart with Loatheb, and sometimes I take Chromagus instead of Nefarian.

  23. Lazy
    September 1, 2015 at 7:34 am

    What changes did you guise make?

  24. StarChiefHS
    August 30, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    This deck is awesome i have nevr gotten to a very high rank but with this deck i Went to rank 8

  25. Pommesfee
    August 27, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Great deck by Kibler. I made some minor changes due to card availability, but 26/30 cards are the same and the deck has been performing amazing so far. I lost 2-3 games (out of ~15 or so) from bad starting hands because the deck runs such a high curve, but other than that, it’s been very solid.

    • Vlad Shukruta
      August 29, 2015 at 7:56 am

      What did you take out and what did you replace it with?

      • Pommesfee
        September 1, 2015 at 11:40 pm

        At the time I wrote the first comment, I took out Lightbomb, Ysera (because I don’t have it – I would play her obviously) and Sylvanas (also don’t have her). I replaced it with a second Velen’s Chosen, Confessor Paletress and Light of the Naaru. Also I switched back and forth between Nefarian and Chromaggus.

        I don’t like the latest changes Kibler made. Vol’Jin and Holy Smite just go so well together. I currently run Light- and Darkbane instead of the Blackwing Technicians and especially Lightbane has been amazing so far.

        • LighterThief
          September 2, 2015 at 10:50 am

          So you like lightbane ? I’ve been running a deck closer to Reynads first dragon priest and use Darkbane instead of Cultist. It’s HUGE

      • Pommesfee
        September 2, 2015 at 1:19 am

        Also eventually I did cut Blackhand for Thaurissan, because it smoothens out your lategame and enables some plays where you can play confessor, trigger the inspire ability and play an additional card so you can protect the confessor which in turn should win most games on the spot.