Control Priest

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Activate the Obelisk full.jpg

Control Priest is a Priest deck type that relies on the use of Priest's plentiful removal spells to exhaust and out-value other decks. The deck aims to maintain board control and get a serious card advantage through Northshire Cleric and Circle of Healing to outlast the opponent in the late game.

For the Year of the Raven, the deck use the burst direct damage potential provided by Shadowreaper Anduin, Mind Blast and Alexstrasza to close out the game. The deck also runs a small Dragon package with Duskbreaker, Primordial Drake, and Twilight Drake as well as Alexstrasza, herself, being a Dragon. The Control Priest's ability to survive aggressive strategies in the early and stabilize into the late game makes it ideal to climb with against aggro decks.

For the Year of the Dragon, Control Priest changed to running Activate the Obelisk, with the quest reward giving Priests a consistent way to buff their minions into much bigger threats.

Common cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards were usually in the deck when played in Descent of Dragons meta.

Core cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:

Northshire Cleric(600).png
Power Word- Shield(431).png
Activate the Obelisk(90796).png
Wild Pyromancer(25).png
Divine Hymn(89461).png
Breath of the Infinite(151353).png
Archmage Vargoth(90615).png
Convincing Infiltrator(90630).png
Sandhoof Waterbearer(90809).png
Mass Hysteria(90253).png
Khartut Defender(90794).png
Catrina Muerte(90614).png
Plague of Death(90693).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:

Forbidden Words(90548).png
Acidic Swamp Ooze(74).png
Firetree Witchdoctor(90194).png
EVIL Conscripter(90592).png
Injured Tol'vir(90805).png
Shadow Word- Pain(315).png
Acolyte of Pain(428).png
Injured Blademaster(209).png
Madame Lazul(90560).png
Shadow Word- Death(547).png
Omega Medic(89834).png
Twilight Drake(360).png
High Priest Amet(90760).png
Grave Rune(151417).png
Dragonmaw Scorcher(90279).png
Big Ol' Whelp(151402).png
Harrison Jones(602).png
Cabal Shadow Priest(147).png
Crowd Roaster(90219).png
Mosh'ogg Enforcer(90275).png
Murozond the Infinite(151382).png
Mass Resurrection(90598).png
Zerek's Cloning Gallery(89840).png

Wild cards[edit | edit source]

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Potion of Madness(49630).png
Binding Heal(55540).png
Mind Blast(415).png
Shadow Visions(55463).png
Kabal Talonpriest(49620).png
Twilight Acolyte(76974).png
Priest of the Feast(42056).png
Greater Healing Potion(49755).png
Sludge Belcher(7749).png
Kabal Songstealer(49753).png
Skulking Geist(62883).png
Justicar Trueheart(22276).png
Dragonfire Potion(49648).png
Archbishop Benedictus(62856).png
Psychic Scream(76911).png
Primordial Drake(55533).png
Medivh, the Guardian(42036).png
Shadowreaper Anduin(62889).png
N'Zoth, the Corruptor(33134).png