Silence Priest

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Silence Priest (also known as Purify Priest) is a Priest deck type that is characterized by using Silence effects on one's own minions to change cards with serious drawbacks (such as "Can't attack") into cheap high-stat minions. The deck type has been tried at least since the One Night in Karazhan adventure, with players trying to make a deck around Purify, generally considered a very bad card, but it gained enough popularity to become part of the meta after the release of Journey to Un'Goro.

Silence Priest returned as an archetype in Rise of Shadows, with cards like Arcane Watcher and Unsleeping Soul.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The idea of the deck is to play cards that cannot attack (such as Ancient Watcher), which then are silenced with Silence, Purify or other Silence effects, and/or receive Taunt through cards such as Sunfury Protector. It also often uses the Divine Spirit-Inner Fire combo, which can turn a high defense minion like Humongous Razorleaf into a giant powerhouse.

Common cards[edit | edit source]

Core cards[edit | edit source]

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

Silence(544).png
Forbidden Words(90548).png
Northshire Cleric(600).png
Power Word- Shield(431).png
Inner Fire(207).png
Dalaran Librarian(90627).png
Divine Spirit(554).png
Ancient Watcher(153).png
Arcane Watcher(90628).png
Faceless Rager(90670).png
Hench-Clan Shadequill(90629).png
Unsleeping Soul(90632).png
Convincing Infiltrator(90630).png
Zilliax(89803).png
Mass Hysteria(90253).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

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

Circle of Healing(38).png
Topsy Turvy(89924).png
Lazul's Scheme(90555).png
Potion Vendor(90626).png
Wild Pyromancer(25).png
EVIL Conscripter(90592).png
Divine Hymn(89461).png
Seance(90235).png
Acolyte of Pain(428).png
Injured Blademaster(209).png
Madame Lazul(90560).png
Defender of Argus(542).png
Rotten Applebaum(89347).png
Damaged Stegotron(89942).png
Quartz Elemental(89458).png
Mass Resurrection(90598).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
Radiant Elemental(55543).png
Purify(42061).png
Shadow Visions(55463).png
Velen's Chosen(12174).png
Deathlord(7753).png
Kabal Talonpriest(49620).png
Humongous Razorleaf(55582).png
Wailing Soul(7758).png
Eerie Statue(27233).png
Faceless Shambler(33133).png
Kabal Songstealer(49753).png
Lyra the Sunshard(55545).png
Psychic Scream(76911).png