I think it’s fair to say that Priest has done very well out of the cards from the newest expansion, The Grand Tournament with plenty of class specific and neutral cards lending themselves towards a Priest deck. A lot of cards lean towards a faster priest game with cards such as Flash Heal potentially becoming 5 damage if used with Auchenai Soulpriest.
My favourite has to be Confuse maybe not for it’s utility but how random and fun it could make a game. For a finishing move it could make a 2 Mogu’shan Wardens a total of fourteen damage to the face, saving Inner Fires and Divine Spirits. It could also line up some easier board clears with some enemy minions that have higher health and low attack. A generally fun card that costs a fair amount, it will certainly speed up some Priest games.
Two neutral legendaries that Priest players can be thankful for is the Eydis Darkbane and Fjola Lightbane cards. They have the same effect as the Dragonkin Sorcerer but their effects, when targeted by a spell, are a lot more immediate and especially with Eydis Darkbane, can deal damage a lot faster. I think these lend themselves to priest due to cards such as Velen’s Chosen and Power Word: Shield activating the 3 damage to a random enemy. I feel like the Priest decks can be a lot more aggressive and faster, which can make the Priests even more annoying!
Here are Emma and James’ picks from the new set of Priest cards:
Emma’s Best Priest Card: Power Word: Glory – a lot of healing potential, the minion will probably die quickly but a minion with wind fury or a Prophet Velen could give this a lot more value. Could be good on enemy minions as well.
Emma’s Worst Priest Card: Convert – with Mind Vision and Thoughtsteal already in the game, is there much need for another theft card? Would only consider if the spell made the minion cheaper.
James’s Best Priest Card: Flash Heal – insane value, 1 mana for 5 health is really powerful. Would work well with Auchenai Soulpriest as well.
Jame’s Worst Priest Card: Convert – potentially a dead card if the opponent doesn’t lay a good minion. Also, it would be better to use a Faceless Manipulator to save the cost of re-playing the minion from your own hand.
Next up, I will be uploading the Shaman cards, so keep up to date for that upcoming post. Please like and comment, it would be great to discuss some of these cards and hear other people’s best/worst cards from each class!