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:

Raise Dead(329974).png
Wave of Apathy(329985).png
Sethekk Veilweaver(210748).png
Wild Pyromancer(25).png
Mindflayer Kaahrj(151368).png
Mindrender Illucia(329978).png
Nazmani Bloodweaver(388991).png
Palm Reading(388982).png
Cabal Acolyte(329889).png
Cobalt Spellkin(151371).png
Soul Mirror(210804).png
Murozond the Infinite(151382).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
Cleric of Scales(184962).png
Disciple of Galakrond(151424).png
Draconic Studies(329980).png
Acidic Swamp Ooze(74).png
Activate the Obelisk(90796).png
EVIL Conscripter(90592).png
Injured Tol'vir(90805).png
Shadow Word- Death(547).png
Shadow Word- Pain(315).png
Zephrys the Great(90825).png
Breath of the Infinite(151353).png
Injured Blademaster(209).png
Madame Lazul(90560).png
Shadow Madness(442).png
High Priest Amet(90760).png
Grave Rune(151417).png
Twilight Drake(360).png
Big Ol' Whelp(151402).png
Convincing Infiltrator(90630).png
Harrison Jones(602).png
Sandhoof Waterbearer(90809).png
Shield of Galakrond(127268).png
Cabal Shadow Priest(147).png
Khartut Defender(90794).png
Galakrond, the Unspeakable(127288).png
Catrina Muerte(90614).png
G'huun the Blood God(389002).png
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza(151349).png
Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate(378802).png

Wild cards[edit | edit source]

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Binding Heal(55540).png
Northshire Cleric(600).png
Potion of Madness(49630).png
Divine Hymn(89461).png
Shadow Visions(55463).png
Acolyte of Pain(428).png
Kabal Talonpriest(49620).png
Twilight Acolyte(76974).png
Greater Healing Potion(49755).png
Priest of the Feast(42056).png
Kabal Songstealer(49753).png
Mass Hysteria(90253).png
Dragonfire Potion(49648).png
Justicar Trueheart(22276).png
Skulking Geist(62883).png
Archbishop Benedictus(62856).png
Psychic Scream(76911).png
The Lich King(62922).png
Primordial Drake(55533).png
Shadowreaper Anduin(62889).png
N'Zoth, the Corruptor(33134).png