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Rise from your grave!

Resurrect Priest (Also known as "Big Priest") is a Priest deck type. It utilizes a spell-heavy deck with a small number of powerful minions with ongoing effects, with the intent of "cheating" out these minions earlier with cards like Shadow Essence, and resurrecting them with cards like Eternal Servitude and Diamond Spellstone after being removed. The deck's goal is to outvalue the opponent with huge minions late game or dominate and end the game early with Palm Reading and Shadow Essence on turn 5. In Wild, this deck gains access to Archmage Vargoth, giving them access to resurrectable minions much earlier, as well as access to larger threats like Blood of G'huun and Scrapyard Colossus.

Common cards[]

The following cards are usually in the deck.

Core cards[]

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

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

Shadow Visions(55463).png
Spirit Lash(58722).png
Palm Reading(388982).png
Archmage Vargoth(90615).png
Eternal Servitude(61835).png
Mass Hysteria(90253).png
Shadow Essence(62896).png
Lesser Diamond Spellstone(76954).png
Psychic Scream(76911).png
Blood of G'huun(388998).png
Scrapyard Colossus(210765).png

Optional Wild cards[]

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

Dirty Rat(49673).png
Shadow Word- Horror(33150).png
Excavated Evil(27242).png
BAR 310.png
Charged Devilsaur(55537).png
Ragnaros the Firelord(503).png

Spell Damage variant[]

This variant of Resurrect Priest attempts to resurrect minions with high Spell Damage, particularly Prophet Velen and Malygos, and use damage dealing spells to finish the opponent off:

Mind Blast(415).png
Radiant Elemental(55543).png
Vivid Nightmare(89351).png
Emperor Thaurissan(14454).png
Holy Fire(457).png
Prophet Velen(228).png

Divine Spirit variant[]

This variant of Resurrect Priest attempts to resurrect minions with high health, and the use Divine Spirit and Inner Fire on it:

Topsy Turvy(89924).png
Inner Fire(207).png
Divine Spirit(554).png
Mosh'ogg Enforcer(90275).png
Master Oakheart(76983).png