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.
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:
Optional cards[edit | edit source]
The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:
Wild cards[edit | edit source]
Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:
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