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.
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.
The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:
The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:
Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:
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