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Silence Priest deck list guide - Hearthstone - April 2017

Our guide to playing the new Silence Priest deck that's hit the Un'Goro metagame.

Posted in Deck guides Tagged with Priest By John Bedford Published Comments 2

Our Silence Priest deck guide features the best deck list for Season 37, with Mulligan advice, strategy tips, card combos and synergies.

Silence Priest is a Hearthstone deck that - finally - makes a compelling case for the much-derided Purify card, alongside a host of buff spells and minions that can turn otherwise useless minions (such as Ancient Watcher) into fighting powerhouses. How long the deck remains competitive is uncertain right now, but at this stage of the Un'Goro metagame it's proving to be remarkably powerful stuff.

In our Silence Priest guide we've got an extremely strong deck list for you to play around with, as well as a general overview of the strategy involved in playing it correctly. After that we'll walk you through the Mulligan process, then explain how all of the cards in this deck actually interact with one another.

This should give you a good grounding in how to play this new archetype, and we'll expand on this guide a great deal if the concept remains viable in the long-run. Until then, let us know in the comments if there's anything you're unsure of and we'll do our best to help you out.

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Silence Priest deck list and strategy - April 2017

The Silence Priest format will go through a lot of changes in the coming weeks, but this a pretty typical deck list to play with in April:

PriestNeutral
2 x Silence2 x Ancient Watcher
2 x Inner Fire2 x Humongous Razorleaf
2 x Northshire Cleric1 x Barnes
2 x Power Word: Shield2 x Faceless Shambler
2 x Divine Spirit2 x Bittertide Hydra
2 x Purify
2 x Radiant Elemental
1 x Shadow Visions
2 x Kabal Talonpriest
2 x Priest of the Feast
2 x Kabal Songstealer

The very general strategy behind Silence Priest involves fielding bulky minions with extreme downsides (such as not being able to attack), before using any one of your many silencing options to nullify that drawback and make the minion meaningfully useful.

Additionally, you can weave cards like Kabal Talonpriest and Divine Spirit into the mix. This will increase a minion's health pool before you drop Inner Fire on it, creating a creature with immense attacking potential as you do so.

We'll be expanding on this section of the guide in greater detail once we've had a chance to play around with the archetype in more depth. That's the fundamentals of playing the deck though, and you should be able to use the Mulligan and combo advice contained further down the page to gain an understanding of how you can achieve these goals.

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Silence Priest Mulligan guide - April 2017

This is a deck that shines in the very specific kind of metagame that we're experiencing right now - and that metagame is still being defined to a certain degree. For that reason, we'll be providing hero-specific Mulligan advice in the next edition of this guide.

We can give some guidance on the evergreen picks you should be looking for though. Ancient Watcher and Humongous Razorleaf provide big silencing targets early on, while Power Word: Shield and Kabal Talonpriest can be used to start bulking those creatures up. If the opponent can't remove them cleanly, they're going to be in big trouble.

Radiant Elemental is another strong card to keep as well, and you should aim to get good use out of its Mana-reducing effect before it's taken out as a priority by your opponent. Either look to keep something like Power Word: Shield alongside it to bulk out one of your “dead” minions, or hold back on playing this minion until you have spells to fuel the fire.

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Silence Priest tips, combos and synergies - April 2017

Here are the most important combos that are available to you if you pilot this version of the deck!

- Silence and Kabal Songstealer can be used to make your “dead” minions - Ancient Watcher and Humongous Razorleaf - active.

- As long as Radiant Elemental remains active on the board, the spells you cast will cost one Mana less. This can be used in conjunction with cards like Inner Fire and Divine Spirit to create a huge, game-ending turn.

- Note that Silence can also be used to remove the negative attack effect of Bittertide Hydra. There are probably better targets all things considered, but it is a technically an option to consider!

- Try to drop Faceless Shambler onto a big target that's been buffed up. If your attacking minion can't finish the game off in one turn, it can at least be protected somewhat by an equally large tauntd minion.

- You'll be casting a lot of spells in this match, and each one you trigger while Priest of the Feast is out on the board will restore 3 points of Health to your hero.

2 Comments

  • Stoutly#1Yesterday
    Hey John,

    Shoutout on the awesome deck man. I picked it up yesterday and was around rank 19-18 with my control priest deck. Spammed out ranked games last night and hit 15. Would love to know how you have been finding it in ranked?

    Regards,

    Stout
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  • Bedders#223 hours ago
    @Stoutly Thanks for the feedback. Can't claim credit for the deck - it's just one of the ones doing the rounds at the moment and was solid enough for this early stage of Un'Goro!

    I want to spend more time with it, but to be honest I like playing Dragon Priest more. I have to cover a lot of ground running Metabomb so I only get to play so much of any one deck! That's the flipside of making a job out of your hobby I guess...
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