Basic Priest

Basic PriestBasic Priest

Welcome to the basic Priest decklist, which is part of our basic deck series for our Hearthstone Beginner Guide. Priest hero power, overall will allow you to keep your minion present on the board. With Priest, it is extremely easy to punish your opponent for allowing your minion to stay alive as they will continue generating value for you through battle.

Class Cards Explanation

Power Word: Shield an all time staple in just about every Priest decklist, from basic to top competitive decks such as Dragon Priest and Midrange Priest. Power Word: Shield will always be a one-for-one, allowing you cycle a card through its draw a card effect. However, with the additional effect of gaining 2 health for a minion will usually make your minion more difficult to be removed, allowing you to keep your minion on board a lot longer, causing them to be extremely sticky.

Northshire Cleric is your early game card where you can abuse her ability to get a +1.

Shadow Word: Pain is one of your 2 removal cards in the deck. Helps get rid of small creature that are hard to deal with. For example, it can get rid of Sen’jin Shieldmasta.

Shadow Word: Death is your big removal card because it can actually get rid of big minions.

Holy Nova is Priest big AOE.

Mind Control take away your opponent big minion. This card is a big tempo swing so take your opponent best minion.

Neutral Cards Explanation

Elven Archer is here to help deal with 1 and or low health minion.

Acidic Swamp Ooze is the best 2 drop in the basic card set. Not only does it have the ideal stats of a 2 drop, but it also has an additional effect of destroying your opponent weapon.

Bloodfen Raptor is just a vanilla 3/2, to be use in the early game.

Razorfen Hunter is used to help fill up the 3 drop section. When played, it also summon an addition 1/1 minion, so in total, Razorfen Hunter stats comes out to be a total of 3/4 across the two minion.

Shattered Sun Cleric is arguably the best 3 drop in the basic card set. Its base stats is a little underwhelming, due to its nerf, but is still worth running due to its buffing effecting. Giving another minion +1/+1, we can evaluate this card as having a stats total of 4/3 across itself and the buffed minion.

Chillwind Yeti has an incredible base stats and is arguably the best 4 drop in the basic card set, enough said. Chillwind Yeti is an auto include in every basic deck.

Sen’jin Shieldmasta is the best taunt minion in the basic card set, due to his high health and ability to be played on turn 4, makes him very difficult to be removed through the use of minions. In other words, Sen’jin Shieldmasta will usually cause unfavorable trade for your opponent, especially if you are already ahead on the board.

Darkscale Healer stats is a little underwhelming as a 5 drop, but can potentially generate a lot of value by healing your already weakened minion. 

Frostwolf Warlord is decent if casted as a 5/5. However, if Frostwolf Warlord stats can become at least a 6/6 especially if played on turn 5, can make him a minion to be reckoned with. Also, Frostwolf can punish your opponent for not dealing with your minion.

Boulderfist Ogre much like Chillwind Yeti, has an incredible base stats, making him arguably the best 6 drop in the basic card set.

Mulligan Explanation

This mulligan guide is to help you get started in learning how to form the perfect starting hand. For starter, especially with our basic deck series, focus on mulliganing for your early game. For example, looking for a turn 2 play is important to establish an early board. Then try looking for a 3 drop next. So ideally, you want a to be able to play a 2, 3, 4 drop on each of those respected turn.