Best Priest Decks for Scholomance (October 2020) – Standard & Wild!

Priest is your more healer and control based class in Hearthstone. Their decks have been hit and miss over the years, but now-and-again they rise to the top! We're taking a look at the best Priest decks you'll be able to play with in the Scholomance Academy expansion. The class got some new stuff to play with, so there's going to be some new options to bring into Standard or Wild ladder.

The Priest class is one that has had quite a bit of ups-and-downs over the span of Hearthstone. Sadly, it has usually leaned further into the down category, with many metas with the class struggling to find a foothold. However, there have been times of power for Priest, particularly revolving around combo Highlander Priest decks that eventually got hit with nerfs. Dragon Priest has also been a popular archetype that has been in-and-out of the meta depending on what expansions were part of Standard. Big Priest was another archetype that saw success and caused a lot of controversy. It went on to wreak havoc on poor Wild players that could get beaten on turn four by an on-curve Barnes ! That deck has since been nerfed, which has relieved fans of the eternal format.

Best Priest Decks for Scholomance Standard

The best decks for Priest in the Scholomance meta right now are the Highlander Galakrond Priest and Tempo Buff Priest decks! Galakrond was having a lot of success in the past, but an interesting new deck that uses the old school Inner Fire is becoming popular.

BoarControl's Tempo Buff Priest Deck

While the old Inner Fire Priest had some stronger buffing potential, this new version of the deck appears to be functioning rather well. Stick a bunch of minions in the deck with high health, drop in some buff spells, and then use Inner Fire to make a big minion!

Priest Neutral
2x - Power Word: Shield 2x - Imprisoned Vilefiend
2x - Frazzled Freshman 1x - Injured Tol'vir
2x - Imprisoned Homunculus 2x - Voracious Reader
2x - Inner Fire
2x - Power Word: Feast
2x - Sethekk Veilweaver
2x - Apotheosis
2x - Dragonmaw Overseer
1x - Mindrender Illucia
1x - High Abbess Alura
1x - High Priest Amet
2x - Power Infusion
2x - Psyche Split
2x - Devout Pupil

Deck Code

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Paperninja's #3 Highlander Galakrond Priest Deck

Galakrond Priest is a pretty standard Galakrond built deck that uses a lot of the Invoke cards and puts them into one deck. It reminds me of Dragon Priest of old, where you'd just shove in all the dragons and dragon synergy cards and come out with a pretty good deck.

Priest Neutral
1x - Forbidden Words 1x - Imprisoned Vilefiend
1x - Lazul's Scheme 1x - Zephrys the Great
1x - Disciple of Galakrond 1x - Wretched Tutor
1x - Renew 1x - Headmaster Kel'Thuzad
1x - Wave of Apathy 1x - Kronx Dragonhoof
1x - Penance 1x - Onyx Magescribe
1x - Sethekk Veilweaver 1x - Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
1x - Shadow Word: Death
1x - Thoughtsteal
1x - Apotheosis
1x - Madame Lazul
1x - Mindflayer Kaahrj
1x - Mindrender Illucia
1x - Shadow Madness
1x - Cabal Acolyte
1x - Holy Nova
1x - Shadow Word: Ruin
1x - Convincing Infiltrator
1x - Time Rip
1x - Cabal Shadow Priest
1x - Galakrond, the Unspeakable
1x - Soul Mirror
1x - Murozond the Infinite

Deck Code

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Resurrect Priest Deck

If you were playing Resurrect Priest prior to the new expansion then you can continue playing it and find some success with it on the ladder. There's no real great new additions to the deck currently from Scholomance.

Priest Neutral
2x - Forbidden Words 1x - Archmage Vargoth
2x - Penance 2x - Khartut Defender
2x - Shadow Word: Death
2x - Breath of the Infinite
2x - Grave Rune
2x - Holy Nova
2x - Mass Dispel
2x - Psychopomp
2x - Convincing Infiltrator
2x - Psyche Split
2x - Sandhoof Waterbearer
1x - Catrina Muerte
2x - Mass Resurrection
2x - Plague of Death

Deck Code

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Galakrond Priest Deck

Galakrond Priest is a pretty standard Galakrond built deck that uses a lot of the Invoke cards and puts them into one deck. It reminds me of Dragon Priest of old, where you'd just shove in all the dragons and dragon synergy cards and come out with a pretty good deck. Scholomance has brought it a few new cards, but they don't drastically change the way the deck is played.

Priest Neutral
2x - Disciple of Galakrond 2x - Devoted Maniac
2x - Holy Smite 1x - Headmaster Kel'Thuzad
2x - Renew 2x - Shield of Galakrond
2x - Wave of Apathy 1x - Kronx Dragonhoof
2x - Sethekk Veilweaver
2x - Thoughtsteal
2x - Breath of the Infinite
2x - Cabal Acolyte
1x - Shadow Word: Ruin
2x - Time Rip
2x - Cabal Shadow Priest
1x - Galakrond, the Unspeakable
1x - Soul Mirror
1x - Murozond the Infinite

Deck Code

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Best Priest Decks for Scholomance Wild

Wild can be a bit difficult to predict, so here's a look at some decks that have been successful on the Wild ladder. You will find that the meta of Wild doesn't fluctuate as much as Standard does when a new expansion is released. This generally only happens if one Standard deck in particular is very dominant. Normally, you will notice that just the most powerful cards out of the set find their way into decks.

Wild Highlander Priest

Highlander Priest was one of the strongest decks in Standard for a period of time. This version of the list that is played in Wild piles in a bunch of the strong Dragons that Priest has had over the years, and then adds a lot of the other strong Priest cards to make a pretty solid control based deck.

Scholomance hasn't done much to infiltrate the deck, you will find Mindrender Illucia in the list now, but she isn't a must have card.

Priest Neutral
1x - Raise Dead 1x - Sphere of Sapience
1x - Holy Smite 1x - Bloodmage Thalnos
1x - Northshire Cleric 1x - Loot Hoarder
1x - Potion of Madness 1x - Mo'arg Artificer
1x - Penance 1x - Novice Engineer
1x - Seance 1x - Zephrys the Great
1x - Shadow Visions 1x - Gluttonous Ooze
1x - Shadow Word: Death 1x - Lorekeeper Polkelt
1x - Shadow Word: Pain 1x - Loatheb
1x - Spirit Lash 1x - Reno Jackson
1x - Breath of the Infinite
1x - Mindrender Illucia
1x - Holy Nova
1x - Kazakus
1x - Mass Dispel
1x - Spawn of Shadows
1x - Mass Hysteria
1x - Raza the Chained
1x - Psychic Scream
1x - Shadowreaper Anduin

Deck Code

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  1. You have a Murloc Paladin deck listed under your theorycraft: Thief Priest. please fix this .
    I want to see the actual deck card list
    thanks

    1. Fixed, sorry about that.