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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Forum » General Discussion » Any good suggestions for a newbie priest? pls help~!

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  AmieeLouire

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Joined: 11/04/13
Posts: 11

 
OP  11/06/13 8:46:47 PM#1

I'm addicted to Heartstone recently.While as a newbie I always lose in battles. last night I was defeated by a Shaman who has many good cards,can't even fell asleep...Priest is my favorite, because healing skill seems to be easier to handle and keep my heroes alive. My friend told me that's the key to win for a priest. But when I have 7 or more mana I always get only three or four cards in hand, that's embarrassing... Do you have any better suggestions for a priest? Which class you played most? Any tricks to share?

(I find this image below but I don't understand how can this player keep so many cards when he has ten mana in hand..)

 

  Nadia

Elite Member

Joined: 7/26/03
Posts: 11554

11/07/13 5:02:23 AM#2

this gamer claims this is a good set for priest

deck built w a level 10 priest

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/forum/topic/10358036012

Spells (12)-
2x Holy Smite
2x Mind Blast
2x Shadow Word: Pain
2x Shadow Word: Death
2x Holy Nova
2x Mind Control

Heroes (18)-
2x Northshire Cleric
2x Novice Engineer
2x River Crocolisk
2x Shattered Sun Cleric
2x Sen'jin Shieldmasta
2x Darkscale Healer
2x Gurubashi Berserker
2x Lord of the Arena
2x Stormwind Champion
 

  DanitaKusor

Hard Core Member

Joined: 6/17/09
Posts: 549

11/07/13 6:06:25 AM#3
Originally posted by Nadia

this gamer claims this is a good set for priest

deck built w a level 10 priest

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/forum/topic/10358036012

Spells (12)-
2x Holy Smite
2x Mind Blast
2x Shadow Word: Pain
2x Shadow Word: Death
2x Holy Nova
2x Mind Control

Heroes (18)-
2x Northshire Cleric
2x Novice Engineer
2x River Crocolisk
2x Shattered Sun Cleric
2x Sen'jin Shieldmasta
2x Darkscale Healer
2x Gurubashi Berserker
2x Lord of the Arena
2x Stormwind Champion
 

There are a lot of variations on that deck but yes that is good for a newbie. I personally find the northshire cleric to be a bit of a waste because the moment it comes out your opponent will try to kill it (I know I do the same when I see my opponent use one).

The Enlightened take things Lightly

  Zinzan

Novice Member

Joined: 3/03/06
Posts: 1368

11/07/13 2:34:42 PM#4
Originally posted by Nadia

this gamer claims this is a good set for priest

deck built w a level 10 priest

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/forum/topic/10358036012

Spells (12)-
2x Holy Smite
2x Mind Blast
2x Shadow Word: Pain
2x Shadow Word: Death
2x Holy Nova
2x Mind Control

Heroes (18)-
2x Northshire Cleric
2x Novice Engineer
2x River Crocolisk
2x Shattered Sun Cleric
2x Sen'jin Shieldmasta
2x Darkscale Healer
2x Gurubashi Berserker
2x Lord of the Arena
2x Stormwind Champion
 

Its a decent basic deck, it won't work for long though with so many poor cards and lack of power combos.

Crocolisk is weak sauce, there are far better 2 mana 2/3 cards.

Lord of the arena is another poor card, Fen Creeper is a better taunt and cheaper.

Mind Blast is awful.

Still, this deck will work nicely until you manage to get hold of better cards.

Expresso gave me a Hearthstone beta key.....I'm so happy :)

  AmieeLouire

Novice Member

Joined: 11/04/13
Posts: 11

 
OP  11/08/13 1:52:53 AM#5
Originally posted by Nadia

this gamer claims this is a good set for priest

deck built w a level 10 priest

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/forum/topic/10358036012

Spells (12)-
2x Holy Smite
2x Mind Blast
2x Shadow Word: Pain
2x Shadow Word: Death
2x Holy Nova
2x Mind Control

Heroes (18)-
2x Northshire Cleric
2x Novice Engineer
2x River Crocolisk
2x Shattered Sun Cleric
2x Sen'jin Shieldmasta
2x Darkscale Healer
2x Gurubashi Berserker
2x Lord of the Arena
2x Stormwind Champion
 

thank u ! I'll try and see whether it works!

  AmieeLouire

Novice Member

Joined: 11/04/13
Posts: 11

 
OP  11/08/13 1:56:19 AM#6
Originally posted by DanitaKusor
Originally posted by Nadia

this gamer claims this is a good set for priest

deck built w a level 10 priest

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/forum/topic/10358036012

Spells (12)-
2x Holy Smite
2x Mind Blast
2x Shadow Word: Pain
2x Shadow Word: Death
2x Holy Nova
2x Mind Control

Heroes (18)-
2x Northshire Cleric
2x Novice Engineer
2x River Crocolisk
2x Shattered Sun Cleric
2x Sen'jin Shieldmasta
2x Darkscale Healer
2x Gurubashi Berserker
2x Lord of the Arena
2x Stormwind Champion
 

There are a lot of variations on that deck but yes that is good for a newbie. I personally find the northshire cleric to be a bit of a waste because the moment it comes out your opponent will try to kill it (I know I do the same when I see my opponent use one).

I like the northshire cleric because it offers chance to draw a card and has nice HP for a mana1 card. The more cards I hold in hand the safer I feel, :)  but yes the opponent always choose to kill it first..
 

  AmieeLouire

Novice Member

Joined: 11/04/13
Posts: 11

 
OP  11/08/13 2:04:55 AM#7
Originally posted by Zinzan
Originally posted by Nadia

this gamer claims this is a good set for priest

deck built w a level 10 priest

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/forum/topic/10358036012

Spells (12)-
2x Holy Smite
2x Mind Blast
2x Shadow Word: Pain
2x Shadow Word: Death
2x Holy Nova
2x Mind Control

Heroes (18)-
2x Northshire Cleric
2x Novice Engineer
2x River Crocolisk
2x Shattered Sun Cleric
2x Sen'jin Shieldmasta
2x Darkscale Healer
2x Gurubashi Berserker
2x Lord of the Arena
2x Stormwind Champion
 

Its a decent basic deck, it won't work for long though with so many poor cards and lack of power combos.

Crocolisk is weak sauce, there are far better 2 mana 2/3 cards.

Lord of the arena is another poor card, Fen Creeper is a better taunt and cheaper.

Mind Blast is awful.

Still, this deck will work nicely until you manage to get hold of better card

thank u for ur kind suggestion, I'll try to get better card asap.  before that I might try this deck, hope it works!

Hate to be defeated again and again!

  Toutai

Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/04/13
Posts: 7

11/08/13 4:56:23 AM#8
Originally posted by Nadia

this gamer claims this is a good set for priest

deck built w a level 10 priest

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/forum/topic/10358036012

Spells (12)-
2x Holy Smite
2x Mind Blast
2x Shadow Word: Pain
2x Shadow Word: Death
2x Holy Nova
2x Mind Control

Heroes (18)-
2x Northshire Cleric
2x Novice Engineer
2x River Crocolisk
2x Shattered Sun Cleric
2x Sen'jin Shieldmasta
2x Darkscale Healer
2x Gurubashi Berserker
2x Lord of the Arena
2x Stormwind Champion
 

that might be good also in the arena (I dunno if it's in all modes or just one/few that's like that) u can use atleast 3 of the same card type and I know that mainly because when I'm bored I'm watching totalbiscuit playing it and now he might be at Blizzcon

If ur lucky in games then if I'm in that team ur luck will reverse, but if ur in a tight spot I'll most likely save u

because the harder to hit the better success I have and the easier the more I'll fail

  Zinzan

Novice Member

Joined: 3/03/06
Posts: 1368

11/08/13 5:56:25 AM#9
Originally posted by Toutai
Originally posted by Nadia

this gamer claims this is a good set for priest

deck built w a level 10 priest

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/forum/topic/10358036012

Spells (12)-
2x Holy Smite
2x Mind Blast
2x Shadow Word: Pain
2x Shadow Word: Death
2x Holy Nova
2x Mind Control

Heroes (18)-
2x Northshire Cleric
2x Novice Engineer
2x River Crocolisk
2x Shattered Sun Cleric
2x Sen'jin Shieldmasta
2x Darkscale Healer
2x Gurubashi Berserker
2x Lord of the Arena
2x Stormwind Champion
 

that might be good also in the arena (I dunno if it's in all modes or just one/few that's like that) u can use atleast 3 of the same card type and I know that mainly because when I'm bored I'm watching totalbiscuit playing it and now he might be at Blizzcon

Arena is draft, you don't get to pick a deck to play im afraid.

Expresso gave me a Hearthstone beta key.....I'm so happy :)

  Zinzan

Novice Member

Joined: 3/03/06
Posts: 1368

11/08/13 6:00:39 AM#10
Originally posted by DanitaKusor
Originally posted by Nadia

this gamer claims this is a good set for priest

deck built w a level 10 priest

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/forum/topic/10358036012

Spells (12)-
2x Holy Smite
2x Mind Blast
2x Shadow Word: Pain
2x Shadow Word: Death
2x Holy Nova
2x Mind Control

Heroes (18)-
2x Northshire Cleric
2x Novice Engineer
2x River Crocolisk
2x Shattered Sun Cleric
2x Sen'jin Shieldmasta
2x Darkscale Healer
2x Gurubashi Berserker
2x Lord of the Arena
2x Stormwind Champion
 

There are a lot of variations on that deck but yes that is good for a newbie. I personally find the northshire cleric to be a bit of a waste because the moment it comes out your opponent will try to kill it (I know I do the same when I see my opponent use one).

That's precisely why I use the cleric, it stuffs up my opponents plans and while they try and kill it I can progress my game and get momentum and board control.

 

If I can con them into wasting their turn and a removal spell to counter a 1 mana critter that gives me the lead.

Expresso gave me a Hearthstone beta key.....I'm so happy :)

  AmieeLouire

Novice Member

Joined: 11/04/13
Posts: 11

 
OP  11/10/13 8:53:26 PM#11

I tried that deck and it works great! maybe I 'll go to the Arena after I get used to all classes.

  thinktank001

Elite Member

Joined: 12/13/08
Posts: 1909

11/10/13 10:28:09 PM#12
Originally posted by AmieeLouire

I tried that deck and it works great! maybe I 'll go to the Arena after I get used to all classes.

 

Arena is completely different than constructed play.   Just check out some streams on twitch to see the difference.    Another deck you can try:

 

hearthpwn deck builder

  Zinzan

Novice Member

Joined: 3/03/06
Posts: 1368

11/12/13 1:24:33 AM#13
Originally posted by AmieeLouire

I tried that deck and it works great! maybe I 'll go to the Arena after I get used to all classes.

Arena is awesome fun and takes a while to master as its a 100% drafting system, so if your not careful you can wind up with a wretched deck.

However once you get used to it eventually you will draw that amazing deck that will get you the 9 wins and then it's just pure joy and profit :)

Expresso gave me a Hearthstone beta key.....I'm so happy :)

  AmieeLouire

Novice Member

Joined: 11/04/13
Posts: 11

 
OP  11/12/13 3:46:11 AM#14
Originally posted by thinktank001
Originally posted by AmieeLouire

I tried that deck and it works great! maybe I 'll go to the Arena after I get used to all classes.

 

Arena is completely different than constructed play.   Just check out some streams on twitch to see the difference.    Another deck you can try:

 

hearthpwn deck builder

thank u!!  

yes i found the differences, last night I went the Arena, but was defeated for three time and then kicked out...so sad..

I know there are quite a lot to learn before I could master it ! I'll try hard ! 

 

  AmieeLouire

Novice Member

Joined: 11/04/13
Posts: 11

 
OP  11/12/13 3:54:21 AM#15
Originally posted by Zinzan
Originally posted by AmieeLouire

I tried that deck and it works great! maybe I 'll go to the Arena after I get used to all classes.

Arena is awesome fun and takes a while to master as its a 100% drafting system, so if your not careful you can wind up with a wretched deck.

However once you get used to it eventually you will draw that amazing deck that will get you the 9 wins and then it's just pure joy and profit :)

"so if your not careful you can wind up with a wretched deck." ----I already did ....  the process of my first Arena experience was filled with hurry and worry. But I'll come back, em...when I could manage it. Now I should just stay in the Play Mode, I think.

and thank you Zinzan, for your kind and patient reply~ :)

  Zinzan

Novice Member

Joined: 3/03/06
Posts: 1368

11/12/13 7:13:29 AM#16
Originally posted by AmieeLouire
Originally posted by Zinzan
Originally posted by AmieeLouire

I tried that deck and it works great! maybe I 'll go to the Arena after I get used to all classes.

Arena is awesome fun and takes a while to master as its a 100% drafting system, so if your not careful you can wind up with a wretched deck.

However once you get used to it eventually you will draw that amazing deck that will get you the 9 wins and then it's just pure joy and profit :)

"so if your not careful you can wind up with a wretched deck." ----I already did ....  the process of my first Arena experience was filled with hurry and worry. But I'll come back, em...when I could manage it. Now I should just stay in the Play Mode, I think.

and thank you Zinzan, for your kind and patient reply~ :)

My pleasure :)

Expresso gave me a Hearthstone beta key.....I'm so happy :)

  Zinzan

Novice Member

Joined: 3/03/06
Posts: 1368

11/12/13 7:25:27 AM#17

Drafting tips, these are some things I consider while drafting:

pick the hero you are most comfortable with, it's far easier to draft if you know the class already and have played it a bunch in constructed or other arena matches. If you don't know the hero you might make some poor choices.

Avoid rare combo cards unless if they trigger from hero power or cards you have already drafted. 

keep a close eye on your mana curve, at about 20 cards you might need to pick cards that fit your curve more than their relative ability. A deck that stalls until turn 4 is a deck that will be frustrating to play.

take your time drafting, there is no rush, think about what you have already drafted, your hero power and how this synergies with your choice

look at card efficiency when drafting example of a great efficient card is the Chillwind Yeti, a 4/5 for 4 mana. If all three choices are awful i often go the one that gives you the best bang for your buck and/or best fits your mana curve.

Try to make a well rounded deck, too many spells especially if they are creature buffs with not enough critters is a classic mistake.

adapt as you go, often I will begin a draft with a deck idea or two i mind but as the draft goes on I change that based on what I have drafted.

Expresso gave me a Hearthstone beta key.....I'm so happy :)

  Toutai

Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/04/13
Posts: 7

11/13/13 10:23:26 AM#18
Originally posted by Zinzan

Drafting tips, these are some things I consider while drafting:

pick the hero you are most comfortable with, it's far easier to draft if you know the class already and have played it a bunch in constructed or other arena matches. If you don't know the hero you might make some poor choices.

Avoid rare combo cards unless if they trigger from hero power or cards you have already drafted. 

keep a close eye on your mana curve, at about 20 cards you might need to pick cards that fit your curve more than their relative ability. A deck that stalls until turn 4 is a deck that will be frustrating to play.

take your time drafting, there is no rush, think about what you have already drafted, your hero power and how this synergies with your choice

look at card efficiency when drafting example of a great efficient card is the Chillwind Yeti, a 4/5 for 4 mana. If all three choices are awful i often go the one that gives you the best bang for your buck and/or best fits your mana curve.

Try to make a well rounded deck, too many spells especially if they are creature buffs with not enough critters is a classic mistake.

adapt as you go, often I will begin a draft with a deck idea or two i mind but as the draft goes on I change that based on what I have drafted.

actually my 1st deck in arena (when open beta have come) I'll 1st activate my webcam. 2nd have a recorder program that'll show my game and myself (actually hate to see myself) but will have my mouse arrow over one of the classes as 3rd step then I'll do this:

4th thing I'll do is to turn my laptop screen down so I can't see it and show proof of that I can't see my chaos draft deck where I'll click in the same spot to collect all 30 there

5th is to upload it on youtube just for fun and expecting to win only at most 2 wins with it (4 wins at highest because I've seen all of Totalbiscuit's games he put up so I could see some changes and hints)

If ur lucky in games then if I'm in that team ur luck will reverse, but if ur in a tight spot I'll most likely save u

because the harder to hit the better success I have and the easier the more I'll fail

  AmieeLouire

Novice Member

Joined: 11/04/13
Posts: 11

 
OP  11/17/13 10:38:15 PM#19
Very useful! Thanks for sharing!
  azmundai

Apprentice Member

Joined: 3/18/10
Posts: 1424

11/18/13 11:13:06 AM#20

I try to make sure my cleric is behind a tank. Still killable but it requires work and it is more likely I will get more than 1 proc out of it.

Only thing that i hate about priest is those matches where a hunter or warlock for example piles on minions and I don't ever see holy nova. rng ftl.

priest is a double edge sword I feel, for a while. It is great early on because if you play defensively, most new players charge right at you which is easy to counter. This moves you up quickly though and then the hell begins. A starter priest deck is pretty easy to counter. Priests can still win, but it becomes quite a bit harder. Very susceptible to RNG.

LFD tools are great for cramming people into content, but quality > quantity.
I am, usually on the sandbox .. more "hardcore" side of things, but I also do just want to have fun. So lighten up already :)

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