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Silence Priest deck list guide - Kobolds & Catacombs (KAC) December 2017 - Hearthstone

Our guide to playing Silence Priest in the Kobolds and Catacombs meta.

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Our Silence Priest deck list guide outlines the best deck for Kobolds and Catacombs. This Silence Priest guide also contains 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. It's quite some way from the highest tier of competitive decks right now, but it's nice to see the archetype making some kind of name for itself.

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.

KOBOLDS AND CATACOMBS UPDATE #2

We've embedded Eloise's launch version of Silence Priest and also updated the rest of this article to match all the changes that have occurred. No decks are the finish article right now, and we'll be giving everything a second pass over the next week or so.

Silence Priest deck list and strategy

Here's a deck list that was created by Eloise for the launch of the Kobolds and Catacombs. We will keep monitoring this archetype's development and change the deck list and related advice where it's necessary.

PriestNeutral
2 x Silence2 x Ancient Watcher
2 x Inner Fire1 x Acolyte of Pain
2 x Northshire Cleric2 x Humongous Razorleaf
1 x Potion of Madness2 x Faceless Shambler
2 x Power Word: Shield
2 x Divine Spirit
2 x Purify
2 x Radiant Elemental
2 x Shadow Visions
1 x Dragon Soul
2 x Kabal Talonpriest
1 x Lyra the Sunshard
2 x Lesser Diamond Spellstone

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Strategy

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 Divine Spirit and Inner Fire into the mix. The first of these significantly increases the target minion's Health, while the second adjusts the Attack value to match! Throw in a Faceless Shambler or two and you can see how easy it is to end your winning matches very quickly indeed.

That's the raw fundamentals of playing the deck, then, and you should be able to use the Mulligan and combo advice contained further down the page to gain a deeper understanding of how you can achieve these goals. If the deck increases in popularity, we'll expand on our strategy advice with more detail, including hero-specific match-up advice.

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Silence Priest Mulligan guide

Without targets to silence it's hard to do much of anything with this deck, and so cards like Ancient Watcher and Humongous Razorleaf are important to keep during the Mulligan process.

Northshire Cleric is another common keep, particularly if you can buff her up with something like Power Word: Shield, while Radiant Elemental offers excellent value if you can feed it with a spell right away.

Against aggro opponents a card like Potion of Madness will very often allow you to pinch one minion and slam it into another for great value!

You probably want to keep Lesser Diamond Spellstone if you get it - despite its cost - but the jury's out on Dragon Soul. You can't really do anything with it early on except have it removed by the opponent, but how important will those extra Dragons be once you're playing out your combo?

Expect more detailed Mulligan advice for Silence Priest once the meta's settled down.

Silence Priest tips, combos and synergies

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

- Silence and Purify can be used to make your “useless” 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 very quickly.

- 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 taunted version of itself.

- Once Dragon Soul is in your hand you need to cast three spells on a single turn to summon the 5 / 5 Dragon. Note that those Dragons can themselves be used as targets for your big Divine Spirit / Inner Fire combo.

- Here's how your new card Lesser Diamond Spellstone works. In its vanilla state it summons two dead friendly minions back onto the board for seven Mana. Play four spells and that number increases to three minions. Play another four spells and the card maxes out at four summons.

- Lyra the Sunshard will add a random Priest spell card to your hand each time you cast any spell.

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