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How Genn Greymane will impact Priest in The Witchwood meta.

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Our Even Priest (Genn Greymane) deck guide explains how the new Hearthstone card will affect the hero, and will be updated with Even Priest deck lists at launch.

When The Witchwood expansion goes live in what should be just a matter of weeks from now, it'll add an intriguing new Neutral card to the game called Genn Greymane. If you include this card in a deck which only contains even-cost cards, the cost of your Hero Power will be reduced to one Mana.

This mixture of negative and positive flipsides is going to present a unique deck-building challenge for any class that wants to make use of Genn, and the Priest is no exception. We wanted to put together a resource that you could use to plan your deck builds around, and which potent odd-cost cards won't be available to you.

Once the expansion actually goes live, we'll flesh out this piece with a collection of competitive decks that have been built around this card by the community. Until then, sign up and share your thoughts on Genn Priest in the comments!

Genn Greymane and Priests in the Classic / Basic sets

If you want to include Genn Greymane in a Priest deck and make use of that potent Hero Power cost reduction, you won't be able to make use of any of the following Priest cards from the Basic and Classic sets:

Classic

  • Inner Fire (1 Mana)
  • Shadowform (3 Mana)
  • Thoughtsteal (3 Mana)
  • Prophet Velen (7 Mana)

Basic

  • Holy Smite (1 Mana)
  • Mind Vision (1 Mana)
  • Northshire Cleric (1 Mana)
  • Power Word: Shield (1 Mana)
  • Shadow Word: Death (3 Mana)
  • Holy Nova (5 Mana)
  • Holy Smite (1 Mana)

More great Priest guides:

Genn Greymane and Priest in the Standard format

Journey to Un'Goro, Knights of the Frozen Throne and Kobolds and Catacombs will all be part of the Year of the Raven, along with The Witchwood. These are all of the Priest cards from those sets that you won't be able to make use of in a Genn Greymane deck:

The Witchwood

  • Chameleos (1 Mana)
  • Vivid Nightmare (3 Mana)
  • Holy Water (5 Mana)
  • Quartz Elemental (5 Mana)
  • Glitter Moth (5 Mana)
  • Nightscale Matriarch (7 Mana)

Un'Goro

  • Awaken the Makers (1 Mana)
  • Binding Heal (1 Mana)
  • Crystalline Oracle (1 Mana)
  • Curious Glimmerroot (3 Mana)
  • Mirage Caller (3 Mana)
  • Lyra the Sunshard (5 Mana)

Frozen Throne

  • Acolyte of Agony (3 Mana)
  • Devour Mind (5 Mana)
  • Archbishop Benedictus (7 Mana)
  • Obsidian Statue (9 Mana)

Kobolds and Catacombs

  • Psionic Probe (1 Mana)
  • Dragon Soul (3 Mana)
  • Gilded Gargoyle (3 Mana)
  • Twilight Acolyte (3 Mana)
  • Twilight's Call (3 Mana)
  • Unidentified Elixir (3 Mana)
  • Lesser Diamond Spellstone (7 Mana)
  • Psychic Scream (7 Mana)
  • Temporus (7 Mana)

Other Baku / Genn deck guides:

Baku the MooneaterGenn Greymane
Odd DruidEven Druid
Odd HunterEven Hunter
Odd MageEven Mage
Odd PaladinEven Paladin
Odd PriestEven Priest
Odd RogueEven Rogue
Odd ShamanEven Shaman
Odd WarlockEven Warlock
Odd WarriorEven Warrior

Genn Greymane and Priests in the Wild format

The Wild meta will change up again once The Witchwood launches, but we've reviewed some of the most popular Wild Priest decks that are currently seeing play to assess what the impact of Genn Greymane will be on them as they stand:

Dragon Priest

  • Inner Fire (1 Mana)
  • Northshire Cleric (1 Mana)
  • Potion of Madness (1 Mana)
  • Power Word: Shield (1 Mana)
  • Twilight Whelp (1 Mana)
  • Deathlord (3 Mana)
  • Kabal Talonpriest (3 Mana)
  • Velen's Chosen (3 Mana)
  • Drakonid Operative (5 Mana)

Resurrect Priest

  • Shadow Word: Death (3 Mana)
  • Excavated Evil (5 Mana)
  • Lesser Diamond Spellstone (7 Mana)
  • Psychic Scream (7 Mana)
  • Obsidian Statue (9 Mana)

Combo Priest

  • Inner Fire (1 Mana)
  • Light of the Naaru (1 Mana)
  • Northshire Cleric (1 Mana)
  • Potion of Madness (1 Mana)
  • Power Word: Shield (1 Mana)
  • Zombie Chow (1 Mana)
  • Deathlord (3 Mana)
  • Kabal Talonpriest (3 Mana)
  • Velen's Chosen (3 Mana)
  • Lyra the Sunshard (5 Mana)

Reno Priest

  • Holy Smite (1 Mana)
  • Northshire Cleric (1 Mana)
  • Potion of Madness (1 Mana)
  • Power Word: Shield (1 Mana)
  • Acolyte of Pain (3 Mana)
  • Coldlight Oracle (3 Mana)
  • Mirage Caller (3 Mana)
  • Shadow Word: Death (3 Mana)
  • Azure Drake (5 Mana)
  • Raza the Chained (5 Mana)
  • Prophet Velen (7 Mana)
  • Psychic Scream (7 Mana)

The upcoming card set represents the eighth expansion for Hearthstone overall, and you learn all about it over at our comprehensive Witchwood guide. Our Monster Hunt guide explains everything we know about the new single player mode, while our Witchwood release date page has loads of speculation based on previous releases!

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