The Priest is one of the playable hero classes in Hearthstone. Like the other hero classes, the Priest has a unique Hero Ability and a set of basic and expert cards that are available exclusively for Priest decks.
Priests have no Weapon Cards or Secret Cards, but they have spells that allow them to take control over enemy minions and copy cards from their decks and hand. This basically allow the priest to gain any card in the game.
Priests have minions themed around healing, options to change healing powers into destructive damaging powers and creature destructive cards.
Priest Class Sections
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The Priest class has unique cards that have or make minion attack values equal to their health. The priest also have spell cards that double minion health values allowing them to make minions with insine stats such as 40/40 minions.
Priest can destroy minions with an attack value less than or greater than 4 with the spell cards
Shadow Word Pain and Shadow Word Death.
The Priest also have spell cards than can silence Minions,
Mass Dispel silence all enemy minions and Silence target and Silence a single minion.
Priests also have a 2 damage spell that can target players or minions and a 5 damage spell that only target players.
Priest Hero Ability
One of the most "interesting" things about the Priest hero class is the Hero Ability - or Hero Abilities. Where the other classes only have a single Hero ability (Warlocks have 2 when counting the effect of Lord Jaraxxus).
The default priest Hero Ability is called Lesser Heal, for 2 mana it restore 2 health to a minion or player.
The ability is really great "as it is", and with cards such as Northshire Cleric (a 1/3 minion that allow the Priest to draw a card whenever a minion is healed), it is even more amazing.
The Priest Hero ability can be changed into not just one, but two other abilities with minion abilities and spell cards.
The Auchenai Soulpriest will change the Priest Hero Ability to Mind Spike so that is deal 2 damage to a hero or minion instead of restoring 2 health.
The Priest spell card Shadowform will also turn the Priest Hero Ability to Mind Spike the first time it is used. If the Priest already used Shadowform, the Priest Hero Ability will be changed from Mind Spike to Mind Shatter and deal 3 damage instead of 2.
Changing the Priest Hero ability is not without risk though, once it has changed via Shadowform - it can't be changed back again.
Changing the Priest Hero ability with Auchenai Soulpriest will only change the Hero Ability while the minion is in play - but this also change the effect of other healing abilities.
All in all the Mind Spike and Mind Shatter abilities are extremely strong because they can target minions, but it is important to keep in Priest Hero ability in mind when designing decks.
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