x4 Cost efficient hard removal options [shadow word: twisting nether]
x2 Mind control [hard removal + faceless manipulator]
Thoughtsteal/the other trashy card - Free cards which aren't drawn from the priest's card pool.
Is it me, or is this just pure rubbish? Mind control for a '2 in 1' card just takes the biscuit. It might cost 10 mana, but what does paladin get. Oh, it's guardian of kings. We don't get a free faceless manipulator in a 2 in 1 for a basic, we get... another basic card.
And don't get me started on avenging wrath. Consecration necessarily does more damage if the enemy has 3+ minions on the board. The flipside is that sometimes AW does more than 2 dmg to minions. Which is ok, if it weren't for the fact that the damage distribution comes down to RNG.
So as you can guess I play paladin. There's nothing more annoying than having the priest thoughtsteal or mind control a Tirion. The fact that it's possible for them to swing all your hard legendaries without having any in the deck is just plain trash. I mean thoughtsteal affects cards which aren't even in play, or even in one's hand - I mean, it takes cards which haven't even entered play and puts them in the priests hand. Isn't that a bit rubbish, where your Tirion is sitting at the bottom of the deck and the priest just plumps him outta nowhere? Hell, it wouldn't matter anyway, because even if you did play him the priest would just MC him.
What does Paladin rely on? Hell, I couldn't say. I don't run buff decks or DS so that don't count. Nor do I play the class just for equality/consecration/pyro. Which gets pulled off about - on average - once every other game. Which sucks, considering that's 1/5th of the deck near enough. It's getting to the point where I'm just gonna remove every legendary card from my deck and spam yeti's, dark iron dwarves etc.
People moan about paladin control decks... But the truth is they just plain suck. Sure, the combo's are pure cheese but the games take about 10 hours out of your life and in most matchups it's just painful.
Inc 'P2W whiner responses' - I don't care. I normally run stampeding kodo and peacekeepers, which seems to work better. Certainly works better vs priests. Or am I losing because I don't have blackknight/thalnos/ysera?
So yeah, this was a rant. It certainly sucks. Hell, I prefer the class which doesn't do so well out of all of them. But that's just a personal preference. Not having a a class mechanic also sucks balls. But anyway. Tirion sucks too, lost me far more games than I can actually count. And I've lost more sunwalkers to TBK than I can actually count.
So yeah, please fix priests getting free legendaries. Every time my opponent uses that trashy card [which I don't even think is in WoW, but I could be wrong], he gets my legendaries. When I lay a legendary, he gets MC'd. Is it justified?