Priest strategy against handlock?

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So this matchup seems like a hard counter and I'm not sure if I should be trying something differently or just accepting that I'll lose at least 80% of these.

I even put a second SW:D back in my deck just for this deck and it barely helps. Just finished a game where I killed two Molten Giants, two Mountain Giants, two Twilight Drakes, AND an Alexstraza and still lost the game to a power overwhelming + leeroy after he stabilized at 6-8hp with Sludge Belchers.

Too many handlock lately, bring back the zoolocks :/
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You can tweak your deck a bit to make it a lot easier, but it's generally an unfavorable matchup. With the abundance of Hunter right now, you could probably slip a Mind Blast into your deck, which would help against Handlock as well since the traps with bow out function similar to a taunt wall anyways.

I haven't yet, but I probably will if Hunters stay this prevalent.
Edited by Pariah on 8/17/2014 10:17 PM PDT
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It depends on the deck you are using.

If you are using Amaz Priest (Rag, no Mind Blast) your chances are quite low (I believe it is about 30/70)

If you are using Zetalot Priest (Velen, 1 Mind Blast) your chances are higher (because your reach is quite big and he can never stabilize at lower than 14hp) *about 45/55&*

If you are using the new aggro/midrange deathrattle Priest it is equal (either you kill him before he can taunt up or you get stuck with those huge taunts)
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