Oh Wise One
You might want to double check your hit points. In my chapter 19 human cities my Priests have more hit points than Blossoms. Also, the Priest special ability debuffs opponent defense by 40%. Blossoms only debuffs 30% I almost never use Blossoms in my human cities. Priests are great and not training Blossoms frees up the Mercenary Camp for Rangers and Frogs. But I do rely heavily on Blossoms in my elven city.As human, I use a lot of blossom mages. They have a higher initiative than the priest and a higher hit point count. Those 2 combined make them good for attacking the enemy mages. They are also boosted against HM, but it's not such a big deal with those lumbering thugs. However, the priests are better against HR and sometimes you don't want your mage to move 1st.