Battlecry: Gain Attack equal to the Attack of your weapon.
"I only plunder on days that end in 'y'."
How to get[edit | edit source]
|Golden Bloodsail Raider||400||50|
Strategy[edit | edit source]
A rogue deck is particularly good due to their hero power, which essentially makes her a cheap 3/3 minion. Deadly Poison, Perdition's Blade and Assassin's Blade can help make the Bloodsail Raider a threat even when played later.
Warriors will also find the Bloodsail Raider a very good choice. Their variety of high damage weapons, such as Fiery War Axe, Arcanite Reaper and Gorehowl add a lot of Attack. In addition the Raider can gain Charge from Warsong Commander, even if its Attack is boosted by a weapon; this can result in a devastating and unexpected burst of damage.
Known bugs[edit | edit source]
While Bloodsail Raider does not currently exhibit any common bugs, a bug with the Warsong Commander substantially impacts the Raider's use in play. As of Patch 220.127.116.1134, playing a minion that gains an Attack buff to over 3 Attack (e.g. Bloodsail Raider, or a minion played adjacent to Dire Wolf Alpha) may sometimes fail to gain Charge from Warsong Commander (but at other times, may still gain Charge properly).
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- X marks the spot!
- Die, landlubber!
Lore[edit | edit source]
During the events leading up to and following the Third War, several criminal organizations appeared around Azeroth. The neutral evil Bloodsail Buccaneers appear to be one of these organizations, originating from Bloodsail Hold on Plunder Isle, which is where their ruler, Duke Falrevere, holds court. They now plot to plunder and cripple the Steamwheedle Cartel-controlled port city of Booty Bay, currently under the protection of the Blackwater Raiders. It is likely the Bloodsail Buccaneers have come to take advantage of the city’s current loss of its fleet off the coast of the Arathi Highlands, in which two of its ships were destroyed and the remaining ship forced to find shelter in a cove where its crew currently fights to survive skirmishes against the Daggerspine naga.
In preparation for the attack, the Bloodsail Buccaneers have taken up positions in key locations near the city. Currently, they have three ships anchored along the coastline south of Booty Bay, clear of the town’s defensive cannons, with camps also being built along the same coast in preparation for the attack. In addition, a scouting party has landed just west of the entrance to the city, reporting all activities, and a compound is being constructed along the road leading towards the city and will likely be able to stop any re-enforcements from coming to aid Booty Bay.
Both the Bloodsail Buccaneers and Blackwater Raiders seek to achieve their goals without having their forces engaged in battle; to this end each side now seeks the aid of adventurers sympathetic to its cause.