Dread Corsair

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Dread Corsair
Dread Corsair(261).png
Dread Corsair(261) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Subtype: Pirate
Rarity: Common
Cost: 4
Attack: 3
Health: 3
Abilities: Modify cost, Taunt
Tags: In-hand effect, Ongoing effect, Weapon-related

Taunt. Costs (1) less per Attack of your weapon.

"Yarrrr" is a pirate word that means "Greetings, milord."

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Dread Corsair is a common neutral minion card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Dread Corsair can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Dread Corsair can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Dread Corsair 40 5
Golden Dread Corsair 400 50

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The mana cost of this card cannot be reduced below 0 mana. However, additional mana cost caused by cards such as Freezing Trap can be reduced normally.
  • This card has an in-hand effect: it modifies its own mana cost only while in the player's hand, and not while the card is anywhere else.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Dread Corsair's effect works well in any deck that has a lot of weapons. He is particularly good for a rogue deck, as the rogue's hero power Dagger Mastery can keep the rogue almost constantly armed. However, note that since the basic cost of the card is too high for its value, you will need a weapon in order to make this card cost-efficient. With no weapon, this is an expensive minion; with a 1 Attack weapon such as Wicked Knife, this card is reasonably priced, effectively a Pirate Ironfur Grizzly; while with 2 Attack or more, it becomes a very cheap card. Aside from its Pirate synergy, this card is therefore only preferable over Ironfur Grizzly with a weapon with at least 2 Attack.

Note that only the Attack value of the hero's weapon affects this card's summoning cost - effects which modify the hero's Attack will not adjust this.

Aside from its ability, Dread Corsair's Pirate type allows it to benefit from Southsea Captain and Captain's Parrot.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Blood, and plunder.
Attack
No quarter!
Death
Ha-ha!

Lore[edit | edit source]

The Dread Corsairs are the pirates under Dread Captain DeMeza, a seasonal character who appears in Booty Bay each year as part of the Pirates' Day celebration in World of Warcraft. Interacting with her grants players the Dread Corsair buff, temporarily changing their appearance to resemble one of her pirate crew.

From Wowpedia:

"Ye've got some stones comin' up here, lad/lass. It's Pirate's Day, ye know... and 'til the sun rises on the morrow, Booty Bay is MINE. So! What do ye say? Raise a drink ta me and me crew, and join the celebration?"

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This card's art is taken from the WoW TCG card for the warrior ability Revenge. This ability was itself later implemented as Revenge.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Trent Kaniuga

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Dread Corsair, full art