Bloodsail Howler

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Bloodsail Howler
Bloodsail Howler(90252).png
Bloodsail Howler(90252) Gold.png
Set: Rastakhan's Rumble
Type: Minion
Subtype: Pirate
Class: Rogue
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 2
Attack: 1
Health: 1
Abilities: Battlecry, Increment attribute, Rush
Tags: Pirate-related
Artist: Patrik Bjorkstrom

Rush.
Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each other Pirate you control.

They saw their fate a closin'
Aboard a pirate ship
On deck: The Howlin' Hozen
About to let one rip.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Bloodsail Howler is a rare rogue minion card, from the Rastakhan's Rumble set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Bloodsail Howler can be obtained through Rastakhan's Rumble card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Bloodsail Howler can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Bloodsail Howler 100 20
Golden Bloodsail Howler 800 100

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This card is similar in effect and stats to Biteweed from Journey to Un'Goro, but with rush and the restriction of needing the buff-cards to be pirates. Although Pirate Rogue decks may have appreciated this card in previous expansions, the rogue legendaries in Rastakhan's Rumble and this card are uncooperative.

Gral, the Shark needs to eat larger minions in order to be worth it's 5-mana cost. Captain Hooktusk's battlecry could recruit Bloodsail Howler, who already has rush, is at a 1-1 without it's own battlecry, and takes the place of other, more useful pirates like Southsea Captain and Ticket Scalper. The only time this minion would truly shine is if you used Captain Hooktust, then summoned Bloodsail Howler from your hand, but this is typically unreliable. Overall, this is a very weak minion that should not be considered.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Avast, ye dookers!
Attack
Tricky wikkets!

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

The bloodthirsty corsairs of the Bloodsail Buccaneers (also known as the Blood Sail Buccaneers, the Bloodsail Pirates, the Bloodsail, or simply the Buccaneers) are the most notorious, bloodthirsty pirates on the seas. They are the bane of many a merchant in the high seas and are sworn enemies of Booty Bay. Their base is Bloodsail Hold on Plunder Isle.
Although extremely dangerous, they are the least wealthy of all pirate groups. This is due to the simple fact that no one survives a Bloodsail attack, which means the pirates don't allow survivors to be possibly robbed again in the future.

Bloodsail Howler represents a hozen member of the Buccaneers. While hozen pirates are not an uncommon sight in World of Warcraft, hozen members of the Bloodsail Buccaneers specifically are unique to Hearthstone.

The words "dooker" and "wikket" are common elements of the hozen language. While they appear to have multiple possible meanings, they are usually used as insults, with "wikket" specifically referring to any non-hozen humanoid race.

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Bloodsail Howler, full art
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