Play Dead

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Play Dead
Play Dead(62891).png
Play Dead(62891) Gold.png

Trigger a friendly minion's Deathrattle.

He's a very literal dog.

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Play Dead is a common hunter spell card, from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

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

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Play Dead 40 5
Golden Play Dead 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This spell is essentially a cheaper Feign Death and Terrorscale Stalker that works well in a general Deathrattle-themed deck, and in combination with minions with powerful Deathrattles. While the effect is single-target only unlike Feign Death, having a lower mana cost gives it more flexibility, as well being easier to use.

It's even more powerful in Wild, which contains cards with extremely powerful Deathrattle effects like Sylvanas Windrunner and Sneed's Old Shredder.

Lore[edit | edit source]

In World of Warcraft, Play Dead is a hunter ability granted by the Pet Training Manual: Play Dead tome. It allows the hunter to command their pet to perform their own version of Feign Death, tricking enemies into ignoring them for up to 6 minutes.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Peter Stapleton

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Play Dead, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]