|Tags:||Ongoing effect, Weapon-related|
Has Charge while you have a weapon equipped.
Pirates are into this new fad called "Planking".
How to get[edit | edit source]
Southsea Deckhand can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Southsea Deckhand can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.
|Golden Southsea Deckhand||400||50|
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Southsea Deckhand has Charge while a weapon is equipped. This makes him ideally used in a deck that has a lot of weapons. A rogue deck is particularly good due to their hero power Dagger Mastery, which allows them to almost constantly have a weapon equipped.
Note that Southsea Deckhand's ability is not a Battlecry. In particular, if Southsea Deckhand is played and the weapon is then lost (e.g. by attacking with a weapon with only 1 remaining Durability), the Deckhand will lose Charge and be unable to attack, so order of attack can be important. Conversely, it is not necessary to equip a weapon before playing Southsea Deckhand; equipping a weapon at any time while he is on the board will cause him to immediately gain Charge.
If you have Patches the Pirate in your deck, it's advisable to wait until you can use Dagger Mastery, and then use The Coin or Counterfeit Coin in order to play it, maximising out Patches' value, because you can deal 4 damage in one turn.
Additionally, it is a fantastic activator for Bloodsail Cultist. Using only 4 mana, you can give your weapon +1/+1 and attack with a 2/1 Charge minion as well as developing a 3/4.
Lore[edit | edit source]
Southsea Deckhand is a member of the Southsea Freebooters.
- The Southsea Freebooters, a small fleet of pirates, have no landward home — at least none that authorities have found — but are a common sight along the coast of the Barrens and Tanaris, and have even recently appeared in the flooded Thousand Needles. Their connection with the Northsea Freebooters is unclear, but the Northsea Freebooters seem to have a severe disliking of the Southsea ones.
- The Southsea Freebooters have several bases located along the southeastern coasts of Kalimdor.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "The Deadmines" series, for the card Defias Pirate.
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Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 188.8.131.5240 (April or May 2013): Card text changed from "Battlecry: Your equipped weapon gets +1 Durability." to "Has Charge while you have a weapon equipped.".