Orcish raiders ride wolves because they are well adapted to harsh environments, and because they are soft and cuddly.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Two copies of Wolfrider are automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the warrior class.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
A minion with good offence combined with the Charge ability. But with a pitiful 1 Health, the Wolfrider will almost certainly not live to attack again the following turn. Wolfrider is best when used to attack the enemy hero directly, allowing it to attack without being destroyed.
As a vulnerable yet high Attack Charge minion, Wolfrider fits well in aggro decks that value speed and unstoppable damage over board control or more control oriented strategies. Wolfrider is very effective for getting in quick early damage, or a final burst to push the opponent over the edge.
Makes an ideal target for Faceless Manipulator to copy alongside buffs, due to its own low mana cost.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- Ready to ride.
- Taste my steel!
Lore[edit | edit source]
- Raiders were the wolfriding orc warriors that served the Orcish Horde primarily during the First War. As an organization, they were referred to as the Sythegore Arm. Notable raiders in the Sythegore Arm included the first warchief, Blackhand the Destroyer, and his two sons, Rend and Maim. It is unknown whether the Frostwolf clan, also known for their raiders, were a part of the Sythegore Arm or a rival organization. The Frostwolves were exiled by Gul'dan for refusing to submit to demonic corruption.
- Later, the second orc warchief, Orgrim Doomhammer, ordered that the remaining raiders of the Sythegore Arm disband, fearing they might rally under Rend and Maim and rise against him. The majority of the remaining wolfriders were sent back to Draenor where they ultimately fell under the dominion of Fenris the Hunter and his Thunderlord clan. By the beginning of the Second War, raiders were extremely rare within the ranks of the Orcish Horde.
- Raiders gained a renewed presence in the world during the Third War under the newest warchief, Thrall. This new generation of wolf riding orc warriors are separate from the raiders of the past, cultivated solely out of Thrall's own clan, the Frostwolves.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Wrathgate" series, for the card Swift Timber Wolf.