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Dread Corsair
Minion type:Pirate
Cost:4 Mana icon.png
Attack:3 Attack icon.png
Health:3 Health
Abilities:Increment attribute, Modify cost, Taunt
Wiki tags:In-hand effect, Ongoing effect, Weapon-related
Artist:Trent Kaniuga
Taunt. Costs (1) less per Attack of your weapon.
Flavor text

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

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Dread Corsair is a common neutral minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set.

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Dread Corsair can be obtained through Classic card packs, or through crafting.

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


  • The mana cost of this card is reduced by the current Attack attribute of the player's equipped weapon, thus including effects that buff the Attack of the weapon (such as Deadly Poison) but not effects that directly buff the Attack of the hero (such as Heroic Strike).
  • The mana cost of this card cannot be reduced below 0. However, further cost-reductions can help in countering cost-increasing effects like Freezing Trap.
  • 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.


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.

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


Blood, and plunder.
No quarter!


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.

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"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?"



Dread Corsair, full art

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