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Dread Corsair
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
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Minion type:Pirate
Cost:4 Mana icon.png
Attack:3 Attack icon.png
Health:3 Health
Artist:Trent Kaniuga
Costs (1) less per Attack of your weapon.
Flavor text

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

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Increment attribute, Modify cost, Taunt
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In-hand effect, Ongoing effect, Weapon-related
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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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Card packs
Classic Pack
Wild Pack
Golden Classic Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting40 dustdustRegular1
Crafting400 dustdustGolden1


  • 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 LegacyDeadly Poison) but not effects that directly buff the Attack of the hero (such as LegacyHeroic Strike).
  • The mana cost of this card cannot be reduced below 0. However, further cost-reductions can help in countering cost-increasing effects like LegacyFreezing 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 LegacyDagger 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 LegacyWicked Knife, this card is reasonably priced, effectively a Pirate LegacyIronfur 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 LegacySouthsea Captain and LegacyCaptain's Parrot.




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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