Play Dead

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Play Dead
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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 Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs, or through crafting.

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. Any high-cost, powerful tempo-generating Deathrattle effects like Sylvanas Windrunner, Carnivorous Cube, or Sneed's Old Shredder benefit strongly.

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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Play Dead, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]