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Patches the Pirate to appear in ‘World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’

The most controversial card in Hearthstone history is making his presence felt in World of Warcraft.

Patches the Pirate might have been nerfed into a state of near irrelevance in the standard Hearthstone meta, but a few nerfs aren’t enough to keep one of the most controversial Hearthstone cards of all time from creeping his way into other prominent Blizzard properties; namely, the source material for the online card-strategy game and the most popular MMORPG of all-time: World of Warcraft (insert “Hearthstone MMO” joke here).

According to Wowhead, Patches the Pirate will be charging into battle against any adventurer brave enough to face him in Freehold, a pirate city from the new World of Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth.

From the official Blizzard description:

Freehold has traditionally served as a haven for pirates, scoundrels, and those who wish to live free of Kul Tiran control. Now, the Irontide Raiders have brought the city under their harsh rule and are coercing the various pirate crews under their banner. While the pirates gather, a small group of heroes must infiltrate the town and eliminate their leadership to dissolve this growing alliance of cutthroats.

Also making the jump from Hearthstone are Skycap’n Kragg and his trusty parrot mount, Sharkbait:

Skycap’n Kragg and his faithful mount Sharkbait are the guardians of Freehold, continously patrolling the sky on the lookout for intruders. At least, that is what their supposed to be doing. Instead, these two are often found snoozing in their crow’s nest or dropping guano on unsuspecting victims from above.

Skycap’n Kragg not only has a chance to drop his parrot mount in the form of [Sharkbait’s Favorite Crackers] but plate and mail shoulder armor transmog items as well:

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is available now for pre-purchase and is expected to be released in late September 2018.


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