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Concept art by Kekai Kotaki.

On land, Elona’s laws are defined and enforced by its three provincial governments. Life at sea is different. On every ship, a captain’s word is law, and many sailors follow their own personal codes of honor. Corsairs live outside the law, whether they’re standing on solid ground or the treacherous deck of a fast ship. As a matter of survival, each one recognizes the Code of the Corsairs, although many disagree on its particulars.

The most important concepts in the Code are loyalty to one’s captain (and the conditions under which you can justifiably mutiny), fair methods of distributing wealth (and the best times and places to steal it), and honorable ways of resolving differences (as well as the best ways to cheat in a duel). Land dwellers are often baffled by the inherent contradictions of this code. No matter how a sailor defines a personal code of honor, corsairs unite against their common enemies, setting aside all differences. The Code has kept the corsairs around for generations, passing on traditions, superstitions, and contradictions from one generation to the next.

The corsairs have remained free by learning to survive in treacherous waters, sailing where the Istani will not or cannot follow. Their fleets remain hidden near the most dangerous stretches of the Elonian coast. Between the northwest coast of Cantha and the southern rim of Elona, a deadly sea is troubled by sudden storms and cyclones, hidden reefs, and dangerous sea creatures. These waters were once navigated by fearless Luxon raiders from Cantha, and to this day, brigands from many cultures search for secret coves hidden by these deadly waters.

The Guild Wars Nightfall Manuscripts

List of hostile NPCs[edit]

Region Name Trophy
Guild Wars Nightfall
Istan Warrior 0, 1 (22) Corsair Buccaneer
Warrior 17 (25) Corsair Cutthroat
Warrior 10 (24) Corsair Thug
Ranger 0 (22) Corsair
Ranger 0 Corsair Spotter
Ranger 11 (24) Corsair Lookout
Ranger 8 (23), 15 (25) Corsair Raider
Monk 0, 1 (22) Corsair Healer
Monk 7 (23), 15 (25) Corsair Bosun
Monk 9 (23) Corsair Medic
Necromancer 4 (22), 15 (25) Corsair Blackhand
Necromancer 10 (24) Corsair Flogger
Mesmer 4 (24), 10, 14 (24) Corsair Seer
Mesmer 3 (22), 10 (22), 14 (24) Corsair Wizard
Elementalist 0 (22) Corsair Mage
Elementalist 15 (25) Corsair Cook
Elementalist 11 (24) Corsair Reef Finder
Paragon 10 (24) Corsair Captain
Paragon 4 (22), 16 (25) Corsair Commandant
Dervish 3 (22), 15 (24), 20 Corsair Berserker
Dervish 9, 10 (23) Corsair Marauder
Unknown 0, 1 Corsair Spy
Copper Shilling
Silver Bullion Coin
Kourna Warrior 17 (25) Corsair Cutthroat
Warrior 28 Corsair Commander1
Warrior 20, 21 (26) Corsair Weapons Master
Ranger 15 (25) Corsair Raider
Ranger 22 (26) Corsair Runner
Ranger 20, 22 (26) Corsair Lieutenant
Monk 15 (25) Corsair Bosun
Monk 24 Corsair Commander1
Monk 20, 22 (26) Corsair Doctor
Necromancer 15 (25) Corsair Blackhand
Necromancer 20, 21 (26) Corsair Torturer
Mesmer 14 (24) Corsair Wizard
Mesmer 20, 22 (26) Corsair Mind Reader
Elementalist 16 (25) Corsair Cook
Elementalist 28 Corsair Commander1
Elementalist 20, 21 (26) Corsair Wind Master
Paragon 16 (25) Corsair Commandant
Paragon 20, 23 (26) Corsair Admiral
Dervish 15 (24) Corsair Berserker
Dervish 28 Corsair Commander1
Dervish 20, 22 (26) Corsair Grappler
Gold Doubloon
Silver Bullion Coin
Guild Wars Eye of the North
Depths of Tyria Warrior 7 (23) Corsair Cutthroat
Ranger 11 (24) Corsair Lookout
Ranger 8 (23) Corsair Raider
Mesmer 3 (22) Corsair Wizard
Elementalist8 (25) Corsair Cook
Paragon 10 (24) Corsair Captain
Copper Shilling
Guild Wars Bonus Mission Pack
Battle of Jahai Ranger 10 Corsair Raider
Mesmer 10 Corsair Wizard
Elementalist 10 Corsair Wind Master
Paragon 10 Corsair Commandant
Dervish 10 Corsair Berserker
Guild Wars Beyond
Kaineng City Warrior 24 (26) Corsair Captain
Ranger 24 (26) Corsair Lieutenant
Necromancer 24 (26) Corsair Blackhand
Paragon 24 (26) Corsair Admiral
Dervish 24 (26) Corsair Commander
  1. Only in mission Dajkah Inlet

Other corsair enemies include:




Gw2logo.png The Guild Wars 2 Wiki has an article on Corsair.
  • Corsair is another term for privateer or pirate. In Guild Wars, corsairs appear to be patterned after Barbary pirates of North Africa.