BossHarlan Sweete
Image of Harlan Sweete
Title Lord of the Irontide,
Captain of the Irontide Raiders
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 10-50 Elite
Resource Energy
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Irontide Raiders
Occupation Captain,[1] Pirate
Location Sweete's Landing, Freehold
Status Killable Battle for Azeroth
Deceased (lore)

Skycap'n Kragg
Council o' Captains
Ring of Booty
Harlan Sweete



Harlan Sweete was the captain of the Irontide Raiders. He used to be the first mate of Flynn Fairwind in another pirate crew, but the two had a falling out after a messy job and Flynn lost all taste for freebooting, and disappeared. Harlan took the nastiest of the crew and formed the Irontide Raiders.[2] Harlan has recently forced the smaller crews in Freehold to pledge loyalty to him.[3] He also sent Richard Tornsail to forcibly take over the smugglers cove of Anyport in Drustvar.

He made a deal with Lady Ashvane, who would provide them with Azerite weapons, which they would use against the Proudmoores to establish Ashvane as Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras. In exchange, Harlan would be named commander of the Kul Tiran fleet.[4]

To this end, when he was informed by Ashvane that House Waycrest of Drustvar, longtime supporters of the Proudmoores, was falling into a state of disrepair, he sent Captain Leadfist to establish a base at Chandlery Wharf. From there, Leadfist was to pillage, loot, and plunder through Drustvar: this would deplete House Waycrest's supplies, keep them destabilized, and prevent them from being able to support the Proudmoores, while filling the Irontide's coffers at the same time.[5]

He is the last boss of the Freehold dungeon and is killed by adventurers, with his death acknowledged in a later quest by Flynn.[6]

Adventure Guide

Harlan Sweete is the leader of the Irontide Raiders, and his vast wealth is only exceeded by his sliminess. Currently bankrolled by the Lady Ashvane, Sweete has been tasked with uniting the crews of those who sail the seas of Kul Tiras.


Harlan Sweete rolls his magically loaded dice at 60% and 30% health remaining, gaining advantages via Loaded Dice: All Hands! and Loaded Dice: Man-O-War.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers

  • Defeat or otherwise prevent Irontide Grenadiers from reaching their targets to avoid the effects of Black Powder Bomb.
  • Stand behind Harlan Sweet to avoid taking damage from Swiftwind Saber - until he's empowered by Loaded Dice: All Hands!.

Healer Alert Healers

  • Allies afflicted with Cannon Barrage can take heavy damage, keep them healed!

Tank Alert Tanks

  • Defeat or otherwise prevent Irontide Grenadiers from reaching their targets to avoid the effects of Black Powder Bomb.


  • Loaded Dice
    • Ability rogue rollthebones.png  Loaded Dice: All Hands! Important — All hands on deck! Harlan Sweete's abilities target additional enemies.
    • Ability rogue rollthebones.png  Loaded Dice: Man-O-War Tank Alert — Harlan's dice give him the power of a Man-O-War. Attack speed increased by 100% and all damage taken increased by 100%. Harlan Sweete's abilities trigger more frequently.
  • Spell sandstorm.png  Swiftwind Saber — With a flick of his saber, Harlan bends the tradewinds to his will and sends them flying forward. Enemies that collide with the winds are knocked back and suffer 22 Nature damage.
  • Ability vehicle siegeenginecannon.png  Cannon Barrage Deadly — Every 0.8 sec the target marks their current location. After 1.5 sec, the marked location explodes inflicting 17 Fire damage to all players within 5 yards. In addition, the target is hit with Flaming Shrapnel causing them to suffer 2 Fire damage every 0.8 sec for 4 sec.
  • Inv misc blackironbomb.png  Avast, ye! — Harlan Sweete orders an Irontide Grenadier to charge a random enemy.
    • Irontide Grenadier
      • Inv misc blackironbomb.png  Black Powder Bomb Deadly — Irontide Grenadiers detonate when they reach their target, inflicting 30 Fire damage to all enemies within 5 yards.


Item Type
 [Sharkbait's Favorite Crackers] Mount
 [Bloody Tideturner] (H · M) Agility one-hand sword
 [Irontide Captain's Hat] (H · M) Azerite Leather helmet
 [Sea-Brawler's Greathelm] (H · M) Azerite Plate helmet
 [Smartly Plumed Cap] (H · M) Azerite Cloth helmet
 [Sweete's Jeweled Headgear] (H · M) Azerite Mail helmet
 [Gaping Maw Shoulderguard] (H · M) Azerite Mail shoulders
 [Gold-Tasseled Epaulets] (H · M) Azerite Leather shoulders
 [Lockjaw Shoulderplate] (H · M) Azerite Plate shoulders
 [Ruffled Poet Blouse] (H · M) Azerite Cloth chest
 [Harlan's Loaded Dice] (H · M) Agility Trinket

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Main article: Fairwind's "Friends"#Notes
Main article: Sweete's Orders#Notes
  • Taller men than you have opposed me, but they always came up short.
  • Think you can stand against me, swine? Allow me to educate you.
Cannon Barrage
  • Cannons! Blast these scurvy dogs to bits!
  • Men! Acquaint these scallywags with our heavy guns.
Avast, ye!
  • All hands on deck!
  • Swab the deck with their gizzards!
Killed a player
I love the sound of corpses hitting the deck.
  • Alright lads, gather their valuables. After I've had my pick, you can fight for the scraps.
  • Check their teeth for gold, boys. The rest is shark food.
  • You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. Never go against Sweete when booty is on the line!
  • Inconceivable...
  • No one better touch... my booty...


  • His character and design appear to inherit aspects of an early concept for Ashvane known as 'The Pirate Queen'.
  • Sweete's model uses the pygmy skeleton.
  • Sweete is voiced by Joe Ochman.[citation needed] 


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