A corpse is an inanimate, dead body. Corpses of dead player characters turn to bones after they resurrect. Corpses of mobs remain for a time, but eventually decay and disappear. If materials are gathered from a corpse with Skinning, Engineering, Mining or Herbalism, the corpse disappears after looting the leather, hides, metal, ores or herbs.
On the mini map or world map, a gravestone/tombstone () will show the location of your corpse. On the outer ring of the mini map, a red indicator arrow () will point the way to your corpse if it is not visible on the mini map.
As items, objects or NPCs
While most corpses appeared as normal undamaged models or as big stacks of unidentifiable meat, a unique model of dwarven corpse existed and was used on multiple occasions, such as with Henrig Lonebrow, A Dwarven Corpse, Ebenezer Rustlocke's Corpse, Battered Dwarven Skeleton, and Featherbeard's Remains.
Death knight ability interactions
In Warcraft I
This section concerns content related to Warcraft: Orcs & Humans.
In Warcraft II
In Warcraft III
Structures and landmarks
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): The small gold-red indicator arrow () was replaced with a larger red arrow.