Tauren chieftain

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For the Warcraft III hero unit, see Tauren Chieftain (Warcraft III).
Tauren chieftain
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High Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof
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A class for leaders of tauren tribes.

Sources: Warcraft 3

The Tauren chieftains are elder tauren warriors that lead their tribes in daily life as well as in battle. Ceremoniously decked with the ancient totems of their tribes, chiefs uphold the honor and simplicity of tauren culture. When roused by battle, the gigantic chiefs employ enormous warblades which are capable of tearing through solid trees with one mighty swipe. The chiefs are fascinated by the orcs, especially their young leader, Thrall. The chiefs see an opportunity to help the orcs return to their traditional roots by providing a strong example of honor and courage through all tauren warriors.[1]

In the RPG

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Tauren chieftains possess impressive battle skills combined with a knowledge of tactics, geography and current affairs. A tauren chieftain knows where alliances are strongest and where they are likely to break down; he also knows where best to stage a mass battle and what location works for a small ambush. A tauren chieftain's competence and wisdom inspires his troops.[2]




This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
  • It is possible that their distant cousins, Taunka, have their own version of tauren chieftains. Roanauk Icemist is possibly a taunka chieftain.
  • It may be possible that the Tauren Chieftains are very experienced in the terrain they live in, and other surroundings as well.