Tauren totems are both a weapon and a building used by the tauren.
They are also called totem poles and represent a link to the tauren's past. The carvings provide a focus for shamanic arts or illustrate stories of famous events or heroic tales.
When roused, tauren are fierce fighters and use their mighty totems to smash their enemies into the dust of the plains.
"Tauren" units use totems as weapons in battle.
Cairne Bloodhoof, Tauren Warriors, Melgromm Highmountain, Muln Earthfury, Maruut Stonebinder, Olin Umberhide, Masha Cliffwalker, Cliffwalker Braves and Thunderous Braves use an unobtainable totem weapon. Taunka Banthok Icemist, Wartook Iceborn, Brave Storming Sky, Chieftain Ashtotem and Taunka'le Braves are also seen with totem weapons.
After Cairne's death, his son Baine took up his enormous totem as his own. As all of Cairne's weapons were blessed by a shaman, this would allow the totem to strike and harm incorporeal spirits as if they were any solid opponent.
In the RPG
If this massive weapon looks like it's an intricately carved tree trunk, that’s because it is. The tauren prefer to spend their time decorating and meditating on their totems, but they are also perfectly willing to hit foes over the head with them. Said foes quickly learn the error of disturbing a meditating tauren.
The Blackgore Totem is a famous totem.
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War Harnesses as item reputation rewards with Highmountain Tribe: , , and .
Tauren chieftain with a totem harness on his back in Warcraft 3.
Baine Bloodhoof with a totem harness on his back.
Unequipped totem harnesses seen in the Valley of Wisdom.
Unequipped totem harnesses in Kiro's Harness.
Tauren totem part of the tauren heritage armor.
Tauren Chieftain in Warcraft III: Reforged.
Building in the Third War
- Main article: Tauren Totem (Warcraft III)
The proud, noble tauren, having allied with the orcish horde, reside here and hone their abilities through contact with their spirit totems. This structure allows the mighty tauren to make use of the Pulverize ability, a technique that damages enemy forces and adds a unique tool to the tauren's already wide-ranging arsenal.
Tauren totem doodads in Warcraft III.
In World of Warcraft, tauren totems are often found in tauren lands, but not generally as a structure with a use, just as decorations. The flight path in Thunder Bluff is inside a giant totem.
Totems can also be found among taunka structures.
Thunder Totem the capital city of the Highmountain tauren.
Highmountain tauren totem in the Orgrimmar Embassy.
- Totems are also used by other races as structures. Trolls use bat-like totems as a decoration. Furbolgs use totems as part of their settlements as a decoration. Wildhammer dwarves have a totem in Kirthaven.
Tauren totem from the WoW cinematic intro (also used as a weapon in the cinematic).
Tauren totem weapon in the Townhall.
- Tauren shaman totems
Tauren totem object in Dalaran, a more modern model of the tauren shaman totem.
- Heroes of the Storm
Tauren Banner and Tauren Warbanner added in update 2.0.