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Boris Brightbeard

"I'd lay off the short jokes if ye want me to keep ye alive, laddie."
Faction Alliance
Type Hero
Talent Holy
Professions Enchanting, Tailoring
Rules (X), Flip Boris Brightbeard → Boris heals X damage from target hero or ally. Use only on your turn.
Race Dwarf
Class Priest
Health 26
Set Heroes of Azeroth
Number 1/361
Rarity Uncommon
Artist Stuart Immonen
Trading Card Game
This article contains information from the Trading Card Game which is considered non-canon.

Boris Brightbeard is a dwarven priest that once fought Onyxia in her lair.


He can be found in the first series of both the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game and the World of Warcraft Miniatures Game. Despite being amongst one of the first characters in either series, he has yet to appear in any games.

His card in Heroes of Azeroth
His miniature: Minis Core Set/Boris Brightbeard


Quotes from him and references to him can be found on the following cards:

  • "I'd lay off the short jokes if ye want me to keep ye alive, laddie."
  • "You have been judged unworthy. May the Light have pity upon your blackened soul." - Chastise
  • "Let's level the playing field." - Equalize
  • "The discord woven between its threads does not distinguish between friend and foe." - Girdle of Ruination (card)
  • "You can find inner harmony with a sound body, mind and soul." - Prayer of Spirit (card)
  • "The perfect weapon against the Scourge; may it ignite a holy inferno that purges the land!" - Torch of Holy Fire (card)
  • Kill the dragon, take her treasure and live to tell the tale - even a curmudgeon like Boris couldn't argue with that plan. - Dragonslayers
  • Boris gazed up at the huge beast looming before him. Even warded from fear, he could not help but tremble. - Ability evoker quell [Imposing Presence]


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.
  • The raid event cards that mention Boris imply that he fought against Onyxia in her lair. Several of his depictions in artwork show him wearing Vestments of the Devout, which as the Dungeon Set 1 armor for priests would imply some of his exploits at that time.
  • His comments on the Girdle of Ruination imply that he had knowledge of the pattern, which matches with him possessing the Tailoring profession. Given that this was a world drop pattern in Burning Crusade content, coupled with Boris wearing the priest's Avatar Raiment from Tempest Keep in the artwork for Equalize, this implies that Boris survived Classic WoW to participate in the war against the Illidari in Outland.
  • His comments on the Torch of Holy Fire help to situate his career in Northrend; because the torch was a drop from Kel'Thuzad in Naxxramas during Wrath of the Lich King, it suggests Boris participated in the raid there. However, since that card is the last to include any references to Boris and was released in the Wrathgate set, one could conclude that Boris died at the Wrathgate or in another battle around the same time period.