|Main leader||Chief Squealer Thornmantle|
|Character classes||Geomancer, Hunter, Shaman, Thief, Thornweaver, Warrior|
|Base of operations||Agama'gor, Brambleblade Ravine, Bramblescar, Red Rocks|
|Theater of operations||Southern Barrens, Mulgore|
The Bristlebacks of Brambleblade Ravine are at war with the tauren of Camp Narache and they encroached on the area of Red Cloud Mesa. They train Battleboars to be malicious. Young tauren entered the ravine and killed the Bristleback leader Chief Sharptusk Thornmantle. The quilboar also ravaged the tauren burial site of Red Rocks.
In the Barrens they were at war with the Razormane quilboar. At the start of the war against the Lich King, Bristlebacks became more aggressive and killed a female tauren and her young son. When Hamuul Runetotem performed a ritual for the deceased in Red Rocks a few of them attacked the Archdruid.
During the Cataclysm, quilboar of Mulgore were in turmoil. New High Chieftain Baine Bloodhoof stopped the war against them allowing them to take resources from a newly-created river. Some time later, the Bristlebacks attacked the Red Cloud Mesa tauren once again.
|Gukk'rok||Geopriest||Killable||Agama'gor, Southern Barrens|
|Sabersnout||Bristleback champion||Killable||Southern Barrens|
|Three-Tooth||Leader (Barrens)||Killable||The Overgrowth, Southern Barrens|
|Sharptusk Thornmantle||Leader, chief (formerly)||Deceased||None|
|Squealer Thornmantle||Leader, chief (Mulgore)||Killable||Thornmantle's Hideout, Mulgore|
|Swinegart Spearhide||Killable||Agama'gor, Southern Barrens|
- Young Battleboar
- Bristleback Assault Boar
- Bristleback Bladewarden
- Bristleback Gun Thief
- Bristleback Interloper
- Bristleback Invader
- Bristleback Invaders
- Bristleback Onlooker
- Bristleback Thorncaller
- Bristleback Thornweaver
- Deviate Crone
- Deviate Thornweaver
- Bristleback Clubber
- Bristleback Horker
- Bristleback Pounder
The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in Classic.
The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages.
- Bristleback Battleboar
- Bristleback Geomancer
- Bristleback Hunter
- Bristleback Shaman
- Bristleback Quilboar
- Bristleback Water Seeker
Items and objects
- Bristleback Challenge Treads
- Bristleback Cage
In the RPG
Bristlebacks tend to be larger and stronger than most quilboar.