MobBristleback tribe
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Brambleblade Ravine
Main leader  Chief Squealer Thornmantle
Secondary leaders  Three-Tooth
Race(s) QuilboarQuilboar Quilboar
Character classes Geomancer, Hunter, Shaman, Thief, Thornweaver, Warrior
Base of operations Agama'gor, Brambleblade Ravine, Bramblescar, Red Rocks
Theater of operations Southern Barrens, Mulgore
Status Active

Bristlebacks invadind Red Cloud Mesa.

The Bristleback tribe (or the Bristleback Quilboars) is a tribe of quilboar that inhabit Mulgore and the Barrens.

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.[1][2] Young tauren entered the ravine and killed the Bristleback leader Chief Sharptusk Thornmantle.[3] The quilboar also ravaged the tauren burial site of Red Rocks.[4]

In the Barrens they were at war with the Razormane quilboar.[5][6] 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.[7]

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.[8] Some time later, the Bristlebacks attacked the Red Cloud Mesa tauren once again.[9]

The bristlebacks dig up the blood shards and use them in battles as totems for their strength and magic.[10]

During the Fourth War, several of them appeared on Kul Tiras as members of the Bilge Rats.



Name Role Status Location
Mob  Gukk'rok Geopriest Killable Agama'gor, Southern Barrens
Mob  Sabersnout Bristleback champion Killable Southern Barrens
Mob  Three-Tooth Leader (Barrens) Killable The Overgrowth, Southern Barrens
Mob  Sharptusk Thornmantle Leader, chief (formerly) Deceased None
Mob  Squealer Thornmantle Leader, chief (Mulgore) Killable Thornmantle's Hideout, Mulgore
Mob  Swinegart Spearhide Killable Agama'gor, Southern Barrens


Items and objects

In the RPG

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Bristlebacks tend to be larger and stronger than most quilboar.[11]


  1. ^ H [4] Rite of Strength
  2. ^ H [4] The Battleboars
  3. ^ H [5] Break Sharptusk!
  4. ^ H [1-30] A Sacred Burial
  5. ^ H [21] Tribes at War
  6. ^ N [1-60 Daily] A Time to Reflect
  7. ^ World of Warcraft: The Comic - The Gathering
  8. ^ As Our Fathers Before Us
  9. ^ H [1-10] The First Step
  10. ^ H [21] Blood Shards of Agamaggan
  11. ^ Borgstrom, Rebecca; Eric Brennan, Genevieve Cogman, and Michael Goodwin. Manual of Monsters, 83. ISBN 978-1588-4607-07. 

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