NeutralGidwin Goldbraids
Image of Gidwin Goldbraids
Gender Male
Race Dwarf (Humanoid)
Class Paladin
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde (WPL)
Alliance Horde (Shadowmoon)
Affiliation(s) Argent Crusade, Silver Hand
Location Various
Status Alive
Companion(s) Tarenar Sunstrike, Fiona

Gidwin Goldbraids is a dwarf that is a part of Fiona's Caravan. He is one of the two main protagonists of the Eastern Plaguelands storyline.



Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Gidwin aspires to become a member of the Argent Crusade along with his friend/rival Tarenar Sunstrike. Gidwin is usually in the back of the caravan as Tarenar usually takes the front seat and teases him for being short. Despite this the two, with the help from an adventurer, are able to pass a series of tests and become members of the Argent Crusade.

Sometimes afterwards he becomes restless which leads him to rush off to fight the Scourge. At some point during his fight against the undead he was captured by scourge who, under Baroness Anastari, plan to turn him into a death knight.[1] While chained down in the Plaguewood Fiona and her companions (as the player is part of her companions) save him. He then thanks everyone, giving the player a  [Hearthstone] to Light's Hope Chapel (which has only one use), saying he will return with Fiona's caravan, this time in the front seat.

Gidwin is also one of the dozens of past NPC's encountered by adventurers to assist in killing the elementals at Sethria's Roost.

Warlords of Draenor

Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content related to Warlords of Draenor.

Gidwin accompanied Fiona and Tarenar to Draenor with the Alliance forward party. Tarenar and Gidwin left to go fishing, but were attacked by the native botani; luckily, the local draenei Rangari arrived to aid them, and Tarenar carried Gidwin back to the caravan to recuperate. Gidwin was poisoned during the attack, but adventurers succeed in brewing the herbs and other oddities necessary to save his life.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

Tarenar and Gidwin joined the reborn Knights of the Silver Hand at the Sanctum of Light beneath Light's Hope Chapel.

He is later seen in Deliverance Point on the Broken Shore.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Eastern Plaguelands 45 1,478
Eastern Plaguelands 45 1,793
Shadowmoon Valley (alternate universe) 90 17,503
Light's Hope Chapel 100 - 110 3,135,286
Sanctum of Light 100 1,682,616


Objective of

Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content related to Warlords of Draenor.


  • Despite joining the Argent Crusade, he is never tagged with the reputation faction.
  • Gidwin was initially planned to be a follower.[2]
  • His character may be inspired by Gimli from Lord of the Ring.

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