The greatest battles are won not by strength of arm, but strength of will.
Faction Alliance
Type Hero
Talent Protection
Professions Blacksmithing, Mining
Rules (3), Flip Graccus → Prevent the next 3 damage that would be dealt to target hero or ally this turn.
Race Human
Class Paladin
Notes Graccus shares artwork with the Hearthstone card Argent Protector.
Health 29
Set Heroes of Azeroth
Number 4/208
Rarity Uncommon
Artist Doug Alexander
Trading Card Game
This article contains information from the Trading Card Game which is considered non-canon.
The greatest battles are won not by strength of arm, but strength of will.

Graccus is a human paladin. He was the leader of an attack against Onyxia.


He was one of the Alliance heroes in the first series of both the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game and the World of Warcraft Miniatures Game, but has yet to appear in any video game.

His miniature: Minis Core Set/Graccus


There are quotes from him and references to him on the following cards:

  • "Warriors and paladins to the front. Druids, priests, warlocks, mages and hunters to the rear. Rogues... do something sneaky."
    "There," thought Graccus "it's the best we can do." - Battle Plan
  • Graccus screamed as the molten steel ran down his arm. He fell to the ground, scrambling for his waterskin and moaning. Another sword had been reclaimed by Onyxia's fiery forge. - The High Cost of Dragonslaying
  • Graccus wiped the sweat from his brow and sighed. So far, the dragon just seemed angrier. He hefted his shield, twirled his blade, and sprinted toward her once again. - Second Wind
  • "The Light giveth and the Light taketh away." - Atonement
  • "Rushing headlong into battle isn't always the best policy." - Deliberate Vengeance
  • "The armor is flawless. Perhaps your weapon is not." -  [Swiftsteel Bracers]
  • "The Scourge will gain no sympathy from the Light." - Vindictive Strike



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.
  • Graccus' profession is listed as Blacksmithing, and the Swiftsteel Bracers are crafted from a plan that drops in Mount Hyjal and Black Temple, suggesting that he was familiar with the pattern.
  • Graccus' last appearance in the TCG is in the Icecrown expansion, which concluded with the assault on Icecrown Citadel. When combined with the re-use of his art in Hearthstone as Argent Protector, it's feasible to conclude that he became a part of the Argent Dawn and/or Argent Crusade, and either died during that service or simply remained with their operations in Northrend during the Shattering.