For the Warcraft III hero unit, see Tauren Chieftain (Warcraft III). For the music band, see Elite Tauren Chieftain.
Tauren chieftain
Cairne Bloodhoof TCG.jpg
High Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof
Affiliation Horde
Favored by TaurenTauren Tauren
TaunkaTaunka Taunka
Highmountain taurenHighmountain tauren Highmountain tauren
Weapon proficiency Axe, Spears, Totems, Halberds
Armor proficiency Light armor, Cloth or Leather
Could also be Warrior, Hunter
Special notes A class for leaders of tauren tribes.

The tauren chieftains are elder tauren warriors that lead their tribes in daily life as well as in battle. Ceremoniously decked with the ancient totems of their tribes, chiefs uphold the honor and simplicity of tauren culture. When roused by battle, the gigantic chiefs employ enormous warblades which are capable of tearing through solid trees with one mighty swipe. The chiefs are fascinated by the orcs, especially their young leader, Thrall. The chiefs see an opportunity to help the orcs return to their traditional roots by providing a strong example of honor and courage through all tauren warriors.[1]

According to Marshal Troteman, the Horde sent tauren chieftains to attack Lion's Landing forces in Krasarang Wilds.[2]

Before Highmountain tauren become high chieftains, they must undergo a series of visions in the Path of Huln and perform a ritual.[3]

In the RPG

Alliance & Horde Compendium tauren chieftain commanding orcs.

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Tauren chieftains possess impressive battle skills combined with a knowledge of tactics, geography and current affairs. A tauren chieftain knows where alliances are strongest and where they are likely to break down; he also knows where best to stage a mass battle and what location works for a small ambush. A tauren chieftain's competence and wisdom inspire his troops.[4]



Warcraft III

See also