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For the Battle for Mount Hyjal NPCs, see Tauren Warrior.
Tauren warrior with totem

Tauren warrior wielding a totem.

The mighty tauren warriors of the Kalimdor plains have pledged their allegiance to the new Horde out of respect for their courage and honor. The bold tauren seek only to safeguard their quiet culture from the deathly fires of the Burning Legion. When roused, tauren are fierce fighters and use their mighty totems to smash their enemies into the dust of the plains.[1]

Tauren warriors can pulverize enemies by smashing their totems on the ground, creating tremendous shockwaves that ripple out and cause damage in a wide area of effect.[2]

Third War[]

Tauren warrior

Tauren warrior in Warcraft III.

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Main article: Tauren (Warcraft III)

In the RPG[]

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The tauren warriors form the backbone of tauren military forces.[3]

These versatile warriors excel in melee combat, plus they can track, scout and forage for food. Tauren warriors are calm and self-sufficient, not given to boredom and despair like many low-ranking soldiers,[3] and are wise enough not to lose their head in the heat of battle.[4] In large skirmishes, tauren warriors serve as shock troopers and front-line fighters; in small warbands, they might serve as leaders or scouts as well.[3]



  • Tauren were a unit in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne. They wielded giant totems that if upgraded would give them the Pulverize ability. This unit is called a "tauren warrior" in the Warcraft III manual[2] and the Horde Player's Guide,[5] as "tauren" refers to the entire race as a whole, rather than a specific class of Tauren, in the game, however, they are simply called Tauren. Tauren are widely considered to be the single most powerful direct melee unit in the game.
  • In the Warcraft III beta, they used flails instead of totems.


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