For the Warcraft III hero unit, see Tauren Chieftain (Warcraft III).
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Tauren Chieftain


Kel Stonebull

The tauren chieftains, or tauren chiefs,[1] 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.

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 inspires his troops.[2]

It is unknown if all chieftains practice shamanism, but Cairne Bloodhoof is known to practice it.

Famous or namedEdit

Marn Thunderhorn, Tygore Dusthoof, Tam Windtotem, Durn Harpyslayer, Kam Ghoststeer, Kel Stonebull, Mull Stormhoof, Grok Bloodhorn, Malar Plainstrider , Taur Runetotem, Cairne Bloodhoof, Baine Bloodhoof, Osak.

Heroes of the StormEdit

Elite Tauren Chieftain makes an appearance in Heroes of the Storm as the hero E.T.C.


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.
  • It is possible that their distant cousins, Taunka, have their own version of tauren chieftains. Roanauk Icemist is possibly a taunka chieftain.
  • It may be possible as well that the Tauren Chieftains are very experienced in the terrain they live in, and other surroundings aswell.


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