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Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof
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The tauren chieftain has ample wisdom, leadership experience... and enemies.

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Book of Heroes logo.png The subject of this article is part of Book of Heroes.
For the collectible card in Classic set, see Cairne Bloodhoof.
For the boss minion in Book of Heroes, see Cairne Bloodhoof (boss).

Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof is the fifth boss in Warrior's Book of Heroes adventure.

Hero Power[]

War Stomp(389286).png

Player's hero[]

Garrosh Hellscream(389321).png
Equip Gorehowl(389307).png

Special cards[]


Beram Skychaser(389284).png
Baine Bloodhoof(389283).png
The Runespear(389328).png


Magatha Grimtotem(389320).png
Might of Hellscream(389322).png
Warsong Commander(389337).png
Warsong Peon(389340).png
Clan Trainer(389288).png
Warsong Axe(389336).png


The below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof Garrosh Hellscream
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Boss Baine Bloodhoof 1 Boss Might of Hellscream 2
The Runespear 1 Warsong Commander 2
Warrior Into the Fray 2 Warsong Peon 2
Execute 2 Clan Trainer 2
Warpath 2 Warsong Axe 2
Bloodsworn Mercenary 2 Malkorok 1
Feat of Strength 2 Rogue, Warrior Cutting Class 2
Bloodhoof Brave 3 Warrior Upgrade! 2
Brawl 2 Playmaker 2
Warrior, Paladin Commencement 2 Arathi Weaponsmith 2
Neutral Acidic Swamp Ooze 2 Kor'kron Elite 2
Tauren Warrior 3 Armored Goon 2
Kodorider 3 Deadly Arsenal 2
Sunwalker 3 Bloodboil Brute 2
Neutral Captain Greenskin 1
Frostwolf Warlord 2



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Before match

Garrosh Hellscream (present)
Thrall's advisors had promised to support me, but instead they turned on me the moment the Warchief was gone.
One of them, Cairne Bloodhoof, was so bold as to challenge me to a Mak'gora… a duel for leadership of the Horde.


Garrosh Hellscream
Have you come to fight me, old bull?
Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof
Earth Mother guide my blows...

Start of Game

Magatha Grimtotem
I give you a great blessing.
Beram Skychaser enhances Cairne's Runespear
Magatha Grimtotem smears a poison on Garrosh's Gorehowl
Beram Skychaser leaves the battle
Magatha Grimtotem is placed to the player's hand

Emote Response

Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof
I fear we may not find an agreement outside of battle.

Hero Power

Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof
For honor!
Respect our ways.


Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof
If only you were as skilled at listening as you are attacking.
Thrall saw only his fondness for you, not who you truly are.
You should learn from your elders, not fight them!

Turn 2

Garrosh Hellscream
Well played. It would seem it's just your wits that are slow.
Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof
You are not so clever as you think.

Turn 4

Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof
I fight for more than myself. I fight for the future of the Horde.
Garrosh Hellscream

Turn 6

Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof
I have lived my whole life with honor. You may trust my counsel.
Garrosh Hellscream
I think you mean "cowardice." And I do not trust it at all.


Garrosh Hellscream
The great Cairne Bloodhoof has fallen! Think again before questioning me!
But wait... wasn't that almost TOO easy?


Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof
Destruction is easy. Creating something that lasts is a true challenge.


Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
Cairne Bloodhoof was the Chief of the united tribes of the tauren, chieftain of the Bloodhoof, leader of Thunder Bluff, and the final wielder of the Bloodhoof Runespear. Allying with the Horde upon its arrival on the shores of Kalimdor, Cairne stood as one of its wisest and most venerated leaders, until his unfortunate death in a duel against Garrosh Hellscream, the new Warchief of the Horde.
Each combatant is allowed one weapon and no armor. Cairne takes up his Bloodhoof Runespear, a sacred weapon of the Bloodhoof chieftains, while Garrosh carries Gorehowl, the axe that belonged to his father, Grom Hellscream. The weapons are blessed by shaman; Gorehowl is blessed by Magatha Grimtotem, who seems approving of the new Warchief. At first gaining the upper hand, the Runespear is shattered by Gorehowl and Cairne takes a glancing slash in the chest. Cairne suddenly becomes faint and unable to raise what remained of his Runespear to defend himself, and he realizes that Magatha has poisoned Garrosh's weapon. Cairne's last thought is a lament - that he, who had lived with honor, would die betrayed, just as the howling axe of Hellscream slices into his neck. The tauren leader dies before he even hits the ground.



Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof, full art

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