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Elite Tauren Chieftain
1754 • PRO_001
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Cost:5 Mana icon.png
Attack:5 Attack icon.png
Health:5 Health
Artist:Samwise Didier
Battlecry: Give both players the power to ROCK! (with a Power Chord card)
Flavor text

He's looking for a drummer. The current candidates are: Novice Engineer, Sen'jin Shieldmasta', and Ragnaros the Firelord.

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For Elite Tauren Chieftain's other appearances, see Elite Tauren Chieftain (disambiguation).

Elite Tauren Chieftain is a legendary neutral minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from Hall of Fame and Promo sets.

How to get[]

Regular Elite Tauren Chieftain can be obtained through crafting only.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Elite Tauren Chieftain 1600 400

Golden Elite Tauren Chieftain is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Previous availability[]

  • Golden Elite Tauren Chieftain could only be obtained as a Murder at Castle NathriaPromotion from purchasing a ticket or virtual ticket to Blizzcon 2013.[1]

Generated cards[]

I Am Murloc
Power of the Horde
Rogues Do It...




  • Elite Tauren Chieftain is most notable for the outrageous and unprecedented visual and audio effects upon playing the card. Each of the Power Chord cards also feature unique sounds and animations.
  • Elite Tauren Chieftain is the second promotion card to be added to the game. Similar to the first promotion card, LegacyGelbin Mekkatorque, this card brings a strong element of RNG to the game, adding an unpredictable and potentially game-changing element to the match. Its battlecry is also notable for providing an equal advantage to each player, rather than favouring the player who played it.
  • LegacyRogues Do It... is a spell with two steps: first, it damages its target, queuing and resolving triggers; then, it draws a card, queuing and resolving triggers.


Elite Tauren Chieftain grants each player one of three possible 'Power Chord' cards. All Power Chord cards are 4 mana spell cards.

LegacyI Am Murloc[]

This is a great card for any deck featuring minion buffs, especially murloc buffs, but is very weak against AoE. At least three 1/1 murlocs are guaranteed.

LegacyPower of the Horde[]

Summons a single minion for the player. Possible minions summoned are:

This is by far the most unpredictable option, with the potential to be one of the strongest or the weakest of the Power Chords.

LegacyRogues Do It...[]

A reliable option, serving as combined damage and card draw. Good for removal, this card can also be useful for finishing the enemy hero.


  • Elite Tauren Chieftain summoning features one of the most extensive animations in the game, at the time of its addition rivalled only by LegacyTwisting Nether. The individual Power Chords were also the first spells to be added to produce significant ongoing sounds during their target selection stage; rather than simple effects such as the sound of a spell preparing to be cast, short pieces of music, featuring drums, bass and lead guitar, are played repeatedly until a target is chosen. Some of the card's animations and effects can be seen here.
  • Elite Tauren Chieftain is a real-life band comprised of Blizzard employees, known for performing their own hard-rocking material with lyrics set in the Warcraft universe. Elite Tauren Chieftain often perform at BlizzCon and have released several singles. They also feature in-game in Shattrath City, at the Darkmoon Faire and in Blackrock Depths' Blackrock MountainCoren Direbrew. See Elite Tauren Chieftain on WoWpedia for details.
    • The three different spells generated by Elite Tauren Chieftain in Hearthstone are all named and themed after songs by the ETC band: Power of the Horde (2003), I Am Murloc (2007) and Rogues Do it from Behind (2007).
    • Elite Tauren Chieftain's entry theme is sampled from I Am Murloc itself.
  • Elite Tauren Chieftain has the exact same Rarity, Cost, Attack and Health as the debug card DEBUG. The two cards also share the exact same ID (682).


Elite Tauren Chieftain, full art

Elite Tauren Chieftain rocking out in the One Night in Karazhan trailer

Elite Tauren Chieftain in Heroes of the Storm


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