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King Varian
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Set:Madness at the Darkmoon FaireMadness at the Darkmoon Faire
Health:30 Health
Artist:Wei Wang
Voice actor:Chris Metzen
Like every father, Varian only wants what's best for his child. Even if he has no idea what that is...
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The subject of this article is only available in Solo Adventures.
It is a part of limited content and does not appear in any other game modes.

The subject of this article is only available in Solo Adventures.
For other appearances of Varian Wrynn, see Varian Wrynn (disambiguation).

King Varian is the first boss in Priest's Book of Heroes adventure.

Hero Power[]


Player's hero[]


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Town Crier
Fight Trainer



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

King Varian Anduin Wrynn
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Boss Town Crier 2 Boss Training Sword 2
Fight Trainer 2 Fearbreaker 2
Shalamayne 1 Paladin Sword of Justice 2
Rogue, Warrior Cutting Class 2 Neutral Intrepid Initiate 2
Warrior Sword and Board 2 Lowly Squire 2
Upgrade! 2 Brainstormer 2
Woodcutter's Axe 2 Ironforge Rifleman 2
King's Defender 2 Silent Knight 2
Militia Commander 3 Silver Hand Regent 2
Deadly Arsenal 2 Shimmering Courser 2
Neutral Armor Vendor 2 Stormwind Knight 2
Goldshire Footman 3 Recruiter 2
Stormwind Knight 3 Silver Hand Knight 2
Stormwind Champion 2 Stormpike Commando 2
Stormwind Champion 2



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Before match

Anduin Wrynn (present)
When I was a boy, my father ruled as the King of Stormwind... and I was his most loyal subject.
I remember him as the hero of all my stories. He fought dragons to save me. He won every battle.
But as I got older, I learned that he couldn't always be the savior I needed.


King Varian
It's time I saw to your training, my son.
Anduin Wrynn
Not this again...

Emote Response

King Varian
We can talk later, Anduin.

Hero Power

King Varian
Put your heart into it.
You must try harder.


King Varian
A gentle heart cannot win wars.
Our family has many enemies. I need you to be ready when they strike.
You take after your mother, don't you? If only she were still with us.

Turn 1

King Varian
There are many great warriors in our family. You will be another.
Anduin Wrynn
Every rule has an exception.

Turn 3

King Varian
Take up your sword, Anduin. You were meant to hold one.
Anduin Wrynn
Then why is it so heavy?!

Turn 6

Anduin Wrynn
I just don't know what kind of warrior I could be.
King Varian
Ah, you have so many options! Arms, fury, protection...
Anduin Wrynn
That's not what I meant.


King Varian
All right. I think it would be best if you trained with someone else.
The dwarves might be able to show you what I cannot. Their strength is truly something to behold.


King Varian
We can train again as soon as you are ready. I'm always here for you.


"The Horde has committed heinous crimes, Vol'jin. But some among you fought against Garrosh's tyranny. For that, I'm willing to end this bloodshed. But know this: if your Horde fails to uphold honor as Garrosh did, we will end you."

Varian Wrynn was leader of the Alliance, and father of Anduin Wrynn.

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Varian Wrynn, also known as Lo'Gosh the "Ghost Wolf", was the former King of Stormwind and High King of the Grand Alliance.
Varian's life has been defined by tragedy and conflict. The murder of his father, King Llane, by the assassin Garona Halforcen weighs heavily on him, along with the accidental death of his wife, Tiffin, during a riot. The king has recently returned to the throne following his abduction by the Defias Brotherhood and the black dragon Onyxia, who disguised herself as Lady Katrana Prestor. Robbed of his memories and enslaved by a Horde gladiatorial trainer in Kalimdor, Varian fought his way to freedom, earning the nickname "Lo'Gosh", or "ghost wolf", while in battle. With the help of his comrades, he was able to recover his true identity and finally defeat Onyxia. Under his daring leadership, the humans of Stormwind led the Alliance to victory against the Lich King in Northrend, and now seek to bolster their strategic holdings against their perennial enemy, the Horde. Known for his tenacity and fierce will, King Varian Wrynn is committed to protecting the Alliance's interests and raising his son, Anduin, to follow in his place. With the world plunged into chaos by the great Cataclysm, he has taken up military leadership of the Alliance, and vowed to forge a new destiny for Azeroth.
Leading the Alliance armies against the Burning Legion at the Broken Shore, Varian fell in battle at the gates of the Tomb of Sargeras, sacrificing himself to allow the Alliance forces to escape. Before staying behind to fight, Varian entrusted Genn Greymane with a letter to his son Anduin, advising him that one must be willing to fight in order to preserve peace. In the aftermath of the battle, he was succeeded by Anduin as King of Stormwind and High King of the Alliance.


King Varian, full art

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