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For other appearances of Rexxar, see Rexxar (disambiguation).

Rexxar represents the Hunter Hunter class in Hearthstone.

Official overview[edit | edit source]

Rexxar once called the Blade’s Edge Mountains home as one of the Mok’Nathal, a clan primarily composed of other half-ogres like himself. Unwelcome by both the full-blooded orcs and ogres in the area, the Mok’Nathal were secular and isolationist, wishing little else but to be left to their own devices. However, Rexxar saw great potential for his people in Azeroth, the world beyond the Dark Portal, and eventually left his isolated clan behind to join the Horde with his animal companion, Haratha the wolf. After being betrayed repeatedly by others of the orcish race, including Gul'dan the Warlock, Rexxar lost Haratha to the dark magic of orcish warlocks and turned to a life of solitude, joined only by those incapable of lies and treachery: the beasts of the wild.

After roaming the lands of Azeroth, the great Beastmaster eventually became a great ally to Thrall and the Horde, living within the walls of Orgrimmar and earning his place amongst the orcs and trolls. Rexxar’s accomplishments and key victories over Alliance forces won him the title “Champion of the Horde,” and he went on to lead their forces against those of Daelin Proudmoore, Jaina Proudmoore’s father and Grand Admiral of the Alliance naval fleet. Rexxar defeated Daelin in combat as the rest of the Horde viciously battled against the Kul Tiras navy, leaving Jaina to mourn her father’s death and to rebuild her small empire. Rexxar, Thrall, and the victorious Horde returned to Orgrimmar, their battle won.

Tracks and traps[edit | edit source]

This cunning half-orc, half-ogre beastmaster is never without his longbow or the trusted animal companions he’s befriended on his journeys: Misha the bear, Huffer the boar, and Leokk the wyvern. In Hearthstone, you can summon each of Rexxar’s furry and feathered friends to your aid using the Animal Companion card.

A proficient Hunter knows the wild like the back of his hand, so Rexxar’s unrivaled skill at Tracking will help you plan your next move by allowing you to know exactly what’s coming up in your deck. Lying in wait, Rexxar is able to pinpoint the best moment to take aim and fire at his foes with his savage longbow, Sniping from the undergrowth. It’s these Hunter skills that helped Rexxar prove himself against the ogre warlord Kor’gall, swaying the Stonemaul clan to the side of the Horde. You can use these same skills in Hearthstone to ambush your opponent when they least expect it![1]

Background[edit | edit source]

Rexxar with Misha.
"I have watched the other races... I have seen their squabbling, their ruthlessness. Their wars do nothing but scar the land, and drive the wild things to extinction. No, they cannot be trusted. Only beasts are above deceit." - Rexxar

As a member of the half-orc, half-ogre Mok'Nathal Clan from the Outlands, Rexxar was instrumental in helping Thrall conquer Durotar, the Azerothian homelands of the Orcs, where Orgrimmar would later be built. Rexxar is historically considered to be a Beastmaster, which is a warrior hero of the wilderness able to call upon creatures of the forest to serve him. Beastmasters were generally considered to be loners or mercenaries, though many of Horde race Beastmasters aligned themselves specifically with the Horde. Beastmasters were a Hero unit in Warcraft III that were able to have multiple summoned beasts (Bear, Hawk, and Quilbeast) at the same time, and had an Ultimate ability called "Stampede," which called down "hordes of rampaging thunder lizards to explode upon the Beastmaster's enemies." Rexxar was also a playable character in the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Bonus Campaign, The Founding of Durotar. During his time on Draenor and through the first and second wars, Rexxar was accompanied by a large black wolf named Haratha who was his loyal companion. Haratha was killed by an orc warlock while trying to save Rexxar. Rexxar killed the warlock but lost his beloved companion and declared a trust only for beasts from then on. During his travels in the wilderness, Rexxar befriended a bear named Misha with whom he wanders Azeroth to this day. Rexxar at one time held the prestigious title "Champion of the Horde" but upon leaving Azeroth to return to Outland is considered champion of the New Horde forces there. He now resides in Thunderhold Stronghold in the Blade's Edge Mountains of Outland, protecting the base from the beasts and monstrosities of Blade's Edge.

Outside of the lore surrounding him, Rexxar was an NPC whom in Vanilla WoW was part of a long yet paramount quest chain for the Horde to gain entrance to a raid dungeon, Onyxia's Lair. His pathing within this quest made it difficult to find him as it covered a very large area. He was also featured in a campaign in the Warcraft III expansion The Frozen Throne in which he fought Jaina's father in the name of the Horde and eventually killed him.

In the World of Warcraft pre-Cataclysm Elemental invasion event, Rexxar was one of the Horde Heroes who defended Orgrimmar, defending the Valley of Honor.

Although Rexxar is most known for Misha, his bear, and Haratha, his wolf, he also has three other pets. These pets include:

  • Spirit, Rexxar's hawk. It can be called by using a whistle.
  • Huffer, Rexxar's boar.
  • Leokk, Rexxar's wyvern.

Deathstalker Rexxar is the death knight version of Rexxar.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "It is said that I hunt alone, wandering these bitter lands far from civilization. But in truth, I hunt with family. One that I hold close. I protect them, and they protect me. I am Rexxar, Champion of the Horde, and I never hunt alone." - Heroes of the Storm trailer

Flavor text[edit | edit source]

When viewed in the Collection, Rexxar has the following flavor text:

He only feels at home in the wilderness with his beasts. Super secret: Misha is his favorite.

Emotes[edit | edit source]

Rexxar, full hero artwork
Rexxar golden hero portrait

Each hero has their own selection of audio and written emotes that are produced in response to specific events. For more information, see Emote.

Type Emote
Thanks Thanks.
Well played Well played.
Greetings Greetings, traveler.
Mirror Greetings Hail!
Wow Astounding!
Oops That didn't quite hit the mark.
Threaten I will hunt you down!
Attack I hunt alone.
Concede Well fought. I concede.
Opening remark Let the hunt begin!
Mirror start Bring it on!
Thinking [1] Hmmm...
Thinking [2] I wonder...
Thinking [3] Hrmmmmm...
Running out of time Time moves quickly!
Almost out of cards I'm almost out of cards!
Out of cards I'm out of cards!
Error: Too many minions I have too many minions.
Error: Generic I can't do that.
Error: Hand already full My hand is too full!
Error: Hero already attacked I already attacked.
Error: Minion not ready Give that minion a turn to get ready.
Error: Minion exhausted That minion already attacked.
Error: Not enough mana I don't have enough mana.
Error: Need a weapon I need a weapon.
Error: Can't play that card I can't play that.
Error: Can't target stealthed minions I can't target Stealthed minions.
Error: Not a valid target That's not a valid target.
Error: Must attack taunt minion A minion with Taunt is in the way.
Upon playing Animal Companion To my side!
Selection in Arena Only beasts are above deceit.
Lunar New Year Greetings Greetings, traveler.
Winter Veil Greetings Happy Feast of Winter Veil!
Midsummer Fire Festival Greetings Happy Midsummer.
Pirate's Day Greetings Unleash the swarthy sea dogs!

Unused[edit | edit source]

Type Emote
Sorry My apologies.
Good game Good Game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During the game's early development, the hunter hero was Tyrande Whisperwind. The hero can be seen in screenshots from that period. Rexxar was eventually chosen in part due to his strong connection with Beasts, which the developers wanted to focus upon.[2]

Official videos[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Whispers of the Old Gods logo.png Patch (2016-04-24): Wow emote added. Sorry emote no longer available.
  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch (2016-03-14): "Happy Feast of Winterveil!" changed to "Happy Feast of Winter Veil!"
  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch (2015-12-04): Winter Veil emote added.
  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch (2015-11-10):
    • Mirror start emote added.
    • Taunt error message changed from "I must attack the minion with Taunt." to "A minion with Taunt is in the way."
  • Unknown alpha patch: Received some new hero artwork.

References[edit | edit source]

Playable heroes
Default heroes
Icon Demon Hunter 32.png Icon Druid 32.png Icon Hunter 32.png Icon Mage 32.png Icon Paladin 32.png Icon Priest 32.png Icon Rogue 32.png Icon Shaman 32.png Icon Warlock 32.png Icon Warrior 32.png
Illidan 64.png
Malfurion 64.png
Rexxar 64.png
Jaina 64.png
Uther 64.png
Anduin 64.png
Valeera 64.png
Thrall 64.png
Guldan 64.png
Garrosh 64.png
Alternate portraits
Icon Demon Hunter 32.png Icon Druid 32.png Icon Hunter 32.png Icon Mage 32.png Icon Paladin 32.png Icon Priest 32.png Icon Rogue 32.png Icon Shaman 32.png Icon Warlock 32.png Icon Warrior 32.png
1,000 wins portraits
Demonic Illidan 64.png
ShandoMalfurion 64.png
WandererRexxar 64.png
FireMageJaina 64.png
Fire Mage
LightforgedUther 64.png
KingAnduin 64.png
CapnValeera 64.png
WarchiefThrall 64.png
ShadowGuldan 64.png
CorruptGarrosh 64.png
Rewards Track portraits
Demonbane Illidan 64.png
Cenarion Malfurion 64.png
Giantstalker Rexxar 64.png
Arcanist Jaina 64.png
Uther Lawbringer64.png
Anduin of Prophecy 64.png
Nightslayer Valeera 64.png
Earthfury Thrall 64.png
Felheart Guldan 64.png
Garrosh of Might 64.png
Tavern Pass portraits
Apprentice Jaina 64.png
Archmage Jaina 64.png
Kul Tiran Jaina 64.png
Kul Tiran
Thrall, Son of Durotan 64.png
Son of Durotan
Alterac Thrall 64.png
Wolfrider Thrall 64.png
Book of Heroes portraits
WarsongRexxar 64.png
ScholarJaina 64.png
SecondWarUther 64.png
Second War
SI7Anduin 64.png
GladiatorValeera 64.png
NagrandGarrosh 64.png
Seasonal portraits
HorsemanUther 64.png
GuanYuUther 64.png
Guan Yu
ZhugeLiangAnduin 64.png
Zhuge Liang
DiaoChanValeera 64.png
Diao Chan
LüBuGarrosh 64.png
Lü Bu
Alternate heroes
Icon Demon Hunter 32.png Icon Druid 32.png Icon Hunter 32.png Icon Mage 32.png Icon Paladin 32.png Icon Priest 32.png Icon Rogue 32.png Icon Shaman 32.png Icon Warlock 32.png Icon Warrior 32.png
Promotional and special events
Lunara 64.png
Liadrin 64.png
Arthas 64.png
Tyrande 64.png
Maiev 64.png
Morgl 64.png
Nemsy 64.png
Annhylde 64.png
Purchasable heroes
Aranna 64.png
Elise 64.png
Hazelbark 64.png
Hamuul 64.png
Alleria 64.png
Sylvanas 64.png
Medivh 64.png
Khadgar 64.png
Kel'Thuzad 64.png
Annoy-O 64.png
Lazul 64.png
Rastakhan 64.png
TheThunderKing 64.png
Thunder King
LadyVashj 64.png
Jaraxxus 64.png
Magni 64.png
Deathwing 64.png