Elite Tauren Chieftain

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Elite Tauren Chieftain is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

The Golden copy of Elite Tauren Chieftain is uncraftable. It has special unlock requirements and cannot be crafted, disenchanted, or opened from card packs:
Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Regular1 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 1600 Dust.pngRegular1

Previous availability

Elite Tauren Chieftain used to be obtainable through these means.

Custom Purchase a ticket or virtual ticket to Blizzcon 2013 starting from September 12, 2013 until December 31, 2013 for $39.99.[1]Golden 1

Related cards

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


To edit these notes, go to Template:Elite Tauren Chieftain notes.

  • 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,  Gelbin 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.
  •  Rogues 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.


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  • ▶️ ETC Stage Stinger Murloc.wav <triggering sound>


  • Elite Tauren Chieftain summoning features one of the most extensive animations in the game, at the time of its addition rivalled only by  Twisting 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'  Coren Direbrew. See Elite Tauren Chieftain on WoWpedia for details.
    • 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).
  • The three drummers mentioned in the card's flavor text reference the following collectible cards:  Novice Engineer,  Sen'jin Shieldmasta, and  Ragnaros the Firelord.
  • Elite Tauren Chieftain is featured three more times in later expansions: As  E.T.C., God of Metal in Madness at the Darkmoon Faire, and as the main character of Festival of Legends as  E.T.C., Band Manager and  Elite Tauren Champion.


Patch changes

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch (2021-03-25):
  • Journey to Un'Goro logo.png Patch (2017-04-04):
    • Moved from the Promo set to the Hall of Fame set.
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Closed beta, 2013-12-10):
    • Now reads: "Battlecry: Give both players the power to ROCK! (with a Power Chord card)" (previously: "Debug text")
    • Name is now Elite Tauren Chieftain (previously: DEBUG).
    • Flavor text now reads: "He's looking for a drummer. The current candidates are: Novice Engineer, Sen'jin Shieldmasta', and Ragnaros the Firelord." (previously: no flavor text).
    • Is now elite.
    • Artist is now Samwise Didier (previously: no artist).
    • Is now collectible.
    • Golden card unlock requirement is now: "Awarded at BlizzCon 2013." (previously: no special unlock requirement).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Closed beta, 2013-10-02):
    • Is no longer collectible.
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Alpha, 2013-06-22):
    • Added.


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