Tirion Fordring

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Tirion Fordring is a legendary paladin minion card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

TypeSourceQualityCount
Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Classic
Wild
Regular1 (random)
Card packsThe Golden and Signature versions can be opened from any of these packs:

Classic
Golden Classic
Wild
Golden Wild
Golden
Signature
1 (random)
Card packsOnly the Signature version can be opened from these packs:

Caverns of Time
Golden Caverns of Time
Signature1 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 1600 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 3200 Dust.pngGolden1

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Sounds

Play
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Attack
  • ▶️ VO_EX1_383_Attack_02.wav Don't test me, child!
Death

Lore

Warcraft Wiki icon.pngThis section uses content from the Warcraft Wiki.
Highlord Tirion Fordring is the Supreme Commander of the Argent Crusade and the current bearer of the Ashbringer.
One of the first five Knights of the Silver Hand selected by Archbishop  Alonsus Faol, Fordring was one of the heroes of the Second War. He later became Lord of Mardenholde Keep in Hearthglen before being stripped of his title and exiled for defending an orc, Eitrigg, with whom he remains good friends to this day. Following the death of his son Taelan, Tirion committed himself to refounding the order of the Silver Hand. The result was the Argent Crusade, an organization consisting of the old Knights of the Silver Hand and the Argent Dawn. Tirion led his new Crusade into battle against the Scourge during the invasion of Northrend and, aided by Highlord Darion Mograine and his Knights of the Ebon Blade, directed the successful assault against Icecrown Citadel which resulted in the death of the Lich King. After the victory in Northrend, Fordring has returned to Hearthglen and directs the Crusade as it works to revitalize the Plaguelands.
Tirion Fordring was the only living person in Azeroth with the purity and power to cleanse the Corrupted Ashbringer, thus reverting it back to its purified state. Fordring then became the Ashbringer's third wielder (Following Alexandros and Darion Mograine), and used the weapon in the war against the Scourge, and ultimately used it to defeat Arthas Menethil, the Lich King, and destroy Frostmourne.

Personality

Rising from the ranks of a knight and later a paladin, Tirion Fordring was a man of honor — and his commitment to upholding his honor no matter the cost often brought him into conflict with his family and friends. His wife Karandra Fordring often lamented the sacrifices she had to make in order to adapt to her husband's tendency to place his personal honor above everything else - his family included. So, for instance, when Fordring attempted to explain to his wife and to his long-time friend Arden that his commitment to saving the life of Eitrigg was a matter of honor, he encountered, for the most part, a total lack of understanding, with both Arden and Karandra arguing that he also has a responsibility to his family and his subjects — a responsibility he should not neglect in the name of honor. Tirion's honor, therefore, was the ultimate cause of his downfall — during his trial, he was offered an opportunity to be restored to good standing within the Alliance if only he would renounce the vow he gave to Eitrigg. Tirion refused, saying that his honor precluded him from doing so.
In the end, Tirion Fordring paid heavily for the honor he held in such high esteem. Not only was he stripped of his office and estates, but his family — Karandra Fordring and Taelan — refused to accompany him into exile, his wife stating that she would not let him ruin their lives as he had ruined his own. Thus, after his rescue of Eitrigg from the gallows in Stratholme, honor was very much the only thing Tirion still had.
After his exile and the fall of Lordaeron to the Scourge, Tirion fell into inactivity, feeling there was no reason for him to fight. That all changed, however, with the death of Taelan. Filled with righteous anger at the loss of his beloved son, Tirion vowed to reestablish the Knights of the Silver Hand, to oppose the spread of evil in the world.

Trivia

Gallery

Patch changes

  • TTN Logo Adventure.pngPatch 27.4.2.186852 (2023-09-28):
    • Now has 8 health (Up from 6).
    • Now has 8 attack (Up from 6).
  • TTN Logo.pngPatch 27.2.0.183876 (2023-08-22):
    • Signature card unlock requirement is now: "Obtainable in Caverns of Time card packs." (previously: no special unlock requirement).
    • Signature artist is now Zoltan Boros (previously: no artist).
    • Now has Signature version.
  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch 20.0.0.77662 (2021-03-25):
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch 1.0.0.3890 (Closed beta, 2013-10-02):
    • Flavor text now reads: "If you haven't heard the Tirion Fordring theme song, it's because it doesn't exist." (previously: no flavor text).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch 1.0.0.3140 (Alpha, April or May 2013):
    • Added.
    • Now reads: "Divine Shield. Taunt. Deathrattle: Equip a 5/3 Ashbringer." (previously: "Divine Shield. Taunt. Battlecry: Draw a card for each enemy minion.")

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