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Cairne Bloodhoof

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Cairne Bloodhoof
Cairne Bloodhoof(498).png
Cairne Bloodhoof(498) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 6
Attack: 4
Health: 5
Abilities: Deathrattle, Summon

Deathrattle: Summon a 4/5 Baine Bloodhoof.

Cairne was killed by Garrosh, so... don't put this guy in a Warrior deck. It's pretty insensitive.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Cairne Bloodhoof is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Classic set. Its Deathrattle summons Baine Bloodhoof.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Cairne Bloodhoof can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Cairne Bloodhoof 1600 400
Golden Cairne Bloodhoof 3200 1600

Summoned cards[edit | edit source]

Baine Bloodhoof(359).png

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Cairne Bloodhoof is a solid body. Not only is he a 4/5, which is fairly hard to kill in most cases, he also makes another 4/5 - Baine Bloodhoof - when he dies. This essentially means two 4/5 minions for just 6 mana. Cairne is one of the best cards to have in a beatdown-type deck.

Cairne's main weakness is to effects such as silence, transform and mind control effects, which can negate his Deathrattle or even turn its power to the opponent's advantage. His Deathrattle makes him strong against regular attacks or removal effects. In particular, Cairne is considered a bad card to be running against priest because almost all of them use the Shrinkmeister and Cabal Shadow Priest combo higher up on the ladder.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Take heart, young one. The Earthmother is near.
Alternative summon (when the enemy hero is Garrosh)
Garrosh! You are not fit to rule the Horde!
For honor!

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

Cairne Bloodhoof was the Chief of the united tribes of the tauren, chieftain of the Bloodhoof, leader of Thunder Bluff, and the final wielder of the Bloodhoof Runespear. Allying with the Horde upon its arrival on the shores of Kalimdor, Cairne stood as one of its wisest and most venerated leaders, until his unfortunate death in a duel against Garrosh Hellscream, the new Warchief of the Horde. He was succeeded as chief by his son Baine Bloodhoof.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When summoned, Cairne will say "Take heart young one, the Earth Mother is near." However, when played against a warrior he will say "Garrosh, you are not fit to rule the Horde." This is similar to Illidan Stormrage's emote when summoned against a druid.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Wayne Reynolds

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Cairne Bloodhoof, full art
Cairne Bloodhoof in World of Warcraft