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Garrosh Hellscream

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"Live by these words: Lok'tar ogar. Victory...or death." - Garrosh Hellscream

Garrosh Hellscream represents the Warrior icon.png Warrior class in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

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[edit] Official lore

Garrosh Hellscream, former Warchief of the Horde, is a living testament to the dangers of unchecked aggression.

Garrosh was born on the orcish homeworld of Draenor, and grew up untainted by the demonic blood that twisted the orcs who invaded Azeroth. Though he wasn't demonically influenced himself, Garrosh was haunted by his family's legacy: his father, Grom Hellscream, was the first orc to embrace corruption by drinking the blood of the pit lord Mannoroth. Garrosh lived in the shadow of his father's acts until he met Warchief Thrall, founder of the renewed Horde}, who explained to the younger Hellscream how Grom ultimately gave his life to lift the demonic blood-curse, and freed his race from servitude to dark forces.

Uplifted, Garrosh joined Thrall in Azeroth and quickly became a hero of the Horde by leading a successful offensive against the Lich King. When Deathwing shattered the world, Thrall was forced to leave his throne to stop the destruction, and left Garrosh as his successor. Looking for ways to gather more resources and new territory for his people, Hellscream has initiated several brutal strikes against the Alliance, razing the city of Theramore and later clashing over the continent of Pandaria. As warchief, Garrosh's controversial actions have exposed the Horde to great scrutiny from outside--and within--his faction. With this increased scrutiny comes a greater danger of dissension and retaliation than the Horde has ever faced before.

[edit] Background

Former Warchief of the Horde, son of Grom Hellscream, and former chieftain of the Warsong Clan, Garrosh is well-known for his fierce hatred of the Alliance. With the reopening of the Dark Portal, Garrosh was invited into the Horde by Thrall himself, quickly advancing to the position of personal advisor of the Warchief. Garrosh led the Horde troops into Northrend and was given the position of acting Warchief in Thrall's absence. Soon after the fall of Icecrown Citadel, Thrall appointed Garrosh to be the next Warchief in order to focus his own shamanic powers upon the Cataclysm ravaging the world. However, Cairne Bloodhoof, leader of the tauren, challenged Garrosh to honorable non-lethal combat for leadership of the Horde. Unbeknownst to Garrosh, his blade was poisoned and he ended up killing Cairne, with his son Baine Bloodhoof becoming the new tauren leader.

As time went by, Garrosh grew increasingly focused upon victory over the Alliance, and the goal of conquering all of Azeroth in the name of the Horde. As the other leaders of the Horde began to dispute his decisions, Garrosh became obsessed with the total destruction of the Alliance and all that was weak, eventually seeking out even the dark powers of the remnants of an Old God, scarring the sacred Vale of Eternal Blossoms in the process. Following his attempt to assassinate Vol'jin, leader of the Darkspear trolls, the leaders of the other Horde races began to slowly turn against him, at first in secret, and later in open rebellion against Garrosh and his Kor'kron elite. Eventually the rebelling leaders of the Horde joined forces with the Alliance to assault Orgrimmar, and with their combined forces managed to overthrow the tyrant.

Garrosh is known for his mentality, with a very short temper, a big ego, and an aggressive and stubborn nature. Even now, imprisoned and awaiting trial for warcrimes in Pandaria, there are whispers that he may soon break free, and become a graver threat to Azeroth than any had envisioned.

[edit] Emotes

Garrosh Hellscream, full art
Garrosh Hellscream with Gorehowl

I choose death!

Good Game.

Heh, Greetings.

I'm almost out of cards!

I'm out of cards!

That was an error.

Sorry that happened.

Victory or Death!

My thanks.

Hmmm...

Hmmm... I wonder...

What now....

I will crush you!

I must choose!

Well played.

I have too many minions.

I cannot do that.

My hand is full!

I already attacked.

Give that minion a turn to get ready.

That minion already attacked.

I don't have enough Mana.

I need a weapon.

I can't play that.

I can't target Stealthed minions.

That's not a valid target.

I must attack the minion with Taunt.

[edit] Notes

  • Garrosh is known for wielding the epic two-handed axe Gorehowl

[edit] See also