E.T.C. - Rock God

In Heroes of the Storm, the Elite Tauren Chieftan is a single Tauren lead guitarist.

Originally, Elite Tauren Chieftain was a five-man band made up of Blizzard employees. Their in-game stand-ins are various members of the Horde. Songs initially reflected Warcraft subject matter, but later also incorporated StarCraft and Diablo as well. Their first song, “Power of the Horde”, played over the credits of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

The band Elite Tauren Chieftain has undergone numerous name changes in an effort to reflect the current highest level of players in World of Warcraft. The current official band name is Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain, or L90ETC for short. Previous monikers for the band were The Artists Formerly Known as Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain (TAFKAL80ETC), Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain (L80ETC), Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain (L70ETC), Level 60 Elite Tauren Chieftain (L60ETC), and their original incarnation Tenth Level Tauren Chieftain (L10TC).
In-game Appearances

In World of Warcraft, Elite Tauren Chieftains perform “Power of the Horde” at World’s End Tavern in Shattrath City. The band also plays a five-minute show at the Grim Guzzler in Blackrock Depths. During the Cataclysm expansion, the band added shows at the Darkmoon Faire. Players can also find the band in Silvermoon City on the Walk of Elders as part of Children’s Week.

StarCraft players may have seen a commercial on TV at Hyperion’s Cantina, announcing a galaxy-wide tour for Level 800 Elite Tauren Chieftain.

Performances at BlizzCon and other Blizzard Events

The band performed real concerts at BlizzCon: on October 29, 2005, on August 4, 2007, on August 27, 2009, and again on October 22, 2011. During their appearance in 2005, the band was the opening act for The Offspring.

On June 29, 2008, Elite Tauren Chieftain performed at the Worldwide Invitational in Paris. In addition to their Warcraft themed songs, the band played the StarCraft inspired “Terran Up the Night” and the Diablo III inspired “Raise Some Hell”.

Band Members

Samuro (Samwise Didier) – Vocalist (2003–present) (Orc)
Sig Nicious (Chris Sigaty) – Rhythm guitarist (2003–present) (Blood Elf)
Bergrisst (Dave Berggren) – Lead guitarist (2005–present) (Undead)
Mai’Kyl (Mike Morhaime) – Bassist (2003–present) (Troll)
Chief Thunder-Skins (Alan Dabiri) – Drummer (2003–present) (Tauren)
Former member: Arthas Menethil – lead guitarist (2003) (Death Knight)

Lore written by staff writer Marc “Shamanrongar”

Starting Statistics

Health Health Regen Damage Attack Speed Mana Regen
1040 (+240) 2.168 (+0.500) 47 (+9) 1.00 per second 500 (+10) 3.00 (+0.098)

Combat Trait


Heroic Abilities

Mosh Pit Stage Dive



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