Friday, August 14, 2009

Tauren Paladins?

Holy Cow! (Be warned: Massive potential spoilers for the next expansion.)

To be honest, I've always thought Tauren would make good paladins. They have a certain nobility. Hopefully they become more Silver Hand-style paladins rather than Blood Knights.

15 comments:

Mardah said...

I always wanted a Tauren paladin...

dOxxx said...

Smells like epic troll to me. :P

Klepsacovic said...

They are druids of the Light and they will be awesome.

Anonymous said...

blizzard is trolling the dataminers don't believe it.

Hana said...

Unfortunately I already have an 80 paladin, or I would roll one in a heartbeat. I just may roll my first priest though. ^_^

Refractor said...

Reserve YOUR name with a level 1 Horde alt NOW!

Refractor said...

Piousangus
Bovinity
Holyholstein (or Holyhereford)
Divinedairy

Any others coming to mind?

beefsteaks said...

It's ok, I already play a tauren paladin. I want to post the pic of my Shamalaladin D: But Internet is being gay.

*vlad* said...

I think it is rather more like an American Indian in the days of General Custer suddenly wanting to be a Bishop in the Christian church - kind of unlikely.

el ranchero said...

Agree with Vlad. I don't like the clash between medieval Christian and Native American vibes. I hope Blizzard takes some time to reconcile the two in the Tauren lore.

theawesomness23 said...

sorry but to me it doesnt seem that tauren have the background lore for paladins... they have a more druidic culture than say the humans and other paladin races.

Rohan said...

I don't think that Tauren culture fits paladins. For example, an militaristic Order of tauren paladins like the Blood Knights would be out of place.

But on an individual level, I think the tauren exemplify the personal traits of paladins. They are honorable, martial, and are be willing to sacrifice.

It's not hard to imagine individual taurens following Tirion Fordring and joing the Argent Crusade.

Anonymous said...

For Rohan:
Other folks have commented that paladins (frequently thought of as martyrs and fanatics) don't fit with the "hippy cow" mentality of the Tauren. But the Grimtotem prove that Tauren can have a bit of fanaticism to them and with the Cataclysm shattering Azeroth is it understandable it will shake up everyone's world and that side of the Taurens will come a bit more to the front.

Anonymous said...

Good news! In cataclysm, Tauren can be both Priests and Paladins by worshiping their sun god!

Nelson said...

Its their EARTH GODESS... im so excited about the idea of the tauren pally