[Spoilers] WoW 5.4 Patch Video: New Warchief Finally Revealed

I, for one, welcome our new Troll overlords.

After a long wait, we finally have our new warchief in World of Warcraft patch 5.4.

If you do not want the new warchief spoliers because you have to experience it for yourself, then don't read on.


The new warchief for the Horde is Vol'jin. In the cinematic above, we get to see what happens after Alliance players defeat Garrosh Hellscream in WoW 5.4. Thrall and Varian argue over who deserves to chop the jerk's head off with Taran Zhu saying,

"You wieners don't have any right to complain! He messed up our Vale, we're gonna mess him up in Panda Court!"

... in slightly different words.

When Varian issues a statement to the Horde, Vol'jin steps up and says that he is the one who speaks for the Horde now.

Hell yes.

I know a lot of people are probably disappointed that Vol'jin got it since he seems so obvious and Blizzard promised us someone "unexpected."

The thing is, there really is no other logical choice from a lore standpoint.

Baine? Too young.

Sylvanas? Everyone hates her.

Lor'themar? Has dirty ol' knife ears.

Vol'jin is the perfect candidate. He's been a long time ally of the Horde, he helped lead the rebellion against the True Horde, and he's got dat Troll accent.

I am so happy with this decision that I will overlook the sloppy writing that put Garrosh in charge in the first place.

I feel like the story in Mists of Pandaria really made up for a lot of the disappointment people had in Cataclysm. If the next WoW expansion keeps up with the same quality as MoP, I'll be satisfied.

Now if you don't mind, time to level the trillion Troll alts I've had sitting on my account all these years.

Hey - my first character in WoW was a troll; I swear I'm not a bandwagoner!

Published Sep. 11th 2013
  • Qlezokk
    Duuuuuddee.. Vol'jin is Warchief! Woo! Seriously, been a troll since the beginning. Soooo stoked. Read Shadows of the Horde. Made me like him even better.
    Love the background music too. Perfect fit.
  • DpBallistiXx
    As you say, this is the ending cinematic that is played to Alliance players, there is a separate one for Horde players that is slightly different.
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A00jJxhyRY
    Also, Vol'jin's line in this is perfect. "I speak for da Horde".. SO GOOD
  • Joseph Rowe
    Featured Columnist
    Yeah. When I wrote this up, the Horde one hadn't been released yet. I love how they did two separate ones for each faction. I'm half loving, half hating new angry Jaina. As long as she doesn't become a raid boss, I like it.

    And definitely, Vol'jin is the friggin' man. So pumped.
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    We all knew it was coming. I wish they would have just let Thrall smash Garrosh's face all over the ground. Would have been deserving.

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