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类别 Large Humanoid
阵营 Icemist tribe, Horde
角色职业 Warrior, Hunter, Shaman
种族主城 Formerly Icemist Village, now ruined
种族领袖  Roanauk Icemist
坐骑 IconSmall Kodo.png Kodo
故乡 Azeroth
环境 Temperate
分布地域 Borean Tundra, Dragonblight, Grizzly Hills, Howling Fjord
语言 Taur-ahe (presumed)
其它语言 Orcish
势力 Horde
来源: Wrath of the Lich King

牦牛人Taunka, winter tauren[1] ancient relatives of the tauren, were thought to be lost until re-discovered by Garrosh Hellscream and his orc forces upon their arrival on Northrend.[2] Like their ancestral relations the tauren, the taunka are a hardy people who have given their allegiance to the Horde. They, like their distant cousins the tauren, are involved with the spirits of the land, though after living for so long in such a harsh environment as Northrend they tend to bully the elements rather than ask them to keep their region inhabitable. Although they appear similar to the tauren, they resemble bison more than cattle.


This tenacious, stoic race knows all too well the rigors of living in the harsh and often deadly wastes of Northrend. Over time, the taunka—whom many believe to be ancestral cousins of the tauren—have adapted, but only by forcing the land and the elements to yield to their will. The taunka's relationship with nature, unlike that of their tauren brethren, has been one of constant struggle and grim perseverance.

Although the taunka may seem dour or even cold to outsiders, those who come to know them will soon recognize an embattled race of survivors characterized by colossal hearts and unshakable resolve.[3]

Taunka are clan-bound to be paired.[4]


The taunka use black polar bear pelts in their religious rites, usually at the funerals of those who hunt black polar bears.[5] They also collect the feathers of noble birds of prey to use in crude fortunetelling ceremonies.[6]


Taunka tent
Icemist Village

Most of the taunka camps are either destroyed, evacuating, or planning to evacuate. The only two exceptions to this are currently Oneqwah and Tunka'lo. Oneqwah is where the Camp Winterhoof taunka are evacuating to.

Notable taunka

Name Role Status Location
部落  Roanauk Icemist High Chieftain of the Taunka Alive Agmar's Hammer; Icemist Village, Dragonblight
部落  Akiak Companion of Trag Highmountain Alive Argent Tournament Grounds, Icecrown
部落  Chieftain Ashtotem Chieftain of Camp Winterhoof Alive Camp Winterhoof, Howling Fjord
部落  Chieftain Swiftspear Brother of Stormhoof, former chieftain of Camp Tunka'lo Deceased Frostfloe Deep, Storm Peaks
部落  Chieftain Wintergale Chieftain of Taunka'le Village Alive Taunka'le Village, Borean Tundra
中立  Stormhoof Legendary Tunka'lo hero Deceased Camp Tunka'lo, Storm Peaks
部落  Tormak the Scarred Chieftain of Camp Oneqwah Alive Camp Oneqwah, Grizzly Hills
中立  Toshe Chaosrender Shaman of the Earthen Ring Alive Shimmering Expanse


  • Female taunka share the same model as that as the regular female tauren, but males have a different facial model to the male tauren.
  • The term icemist tauren was introduced with the non-canon RPG and may have the same meaning as the term taunka. This could mean that the icemist tauren are the taunka or have become the taunka. This is further reinforced by the name of the Taunka's capital city, Icemist Village.
  • The name "taunka" likely comes from the word "tatanka", the Lakota word for bison.