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Tusk minimap icon.png Ymir, the Tusk
It had been a brawl to remember. There stood Ymir, the Tusk, the Terror from the Barrier, the Snowball from Cobalt, the only fighter to have bested the Bristled Bruiser in a fair fight, and now the last man standing in Wolfsden Tavern. What started as a simple bar bet of supremacy ended with four regulars, a blacksmith, and six of the Frost Brigade's best soldiers writhing against the shards and splinters of almost every bottle, mug, and chair in the building. The Tusk boasted and toasted his victory as he emptied his brew.

No sooner had the defeated regained consciousness than the cries for double-or-nothing rang out. The Tusk was pleased at the prospect, but none could think of a bet bigger than the one he just conquered. Horrified at the damage to his tavern and desperate to avoid another brawl, the barkeep had an idea. As skilled as he was, Ymir had never taken part in a real battle, never tested himself against the indiscriminate death and chaos of war. He proposed a wager to the fighter: seek out the biggest battle he could find, survive, and win it for whichever side he chose. The stakes? The next round of drinks.
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Associated With
Heroes Bristleback minimap icon.png Bristleback
Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden
Factions Frost Brigade
Frostiron Tribe
Places The Barrier
Wolfsden Tavern
White Fields
Characters Yzir
  • Tusk rarely travels south, preferring the frigid northern lands.[1]
  • Tusk knows Rylai from his past, and used to have snowball fights with her.[2]
  • Tusk's rival is undoubtedly Bristleback minimap icon.png Bristleback.
  • Tusk is friendly with the Frostiron Tribe, who crafted a set of armor for him.[3] He visits every winter.[4]
  • According to Tusk, it's customary to buy a drink for everyone who's still standing after a bar brawl.[5]
  • When Tusk was young, he practiced on a punching bag shaped like a fish. When he got older, a village smithy made an iron glove shaped like his old punching bag. For this reason, Tusk is also known by the nickname "Iroh Fisht".[6]

Artifact Card Game Artifact[]

  • Unknown icon.png Pick a Fight
    Artifact Card Game Spell Card
    Pick a Fight Artifact.png
    Illus. JiHun Lee
    It takes a lot to get me mad- ok that's a lie, I'm always mad. It takes a lot to make me wanna fight someone- yeah, that's not true either. I- oh to hell with it, let's be honest I like punching people.
    Bristleback, Lover of Violence
  • Unknown icon.png Rising Anger
    Artifact Card Game Spell Card
    Rising Anger Artifact.png
    Illus. JiHun Lee
    Tusk's breath was a mix of stale beer and raw fish, but I wasn't about to back down... no... I was just getting started.
    Bristleback, No Quit In Him

Friendships and Rivalries[]

Allies meeting Tusk

Enemies killing Tusk



  1. Tusk response: ▶️ Well well! It's been a while since I came this far south.
  2. Crystal Maiden response: ▶️ I miss our snowball fights, Ymir.
  3. Frostiron Raider Wrap description.
  4. Frostiron Sorceress Cuffs description.
  5. Tusk response: ▶️ After a bar brawl it's customary, as a courtesy, to buy everyone who's still standing a round of drinks.
  6. Piscean Pulverizer description.