The Human Cleric chess piece in World of Warcraft.

Clerics can be found all over Azeroth. Clerics are the holy men of Azeroth. Their spiritual leadership keeps both the people and the troops of Azeroth focused upon their mission of everlasting peace. Clerics ability to channel the spirit of humanity through their bodies makes them truly wondrous, and stories of their ability to heal the sick and injured, as well as being able to affect the perceptions of others, are miraculous in nature. The transgressions against humanity by the Orcs have forced them to devise ways to defend themselves, but their true path remains the healing of men's souls.[1] (W1ManH 29) Some of the clerics were warrior priests,[2] (OB&H 15) although this is not the case for every cleric, many are merely healers and not capable of physical defense.[3] (W1Man #?) [4] (W2Man #?) [5] (WRPG 60)

Cleric spells include healing, far seeing, invisibility, and holy lance.

There are clerics in World of Warcraft, the clerics of Nethergarde, clerics of the Scarlet Crusade ,and clerics of the Argent Dawn (although removed from game). Some clerics have been condemned and haunt Purgation Isle.

Dark clerics

The Forsaken have dark clerics, for example Dark Cleric Duesten, Dark Cleric Beryl, Dark Cleric Salem, and Dark Cleric Malod, which like most Forsaken have turned their abilities towards the Forgotten Shadow.

Dark clerics are likely equivalent to the dark priests, which are like archbishops ruling over wide territories of the cult of the Forgotten Shadow.[6] (HPG 161)

Clerics of Northshire

Perhaps the most famous clerics are the Clerics of Northshire that existed during the first war.


Clerics in WoW

  1. ^ W1ManH, 29
  2. ^ OB&H, 15
  3. ^ W1Man, #
  4. ^ W2Man, #
  5. ^ WRPG, 60
  6. ^ HPG, 161
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