Players primarily twink level 19 characters in order to compete in the Warsong Gulch battleground. This page is to serve as a guide to every aspect in twinking.


Base Stats

Alliance Alliance
Race Strength Agility Stamina Intellect Spirit
Human 20 20 20 20 21
Dwarf 33 42 40 29 31
Night elf 25 51 36 30 32
Gnome 15 23 19 24 20
Draenei World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade 29 43 36 31 34
Horde Horde
Race Strength Agility Stamina Intellect Spirit
Orc 31 43 39 27 35
Undead 19 21 21 18 25
Tauren 33 41 39 25 34
Troll 29 48 38 26 33
Blood Elf World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade 25 48 35 34 31


  • IconSmall_Dwarf.gif Dwarf
    • Stoneform: Activate to gain immunity to poison, disease, and bleed (will also remove these types of debuffs); +10% Armor; Lasts 8 seconds. 3 minute cooldown.
    • Gun Specialization: increases chance to critically hit with Guns by 1%.
    • Frost Resistance: Reduces the chance you will be hit by Frost spells by 2%.
    • Find Treasure: Activate to see treasure chests on mini map.
  • IconSmall_Gnome.gif Gnome
    • Escape Artist: Escape the effects of any immobilization or movement speed reduction effect. Instant cast. 1 min, 45 sec cooldown as of Patch 2.3 (was 1 min).
    • Expansive Mind: Increase Intellect by 5%.
    • Arcane Resistance: Reduces the chance you will be hit by Arcane spells by 2%.
    • Engineering Specialist: 15 point skill bonus to Engineering maxing out at 165 skill level.
  • IconSmall_Human.gif Human
    • Every Man for Himself: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. This effect shares a cooldown with other similar effects, 2 minute cooldown.
    • Perception: Increases your Stealth detection, passive.
    • Diplomacy: Reputation gains increased by 10%.
    • The Human Spirit: Increase spirit by 7%.
    • Mace Specialization: Increases expertise with maces, two-handed maces by 3.
    • Sword Specialization: Increases expertise with swords, and two-handed swords by 3.
  • IconSmall_NightElf.gif Night Elf
    • Shadowmeld: Activate to slip into the shadows, reducing the chance for enemies to detect your presence. Lasts until cancelled or upon moving. Any threat is restored versus enemies still in combat upon cancellation of this effect, 2 minute cooldown.
    • Quickness: Reduces the chance that melee and ranged attackers will hit you by 2%.
    • Wisp Spirit: Transform into a wisp upon death, increasing speed by 50%.
    • Elusivesness: Reduces the chance enemies have to detect you while in Shadowmeld or Stealth.
    • Nature Resistance: Reduces the chance you will be hit by Nature spells by 2%.
  • IconSmall_Draenei.gif Draenei
    • Gift of the Naaru: Heals the target of 170 damage over 15 seconds. The amount healed is increased based on the caster's Spell Power or Attack Power, whichever is higher. This ability does not lose casting time from taking damage.
    • Heroic Presence: Increases chance to hit with all spells and attacks by 1% for you and all party members within 30 yards.
    • Shadow Resistance: Reduces the chance you will be hit by Shadow spells by 2%.
    • Gemcutting: 5 point skill bonus to Jewelcrafting maxing out at 155 skill level.
  • IconSmall_Orc.gif Orc
    • Blood Fury: Activate to increase attack power and spell damage/healing by an amount based on level/class for 15 seconds, decreasing healing done to the user by 50% for the duration. 2 minute cooldown.
    • Hardiness: Increase resistance to stun effects by 15%.
    • Command: Damage done by Hunter and Warlock pets increased by 5%.
    • Axe Specialization: Expertise with One- and Two-handed Axes increased by 5.
  • IconSmall_Tauren.gif Tauren
    • War Stomp: Stuns up to 5 enemies within 8 yards for 2 seconds. 2 minute cooldown.
    • Endurance: Health increased by 5%. (Percentage from your base stats, not including gear or enchants)
    • Nature Resistance: Reduces the chance you will be hit by Nature spells by 2%.
    • Cultivation: 15 point skill bonus to Herbalism maxing out at 165 skill level. (iIn order to obtain Lifeblood rank three you'll need to max herbalism to 165.)
  • IconSmall_Troll.gif Troll
    • Berserking: Activate to increase attack and casting speed for 10 seconds. Speed is raised by 10% at full health, increasing as health is lost to a maximum bonus of 30%. 3 minute cooldown.
    • Regeneration: Increase health regeneration bonus by 10%. Also allows 10% of normal health regen during combat.
    • Beast Slaying: 5% damage bonus when fighting against Beasts.
    • Throwing Specialization: Increases chance to critically hit with Throwing Weapon by 1%.
    • Bow Specialization: Increase Bow critical strike chance by 1%.
    • Da Voodoo Shuffle: Reduces the duration of all movement impairing effects by 15%. Trolls be flippin' out mon!
  • IconSmall_Undead.gif Undead
    • Will of the Forsaken: Removes any Charm, Fear and Sleep effect. 2 minute cooldown.
    • Cannibalize: When activated, regenerates 7% of total health every 2 seconds for 10 seconds. Only works on Humanoid or Undead corpses within 5 yards. Any movement, action, or damage taken while Cannibalizing will cancel the effect.
    • Underwater Breathing: Underwater breath lasts 233% longer than normal.
    • Shadow Resistance: Reduces the chance you will be hit by shadow spells by 2%.


Choosing what class to play is often easier than choosing your character's race. Please read class proficiencies to see what weapons each class may use.

  • Druid} Druid
    • Druids are probably the best flag carriers in the game. Bear Form is the second shapeshifting ability druids get (level 8) and proves to be essential in getting your flag back across the field with the current rise in over powered hunter popularity. The armor boost you receive while in Bear Form likens itself to that of a Warrior. Even better shapeshifting itself will break snare, root, and Polymorph effects. Not only do you have all of those great abilities, being a hybrid class you can also provide very good healing. While playing in PuGs you'll often find yourself capturing all flags due to your extremely high health pool. As of Patch 3.2, Travel Form is now available at level 16, making you even more valuable as the flag carrier.
  • Hunter} Hunter
    • Currently the most popular class in the level 19 bracket due to overpowered spell and talent changes from the last few patches. Hunters have the highest survivability rate due to their pets and ranged attacks. The ability to kite multiple targets for crowd control is also quite useful. Wing Clip and Concussive Shot will help keep your prey at a distance. Traveling with a group of hunters with a pocket healer more than likely will ensure a successful victory. Patch notes from 3.2 mention that hunter's will receive Aspect of the Cheetah at level 16, which means a 30% increase in speed (still slower than Sprint, Ghost Wolf, and Travel Form).
  • Mage} Mage
    • One of the squishy classes that can CC very well as long as you either have quick heals or great maneuverability. Frost Nova and Polymorph are two very useful spells to keep your enemies in check and in place. Please note though that [Minor Recombobulator], an easily obtainable trinket from Engineering, is frequently equipped by twinks without an AGM that will dispel polymorph effects from a friendly target and heal them.
  • Paladin} Paladin
    • Good dps and decent flag runner.
  • Priest} Priest
    • A priest is the best healer at this level. Your survivability is rather good for a clothie if you can crowd control with Psychic Scream and never let Power Word: Shield break. You'll want to do most healing through Renew which heals for 100 HP over 15 seconds (which can be enhanced with [Glyph of Renew]).
  • Rogue} Rogue
    • One of the best class in the level 19 bracket. As a rogue you are able to give large amounts of burst damage essentially making you very deadly. You lack many defensive abilities at this level, like Vanish, however still have Stealth and Sprint to get away.
  • Shaman} Shaman
    • New changes in Patch 3.2 have made Shamans even more powerful, especially considering Ghost Wolf form will now be available at level 16. Previously utilized for totem dropping, crap heals and minimal DPS, now Shamans have become more like glass cannons. They're able to dish out a lot of burst damage, snare you, and then repeat till your dead. Upcoming patch changes will make this class incredibly skilled flag carriers.
  • Warlock} Warlock
    • Warlocks have become quiet this DPS class recently. The combination of Fear and Drain Life makes you rather resilient against single targets. And all the DOTs that this class is famous for paired with the skill to keep your distance from your opponents will have you topping the damage charts.
  • Warrior} Warrior
    • This is what's stopping overpowered hunters at the moment with Disarm. This class is becoming more viable due to its many snares and high armor.



  • Most players now use BOA heirloom helm, along with other pieces of gear
  • Twinks no longer pick up Engineering to get [Green Tinted Goggles] , they do it for the bombs and stuns they provide
  • The  [Lucky Fishing Hat] is mostly used only for a Flag carrying max stamina set. You have to fish up the rare fish during the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza.
  • Each class will benefit more from certain stats or attributes than others. You'll need to examine your class carefully in order to find the right balance of stats for your play style.
    • Strength - Warriors, Rogues,
    • Agility - Rogues, Hunters, Warriors
    • Stamina - All classes. You'll need as much health as you can get.
    • Intellect - Warlock, Shaman, Priest, Hunter, Druid, Mage (anyone who uses mana)
    • Spirit - Priest, Warlock, Mage


Since patch 5.4, there are no enchant restrictions. Leg armor and shoulders enchants can be put on BOA leggings/shoulders/weapon and sent to low level players and scale though based on level of player.


Level 19 twinks no longer have access to glyphs. Glyphs now require a player to be over level 25.