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Race

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Lots of races, all in one! (This abomination certainly does not exist. Thank Elune!)

The Warcraft universe is inhabited by many races of sentient and sapient beings. These races speak many different languages, have different homelands and racial traits, and can pursue different classes.

Though most races are native to the world of Azeroth, some have arrived from other worlds, such as Draenor. The armies of the Burning Legion are culled from many worlds throughout the Twisting Nether.

As of Cataclysm-Logo-Small.png Cataclysm, there are two playable factions in World of Warcraft, the Alliance and the Horde, and each is comprised of six very different races who can play a variety of different classes.

In Warcraft lore, race often has the same definition as species.[1] Occasionally, within a race/species are groups called subspecies/subraces[2][3][4] Note that use of race may not always denote separate species however (and may refer to ethnicities/subraces/subspecies within species, i.e. blood elves vs. high elves).

Playable races

Base Stats
Faction Race Priest Rogue Warrior Mage Druid Hunter Warlock Shaman Paladin Monk Death knight Str Agi Sta Int Spi
 Alliance 

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IconSmall Human Male.gif IconSmall Human Female.gif  Human IconSmall Priest.gif IconSmall Rogue.gif IconSmall Warrior.gif IconSmall Mage.gif IconSmall Hunter.gif IconSmall Warlock.gif IconSmall Paladin.gif IconSmall Monk.gif IconSmall Deathknight.gif 20 20 20 20 20
IconSmall Dwarf Male.gif IconSmall Dwarf Female.gif  Dwarf IconSmall Priest.gif IconSmall Rogue.gif IconSmall Warrior.gif IconSmall Mage.gif IconSmall Hunter.gif IconSmall Warlock.gif IconSmall Shaman.gif IconSmall Paladin.gif IconSmall Monk.gif IconSmall Deathknight.gif 25 16 21 19 19
IconSmall NightElf Male.gif IconSmall NightElf Female.gif  Night elf IconSmall Priest.gif IconSmall Rogue.gif IconSmall Warrior.gif IconSmall Mage.gif IconSmall Druid.gif IconSmall Hunter.gif IconSmall Monk.gif IconSmall Deathknight.gif 16 24 20 20 20
IconSmall Gnome Male.gif IconSmall Gnome Female.gif  Gnome IconSmall Priest.gif IconSmall Rogue.gif IconSmall Warrior.gif IconSmall Mage.gif IconSmall Hunter.gif IconSmall Warlock.gif IconSmall Monk.gif IconSmall Deathknight.gif 15 22 20 23 20
IconSmall Draenei Male.gif IconSmall Draenei Female.gif  Draenei Bc icon.gif IconSmall Priest.gif IconSmall Warrior.gif IconSmall Mage.gif IconSmall Hunter.gif IconSmall Shaman.gif IconSmall Paladin.gif IconSmall Monk.gif IconSmall Deathknight.gif 21 17 20 20 22
IconSmall Worgen2 Male.gif IconSmall Worgen2 Female.gif  Worgen Cataclysm-Logo-Small.png IconSmall Priest.gif IconSmall Rogue.gif IconSmall Warrior.gif IconSmall Mage.gif IconSmall Druid.gif IconSmall Hunter.gif IconSmall Warlock.gif IconSmall Deathknight.gif 23 22 20 16 19
Both Both 15.png IconSmall Pandaren Male.gif IconSmall Pandaren Female.gif  Pandaren Mists-Logo-Small.png IconSmall Priest.gif IconSmall Rogue.gif IconSmall Warrior.gif IconSmall Mage.gif IconSmall Hunter.gif IconSmall Shaman.gif IconSmall Monk.gif 20 18 21 19 22
Horde

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IconSmall Orc Male.gif IconSmall Orc Female.gif  Orc IconSmall Rogue.gif IconSmall Warrior.gif IconSmall Mage.gif IconSmall Hunter.gif IconSmall Warlock.gif IconSmall Shaman.gif IconSmall Monk.gif IconSmall Deathknight.gif 23 17 21 17 22
IconSmall Undead Male.gif IconSmall Undead Female.gif  Undead IconSmall Priest.gif IconSmall Rogue.gif IconSmall Warrior.gif IconSmall Mage.gif IconSmall Hunter.gif IconSmall Warlock.gif IconSmall Monk.gif IconSmall Deathknight.gif 19 18 20 18 25
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif IconSmall Tauren Female.gif  Tauren IconSmall Priest.gif IconSmall Warrior.gif IconSmall Druid.gif IconSmall Hunter.gif IconSmall Shaman.gif IconSmall Paladin.gif IconSmall Monk.gif IconSmall Deathknight.gif 25 16 21 16 22
IconSmall Troll Male.gif IconSmall Troll Female.gif  Troll IconSmall Priest.gif IconSmall Rogue.gif IconSmall Warrior.gif IconSmall Mage.gif IconSmall Druid.gif IconSmall Hunter.gif IconSmall Warlock.gif IconSmall Shaman.gif IconSmall Monk.gif IconSmall Deathknight.gif 21 22 20 16 21
IconSmall BloodElf2 Male.gif IconSmall BloodElf2 Female.gif  Blood elf Bc icon.gif IconSmall Priest.gif IconSmall Rogue.gif IconSmall Warrior.gif IconSmall Mage.gif IconSmall Hunter.gif IconSmall Warlock.gif IconSmall Paladin.gif IconSmall Monk.gif IconSmall Deathknight.gif 17 22 20 23 18
IconSmall Goblin2 Male.gif IconSmall Goblin2 Female.gif  Goblin Cataclysm-Logo-Small.png IconSmall Priest.gif IconSmall Rogue.gif IconSmall Warrior.gif IconSmall Mage.gif IconSmall Hunter.gif IconSmall Warlock.gif IconSmall Shaman.gif IconSmall Deathknight.gif 17 22 20 23 18

Note that Humans receive a +5% racial bonus to Spirit and Gnomes receive a +5% racial bonus to Intellect. These bonuses are not reflected in the table above, and they are actually calculated after the class and level bonuses are added.

Base stats do not include the bonus scores from classes.? The class bonuses are:

Attribute Priest Rogue Warrior Mage Monk Druid Hunter Warlock Shaman Paladin Death Knight*
Strength +1 +3 +1 +1 +1 +2 +88
Agility +3 +1 +3 +53
Stamina +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +79
Intellect +2 +3 +2 +2 +2 +1 +9
Spirit +3 +2 +2 +1 +2 +2 +1 +22


* Death knight bonus stats represent a level 55 character.

Burning Crusade races

Cataclysm races

Mists of Pandaria race

Allied races

Main article: Allied races

A new feature in Battle for Azeroth is the ability for players to unlock allied races. After completing certain requirements, the player will then be tasked with completing a short scenario and officially unlocking them. Allied races start at level 20 and, if the player chooses to level them to max, they will unlock a race-specific set of Heritage Armor.

"Subraces"

Subraces (aka subspecies)[3] are generally considered lesser groups within a main race/species. However, even these subgroups can be considered separate races or species themselves in some cases.

  • Elf sub-races can include Blood elves and High elves. Night elves may be distinct enough to be a truly separate race or species.
  • Dwarf sub-races can include Wildhammer, Ironforge, or Dark Iron dwarves.
  • The various types of trolls are usually considered separate subraces, though occasionally separate races.[5][6][7] The terms appear to be interchangeable to Blizzard.
  • Aesir and vanir are considered two of the titan's various subraces.[8]

See also

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