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Alliance Alliance

Draenei warriors World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

There are no famous draenei warriors as very little is known of their lore. Though there probably have been many a draenei warrior-hero in the past. It could be possible that younger Draenei have a lesser feeling of responsibility to worship and show gratitude to the Naaru, at least not in learning the arts of the Paladin, but possibly still in thoughts and personal religious actions outside of battle.

  • Restalaan: The Captain of the Guard of the hidden city of Telmor, and good friends with Velen. Restalaan was killed by Durotan during an Orcish attack on the city.

Akama could be considered a warrior.

Dwarven warriors

Ironforge dwarves in particular have a long tradition of combat training, and many dwarves train extensively with axe and hammer.[1] (WoWRPG 88) Mountain kings are the elite of the Ironforge warriors, imposing fighters who tap into mystic powers to become true champions of their race.[2] (APG 186) Another famous dwarven warrior is the Dwarf Sharpshooter.[2] (APG 21)

Gnome warriors

Every time someone makes a comment about how no gnome warriors exist, he runs the risk of being hamstrung the next time he is in a tense situation. These gnomes are the kind who deny that they are small, every other race is just too big. The gnomes that become warriors are fierce, but are often placed in defensive positions, guarding either artillery or battle magi.[2] (APG 182) Being small is an advantage, making warrior gnomes difficult targets in the midst of melee.[3] (DF 110)

The gnome king Gelbin Mekkatorque could be seen as a warrior, but he is also a tinker.

Human warriors

Warriors are common among humans.[1] (WoWRPG 88) The most popular place for a human to be is in melee combat with a sword in his or her hand.[2] (APG 182) Aside from champions, the knight is the elite warrior of humanity, the best of the normal troops. They typically form ranks and charge to devastating effect on the battlefield.[2] (APG 185)

Night elven warriors

Extremely agile, night elf warriors combine their speed with good tactical knowledge and deadly fighting style.

Worgen warriors World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Worgen warriors are likely common as the humans of Gilneas had many footman, and knights. Unlike the half naked wild worgen who fight like animals with teeth and claws, Gilnean worgen fight like men, wearing plate or mail with steel swords and polearms.

Horde Horde

Blood elf warriors World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Some blood elves become warriors (or scouts or hunters) — especially those seeking to be spell breakers, demon hunters, and rangers. In the aftermath of the Third War, Kael'thas took a group of the strongest blood elf warriors and spellcasters and joined the Alliance against the Scourge (most of these later joined him in Outland).[4] (MG 65, 65) Although non-playable blood elf warriors do exist, most are in service of Illidan (or at least Kael'thas). There is also a group of blood elf and draenei warriors who form part of the Shattered Sun Offensive, the Shattered Sun Warriors.

Lor'themar may be a warrior despite his title as ranger as he was said to wear heavy armor with a spear and shield in Tides of Darkness and he uses a sword and shield in WoW.

Forsaken warriors

Warriors are common among Forsaken. Forsaken warriors in their previous life could be brave knights as well as cruel bandits, so their style can be very different. [1] (WoWRPG 88)

Most Forsaken warrior NPCs are known as Death Guards.

Nathanos Blightcaller the Champion of the Banshee Queen can be considered as both a hunter and a warrior. The same could be said for Sylvanas Windrunner, the queen of the Forsaken.

Goblin warriors World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Though often goblins rely on ogres and hobgoblins for muscle, it is not uncommon for goblins to practice the ways of the warrior. Many goblin warriors are known as bruisers and enforce the rules of goblin towns such as Booty Bay and Gadgetzan. Despite their small size goblin bruisers are very strong, employing the use of nets and high powered rifles.

It was also said by Broxigar in The War of the Ancients that goblins are much stronger then their size would indicate.

Orc warriors

Warriors are common among orcs.[1] (WoWRPG 88) Orcs have a long history of warfare; their race has been battling various creatures for generations. In the past, many orcs embraced their demon-born bloodlust and became barbarians. In recent years, the orcs' discovery of their spiritual and shamanistic path traditions has allowed orcs to focus and refine their savagery. Many orcs still become barbarians, but the way of the trained warrior becomes more and more common. The iconic orc warrior is garbed in chain mail or leather and plate. He carries a mighty battleaxe and wears a horned helmet. He crouches in a battle stance, axe at the ready, as he evaluates his opponent...then, with a fearsome yowl, he strikes in a blur.[2] (APG 19)

Troll warriors

Savage berserkers, troll warriors rarely think about self defense. They prefer to make an enemy think about it, unleashing their primal fury on their foes. Though there are not many of the pure warriors among trolls, they usually combine it with their hunting skills or some dark voodoo rituals.

  • Vol'jin: The leader of the Darkspear Trolls. He is also a shadow hunter.
  • Zul'jin: Ruler of the Amani trolls during the Second War, also a witch doctor.
  • Bloodlord Mandokir: Leader of the Gurubashi tribe and warrior dedicated to the evil god Hakkar.

Tauren warriors

See also: Tauren warrior

Tauren warriors are calm and self-sufficient, not given to boredom and despair like many low-ranking soldiers. In large skirmishes, tauren warriors serve as shock troopers and front-line fighters; in small warbands, they might serve as leaders or scouts as well. A tauren warrior's muscles ripple under his brown hide. His compact frame hints at tenacity and endurance, while his scarred armor tells of many past battles. Tauren warriors form the backbone of tauren military forces. These versatile warriors excel in melee combat, plus they can track, scout, and forage for food. A tauren warrior is wise enough not to lose his head in the heat of battle. He flanks with his allies, positions himself to make the best use of his Cleave feat, and obeys his superior's orders. A tauren warrior uses Power Attack to its fullest effect at the start of combat, but stops if he misses twice in a row.[5] (HPG 198) Even with the lowest totem-bearing warrior, tauren exemplify the Horde's strength.[5] (HPG 192)

  • Tagar: Commander of tauren forces during the time Rexxar sought to recruit the Tauren to battle Grand Admiral Daelin Proudmoore's forces.

Tauren leader Cairne Bloodhoof could be called a warrior, although, he can speak with the earth mother and thus, may be a druid also.

Other warrior races

Legion warriors

  • Sargeras: Sargeras the Destroyer is a fallen Titan and leader of the Burning Legion. After Medivh, who was possessed by him, was killed his spirit was banished.
  • Magtheridon: Pit Lord; was the ruler of Outland until deposed by Illidan. He is currently used to create fel orcs for Illidan.
  • Mannoroth: Former leader of the Pit Lords. The orcs corrupted themselves by his blood. Killed by Grom Hellscream in the Third War.
  • Azgalor: Pit Lord who fought in the Third War, current leader of the Pit Lords.
  • Highlord Kruul: Doomguard warrior who invaded Azeroth after the Dark Portal was opened by Kazzak. He was eventually driven back and retreated to the Tainted Scar, although he still acts as the Field Commander of the Legion on Azeroth.
  • Kazzak the Supreme: Known as Doom Lord Kazzak, the right hand of Kil'jaeden and lord of the Doomguards. After the Third War he hid away in the Blasted Lands until he found an object to once again open the Dark Portal. He now resides in Hellfire Peninsula.

Gnoll warriors

Gnolls are common brutes and raiders, though not many are memorable.

Half-elf warriors

High elf warriors

Mok'Nathal warriors

  • Rexxar: Though clearly a beastmaster, he is mighty in warrior-like hand to hand combat.

Ogre warriors

Due to their brutish nature most ogres are warriors.

  • King Gordok: King of the Gordok Ogres in Dire Maul.
  • Gorr'Dim: Leader of the Bladespire clan.
  • Grimnok Battleborn: Leader of the Bloodmaul clan.
  • Kor'gall: Former merciless leader of the Stonemaul until he was defeated by Rexxar who challenged him for the clan's leadership.
  • Overlord Mok'Morokk: Current leader of the Stonemaul who seems to be just like Kor'gall.
  • Mug'thol: Leader of the Crushridge, Sylvanas made him her slave.

Murloc warriors

Quilboar warriors

Quilboar males grow taller, heavier, and stronger than females. For this reason, only males take up the path of warrior. Females feel no resentment over this fact, and, indeed, the males do not see themselves as superior. Female quilboar possess such strong tribal instincts that most do not even desire to follow the males' path. On occasion, a female child displays such unnatural strength that the shaman deems her a man. She then trains as a warrior and lives in all ways like a male, even taking female mates. Tribal legend holds that such unions have occasionally produced an exceptional quilboar warrior (though no scholar has confirmed the tale), so there is little or no stigma attached to such situations.[4] (MG 111)

Quilboar warriors fight with a single-minded ferocity. Given a strong leader or an ancestral enemy, they will fight to the death, sacrificing themselves to destroy even one opponent. Quilboar warriors favor the flail, but they will make use of any weapon, even an impromptu weapon, that presents itself.[6] (MoM 83)

Starting attributes

Race Strength Agility Stamina Intellect Spirit Armor Health
Alliance DraeneiDraenei Draenei World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade 24 17 22 20 22 34 60
Alliance Ironforge dwarfIronforge dwarf Ironforge dwarf 28 16 23 19 19 32 70
Alliance GnomeGnome Gnome 18 22 22 24 20 44 60
Alliance HumanHuman Human 23 20 22 20 20 40 60
Alliance Night elfNight elf Night elf 19 24 22 20 20 48 60
Alliance WorgenWorgen Worgen World of Warcraft: Cataclysm 26 22 22 16 19 ? ?
Horde Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf World of Warcraft: Cataclysm 20 22 20 24 19 ? ?
Horde ForsakenForsaken Forsaken 22 18 22 18 25 36 60
Horde GoblinGoblin Goblin World of Warcraft: Cataclysm 20 22 22 23 18 100 60
Horde OrcOrc Orc 26 17 23 17 22 34 70
Horde TaurenTauren Tauren 28 16 23 16 22 32 71
Horde TrollTroll Troll 24 22 22 16 21 44 60


When Cataclysm comes out, the warrior is the first non hero class to be available to every race.

  1. ^ a b c d WoWRPG, 88
  2. ^ a b c d e f APG, 186
  3. ^ DF, 110
  4. ^ a b MG, 65, 65
  5. ^ a b HPG, 198
  6. ^ MoM, 83