Are you unsure which race you want to pick when WoW Classic launches? Maybe one of the racials will be able to help you decide. Racials are abilities or beneficial buffs that are specific to a race. In this article we will be going over the racials of the Horde races (Orcs, Undead, Tauren and Trolls) in WoW Classic. Hopefully this will help you decide which race fits your class best!
If you want to find out which Class / Race combinations are possible in WoW Classic, please check our article The Class / Race Combinations in WoW Classic.
You can also check out our overview of Alliance Racials.
The Orcs have 4 racial abilities. The racials have a wide variety and serve different purposes. I personally like the diversity of the Orc racials. They serve melee users well with their Axe Specialization and Blood Fury, but also Hunters and Warlocks can benefit from the extra pet damage.
1. Axe Specialization.
Passive. Skill with Axes and Two-Handed Axes increased by 5.
2. Blood Fury
Instant. 2 min cooldown. Increases base melee attack power by 25% for 15 seconds and reduces healing effects on you by 50% for 25 sec.
Passive. Damage dealt by Hunter and Warlock pets increased by 5%.
Passive. Chance to resist Stun effect increased by an additional 25%.
The Undead also have 4 racials abilities. Their racials are very thematic for the Undead lore. In Battle for Azeroth some of these racials don’t exist anymore or have changed, because they were too powerful.
Instant. 2 min cooldown. When activated, regenerates 7% of total health every 2 sec for 10 sec. Only works on Humanoid or Undead corpses within 5 yds. Any movement, action, or damage taken while Cannibalizing will cancel the effect.
2. Shadow Resistance
Passive. Shadow Resistance increased by 10.
3. Underwater Breathing
Passive. Underwater breath lasts 300% longer than normal.
4. Will of the Forsaken
Instant. 2 min cooldown. Provides immunity to Charm, Fear and Sleep while active. May also by used while already afflicted by Charm, Fear and Sleep. Lasts 5 sec.
The Tauren have 4 racial abilities. A short summary of these racials show the true nature of the Tauren, they are tanky herb-lovers that like to stamp.
Passive. Herbalism skill increased by 15.
Passive. Total Health increased by 5%.
3. Nature Resistance
Passive. Nature Resistance increased by 10.
4. War Stomp
0.5 sec cast. 2 min cooldown. Stuns up to 5 enemies within 8 yds for 2 sec.
The trolls have the most racial abilities of the Horde – 5 racials. Especially Bersking is a very useful skill for damage dealers. The combination with Regeneration makes them very all-round.
1. Beast Slaying
Passive. Damage dealt versus Beasts increased by 5%.
Instant. 3 min cooldown. Increased your casting and attack speed by 10% to 30%. At full health the speed increase is 10% with a greater effect up to 30% if you are badly hurt when you activate berserking. Lasts 10 sec.
3. Bow Specialization
Passive. Skill with Bow Weapons increased by 5.
Passive. Health regeneration rate increased by 10%. 10% of total Health regeneration may continue during combat.
5. Throwing Specialization
Passive. Skill with Throwing Weapons increased by 5.