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Playable races in World of Warcraft e
Official alliance mini-icon Bc icon Draenei · Dwarf · Gnome · Human · Night elf · Cataclysm-Logo-Small Worgen Both 15 Mists-Logo-Small Pandaren Official horde mini-icon Bc icon Blood elf · Cataclysm-Logo-Small Goblin · Orc · Tauren · Troll · Undead

A racial trait, commonly referred to as a racial, is a special ability or power granted to a character based on race. These traits come in both active and passive forms. Each race receives at least 3 traits (several passive and at least one active trait per race).

Alliance 32 Alliance

Dwarf

  • [Stoneform] : Activate to remove poison, disease, and bleed effects; +10% Armor; Lasts 8 seconds. 2 minute cooldown.
Removed in Cataclysm-Logo-Small
  • [Find Treasure] : Activate to see treasure chests on mini map - lasts until canceled - no cooldown. Treasure finding also marks many Burning Crusade "node-type" quest items on the mini map.

Gnome

  • [Escape Artist] : Escape the effects of any immobilization or movement speed reduction effect. Instant cast. 1.45 min cooldown.

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.
Removed in Cataclysm-Logo-Small
  • [Perception] : Increases your Stealth detection, passive.


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 75%. (As opposed to 50% increase of other races)
  • [Elusivesness]: Reduces the chance enemies have to detect you while Shadowmelded or Stealthed and increases your speed while stealthed by 5%. Faster stealthed speed added in Cataclysm-Logo-Small. (Rogue and Druid only)
  • [Nature Resistance] : Reduces the chance you will be hit by Nature spells by 2%. Changed to Nature Resistance (1 point per level) since Cataclysm-Logo-Small.

Draenei Bc icon

  • [Gift of the Naaru] : Heals the target for 20% of their total health over 15 sec. 3 minute cooldown.
  • [Heroic Presence] : Increases chance to hit with all spells and attacks by 1%. No longer affects nearby allies as of Cataclysm-Logo-Small.

Worgen Cataclysm-Logo-Small

  • [Darkflight] : Activates your true form, increasing movement speed by 40% for 10 sec. 3 minute cooldown.
  • [Aberration] : Shadow and Nature Resistance (1 point per level) since Cataclysm-Logo-Small.
  • [Flayer] : Skinning skill increased by 15, removes the requirement of having a skinning knife and increases skinning speed.
  • [Two Forms] : Turn into your currently inactive form. 1.5 sec cooldown.
  • [Running Wild] : Drop to all fours to run as fast as a wild animal. Serves as the worgen "mount".

Horde 32 Horde

Orc

  • [Blood Fury] : Activate to increase attack power and spell damage by an amount based on level/class for 15 seconds. 2 minute cooldown.
  • [Hardiness] : Reduces duration of stun effects by 15%.

Tauren

  • [War Stomp] : Activate to stun opponents - Stuns up to 5 enemies within 8 yards for 2 seconds. 2 minute cooldown.
  • [Cultivation] : Adds a 15 point skill bonus to Herbalism as well as increases the speed you can gather herbs. (Note, this also raises the cap by 15 at each level of herbalism). Faster gathering speed added in Cataclysm-Logo-Small.

Troll

  • [Berserking] : Activate to increase attack and casting speed by 20% for 10 seconds. 3 minute cooldown.
  • [Regeneration] : Increase health regeneration bonus by 10%. Also allows 10% of normal health regen during combat.
  • [Da Voodoo Shuffle] : Reduces the duration of all movement impairing effects by 15%. Trolls be flippin' out mon!

Forsaken

  • [Cannibalize] : When activated, regenerates 7% of total health and mana 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. (Mana aspect added in Cataclysm-Logo-Small.)
  • [Shadow Resistance] : Shadow Resistance (1 point per level) since Cataclysm-Logo-Small. Likely to be removed in Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria.

Blood Elf Bc icon

Goblin Cataclysm-Logo-Small

  • [Rocket Jump] : Activates your rocket belt to jump forward. 2 minute cooldown, shared with Rocket Barrage.
  • [Rocket Barrage] : Launches your belt rockets at an enemy, dealing X-Y fire damage. (24-30 at level 1; 1654-2020 at level 80). 2 min. cooldown.
  • [Pack Hobgoblin] : Calls in your personal servant, allowing you bank access for 1 min. 30 minute cooldown.

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