World of Warcraft Classic Racial Abilities

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This is the BombAndBlade guide to WoW Classic Racials.  Use this guide to choose the race you want to play as racial abilities can be very strong in certain situations.  For each racial, we will list where the ability proves strongest in gameplay, whether it be PvE or PvP.

Orc

Axe Specialization - Skill with Axes and Two-Handed Axes increased by 5.
Command - Damage done by Hunter and Warlock pets increased by 5%.
Blood Fury - Increases attack power by 25% for 15 sec and reduces healing effects on you by 50% for 25 sec. 2 min cooldown.
Hardiness - Chance to Resist Stun effects Increased by 25%.

Tauren

War Stomp - AOE Stuns up to 5 enemies within 8 yards for 2 sec. 2 min cooldown.
Endurance - Total Health increased by 5%.
Cultivation - Herbalism skill increased by 15.
Nature Resistance - Nature Resistance increased by 10.

Troll

Berserking - Increases casting and attack speed by 10% to 30%. Lasts 10 sec.
Bow Specialization - Skill with Bow Weapons increased by 5.
Regeneration - Health regeneration rate increased by 10%. 10% of total Health regeneration may continue during combat.
Throwing Specialization - Skill with Throwing Weapons increased by 5.

Forsaken

Cannibalize - 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.
Shadow Resistance - Shadow Resistance increased by 10.
Underwater Breathing - Underwater breath lasts 300% longer than normal.
Will of the Forsaken - Provides immunity to Charm, Fear and Sleep while active. May also be used while already afflicted by Charm, Fear or Sleep. Lasts 5 sec.

Dwarf

Find Treasure - Allows the dwarf to sense nearby treasure, making it appear on the minimap
Frost Resistance - Increases Frost Resistance by 10.
Gun Specialization - Guns skill increased by 5.
Stoneform - While active, grants immunity to Bleed, Poison, and Disease effects. In addition, Armor increased by 10%. Lasts 8 sec.

Gnome

Arcane Resistance - Arcane Resistance increased.
Expansive Mind - Intelligence increased by 5%.
Engineering Specialization - Engineering skill increased by 15.
Escape Artist - Escape the effects of any immobilization or movement speed reduction effect.

Human

Diplomacy - Reputation gains increased by 10%.
Mace Specialization - Skill with Maces and Two-Handed Maces increased by 5.
Perception - Dramatically increases stealth detection for 20 sec.
Sword Specialization - Skill with Swords and Two-Handed Swords increased by 5.
The Human Spirit - Spirit increased by 5%.

Night Elf

Nature Resistance - Nature Resistance increased by 10.
Wisp Spirit - Transform into a wisp upon death, increasing movement speed by 50%.
Quickness - Dodge chance increased by 1%.
Shadowmeld - Activate to slip into the shadows, reducing the chance for enemies to detect your presence. Lasts until cancelled or upon moving. Night Elf Rogues and Druids with Shadowmeld are more difficult to detect while stealthed or prowling.

While you are here, be sure to read up on gearing for raids with our Pre-Raid BiS Lists

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