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I would like to know the benefits each race would have to my warlock. I plan on doing a lot of pvp, so that's my first priority.

I don't yet own the full game, so I can only get to lvl 20 (if that matters). Thanks for any help!

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Let's start by summarizing what each race will bring to the table, leaving out the racials that are irrelevant or largely useless to a PvP warlock:

In PvP burst damage is king, so the standout abilities (on paper) are the Orc's spell power or the Troll's haste abilities. The Undead's ability to remove charm/fear/sleep is also very useful, but there are items you can easily obtain which can do the same thing.

I'd be less inclined to choose Blood Elf or Goblin because I don't really view their racials as useful in PvP (again, as a Warlock), but honestly, you can excel at PvP with any race. It largely comes down to flavor and personal choice.

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  • I realize that Warlocks can't be Tauren, but it seems a shame to not mention them along with every other horde race. Jul 11 '11 at 23:46
  • I forgot, does WotF share a CD with trinket or is that just the Human ability?
    – Nick T
    Jul 12 '11 at 4:05
  • Thanks i chose undead cause every time i do warsong i get locked down and their racial ability helps me get out Jul 12 '11 at 4:20
  • @Nick T: Yes, using WotF puts a 30-second cooldown on your PvP trinket.
    – Brant
    Jul 12 '11 at 14:09
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    @Brant: Don't dismiss the Blood Elf Racial as useless. It's one of the strongest for PvP on the horde. The range is short, but there are usually a lot of good reasons to stay in close range to your enemy since you usually will want to hit a Howl of Terror anyway.
    – Tigraine
    Jul 17 '11 at 19:52

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