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!


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.

  • 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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