Friday, March 30, 2007, posted by WoW Fan at 12:22 AM
Ultra cool guide for your usage and understanding. This would greatly help getting the best out of your race and tweaking your talent build to perfection.

1] Races and Classes

Horde

Troll = Rogue, Warrior, Priest, Shaman, Hunter 6/9
Blood Elf = Rogue, Priest, Hunter, Mage, Warlock, Paladin 6/9
Orc = Rogue, Warrior, Shaman, Hunter, Warlock 5/9
Undead = Warrior, Priest, Warlock, Mage, Rogue 5/9
Tauren = Warrior, Druid, Shaman, Hunter 4/9

Alliance

Human = Rogue, Warrior, Priest, Mage, Warlock, Paladin 6/9
Draeni = Warrior, Hunter, Priest, Mage, Paladin, Shaman 6/9
Night Elf = Rogue, Warrior, Priest, Hunter, Druid 5/9
Dwarf = Rogue, Warrior, Priest, Hunter, Paladin 5/9
Gnome = Rogue, Warrior, Mage, Warlock 4/9



2] Race, Class Strengths

Troll
Because of the added Agility and Berserking that the Troll has; Troll is best played as a Melee class. Troll as a warrior provides an excellent Fury/Arms warrior, here’s a spec:

PvP/Grinding
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=4678

Fury Shield
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=4724

The Troll as a Rogue is also a great bet, because of Berserking and Agility:

PvP Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=83

PvE Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7345

Also, Troll is an excellent Hunter class; because of the Agility bonus:

PvP Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=3935

Pet Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=2075

Raid Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=8639


Blood Elf
The most we can say about Blood Elf, is that since they have AoE silence; they will dominate all life in Azeroth if paired with a Melee class. Here’s some specs for Warrior :

Tanking
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=4771

Build 20man
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7680

Arms/Protection Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=5126

Fury Shield Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=4724

Blood Elfs make good Rouges because of their AoE silence and Mana Tap which adds 10 energy per-use:

PvP Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=83

Combat/Assassin Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7410

PvE Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7345

Since Blood Elfs are the only Paladin on Horde side; you have no choice:

Healer/Tanking
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=6141

Full Support * Priest with Plate *
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=6103

Two Handed Monster
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=3797


Orc
We think Orc is the hybrid race; with high stun resist and excellent rage regeneration, Orc plays out for both Melee and Magic, here are some specs for a Shaman:

PvP Build *High stun resist*
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=6359

Restoration Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=5454

As an Orc Warrior, players should go with Arms/Protection because of higher starting Strength and stun resist the Orc Warrior is a more efficient one:

Tanking Build 20man
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=4771

Protection Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7680

Arms/Protection
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=5126


Undead
Undead is an excellent Magic class; because of higher starting Intellect than any race in the hordish arsenal can put up, heres specs for Mages:

PvE/Raiding Frost Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7234

PvP Fire/Frost Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=5738

Undead for Warlocks are also extremely potent because of the Will of the Forsaken and higher starting Intellect, any kind of Lock is fine:

Nuke/DOT Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=5290

Destro Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=3790

Demonology/Affliction Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=351


Tauren
It’s a shame that we don’t see many Tauren Druids around, but we should; Tauren is more of a hybrid class like the Orc, but isn’t really geared toward anything particular of its four classes, so like the Tauren we recommend Druid for Tauren as with Warrior. Here’s some Druid specs:

Restoration Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=3074

Tanking/Resto Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=6807

PvP Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=6667

Moonkin Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7328

Tauren also rolls old school with a warrior because of high starting strength it’s a good pair for a hybrid class, we would recommend a Protection spec with T. Warriors:

Protection Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7680

Tanking Build 20man
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=4771

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Human
Were to place Humans; they really don’t have any unique strengths, they are the Alliances only hybrid race, so Anything goes for them; casters will find it easier because Alliance can use Perception and they have bonus Spirit, so caster are the way to go, but Melee is ok too.


Draeni - * We haven’t hit level 30 yet *
We love this race; spent hours playing as these guys and we can safely say go Melee. They are like Orcs for the Alliance, they have an AoE at level 1 that get more powerful every 15 levels, not sure about the final version. Rolling Melee with Draeni is a wise choice or being a Shaman is good too. We may do Draeni stuff as soon as we hit LvL 30 with one.


Night Elf
Since Night Elf has Shadowmeld and Quickness, its best to play a fragile class such as priest or you can roll hybrid with a druid. Night Elf’s make OK Rogues, but that will come up later with the Gnomes as recommendation because Night Elf’s have less starting Agility than the Gnomes do. Here are some specs for Priests:

Shadow/Disc Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7568

Holy Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=4520

Holy Build 2
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=8622

If you’re planning to roll Druid; NE is the only Alliance race that can:

Restoration Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=3074

Tanking/Resto Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=6807

PvP Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=6667

Moonkin Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7328


Dwarf
Dwarfs are a Melee class; but they have Priests, we say do whatever you want when it comes to Dwarf. With Priests they are the same as others, but dwarf has Stoneform; which means it is resistant to what other race are vulnerable too, plus it increases armor by 10%; great for cloth wearers. Rogues need to concentrate on building Strength before Agility *that come third to Stamina*; because it’s good to make advantage of the dwarfs good starting Strength and Stamina. Here’s build for Priests:

Holy Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=4520

Shadow/Disc Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7568

Holy Build 2
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=8622

Dwarf paladins are awesome because of Stone Form and its starting strength :

Healer/Tanking
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=6141

Full Support * Priest with Plate *
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=6103

Two Handed Monster
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=3797

Dwarf Rogues should spec in either Combat/Assassination or PvP builds:

PvP Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=83

Combat/Assassin Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7410

Sword/Mace Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=5966

Dwarf Warriors should spec Fury; because they can hit hard with their high strength and score major critical strikes; they can also roll Protection:

PvP/Grinding
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=4678

Fury Shield
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=4724

Protection Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7680

Tanking Build 20man
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=4771


Gnome
Gnomes have the highest in starting Agility and Intellect for the Alliance Arsenal; so naturally they should play either a Rogue or Mage, Warlock. As a Rogue they should concentrate more on Agility than Strength, working on AGL then STAM then STR. Mages should work on INT and STAM and SPRT as with the Warlock. Here’s some build for Rogues:

Dagger Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=83

PvE Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7345

Sword Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=1423

Gnome Mages are great because they have higher starting INT and have Escape Artist:

PvE/Raiding Frost Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=7234

PvP Fire/Frost Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=5738

Arcane Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=6289

For Warlocks it’s a good idea for gnomes to run with a Destro build:

Nuke/DOT Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=5290

Destro Build
http://wowvault.ign.com/talentcalculator/ViewTemplate.php?templateid=3790

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3] Race Pros and Cons

Horde Pros
Troll = Berserking, Regeneration, High starting Agility
Blood Elf = Arcane Torrent, Mana Tap, Resist +5
Orc = Blood Fury, Hardiness, High starting Strength
Undead = Will of the Forsaken, Cannibalize, High starting Intellect
Tauren = War Stomp, Endurance, High starting HP

Horde Cons

Troll = Inferior to Undead when it comes to Mana classes
Blood Elf = Another Melee race? Lets hope not
Orc = No real specialty when it comes to classes
Undead = Melee classes suck
Tauren = Only gives HP

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Alliance Pros

Human = Perception, Diplomacy, Human Spirit
Draeni = Everything about them
Night Elf = Shadowmeld, Quickness
Dwarf = Stoneform, High starting Strength and HP
Gnome = Escape Artist, Arcane Resist, Highest starting Agility

Alliance Cons

Human = An overall weak race
Draeni = Lets hope this race isn’t to overpowered
Night Elf = Low HP; mostly a Magic Class
Dwarf = Lacks the stats to backup some of its class choices
Gnome = Low HP, and they are small

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4] Best Race/Class to Twink

These are the Race/Class combos that we’ve found easiest to Twink with:

Horde

Troll = Rogue, Hunter
Blood Elf = Rogue, Paladin
Orc = Rogue, Warrior
Undead = Mage, Warlock
Tauren = Shaman, Druid

Alliance

Human = Mage, Priest *Shadow*
Draeni = Warrior, Shaman, Mage
Night Elf = Rogue, Priest *Shadow*
Dwarf = Rogue, Warrior, Hunter
Gnome = Rogue

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5] Fastest Race/Class to Level

Here’s the record setting class/race combos for leveling to level 60 soon to be 70:

Horde

Troll = Hunter
Blood Elf = Not yet recorded, we’re guessing it’ll be a Rogue
Orc = Warrior
Undead = Warlock and Mage both set in 5 days of play time
Tauren = Shaman


Alliance

Human = Warlock
Draeni = Not yet recorded, we’re guessing it’ll be Shaman or Hunter
Night Elf = Shadow Priest
Dwarf = Hunter
Gnome = Rogue



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3 Comments:


At March 30, 2007 at 3:50 PM, Anonymous Huma

"Tauren -
It’s a shame that we don’t see many Tauren Druids around,"

U call that shame?? Were the f**k is the HUNTER?? d0000d.. thats the shame ^_^

I personally happy with the Tauren hunter as a main char, and I find it really effective.. so to taurens I recommend it also.. even to instances..

 

At March 30, 2007 at 9:35 PM, Blogger Daryl W.T. Lau

LMAO... yeah man... Tauren Hunters are super rare indeed. I love Taurens... they are the cutest race and I just love their in-game character animations. What a barrel of laughs.

 

At January 7, 2008 at 10:30 PM, Anonymous truth

Correction:

Blood Elves cannot be warriors.