level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
24
26
17
17
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
112
123
77
27
48
synergy:

in combination with high base Stamina make Orcs a very sturdy defensive race choice for warriors in both PvP and PvE.

is a powerful damage boost that benefits DPS warriors greatly when used efficiently - on only a 2 min cooldown.

can provide some nice extra DPS/TPS for Orc warriors wielding axes, making for interesting itemisation possibilities.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
23
20
17
24
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
92
58
122
62
73
synergy:

will boost your pet's damage very nicely whilst levelling. Just bear in mind that there's no pet damage scaling beyond level 60 so not as valuable later on in if you want to do serious PvE.

as always a stalwart PvP passive racial trait for any Orc and will make you an even harder target to pin down as a Hunter. Whilst kiting this will give you a good chance to recover from any mistakes.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
22
22
25
16
21
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
77
83
127
32
53
synergy:

is a very effective boost for an Orc Rogue if used regularly. Rogue DPS depends on consistent white damage after all - combine it with a 4/5 CP Slice and Dice for best effect.

is very strong on all classes but is undeservingly strong on a Rogue which already possesses a great escape kit as it is!
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
24
17
18
25
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
97
88
52
87
103
synergy:

(and to an extent ) will benefit enhancement shamans for the damage increases they provide.

is very handy for enhancements in melee, kiting elementals and escaping restos.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
23
17
19
25
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
66
48
47
107
118
synergy:

Orcs are the preferred horde race for locks due to which increases Warlock pet damage by 5%. This is a substantial gain but does not scale well past 60.

props up locks which have an inherent lack of mobility and long shadow bolt cast times which shouldn't be interrupted.
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Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
24
12
16
21
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
111
121
82
26
46
synergy:

is an excellent ability for warrior tanks because at low health levels you will be utilising the full 25% of the buff to increase threat and damage.

also allows some regen to occur whilst in combat increasing survivability a bit further (will also make warrior levelling a bit less painful).

may help situationally with a Beast-type boss increasing threat generation or damage.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
22
22
25
16
21
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
76
81
132
31
51
synergy:

As rogues derive most of their dps from white damage, is a very, very strong ability for troll rogues for duelling in PvP and for PvE when used with Slice + Dice.

will help during the levelling process, saving bandages.

may help DPS situationally with Beast-type bosses.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
22
21
25
16
22
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
91
56
127
61
71
synergy:

makes Trolls the most popular race choice for Horde hunters. That extra hit on top of cap will mean less chances of a missed auto or aimed shot and will make all the difference even in late game.

compliments the upped bow skill cap by providing a large attack speed increase. In PvP best used after escaping a melee opponent and counter-attacking with low health Berserking.

will help during the levelling process. Once you have a pet tanking damage you can spend bandages on the pet instead of yourself.

will increase DPS vs Beast-type bosses and mobs. A nice bonus, especially sub-30 Troll levelling where there are actually a lot of beasts.
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
22
22
22
17
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
96
86
57
86
101
synergy:

also increases casting speed as well as attack speed, making it an excellent cooldown for all shaman specs regardless of melee or ranged.

will help reduce levelling downtime.

will help DPS situationally against Beast-type bosses and mobs.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
21
22
18
24
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
51
36
42
116
126
synergy:

and are the Troll-specific priest racials. They're average but convenient additions to your kit - pretty nice for Shadow PvP.

is a fantastic spell for burst healing during boss enrages and also benefits Shadow priests in PvP (when at low health, Scream and then Berserking).

will help DPS situationally against Beast-type bosses and mobs.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
21
22
19
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
46
31
37
121
121
synergy:

allows all mage specs the option of a little bit of burst - waiting for procs and then popping this is especially effective.

improves health regeneration for mages allowing for less downtime eating conjured food.

will help DPS situationally against Beast-type bosses and mobs.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
24
26
17
17
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
112
125
75
25
47
synergy:

, combined with very high base stamina, gives Tauren warior tanks the best HP in the game. Interestingly they also have the highest base Strength in the game.

is a nice additional AoE threat builder for tanks.

will help situationally for tanks and give you a head-start building boss specific resistances.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
24
20
17
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
92
60
120
60
61
synergy:

Not a lot of synergy for Tauren Hunters: provides a little bit of survivability, can help when AoE farming in the late game, and will help situationally.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
23
17
19
25
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
97
90
50
85
102
synergy:

plus high base stamina and strength make Tauren a good enhancement shaman race choice for the damage and HP advantage.

is also handy for enhance shamans, adding an additional slow to their melee kit. Can be used for kiting too by ranged specs.

will help situationally for all specs encountering high Nature damage.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
23
20
17
24
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
72
70
55
95
112
synergy:

provides much needed HP boost for bear-form tanking. This is complemented by high base stamina.

is a nice additional AoE threat builder for bears and can assist a kiting moonkin when roots are on CD.

will help situationally for bears and give you a head-start building boss specific resistances.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
22
18
18
25
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
111
119
78
28
50
synergy:

can be used in anticipation before charging a CC-heavy caster, wasting one of their cooldowns. A strong PvP racial overall.

and can make levelling an Undead Warrior a bit easier in certain situations.

will help situationally for tanks and give you a head-start building boss specific resistances.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
19
16
26
23
20
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
76
79
128
33
55
synergy:

is an excellent ability to be used when caught out of stealth or retreating. It allows for some very unfair fights against locks and priests if timed correctly.

and can make levelling an Undead Rogue a bit easier in certain situations.

will help situationally and give you a head-start building boss specific resistances.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
22
19
18
20
27
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
66
44
48
108
120
synergy:

and help versus other locks and shadow priests in PvP.

can make levelling a bit easier in certain situations. doesn't count because all locks can use .

will help situationally.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
19
18
20
28
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
51
34
38
118
130
synergy:

and are the Undead priest racials. Touch is nice to cast and forget, and Devouring Plague is simply awesome adding a leech over time!

will of course come in handy in PvP situations and can be used to prevent interruption of healing cycles when timed well.

and can make levelling a bit easier in certain situations, combined with 2nd highest base Spirit in the game.

will help situationally and give you a head-start building boss specific resistances.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
19
18
21
27
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
46
29
33
123
125
synergy:

will come in handy in PvP situations and can be used in anticipation to prevent interruption of long frostbolt casts. A good addition to the standard mage kiting kit!

and can make levelling a bit easier in certain situations (reducing downtime eating conjured food).

will help situationally and give you a head-start building boss specific resistances.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
22
23
20
20
21
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
110
120
80
30
47
synergy:

and are greatly undervalued passives for Human warriors, providing extra threat and damage for swords and maces; common weapon types in the late-game.

can be used in anticipation and helps Human warriors where otherwise little AoE for uncloaking exists.

contributes a little bit towards health regen - an important stat for reducing downtime whilst levelling any warrior.

will help speed up attunement to Raids and reputation gains for Professions etc.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
21
23
20
21
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
75
80
130
35
52
synergy:

and will improve your hit if you are a main-handing combat rogue, contributing significantly to DPS.

a really nice ability that lasts for 20 seconds (!) providing extra detection vs other rogues and druids.

contributes a little bit towards health regen - an important stat for reducing downtime whilst levelling a rogue, but otherwise not of much use.

will help speed up attunement to Raids and reputation gains for Professions etc.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
16
20
22
20
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
65
45
50
110
120
synergy:

provides extra detection vs rogues and druids that might try jumping you. Seeing as locks have fairly low mobility it may be useful to keep this up regularly.

contributes a tad towards mana management but that shouldn't be an issue anyway.

will help speed up attunement to Raids and reputation gains for Professions etc.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
20
20
20
22
25
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
50
35
40
120
131
synergy:

is the Human Priest racial shared with Dwarves and is just a fantastic, instant, free self-heal that will be useful no matter what you are planning.

is the second Human Priest racial and it's also superb, especially as a Shadow priest fighting other casters.

- Humans have the highest base spirit of all priests and this passive boosts that even further, making mana-management on a human priest much less worrysome.

provides extra detection vs rogues and druids which will be trying to gank you if you are healing in PvP.

will help speed up attunement to Raids and reputation gains for Professions etc.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
20
20
20
23
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
45
30
35
125
126
synergy:

- Humans have the highest base spirit of all mages making mana-management less troublesome for extended fights and levelling.

provides extra detection vs rogues and druids when your frost nova or blizzard are on cooldown or being avoided.

will help speed up attunement to Raids and reputation gains for Professions etc.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
22
22
20
20
22
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
100
105
65
70
81
synergy:

and allow for extra threat generation and damage for prot/ret paladins.

- The high base spirit of human paladins make mana-management easier for healing and buffing purposes and allow ret/prot paladins a more sustainable mana pool.

provides extra detection vs rogues and druids in PvP scenarios.

will help speed up attunement to Raids and reputation gains for Professions etc.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
25
25
16
19
19
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
109
115
83
35
45
synergy:

is a big old armour buff which mitigates a lot of damage (and dispels) which is perfect for warrior tanks and general PvP use. Combined with the high base stamina and strength Dwarves are the most durable alliance warrior tanks.

will help situationally and give you a head-start building boss-specific resistances.
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
25
25
16
19
19
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
78
82
126
34
49
synergy:

provides a solid alternative to Evasion if you find yourself in a tough spot. Effective vs classes like Warriors, Druids, Hunters and other Rogues who apply a lot of bleed/poison damage.

is a nice bonus for Rogues in particular as it offers more opportunities for lock-picking skill ups in the world.

will help situationally.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
24
20
17
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
92
60
120
60
61
synergy:

opens up guns as a viable hunter main weapon spec for Dwarves.

provides extra safety for a Dwarf hunter that finds itself in melee range and needs time for cooldowns to reset.

will help mitigate damage from time to time.
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
22
16
21
22
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
53
37
36
119
124
synergy:

is the first of the Dwarves' Priest racials and probably the best priest racial in the game. It sits on an incredibly short cooldown of 30 seconds and has wide-ranging applications in both PvP and PvE.

is the second Dwarf racial ability and is shared with Humans. It's a free, instant-cast heal. This together with fear ward make Dwarves a great choice.

adds even more to the defensive kit of a Dwarf priest and allows you to dispel bleeds and poisons (as well as Magic and Disease from other spells).

will help mitigate damage from time to time. Yeah I wouldn't want to be a frost mage fighting a dwarf priest that's all I'm saying.
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
25
24
16
19
20
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
113
122
76
69
74
synergy:

is worth noting for Dwarf protection paladins tanking dungeons - a good armour boost and dispel for a tight spot.

will help mitigate damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
18
23
23
20
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
109
115
83
35
45
synergy:

is a great ability on a very short 1 minute cooldown. Especially handy for a warrior being kited as it will allow you to break out regularly.

will allow you to use some engineering items in certain PvP brackets earlier or even exclusively (due to other players being capped by their character level).

will help mitigate damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
19
16
26
23
20
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
74
75
133
42
50
synergy:

is a great ability on a very short 1 minute cooldown. A lifesaver if caught unstealthed and in the open.

will allow you to use some engineering items in certain PvP brackets earlier or even exclusively (due to other players being capped by their character level).

will help mitigate damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
20
16
23
25
22
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
64
40
53
119
115
synergy:

makes gnome warlocks shine. High base intellect + this racial create a substantial damage advantage.

is a great ability on a very short 1 minute cooldown - can be useful for busting out of ranged CC like entangling roots to reposition.

will allow you to use some engineering items in certain PvP brackets earlier or even exclusively (due to other players being capped by their character level).

will help mitigate damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
19
15
23
26
22
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
44
25
38
133
120
synergy:

combined with the buff and high base intelligence make for substantial damage advantages for Gnome Magi.

is a great ability on a very short 1 minute cooldown that compliments

will allow you to use some engineering items in certain PvP brackets earlier or even exclusively (due to other players being capped by their character level).

will help mitigate damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
20
25
20
20
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
109
117
85
30
45
synergy:

is a pretty nice passive that builds on Nelf's inherent base agility (highest in the game for most classes) making them a great choice for both tanking/DPS warriors.

will help mitigate Nature damage and give you a head-start building boss-specific resistances.

is a fun ability for warriors that want to gank from stealth :)
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
19
16
26
23
20
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
74
77
135
35
50
synergy:

works well for nelf rogues as you are building agility already (which also provides more dodge). The high base agility also helps with crits.

is not a 'useless ability' for Rogues in Classic. It increases your stealth rating even further meaning you can slip past higher level mobs and are less susceptible to stealth detection from enemy players.

will help mitigate Nature damage from time to time.
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
20
17
28
20
21
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
89
52
130
65
70
synergy:

- more dodge is always welcome. Higher base agility also means higher base ranged AP.

can be fun for ganking or Feign Death > Meld to make it look like you have released corpse :) will help mitigate Nature damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
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Intellect
Spirit
19
17
25
22
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
49
32
45
120
125
synergy:

is the first of the Night Elves' priest racials. It's actually a pretty decent defensive cooldown (duration of 15 seconds) but is only up every 5 minutes. Synergises with too which is nice.

is the second priest racial for Nelves but it is fairly lackluster channel.

has some utility out in the world. will help mitigate Nature damage from time to time.
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Strength
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Intellect
Spirit
19
19
25
22
22
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
69
62
65
100
110
synergy:

will be welcomed by any bear tank, providing an extra 1% dodge chance that also complements the building of Agility for feral specs. High base agility worth pointing out here too.

is not a 'useless ability' for Druids in Classic. It increases your stealth rating even further meaning you can slip past higher level mobs and are less susceptible to Human Perception whilst in cat form.

will help mitigate Nature damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
24
26
17
17
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
112
123
77
27
48
synergy:

in combination with high base Stamina make Orcs a very sturdy defensive race choice for warriors in both PvP and PvE.

is a powerful damage boost that benefits DPS warriors greatly when used efficiently - on only a 2 min cooldown.

can provide some nice extra DPS/TPS for Orc warriors wielding axes, making for interesting itemisation possibilities.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
23
20
17
24
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
92
58
122
62
73
synergy:

will boost your pet's damage very nicely whilst levelling. Just bear in mind that there's no pet damage scaling beyond level 60 so not as valuable later on in if you want to do serious PvE.

as always a stalwart PvP passive racial trait for any Orc and will make you an even harder target to pin down as a Hunter. Whilst kiting this will give you a good chance to recover from any mistakes.
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Intellect
Spirit
22
22
25
16
21
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
77
83
127
32
53
synergy:

is a very effective boost for an Orc Rogue if used regularly. Rogue DPS depends on consistent white damage after all - combine it with a 4/5 CP Slice and Dice for best effect.

is very strong on all classes but is undeservingly strong on a Rogue which already possesses a great escape kit as it is!
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
24
17
18
25
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
97
88
52
87
103
synergy:

(and to an extent ) will benefit enhancement shamans for the damage increases they provide.

is very handy for enhancements in melee, kiting elementals and escaping restos.
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Spirit
23
23
17
19
25
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
66
48
47
107
118
synergy:

Orcs are the preferred horde race for locks due to which increases Warlock pet damage by 5%. This is a substantial gain but does not scale well past 60.

props up locks which have an inherent lack of mobility and long shadow bolt cast times which shouldn't be interrupted.
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Strength
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Spirit
23
24
12
16
21
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
111
121
82
26
46
synergy:

is an excellent ability for warrior tanks because at low health levels you will be utilising the full 25% of the buff to increase threat and damage.

also allows some regen to occur whilst in combat increasing survivability a bit further (will also make warrior levelling a bit less painful).

may help situationally with a Beast-type boss increasing threat generation or damage.
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Intellect
Spirit
22
22
25
16
21
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
76
81
132
31
51
synergy:

As rogues derive most of their dps from white damage, is a very, very strong ability for troll rogues for duelling in PvP and for PvE when used with Slice + Dice.

will help during the levelling process, saving bandages.

may help DPS situationally with Beast-type bosses.
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Intellect
Spirit
22
21
25
16
22
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
91
56
127
61
71
synergy:

makes Trolls the most popular race choice for Horde hunters. That extra hit on top of cap will mean less chances of a missed auto or aimed shot and will make all the difference even in late game.

compliments the upped bow skill cap by providing a large attack speed increase. In PvP best used after escaping a melee opponent and counter-attacking with low health Berserking.

will help during the levelling process. Once you have a pet tanking damage you can spend bandages on the pet instead of yourself.

will increase DPS vs Beast-type bosses and mobs. A nice bonus, especially sub-30 Troll levelling where there are actually a lot of beasts.
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
22
22
22
17
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
96
86
57
86
101
synergy:

also increases casting speed as well as attack speed, making it an excellent cooldown for all shaman specs regardless of melee or ranged.

will help reduce levelling downtime.

will help DPS situationally against Beast-type bosses and mobs.
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
21
22
18
24
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
51
36
42
116
126
synergy:

and are the Troll-specific priest racials. They're average but convenient additions to your kit - pretty nice for Shadow PvP.

is a fantastic spell for burst healing during boss enrages and also benefits Shadow priests in PvP (when at low health, Scream and then Berserking).

will help DPS situationally against Beast-type bosses and mobs.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
21
22
19
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
46
31
37
121
121
synergy:

allows all mage specs the option of a little bit of burst - waiting for procs and then popping this is especially effective.

improves health regeneration for mages allowing for less downtime eating conjured food.

will help DPS situationally against Beast-type bosses and mobs.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
24
26
17
17
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
112
125
75
25
47
synergy:

, combined with very high base stamina, gives Tauren warior tanks the best HP in the game. Interestingly they also have the highest base Strength in the game.

is a nice additional AoE threat builder for tanks.

will help situationally for tanks and give you a head-start building boss specific resistances.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
24
20
17
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
92
60
120
60
61
synergy:

Not a lot of synergy for Tauren Hunters: provides a little bit of survivability, can help when AoE farming in the late game, and will help situationally.
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Spirit
23
23
17
19
25
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
97
90
50
85
102
synergy:

plus high base stamina and strength make Tauren a good enhancement shaman race choice for the damage and HP advantage.

is also handy for enhance shamans, adding an additional slow to their melee kit. Can be used for kiting too by ranged specs.

will help situationally for all specs encountering high Nature damage.
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
23
20
17
24
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
72
70
55
95
112
synergy:

provides much needed HP boost for bear-form tanking. This is complemented by high base stamina.

is a nice additional AoE threat builder for bears and can assist a kiting moonkin when roots are on CD.

will help situationally for bears and give you a head-start building boss specific resistances.
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
22
18
18
25
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
111
119
78
28
50
synergy:

can be used in anticipation before charging a CC-heavy caster, wasting one of their cooldowns. A strong PvP racial overall.

and can make levelling an Undead Warrior a bit easier in certain situations.

will help situationally for tanks and give you a head-start building boss specific resistances.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
19
16
26
23
20
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
76
79
128
33
55
synergy:

is an excellent ability to be used when caught out of stealth or retreating. It allows for some very unfair fights against locks and priests if timed correctly.

and can make levelling an Undead Rogue a bit easier in certain situations.

will help situationally and give you a head-start building boss specific resistances.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
22
19
18
20
27
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
66
44
48
108
120
synergy:

and help versus other locks and shadow priests in PvP.

can make levelling a bit easier in certain situations. doesn't count because all locks can use .

will help situationally.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
19
18
20
28
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
51
34
38
118
130
synergy:

and are the Undead priest racials. Touch is nice to cast and forget, and Devouring Plague is simply awesome adding a leech over time!

will of course come in handy in PvP situations and can be used to prevent interruption of healing cycles when timed well.

and can make levelling a bit easier in certain situations, combined with 2nd highest base Spirit in the game.

will help situationally and give you a head-start building boss specific resistances.
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
19
18
21
27
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
46
29
33
123
125
synergy:

will come in handy in PvP situations and can be used in anticipation to prevent interruption of long frostbolt casts. A good addition to the standard mage kiting kit!

and can make levelling a bit easier in certain situations (reducing downtime eating conjured food).

will help situationally and give you a head-start building boss specific resistances.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
22
23
20
20
21
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
110
120
80
30
47
synergy:

and are greatly undervalued passives for Human warriors, providing extra threat and damage for swords and maces; common weapon types in the late-game.

can be used in anticipation and helps Human warriors where otherwise little AoE for uncloaking exists.

contributes a little bit towards health regen - an important stat for reducing downtime whilst levelling any warrior.

will help speed up attunement to Raids and reputation gains for Professions etc.
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
21
23
20
21
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
75
80
130
35
52
synergy:

and will improve your hit if you are a main-handing combat rogue, contributing significantly to DPS.

a really nice ability that lasts for 20 seconds (!) providing extra detection vs other rogues and druids.

contributes a little bit towards health regen - an important stat for reducing downtime whilst levelling a rogue, but otherwise not of much use.

will help speed up attunement to Raids and reputation gains for Professions etc.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
16
20
22
20
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
65
45
50
110
120
synergy:

provides extra detection vs rogues and druids that might try jumping you. Seeing as locks have fairly low mobility it may be useful to keep this up regularly.

contributes a tad towards mana management but that shouldn't be an issue anyway.

will help speed up attunement to Raids and reputation gains for Professions etc.
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
20
20
20
22
25
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
50
35
40
120
131
synergy:

is the Human Priest racial shared with Dwarves and is just a fantastic, instant, free self-heal that will be useful no matter what you are planning.

is the second Human Priest racial and it's also superb, especially as a Shadow priest fighting other casters.

- Humans have the highest base spirit of all priests and this passive boosts that even further, making mana-management on a human priest much less worrysome.

provides extra detection vs rogues and druids which will be trying to gank you if you are healing in PvP.

will help speed up attunement to Raids and reputation gains for Professions etc.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
20
20
20
23
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
45
30
35
125
126
synergy:

- Humans have the highest base spirit of all mages making mana-management less troublesome for extended fights and levelling.

provides extra detection vs rogues and druids when your frost nova or blizzard are on cooldown or being avoided.

will help speed up attunement to Raids and reputation gains for Professions etc.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
22
22
20
20
22
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
100
105
65
70
81
synergy:

and allow for extra threat generation and damage for prot/ret paladins.

- The high base spirit of human paladins make mana-management easier for healing and buffing purposes and allow ret/prot paladins a more sustainable mana pool.

provides extra detection vs rogues and druids in PvP scenarios.

will help speed up attunement to Raids and reputation gains for Professions etc.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
25
25
16
19
19
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
109
115
83
35
45
synergy:

is a big old armour buff which mitigates a lot of damage (and dispels) which is perfect for warrior tanks and general PvP use. Combined with the high base stamina and strength Dwarves are the most durable alliance warrior tanks.

will help situationally and give you a head-start building boss-specific resistances.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
25
25
16
19
19
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
78
82
126
34
49
synergy:

provides a solid alternative to Evasion if you find yourself in a tough spot. Effective vs classes like Warriors, Druids, Hunters and other Rogues who apply a lot of bleed/poison damage.

is a nice bonus for Rogues in particular as it offers more opportunities for lock-picking skill ups in the world.

will help situationally.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
24
20
17
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
92
60
120
60
61
synergy:

opens up guns as a viable hunter main weapon spec for Dwarves.

provides extra safety for a Dwarf hunter that finds itself in melee range and needs time for cooldowns to reset.

will help mitigate damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
23
22
16
21
22
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
53
37
36
119
124
synergy:

is the first of the Dwarves' Priest racials and probably the best priest racial in the game. It sits on an incredibly short cooldown of 30 seconds and has wide-ranging applications in both PvP and PvE.

is the second Dwarf racial ability and is shared with Humans. It's a free, instant-cast heal. This together with fear ward make Dwarves a great choice.

adds even more to the defensive kit of a Dwarf priest and allows you to dispel bleeds and poisons (as well as Magic and Disease from other spells).

will help mitigate damage from time to time. Yeah I wouldn't want to be a frost mage fighting a dwarf priest that's all I'm saying.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
25
24
16
19
20
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
113
122
76
69
74
synergy:

is worth noting for Dwarf protection paladins tanking dungeons - a good armour boost and dispel for a tight spot.

will help mitigate damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
18
23
23
20
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
109
115
83
35
45
synergy:

is a great ability on a very short 1 minute cooldown. Especially handy for a warrior being kited as it will allow you to break out regularly.

will allow you to use some engineering items in certain PvP brackets earlier or even exclusively (due to other players being capped by their character level).

will help mitigate damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
19
16
26
23
20
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
74
75
133
42
50
synergy:

is a great ability on a very short 1 minute cooldown. A lifesaver if caught unstealthed and in the open.

will allow you to use some engineering items in certain PvP brackets earlier or even exclusively (due to other players being capped by their character level).

will help mitigate damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
20
16
23
25
22
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
64
40
53
119
115
synergy:

makes gnome warlocks shine. High base intellect + this racial create a substantial damage advantage.

is a great ability on a very short 1 minute cooldown - can be useful for busting out of ranged CC like entangling roots to reposition.

will allow you to use some engineering items in certain PvP brackets earlier or even exclusively (due to other players being capped by their character level).

will help mitigate damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
19
15
23
26
22
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
44
25
38
133
120
synergy:

combined with the buff and high base intelligence make for substantial damage advantages for Gnome Magi.

is a great ability on a very short 1 minute cooldown that compliments

will allow you to use some engineering items in certain PvP brackets earlier or even exclusively (due to other players being capped by their character level).

will help mitigate damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
21
20
25
20
20
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
109
117
85
30
45
synergy:

is a pretty nice passive that builds on Nelf's inherent base agility (highest in the game for most classes) making them a great choice for both tanking/DPS warriors.

will help mitigate Nature damage and give you a head-start building boss-specific resistances.

is a fun ability for warriors that want to gank from stealth :)
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
19
16
26
23
20
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
74
77
135
35
50
synergy:

works well for nelf rogues as you are building agility already (which also provides more dodge). The high base agility also helps with crits.

is not a 'useless ability' for Rogues in Classic. It increases your stealth rating even further meaning you can slip past higher level mobs and are less susceptible to stealth detection from enemy players.

will help mitigate Nature damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
20
17
28
20
21
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
89
52
130
65
70
synergy:

- more dodge is always welcome. Higher base agility also means higher base ranged AP.

can be fun for ganking or Feign Death > Meld to make it look like you have released corpse :) will help mitigate Nature damage from time to time.
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level 1 base stats:
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
19
17
25
22
23
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
49
32
45
120
125
synergy:

is the first of the Night Elves' priest racials. It's actually a pretty decent defensive cooldown (duration of 15 seconds) but is only up every 5 minutes. Synergises with too which is nice.

is the second priest racial for Nelves but it is fairly lackluster channel.

has some utility out in the world. will help mitigate Nature damage from time to time.
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Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
19
19
25
22
22
level 60 base stats:
Stamina
Strength
Agility
Intellect
Spirit
69
62
65
100
110
synergy:

will be welcomed by any bear tank, providing an extra 1% dodge chance that also complements the building of Agility for feral specs. High base agility worth pointing out here too.

is not a 'useless ability' for Druids in Classic. It increases your stealth rating even further meaning you can slip past higher level mobs and are less susceptible to Human Perception whilst in cat form.

will help mitigate Nature damage from time to time.
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Race & Class Comparison Tool
by teebling • 4th February 2019

I designed this tool to let people quickly compare race and class combinations side by side - hopefully this will help people who are still undecided on what they want to roll in when WoW Classic releases, and for those who want quick info for theorycrafting.

If you want to calculate exactly how much extra DPS, Armor, Dodge, Mana, Crit, Block etc. is provided by the differences in base stats listed above then you can use the barrens chat basic stats calculator tool to do this quickly and easily (open it in a new tab!).

I hope you enjoy using it and of course if you have any ideas/suggestions for improvement feel free to reply to this topic! :smile:

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Teebling you glorious person you! That is awesome!

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Teebling great stuff thx

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Awesome! :D

A nice guy from Sweden looking forward to Classic.
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Why does tauren warrior have the same stamina as an orc warrior?

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They have the same base stamina. Once the Tauren Endurance passive comes into play Taurens have more total stamina. These stats are before any passives.

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WOW, Cool tools. Thx

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Fantastic tool. Thanks teebling.

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Are you sure this is right the dwarf warrior ends up with more agility than the Human warrior and less Strength and stamina. It seams back to front?

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Trolls and undead are the Horde's only priests and mages, yet the undead have 2 int / 4 spirit more in base stats. /cry

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i believe the values for level 60 dwarf paladins are incorrect. Intelligence and spirit seem low. It shows 19 base int at level 1 and 29 int at level 60.

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Mewbie wrote:
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Are you sure this is right the dwarf warrior ends up with more agility than the Human warrior and less Strength and stamina. It seams back to front?
No, this is correct. I double checked for you on a few servers.
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i believe the values for level 60 dwarf paladins are incorrect. Intelligence and spirit seem low. It shows 19 base int at level 1 and 29 int at level 60.
I've updated the tool and changed the values, cheers!

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