Yeah, man. Im making an alliance druid and im really torn on which race to pick. SO MANY OPTIONS
Undead Rogue all the way!
Planning to play Troll Priest, but the base increased spirit on Undead is tempting...
Probably heading towards a NE priest, even though dwarf seems to be the best ally choice for priest. I'm not interested in min-maxing when it comes to the look of my character though.
Mechanically speaking, the only reason I would consider a Tauren shaman would be for War Stomp combos. With that being said, Trolls are by far the best for Resto & Elemental in PvE thanks to Berzerking and health regen, and of course Orcs for PvP if you feel more comfortable with knowing that 25% stun resist always has your back vs Warriors, Rogues, and Paladins, rather than relying on clutch War Stomps. Bloodfury and Axe Specialization are also nice for Enhancement.
Then of course there's the mostly cosmetic decisions between female & male, with the smaller bodies (if you consider that a factor in PvP) and different cast animations. Another thing is most of the Shaman tier leggings are kilts and so some people may find they look more appealing on female characters (no offense lol). Unfortunately as far as totems, all the totems look the same regardless of race until patch 3.3. There's also race specific mounts to consider as you'll be either riding a kodo, raptor or wolf for a very long time on your journey.
I for one am highly looking forward to rocking T2 shoulders+helm while on the back of a fierce wolf.
The Raid & Dungeon Tier Sets Gallery (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1172) &
Race & Class Comparison Tool (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1046) have been a great help in comparing the races (thanks @teebling!)
I am deciding between playing ally warrior and priest. If warrior then I'm torn between all races except gnome. If priest then I'm considering all 3 races. If I decided to do lot of pvp then I would probably go dwarf but apart from pvp there is no need to go dwarf imo, unless you wanna tryhard. Most of all I am leaning towards NE priest/warrior.
Not that I would be a casual player (which I am not) but at the same time I feel like you shouldn't be forced to play certain race in a rpg. I will always prioritize the aesthetics.
Thanks for this - now I feel even more comfortable with my choices.
Choosing class is a big dilemma for me, but picking race is very easy. I only play male Taurens and female Undeads. I won't play Warrior, so one less dilemma for me!
Might I recommend adding the base stats to that comparison? Really helpful though!
I was having a hard time between Orc or Undead for my rogue. I love the undead aesthetic but that Orc stun resist is OP. I decided on Undead because I like the the control over WOTF vs. RNG with orcs. Gotta love that undead rogue look too.
@Internet Itinerant , I've always like the look of Troll Shaman's but I'm a bit biased towards trolls in general. One thing I look at is what they look like in the tier sets too which is available in what teebling posted too!
I'm sorry I'm just blind... Move along :)
My wife and I are going to be playing a priest+mage alliance combo. Debating between human and a dwarf+gnome setup. Of course, we will probably chance what classes we want to play 3-4 times before release.