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The savage, green-skinned orcs are one of the most prolific races of Azeroth. They are commonly believed to be brutal and mindless, possessing no humanity or empathy for other races. Born on the hellish world of Draenor, the orcs were brought into the kingdom of Stormwind through the dimensional gateway known as the Dark Portal and forced to wage war on the humans.

Although few are aware of their history, the orcs once cultivated a noble, shamanistic society on the world of Draenor. Tragically, the proud orc clans were corrupted by the Burning Legion and used as pawns in the Legion's invasion of Azeroth. The orcs managed to rebel, however, and they were ultimately able to help turn the tide against their demon masters. Led by the young Warchief, Thrall, the orcs have reclaimed their strength and honor. Now, the orcs stand ready to fight not for the sake of conquest, but for their right to survive in their adopted world.

Racial traits

  • Blood Fury (Active): Increases attack power by about 4 per character level (282 at 70), but reduces healing effects on you 50%. Lasts 15 sec.
  • Hardiness (Passive): 25% resistance to stun and knockout effects.
  • Command (Passive): Pet melee damage increased by 5%.
  • Axe Specialization (Passive): Orcs get +5 to Axe skill.