One Race per Class (Lorewise)

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One Race per Class (Lorewise)

Post by Headhunta » Sun May 01, 2022 10:59 am

Hi, I am planning my character's and I'm having trouble deciding some of the best race for each class, according to the lore. (I really dig the most iconic combos in the lore) Some are quite obvious and others I'm kinda stuck on...

In your opinion which one race goes with each class lore wise using only the race/class combos available to play on turtle wow.

Only ONE race is allowed per class and only allowed to be used once in total each.
Also, please do one list that includes both factions, not a lists for each faction: so if you choose Human Warrior for example then Warrior is locked to Alliance side. specifying gender optional too.

Lets see what you can come up with compared to mine! happy_turtle_head

Edit: here are the options for easy copy pasta usage:

1. Warrior -
2. Paladin -
3. Hunter -
4. Rogue -
5. Priest -
6. Shaman -
7. Mage -
8. Warlock -
9. Druid -

Alliance | Horde
Human | Orc
Dwarf | Undead
Night Elf | Tauren
Gnome | Troll
High Elf | Goblin

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Re: One Race per Class (Lorewise)

Post by Galendor » Mon May 02, 2022 9:32 am

1. Warrior - orc
2. Paladin - human (not so much choice)
3. Hunter - dwarf
4. Rogue - undead
5. Priest - night elf
6. Shaman - troll
7. Mage - high elf
8. Warlock - gnome
9. Druid - tauren (as long as I already used night elf option)

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Re: One Race per Class (Lorewise)

Post by Misargiride » Mon May 02, 2022 1:17 pm

1. Warrior - Orc
2. Paladin - Human
3. Hunter - Dwarf
4. Rogue - Goblin
5. Priest - Troll
6. Shaman - Tauren
7. Mage - High elf
8. Warlock - Gnome
9. Druid - Night elf

Being Human already used for Paladins, I thought about Troll priests because of witch doctors, voodoo and Loa stuff.
Orc Shamas are maybe more iconic than Tauren ones, but if you think about it (other than Orc already taken by Warriors) Mulgore is like the perfect zone for shamans.
Being 10 races and 9 classes, I didn't pick Undead. If anything, Undead would contest Gnome as Warlock choice.

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Re: One Race per Class (Lorewise)

Post by Reploidrocsa » Fri May 06, 2022 11:31 pm

All the answers are very similar in general, here's my list:

1. Warrior - Tauren
2. Paladin - Human
3. Hunter - Dwarf
4. Rogue - Goblin/Gnome
5. Priest - Troll
6. Shaman - Orc
7. Mage - High elf
8. Warlock - Undead
9. Druid - Night elf

Heavily inspired on warcraft 3 lore, the warrior could be orc, human or dwarf, but since there's a unit calles tauren warrior in w3 i sticked with it.
Paladin human, nuff said.
Dwarves hunters since they're good survivalists and adept at weapon handling and serve as the perfect infantry in their army with siege tanks and flying machines covering ground and air.
I don't know about many rogues in w3 except from maybe maiev, so i leaned more into the race background and both goblins and gnomes make the perfect stealthy spies looking for some tech secrets.
Since i've used high elves for mages, the second best option for priest is troll. Hell, there's a mercenary unit called troll priest with priest spells.
Shaman orc for the same reason human paladin. Both humans could go warrior, but shaman for orcs is more iconic for them.
With high elfs having such a magical background getting the mage class was obvious.
Undead warlock. Lorewise, undead should resemble their former living counterparts, so they could be considered more of a sentient zombie human/high elf. Since necromancer is not a thing, an affliction warlock is a very close alternative.
Druid night elf, while taurens learned about druidism back in the day, they forgot their ways long long ago. They just learned it back between w3 and wow timeskip, which sounds like an excuse for not to make it an alliance exclusive class. So, druid night elf

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Re: One Race per Class (Lorewise)

Post by Anjou » Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:25 pm

Here's what I would do.

Human - Paladin
Night Elf - Druid (make it a male)
Bronzebeard Dwarf - Priest (Light or Discipline)
Gnome - Warlock
High Elf - Mage

Forsaken - Shadow Priest
Orc - Warrior
Tauren - Shaman
Jungle Troll - Hunter
Goblin - Rogue

Of course, there are other good combinations for each race/class.

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Re: One Race per Class (Lorewise)

Post by Snakeman » Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:37 pm

In my (biased) opinion:
  • Warrior - Dwarf
  • Paladin - Human
  • Hunter - Tauren
  • Rogue - Goblin
  • Priest - High Elf
  • Shaman - Orc
  • Mage - Troll
  • Warlock - Forsaken
  • Druid - Night Elf
Explaining my bias:

Talking to Zanza in Zul'Gurub reveals that trolls were the first great magicians and enchanters, and that the arcana high elven magi use are mere bastardisations of more potent troll magics, hence my choice of troll for Mage. The Tauren are a nomadic race of hunters and gatherers deeply in touch with nature, and Orcs, before the rise of the first Horde, were deeply shamanic, in spite of all their clan quarrels (and as a troll shaman player the class fantasy seems mostly based around Orcish shamanism with the whole elements thing). This leaves the Goblins and the Forsaken for Horde races - they're pretty interchangeable in this list imo but I'll use TWoW racials as a tie breaker here. :)
Human (male) paladin is too iconic to choose otherwise - I almost went with priest for them, because it's very holy light flavoured, but dwarf and high elf being the paladin race seemed wrong. With trolls remaining the OG mages I've shoehorned the elves into being priests instead (they can spec shadow if they want it's fine), leaving gnome and dwarf to fill the warrior slot... Which feels better given to dwarves here, as much as I love the idea of gnome warrior tanks.

edit: forgot nelves lmao. As far as Vanilla is concerned, Night Elves originally were to be the only race who could be druids, but the class was added to Tauren last minute so the Alliance didn't end up with two faction exclusive classes (you can see this especially in the Tauren cat form), so that one's a no-brainer to me
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Re: One Race per Class (Lorewise)

Post by Jolikmc » Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:48 pm

Well-well-well.  Looks like another revived topic popped up.  Think I'll take a whack at this~

Class / Race List
PriestHigh Elf
DruidNight Elf
  • Tauren sort of fell into being the "warrior" race of this list.  Literally every race has a warrior type.  Now, tauren do have their spirit walkers, but the Tauren Chieftain hero class seems less spiritual and more of an attacker, so…
  • Human knights could become paladins in Warcraft II.  Additionally, Uther the Lightbringer was a major character in Warcraft III, being Arthas Menethil's paladin teacher.  It just makes the most sense, given that.
  • While both kinds of elves have been depicted as being the hunter class, I feel like the dwarves really made an impact in Warcraft III.  A dwarf hunter is even shown in the World of Warcraft cinematic.
  • Honestly?  The only "famous rogue" in Warcraft history, up to World of Warcraft, has been Garona Halforcen.  Even Zul'Jin was depicted as a generic axe-thrower in Warcraft II.  Really, goblins are only rogues in my list because of "process of elimination" and a lack of justification for gnomes to be rogues.
  • The role of "priest" would've gone to humans if "paladin" hadn't taken precedence.  So, why high elves?  Not to repeat myself, but Warcraft III made a thing of high elven priests.  That's about it.
  • Orcs have more of a history with dark magicks while trolls, aside from being axe-throwers, have more of a connection with nature.  There's also no "witch doctor" class, so shaman it is.
  • There's no real justification for making the Forsaken the go-to "mage" class.  Most famous undead have been "warriors" or death knights.  Though, there are probably a lot of risen Dalaran mages and the like in Sylvanas' army…
  • Orcs have been warlocks since the very first game.  A very powerful orc warlock also set the events of the second game's expansion into motion.  So, yeah.
  • Up until World of Warcraft, druids were a night elf-only affair.  And even then, only the men.  Pretty much a no-brainer, here~
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Re: One Race per Class (Lorewise)

Post by Lev » Sat Jul 02, 2022 10:12 am

Warrior - orc (DD)
Warrior - dwarf (Tank)
Paladin - dwarf (Tank)
Paladin - Human (DD, Heal)
Hunter - troll
Rogue - orc

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