New Races

In addition to new dungeons, raids, and zones, the expansion also features two new races. A group of greedy Goblins splits off from the Venture Company to join their fellow outcasts in the Horde, and High Elf refugees from the fall of Quel'Thalas lends(lend) their magical talents to the Alliance.

High Elves of the Alliance

Silvermoon Remnants

Long ago, the exiled high elves founded the magical city of Quel'Thalas. Here they created a mystical fount called the Sunwell. Strengthened by its magic, the High Elves grew increasingly dependent on the powers provided by the well. For generations, the elves cultivated a prosperous and powerful country until the shadow of death fell upon them. Scourge attacked Quel'Thalas and destroyed the Sunwell, at the same time reducing the population of the High Elves to an all-time low. Scattered and regretful, the refugees of this once proud race now seek a new place to call home and a way to feel the void inside them, left by the destruction of the Sunwell.

High Elf Character Art 1
High Elf Character Art 2
High Elf Character Art 3
High Elf Character Art 4
Alah'Thalas High Elf Location 1
Alah'Thalas High Elf Location 2
Alah'Thalas High Elf Location 3
High Elf Styled Room
Stormwind City with High Elf Theme

Racial traits

High Elf Trait 1
Arcane resistance

Arcane resistance increased by 10

High Elf Trait 2
Bow specializacion

+5 Bow skill

High Elf Trait 3
Arcane meditation

Recovers 40% of mana (25% HP for non-casters) while casting (8 seconds)

High Elf Trait 4
Enchanting specializacion

+10 Enchanting

Goblins of the Horde

Durotar Labor Union

Shrewd, greedy, and ruthless, goblins have a long-standing reputation for being neutral in the rest of the world, despite the Steamwheedle Cartel allying with the Old Horde during the Second War. Heroes of goblin society are not bastions of honor or integrity. Instead, goblins tend to admire the ruthless acquisition of profit, by any means necessary. Goblins are gifted engineers and accomplished seafarers but are best known for their unabashed avarice.

Goblin Character Art 1
Goblin Character Art 2
Goblin Character Art 3
Goblin Character Art 4
Goblin Character Art 5
Goblin Race Car
Goblin City Scene
Group of Goblin Characters 1
Group of Goblin Characters 2

Racial traits

Goblin Trait 1
chemical superfreak

+10 Alchemy Skill

Goblin Trait 2

+10 Mining Skill

Goblin Trait 3
exit strategy

Increases movement speed by 30% for 5 seconds

Goblin Trait 4
Aggresive negotiations

+5 Dagger & Mace skills