|Playable races in World of Warcraft|
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- This article is about the human playable race. For humans in general (including all human factions) see human.
The humans of Stormwind are one of the playable Alliance races in World of Warcraft. They are a resilient breed, having survived an invasion by the savage orcs during the First War. During the Second War, the armies of Stormwind rallied with the Alliance of Lordaeron to reclaim their homeland of Azeroth. After the success of the Second War, Stormwind was rebuilt and human civilization began to flourish once again throughout the southlands.
According to WoW Census, humans are currently the most played race in World of Warcraft.
The noble humans of Stormwind are a proud, tenacious race. They bravely fought the orcish Horde for generations as the patrons of the Grand Alliance. Just as they thought peace had at last settled over their war-torn kingdoms, an even darker shadow descended upon the world. The undead Scourge unleashed a foul plague of death upon humanity and succeeded in decimating the northern human kingdom of Lordaeron. The few humans who survived fled south to the protection of Stormwind.
Yet no sooner had the undead struck than the demonic Burning Legion began its cataclysmic invasion of the world. The warriors of humanity stood fast against the Legion and helped save the world from imminent destruction. Nearly six years later, the defenders of Stormwind stand vigilant against any who would threaten the sanctity of their lands. Situated in the foothills of Elwynn Forest, Stormwind City is one of the last bastions of human power in the world.
King Varian Wrynn rules the people of Stormwind, who remain steadfast in their commitment to the Grand Alliance. Backed by their stalwart allies, the armies of Stormwind have been called away to once again fight the savage Horde on distant battlefields. With the armies gone, the defense of Stormwind now falls to its proud citizens. You must defend the kingdom against those who encroach upon it, and hunt down the subversive traitors who seek to destroy it from within. Now is the time for heroes. Now humanity’s greatest chapter can be told.
Humans’ skin ranges from dark to light, and may have tones of other colors. Their eyes are blue, brown, green, gray, or hazel. Human hair is brown, black, blond, or red. Humans look like exaggerated forms of real-life humans, with men usually keeping their hair short and women usually longer. Beards on men seem very popular or shaving is just not common. Humans average 6 feet in height and weigh about 180 pounds, with men noticeably taller and heavier than women.
The humans start in Northshire Valley, a subzone located in northern Elwynn Forest.
|Perception - passive|
|Increases stealth detection by 5 points (1 level).|
|The Human Spirit - passive|
|Spirit increased by 3%.|
|Diplomacy - passive|
|Faction reputation gains increased by 10%.|
|Every Man for Himself - instant - 2 min cooldown|
|Activate to remove all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character.|
|Sword Specialization - passive|
|Expertise with One-Handed Swords and Two-Handed Swords increased by 3.|
|Mace Specialization - passive|
|Expertise with One-Handed Maces and Two-Handed Maces increased by 3.|
Reasons for racial traits
Humans have long chosen Sword Specialiaztion and Mace Specialization. These weapons have come to symbolize justice in human culture and human martial arts are built around their use.
One of the greatest advantages that humanity possesses is their aptitude for team work and leadership, therefore they are also well known for their skills in Diplomacy. Their leaders proposed forming the Alliance, and even ordinary citizens know that the right choice of words means the difference between leaving a good impression and leaving a great one.
The human tenacity is one of their best traits as a race. They will continue to fight through any level of adversity. Faced with invasions by the orcs and even the Scourge, The Human Spirit remains unconquered. This also contributes to humanity's massive will to survive, demonstrated by the racial "Every Man for Himself" which shows a human doing anything necessary to survive and triumph over his or her foe.
Human societies tend to have more problems with crime than those of other races. This is perhaps best exemplified by the rise of the Defias and the Syndicate, though there are plenty of small time crooks as well. To cope, humans have developed their skills of Perception. When a human suspects something is up, they can look and listen extra carefully for hidden enemies. Other races, particularly night elves, find this odd, as humans are naturally handicapped against most known humanoid races in low-light conditions, lacking dark and low-light vision.
- Human magic
- Human technology