Horde Mage Races & Racial Traits
Trolls were once a greatly avoided race. Lackluster racial traits, ugly characters and no large city to call home plagued the Troll, driving many players away from the class. However, since patch 1.09, Trolls are unloved no more! Trolls now have one of the most effective Mage racial traits, Berserking. They’re still ugly, but we can hit faster and on cue.
Berserking active trait Activate to increase your melee, ranged, and casting speed by 10% to 30%. The value scales upwards towards 30% depending how low your health is when you activate the ability. Requires a small amount of mana, rage, or energy (depending on your class) to activate. Lasts 10 seconds 3 min cooldown Regeneration passive trait +10% health regeneration bonus, 10% active in combat Beast Slaying passive trait +5% damage bonus to Beasts Throwing Specialization passive trait +5 to Bows and Throwing Weapon skills
Undead are a humanoid type class. In game they are effectively “humans” with different Racial Traits. You will start in Tirisfal Glades on the Eastern Kingdoms continent as one of the “Forsaken”.
Undead have very effective racial traits for all the applicable classes, and with respect to the mage class, the Will of the Forsaken and Shadow Resistance traits are the most important traits.
Will of the Forsaken active trait Activate to become immune to Fear, Sleep, and Charm effects. Can also be used while already afflicted by Fear or Sleep lasts 5 sec 2 min cooldown Cannibalize active trait Activate to regenerate 7% of total health every 2 sec. by consuming Humanoid or Undead corpses within 5 yards lasts 10 sec 2 min cooldown Underwater Breathing passive trait Underwater breath lasts 300% longer than normal Shadow Resistance passive trait +10 Shadow Resistance