- Author: Nevermore
- Date: July 10, 2022
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
In WoTLK Classic, players have several choices when it comes to playing the Priest class for PvP content. The most notable races are Troll or Undead for the Horde, and Human and Night Elf for the Alliance
The first available choice for the Priest class, possessing strong racials that have high applicability in Player-versus-Player content.
The first racial that we will talk about is Will of the Forsaken — it acts as a makeshift trinket besides your main trinket, allowing you to remove effects such as charm, fear, and sleep. However, you can not use this racial after using your main trinket instantly, as it shares a 45-second cooldown with it.
The other racial with strong PvP applicability is Cannibalize, which lets you eat a corpse to regain significant health. This effect can be used in combat and acts as a bandage, however, you can only use it on humanoids or undead. Luckily, every player — no matter what race they are — is a humanoid, so go ham on them! Shadow Resistance reduces the chance to be hit by Shadow spells by 2% while Underwater Breathing can be used in order to stalk your enemies in the open world.
The second available choice when considering to play a Priest, possessing three strong racial effects that can help you in PvP combat, plus a few other racials that help you while leveling.
Berserking empowers you with increased casting speed by 20% for 10 seconds. This effect is extremely strong when combined with other haste-increasing effects, effectively making you feel like you are using Bloodlust.
Regeneration is a strong racial effect that allows you to continue regenerating health during combat, highly increasing your survivability — you retain 10% of your health regen while in combat, and total health regen is also increased by 10%. Da Voodoo Shuffle is another racial effect that highly improves your PvP potential, allowing you to reduce the duration of any movement impairing effect by 15%.
The last available choice for the Priest class in the Horde, Blood Elves offer racial effects that are more average in terms of power.
Arcane Torrent allows you to silence all nearby enemies while also regenerating a small portion of your mana pool. Magic Resistance reduces the chance of you being hit by spells by 2%. Blood Elves also benefit from Arcane Affinity, which increases your initial Enchanting skill by 10.
The first available race for the Priest class in the Alliance, Humans are considered amongst the best races.
Every Man for Himself is a racial effect that can be used to remove any incapacitating/stun/charm/sleep/fear effect from yourself, effectively increasing survivability. Diplomacy offers us a 10% increase in reputation gain, allowing you to grind reputation faster than any other race.
The second available race for Priests, dwarves possess a strong defensive racial effect and other moderately powerful racials.
Stoneform is the first racial effect that dwarves provide, removing poison, bleeding, and disease effects from yourself while also increasing your overall armor by 10%.
Dwarves also benefit from Frost Resistance, reducing the chance to be hit by frost spells by 2%. Their somewhat gimmicky racial effect Find Treasure allows you to locate treasure chests on the minimap — while this racial will not help you in PvP, it will certainly be a fun bonus for the open world.
Another available race for the Priest class, Night Elves possess one of the stronger racial effects available for the Alliance, and other racials that increase their overall survivability.
Shadowmeld is the first racial effect we will talk about, it allows you to forcefully remove your enemy’s “target” from yourself, instantly becoming invisible and maintaining the state if you do not move. This effect can be used in order to escape casters while they are channeling or to effectively break line of sight.
Night Elves also benefit from Wisp Spirit, which offers a 75% increase to your movement speed while dead. Elusiveness is a racial that reduces the chance to be detected if you are in stealth or Shadowmeld. Other beneficial racials are: Quickness, which reduces the chance to be hit by melee and ranged attacks by 2%, and Nature Resistance, which reduces the chance to be hit by Nature spells by 2%.
The last available race for the Alliance, Draenei possess two strong racial effect that can improve the min-maxing aspect of the game and other average racials.
Heroic Presence provides an aura that increases the chance to hit with spells and melee attacks by 1%, for both you and your party members in a 30-yard radius. This effect allows players to min-max their stats better. Their second powerful racial effect, Gift of the Naaru, provides an instant-cast healing-over-time ability. It can be placed either on you or your allies, and it scales with your attack power.
Another interesting racial effect offered by the Draenei is the Shadow Resistance, which reduces the chance to be hit by Shadow spells by 2%. Finally, the Draenei benefit from Gemcutting, giving the player an easy option for increasing their Jewelcrafting skill