Race Guide to Trolls

Last updated on Aug 23, 2019 at 22:53 by Blainie 1 comment
General Information

Trolls are, on the whole, an extremely hostile race of Azeroth, seeking the destruction of every other race they encounter. The Darkspear Trolls are an exception, instead allying themselves with Thrall and the Horde. They can be played as Hunters, Mages, Priests, Rogues, Shamans, and Warriors in World of Warcraft: Classic.

1. Lore

The vicious Jungle Trolls, who populate the numerous islands of the South Seas, are renowned for their cruelty and dark mysticism. Barbarous and superstitious, the wily Trolls carry a seething hatred for all other races.

One tribe, however, was forced to overcome its prejudices when it encountered the Orc Warchief, Thrall, and his mighty Horde. The Trolls of the Darkspear tribe, long since exiled from their ancestral lands in Stranglethorn Vale, were nearly destroyed by a band of aquatic Murlocs, but Thrall and the Horde managed to save them. In return the grateful Trolls swore an oath of eternal allegiance to the Horde.

Led by the cunning Shadow Hunter, Vol'jin, the Darkspear Trolls now make their home in Durotar along with their Orcish allies. Their village, named after their fallen tribal elder, Sen'jin, lies along the eastern coast of the harsh, rocky land. The Darkspear tribe also occupies tracks within the nearby jungles of the Echo Isles.

As part of the Horde, the Trolls have extended their loyalty to the mighty Tauren, but they have little trust for the manipulative Forsaken, whom they believe will visit only misery and strife upon their allies.

2. Racial Mount

The racial mounts of the Trolls are the raptors, which can be purchased from Zjolnir in Sen'jin Village. There are 6 Troll race mounts in Classic.

3. Racials

  • Beast Slaying Icon Beast Slaying — Passively increases damage dealt to Beasts by 5%.
  • Berserking Icon Berserking — Increases your casting and attack speed by 10 to 30%, depending on your current health. The lower your health is, the higher the increase. This lasts 10 seconds and have a 3-minute cooldown.
  • Bow Specialization Icon Bow Specialization — Your skill with Bows is increased by 5.
  • Regeneration Icon Regeneration — Your rate of health regeneration is increased by 10%. You will also regenerate 10% of your total health regeneration while in combat.
  • Throwing Specialization Icon Throwing Specialization — Your skill with Throwing Weapons is increased by 5.

4. Classes

Trolls can be played as the following classes in Classic.

  • Hunter — Troll is the best choice for a Hunter looking to increase their damage with their race choice. Berserking Icon Berserking is a great DPS boost, as well as Beast Slaying Icon Beast Slaying and Bow Specialization Icon Bow Specialization being useful in certain situations.
  • Mage — Troll is the best PvE race for Horde Mages, as Berserking Icon Berserking is a great DPS boost.
  • Priest — Trolls do not offer much to Priests, but neither do Undead, the other Horde option. Undead is the superior choice for PvP, due to Will of the Forsaken Icon Will of the Forsaken, but the two are fairly equal for PvE.
  • Rogue — Trolls have access to Berserking Icon Berserking, which can be a very powerful cooldown, but you are unlikely to be low enough on HP to get the full benefit of it as a Rogue. They are still a better choice than Undead for PvE, however.
  • Shaman — Troll is the best race for PvE for both Restoration and Elemental Shaman players, but it is far outclassed by Orc for Enhancement. In PvP, Orc is still better than Troll for all of the specs.
  • Warrior — As a DPS, Trolls can potentially be even better than Orcs, but only on shorter fights, which you are unlikely to encounter when progressing a new fight. As tanks, it is very easy to trigger Berserking Icon Berserking for its full effect, as you will be low HP far more often than as a DPS. This is useful for a burst of threat and, at least as main tanks, Trolls are an excellent choice for tanking.

5. Changelog

  • 23 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
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