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Breakfast Topic: Which race has the best racial ability in the game?

The clue, as ever, is in the name! I often read forums and see people asking what the best racial ability is in the game. Now of course, the answer is situational, or we'd all play one race. For PvE and PvP, answers will be different. Depending on your style of play, you might prefer different racials over others.

Furthermore, different classes will benefit more from different racials than others. Tanks might prefer a dwarf's Stoneform, where DPS may favor a troll's Berserking. Would you prefer War Stomp or Every Man for Himself?

Someone who does a lot of work on gathering professions would probably absolutely love a goblin's Pack Hobgoblin, and some races have bonuses to specific professions, like gnomes do with engineering. (It's strange that despite their parallel engineering heritage, the goblin profession specialization is alchemy.)

So which race overall, do you think has the best racial? And as ever, why? And if you don't remember quite who has what, you can check all the racials here:

Alliance Horde
Draenei Blood elf
Dwarf Goblin
Gnome Orc
Human Tauren
Night elf Troll
Worgen Undead

Which race has the best racial bonuses?
Blood Elf525 (6.8%)
Draenei407 (5.3%)
Dwarf207 (2.7%)
Gnome137 (1.8%)
Goblin1270 (16.6%)
Human2067 (26.9%)
Night Elf484 (6.3%)
Orc593 (7.7%)
Tauren277 (3.6%)
Troll637 (8.3%)
Undead316 (4.1%)
Worgen750 (9.8%)

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Lichborne: Racial abilities for death knights

Every week, WoW Insider brings you Lichborne for blood, frost, and unholy death knights. In the post-Cataclysm era, death knights are no longer the new kids on the block. Let's show the other classes how a hero class gets things done.

With all the upheaval regarding death knight abilities and DPS happening right now, it's sometimes a good idea to go back to the basics and figure out some of the stuff that underlies a good, solid death knight.

One of the most basic cornerstones of choosing a death knight is choosing your race. Since every single race can be a death knight, you have your pick, and since there's a race change service, you don't even have to stay the same race forever. Personally, I tend to say that you choose whatever race feels right for you -- but for those who want to pick a race (or change your current race) based on what racials are "best," this guide is for you.

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Filed under: Death Knight, (Death Knight) Lichborne

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