Revealed at BlizzCon 2011, the
Pandaren is slated to be introduced in the newest expansion to World of
Warcraft; Mists of Pandaria. Surrounded in legend, the Pandaren are
rarely seen outside of their beautiful and prosperous homeland,. Some
Pandaren, inflicted with what is know as wanderlust, do decide to
venture outside the mists of their homeland and travel the world at
large. It is these brave Pandaren explorers that adventurers have had
the pleasure of encountering throughout Azeroth, the most famous of
these tending to be the legendary
While many are excited about
thtis new race, others less than pleased with the idea. The war between
supporters and detractors of te race is going and bitter. The fact that
the Pandaren will be the first race to be played by both Horde and
Alliance has further perpetuated the battle lines. Whether the eventual
release of the expansion and playability of the race will change any
minds remains to be seen.
Pandaren History in WoW
The Pandaren race is one of the
oldest in the known world. Dating back before the sundering of the
world, the Pandaren were once slaves to the race known as the Mogu.
This dark period of history ended for the Pandaren through a successful
uprising combining all the skills the race is known for; diplomacy,
tenacity, and the use of a unique fighting style unparallel by any
After the sundering of the
world, as demons and other dark entities threatened the survival of
Azeroth and all mortal races, the last Emperor of the Pandaren stumbled
across a way to protect the land from devastation. As a result the
Pandaren realm was to be shrouded in mist for ten thousand years.
Despite his good intentions, the Emperor’s deal with fate has
left the Pandaren race disturbed and perhaps unable to fully recover.
Thanks to their isolation from
the world and their hesitancy to leave the confines of their homeland,
the Pandaren race has become a thing of legend. However, despite their
fears some Pandarens do dare to venture outside the mists. These brave
souls are the Pandaren’s one connection with the outside
world and the only proof that this race has survived the ages.
While Pandarens rarely feel the
need to venture beyond the mists that surround their homelands, there
are always those amongst every race that
go against the grain. These
types are inflicted with a desire known as wonderlust which compels
them to travel and see the world. Those few that do wish to travel into
the world at large will need to seek out the great sea turtle; Shen-zin
Su. Also known as the Wandering Isle, Shen-zin Su travels the oceans of
Azeroth and is where all new Pandaren players will begin their
Learning the background and
basics of this race, Pandaren players will spend the first ten levels
of the game here. Until level 10 all Pandaren are neutral, however,
like all good things this too must come to an end. Those Pandaren who
reach level 10 will need to leave their neutral status behind and
choose to ally themselves permanently with either the Horde or
Pandaren Racial Abilities
Pandarens, like all other WoW races, have several distinct abilities specific to their
race. These abilities reflect the overall nature and personality of the
race and in leui of this
fact the Pandaren racial abilities are a fun mix of whimsy and utility.
The racial abilities that will define the Pandaren race can be found
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Quaking Palm Allows the Pandaren to
put the enemy to sleep for 3 seconds
Pandaren Available Classes
Those that choose to follow the
noble path of the Pandaren will be able to choose from the following
As you can see the Pandaren is
a very versatile race and most classes will be available to them. Only
four classes, Death Knight, Druid, Paladin, and Warlock are unable to
be played by this race leaving open many options for class based
Pandaren Racial Mount
Sadly, at this time, little is
known about the Pandaren racial mount. While there is much speculation
Blizzard has yet to release any official details. Currently a few of
the ideas out there include a shaggy looking yak, a turtle, and even
things as wild as Chinese dragon. While all excellent ideas, what the
mount will actually look like remains to be seen. Keep checking back
for updates on the Pandaren racial mount.
Looking for more related to the
Pandaren race? Check out the helpful links below to help sate your
thirst for knowledge:
of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Official FAQ
Real Life History of the Pandaren
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