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I looked at roughly 100 units from Warcraft 1-3 and noted which are playable in WoW today. Here are my findings (TL;DR – Ogres, Forest Trolls, High Elves, Wildhammer Dwarves, Necromancers and Spell Breakers)

wow9 - I looked at roughly 100 units from Warcraft 1-3 and noted which are playable in WoW today. Here are my findings (TL;DR - Ogres, Forest Trolls, High Elves, Wildhammer Dwarves, Necromancers and Spell Breakers)
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I'm not including weird units like wounded NPCs, nor mechanical units such as Ballistae (although some are in WoW), or ones that are obviously just monsters, such as Daemons, Elementals, or Dragons. I also avoided normal units that are campaign-specific as well as hero units in Warcraft III that are campaign-specific since there are so many variants. First, let's go through my findings and then you can freely read through the rest if you wish just to check my reasoning.

What's Missing from WoW?

  • Playable races:
    • High Elves on the Alliance
    • Wildhammer Dwarves on the Alliance
    • Forest Trolls on the Horde
    • Ogres on the Horde – this one is the most glaring, since there is no similar substitute like there are for other races (e.g. Void Elves)
  • Playable classes:
    • Necromancer
    • Spell Breaker
  • Playable specializations:
    • Axe-thrower (Survival could become this)
    • Melee Spell-caster (Could be a specialization for Spell Breaker, perhaps re-directing magic back at your enemy in melee combat, or using it to empower your own spells and attacks)

Clearly, there are some glaring choices missing from World of Warcraft. Nearly every option from the old RTS-games has been made available over the years, from Pandaren Monks to Demon Hunters and Death Knights. But these four races and two classes would really serve to complete that list.

Details below:

Warcraft: Orcs and Humans

Humans

  • Peasant – playable (Human Male with Mining as a Profession; there isn't a Lumberjack profession but you can cut trees in Warfronts)
  • Footman – playable (Human Male Protection Warrior)
  • Archer – playable (Human Male Marksmanship Hunter)
  • Knight – playable (Human Male Protection Warrior with the Legionbreaker artifact appearance and mounted on a horse, or a Human Male Protection Paladin with the Crest of Holy Fire artifact appearance and mounted on a horse)
  • Cleric – playable (Human Male Priest)
  • Conjurer – playable (Human Male Mage)

Orcs

  • Peon – playable (Orc Male with Mining as a Profession; there isn't a Lumberjack profession but you can cut trees in Warfronts)
  • Grunt – playable (Orc Male Arms Warrior)
  • Spearman – playable (Orc Male Survival Hunter)
  • Raider – playable (Orc Male Warrior mounted on a wolf; the one-handed sword without a shield somewhat complicates things, but it's not breaking)
  • Necrolyte – somewhat playable (Orc Male Unholy Death Knight with a transmog that looks more like a caster; it's not perfect since you might expect a cloth-wearer but it works)
  • Warlock – playable (Orc Male Warlock)

Hero Units

  • Lothar – playable (Human Male Protection Warrior)
  • Garona – playable (Orc Female Rogue)
  • Griselda – playable (Orc Female Rogue)
  • Medivh – playable (Human Male Demonology Warlock)

Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (and Beyond the Dark Portal)

Alliance

  • Peasant – playable (same as Peasant in Warcraft: Orcs and Humans)
  • Footman – playable (same as Footman in Warcraft: Orcs and Humans)
  • Elven Archer – somewhat playable (Void Elf Male Marksmanship Hunter; not a perfect match since the visuals of a Void Elf are darker and less those of a ranger than High Elves)
  • Elven Ranger – somewhat playable (See above)
  • Knight – playable (Human Male Protection Warrior mounted on a horse)
  • Paladin – playable (Human Male Protection Paladin mounted on a horse)
  • Demolition Squad – playable (Dwarf Male with Goblin Engineering; a bit complicated since you can't play as two characters at once in WoW, but you could always team up with a friend)
  • Mage – playable (Human Male Frost Mage)
  • Gnomish Flying Machine – playable (Gnome Male with Engineering mounted on a Flying Machine)
  • Gryphon Rider – somewhat playable (Dwarf Male Warrior or Shaman mounted on a gryphon; not a perfect match since it ought to be a Wildhammer Dwarf)

Horde

  • Peon – playable (same as Peon in Warcraft: Orcs and Humans)
  • Grunt – playable (same as Grunt in Warcraft: Orcs and Humans)
  • Troll Axethrower – somewhat playable (Troll Male Survival Hunter; not perfect since it should be a Forest Troll throwing axes rather than a Darkspear Troll using spears)
  • Troll Berserker – somewhat playable (See above)
  • Ogre – not playable (Ogres don't exist as playable races in any form, and their type of melee spell-casting isn't really represented in any of the classes either, although you could argue it's represented somewhat in Shamans)
  • Ogre-Mage – not playable (See above)
  • Goblin Sappers – playable (Goblin Male with Goblin Engineering; they're a group of three so you'd have to play with friends for the full deal, but it works)
  • Death Knight – playable (Orc Male Death Knight; it's not perfect since Warcraft II Death Knights are a bit more like Necromancers)
  • Goblin Zeppelin – playable (Goblin Male with Engineering mounted on the Orgrimmar Interceptor)
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Hero Units

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  • Anduin Lothar – playable (Human Male Protection Warrior mounted on a horse)
  • Uther Lightbringer – playable (Human Male Protection Paladin mounted on a horse)
  • Turalyon – playable (Human Male Protection Paladin mounted on a horse)
  • Alleria – somewhat playable (Female Void Elf Marksmanship Hunter; like with Archers and Rangers, it's a bit complicated since Void Elves are thematically different from High Elves)
  • Danath – playable (Human Male Warrior)
  • Khadgar – playable (Human Male Mage)
  • Kurdran – somewhat playable (Dwarf Male Warrior or Shaman mounted on a gryphon; but ought to be a Wildhammer Dwarf)
  • Grom Hellscream – playable (Orc Male Warrior)
  • Kargath Bladefist – playable (Orc Male Warrior)
  • Zuljin – somewhat playable (Troll Survival Hunter; the Horde has no Forest Trolls and Survival Hunters lean a bit more towards spears than axes, but it's a fairly close match thematically)
  • Cho'gall – not playable (See Ogre)
  • Dentarg – not playable (Same as above)
  • Gul'dan – playable (Orc Male Warlock)
  • Teron Gorefiend – playable (See Death Knight)

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (and The Frozen Throne)

Human

  • Peasant – playable (same as Peasant in Warcraft: Orcs and Humans)
  • Footman – playable (same as Footman in Warcraft: Orcs and Humans)
  • Knight – playable (Human Male Fury Warrior mounted on a horse)
  • Rifleman – playable (Dwarf Male Marksmanship Hunter)
  • Mortar Team – playable (Dwarf Male with Engineering; optionally Beastmaster Hunter for some extra boom, and naturally you'd have to play with a friend for the full team)
  • Gyrocopter – playable (Dwarf Male with Engineering mounted on a Flying Machine)
  • Flying Machine – playable (See above)
  • Gryphon Rider – playable (same as Gryphon Rider in Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness)
  • Priest – somewhat playable (Void Elf Male Priest; it's not perfect since they're supposed to be High Elves but it works)
  • Sorceress – somewhat playable (Void Elf Female Mage; it's not perfect since they're supposed to be High Elves but it works)
  • Spell Breaker – not playable (they were Blood Elves even in Warcraft III, the class doesn't exist in WoW and the armour is the Blood Elf heritage armour which only exist on the Horde)
  • Dragonhawk Rider – somewhat playable (Void Elf Male Warrior mounted on an Armored Blue Dragon; the abilities are more similar to those of the Spell Breaker class than those of a Warrior though, and it ought to be a High Elf or Blood Elf)

Human Hero Units

  • Paladin – playable (Human Male Retribution Paladin)
  • Archmage – playable (Human Male Mage)
  • Mountain King – playable (Dwarf Male Warrior)
  • Blood Mage – somewhat playable (Void Elf Male Fire Mage; there isn't a Blood Mage class, but most of its abilities have been weaved into the Fire Mage specialization anyhow, the only thing missing is the High Elf race)
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Orc

  • Peon – playable (same as Peon in Warcraft: Orcs and Humans)
  • Grunt – playable (same as Grunt in Warcraft: Orcs and Humans)
  • Raider – playable (Orc Male Arms Warrior mounted on a wolf)
  • Tauren – playable (Tauren Male Arms Warrior; somewhat limited when it comes to the totem weapon, but there's at least a decorative back piece with a totem in 8.2)
  • Troll headhunter – playable (Troll Male Survival Hunter)
  • Kodo Beast – somewhat playable (Orc Male Fury Warrior with Leatherworking for the drums)
  • Wind Rider – playable (Orc Male Survival Hunter mounted on a Wyvern)
  • Troll Batrider – playable (Troll Male Survival Hunter mounted on a Bat)
  • Troll Witchdoctor – playable (Troll Male Shaman)
  • Shaman – playable (Orc Male Shaman)
  • Spirit Walker – playable (Tauren Male Shaman)

Orc Hero Units

  • Blademaster – playable (Orc Male Arms Warrior)
  • Far Seer – playable (Orc Male Shaman)
  • Tauren Chieftain – playable (Tauren Male Warrior)
  • Shadow Hunter – somewhat playable (Troll Male Hunter or Shaman; the Voodoo theme is a bit hard to capture between those classes but it works)

Undead

  • Acolyte – playable (Forsaken Male; it's a worker unit so class doesn't really matter)
  • Necromancer – not playable (Forsaken Male is a match but there isn't the right class, although Death Knight comes close)

Undead Hero Units

  • Death Knight – playable (Human Male Death Knight)
  • Lich – somewhat playable (Forsaken Male; in terms of abilities it is basically a mix between Frost Mage and Death Knight, so pick your flavour)

Night Elf

  • Wisp – somewhat playable (Night Elf appears as a Wisp when dead)
  • Archer – playable (Night Elf Female Marksmanship Hunter)
  • Huntress – somewhat playable (Night Elf Female; it is sort of a Hunter with elements of a Warrior and Demon Hunter; you can look like one but the gameplay isn't a perfect match)
  • Dryad – not playable (Shares a lot with Druids and Hunters, but it's too different to fit either and the race doesn't have a match)
  • Hippogryph Rider – playable (Night Elf Female Marksmanship Hunter mounted on a Hippogryph)
  • Druid of the Talon – playable (Night Elf Male Druid)
  • Druid of the Claw – playable (Night Elf Male Guardian Druid)

Night Elf Hero Units

  • Keeper of the Grove – not playable (Reminiscent of a Druid but too different, and the race has no match)
  • Priestess of the Moon – somewhat playable (Night Elf Female Hunter or Druid, as if the two classes were merged)
  • Demon Hunter – playable (Night Elf Male Havoc Demon Hunter)
  • Warden – somewhat playable (Night Elf Female that has elements of Rogue and Demon Hunter but has too distinct of a theme to really fit either, especially given their unique armour)

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