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A faction is a group of allies, either racial or ideological. Most in-game factions are described in Warcraft lore, but some were specifically introduced in World of Warcraft. The concept of a faction exists primarily in World of Warcraft. The use of factions in other Warcraft games is more for general grouping purposes and not quantitatively tracked like World of Warcraft.

Most factions are tracked in World of Warcraft by the reputation that a player character has with each faction. Some groups that are not tracked as factions appear in the organization list.

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World of Warcraft (Classic) Edit

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Argent Dawn Neutral (related to Naxxramas, Stratholme & Scholomance)
Bloodsail Buccaneers Neutral (enemies of Booty Bay)
Brood of Nozdormu Neutral (related to Ahn'Qiraj)
Cenarion Circle Neutral (related to Ahn'Qiraj)
Darkmoon Faire Neutral
Gelkis clan Neutral (enemies of Magram clan)
Hydraxian Waterlords Neutral (related to Molten Core)
Magram clan Neutral (enemies of Gelkis clan)
Ravenholdt Neutral (related to Rogues)
Shen'dralar Neutral (related to Dire Maul)
Syndicate Neutral
Thorium Brotherhood Neutral (related to Molten Core)
Timbermaw Hold Neutral
Zandalar Tribe Neutral (related to Zul'Gurub)

Horde/Alliance Edit

Horde Horde races Edit

Darkspear Trolls Darkspear Trolls (related to Trolls)
Orgrimmar Orgrimmar (related to Orcs)
Thunder Bluff Thunder Bluff (related to Tauren)
Undercity Undercity (related to Forsaken)
 
Silvermoon City Silvermoon City TBC (related to Blood elves)
Bilgewater Cartel Bilgewater Cartel Cataclysm (related to Goblins)

Alliance Alliance races Edit

Darnassus Darnassus (related to Night elves)
Gnomeregan Exiles Gnomeregan Exiles (related to Gnomes)
Ironforge Ironforge (related to Dwarves)
Stormwind Stormwind (related to Humans)
 
Wintersaber Trainers (related to night elves and Winterspring)
 
Exodar Exodar TBC (related to Draenei)
Gilneas Gilneas Cataclysm (related to Worgen)

Horde/Alliance Forces Edit

Horde Forces Horde Edit

The Defilers (related to Arathi Basin)
Frostwolf Clan (related to Alterac Valley)
Warsong Outriders (related to Warsong Gulch)

Alliance Forces Alliance Edit

The League of Arathor (related to Arathi Basin)
Silverwing Sentinels (related to Warsong Gulch)
Stormpike Guard (related to Alterac Valley)

Steamwheedle Cartel Neutral Edit

Booty Bay
Everlook
Gadgetzan
Ratchet

Other Edit

Syndicate (enemies of Ravenholdt)
Wintersaber Trainers Alliance (related to Winterspring)

In The Burning Crusade Edit

TBC This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.
Ashtongue Deathsworn Neutral (related to Black Temple)
Cenarion Expedition Cenarion Expedition Neutral (related to Coilfang Reservoir)
Consortium The Consortium Neutral (related to Auchindoun)
Honor Hold Alliance (related to Hellfire Citadel)
Keepers of Time Keepers of Time Neutral (related to Caverns of Time)
Netherwing Netherwing Neutral (related to Shadowmoon Valley)
Ogri'la Ogri'la Neutral (related to Blade's Edge Mountains)
Scale of the Sands The Scale of the Sands Neutral (related to Battle of Mount Hyjal)
Sporeggar Sporeggar Neutral (related to Zangarmarsh)
Thrallmar Horde (related to Hellfire Citadel)
Tranquillien Horde TBC (related to Ghostlands)
The Violet Eye Neutral (related to Karazhan)

Horde Horde races Edit

Silvermoon City TBC (related to Blood elves)

Alliance Alliance races Edit

Exodar TBC (related to Draenei)

Shattrath City TBC Edit

Aldor The Aldor Neutral (enemies of The Scryers)
Lower City Lower City Neutral (related to Auchindoun)
Scryers The Scryers Neutral (enemies of The Aldor)
Sha'tar The Sha'tar Neutral (related to Tempest Keep)
Sha'tari Skyguard Sha'tari Skyguard Neutral (related to Skettis)
Shattered Sun Offensive Shattered Sun Offensive Neutral (related to Magisters' Terrace & Sunwell Plateau)

Nagrand TBC Edit

Kurenai Alliance
The Mag'har Horde

In Wrath of the Lich King Edit

WotLK This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.
Argent Crusade Argent Crusade Neutral
Ashen Verdict Ashen Verdict Neutral (related to Icecrown Citadel; added in Patch 3.3)
Kalu'ak The Kalu'ak Neutral
Kirin Tor Kirin Tor Neutral
Knights of the Ebon Blade Knights of the Ebon Blade Neutral
Sons of Hodir The Sons of Hodir Neutral
Wyrmrest Accord The Wyrmrest Accord Neutral

Horde Expedition/Alliance Vanguard WotLK Edit

Horde Expedition Horde Edit

Hand of Vengeance The Hand of Vengeance
The Sunreavers
Taunka The Taunka
Warsong Offensive Warsong Offensive

Alliance Vanguard Alliance Edit

Explorers' League Explorers' League
Frostborn The Frostborn
The Silver Covenant
Valiance Expedition Valiance Expedition

Sholazar Basin WotLK Edit

Frenzyheart Tribe Neutral (enemies of The Oracles)
The Oracles Neutral (enemies of Frenzyheart Tribe)

In Cataclysm Edit

Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
Avengers of Hyjal Neutral (related to Mount Hyjal/Patch 4.2)
Guardians of Hyjal Guardians of Hyjal Neutral (related to Mount Hyjal)
Ramkahen Ramkahen Neutral (related to Uldum)
Earthen Ring The Earthen Ring Neutral (related to Vashj'ir)
Therazane Therazane Neutral (related to Deepholm)

Horde Horde races Edit

Bilgewater Cartel Bilgewater Cartel Cataclysm (related to Goblins)

Alliance Alliance races Edit

Gilneas Gilneas Cataclysm (related to Worgen)

Twilight Highlands Cataclysm Edit

Dragonmaw Dragonmaw Clan Horde (opposes Wildhammer Clan)
Wildhammer Wildhammer Clan Alliance (opposes Dragonmaw Clan)

Tol Barad Cataclysm Edit

Baradin's Wardens Baradin's Wardens Alliance (opposes Hellscream's Reach)
Hellscream's Reach Hellscream's Reach Horde (opposes Baradin's Wardens)

In Mists of Pandaria Edit

Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.
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Patch 5.1 Edit

Patch 5.2 Edit

Patch 5.3 Edit

Patch 5.4 Edit

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Unlikely Edit

  • The Brewmasters? - appeared in Beta as more of a plan than a faction with no related rewards and very few related quests; never really materialized

Removed factions Edit

Horde Revantusk Tribe (added in Pilt:WoW Icon 16x16.gif Patch 1.5, removed in Pilt:WoW Icon 16x16.gif patch 1.11)
Alliance Silvermoon Remnant (added in Pilt:WoW Icon 16x16.gif patch 1.6.0, removed in Pilt:WoW Icon 16x16.gif patch 1.6.1; Silver Covenant of Dalaran may be return of this faction)
Alliance Theramore (added in Pilt:WoW Icon 16x16.gif Patch 1.6.0, removed in Pilt:WoW Icon 16x16.gif patch 1.6.1)
Alliance Wildhammer Clan (removed in TBC patch 2.0.3, but added back for Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1)
Horde Royal Apothecary Society (seen at BlizzCon 2007, removed before Wrath of the Lich King Beta)[citation needed]
Both Akama's Trust (primarily in Black Temple, Shadowmoon Valley, Outland; removed in Patch 5.3?)

See also Edit

External links Edit

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