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This article is about the playable pandaren. For general history of the race, see
Pandaren. For the language, see Pandaren language.
Both Pandaren 260px Character classes Hunter, Mage, , Monk Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warrior Main language Pandaren Secondary language Common / Orcish Starting zone Shang Xi Training Grounds, Wandering Isle Racial leader Alliance Leader: Aysa Cloudsinger, Horde Leader: Ji Firepaw Capital ?, Shrine of Two Moons & Orgrimmar ( Horde, presumed), Shrine of Seven Stars & Stormwind City ( Alliance, presumed), By the way of Temple of Five Dawns ( Neutral, presumed)
Racial mount Dragon Turtle, Cloud serpent
The World of Warcraft expansion,
Mists of Pandaria introduced a new race, the Pandaren. Pandaren are the first "neutral" race in World of Warcraft. After completing a series of quests, you can decide whether to join the Horde or Alliance.
New character Edit
New character cut-scene intro voice-over (during the fly-thru):
You are a pandaren. Born and raised on the mysterious Wandering Isle. While many of your fellow pandaren prefer a tranquil life, the lure of adventure burns in your blood.
Recently, the Wandering Isle has begun erratically weaving about the world's oceans. The air grows cold and your island home is spiraling towards disaster...
As one of the most promising of students at Master Shang's monastery, you may just be the salvation for your people. But first, you must complete your training...
Starting attributes Edit
Racial abilities and traits Edit
Most likely to change. Inner Peace and Quaking Palm look like short-timers in their current form.
[Epicurean] Your love of food allows you to receive double the stats from Well Fed effects. *
[Gourmand] Your Cooking skill is increased by 15.
[Inner Peace] Your rested experience bonus lasts twice as long as normal. **
[Bouncy] You take half falling damage.
[Quaking Palm] Strikes the target with lightning speed, incapacitating them for 4 sec, and turns off your attack. ***
Choose your faction Edit
All pandaren players start as
Neutral Neutral at the starting zone of the Wandering Isle.
At around level 10, after completing a starting zone quest chain, players will encounter the quest
N  where they must choose to join either the A New Fate Alliance Pandaren Pandaren or the Horde Pandaren Pandaren.
The leader of this group of pandaren is
Alliance and she will instruct you in the way of Aysa Cloudsinger Tushui through meditation, rigorous training, and moral conviction.
The leader of this group of pandaren is
Horde and he will drive you in the outgoing, passionate way of Ji Firepaw Huojin, believing inaction is the greatest injustice.
The pandaren racial ground mount was confirmed to be a
dragon turtle on May 23, 2012 via an official blog. The flying mount was not confirmed, but was presumed pre-launch to be a  .
[Pandaren Kite ]
Mount speculation Edit
This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
The Male Pandaren dance is LMFAO- Party Rock Anthem and the Female Pandaren dance is Caramelldansen. [
] citation needed You can't befriend or mail a Pandaren character until after they have chosen a faction.
 The pandaren were originally intended to be the Alliance race for the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade expansion, but it was felt that the draenei were a better fit for the storyline.
 As of early 2012, there was a rumor that the actor was signed on to perform the voice of the male Pandaren Jack Black [ (he is known for his role as Po in the animated movie, ] citation needed ), but that was already ruled out by Kung Fu Panda Chris Metzen at BlizzCon 2011.
Pandaren Monk in the starting zone.
A Pandaren warrior in combat against what appears to be a crane.
Introduction to the Horde
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