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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
Character classesHunter, Mage, Monk, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warrior
Main languagePandaren
Secondary languageCommon / Orcish
Starting zoneShang Xi Training Grounds, Wandering Isle
Racial leaderAlliance 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 mountDragon 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):[1]

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...

Classes Edit

Starting attributes Edit

Base Hunter 18px Mage 18px Monk 18px Priest 18px Rogue 18px Shaman 18px Warrior 18px
Strength 20 20 20 21 20 21 21 23
Agility 18 21 18 19 18 21 18 18
Stamina 21 22 21 22 21 22 22 23
Intellect 19 19 22 21 21 19 20 19
Spirit 22 23 24 22 25 22 24 22

Racial abilities and traits Edit

Most likely to change. Inner Peace and Quaking Palm look like short-timers in their current form.
Racial traits
32px [Epicurean] Your love of food allows you to receive double the stats from Well Fed effects.*
32px [Gourmand] Your Cooking skill is increased by 15.
32px [Inner Peace] Your rested experience bonus lasts twice as long as normal.**
32px [Bouncy] You take half falling damage.
32px [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 [12] A New Fate where they must choose to join either the Alliance Pandaren Pandaren or the Horde Pandaren Pandaren.

Alliance Pandaren Alliance Edit

The leader of this group of pandaren is Alliance Aysa Cloudsinger and she will instruct you in the way of Tushui through meditation, rigorous training, and moral conviction.

Horde Pandaren Horde Edit

The leader of this group of pandaren is Horde Ji Firepaw and he will drive you in the outgoing, passionate way of Huojin, believing inaction is the greatest injustice.

Mounts Edit

The pandaren racial ground mount was confirmed to be a dragon turtle on May 23, 2012 via an official blog.[2] The flying mount was not confirmed, but was presumed pre-launch to be a [Pandaren Kite].

Mount speculation Edit

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Notes Edit

  • 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.[8]
  • 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.[9]
  • As of early 2012, there was a rumor that the actor Jack Black was signed on to perform the voice of the male Pandaren[citation needed] (he is known for his role as Po in the animated movie, Kung Fu Panda), but that was already ruled out by Chris Metzen at BlizzCon 2011.[10]

Media Edit

Images Edit

Videos Edit

References Edit

  1. chaud 2012-07-22. Horde Pandaria Introduction, Pandaren Cutscene, Blue Posts, The Daily Blink. MMO Champion.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment Nethaera 2012-05-23. Pandaren Mount Revealed: Dragon Turtle. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
       Blizzard Entertainment 2012-05-23. Pandaren Mount Revealed: Dragon Turtle. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
  3. Medievaldragon 2012-04-12. Pandaren Mount Revealed?. Blizzplanet.
  4. Yak mounts screenshot from WoW Insider
  5. Yak mount sreenshot from
  6. Bashiok tweet: Have we shown off the yak mounts already? Cause that's crazy close. Good job!
  7. Blizzard Entertainment Wryxian 2012-03-27. #6 - Pandaren mount is a yak?. Official Mists of Pandaria Beta > Mists of Pandaria forum (EU)So no, the Yak mounts are not the racial mounts for Pandaren. We're still thinking about how we want Yak mounts to be obtained.
  8. Blizzard Entertainment Zarhym 2011-10-28. Mists of Pandaria Developer Q&A Transcript. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US). Archived from the original on 2011-10-27. “5:34”
       Blizzard Entertainment Zarhym 2011-10-27. Mists of Pandaria Live Developer Q&A Transcript. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU). “5:34”
  9. Interview with Chris Metzen at BlizzCon 2011
  10. Phil Hornshaw 2011-10-25. Blizzcon 2011: No, Jack Black Will NOT Voice a Pandaren in Mists of Pandaria, Metzen Says. Game Front.

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