Kind of depends on what kind of character you're making but if you're asking about which one would be more Scourge like then I'd have to say Humans. They're the main recipients for necromancy and therefore should be able to contribute to the Scourge than that of any other race, aside from maybe Forsaken.
Eh, I'd say any race is scourge-like really. As Kel'thuzad put it, the Scourge has no culture. It just takes culture from other races out of sheer pragmatism. Nerubian buildings, Vrykul war games, etc.
12/04/2012 04:28 PMA night elf death knight is an abomination in the eyes of their society. You'd have to have a compelling reason as to why your prospective death knight didn't simply end themselves once they regained their free will, given they'd be ostracised from Kaldorei society.
Posted by Seyl
Forsaken are the only race in the game where a Death Knight isn't an abomination, really.
I suppose the Death Knight's general reason for going on would be...a desire to achieve immortality again. Like the Forsaken, they simply don't want to stop existing. They fear what will happen afterwards.
12/04/2012 04:28 PMI would also avoid bandying the term 'vampire' about too much. There aren't vampires in WoW. Granted, some of the abilities of a death knight may be similar to what the oft-romantacised vampires can do, but a death knight is a emotionally blunted killing machine.
Posted by Seyl
Well, the Dreadlords were pretty much designed to be Warcraft's take on vampires. Even to the point where they wore the guise of men and used mind control to dominate people.
But they wouldn't have made sense as part of the scourge in WoTLK. So they were replaced with the San'layn. But all San'layn are are Undead Blood Elves who, like the Dreadlords, feast on souls.
And at the same time, Death Knights were made as the "Scourge" class. So they have themes from many different areas....even Scarab Lords. But the over-arching theme of the Scourge is and always has been about domination. Forced servitude. That's core to the theme of vampirism.
12/04/2012 04:42 PMEvery character can be compelling, regardless of race chosen.
Posted by Volkuza
Of course, Admiral Evil Bob Marley. Except, wondering about these particular racial themes alone gets downright boring!