What race should my priest be?

85 Night Elf Rogue
8735
Hello, priests.

Im about to faction change my priest from alliance to horde, and I am wondering which race to choose because im having a hard time deciding whether to go goblin, blood elf, or troll.

Im not worried about the min/maxing potential of the 3 races since this is only an alt and I only plan on doing casual PvP on it. Im more concerned about the aesthetics of the race (how xmog sets will look on them and casting animations).

Currently, I honestly cant narrow it down to a favorite 2 because I think that all of them have great casting animations and can look good in almost all priest tiers, and this I why I need your opinions and reasons why I should be x race!
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90 Undead Priest
8845
Male undead. They just look amazing and the racial is great for shadow. WOTF.

The only time I wouldn't pick undead is for a DK, and orc would win that hands down. The DK specific skins for Orcs are great.
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90 Undead Priest
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Helmets and shoulders with no helmet displayed look weird on male trolls. Any other gender/race combo will look fine and it's really just up to which animations you prefer.
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85 Night Elf Rogue
8735
Thanks for your opinions!
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90 Pandaren Priest
4455
I like goblins. I think they work well as shadow, and I like to think of them as healers with attitudes, “Got yourself hurt again, yea we can fix that. Dispelling, Healing, and Laundry my friend”.

They are short though. If you are going from a taller race to a short one it can be annoying.
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90 Undead Priest
11710
Male undead. They just look amazing and the racial is great for shadow. WOTF.

The only time I wouldn't pick undead is for a DK, and orc would win that hands down. The DK specific skins for Orcs are great.


I agree with this well dressed gentleman.
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90 Blood Elf Priest
14040
I believe if it's only Transmog aesthetics you are looking at then Blood Elves, and the females in particular offer the most attractive high polygon models of the lithe body type. Pandaren also have high polygon models of the more rubenesque body type. While Goblins like Blood Elves and Pandaren have high polygon models their stature and oddly proportioned frame make them a lesser third option for aesthetic purposes as certain armour features are condensed while others are oddly expanded. The vanilla races (troll, tauren, forsaken) have the lowest polygon count and are in the works for being redone so at this time I would not recommend them as they are the least attractive and subject to change within a few months in any case. However, if you do wish to go with a lower polygon option you should note that Trolls and Tauren never use visible boots under robes and under trousers boots become an anklet of little / minor visibility. Undead are from an aesthetic standpoint the worst possible option as not only are their facial features understandably foul and decayed but they also rip holes in the clothing and armour they wear in order to emphasize their feculent and repulsive nature.
Edited by Taheraliel on 3/27/2013 3:50 PM PDT
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90 Tauren Paladin
9405
Human's the way to go. Female human has really good healing spellcast animations, in my opinion, and most transmog gear looks really good on them.
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90 Tauren Hunter
8240
My vote's on troll if those are the only ones you're looking at x3 Try female tauren though! You won't leave home without war stomp!
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90 Human Priest
12075
Troll for Shadow

Belf for Healing

Male Undead for looks

Imo
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93 Undead Priest
7880
Undead are from an aesthetic standpoint the worst possible option as not only are their facial features understandably foul and decayed but they also rip holes in the clothing and armour they wear in order to emphasize their feculent and repulsive nature.

.... Preeeeetty sure you just called me ugly
:P

Undead for PVP, and best cast animations.
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90 Troll Priest
8730
If you go goblin, don't go male. *shudder* I've regretted my decision ever since, but I'm too poor to pay for a race change. Male Undead are quite overplayed but they do look pretty damn cool. I'd say Female Blood Elf, Male Undead or Female Goblin.
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Female Tauren is the only way.
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90 Undead Priest
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Undead are the race I like the best for Aesthetics, but they also give you the best PvP option, even though I know that's not what your concerned about.

Goblins look like the sand people from Star-Wars, and trolls feet smell.
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