A question about raising undead

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Why is it that only elves and humans can be raised as undead and not other races? (Apart from death knights)
Necromancy skill basically. The Val'kyr in Sylvanas' employ were originally designed to raise Vrykul and by extension can raise humans. Apparently over time Sylvanas' mastery of the process has grown and now they can raise elves too. The Lich King for example can raise whatever he wants.
Any race can be raised. It's just humans and elves are the races that get affected the most by the necromancers.

On Draenor, most undead we saw were undead orcs. On Zandalar, most undead we see are trolls. Zul'drak is full of undead trolls as well.

It's just all about location. Forsaken are freed undead of Lordaeron and Quel'thalas, so most are undead humans and elves.

If the plague of undeath spread in Khaz Modan instead of Lordaeron, we'd see a lot more undead dwarves than undead humans,
Any mortal flesh and blood race can be raised using necromancy.

At the BfL Sylvannas raises skeletons from all fallen troops. We can see Orc, Tauren, gnome, and Dwarf skeletons out there
11/15/2018 02:54 AMPosted by Sigmar
Any mortal flesh and blood race can be raised using necromancy.

At the BfL Sylvannas raises skeletons from all fallen troops. We can see Orc, Tauren, gnome, and Dwarf skeletons out there


Isn't skeleton raising like kids stuff in terms of necromancy magic? It doesn't take much to animate a bunch of bones. Hell non necromancers can do it.
It’s like the “my first blasphemy” of dark magic, yeah.

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