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Orc is one of four playable races in Warcraft 3.

The Orcs, who once cultivated a quiet Shamanistic society upon the world of Draenor, were corrupted by the chaos magics of the Burning Legion and formed into a voracious, unstoppable Horde. Lured to the world of Azeroth through a dimensional gateway, the Horde was manipulated into waging war against the human nations of Azeroth and Lordaeron. Hoping that the Horde would conquer the mortal armies of Azeroth, the Burning Legion made ready for its final invasion of the unsuspecting world. Now, under the visionary leadership of Thrall, the Orcs have stripped themselves of their demonic influences and stand ready to combat the vile Legion with courage and honor. Using the ancient, Shamanistic magics of their rediscovered culture, the powerful warriors of the Horde will stop at nothing to ensure that they're never used as pawns again.


  • The buildings of the Orcish Horde can be outfitted with spikes that damage all enemy melee units that attack them.
  • Certain Orc units can be upgraded to salvage gold and lumber when attacking enemy buildings.
  • The Orcish food supply building is the Orc Burrow; however, it also doubles as a defensive structure. When garrisoned with Peons, it can provide defense against land and air units in the form of a ranged attack.
  • The Orc Raiders are very good for destroying buildings.




Role Building
Main Building Great Hall
Food Supply Orc Burrow
Altar Altar of Storms
Shop Voodoo Lounge
Lumber Return & Upgrades War Mill
Tower Watch Tower
Tier 1 Production Barracks
Tier 2 Production Spirit Lodge
Tier 2 Production Beastiary
Tier 3 Production Tauren Totem