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Best WoW Race Comparison Chart by MamaELM Best WoW Race Comparison Chart by MamaELM

This has more views than my actual page.
If you like this, please please check out my gallery.

Guys, in the future I'll be re-doing this to be even better, and I'll take into account all your complaints about this one. If you have any comments/questions on this, please comment below and I'll take it into account when I remake it, and credit you. :)

First Big Update
:bulletgreen:Added the Pandaren Race
(With the new race models coming out in mists. They will be added along side their former models as a different color. The old model's scaling will not be discarded.)

Things People Want Me To Change
Change FemNelf text eyecolor to silver, and MaleNelf text eyecolor to yellow for Alexavis
Further tweaking on MaleTroll's full height for LucyKilledPaul
Further research on draenei heights in reference to this. And change leg names for Tauren and Draenei to 'Artiodactyls' thanks to iAlly

Added upright male Troll thanks to maskurade
Added upright male Orc thanks to Desheria
Added upright male Undead.
Added upright male Tauren.
Changed male Nelf's eye color to yellow for Zxyfrin
Changed # of fingers for Draenei for Nuhm
Researched male Draenei height for NIELSPETERDEJONG and yaotl
Reworded 'double joint knees' to 'Digitigrade Legs' for Shalinka
Added Pandaren
Researched female worgen height for lucksaint
Changed my site link from to

I am not calling it the "Best" because I'm being cocky. But seriously, Google 'WoW Race Height Comparison' and you'll see what I mean.

So. I set out to make my own. Which in my opinion, is the best out there now. Hopefully others who need a reference like this will find it instead of getting frustrated like I did.

>>Work Stats<<

10+ Hours
Over 300 Screenshots
World Of Warcraft

Steps Used to get accurate heights.
Based on the fact that Human Males are 6 feet tall. Source:: Page 174 of "World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game"

1. Character Creation Screenshots edited into silhouettes
2. Screenshot front and side view of each race and gender next to 3 different characters for sizing reference.
3. Sorted through 200+ screenshots, getting correct angle, naming, deleting, overlaying and resizing.
(This eliminated the character creation screen scaling 'errors', such as the Male Troll only reaching the Male Tauren's waistband.)
4. Combined into around 30 screenshots.
5. Hours of overlaying, scaling and tweaking.
6. Final silhouettes created.
7. Details added.
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DreamingNomad Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
excellent work, love the whole comparison of characters/races
CreativeCorpse Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
trolls tusks are on bottom jaw not top
as seen here:…
MamaELM Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thats the new model. The old model had the tusks on the top.
Haladrin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The female Pandaren seems awfully short. Having played a female Pandaren in SMC...she feels taller than a blood elf male.
MamaELM Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your input! If I ever get the chance to update this, all suggestions will be addressed :)
Blessedblade Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I was wondering if additions for Giant Growth effects could be made - mainly notes pertaining to them. The effect is listed as being a 30% increase. For example I deduced the human male as being 7'8" when buffed.
MamaELM Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thats a good idea, but I don't think it is practical to add it. Once I get around to updating this, I'll see what my resources can do for such an idea. :)
Firesighn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
This has been one of THE MOST helpful things I have found in my researching of WoW races, but I'd like to ask one thing (if it's okay!) people often forget that jungle trolls (which the Darkspear are) are actually covered in a soft, downy fur, which gives them their color. WoWwiki for reference: If you don't mind adding that to the trolls, I would be very grateful, but it's okay if you don't! I know you must be busy and get lots of requests.
MamaELM Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awesome suggestion! I'll definitely add it to the list of fixes for when I update this! I'm glad its helpful!
r-a-m Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Awesomly done!!
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