A faction is a group of allies, either racial or ideological. Most in-game factions are described in Warcraft lore, but some were specifically introduced in World of Warcraft. The concept of a faction exists primarily in World of Warcraft. The use of factions in other Warcraft games is more for general grouping purposes and not quantitatively tracked like World of Warcraft.

Most factions are tracked in World of Warcraft by the reputation that a player character has with each faction. Some groups that are not tracked as factions appear in the organization list.


Faction map through Wrath Wrath of the Lich King

World of Warcraft (Classic)

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Argent Dawn Neutral 15 (related to Naxxramas, Stratholme & Scholomance)
Bloodsail Buccaneers Neutral 15 (enemies of Booty Bay)
Brood of Nozdormu Neutral 15 (related to Ahn'Qiraj)
Cenarion Circle Neutral 15 (related to Ahn'Qiraj)
Darkmoon Faire Neutral 15
Gelkis clan Neutral 15 (enemies of Magram clan)
Hydraxian Waterlords Neutral 15 (related to Molten Core)
Magram clan Neutral 15 (enemies of Gelkis clan)
Ravenholdt Neutral 15 (related to Rogues)
Shen'dralar Neutral 15 (related to Dire Maul)
Syndicate Neutral 15
Thorium Brotherhood Neutral 15 (related to Molten Core)
Timbermaw Hold Neutral 15
Zandalar Tribe Neutral 15 (related to Zul'Gurub)


Horde Horde 15 races

Senjin 15 Darkspear Trolls (related to Trolls)
Orgrimmar 15 Orgrimmar (related to Orcs)
Thunder Bluff 15 Thunder Bluff (related to Tauren)
Undercity 15 Undercity (related to Forsaken)

Alliance Alliance 15 races

Darnassus 15 Darnassus (related to Night elves)
Gnomeregan 15 Gnomeregan Exiles (related to Gnomes)
Ironforge 15 Ironforge (related to Dwarves)
Stormwind 15 Stormwind (related to Humans)
Wintersaber Trainers (related to night elves and Winterspring)

Horde/Alliance Forces

Horde Forces Horde 15

The Defilers (related to Arathi Basin)
Frostwolf Clan (related to Alterac Valley)
Warsong Outriders (related to Warsong Gulch)

Alliance Forces Alliance 15

The League of Arathor (related to Arathi Basin)
Silverwing Sentinels (related to Warsong Gulch)
Stormpike Guard (related to Alterac Valley)

Steamwheedle Cartel Neutral 15

Booty Bay


Syndicate (enemies of Ravenholdt)
Wintersaber Trainers Alliance 15 (related to Winterspring)

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