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API UnitFactionGroup

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Get the name of the faction (Horde/Alliance) a unit belongs to.

englishFaction, localizedFaction = UnitFactionGroup("unit")


String (unitId) - unit you want to get the faction for.


String - Unit's faction name in English, i.e. "Alliance", "Horde", "Neutral" or nil.
String - Unit's faction name in the client's locale or nil.


  • The functon returns correct results after the PLAYER_ENTERING_WORLD event.
  • Note that for NPCs, the function will only return Alliance/Horde for factions closely allied with either side. Goblins, for instance, return nil,nil.
  • Pandaren player characters on the Wandering Isle return "Neutral", "".