Gnome (playable)

Core races
Allied races
This article is about the playable race. For the gnome lore, see Gnome. For the in-game faction, see Gnomeregan (faction).
Alliance 15.pngGnomes
Gnome heritage armor.jpg
Character classes

WoW Icon update.png Mage, Rogue, Warlock, Warrior
Wrath-Logo-Small.png Death knight
Mists-Logo-Small.png Monk

Legion-Logo-Small.png Hunter
Main language Gnomish
Secondary language Common
Starting zone WoW Icon update.png Coldridge Valley, Dun Morogh
Cata-Logo-Small.png Gnomeregan & Chill Breeze Valley, Dun Morogh
Exile's Reach
Racial leader IconSmall Mekkatorque.gif Gelbin Mekkatorque
Capital New Tinkertown
Gnomeregan (claimed)
Racial mount IconSmall Mechanostrider.gif Mechanostrider

The gnomes of Gnomeregan are one of the playable Alliance races in World of Warcraft. A brilliant race of inventors, the gnomes have enjoyed a friendship with their dwarven cousins for generations, with who they shared the subterranean spaces of Khaz Modan. However, their kingdom was lost to invasion and betrayal, and in recent years gnomes have lived in the halls of their allies. Prior to Cataclysm, the gnomes started their lives in Coldridge Valley, an area of Dun Morogh closed off by mountains. Currently, the gnomes instead start their adventures inside of their destroyed city, struggling to survive in a remade world.

The gnomes do not currently have a capital city, although they dream of the day that their beloved Gnomeregan will be fully reclaimed, and New Tinkertown serves as a main base to do just that. They ride Mechanostrider mounts and speak Gnomish as their main language, with Common as a secondary tongue.



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