Peasants are the laborers, workers and lumberjacks of the Alliance and the human nations. Their work is of the greatest importance to fuel the human armies and this is why the importance of the peasants is recognized in the holiday Peon Day.
This section concerns content related to Warcraft: Orcs & Humans.
- Main article: Peasant (Warcraft I)
These were the people of the Kingdom of Azeroth. Being of sturdy and hardworking stock, they harvested the forests for necessary woods, or mined for gold in the hillsides as needed. Often times they gathered in the Town Hall, and there was always a large supply of them willing to assist in the fight against the Orcs. They were also skilled craftsmen, able to construct any type of building one could desire. They were unskilled in the ways of war, however, and would flee when engaged by the enemy, often ignoring a safer route for a faster one.
- Main article: Peasant (Warcraft II)
Peasants were trained from the hard-working and stout-hearted citizens that lived in the numerous kingdoms of Lordaeron. By mining gold and harvesting lumber to meet the ever-increasing needs of the fighting force which had to push back the unrelenting Horde, they were the backbone of the Alliance. Trained not only in the construction and maintenance of the myriad buildings found in every community, but also those necessary to wage war, they took great pride in the invaluable service they provided. Roused by tales of the orcish atrocities in Stormwind, these peasants had learned to use both pick and axe for their own defense if threatened.
- Main article: Peasant (Warcraft III)
Peasants are trained from the hard-working and stout-hearted citizens that live in the numerous kingdoms of Lordaeron. By mining Gold and harvesting Lumber to meet the ever-increasing needs of the fighting force which must push back the unrelenting Horde, they are the backbone of the Alliance. Trained not only in the construction and maintenance of the myriad buildings found in every community, but also those necessary to wage war, they take great pride in the invaluable service they provide. Roused by the tales of the Orcish atrocities in Azeroth, these Peasants have learned to use both pick and axe for their own defenses if threatened.
In the RPG
The man standing before you is clearly a peasant, dressed in nothing more than dirty, torn shirt and ragged pants. He wears black boots and his head is bare, though he does have a threadbare cloak to ward off the night chill. He carries a mining pick over one shoulder and a burlap sack over the other.
No matter how loudly a knight might boast of his deeds, the truth is that no army could survive, much less win, without peasants. These lowly men, armed with little more than staves and clubs or picks and axes, and often completely unarmored, are the force that allows an army to function. Peasants have no desire to fight, and only attack when forced or when terrified. In battle they forget all discipline and simply charge, waving their picks and shouting incoherently.
World of Warcraft
Peasants can still be seen working in many human settlements all over Azeroth, Outland and Draenor. Most of them have a unique model, more reminiscent of their equivalent in Warcraft III than of other humans in World of Warcraft, but this tend to not be true anymore as since the Player character revamp new peasants are now using a normal human model. Most peasants still have the same soundset and quotes as in Warcraft III though, and that is usually true even for new peasants with a normal human model.
- Shelly Hamby - Lunarfall
- Jarrod Hamby - Lunarfall
- Dalgron Tallbeard - Lunarfall
- Randal Pine - Lunarfall
- Ken Loggin - Lunarfall
- Ryan Metcalf - Shadowmoon Valley
- Thomas Pieracci - Shadowmoon Valley
This section concerns content related to the original World of Warcraft.
- Northshire Peasant - Elwynn Forest
- Eastvale Peasant - Elwynn Forest
- Lumberjack - Westfall
- Defias Digger - Deadmines
- Defias Miner - Deadmines
- Defias Worker - Deadmines
- Menethil Peasant - Wetlands
- Arathi Lumberjack - Arathi Highlands
- Hillsbrad Peasant - Hillsbrad Foothills
- Plagued Peasant - Eastern Plaguelands
- Coldmine Miner - Alterac Valley
- Irondeep Miner - Alterac Valley
- Barov Peasant
- Shadowforge Peasant - Blackrock Depths
- Alliance Axeman - Azuremyst Isle
- Alliance Logger - Azuremyst Isle
- Mill Courier - Dustwallow Marsh
- Siege Worker - Dustwallow Marsh
- Peasant Worker - Hellfire Peninsula
- Honor Hold Miner - Hellfire Peninsula
- Peasant Refugee - Shattrath
- Allerian Peasant - Terokkar Forest
- Hillsbrad Peasant - Old Hillsbrad Foothills
- Tarren Mill Peasant - Old Hillsbrad Foothills
- Alliance Peasant - Battle for Mount Hyjal
- Scarlet Peasant - Plaguelands: The Scarlet Enclave
- Scarlet Miner - Plaguelands: The Scarlet Enclave
- Northsea Thug - Borean Tundra
- Valgarde Laborer - Howling Fjord
- Valgarde Yeoman - Howling Fjord
- Westguard Lumberjack - Howling Fjord
- Fordragon Peasant - Dragonblight
- Fordragon Carpenter - Dragonblight
- Fordragon Lumberjack - Dragonblight
- Fordragon Mason - Dragonblight
- Forgotten Peasant - Dragonblight
- Wintergrasp Peasant - Wintergrasp
- Argent Mason - Icecrown
- Alliance Mason - Icecrown Citadel
- Honor's Stand Peasant - Southern Barrens
- Peasant Laborer - Southern Barrens
- Risen Hillsbrad Peasant - Hillsbrad Foothills
- Marshtide Peasant - Swamp of Sorrows
- Alliance Laborer - Western Plaguelands
- Hearthglen Drudge - Western Plaguelands
- Shipwrecked Lumberjack - The Jade Forest
- Strongarm Laborer - The Jade Forest
- Thunder Hold Laborer - The Jade Forest
- Lion's Landing Peasant - Valley of the Four Winds
- Shieldwall Peasant - Krasarang Wilds
- Enlisted Cannoneer - Krasarang Wilds
- Violet Rise Peasant - Isle of Thunder
- Lunarfall Laborer - Lunarfall
- Lunarfall Woodcutter - Lunarfall
- Stormshield Peasant - Ashran
- Stormshield Miner - Ashran
- Peasant Lumberjack - Gorgrond
- Laborer - Tanaan Jungle
- Lunarfall Worker - Tanaan Jungle
Notes and trivia
- It takes the Alliance approximately fifty gold to train a miner.
- In Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, it is a rank you can achieve.