Cleric of Northshire.

Clerics (or clerists, and also known as monks)[1] are holy men and women that can be found all over Azeroth. Their spiritual leadership keeps both the communities and the troops of their people focused upon their mission. Their ability to channel the spirit of their religion through their bodies makes them truly wondrous, and stories of their ability to heal the sick and injured, as well as being able to affect the perceptions of others, are miraculous in nature.[2]

Clerics of Northshire

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Main article: Cleric (Warcraft I)

The Human Cleric chess piece in World of Warcraft.

Perhaps the most famous clerics are the Clerics of Northshire that existed during the First War. The transgressions against humanity by the orcs forced them to devise ways to defend themselves, but their true path remained the healing of men's souls.[3]

Some of the clerics were warrior priests,[4] but many were merely healers,[5] and they suffered great losses during the war, which is why the Knights of the Silver Hand were created in the first place - to defend the people as well as heal them.[6]

Cleric spells included healing, far seeing, [Invisibility], and holy lance.

Dark clerics

The Forsaken have dark clerics which like most Forsaken have turned their abilities towards the Forgotten Shadow. Dark clerics are likely equivalent to the dark priests, which are like archbishops ruling over wide territories of the cult of the Forgotten Shadow.[7]

Notable clerics


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