Half-breed[1][2][3] (or halfbreed[4] and cross-breeds[5]) is a term denoting rare mixed heritage. Half-breed does not denote percentage of one's heritage, but rather refers to one's mixed-heritage, see Half-.


Half-breeds are any species or individual biologically related to at least two separate species. The term half-breed was used by orcs and ogres to refer to Rexxar in the Third War.[6] Half-orcs, Half-ogres, half-elves, and half-draenei are the most known examples of half-breeds. Rexxar and Med'an are examples of half-breeds.

Half-breeds are occasionally treated as hybrid races, though the reverse may not always true.[citation needed] 

While some custom character models may be created for especially notable half-breeds, they are typically represented in World of Warcraft by existing models.

Half-races are so rare in the Warcraft universe that Blizzard don't really have any established lore about their potential longevities.[7]



Half-elf, half-human
Half-draenei, half-orc
Half-ogre, half-orc

In the RPG

Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

Half-breeds[9] are also known as crossbreeds.[10]


See also


  1. ^ Lantresor of the Blade#Lantresor's story in his own words
  2. ^ B [35-40] Challenge of the Masters: Azuka Bladefury yells: (to Lantresor) You remain a half-breed...
  3. ^ H [20-30] Reunion
  4. ^ Said by the Stonemaul ogres in Old Hatreds
  5. ^ Warcraft Interview with Jesse Cox and Dave Kosak “We don't have that many cross-breeds in the universe."
  6. ^ "The Founding of Durotar: To Tame a Land", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment.
  7. ^ Dave Kosak on Twitter
  8. ^ A [1-30] Seize the Ambassador - Ambassador Slaghammer says: That halfbreed runt will never be my emperor!
  9. ^ Alliance Player's Guide, pg. 34, 36, 132.
  10. ^ Manual of Monsters, pg. 195