Half-breed (or halfbreed and cross-breeds) 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. 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.
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-high elf
- Dwarf of Bronzebeard and Dark Iron heritage
- Alodi, the first Guardian of Tirisfal.
- Arator Windrunner, son of Alleria Windrunner and Turalyon.
- Giramar and Galadin, twin sons of Rhonin and Vereesa Windrunner.
- Garona Halforcen, legendary assassin.
- Lantresor of the Blade, a blademaster of the Burning Blade clan.
- Half-ogre, half-orc
- The mok'nathal, a clan of orc and ogre hybrids.
- Dagran Thaurissan II, son and heir of Dagran Thaurissan of the Dark Iron clan and Moira Bronzebeard of the Bronzebeard clan.
- Kalecgos often takes the form of a half-elf named Kalec.
- Med'an, son of Garona and Medivh, making him half-human, quarter-draenei, and quarter-orc.
- , who is described as half bird, half elemental.
- Lelior, whose mother was jokingly called a "half-troll" by Ciarin.
- Orhan Ogreblade, speculated to be a mok'nathal.
In the RPG
- Half-ogre mage
- Half-night elf
- Half-blood elf
- Half-human half-ogre
- Ogre half-breeds, different than the full-blooded ogre race
- ^ Lantresor of the Blade#Lantresor's story in his own words
- ^ : Azuka Bladefury yells: (to Lantresor) You remain a half-breed...
- ^ Said by the Stonemaul ogres in Old Hatreds
- ^ Warcraft Interview with Jesse Cox and Dave Kosak “We don't have that many cross-breeds in the universe."
- ^ "The Founding of Durotar: To Tame a Land", Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment.
- ^ Dave Kosak on Twitter
- ^ - Ambassador Slaghammer says: That halfbreed runt will never be my emperor!
- ^ Alliance Player's Guide, pg. 34, 36, 132.
- ^ Manual of Monsters, pg. 195