For lore about peasants, see Peasant.
Race Human
Hit Points 40
Armor 0
2 (1 upgrade)
4 (all upgrades)
Basic Damage N/A
Piercing Damage N/A
Range N/A
Speed 8
7 (if carrying goods)
Sight 2
Decay Rate N/A
Production Related
Gold 400 Gold
Lumber 0 Lumber
Produced at Town Hall
Build time 750
Unlocked in Regent
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This article contains lore or information taken from Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and/or its manual.

Peasants are the people of the Kingdom of Azeroth. Being of sturdy and hardworking stock, they will harvest the forests for necessary woods, or mine for gold in the hillsides as needed. Often times they gather in the Town Hall, and there is always a large supply of them willing to assist in your fight against the Orcs. They are also skilled craftsmen, able to construct any type of building you could desire. They are unskilled in the ways of war, however, and will flee when engaged by the enemy, often ignoring a safer route for a faster one.[1]


Peasants are the basic workhorse of any army. While they can't attack enemies, they can harvest gold and lumber or build and repair buildings. They are quite weak and vulnerable, and must be protected at all cost. If under attack, the Peasant will keep fleeing from the danger until he meets an obstructive object, in which case he will get stuck and wait to die. Always make sure that the Peasants have a safe pathway between the Gold Mine/forest and the Town Hall. Also, make sure that the Roads to the Town Hall are wide enough for multiple Peasants to pass through, otherwise an incoming Peasant will bump into an outgoing Peasant and both of them will get stuck while also blocking the Road.


Upgrade Shield Strength
Increases the armor of all your units and buildings by 2

A Peasant as seen in the Warcraft: Orcs & Humans Manual.

Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
750 WC1Gold.gif Blacksmith 120
Upgrade Shield Strength
Further increases the armor of all your units and buildings by 2
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
1500 WC1Gold.gif Blacksmith 120



See also


  1. ^ Warcraft: Orcs & Humans manual, Azeroth Army of the First War, Peasant
  2. ^ Patrick Wyatt 2012-07-05. The making of Warcraft part 1.​ “Stu is quite memorable as a voice actor in the role of Human [...] Peasant, where his rendition of a downtrodden brute-laborer was comedic genius.”