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A soldier is an individual who serves as part of the armed forces of a race, nation, or organization. Soldiers serve across Azeroth, Outland, and alternate Draenor. They are the key of any war effort, and their actions can change the course and outcome of a conflict.

According to Drek'Thar, the learned soldier is the soldier that leans on the shoulder of experience.[1]



Kingdom of Stormwind[]

In the Kingdom of Stormwind, a soldier is a unit in the Stormwind Army that can hold several different ranks, like private,[3] footman or guard.[4] They serve under captains, corporals, colonels, lieutenants, marshals, commanders or higher ranks in the Army or its branches.

Theramore Guard[]

In the RPG[]

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

The soldier is like a warrior, but with less training and natural talent. Their main task is fighting, or at least being able to fight if the need arises. The soldier swings weapons but does so with less panache, skill, and personality than a warrior. Though called soldiers, they are not necessarily part of military organizations.[9]



  1. ^ Inv misc book 07 [Peeling the Onion]
  2. ^ Soldier of the Alliance
  3. ^ Private Molsen describes himself as a soldier
  4. ^ The latter two might be editorial mistakes, but most Stormwind NPCs with "Guard" in their name is described as soldiers on their pages and categorized as footmen on this wiki.
  5. ^ A [30-35] Welcome to Highbank!
  6. ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, pg. 70
  7. ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, pg. 71
  8. ^ a b Beyond the Dark Portal, pg. 72
  9. ^ World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, pg. 367