working class orc

July 24, 2009

Thanks to blog reader Grant, who asked for a report on races and professions. And voilà

The numbers are percentages of the total race counts for toons that have at least one profession. So, to take the first number, 4.9% of all Blood Elves who have at least one profession have Alchemy as one of those professions.

Alchemy Blacksmithing Enchanting Engineering Herbalism
Blood Elf 4.9 5.9 11.2 7.9 10.8
Draenei 6 5.4 6.2 6.4 12.3
Dwarf 4.1 10.7 5.7 13.7 8.2
Gnome 5.5 3.3 10.4 20.9 10.1
Human 6.8 10.3 11.6 7.5 12.1
Night Elf 9.1 3.7 6.9 8 15.4
Orc 5.1 9.2 5.4 11.8 10.3
Tauren 9 6.4 4.8 5.7 16.8
Troll 7.7 3.5 7.5 11.3 13.2
Undead 7.9 3.8 13 10.6 13.6


Inscription Jewelcrafting Leatherworking Mining Skinning Tailoring
Blood Elf 4 8.2 4.7 23.1 10.8 8.6
Draenei 4.1 14 4.6 26.4 9.9 4.8
Dwarf 2.3 2.6 7.2 28.4 13.2 3.8
Gnome 3 2.7 2.3 22.7 7 12
Human 3.7 3.4 2.9 21.8 8.4 11.4
Night Elf 3.2 2.6 13.3 14.7 19.5 3.6
Orc 3 3.8 7.6 26.8 14.3 2.8
Tauren 3.7 3.3 12.6 17.7 18.8 1.2
Troll 3.1 3.1 9.3 19.1 15.6 6.5
Undead 3.3 3.6 3.7 17.1 9.2 14.2

Race, class and profession aren’t independent variables – class influence profession because of the different types of gear that can be worn, and race influences class because not every race can take up every class. Differences in playstyle (for example selecting a race for PvP) come into it as well. But there is more variation there than I was expecting, and I’m not sure I understand everything in those tables.

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2 Responses to “working class orc”

  1. Armagon Says:

    That’s very interesting data, thanks.

    I’m especially impressed by the Gnome Engineering numbers.

  2. zardoz Says:

    There’s a bit of fun in looking at those numbers and seeing the patterns that emerge:
    blacksmithing dwarf and human warriors, leather-wearing nelf rogues, undead warlocks tailoring up their shadoweavy stuff…


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