Dwarves are stout, down to earth humanoids found in the Eastern Kingdoms. Hearty folk, the dwarves can be relied upon for both their humour and their grim determination in the face of formidable challenges. Staunch allies of the humans, and core members of the Alliance, dwarves are also known for their ready laughter and almost incomparable fondness for ale, as well as their aptitude for blacksmithing and guns. In Hearthstone, dwarves are known for bringing damage-dealing and destroy effects, taking the fight to the enemy one way or another.
For Dark Iron dwarves, see Dark Iron dwarf art.
- Dwarves are short and stout creatures mostly inhabiting Khaz Modan in the Eastern Kingdoms. They are shorter than humans but taller than gnomes, taking advantage of their size when possible and relying on their robustness and strength when not. The average dwarf is steady, observant and composed both during work and combat, yet able to rage with fierce zeal and persistence when the situation calls for it. While a dwarf prefers to plan forward to overcome challenges, many of them easily lose their temperament and self-restraint when exposed to conditions stirring their feelings and concerns.
- In past ages, the dwarves rarely left the safety of their mountain fortresses, spending their time on refining metal and stone into powerful weapons and beautiful jewelry. However, when the call to battle sounded, they rose up to defend their friends and allies with unmatched courage and valor.
The dwarves make their home in Ironforge in the Eastern Kingdoms. Carved into the snowy mountainside of Khaz Modan, the great city is a wonder of engineering, centred around the Great Forge itself, within which the was forged. A bustling, intricate and awe-inspiring city, the dwarves share Ironforge with the gnomes, whom they took in following their exodus from the trogg invasion of Gnomeregan many years ago.
Dwarves are natural innkeepers, fans of cozy nooks and roaring fires, and always ready to encourage a friend to another (and another) pint. It is therefore little wonder that the Innkeeper himself is a dwarf.