There are several kinds of dwarves in the game. Riflemen are basic ranged units. Mortar teams offer more fire power and more range. Mountain kings are heroic warriors who rank very high within the dwarven hierarchy. Dwarves are able to buildgyrocopters (flying machines) and steam tanks (siege engines), which are piloted by skilled dwarves.
Dwarf Campaign specific units
In the Dwarf Campaign, the dwarves also learn to manufacture golems:
- Quick Battle Golems
- Sturdy Guardian Golems
- Mighty Assault golems.
The stoic Dwarves of Ironforge are an ancient race of robust humanoids who live beneath the snow-capped mountains of Khaz Modan. The Dwarves have always been fast allies to the Humans and they revel in the prospects of battle and storytelling alike.
In past ages, the Dwarves rarely left the safety of their mountain fortresses. However, when the call to battle sounded they rose up to defend their friends and allies with unmatched courage and valor.
Due to a recent discovery that uncovered fragments of their ancient origins, the Dwarves have undergone a remarkable transformation. The discovery convinced the Dwarves that the mighty Titans created them from stone when the world was young. They feel that their destiny is now to search the world for more signs and proof of their enchanted heritage and to rediscover the Titans' hidden legacies.
To this end, the Dwarves have sent out archaeological teams to all ends of the world in the hopes of discovering new insights into their shrouded past. These journeys have led to Dwarven excavation sites all over the known world, some of which serve as outposts and some of which serve as potential hunting grounds for the enemies of the Dwarven race.
The Dwarves were stout allies of the Humans during the Second War, joining the Alliance of Lordaeron after their homeland of Khaz Modan was invaded. Holed deep in their mountainside city-fortress of Ironforge, the Dwarves have managed to weather both the Horde invasion and the plague. Still, they are long-lived, slow and careful folk, and children are a rare blessing to them. The Dwarves of Ironforge number a mere 60,000.