Orc druids? Now that's a refreshing thought! ^^Maybe if the Orcs didn't piss all over Cenarius they'd have a chance.
Blood elf druids please, been wanting to go horde for years but the druid choices for horde are atrocious.
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Undead forms would look cool but even Troll & Worgen were a stretch. No more druid races are needed, least of all Blood Elf, dear god that would be a nightmare. All other current race/class combos are fine really.
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This would really mean WoD would be adding a thing that isn't a garrison, which doesn't appear to be in the cards.
I do have an issue with the bear becoming a bear, though- and the fact that the Pandaren don't have any druids, it's just not their thing.
those gnome pictures are awsome thank you
i do think humans can be druids, worgen can be druids, so why cant a human live close to nature
i could see blood elf who wish they where born as night elfs also
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So they're unlikely to add druids mostly because all Pandaren start on the Wandering Isle - where it would make no sense whatsoever for a druid trainer to be there aside from the visitors at the very end of the questline.
Blood Elves and Humans would make more sense.
Humans because apparently Druidism did at least exist among Gilneans, if a rudimentary form of it. No reason to think the Night Elves couldn't guide other humans into rediscovering the old ways.
Blood Elves already have a very nature-centric culture that was largely silenced by Kael'thas and the Magisters. But now that Kael is gone and they're recovering, that could come back with the aid of the Tauren. Do the quests in the burning grove in Eversong for an example of those remnants.
So the forms would be what? Cat's easy, with a red lynx for the elves and a golden lion for humans, but having a harder time figuring out bear form.
Humans and Blood Elves at least have been exposed to Druidism longer than any of the non-Druid races in addition to having the advantage of not killing the Demi-God that the original Druids learned from.
I think that a Pandaren druid would be highly viable and reasonable. Pandaren as a race are highly in tune with nature, an align themselves with its processes and harmony. I guess it's a poor example, but the outstanding farming skills in halhill can be a attest in some way to their understaning of nature - sure that is "controlling" nature rather than "being at one" with it, but that combined with the pandaren's abilities to harness and control their inner peace and nature makes it quite likely they'd be able to become druids. Furthermore, powerful pandaren are capable of turning themselves into trees upon death or something... as witnessed on the wandering isle. Furthermore, it wouldn't be too farfetched that the August Celestials are well aware of how a form of druidism works, and come together with Cenarius to find a method of teaching them suitable to their own culture in order to "heal the vale".
In terms of their roots. Pandaren share a common ancestor with the Furbolg, a race naturally allied with the druidic ways in its uncorrupted form, so I don't see it too far gone that a night elf would show up on the Wandering Isle and begin to teach the ways of druidism to them. For forms I would imagine:
Bear: Either uniquely capable of using their "Caster form" or a modified version of it to "Bear". That or taking inspiration from Niuzao to take on the form of the Sturdy Ox.
Cat: A tiger form, reminiscent of Xuen in terms of teachings.
Boomkin: There are two options here: Boomkin, or the essence of Yu'lon. I'm not entirely sure what type of form this would be, but I feel it would be green, and something serpenty as the teachings of Yu'lon very much echo the essence of "Boomkin" (despite boomkins not being a thing in lore)..
Resto: Would be Chi'ji, however I'm not sure how this would appear visually.
Alternatively, I believe Blood Elves are a very viable source of another druidic race. There have already been elven druids in the past and the remnants of that druid-esque type of culture can be seen in the blood elf starting zone. The blood elves have great need of druidic ability now they have been liberated from Kael'thas, and to heal the pain of the Dead Scar. I could see Tauren assisting the rangers to refind their ways.
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