The Best Loot for Warcraft Addicts

By Tom Pritchard on at

Tomorrow is a day that many a Warcraft fan has been looking forward to for years (or not, if you've seem some of the more scathing reviews). After many moons in development hell, Warcraft is getting a film adaptation in the form of Warcraft: The Beginning. To commemorate that occasion, we're going to look at some of the best Warcraft themed loot you can get your hands on.

World of Warcraft, £10/£11

The Warcraft games have had a huge impact on gaming, but the originals don't have quite as much on the MMO World of Warcraft. If you haven't played yet, now is probably a great place to start. There's certainly enough gameplay content to keep you going for a long, long time, too. The base game includes every single expansion pack released up to this point (including Warlords of Draenor, as of last week). You can try the game for free up to level 20, but after that you'll need to cough up the money for the game and a subscription (£8.69 per month). [Buy it on disc hereBuy it digitally here]

World of Warcraft: Legion, £28/£35

The base World of Warcraft game does not include the upcoming Legion expansion pack, so if you want it you're going to have to buy it separately. The game seems to be focussing on the ancient roots of Azeroth, and includes an instant boost to Level 100 - just in case you can't be bothered with any of the other stuff. [Pre-order it on disc herePre-purchase it digitally here]

Warcraft 3 Battle Chest, £25

The older Warcraft games might be getting on a bit, but Warcraft 3 has a reputation for being one of the best single-player RTS games out there. Blizzard even released a patch for the game earlier this year, and many rumours have popped up claiming Blizzard would remake it. So grab yourself a copy, and get this battle chest. It has the base game, The Frozen Throne expansion, and strategy games for both games. [Buy it here]

Alliance/Horde Battle Flag, £10 each

Show your alliance for two of Warcraft's major factions by decorating your wall with one of these battle flags. Each one is 96 x 64 cm, and would be perfect for sprucing up a dreary bit of wallspace in one of your rooms. [Buy Alliance Flag here | Buy Horde Flag here]

The Art of World of Warcraft, £27

With such an expansive world, you can be sure that a lot of damn fine artwork was created to help bring the World of Warcraft to life. This book features a range of concept art and drawings, with pieces from launch all the way up to last year's Warlord of Draenor. It's also full of interviews with the developers about how the game actually came to be. A must for any fan. [Buy it here]

Warcraft: Durotan (Movie Prequel Novel), £6

The lore of Warcraft is petty extensive, and there's more to it than the games you play. The same goes for the movie, and before they head to the cinema Warcraft fanatics might want to take a peak at what's to come. It follow Durotan, main character in the film and chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan, as he mulls the decision to either remain in the increasingly harsh orc homeland Draenor, or lead his people to a new land where they can flourish. [Buy it here]

There's also Bonds of Brotherhood, a comic featuring a number of human characters in their youth, decades before the film. [Pre-order it here]

World of Warcraft Chronicle: Volume 1

A companion to the history and lore of the Warcraft universe, focussing on the eras of myths and legend long before any of the games. This book reveals the birth of the Warcraft universe, the rise of ancient empires, and other secrets that have yet to be revealed elsewhere. [Buy it here]

Hearthstone

For those of you who don't know, Hearthstone is Blizzard's card game set in the world of Warcraft. It's free to play, though will need to pay actual money to add cards to your deck. Everything is linked up to your Battle.net account, too, so you can switch between devices without hassle. Hearthstone is available on PC, Mac, Android, and iOS. [Download here]

Official Cookbook

Coming soon is the official recipe book for the Warcraft universe, filled with all sorts of delicious recipes from the games that you can make for yourself at home. This will be ideal for an alternative Christmas feast for all the family. Sadly you will have to wait until October for it to be released. [Pre-order it here]

World of Warcraft World Map

After ten years of expansion, there's a lot of landmass in World of Warcraft, and some of you might want to get yourself a physical copy. Whether it's for reference purposes, or just to display on the wall, this one is ideal since it features all the game's geographical locations. [Buy it here]

Doomhammer Replica, £25

Ogrim Doomhammer plays an important role in the games and lore of the Warcraft series, and is set to appear in the film. So why not buy yourself a toy version of his hammer so you can beat the living hell out of people in real life? Or don't do that, because I'm not claiming responsibility for the consequences. Still, it's a great piece of kit for any fan of the series, even if it's a replica of the movie version - which looks slightly different from the Doomhammer that appears in-game. [Buy it here]